The Head Line with Simon Head

The Head Line with Simon Head

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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.


Discussing Conor McGregor’s “retirement” on CNN World Sport
Apr 2 • 4 min
I joined CNN’s Amanda Davies live on CNN World Sport to chat about Conor McGregor’s announcement that he had “retired” from the sport of mixed martial arts.
Unpacking UFC London on MMA Junkie Radio
Mar 21 • 21 min
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…
Talking UFC Prague with John Morgan
Mar 9 • 33 min
I chat with MMAjunkie’s John Morgan on The MMA Road Show from my hotel room in Prague as we preview UFC on ESPN+ 3 in the Czech Republic.
Recapping the Bellator 216 Presser with Paul Daley and Michael ‘Venom’ Page
Mar 9 • 22 min
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’…
UFC Calgary: Completed, with Danny Austin
Jul 30, 2018 • 48 min
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…
In Conversation: Danny Roberts
Jul 26, 2018 • 28 min
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…
International Fight Week Live: UFC 226
Jul 8, 2018 • 37 min
MMA journalist Simon Head records live from octagonside as Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier do battle for the UFC heavyweight title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
International Fight Week Live: TUF 27 Finale
Jul 8, 2018 • 14 min
MMA journalist Simon Head records live from octagonside at The Ultimate Fighter Finale as Israel Adesanya faced Brad Tavares in the main event at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas.
UFC 194: Post-fight chat
Oct 1, 2017 • 34 min
Chatting UFC 194 and wrapping up the MMA year in 2015 with my press row colleague John Morgan.
UFC 194: Fight Night
Oct 1, 2017 • 79 min
Live recordings from octagonside pre-fight, then the press conferences post-fight, at UFC 194 in Las Vegas.
UFC Vegas/TUF Finale
Oct 1, 2017 • 17 min
Updates from a busy two days in Vegas with the UFC Vegas fight night, the TUF Finale and the UFC 194 weigh-ind
UFC Vegas: Weigh-In Wednesday
Oct 1, 2017 • 35 min
Chatting with my press row friends John Morgan and Chamatkar Sandhu, plus TUF Finale competitors Ryan Hall and Artem Lobov.
UFC 194 Media Day
Oct 1, 2017 • 46 min
Interviews from the UFC 194 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Featuring Urijah Faber, Gunnar Nelson, Max Holloway, Jeremy Stephens, Joe Lauzon and Demian Maia.
UFC Vegas Open Workouts
Oct 1, 2017 • 53 min
Check out the open workout media scrums ahead of UFC Vegas, featuring Sage Northcutt, Paige VanZant, Jim Miller, Aljamain Sterling, Michael Chiesa, Rose Namajunas and Cody Pfister.
UFC 194 Preview
Oct 1, 2017 • 37 min
Previews and predictions from Robin Black, Norman Parke, Michael Bisping and Dana White ahead of UFC 194 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC Dublin
Oct 1, 2017 • 114 min
Fighter reaction ahead of UFC Fight Night in Dublin, Ireland.
Chatting with Andy Friedlander
Sep 30, 2017 • 58 min
In conversation with the UFC’s EMEA octagon announcer Andy Friedlander ahead of UFC Fight Night in Dublin, Ireland.
BAMMA 21
Sep 30, 2017 • 33 min
Behind-the-scenes coverage from BAMMA 21 at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.
UFC Glasgow
Sep 30, 2017 • 18 min
Pre-fight interviews recorded on media day ahead of UFC Fight Night: Bisping v Leites in Glasgow, Scotland.
UFC 189
Sep 30, 2017 • 63 min
Interviews and reaction from UFC 189 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
UFC London
Sep 30, 2017 • 33 min
Chatting with UFC commentator John Gooden and UFC EMEA chief Garry Cook ahead of UFC Fight Night in London.
UFC Nottingham
Sep 30, 2017 • 26 min
Live reaction from octagonside in Nottingham from Simon Head and Rob Leigh.
BAMMA 10
Sep 30, 2017 • 27 min
Live reaction from cageside at BAMMA 10 with Simon Head and Rob Leigh.
UFC 138
Sep 30, 2017 • 17 min
Live reaction from octagonside from Simon Head and Rob Leigh in Birmingham.
