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McGregor vs. Gaethje? What’s next for Hooker? Helwani books UFC lightweights | Ariel & The Bad Guy

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After Dan Hooker beat Paul Felder at UFC Fight Night, Ariel Helwani and Chael Sonnen evaluate the lightweight division and the upcoming fights that could make sense for Hooker, Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje and more.
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Stanley B
Stanley B Month ago
Ariel be looking at chael like s***da f*** up n agree with I say 😝 lol.n ps felder won that fight but unfortunately he just looked more bruised up so they gave it to other guy
Stanley B
Stanley B Month ago
Hooker vs poirier!!!
mwoods5166
mwoods5166 Month ago
Oooooh chael got powned by the nose!
Brick_Top
Brick_Top Month ago
A takedown is a submission attempt?
MurkyWaterz
MurkyWaterz Month ago
Its so stupid why they have a timer going as they talk ...everything seems rushed when they talk...i get the idea but its a bad one
Joseph McNamara
Joseph McNamara Month ago
1:25 mark; LIGHTWEIGHT RANKINGS No disrespect, but how is Kevin Lee ranked above Al Iaquinta, having two losses to him. “Just doesn’t make sense”, Billy from Predator
Irshad Zamir
Irshad Zamir Month ago
Ariel " never fought in his life" helwani talking trash to Chael about submission attempts.
Kushikimehh Kyoto
agree with chael
1234abcd12344
1234abcd12344 Month ago
Dan hooker had one hook in as well after the take down. Yeah I'd say that should score some points
Adal Hussain
Adal Hussain Month ago
Hooker will most likely face Poirer next if Conor and Gaithje is a done deal.
Анатолий Бугаков
Hooker Makhachev
joey coco
joey coco Month ago
Ariel getting a little frisky here.. does he know who he's talking to? the undisputed greatest fighter, never lost a round, with the biggest arms in America the one and only West Linn Oregon's gangster himself and the future president of the United States? i'm just glad they weren't in the same room when Ariel decided to start raising his voice.. he would be 1 feet deep under ground somewhere because Cheal doesn't even need to dig deep graves he would use it as opportunity to send a message to the authorities for suspending him for his horse meat consumption.
Sanaak Shipaluk
Sanaak Shipaluk Month ago
Ariel *Salty* Helwani
Rance White
Rance White Month ago
Chael needs to take down Ariel and ground and pound him.
Rance White
Rance White Month ago
Y’all losers wanting to see Gaethje vs McGregor. I want to see Francis vs Conor with both guys on hoverboards in a skate park with stun guns and numb chucks.
King in the North
The Kiwi v The Eagle Westpac Stadium Wellington NZL 2020 end of year
Dan Bot
Dan Bot Month ago
Meh. Justin vs Conor doesnt have to happen now. I mean come on, Conor fcked both Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier so what do you think is going to happen? I mean yeah it sounds like a good fight but that fight could wait. Conor vs Masvidal or winner of Khabib and Tony sound more appealing and interesting.
Justin Lobo
Justin Lobo Month ago
Gaethje VS Poirier 2 Mcgregor VS DIaz 3
GoldLeader
GoldLeader Month ago
Let's say you didn't watch the fight, but just looking at the damage each fighter has at the end ... who would you say won the fight.... Hooker hands down
Edel Mendoza
Edel Mendoza Month ago
Ariel been clapping back at chael a lot more now hahaha
Chris Comp
Chris Comp Month ago
Hooker vs islam
Frank J.
Frank J. Month ago
flawless victory for Helwani.
