01 Jan Video: What the Heck, Episode 37: Jordan Leavitt, Walt Harris, Alex Morono and Tyson Chartier
On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck chats with UFC lightweight Jordan Leavitt (6:40) about his 22-second KO slam win over Matt Wiman at UFC Vegas 16, getting the first knockout win of his career, people having an issue with his post-finish celebration, what wasn’t shown during the commercial break, what would get him to fight before the birth of his first child, and no longer being embarrassed about being a pro fighter.
UFC welterweight Alex Morono (25:37) previews his upcoming matchup with Anthony Pettis at UFC Vegas 17 on Dec. 19, talks how he found out about the matchup, having a rough start to the year in and out of the octagon, what he learned from his UFC 247 TKO loss to Khaos Williams, and how he can not overlook Pettis in any way.
Manager and coach Tyson Chartier (46:41) discusses Rob Font and Calvin Kattar’s upcoming fights against Marlon Moraes and Max Holloway respectively, his team getting recognition in New England and beyond, his client Peter Barrett’s UFC 256 fight with Chase Hooper, Zabit Magomedsharipov potentially being passed by in the featherweight division, and more.
Finally, UFC heavyweight Walt Harris (1:15:42) talks being a part of the UFC Vegas 15 broadcast team, what he took away from the experience, which fights he nailed on the nose during his predictions, what he learned from his recent loss to Aleksandar Rakic at UFC 254, feeling like he returned to action too quickly after tragedy struck his life, and when he feels he’ll be ready to return to the octagon in 2021.
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