TUF 14: Michael Bisping
Sep 30, 2017 • 14 min
Chatting all things The Ultimate Fighter with former winner and season head coach Michael Bisping
BAMMA 7
Sep 30, 2017 • 20 min
Live reaction from cageside with Simon Head and Rob Leigh.
UFC 129: Georges St-Pierre
Sep 30, 2017 • 16 min
I caught up with Georges St-Pierre during his training camp at the Roger Gracie Academy in London as he prepared for his title fight with Jake Shields at UFC 129.
UFC 127: Michael Bisping
Sep 30, 2017 • 30 min
British UFC star Michael Bisping chats ahead of his bout with Jorge Rivera at UFC 127.
UFC 120
Sep 30, 2017 • 57 min
Pre-fight interviews with British UFC stars Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping, Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy and John ‘Hitman’ Hathaway
Looking back at #MayMac
Aug 28, 2017 • 14 min
Looking back at MayMac • What’s next for Conor McGregor? • How balanced was the media coverage of MayMac?
Mayweather-McGregor: Who wins?
Aug 24, 2017 • 4 min
Mayweather v McGregor: Who wins?
Mayweather-McGregor: Betting update
Aug 22, 2017 • 4 min
Mayweather-McGregor Fight Week is here! • The big fish arrive in Vegas for Mayweather v McGregor
Chatting with ONE Championship’s Michael Schiavello
Aug 18, 2017 • 5 min
Welcome to The Head Line • Michael Schiavello looks ahead to ONE: Quest for Greatness
Why Mauro Ranallo is the best in the business
Apr 18, 2017 • 3 min
Simon Head explains where he thinks Mauro Ranallo might land next, and pays tribute to the commentator he says is the best in combat sports.
Why Demetrious Johnson is the best fighter on the planet
Apr 18, 2017 • 2 min
Simon Head explains why he has UFC flyweight champ Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson at the top of his pound-for-pound list.
Why doesn’t the UFC have a women’s 125lb division?
Apr 18, 2017 • 4 min
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.
Should the UFC light-heavyweight title now be vacant?
Apr 16, 2017 • 7 min
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.
Some personal thoughts on MMA in the UK mainstream media
Apr 16, 2017 • 8 min
During this week’s episode of The Brit Pack podcast I shared some views on the sustainability of MMA in the UK’s mainstream media.
UFC London Post-Fight: Brad Pickett press conference
Apr 16, 2017 • 12 min
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
UFC London Post-Fight: Jimi Manuwa press conference
Apr 16, 2017 • 11 min
Main event star Jimi Manuwa reflects on his thumping one-punch knockout victory over Corey Anderson at UFC London. Full video on MMAjunkie YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=660XmUZ7cJ4
UFC London Interview Day: Tom Breese
Apr 16, 2017 • 2 min
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:…
UFC London Interview Day: Brad Pickett
Apr 15, 2017 • 5 min
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:…
UFC London Interview Day: Jimi Manuwa
Apr 15, 2017 • 4 min
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:…
UFC London Interview Day: Brett Johns
Apr 15, 2017 • 5 min
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
Bellator 179: Rory MacDonald ready to make an impact
Apr 15, 2017 • 6 min
Canadian MMA star Rory MacDonald chats to Simon Head at the Bellator 179 launch presser ahead of his main event bout with Brit Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley at Wembley Arena.
Bellator 179: Derek Anderson taking it all in his stride
Apr 15, 2017 • 4 min
Bellator MMA athlete Derek ‘Barbaric’ Anderson chats to Simon Head about moving up from lightweight to welterweight to take on British star Michael ‘Venom’ Page at Bellator 179 in London.
Bellator 179: Scott Coker press conference scrum
Apr 15, 2017 • 8 min
Scott Coker chats to reporters at the second Bellator 179 launch press conference in London, England.
Cage Warriors 80: Dan Hardy reveals he’s one step closer to a comeback
Apr 15, 2017 • 4 min
Former Cage Warriors and UFC star Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy reveals he’s now one step closer to a possible return to the UFC’s octagon.
Cage Warriors 80: John Gooden
Apr 15, 2017 • 5 min
UFC commentator and former Cage Warriors play-by-play man John Gooden shares some fond memories of his time calling Cage Warriors shows, including the time he took a knee from Conor McGregor.
