The MMA Beat: Episode 141

  • Added:  2 months ago
  • 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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  • Runtime: 1:5:24
  • Tags for this video:  mma fighting  mixed martial arts  martial arts  ultimate fighting championship  combat sports  combat tv  ufc  mma  mma beat  the mma beat  ariel helwani  luke thomas  jeff wagenheim  

Comments: 205

  • Jaime Loyola
    Jaime Loyola 1 month ago

    Vitor V Punk..that should be pretty competitive!!

  • Jaime Loyola
    Jaime Loyola 1 month ago

    Shame on gastelum nd ufc..this is quite possibly the fight that ends Andersons career..wont end well..

  • Michael Tha God
    Michael Tha God 2 months ago

    Jeff buys his and his wife's clothes at walmart

  • Bradley Gale
    Bradley Gale 2 months 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

  • Scott Caldwell
    Scott Caldwell 2 months ago

    Dude trim the beard!!! A line up wouldnt hurt as well!

  • Johnny McMillan
    Johnny McMillan 2 months ago

    Ariel "wavy wavy hands" Helwani

  • Jimmy Marlin
    Jimmy Marlin 2 months ago

    Star power? People want to see an exciting fight should've been Romero vs silva

  • juxter
    juxter 2 months 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.

  • MrScream305
    MrScream305 2 months ago

    Need to fix the long intro

  • Trying not be Negative & Sour

    WAGENhomerun! Jeff! 21:45 real talk

  • TheNokiaLumia
    TheNokiaLumia 2 months 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.

  • FightWaffle
    FightWaffle 2 months ago

    If you don't put Vitor in the HOF, don't put Hendo.

  • J. Bingo
    J. Bingo 2 months ago

    I love the music in the intro! best intro themesong in all of MMA podcasts

    • IloveBaklava
      IloveBaklava 2 months ago

      yes I use it at the gym to get me pumped up.

  • Psycho Unicorn
    Psycho Unicorn 2 months ago

    mr liberal cuck luke saying gringo? i guess long as its bashing white people its ok huh?

  • Hohum
    Hohum 2 months ago

    wheres robin black?

  • Beiguang
    Beiguang 2 months ago

    picture quality is exceptionally good

  • TheNokiaLumia
    TheNokiaLumia 2 months 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.

    JMC RSA 2 months ago

    Even though im subbed and notifications on I have not been receiving email notifications of new episodes for months, Weird!

  • Engr Rafeeq
    Engr Rafeeq 2 months ago


  • advocatefish d
    advocatefish d 2 months ago

    Good to hear some progress being made on weight cutting problems. I still think we need 165/175/195lbs divisions.

  • joetavish
    joetavish 2 months 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

  • marythemoose155
    marythemoose155 2 months ago

    Jeff comes even in his sick bed...

  • The Leaping Frog
    The Leaping Frog 2 months ago

    lol hughes is gonna demolish royce...

  • CyberSub
    CyberSub 2 months ago

    Wish there wasn't a time limit to the show...let them play, let them play, let them play!

  • Tj k
    Tj k 2 months ago


  • Ben Burnside
    Ben Burnside 2 months ago

    Ariel Helwani wishes the UFC just gives money to everybody.

  • A A
    A A 2 months ago

    Everyone, dislike til they get rid of the stupid I tried thing

  • Bhupender Parihar
    Bhupender Parihar 2 months ago

    Negatively charged Ariel馃檪

  • thedoz
    thedoz 2 months ago

    Hey Luke, Kelvin is 25. He'll be 26 in October.

  • davor615biz
    davor615biz 2 months 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.

  • boogiecat55
    boogiecat55 2 months ago

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

    • slicvm
      slicvm 2 months ago

      boogiecat55 Or how about paying top fighters more?

  • George Puscasu
    George Puscasu 2 months ago

    not one word about the fight network and robin black? why?

  • Conor McNigger
    Conor McNigger 2 months 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.

  • ilev
    ilev 2 months ago

    Where my boy Mindenhall??

  • sasquatch bigfoot
    sasquatch bigfoot 2 months ago

    Vitoria couldn't even knock out my grandma lol馃槄馃槄馃槄馃槄馃槄

  • Valdemar Daneskjold
    Valdemar Daneskjold 2 months ago

    Why is it i have to wait 1 minute for the video to start allways???

  • Hrnan SAL
    Hrnan SAL 2 months ago

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

  • Absolute Muppet
    Absolute Muppet 2 months 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.

  • boobsmalloy
    boobsmalloy 2 months ago

    Jeff watches bum fights

  • Tasos Podcast
    Tasos Podcast 2 months ago

    Are the putting on make-up? WTF?

