The Next Chapter: Khamzat Chimaev’s future? Legacy of Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor


With the UFC, Bellator, and major MMA promotions off this past weekend, MMA Fighting’s matchmaking show decided to give back to fans of the program with a special “Ask Us Anything” show.

On the new edition of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck (MMA Fighting) and Alexander K. Lee answer listener questions on Conor McGregor’s legacy as a mixed-martial artist and UFC champ. Additionally, fan topics include the 2023 Royal Rumble, Bo Nickal’s ceiling, ranking UFC prospects’ title hopes — including Muhammad Mokaev, Ilia Topuria, and Movsar Evloev — Aljamain Sterling at featherweight, a potential matchup between Khamzat Chimaev and Colby Covington, dark horse fighters of the year, comparing careers of Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson, if Bellator, PFL, or ONE can take a big step towards the UFC in the top promotion conversation, and more.

Audio-only versions of the podcast can be found below, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and wherever you find your favorite podcasts.