Cage Warriors 80: Nicolas Dalby
Apr 15, 2017 • 3 min
Danish welterweight star and former Cage Warriors welterweight champion Nicolas Dalby chats to Simon Head before taking the microphone as the promotion’s guest analyst at Cage Warriors 80 in London.
Bellator 179 Press Conference: Scott Coker media scrum
Apr 15, 2017 • 17 min
Bellator president Scott Coker chats with reporters at the Bellator 179 presser in London, England.
Bellator 179 Press Conference: Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley
Apr 15, 2017 • 6 min
Hard-hitting British welterweight Paul Daley chats with Simon Head in London ahead of his main event bout with Rory MacDonald at Bellator 179.
Bellator 179 Press Conference: Michael ‘Venom’ Page
Apr 15, 2017 • 7 min
Simon Head chats with British welterweight star Michael ‘Venom’ Page at the Bellator 179 presser in London.
Jack Marshman on his UFC debut win and John Phillips’ call-out
Apr 15, 2017 • 14 min
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.
UFC new boy Brett Johns on pre-fight self-doubts and post-fight euphoria
Apr 15, 2017 • 13 min
Welsh bantamweight Brett Johns chats to Simon Head after his emotional UFC debut victory in in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
UFC Belfast: Neil Seery opens up after retirement fight falls through
Apr 15, 2017 • 5 min
Irish flyweight star Neil Seery chats to Simon Head after learning that his retirement bout with Ian McCall had fallen through due to his opponent falling ill on weigh-in day.
UFC Belfast: Brad Pickett offers to step in to face Neil Seery
Apr 15, 2017 • 3 min
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.
UFC Belfast Media Day: Neil Seery
Apr 15, 2017 • 2 min
Irish flyweight favourite Neil ‘2-Tap’ Seery chats with Simon Head ahead of his retirement bout at UFC Fight Night in Belfast.
UFC Belfast Media Day: Uriah Hall
Apr 15, 2017 • 1 min
Uriah ‘Primetime’ Hall chats with reporters at the UFC Belfast media day event at the SSE Arena.
UFC Belfast Media Day: Gegard Mousasi
Apr 15, 2017 • 3 min
Dutch middleweight star Gegard Mousasi chats to Simon Head ahead of his main event bout with Uriah Hall in Belfast.
UFC Belfast Media Day: Ross Pearson
Apr 15, 2017 • 6 min
Lightweight Ross ‘The Real Deal’ Pearson chats with Simon Head on Ultimate Media Day in Belfast.
UFC Belfast Media Day: Artem Lobov
Apr 15, 2017 • 4 min
‘The Russian Hammer’ Artem Lobov chats to Simon Head at UFC Fight Night Belfast Ultimate Media Day.
UFC Belfast Media Day: Ian McCall
Apr 15, 2017 • 4 min
Flyweight contender Ian ‘Uncle Creepy’ McCall talks with Simon Head about his return from injury and the succession of setbacks that left him on the shelf.
UFC 205 Post-Fight: Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson’s message for the fans
Apr 15, 2017 • 1 min
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.
UFC 205: Michael Bisping Fight Network media scrum
Apr 15, 2017 • 4 min
Michael Bisping chats with Simon Head and assembled media reporters in New York City just after the UFC 205 pre-fight press conference.
UFC 205 Media Day: Khabib Nurmagomedov
Apr 15, 2017 • 3 min
Undefeated Russian lightweight star Khabib Nurmagomedov rails against the UFC’s matchmaking policy ahead of his bout with Michael Johnson at UFC 205 in New York.
UFC 205 Media Day: Chris Weidman
Apr 15, 2017 • 1 min
Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman chats with reporters ahead of his bout with Yoel Romero at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
UFC 205 Media Day: Miesha Tate
Apr 15, 2017 • 3 min
Miesha Tate chats with reporters during UFC 205 Ultimate Media Day at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Stipe Miocic on life as ‘the baddest man on the planet’
Apr 15, 2017 • 9 min
Newly-crowned UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic chats with Simon Head during a flying visit to London.
