The mixed martial arts podcast and audioblog of UK-based MMA journalist Simon Head, featuring personal takes on the latest MMA news, fighter interviews, behind-the-scenes content and discussion with fellow media colleagues.
On Tuesday, March 19 I hopped on MMA Junkie Radio for the first time to join Gorgeous George, Goze, Dan Tom and Richard Hunter to discuss UFC London: Till vs Masvidal and unpack some of the big talking points from a wild night at The O2 Arena. For the full show, check out the MMA Junkie Radio podcast on Audioboom and iTunes, or rewatch the live stream from the MMA Junkie studios at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, via the MMA Junkie YouTube channel.
Check out this segment I recorded for The MMA Road Show as I checked in with the guys after a busy day at the Bellator MMA press conference in London. This episode features my chats with British welterweight rivals Paul 'Semtex' Daley and Michael 'Venom' Page.
MMA journalist Simon Head grabs a word with press row colleague from Canada, Danny Austin, as they look back at the events of UFC on FOX in his home city of Calgary. Danny also reveals his other sporting beat, covering the CFL, and the pair look ahead to the big fights at the top of the upcoming UFC 227 card in Los Angeles. Follow Simon on Twitter @simonhead, on Instagram @simonheadsport and check out his writing at simonheadsport.com.
MMA journalist Simon Head chats to British UFC welterweight Danny Roberts after his victory over David Zawada at UFC Fight Night in Hamburg, Germany. The pair chat about Roberts' career, the difficulty of facing a last-minute opponent change and what inspires him to succeed inside the octagon. Follow Simon on Twitter @simonhead, on Instagram @simonheadsport and check out his writing at simonheadsport.com.
Simon Head answers listener questions about two women's MMA divisions - one that exists (the 145lb featherweight class) and one that doesn't (the 125lb flyweight class).
Clipped from The Brit Pack MMA podcast.
UK-based MMA journalist Simon Head offers the theory that, following the events of UFC 210, the UFC's 205lb world title should be a vacant championship.
Originally recorded on The Brit Pack MMA podcast.
Retiring bantamweight Brad 'One Punch' Pickett talks to the assembled media at the post-fight press conference after his knockout loss to Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night London.
Full video on MMAjunkie YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftk7_BOMTq0
British prospect Tom Breese chats to Simon Head for MMAjunkie about his move back home to the UK, his move up from welterweight to middleweight and his bout with Oluwale Bamgbose at UFC Fight Night in London, England.
Full story: http://mmajunkie.com/2017/03/with-the-pressure-off-reinvented-tom-breese-is-ready-to-thrive-at-ufc-fight-night-107
In one of his final pre-fight interviews before hanging up his gloves, British bantamweight Brad 'One Punch' Pickett chats to Simon Head for MMAjunkie ahead of his final career fight against Marlon Vera at UFC London.
Full story: http://mmajunkie.com/2017/03/once-more-with-feeling-brad-pickett-not-retired-yet-but-plans-to-leave-on-high-note-at-ufc-fight-night-107
British light-heavyweight powerhouse Jimi 'Poster Boy' Manuwa chats to Simon Head for MMAjunkie ahead of his main event bout with Corey Anderson at UFC London.
Full story: http://mmajunkie.com/2017/03/jimi-manuwa-wants-to-showcase-god-given-talent-against-corey-anderson-in-ufc-fight-night-107-main-event
Undefeated Welsh bantamweight Brett Johns chats to Simon Head for MMAjunkie ahead of his bout with Ian Entwistle at UFC Fight Night London.
Full story: http://mmajunkie.com/2017/03/ufc-fight-night-107s-brett-johns-blacked-out-before-and-after-ufc-debut
Welsh middleweight star Jack 'Hammer' Marshman catches up with Simon Head as he reflects on his successful Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night in Belfast, and discusses his options moving forward on the world stage.
Following the news of Ian McCall's late withdrawal from UFC Belfast, Brad Pickett tells me his offer to step in was turned down by the UFC. He also chats about his upcoming bout with another retiring fighter - Urijah Faber.
Simon Head handed Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson his selfie camera so the welterweight contender could send a message to the fans after his co-main event draw with champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 205 in New York.
Simon Head checks in on Day 1 of UFC fight week in Croatia as he catches up with his US colleagues John Morgan and Kenny Hathaway from MMA Junkie/USA Today to chat all things MMA, podcasting and their hopes for UFC Zagreb.
Simon Head catches up with Dutch MMA superstar Alistair 'The Reem' Overeem to chat about his upcoming bout with teammate Andrei Arlovski at UFC Rotterdam, and also about the sad passing of Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff.
