The MMA Beat: Episode 141

On this week's episode, the panel will discuss Kelvin Gastelum's rise, Vitor Belfort's last fight, Yair Rodriguez vs. Frankie Edgar and more.


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Author Michael Tha God ( ago)
Jeff buys his and his wife's clothes at walmart

Author Bradley Gale ( ago)
hows it sad that hughs got paid a qt mil a yr for nothing for a decade. Lives sad when your Uncle isn't some high up in espn or whatever please

Author Scott Caldwell ( ago)
Dude trim the beard!!! A line up wouldnt hurt as well!

Author Johnny McMillan ( ago)
Ariel "wavy wavy hands" Helwani

Author Jimmy Marlin ( ago)
Star power? People want to see an exciting fight should've been Romero vs silva

Author juxter ( ago)
Love the show but have to say this is my least favorite lineup. Need Dave Doyle and Chuck on here. Luke and Jeff always the same act. Luke goes on and on, Jeff talks meritocracy. Let's get some fresh blood on here. Ariel always does a great job.

Author MrScream305 ( ago)
Need to fix the long intro

Author Juwan Hair nandez ( ago)
WAGENhomerun! Jeff! 21:45 real talk

Author TheNokiaLumia ( ago)
Matt Hughes made over a million dollars during his career. Just because he mismanaged his money potentially, doesn't mean combat sports should be blamed, Ariel. Most people hardly make close to a million in their entite lifetime, so this isn't sad.

Author FightWaffle ( ago)
If you don't put Vitor in the HOF, don't put Hendo.

Author Donut Plains ( ago)
I love the music in the intro! best intro themesong in all of MMA podcasts

Author Psycho Unicorn ( ago)
mr liberal cuck luke saying gringo? i guess long as its bashing white people its ok huh?

Author Hohum ( ago)
wheres robin black?

Author Beiguang ( ago)
picture quality is exceptionally good

Author TheNokiaLumia ( ago)
When Luke claims something is 'complicated' it just means he is too stupid to be able to articulate the issue Ariel is asking him about.

Author JMC RSA ( ago)
Even though im subbed and notifications on I have not been receiving email notifications of new episodes for months, Weird!

Author Engr Rafeeq ( ago)

Author advocatefish d ( ago)
Good to hear some progress being made on weight cutting problems. I still think we need 165/175/195lbs divisions.

Author joetavish ( ago)
This has been an awesome show for years now. Great quality and free on the internet. Better than any the vast majority of extended sports commentary you see on the TV

Author marythemoose155 ( ago)
Jeff comes even in his sick bed...

Author The Leaping Frog ( ago)
lol hughes is gonna demolish royce...

Author CyberSub ( ago)
Wish there wasn't a time limit to the show...let them play, let them play, let them play!

Author Tj k ( ago)

Author Ben Burnside ( ago)
Ariel Helwani wishes the UFC just gives money to everybody.

Author A A ( ago)
Everyone, dislike til they get rid of the stupid I tried thing

Author Bhupender Parihar ( ago)
Negatively charged Ariel🙂

Author thedoz ( ago)
Hey Luke, Kelvin is 25. He'll be 26 in October.

Author davor615biz ( ago)
UFC could make it better if they made Bissping vs. Romero, and GSP vs. Silva, and everybody are happy!? :)
Belfort could fight Rashad in that case.

Author boogiecat55 ( ago)
its alright saying maia & romero should sit and wait but they have to earn a living. dont these guys realise that?

Author George Puscasu ( ago)
not one word about the fight network and robin black? why?

Author SkankHunt42 ( ago)
Found!!! Previously lost first minutes of 'The MMA Beat' will shock and surprise!

Please continue social media clickbait story one sentence each. Try to work off each other for continuity, lets see where this goes.

Author Uolew 666 ( ago)
Where my boy Mindenhall??

Author sasquatch bigfoot ( ago)
Vitoria couldn't even knock out my grandma lol😅😅😅😅😅

Author Valdemar Daneskjold ( ago)
Why is it i have to wait 1 minute for the video to start allways???

Author Hrnan SAL ( ago)
Dana White has his reasons behind saying that May-McG is happening. It has to be some kind of strategic move. I´m not sure what it means ultimately... But I´m pretty convinced that he´s playing for something...