The ufc betting experience
Dan hooker by dc $$$$$ good last weekend since babroza fight 4 out of 4 fight by the exact method man I love hooker you'll know what he'll do you know he won't Quit betting favorite new fighter lol😂😂😂😂
Mayowa Balogun
Mayowa Balogun Month ago
Lmao Ariel is wrong, because by the unified rules Hooker still would have won as he outstruck Felder 3 rounds to 1. As we’ve realized now after the fight, Felder also did take more damage, and Hooker had 4 mins of control time, and was on the ground for over a minute, Felder tried to get back up but didn’t, chael clearly hasn’t even seen the actual strike numbers, and Ariel is just holding on to a wrong pick. Not even comparable to Jones-Reyes
Cody Southard
Cody Southard Month ago
I think sonnen had a point you do a takedown for 2 things submission or ground and pound that’s the ending a takedown looks for every time. you don’t take someone down to tire them out or run down the clock it’s a fight and a fighter always looks for a finish unless it is rigged from the beginning But on the other hand Ariel had a point that the takedown shouldn’t count unless there is some form of offense after the takedown such as strikes or submissions but then that would be like saying a strike don’t count unless it knocks your opponent down so I side with chael cause of the idea of a takedown is to try and get a finish by submission or punches therefore it is an offensive move that can lead to a finish and can be a turning point in any fight
T
T Month ago
I hate khabib and Justin is not on his caliber of athlete. It’s funny how he’s praised so highly based in his just bleed mentality. Poirier and Alvarez starched him. Ferguson Conor Khabibi are light years ahead of him.
Claudio Costa
Claudio Costa Month ago
Who's the bad guy now Chael? 😂🤣
I am Jeff
I am Jeff Month ago
Dustin Porier is next for Hooker
Neff 732
Neff 732 Month ago
felder won that hooker enjoy that gift from that kiwi judge
jeremy arroyo
jeremy arroyo Month ago
A takedown is significant if u can hold the position and that last scramble hooker had to regain position really saved the position and was significant
MAkM
MAkM Month ago
One thing I like about Ariel is he will say his mind no matter the butthurt or narrative, and Ariel is usually right. I think Ariel has a good MMA IQ
DRV13
DRV13 Month ago
Diego Ferreira would beat him
Prophet Over Profit
Ariel thinking he can talk to the champ like that is crazy
jonathan garcia
jonathan garcia Month ago
I TOOK YOU DOWN WITHOUT YOU WANTING ME TO, OF COURSE IT SHOULD COUNT AS POINTS
jaymkuhl
jaymkuhl Month ago
Am I the only one who feels Hooker won that fight 3-2?
Tech Spec
Tech Spec Month ago
Ariel as honest as always. 😏Rest ufc spokespersons
Miguel Semedo
Miguel Semedo Month ago
I just noticed Chael has a little face within a large head
B3NX
B3NX Month ago
If takedowns with no damage matter then Brad should've lost entirely to Magomed .
Eyethe3rd
Eyethe3rd Month ago
takedowns have to mean something, its demoralizing to be dragged to the ground against your will by another man. like a tackle in football. Its MMA so that means wrestling has to be taken account of. Whenever Hooker scored a takedown, not only did that diversify the fight, but all his fans cheered louder, also making the judges feel it did more
luke mckee
luke mckee Month ago
Notice Ariel in the display picture on the link it looks like he is taking a cataclysmic dump
Reyaz Yousofi
Reyaz Yousofi Month ago
This is great Ariel think Paul won that fight
AySmooky
AySmooky Month ago
Ariel knows nothing compared to Chael 🤦🏾‍♂️
PowerHouse
PowerHouse Month ago
Al vs Perry is far more interesting then poirier / Al. yea weight bla bla. idgaf, it's more intriguing.
LDizzle
LDizzle Month ago
Felder beat Hooker. Reyes beat Jones. It is plain and clear to anyone with eyes to see and a brain to think.
PowerHouse
PowerHouse Month ago
Why did they turn off the comments on the zhang weili vid? is it cuz of her helmet hat?
visceral
visceral Month ago
Well when khabib fights, the takedown attempts start when they shut the cage
Mr. E
Mr. E Month ago
Would like to see Felder vs. Poirier since Felder proved he is the better striker and overall fighter over Hooker
Aldo Estrada
Aldo Estrada Month ago
Poirier won't take that fight, too much to lose.
SHRAMIK MANE
SHRAMIK MANE Month ago
Arieal won this one
sempercharge
sempercharge Month ago
Just shut up big nose’
OG Jin Bling
OG Jin Bling Month ago
I think Chael should take down Ariel and cause damage.
OG Jin Bling
OG Jin Bling Month ago
Poirier doesn't want to fight anyone but Conor or Nate.
ABD
ABD Month ago
Do they know "Islam Makachev"???
