Video: What the Heck, Episode 55: Ray Flores, Lauren Murphy and Gordon Ryan – MMA Root

In this week’s What the Heck, Michael Heck of MMA Fighting speaks to commentator Ray Flores (5:15), who was part of the team to broadcast Saturday’s Triller Fight Club in Atlanta. Flores talked about his teleconference experience, Jake Paul’s rise in popularity in the combat sports world, Paul’s first round TKO victory over Ben Askren, fan claims that Askren fell, why he is interested in seeing Paul will fight Dillon Denis next, with Frank Mir. professional boxing debut and commentary by Oscar De La Hoya.

UFC Flyweight Lauren Murphy (33:50) announces her fight at UFC 263 with Joanne Calderwood and talks about how the match went, feeling Calderwood was being underestimated, the upcoming title fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Andrade at UFC 261, why she thinks that Jorge Masvidal might have the best chance of becoming the new champion on Saturday, impressed by rookies Vivian Araujo and Tayla Santos, and not focusing primarily on the title shot.

Finally, Gordon Ryan (1:07:14) discusses how he got signed to the ONE Championship when he plans to move into MMA, as well as his ONE debut, thoughts on preparing Marcus Buceci for his MMA debut, Mackenzie. Dern’s rise to the UFC women’s light heavyweight title and his look at what happened in a viral video of him punching Andre Galvao.

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