Author Absolute Muppet ( ago)
could perhaps the June date have been a compromise by the UFC so that they get Conor back in the octagon before the end of the year.

Author boobsmalloy ( ago)
Jeff watches bum fights

Author Tasos Podcast ( ago)
Are the putting on make-up? WTF?

Author Evan Wallman- ( ago)

Author Michael Gidwaney ( ago)
F.Edgar vs D.Cruz does big money.

Author Adam Kelly ( ago)
the delayed start is so annoying

Author 9xxxxxxxxx ( ago)
Anybody who thinks Conor will last 12 rounds with Mayweather in a boxing ring is insane. Seriously.

Author Steven Mucciaciaro ( ago)
I agree the health consequences might be bad for two older men are fighting, a la, matt hughs vs Gracie but isn't there just of a chance of health consequences between two 0-0 amateur fights? The skill level could be must more lopsided on at least these veterans have trained most their life to avoid bad situations. (obviously harsh KO's not included)

Author Steven Mucciaciaro ( ago)
I come here to learn Luke Thomas' "Word of the week".


move with a smooth wavelike motion."her body undulated to the thumping rhythm of the music"synonyms:rise and fall, surge, swell, heave, ripple

Author canadian aussie ( ago)
miss weight its a loss you get nothing the guy who showed up wins easy

Author Cloudlop ( ago)
can we plz get rid of Jeff

Author PurpleWeasel1323 ( ago)
god dammit Luke you better make it for next eps show, it's not the same without donk donkerson

Author Justin Harrison ( ago)
Luke is the type of guy to speak a point for 5 mins and then say "in other words" and then speak the same point for 5 more mins...... u motherf@cker!

Author Dave Coughlan ( ago)
Does anyone else think this show isent the same since we cant see that girl in the back eating her food anymore..?!

Author MrHugoadame ( ago)
I think if you guys(media) had any legitimate understanding of range and timing, you'd think twice before saying Conor has no chance at beating Floyd. You have to know there is no validity in what you say since you've never competed in a combat sport. Yes, Floyd will most likely win as far as conventional wisdom goes. But in combat sports, anything can happen. Conor will not be easy for Floyd to figure out as he is awkward and has excellent understanding of range and timing. Conor also is a national youth boxing champion, which means he has boxing fundamentals and will be able to reapply them in a boxing match. You can see it when he fights in the octagon, glimpses of it at least.

Author Jon Mattingly ( ago)
Is this the luke thomas show? He takes up 3/4 of the show it seems.

Author John Beahm ( ago)
You fooking clowns think people boo because of grappling and do not understand righteous libtards..

Author opkill6 ( ago)

Author Chris Chater ( ago)
any talk of UFC london?

Author Rishi Raval ( ago)
omg shut up luke PLEASE! my ears are bleeding

Author wei shen ( ago)
afternoon weighins?

Author knowledgeisthepower1 ( ago)
Vitor Belfort withoUt TRT is simply Vio Belfo

Author John Holmes ( ago)
do they talk about mcgregor mayweather

Author nilanniruthan ( ago)
So the commission has to "explain" to these guys why they would sanction the McGregor-Mayweather fight? This is why MMA was kept down for so long; because of pompous, entitled "purists" who don't get that the vast majority of fight fans are in it for the entertainment value. Just shut up and let the fight happen, don't watch it if you don't like it.

Author Motherfu ckerjones ( ago)
haha kail muscle! love your references Luke

Author EASTSIDERIDER707 ( ago)
CM Punk would take the Vitor Fight. He's that delusional and would draw an audience for Vitor in Rio.

Author Derek Shelby ( ago)
I got this feeling Yair is gonna do great, everyone counting him out, idk why people hate when a guy gets any push. Schaub said NoLove shouldn't be fighting Cruz or anyone at the top until a few fights but BOOM he showed, let guys get the chance, its a win win, if he loses he gets the experience of elite competition and adjust or he was always ready and elite. I think people really want Frankie to get a titles shot and this is a dangerous fight and not easy plus they have nostalgia for him and not looking at the matchup unbiased

Author TheJasonaut ( ago)
I was cranky with the show last week and said so, I figure I owe a 'Nice Show' this week since I enjoyed it Props guys, much appreciated :)

Author Curtis Turner ( ago)
why is Luke so contrarian?

Author Andrew Lowrie ( ago)
In the description it says they discuss Dilon Danis but I didn't hear it, can anyone link a time stamp?

