01 Jan Video: What the Heck, Episode 34: Ben Askren, Demetrious Johnson, Khaos Williams, Benson Henderson and Ashley Yoder
On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck chats with ONE Championship flyweight grand prix winner, and former UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson (10:42) about his fighting future, the pandemic calling off his entire 2020 campaign, the UFC 255 main event between Deiveson Figueiredo and Alex Perez, Israel Adesanya, appearing on The Apprentice: One Championship Edition, and more.
UFC welterweight Khaos Williams (29:55) recaps his incredible 30-second knockout win over Abdul Razak Alhassan in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 14, talks about the buzz that’s been generated since this past Saturday night, mean mugging his opponents, and whether or not that was the scariest knockout of his career.
Former UFC, ONE, and Bellator welterweight Ben Askren (53:28) talks about his involvement in The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, his recent hip surgery, whether or not he believes he’ll return to the cage, the Fighter of the Year and GOAT conversations, and Jake Paul continuously calling him out.
Benson Henderson (1:18:26) previews his welterweight co-main event fight with Jason Jackson at Thursday’s Bellator 253 event, discusses taking the fight on short notice, what he took away from his recent knockout loss to Michael Chandler, how he feels Chandler will do in the UFC, his willingness to show some new elements to his game, and Patricio Pitbull’s recent knockout win over Pedro Carvalho.
Finally, UFC strawweight Ashley Yoder (1:41:12) talks her unanimous decision win over Miranda Granger at UFC Vegas 14, getting back in the win column, flipping the switch in the third round to get the win, Bruce Buffer incorrectly reading off a 27-26 scorecard, and seeing teammate Jared Vanderaa earn a UFC contract on the Contender Series.
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