01 Jan Video: What the Heck, Episode 50: Kevin Holland, Frank Mir, Aspen Ladd, Trevin Giles and Grant Dawson
On this week’s episode of What the Heck, UFC middleweight Kevin Holland (4:32) previews his UFC Vegas 22 headliner with Derek Brunson this Saturday, discusses having an extended training camp for the first time in a while, the UFC 259 main event between Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya, why he was indifferent about how the fight played out, his thoughts on Brunson’s recent run, the upcoming main events at 185 pounds in April, and whether or not he’s still thinking about a move to 170.
UFC bantamweight Aspen Ladd (28:30) provides an update on her recovery from a torn ACL and MCL she suffered this past June, when she is targeting a return, talks Amanda Nunes’ recent submission win over Megan Anderson, Julianna Pena calling for the next title shot, feeling like a fight between her and Pena makes the most sense, if she’d be interested in shaking things up by going up to 145 to fight Nunes for the featherweight title, and what would make sense if a fight with Pena doesn’t happen.
UFC middleweight Trevin Giles (47:42) discusses his fight with Roman Dolidze this Saturday at UFC Vegas 22, when he found out originally scheduled opponent Dricus Du Plessis was forced to withdraw, thoughts on Dolidze dropping to 185 for the first time on short notice and if that concerns him on the scales, the scary moment prior to his fight with Kevin Holland and the heart issues that caused him to faint, fans saying he was scared, how he sees the fight playing out on Saturday, and more.
UFC lightweight Grant Dawson (1:11:14) previews his UFC Vegas 22 fight with Leonardo Santos in his debut at 155 pounds, why it took longer than originally anticipated to book his next fight, his reaction to head coach James Krause being away for a lot of the training camp cornering teammates, explains the only reason why he would ever go back to 145 pounds, and wanting an active 2021 campaign.
Finally, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (1:31:53) discusses his April 17 boxing match with Antonio Tarver, his thoughts on Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr., what his advice would be for Ben Askren ahead of his fight with Jake Paul, how he sees the fight with Tarver plaing out, his daughter Bella’ 2-0 start to her pro MMA career, Marvin Hagler’s passing, and more.
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