Why Neil Seery deserves a main card spot at UFC Belfast
Apr 15, 2017 • 1 min
Irish flyweight star Neil Seery is set to call it a day after UFC Belfast, so why not give the popular fighter a main card send-off.
Gegard Mousasi: ‘I was politically correct and it got me nowhere’
Apr 15, 2017 • 15 min
Dutch middleweight star Gegard Mousasi chats with Simon Head in London.
UFC 204: Garry Cook interview
Apr 15, 2017 • 9 min
Simon Head catches up with UFC chief global brand officer Garry Cook at the UFC 204 weigh-ins at Manchester Central.
UFC 204 Media Day: Michael Bisping
Apr 15, 2017 • 6 min
UFC middleweight champion of the world Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping chats to Simon Head ahead of his main event bout with Dan Henderson at UFC 204 in Manchester, England.
UFC 204 Media Day: Brad Pickett
Apr 15, 2017 • 7 min
British bantamweight fan-favourite Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett chats to Simon Head at Ultimate Media Day for UFC 204 in Manchester, England.
UFC 204 Media Day: Jimi Manuwa
Apr 15, 2017 • 3 min
Hard-hitting British light-heavyweight star Jimi ‘Poster Boy’ Manuwa chats to Simon Head at UFC 204 Ultimate Media Day in Manchester, England.
UFC 204 Media Day: Marc Diakiese
Apr 15, 2017 • 3 min
Rising British lightweight star Marc ‘Bonecrusher’ Diakiese chats with Simon Head ahead of his bout with Lucasz Sajewski at UFC 204 in Manchester, England.
UFC 204 Media Day: Danny Roberts
Apr 15, 2017 • 4 min
British welterweight Danny ‘Hot Chocolate’ Roberts chats to Simon Head at UFC 204 Ultimate Media Day in Manchester, England.
UFC 204 Media Day: Ian Entwistle
Apr 15, 2017 • 5 min
British bantamweight Ian Entwistle chats to Simon Head at the UFC 204 media day in Manchester, England.
UFC 204 Media Day: Davey Grant
Apr 15, 2017 • 2 min
British bantamweight Davey Grant chats about his upcoming bout at UFC 204.
UFC 204 Media Day: Leon Edwards
Apr 15, 2017 • 3 min
British welterweight star Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards chats to Simon Head at the UFC 204 Ultimate Media Day in Manchester, England.
UFC 204: British fighters send a message to the UK fans
Apr 15, 2017 • 1 min
Check out the audio track as Simon Head took his selfie camera and got the British stars of UFC 204 to record selfie messages for the fans.
UFC 204 Open Workout Recap
Apr 15, 2017 • 4 min
Recapping the best bits from the UFC 204 open workouts in Manchester, England.
UFC 204 Open Workouts: Michael Bisping
Apr 15, 2017 • 17 min
Michael Bisping addresses the crowd at the UFC 204 open workouts in Manchester.
ACB 47: Highlights Show
Apr 15, 2017 • 22 min
Simon Head and Steve Cook-Abbott present live reaction from cageside at the SSE Hydro for ACB 47: Braveheart.
ACB 47: Norman Parke
Apr 15, 2017 • 2 min
Northern Ireland’s Norman Parke chats about his win at ACB 47, but says he’s not yet ready for a return to the UFC.
ACB 47: Saul Rogers
Apr 15, 2017 • 5 min
British lightweight prospect Saul Rogers reflects on his impressive win over Michell Adelina at ACB 47 in Glasgow
ACB 47: Fighter selfies
Apr 15, 2017 • 0 min
The British stars of ACB 47 send messages to the fans ahead of their respective bouts in Glasgow, Scotland.
UFC Hamburg: Fight night recap
Apr 15, 2017 • 8 min
Behind the scenes covering UFC Fight Night in Hamburg, Germany
UFC Hamburg Media Day: The Fighters’ Selfie Messages
Apr 15, 2017 • 3 min
The stars of UFC Hamburg media day send their personal messages to the UK UFC fans.
UFC Hamburg Media Day: James Elliott
Apr 15, 2017 • 8 min
UFC vice president and general manager for EMEA James Elliott catches up with Simon Head at UFC Hamburg media day in Germany.
