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Interview: Mehmosh "The Renegade" Raza (Rebel FC Featherweight)20/04/2018 Duración: 19min
In this interview, John Hyon Ko spoke with Mehmosh Raza about the raw talent in Pakistan, the reasoning behind his move to Shanghai, training with Chinese fighters, what he expects from Igor Grytskiv, and more. Mehmosh Raza will take on Igor Grytskiv at REBEL FC 7 on April 29 in Shanghai, China.
Interview: Dan "Hangman" Hooker (UFC Lightweight)17/04/2018 Duración: 17min
Dan Hooker spoke with John Hyon Ko about surrounding himself with likeminded people at City Kickboxing, the reasons for opening his gym Combat Academy, his preparations for Jim Miller, the comedic aspect of promoting the sport, taking every opponent seriously, the chaos of UFC 223 and more. Dan Hooker will face Jim Miller at UFC Atlantic City on April 2.
Interview: Anthony Leone (ACB Bantamweight)17/04/2018 Duración: 15min
Anthony Leone spoke with John Hyon Ko about the creation of Bali MMA, Indonesian MMA growing exponentially, the success of Canggu Fight Night, preparing for ACB 85 alongside his brother Andrew who is headlining the night before in Manila, the challenges Magomed Ginazov poses, suffering from edema cutting weight for flyweight and more. Anthony Leone will face Magomed Ginazov in the main event of ACB 85 in Rimini, Italy on April 21.
Interview: Emilio "The Honeybadger" Urrutia (ONE Featherweight)16/04/2018 Duración: 27min
John Hyon Ko spoke with Emilio Urrutia leading up to his clash with Marat Gafurov about belief being the missing piece in his arsenal, taking training to another level, wanting Gafurov because he is the toughest challenge, the unpredictability of fighting in a ring rather than a cage, and more. Emilio "The Honeybadger" Urrutia will take on former featherweight champion Marat "The Cobra" Gafurov at ONE: Heroes of Honor in Manila on April 20.
Episode #65: Nordine Taleb (UFC Welterweight)13/04/2018 Duración: 50min
UFC welterweight Nordine Taleb joined John Hyon Ko and George Hickman to discuss his training camp at Tristar Gym, feeling that Claudio Silva could pull out again, the story behind his fight with Pete Sell, the reasons why he stayed at welterweight and more.
Interview: Glenn Sparv (AFC Middleweight Champion)13/04/2018 Duración: 09min
Glenn Sparv joined John Hyon Ko to talk about his championship performance at Australian FC 22, flying to compete without a cornerman, post-fight traditions, the power of his mullet, Brian Morley, and more.
Interview: Trent James (Hex Fight Series CEO)11/04/2018 Duración: 10min
In this exclusive interview, Trent James spoke with John Hyon Ko about the reasons for starting HEX Fight Series, Australian MMA booming, many fighters deserving a UFC contract, working more with TOP Fighting Championship (South Korea) in the future and more.
Interview: Kaela "Tiger" Banney (XFC Atomweight Champion)11/04/2018 Duración: 13min
In this exclusive interview, Kaela Banney joined John Hyon Ko to talk about her title-winning performance at XFC 34, the night she became a professional fighter at 15 years old, living the life she always wanted, future plans and more. She also gives a message to all the young girls out there training martial arts with a dream.
Interview: Krzysztof Jotko (UFC Middleweight)09/04/2018 Duración: 13min
Krzysztof Jotko spoke with John Hyon Ko about his memories of living in Thailand, the state of the UFC middleweight division, his maturation as a martial artist, fighting with a serious injury, Brad Tavares being a good opponent for him, Jean-Claude Van Damme and more. The Polish middleweight will face Brad Tavares on the main card of UFC on FOX 29 in Glendale, Arizona on April 14.