Cody Jurgens
Cody Jurgens Month ago
Ariel 1. Chael 0
ayo30s
ayo30s Month ago
Paul Felder Won, 3-2 and Ariel No, you don’t FEEL bad about asking questions b4 or after Fights, 👍🏾👊🏾✌🏾🇳🇬🇺🇸
Ariel Domínguez
Ariel "Stephen A. Smith" Helwani
Bhatti Saab
Bhatti Saab Month ago
I want to see mcgregor vs porier2 is fight is sense
C Quantum
C Quantum Month ago
Needs another division at 165 and bump welterweight to 175! Problem solved!
ツMario TO THE DEATH Yamasaki
If I was someone who only won fights because of wrestling. I would think that a takedown at the end of the round, with no damage would win you a fight also.
Joseph Phelps
Joseph Phelps Month ago
I need about 15 more minutes of that banter at the end please
World Peace
World Peace Month ago
Take downs should get points if not what's the point in having wrestling as an art in MMA. Landing shots in the ground or on the feet should be the same.
World Peace
World Peace Month ago
It all came down to the last round and Hooker did more than what Feldor did. Feldor had more in his gas tank but just like Reyes didn't do much. You always should finish a fight well, especially when you're 2-2. That being said i was rooting for reyes and felder.
Justa Hangout
Justa Hangout Month ago
Please areil ? why are comments turned off for the video with Zhang ? She is amazing and i want her to win many fights > People will know her name !
Bilal Badar
Bilal Badar Month ago
Khabib vs Tony McGregor vs Diaz Dustin vs Cowboy Gaethje vs Hooker Islam vs Hernandez Felder vs Al Laquinta
Raiden
Raiden Month ago
Hooker fight was kinda boring..didnt see much martial arts action..
cameron speak
cameron speak Month ago
Close but Felder won
Zachary Dixon
Zachary Dixon Month ago
Would rather see Dustin vs Nate!
Dasher Hunter
Dasher Hunter Month ago
Hooker trash
C Squared
C Squared Month ago
Felder won that fight. Take downs, if not immediately resulting in an attempt to submit, should be a demerit. By going to the ground you are technically delaying a potential stoppage since stoppages from a punch or kick can always manifest quicker than 99% of all takedowns. Yes, there are some submissions that can result from a quick tap immediately after a takedown, but lately most stoppages have started from upright maneuvers.
Rollin Rocker
Rollin Rocker Month ago
Ariel destroyed him at the end.
J.D.
J.D. Month ago
Dan Hooker is jumping rankings... he doesn't deserve to fight Dustin Poirer
Aaron Mughal
Aaron Mughal Month ago
Felder won that fight!!!!!!!
Adrian
Adrian Month ago
Conor snipes Justin in two rounds change my mind ....
ecalls 85
ecalls 85 Month ago
In my opinion Dan Hooker lost that fight. Fedler did more and got robbed.
Aponte Aponte
Aponte Aponte Month ago
I had Felder as the winner but who am I.
J M
J M Month ago
Lol Ariel took that from 0-100 real quick xD
Cory Skinnon
Cory Skinnon Month ago
Entertaining as always
South ga jeeepers
Did anyone think hooker one. Except for his hometown buddies
Bryan Nsubuga
Bryan Nsubuga Month ago
Chael is waaaay off here. There are many ways to submit an opponent without a takedown - even without flying triangles - and a submission can also be initiated before the takedown. Askren submitted Lawler with a bulldog choke, Maia submitted Lyman Good with a RNC from standing seat belt control, Tony initiated his D'arce choke against Vanatta from a standing position and how about Jones choking out Machida while standing? There are countless examples proving that a takedown isn't needed for a submission. Saying a takedown is the initiating part of a submission, is equivalent to saying that a fighter getting back up, is this beginning of a knockout. Both makes no sense.
Joseph Carrel
Joseph Carrel Month ago
Oliveira will be the lightweight champion in the next 18 months
Samy Youcef Addoun
@Joseph Carrel only because he fought bums
Joseph Carrel
Joseph Carrel Month ago
@Samy Youcef Addoun have you watched all of your is last two fights his stand-up is becoming a elite
Samy Youcef Addoun
@Joseph Carrel he got his face beaten to a pulp against felder islam will beat him in standing or by ground and pound
Joseph Carrel
Joseph Carrel Month ago
@Samy Youcef Addoun his stand-up at this point is way Superior to Islam and if he takes Oliveira down he will be defending Olivera's submissions constantly
Samy Youcef Addoun
Lol islam will spark him easy
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