The MMA Beat: Episode 217 (UFC 234 Preview, Covington's Crusade, Cormier vs. Miocic 2, More)


Comments • 365

  • David Oh
    David Oh  6 days back

    When the president clearly states that you are the next title fight, you should be the next title fight. So from now on, I won't believe anything Dana says.

    • Muse Cadde
      Muse Cadde  7 days back

      As a kiwi, this card was our card. We had four boys on the card and 3 of them won. #UFCAuckland coming soon

        CHACE NGUYEN  1 weeks back

        BORING! IM oUT

        • Lenn Xeath
          Lenn Xeath  1 weeks back

          Who's the cute man in the hat

          • Tim Elliott
            Tim Elliott  1 weeks back

            Silva cant fight without the clowning etc. Its who he is , or at least, who he has become. Its sorta like, "if this, then that" and to that fact i dont want to see him fight any other way.

            • William Dougherty
              William Dougherty  1 weeks back

              DAZN is better than ESPN+...Just saying

              • kay jay
                kay jay  1 weeks back

                Isreal is a good fighter, but I can't see him beating Paulo Costa or Yoel Romero

                • Victor Wong
                  Victor Wong  1 weeks back

                  anderson silva is a old man 44 now, less endurance and power. its a joke

                  • Rabby
                    Rabby  1 weeks back

                    Man, I would let her give me golden showers.

                    • Charles Bell
                      Charles Bell  1 weeks back

                      I'll say this: it's IMPOSSIBLE for Anderson to beat Adesanya now. It's absolutely IMPOSSIBLE!!!

                      • ec
                        ec  1 weeks back

                        Everybody interrupting Danny because he sucks.

                        Danny, don't read these comments.

                        • Bj Mackay
                          Bj Mackay  1 weeks back

                          Damn Phoenix is sexy

                          • Bj Mackay
                            Bj Mackay  1 weeks back

                            Hello Phoenix

                            • Shamus MacDonald
                              Shamus MacDonald  1 weeks back

                              Numerous, egregious eye pokes should matter. Stipe left the clinch protecting himself intelligently on each exchange except for once after his eye had been gouged into oblivion. I am all for him fighting someone else before a rematch but I think arguing that the most successful HW champ in UFC history doesn’t deserve an immediate rematch is just plain dumb, especially in this era of them. e.g. Cody and Joanna and possibly TJ.

                              • ani ramani
                                ani ramani  1 weeks back

                                Luke is a dumbass

                                • rob face
                                  rob face  1 weeks back

                                  I cant wait for spider and stylebender

                                  • Woooooo
                                    Woooooo  1 weeks back

                                    luke "candid" thomas

                                    • The Graceful Savage
                                      The Graceful Savage  2 weeks back

                                      im sad to say this but I think if andy loses he will retire in the ring.

                                      • Chainy Rabbit
                                        Chainy Rabbit  2 weeks back

                                        Luke & Phoenix need to get a room already... It's getting weird

                                        • Michael Karkut
                                          Michael Karkut  2 weeks back

                                          Anderson Silva is one of the most over rated fighters of all time

                                          • Larry Fisher
                                            Larry Fisher  2 weeks back

                                            Stipe did DC a favor by giving him a title shot. DC never worked his way to a title shot. He didn't DESERVE a title shot. It was all hype. A 2-0 HW record, both wins against being by decision vs opponents that were not even top 8. Would that fight have been different if Stipe wasn't poked three times? Stipe was doing real well until the eye pokes.

                                            • A C
                                              A C  2 weeks back

                                              Ice hockey, all day. Incredibly fast play by play and hilariously goofy color commentary at times. Ofc, it depends upon the broadcast. Most of the more historic teams have terribly senile presenters.

                                              • mjk121882
                                                mjk121882  2 weeks back

                                                Phoenix thinks this is a great card? Guarantee this will be one of the lowest PPV cards of the year... last weeks ESPN card was better.

                                                • Jeff Duke
                                                  Jeff Duke  2 weeks back

                                                  Phoenix' opinions are always super interesting and often make me see another point of view from what I had been thinking about things. Danny is useless. He's a young Jeff. Get rid of him, keep Phoenix and that other guy they often have and THAT will be their best team ever.

                                                  • John Gibson
                                                    John Gibson  2 weeks back

                                                    hmmm, didnt get an email notification. weird...

                                                    • Stephen Taylor
                                                      Stephen Taylor  2 weeks back

                                                      “I think Stipe runs through every other heavyweight in the division but he doesn’t deserve an immediate rematch” As if anyone thought Lewis really had a chance to win the belt and not to mention all that talk about Lesnar getting a title shot on a losing streak? Who deserves a title shot if not Stipe (or Velasquez if he gets through ngannou) and why does he have to beat up on Blades or JDS again to prove that?

                                                      • bentleysuper8
                                                        bentleysuper8  2 weeks back

                                                        WOW! Luke got through an intro and managed not to insult anyone on the panel. I like it,

                                                        • Gabriel Monty
                                                          Gabriel Monty  2 weeks back

                                                          The girl is the most articulate in this debate. Props for you girl :)

                                                          • kill or be killed M.A.G.A Proud to be an American

                                                            The brain damage sustained from contact sports is Chronic Traumatic Encephalitis (CTE) and affects highly specific parts of the brain. Recent research has highlighted that damage can be caused not only by concussion, but by sub-concussive blows, such as those sustained by NFL athletes when they are knocked to the ground during tackles. Such blows can happen hundreds of times a season, during games and practices. I wonder if the same phenomenon is occurring in MMA – it’s not just what happens in fights, it’s being taken down at wrestling practice, etc. The sport needs to be all over recognition of concussion & sub-concussive symptoms, return to training guidelines, and stopping fights for fighter safety, to prevent a generation of fighters with CTE.