  • Evan Wallman-
    Evan Wallman- 2 months ago


  • Michael Gidwaney
    Michael Gidwaney 2 months ago

    F.Edgar vs D.Cruz does big money.

  • Adam Kelly
    Adam Kelly 2 months ago

    the delayed start is so annoying

  • 9xxxxxxxxx
    9xxxxxxxxx 2 months ago

    Anybody who thinks Conor will last 12 rounds with Mayweather in a boxing ring is insane. Seriously.

  • Steven Mucciaciaro
    Steven Mucciaciaro 2 months 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)

  • Steven Mucciaciaro
    Steven Mucciaciaro 2 months 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

  • canadian aussie
    canadian aussie 2 months ago

    miss weight its a loss you get nothing the guy who showed up wins easy

  • Cloudlop
    Cloudlop 2 months ago

    can we plz get rid of Jeff

  • PurpleWeasel1323
    PurpleWeasel1323 2 months ago

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

  • Justin Harrison
    Justin Harrison 2 months 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!

  • Dave Coughlan
    Dave Coughlan 2 months ago

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

  • MrHugoadame
    MrHugoadame 2 months 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.

  • Jon Mattingly
    Jon Mattingly 2 months ago

    Is this the luke thomas show? He takes up 3/4 of the show it seems.

  • John Beahm
    John Beahm 2 months ago

    You fooking clowns think people boo because of grappling and do not understand righteous libtards..

    • Danny
      Danny 2 months ago

      John Beahm I know right? These guys r such white guilt cucks

  • opkill6
    opkill6 2 months ago


  • Chris Chater
    Chris Chater 2 months ago

    any talk of UFC london?

  • Rishi Raval
    Rishi Raval 2 months ago

    omg shut up luke PLEASE! my ears are bleeding

  • wei shen
    wei shen 2 months ago

    afternoon weighins?

  • knowledgeisthepower1
    knowledgeisthepower1 2 months ago

    Vitor Belfort withoUt TRT is simply Vio Belfo

    • CyberSub
      CyberSub 2 months ago

      You're so smart.

    • Dr Algiers
      Dr Algiers 2 months ago

      knowledgeisthepower1 I see what you did there.

  • John Holmes
    John Holmes 2 months ago

    do they talk about mcgregor mayweather

  • nilanniruthan
    nilanniruthan 2 months 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.

    • Danny
      Danny 2 months ago

      nilanniruthan exactly. No explanation needed. A skilled fighter should be able to risk getting beat up by a 40y/o boxer for millions of dollars if he wishes.

  • Motherfu ckerjones
    Motherfu ckerjones 2 months ago

    haha kail muscle! love your references Luke

    EASTSIDERIDER707 2 months ago

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

  • Derek Shelby
    Derek Shelby 2 months ago

    I got聽this聽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聽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聽unbiased

  • TheJasonaut
    TheJasonaut 2 months 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 :)

  • Curtis Turner
    Curtis Turner 2 months ago

    why is Luke so contrarian?

  • Andrew Lowrie
    Andrew Lowrie 2 months ago

    In the description it says they discuss Dilon Danis but I didn't hear it, can anyone link a time stamp?

  • Neil Jackson
    Neil Jackson 2 months ago

    The dude in the orange shirt is such a deluded man for one so knowledgeable about the sport

    • Andy Montanez
      Andy Montanez 2 months ago

      omgjimmyboy the casual fan doesnt stand for fights that make sense or earning your way up rather than making money

    • omgjimmyboy
      omgjimmyboy 2 months ago

      neil jackson I wouldn't say he's knowledgeable, he's there because he represents the casual fan

  • zabir ali
    zabir ali 2 months 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

  • Vulcan
    Vulcan 2 months ago

    conor is gong to knock mayweather out

    • CyberSub
      CyberSub 2 months ago

      you forgot to add 'in the first round'.

    • Cosmic Ape
      Cosmic Ape 2 months ago

      Vulcan Lul

  • er4se1
    er4se1 2 months ago

    hahaha ariel "you will be there..."

  • Larry Fisher
    Larry Fisher 2 months 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.

  • Larry Fisher
    Larry Fisher 2 months 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.

  • Archie Speake
    Archie Speake 2 months 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

    • Iam Pyre
      Iam Pyre 2 months ago

      Archie Speake I wouldn't watch.

  • Hugh Jass
    Hugh Jass 2 months ago

    that was a really good episode

  • bol317
    bol317 2 months ago

    Kali muscle LOL

  • coecovideo
    coecovideo 2 months ago

    START is at 1:11

  • joe vdenne
    joe vdenne 2 months ago

    Show is better with three vs four guys. Like all four though. Maybe they can rotate them.