Simon Head catches up with former UFC EMEA chief and new Director of Brand and Commerce for IMMAF David Allen about his new position and the role IMMAF has to play in the growth of the sport around the world.
Simon Head chats to former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman during media day at UFC 196 about his upcoming rematch with Luke Rockhold and the potential for a bout with Britain's Michael Bisping further down the line.
UFC hall of famer and former light-heavyweight champion of the world Chuck 'The Iceman' Liddell chats to Simon Head and colleagues at the EA Sports UFC 2 launch party at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas
UFC's Vice President and General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa James Elliott chats to Simon Head about UFC Fight Night London and looks ahead to the further expansion of UFC across the region.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett chats to MMA journalist Simon Head ahead of his bout at UFC on FOX in New Jersey, and reveals his dream of fighting in England while accompanied by a very special (and loud) guest.
Brazilian UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos chats to MMA journalist Simon Head about his upcoming bout with Conor McGregor at UFC 196 and says he plans on punishing the Irishman for his trash talk.
New Jersey welterweight Mickey Gall chats to MMA journalist Simon Head about how he earned his big break in the UFC, his upcoming Octagon debut at UFC 196 and the carrot of a potential fight with CM Punk in the summer.
British UFC lightweight star chats to Simon Head ahead of his bout with Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night Boston to give his take on his upcoming contest, plus the return of teammate Dominick Cruz and the potential arrival in the lightweight division of featherweight champ Conor McGregor.
Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz talks to Simon Head at the UFC 194 Ultimate Media Day about his upcoming bout with TJ Dillashaw as he looks to reclaim the championship he never lost in the Octagon.
Simon Head chats to MMA Junkie's John Morgan on his podcast The MMA Road Show to discuss Conor McGregor's stunning win at UFC 194 and the potential impact of his win in the UK. [Thanks to John for letting me clip out from his show]
Jiu jitsu ace Ryan Hall was eliminated from The Ultimate Fighter at the quarter-final stage, but has handed a surprise last-minute reprieve after legal issues forced undefeated Brit Saul Rogers out of the Finale.
Simon Head catches up with fellow British MMA media member Chamatkar Sandhu to chat about the UFC triple-header event in Las Vegas, the growth of the UFC back home in the UK and the upcoming event in London.
Icelandinc ace Gunnar Nelson chats to the press at Ultimate Media Day to discuss his fight with Demian Maia, the clash in jiu jitsu styles and also shares some insight on the bout between teammate Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo
Former WEC champion Urijah Faber chats to Simon Head about rejuvenating his status as a bantamweight title contender after 'taking himself out of the game' while former teammate TJ Dillashaw took over at the top of the division
Simon Head chats to Northern Irish lightweight 'Stormin' Norman Parke, who talks about his crucial victory in Dublin and his upcoming fight with Rustam Khabilov at UFC London, and also gives his take on the big Jose Aldo v Conor McGregor fight at UFC 194
Irish strawweight contender Aisling Daly chats to Simon Head as she looks back on her emotional win at UFC Fight Night Dublin and looks ahead to a possible bout at UFC Fight Night London in February 2016.
UK-based MMA journalist Simon Head tries his hand at a spot of matchmaking as he puts together a potential fight card for UFC Fight Night London, set to take place at The O2 Arena on February 27, 2016.
UFC heavyweight contender chats to Simon Head and fellow European media colleagues in an impromptu scrum at the UFC Dublin media day to chat about his current situation in the UFC's heavyweight division
Simon Head chats to South African middleweight Garreth 'Soldierboy' McLellan at the UFC Dublin media day to get his take on the growth of the sport in his country, and the possible arrival of the UFC in the months to come
Simon Head chats with UFC vice president of international development Joe Carr, who explains the transitional stage the UFC's EMEA office currently finds itself in, and chats about the impact of Conor McGregor winning a UFC world title.
UFC reporter Simon Head looks back at a remarkable day at the UFC 189 weigh-ins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas as Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes faced off ahead of their bout on Saturday night.
Ahead of his UK homecoming bout against Thales Leites at UFC Fight Night in Glasgow I sat down with Michael Bisping for an extended interview to chat about his career, his continuing quest for the UFC middleweight title and his history of bizarre jobs before becoming an MMA star.
UFC welterweight champion of the world Georges 'Rush' St-Pierre chats to Simon Head and Dan Ferdinand at the Roger Gracie Academy in London, England as he prepares for his bout with Jake Shields at UFC 129.