01 Jan Video: What the Heck: Episode 6 with Michael Chiesa, Ryan Hall, Eryk Anders, Julia Avila and Ike Villanueva
On this week’s episode of What the Heck, UFC middleweight Eryk Anders (4:58) talks his upcoming fight with Krzysztof Jotko on May 16, trying to prepare during the COVID-19 pandemic, getting snitched on in his gym during a training session and how he plans to set the table for his teammate and friend Walt Harris.
UFC women’s bantamweight Julia Avila (23:32) discusses her recent fight with Karol Rosa getting postponed for the third time, what she’s doing to help in the fight against the coronavirus, when she hopes to return for her sophomore octagon appearance and her husband recently returning from military deployment.
No. 14 ranked UFC featherweight Ryan Hall (42:12) recaps his recent wins over B.J. Penn and Darren Elkins, talks his scheduled fight with Ricardo Lamas being postponed due to the pandemic, his hopes the fight will be rebooked with proper preparation, Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje and his soon-to-be-released Modern Half Guard course.
One of the newest members of the UFC roster, Ike Villanueva (1:19:51) pulls back the curtain on getting that long-awaited phone call to compete in the octagon, his debut fight on May 13 against Chase Sherman, the ups and downs of his career and his recent four-fight finish streak that lead to the opportunity.
No. 8 ranked UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa (1:41:52) previews some of the big storylines heading into UFC 249, discusses his recent Instagram post that made headlines, when he would feel comfortable booking his next fight, his thoughts on welterweight division’s direction up the top, the reported matchup between Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns, what he would like to see on “Fight Island” and more.