  • capcomfan82
    capcomfan82 2 months ago

    Lol the TrT era. All generations of all sports had and has their Peds.

  • TfJedisuper
    TfJedisuper 2 months ago

    vitor debuted in ufc 12, seems quite fitting to have him retire at 212

  • BoycottARIELtheZiONIST

    More than an hour, is a bit to long
    But Ariel is the best in what he is doing

  • Danny
    Danny 2 months ago

    Vitor is absolutely a HOF

  • surrealstyler88
    surrealstyler88 2 months ago

    If you look closely, Luke's face looks like the Wu-Tang logo

  • yesnomaybeso jones
    yesnomaybeso jones 2 months ago

    @01:28 debatable it is...

  • Erricckk Romero
    Erricckk Romero 2 months ago

    if there is going to be a LEGENDS league everybody has to use trt or just straight juiced up

  • c anon
    c anon 2 months 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.

  • Mike C
    Mike C 2 months ago

    Please get rid of those coffee cups that no one drinks from.

  • paladro
    paladro 2 months ago

    fake bookshelf... lulz

  • Sniper 11 N.D.
    Sniper 11 N.D. 2 months ago

    Luke Thomas is funny.

  • Oly Girl
    Oly Girl 2 months ago


  • Jack Holmes
    Jack Holmes 2 months ago

    43:28 a secret moment of bromance.

  • Don't be mad because I game on a 55 inch 4K

    I like watching this while taking a nice big fat poo

  • Ren路ais路sance man
    Ren路ais路sance man 2 months ago

    Luke Thomas vs Cash me Outside Girl would be a more competitive fight than Floyd Vs Conner fight.

    • Sasquatch10
      Sasquatch10 2 months ago

      Luke via flying knee

    • Justin Davitt
      Justin Davitt 2 months ago

      Ren路ais路sance man I got cash me outside girl by ko

  • nick sev1
    nick sev1 2 months 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

  • rahowhero X
    rahowhero X 2 months 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.

    • pitobrain
      pitobrain 2 months ago

      rahowhero X hahahaha yeah that would be a disaster. I couldn't imagine fighters potentially running for office like Manny Paquioa entertained that thought for the Phillipines. It would be barbaric.

    • rahowhero X
      rahowhero X 2 months ago

      pitobrain . luckily sports "gods" havent had a serious attempt at politics, I s'pose. unlike the media and holywood "gods"

    • pitobrain
      pitobrain 2 months ago

      rahowhero X We definitely glorify our athletes to the point where they are Gods. Plus it's fun to have a drunken argument of who is the best of all time. The rest of the world does it with futbol, and a hall of fame also gives the opportunity to appreciate great players in other sports where they don't seem to stand out because of their positions like: defenders (futbol), field goal kicker (American football), or most submissions (MMA). Or we simply don't have anything else to do.

  • MyTubeIsBetter20
    MyTubeIsBetter20 2 months ago

    Ariel is the most negative person in the world. This man can find a flaw in anything.

    • Mario Luzardo
      Mario Luzardo 2 months ago

      "I disagree man" - schaub

    • CyberSub
      CyberSub 2 months ago

      Finding flaws in things is not a flaw. It's an asset.

    • MyTubeIsBetter20
      MyTubeIsBetter20 2 months ago

      true. he's a know-it-all. had to stop watching that podcast because all he does is say how wrong everything is if it's not exactly what he wants to see.

    • Derek Shelby
      Derek Shelby 2 months ago

      Not worst than Schaub lol Schaub wants all the young good guys to fight scrubs forever, If it was up to him NoLove wouldn't be fighting for a belt until next year

    • Denise Noles
      Denise Noles 2 months ago

      MyTubeIsBetter20 lmao

  • im feelinggood
    im feelinggood 2 months 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.

    • The Spectacular Edson Barboza
      The Spectacular Edson Barboza 2 months ago

      Jeff makes some good points every once in awhile and he compliments the other dudes pretty good since he differs on opinions / views on certain things. I'm cool with Jeff.

    • im feelinggood
      im feelinggood 2 months ago

      just stating the facts, have you not watched the show..

    • choco smoke
      choco smoke 2 months ago

      Thats why Jeff has a J.O.B! mr reliable?? more like mr stutter or mr I'm struggling to put sentences together. What a nasty thing to say :-( and its not true! We Love you Jeff:-)

    • im feelinggood
      im feelinggood 2 months ago

      yea, he's just trying to stand out by wearing those stupid looking shirts.

    • im feelinggood
      im feelinggood 2 months ago

      shut up you clown. haha

  • Craig O'Donovan
    Craig O'Donovan 2 months ago

    Romero vs jacare 2 only way to figure 85 out馃憣

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