                                                            KO Israel

                                                            KO Gastellum


                                                            • NYvarsity Sports
                                                              NYvarsity Sports  2 weeks back

                                                              Please explain to me how Conor was 'owed' a rematch against Diaz but when it comes to Stipe, he can't get none?

                                                              • shawn w
                                                                shawn w  2 weeks back

                                                                luke, brian, phoenix, and chuck every week please

                                                                • Calvin Hikes
                                                                  Calvin Hikes  1 weeks back

                                                                  That would be perfect but this is produced by MMA fighting and for that reason Danny is going to get the nod whether he's 10% of the other people or not. I don't think he's terrible but before you mentioned are Far and Away the A team. In my opinion. But everyone else is wrong.

                                                              • PsyintZ
                                                                PsyintZ  2 weeks back

                                                                This fight is the equivalent to Israel landing on a lucky 'Chance' square, and the UFC seeing a lucrative opportunity to 'stack the deck.'

                                                                Basically, they see that they have another potential new superstar on their hands and they assume that by letting him topdeck a "Go Straight to the World Championships" card after beating on an old, washed-up champion (with 1 win over 5 years) to be the most logical way to "boost" him to the top while facing the least amount of risk. Now, whether or not one agrees with their flagrantly greedy approach is certainly up for discussion, but it's pretty obvious that's exactly what's going on here. And it isn't the first time they've shown blatant favoritism to propel a potential superstar (aka money-maker, cash=cow, etc) straight up the ranks, nor will it be the last.

                                                                • Daniel Grigg
                                                                  Daniel Grigg  2 weeks back

                                                                  Best sportsmanlike behaviour recently was Jacare not wanting to hit Wiedman again after he'd knocked him cold and trying to get the referee to stop the fight without hurting him.

                                                                  • Léon Noël
                                                                    Léon Noël  2 weeks back

                                                                    I like Luke's view towards PEDs, but his way of communicating that idea is so ineffective that it doesn't break through to the people that he's trying to convince otherwise.

                                                                    • wavvy87oww
                                                                      wavvy87oww  2 weeks back

                                                                      Danny is a moron. What sense does it make for TJ and Henry defend their belts(and possibly lose) when the immediate rematch is the draw and necessary? And no Gastelum is not more well rounded then Whittaker just because he’s a wrestler. He doesn’t even grapple really. Get this simple red hairdo dweeb out of here

                                                                      • Rick Stone
                                                                        Rick Stone  2 weeks back

                                                                        Danny is annoying to listen to.Anyway,I love the underdogs Silva+500,Kelvin+200&Alvey+140

                                                                        • Dave N
                                                                          Dave N  2 weeks back

                                                                          Luke needs to stop cutting people off every 5 minutes

                                                                          • Léon Noël
                                                                            Léon Noël  2 weeks back

                                                                            Danny looking styling in that khaki jacket. Please keep Phoenix Carnivale on, the gas station food guy tries too hard to be liked.

                                                                            • Don Juan Bob Jovi
                                                                              Don Juan Bob Jovi  2 weeks back

                                                                              Danny is ok if he was even 2%more hipster he'd be unbearable I really hate hipsters

                                                                              • Don Juan Bob Jovi
                                                                                Don Juan Bob Jovi  2 weeks back

                                                                                Phoenix is great but I do miss the man in the shirt

                                                                                • Don Juan Bob Jovi
                                                                                  Don Juan Bob Jovi  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I like watching Adesanya fight but can't stand listening to him so I hope Silva wins

                                                                                  • fenderman21guitar
                                                                                    fenderman21guitar  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Seriously, Luke, we get it, you're 'too cool' to think PEDs are a problem.
                                                                                    Perhaps they need to sack him off and make phoenix the host. Pretty sure it would boost numbers!

                                                                                    • Daniel Grigg
                                                                                      Daniel Grigg  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I don't think Adesanya skyrockets if he beats Anderson Silva. If he beat Whittaker or Gastelum in his next fight then, but Ngannou v Miocic is too recent in people's minds, regarding hype.

                                                                                      • Scott DeGennaro
                                                                                        Scott DeGennaro  2 weeks back


                                                                                        • J Tevo
                                                                                          J Tevo  2 weeks back

                                                                                          ‘Do you guys listen to the radio anymore?’

                                                                                          You could hear Luke’s heart break in that moment.

                                                                                          • M Dong
                                                                                            M Dong  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Really Luke trying to say that there's no prostitution in Las Vegas, COME ON BRO

                                                                                            • MyAlternateMe SwordOfTheForest

                                                                                              Tell Phoenix. I'm single, bilingual and ready to mingle from Monday to Domingo.

                                                                                              • Gavin Mitchell
                                                                                                Gavin Mitchell  2 weeks back

                                                                                                2nd Anderson Silva new low segura new low.