01 Jan Video: What the Heck, Episode 31: Gegard Mousasi, Jake Hager, Miranda Maverick, Dustin Jacoby and Johnny Campbell
On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with Bellator middleweight Gegard Mousasi (9:47) to discuss his championship main event with Douglas Lima Thursday at Bellator 250, how he’s dealt with a chaotic 2020, what a victory over Lima does for his career, Israel Adesanya’s win over Paulo Costa and the post-fight celebration that followed, a possible move to 205, and more.
UFC flyweight Miranda Maverick (26:10) recaps her first-round TKO win over Liana Jojua in her octagon debut at UFC 254, talks believing the fight was stopped too soon, where her confidence comes from, how she has laid out her professional timeline, and Valentina Shevchenko as champion.
Bellator heavyweight Jake Hager (50:00) previews his Bellator 250 matchup with Brandon Calton, discusses not having any regrets in regards to the no contest in his most revcent fight, how life has changed since signing with All Elite Wrestling, guaranteeing to AEW head honcho Tony Khan that he would be victorious, and Chris Jericho’s place in pro wrestling history.
Bantamweight Johnny Campbell (1:06:49) discusses nearly losing his ear in his most recent bout against Ary Farias at Taura MMA 10 this past Friday in Brazil, taking the fight on short notice, what happened at the weigh-ins between Campbell and his opponent, how he is doing physically, and when he thinks he can return.
Finally, UFC light heavyweight Dustin Jacoby (1:37:08) previews his UFC Vegas 12 matchup with Justin Ledet this Saturday, talks what he was doing when he got the matchup, returning to the octagon for the first time in nearly nine years, and wanting to make a statement on Halloween night.
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