UFC Hamburg Media Day: Nick Hein
Apr 15, 2017 • 5 min
German lightweight favourite ‘Sergeant’ Nick Hein chats with Simon Head at Ultimate Media Day ahead of his bout at UFC Fight Night in Hamburg, Germany.
UFC Hamburg Media Day: Peter Sobotta
Apr 15, 2017 • 1 min
Peter Sobotta explains why his dual nationality (German and Polish) has caused him to represent another country from now on in the UFC.
UFC Hamburg Media Day: Josh Barnett
Apr 15, 2017 • 4 min
Former UFC heavyweight champion and sometime pro wrestler Josh ‘The Warmaster’ Barnett chats to Simon Head about his catch wrestling background.
UFC Hamburg Interview Day: Scott Askham
Apr 15, 2017 • 5 min
British middleweight Scott Askham chats to Simon Head ahead of his bout at UFC Fight Night in Hamburg, Germany.
UFC Hamburg Interview Day: Jimmy Wallhead
Apr 15, 2017 • 4 min
UK MMA stalwart ‘Judo’ Jimmy Wallhead chats to Simon Head ahead of his UFC debut in Hamburg, Germany.
UFC Hamburg: Meet Marc Diakiese
Apr 15, 2017 • 3 min
We sat down with new UFC signing Marc Diakiese, who was in Hamburg to help corner teammate Scott Askham at UFC Fight Night.
Bellator London: Lennox Lewis pays tribute to MVP
Apr 15, 2017 • 1 min
Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Lennox Lewis hails the skills of British welterweight MMA star Michael ‘Venom’ Page at Bellator London.
Bellator London: Michael ‘Venom’ Page on his Pokemon GO! KO
Apr 15, 2017 • 8 min
British welterweight superstar Michael ‘Venom’ Page chats to the press after his spectacular knockout of Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos at Bellator London.
Michael Bisping talks payback against Dan Henderson at UFC 204
Apr 15, 2017 • 11 min
UFC middleweight champion Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping chats about his upcoming fight with his old nemesis Dan Henderson at UFC 204 in Manchester.
Dan Henderson talks Michael Bisping fight at UFC 204
Apr 15, 2017 • 6 min
Ahead of UFC 202, Dan Henderson chats to Simon Head about his upcoming rematch with middleweight champ Michael Bisping at UFC 204.
UFC 202: Media Day and Open Workouts
Apr 15, 2017 • 13 min
Recapping the events of UFC 202 Ultimate Media Day and the open workouts from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Reliving the drama at the UFC 202 presser
Apr 15, 2017 • 6 min
Simon Head and John Morgan travel back from the UFC 202 press conference, where a melee ensued between main event stars Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.
UFC 202 Press Conference: Carnage at the Copperfield
Apr 15, 2017 • 13 min
Recapping the crazy scenes at the UFC 202 press conference at the David Copperfield Theatre at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
International Fight Week Recap
Apr 15, 2017 • 8 min
Highlights from International Fight Week in Las Vegas.
Meet ‘The Female Pacquiao’ Ana Julaton
Apr 15, 2017 • 4 min
World boxing champion turned mixed martial artist Ana Julaton chats from her Las Vegas gym.
UFC Vegas Open Workouts: Rafael dos Anjos media scrum
Apr 15, 2017 • 7 min
UFC lightweight world champion Rafael dos Anjos speaks with reporters at the UFC Vegas open workouts at the MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas.
UFC Vegas Open Workouts: Eddie Alvarez media scrum
Apr 15, 2017 • 7 min
Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez chats to the media ahead of his tilt at the UFC lightweight title at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas.
UFC Vegas Open Workouts: Derrick Lewis media scrum
Apr 15, 2017 • 7 min
‘The Black Beast’ Derrick Lewis chats with reporters at the UFC Vegas open workouts in Las Vegas.
UFC Vegas Open Workouts: Roy Nelson media scrum
Apr 15, 2017 • 7 min
Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson chats with the media after his UFC Vegas open workout session at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
TUF Finale Open Workouts: Ross Pearson media scrum
Apr 15, 2017 • 11 min
British lightweight Ross ‘The Real Deal’ Pearson chats to reporters at the TUF Finale / UFC Vegas open workouts in Las Vegas, Nevada.
