01 Jan Video: What the Heck: Episode 3 with Chase Hooper, Manel Kape, Gerald Meerschaert and Tyson Chartier
On this week’s episode of What the Heck, unbeaten UFC featherweight Chase Hooper (3:52) joins the show to discuss his successful UFC debut TKO win over Daniel Teymur at UFC 245, his ongoing “father-son” relationship with Ben Askren, hoping to still compete May 16 and his rise in popularity.
The newest member of the UFC’s flyweight division Manel Kape (31:27) talks his decision to sign with the UFC after capturing the RIZIN bantamweight title at RIZIN 20, why he would love to welcome Cody Garbrandt to the flyweight division and his goal of winning UFC titles in multiple weight classes.
UFC middleweight Gerald Meerscheart (53:58) recaps his third-round submission win over Deron Winn at UFC 248 last month, the timing of the fight, wanting to return as soon as possible and his fantastic saxophone skills.
Manager and head coach Tyson Chartier (1:18:20) gives the latest on his client Calvin Kattar following the postponement of UFC 249, talks the impact of the news shaking up the MMA world, where a targeted rebooking with Jeremy Stephens for May 9 currently stands, and an update on bantamweight contender Rob Font.