Author neil jackson ( ago)
The dude in the orange shirt is such a deluded man for one so knowledgeable about the sport

Author zabir ali ( ago)
'Vitor vs Anderson 2'.......'masvidal vs gastelum'......'Maia vs Woodley'......'wonderboy vs magney'......whoever wins in the masvidal/gastelum fight gets the title shot, whoever loses in the masvidal/gastelum fight gets the winner of wonderboy vs magney....and for the BIG fight 'ROBBIE VS CONDIT 2' ...that's how I would have set everything up for the next couple of months

Author Vulcan ( ago)
conor is gong to knock mayweather out

Author er4se1 ( ago)
hahaha ariel "you will be there..."

Author Larry Fisher ( ago)
Who has Rodriguez beat? BJ Penn doesn't even count.- - Dana White has been planing McGregor vs Mayweather for months. That is why he made the interim title match. He knew that Conor would be out for a while pursuing the boxing match against Mayweather and the UFC would make BIG money off of that. I just find it hard to believe that a boxing commission will sanction this fight. The best boxer alive today against a man that has NEVER even stepped inside a boxing ring.

Author Larry Fisher ( ago)
It's a lot easier to find the exit door when you have a steady income. That is one reason fighters come back. The other is the rush. The rush of standing in the octagon and having 16,000 people cheering your name.

Author Archie Speake ( ago)
They have a masters tennis circuit which is quite entertaining they've still got all the skill they used to have it's just a slower game. I'm sure it'd work similarly with mma. Although I agree with Vitor on the longer rest between rounds unless you want to see dada vs kimbo 2

Author Hugh Jass ( ago)
that was a really good episode

Author bol317 ( ago)
Kali muscle LOL

Author coecovideo ( ago)
START is at 1:11

Author joe vdenne ( ago)
Show is better with three vs four guys. Like all four though. Maybe they can rotate them.

Author capcomfan82 ( ago)
Lol the TrT era. All generations of all sports had and has their Peds.

Author TfJedisuper ( ago)
vitor debuted in ufc 12, seems quite fitting to have him retire at 212

Author BoycottARIELtheZiONIST ( ago)
More than an hour, is a bit to long
But Ariel is the best in what he is doing

Author Danny ( ago)
Vitor is absolutely a HOF

Author surrealstyler88 ( ago)
If you look closely, Luke's face looks like the Wu-Tang logo

Author yesnomaybeso jones ( ago)
@01:28 debatable it is...

Author Erricckk Romero ( ago)
if there is going to be a LEGENDS league everybody has to use trt or just straight juiced up

Author c anon ( ago)
Jeff--- i erm i i think that er kelvin erm i think that that kelvin gastalum he err he does fight in in in mma.

Author Mike C ( ago)
Please get rid of those coffee cups that no one drinks from.

Author paladro ( ago)
fake bookshelf... lulz

Author Sniper 11 N.D. ( ago)
Luke Thomas is funny.

Author Oly Girl ( ago)

Author Jack Holmes ( ago)
43:28 a secret moment of bromance.

Author Don't be mad because I game on a 55 inch 4K ( ago)
I like watching this while taking a nice big fat poo

Author Ren·ais·sance man ( ago)
Luke Thomas vs Cash me Outside Girl would be a more competitive fight than Floyd Vs Conner fight.

Author nick sev1 ( ago)
well this is the way floyd can beat marcianos record without really beating it floyd is smart he dont want the mobb on his back

Author rahowhero X ( ago)
why are Americans (and/or folk who live in usa) so into hall of fames?
this phenomenon seems limited to the usa , I cannot think of anywhere else - any sport or endeavour - that has one.

Author MyTubeIsBetter20 ( ago)
Ariel is the most negative person in the world. This man can find a flaw in anything.

Author im feelinggood ( ago)
mr reliable?? more like mr stutter or mr I'm struggling to put sentences together. this is a great show but get rid of this jeff, chuck is way better.

Author Craig O'Donovan ( ago)
Romero vs jacare 2 only way to figure 85 out👌

Author Duncan Baines ( ago)
I much prefer when there is a 1080p60 option

Author Earthbound Fan ( ago)
vitor vs rashad? Rashad hasnt looked great recently and vitor has been stopped in his last 3, kinda lose lose but at least both guys could go out with a big fight

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