TUF Finale Open Workouts: Will Brooks media scrum
Apr 15, 2017 • 8 min
Former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks talks to the press after working out for the fans at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
TUF Finale Open Workouts: Joanna Jedrzejczyk media scrum
Apr 15, 2017 • 9 min
Defending UFC strawweight world champ chats to the press at the TUF Finale / UFC Vegas open workouts on the MGM Grand casino floor in Las Vegas.
TUF Finale Open Workouts: Claudia Gadelha media scrum
Apr 15, 2017 • 7 min
Brazilian strawweight title challenger chats to the media at the TUF Finale / UFC Vegas open workouts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Michael Bisping: Chatting with the champ
Apr 14, 2017 • 17 min
Simon Head catches up with newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping during his whistlestop visit to the UK.
Interview: UFC EMEA chief James Elliott
Apr 14, 2017 • 16 min
Ahead of UFC 200 and International Fight Week, Simon Head sits down for a catch-up with vice president and general manager of UFC EMEA, James Elliott.
UFC 199: Facebook Live Recap with John Morgan
Apr 14, 2017 • 26 min
Simon Head and John Morgan deliver their reaction to a dramatic night at The Forum in Inglewood, California, as Michael Bisping stunned Luke Rockhold to win the UFC middleweight title at UFC 199.
UFC 199: Backstage with Michael Bisping after his historic UFC title win
Apr 14, 2017 • 4 min
Simon Head goes backstage to chat with Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping after his knockout of Luke Rockhold saw him crowned the undisputed UFC middleweight champion of the world at UFC 199 in Los Angeles.
UFC 199: Media Day Recap
Apr 14, 2017 • 14 min
Highlights from Simon Head’s Facebook Live broadcast of UFC 199 Ultimate Media Day at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
UFC 199 Open Workouts: Michael Bisping
Apr 14, 2017 • 7 min
British middleweight contender Michael Bisping says he plans on stepping in on two weeks’ notice and shocking the world by knocking out Luke Rockhold at UFC 199.
UFC 199 Open Workouts: Luke Rockhold
Apr 14, 2017 • 10 min
Defending UFC middleweight champion of the world Luke Rockhold says he’ll make easy work of Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC 199 in Los Angeles.
UFC 199 Open Workouts: Dominick Cruz
Apr 14, 2017 • 8 min
Undisputed UFC bantamweight champion of the world Dominick Cruz chats to the press at the UFC 199 open workouts at the UFC Gym in Torrance, California.
UFC 199 Open Workouts: Urijah Faber
Apr 14, 2017 • 7 min
‘The California Kid’ Urijah Faber chats with the media at the UFC 199 open workouts in Los Angeles.
Nick Hein on his injury nightmare
Apr 14, 2017 • 11 min
German lightweight star Nick Hein chats with Simon Head at the fighter hotel in Rotterdam after being forced off the card due to injury.
Day 3 at UFC Rotterdam
Apr 14, 2017 • 8 min
Previewing and reviewing the night’s action at UFC Rotterdam in the Netherlands
Day 2 at UFC Rotterdam
Apr 14, 2017 • 4 min
Behind the scenes during Ultimate Media Day at UFC Rotterdam.
Day 1 at UFC Rotterdam
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
Catching up with some of the stars of UFC Rotterdam at the fighter hotel in the Netherlands.
Pre-fight at Octagonside for UFC 197: Jones v Saint-Preux
Apr 14, 2017 • 4 min
Simon Head runs down the fight card ahead of UFC 197: Jones v Saint-Preux at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.
UFC 197 Media Day: Jon Jones
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones chats with reporters at the UFC 197 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
UFC 197 Open Workouts: Jon Jones
Apr 14, 2017 • 14 min
Former undisputed UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones faces the press at the UFC 197 open workouts at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas.
UFC 197 Open Workouts: Demetrious Johnson
Apr 14, 2017 • 10 min
Undisputed UFC flyweight champion of the world Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson chats to the media at the UFC 197 open workouts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
UFC 197 Open Workouts: Henry Cejudo
Apr 14, 2017 • 7 min
Number-one flyweight contender and Olympic gold medallist Henry ‘The Messenger’ Cejudo chats to the press at the UFC 197 open workouts in Las Vegas.
