Kevin Iole

Yahoo MMA/Boxing writer talks UFC 254.

Jim Rome
October 26, 2020 - 9:51 am

Info & Stats: Yahoo MMA/Boxing Writer

All Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov leading up to UFC 254 fight vs. Justin Gaethje | Khabib struggling with the passing of his father, Abdulmanap | Relationship Khabib had with his dad | Khabib’s striking in the 1st round with Gaethje | Khabib’s finest performance was on Saturday | Khabib’s retirement | Khabib’s legacy | Khabib’s camp for Gaethje | Khabib getting the mumps and had a broken toe | What’s next for Gaethje | Conor mentally

Oct 26th 2020

Sept 28th 2020

All Topics: UFC 253: Israel Adesanya’s domination of Paulo Costa | Costa not being able to apply pressure to Izzy | Adesanya is the biggest star in the UFC right now | Jan Blachowicz vs. Dominick Reyes | Jan’s impressive win | Possibility of Conor McGregor vs. Manny Pacquiao boxing |


Aug 17th 2020

All Topics: Sean O’Malley hype | Marlon Vera had a great game plan for O’Malley | Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3 | Thought DC would win | Expected DC to wrestle more | DC’s history of not wrestling | Stipe doesn’t get the respect he deserves | Cormier’s eye | Cormier’s future |

June 8th 2020

All Topics: UFC 250 | Sean O'Malley’s personality | O’Malley’s one punch knockout of Eddie Wineland | O’Malley’s speed | Competition for the UFC bantamweight title | Cody Garbrandt’s fight | Garbrandt fighting smart | The greatness of Amanda Nunes | Quality opponents for Nunes is a problem | Drama in the UFC | Conor McGregor retiring again is a joke | Jon Jones vs. Dana White | Has symphony for Jon Jones on his issues about money and fighting Francis Ngannou | UFC negotiating with big name fighters



May 11th 2020

All Topics: UFC 249 was an awesome show | Stayed home for the fights | Francis Ngannou’s knockout power | Ngannou is clearly ready for Stipe Miocic now | Henry Cejudo beating Dominick Cruz in bantamweight championship bout | Buying Cejudo’s retirement | Justin Gaethje dominating Tony Ferguson was shocking | Gaethje vs. Ferguson was big shot after big shot | Gaethje vs. Khabib | Ferguson vs. Conor McGregor possibly


Feb 24th 2020

All Topics: Wilder vs. Fury 2 | Fury backing Wilder up | Fury’s entrance to the ring | Fury’s size | Fury’s game plan was brilliant | At one point, Fury weighed 400 pounds and abusing drugs | Deontay Wilder admitting he contemplated suicide at 19 years old | Mark Breland throwing in the towel for Wilder | Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fight | Joshua not being comfortable with promoting and the bright lights of the media


Feb 10th 2020

All Topics: UFC 247: Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes | Thoughts about Reyes going into Saturday night’s fight vs. Jones | Reyes in the first two rounds vs. Jones | Reyes was very impressive after the first two rounds | 3rd round was close | Toughest fight of Jones’ life | Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson I | Jones has a champions heart | Texas Commission is awful | Possible changes to MMA scoring system | Jon’s invincibility | Wilder vs. Fury 2 |


Jan 19th 2020

All Topics: Golf game | UFC 246: Conor’s return | Questions going into Conor’s fight vs. Cowboy | Wasn’t expecting Conor to knockout Cowboy in 40 seconds | Conor’s strategy to start the fight | Conor’s future at 170 pounds | Conor seems to want to fight Usman | Conor vs. Khabib 2 | Conor vs. Mayweather 2 | Jorge Masvidal



Jan 17th 2020

All Topics: The electricity of a Conor McGregor fight | McGregor vs. Cerrone presser | Conor McGregor seems like to be in a good place | Conor’s skills tomorrow night | Conor’s timing | Conor’s ground game | Cowboy Cerrone as a fighter |



July 23rd 2019

All Topics: Maxim Dadashev’s death | Have been ringside for too many deaths | Questioning what he does for a living in writing about boxing | Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman | Surprised Manny fought at the pace he did | Keith Thurman deserves credit | Manny’s work ethic | Where this win ranks for Manny | Covering Manny for so long | ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker’s death | Jon Jones possibly in trouble again |



July 8th 2019

All Topics: UFC 239 | Jorge Masvidal KO’ing Ben Askren in 5 seconds with a flying knee | Violent knockouts at UFC 239 | Askren vs. Masvidal pre fight prediction | Masvidal’s extra punches on a knocked out Askren | Masvidal’s mood after the fight | How Askren will respond | Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm fight | Nunes’ head kick KO to Holm | Jon Jones winning a split decision Thiago Santos


Mar 1st 2019

All Topics: UFC 235 | Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith | Having a long conversation with Jones | Jones’ legacy | Jones 8 years ago | Jones and Dana White’s history | Jones’ entourage the past few years | Anthony Smith’s life journey | MMA saved Smith around | Smith’s chances against Jones | Ben Askren | Askren’s world class wrestling/ grappling ability | Tyron Woodley’s legacy | Vegas Golden Knights |


Dec 3rd 2018

All Topics: Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury living up to the hype | Wilder-Fury ending in a draw | Wilder dropping Fury in the 12th | Everyone thought Fury was done when Wilder dropped him in the 12th | Fury’s toughness | Fury saying he got touched by the hand of God to get up | Wilder saying the ref counted too slow on 12th round knockout | Fury singing | What’s next for Wilder | Wilder’s punching power is historic |


Oct 8th 2018

All Topics: UFC 229 | Khabib was 100 percent wrong for jumping over the cage | The UFC not penalizing Conor McGregor for the bus incident | Conor tapping against Khabib | Could see the UFC stripping Khabib of the belt | Conor could be in trouble with the Nevada State commission for throwing punches in the octagon after | Was UFC 229 good or bad for the sport



Mar 30th 2018

All Topics: Canelo’s tainted beef story | Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG is not going to happen May 5th | GGG’s camp has to be very angry | 1st fight | Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor in MMA | Mayweather training with UFC champion Tyron Woodley | Vegas Golden Knights