UFC 197 Open Workouts: Ovince Saint-Preux
Apr 14, 2017 • 6 min
Light-heavyweight contender Ovince ‘OSP’ Saint-Preux chats to the assembled press at the UFC 197 open workouts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Setting the scene for UFC 197 in Las Vegas
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
Simon Head previews UFC 197: Jones v Saint-Preux at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Day 5 at UFC Zagreb
Apr 14, 2017 • 34 min
MMA journalist Simon Head reports from Octagonside in Zagreb before the post-fight press conference and an airport chat with MMA Junkie photographer Per Haljestam before heading home.
Day 4 at UFC Zagreb
Apr 14, 2017 • 11 min
It’s the penultimate day at UFC Zagreb, as MMA journalists Simon Head and John Morgan recap weigh-in day from a very loud pub in the heart of Croatia’s capital city.
Day 3 at UFC Zagreb
Apr 14, 2017 • 50 min
Simon Head checks in from Croatia with a stack of interviews from behind the scenes at the fighter hotel in Zagreb.
Day 2 at UFC Zagreb
Apr 14, 2017 • 14 min
It’s media day in Zagreb as MMA journalist Simon Head chats to the two men in the main event, heavyweight contender Ben Rothwell and former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.
Day 1 at UFC Zagreb
Apr 14, 2017 • 36 min
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.
Brad Pickett’s coach Mike Brown on the Brit’s UFC future
Apr 14, 2017 • 6 min
American Top Team coach and former world champion Mike Brown chats to Simon Head about his friend and teammate Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett (pictured) about his win in London and his UFC future.
Ben Rothwell looks ahead to UFC Zagreb
Apr 14, 2017 • 12 min
Simon Head chats to UFC heavyweight contender Ben Rothwell about his charge towards the UFC title and his famous submission move, the Gogo Choke.
Junior dos Santos: Ready for Rothwell at UFC Zagreb
Apr 14, 2017 • 12 min
Simon Head chats to former UFC heavyweight champion of the world Junior dos Santos ahead of his bout with Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night in Zagreb, Croatia.
Ian Entwistle: From football to foot locks
Apr 14, 2017 • 9 min
Simon Head chats to British UFC bantamweight Ian Entwistle, who explains how being rejected as a young aspiring footballer helped spur him on to success as a mixed martial artist.
Alistair Overeem looks ahead to his bout at UFC Rotterdam
Apr 14, 2017 • 9 min
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.
IMMAF director David Allen on the growth of MMA
Apr 14, 2017 • 13 min
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.
Mike Wilkinson on UFC London defeat and Rotterdam hopes
Apr 14, 2017 • 6 min
British UFC featherweight Mike Wilkinson chats to Simon Head about his loss to Makwan Amirkhani at UFC London and his hopes for a future fight in the Octagon soon.
Ross Pearson chats ahead of UFC Brisbane
Apr 14, 2017 • 12 min
British UFC star Ross ‘The Real Deal’ Pearson chats to Simon Head ahead of his bout with Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night in Brisbane, Australia on March 19
UFC 196 Press Room Reaction: Petesy Carroll
Apr 14, 2017 • 6 min
Simon Head chats with Irish MMA journalist Petesy Carroll after Conor McGregor was sensationally submitted by Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 196 in Las Vegas.
UFC 196 Press Room Reaction: Jeremy Botter
Apr 14, 2017 • 2 min
Simon Head chats with American journalist for Bleacher Report Jeremy Botter in the aftermath of Nate Diaz’s submission victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 196.
UFC 196 Press Room Reaction: Jonathan Shrager
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
Simon Head chats with fellow Brit and correspondent for The MMA Underground Jonathan Shrager about Nate Diaz’s submission victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 196.
Chris Weidman plans on getting his belt back at UFC 199
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
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.
Dominick Cruz on taking on ‘TJ Dillashaw’s grandfather’ Urijah Faber
Apr 14, 2017 • 10 min
UFC bantamweight champion of the world Dominick Cruz chats to Simon Head and colleagues at an exclusive media scrum at the EA Sports UFC 2 launch party at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas
Joanna Jedrzejczyk on TUF: ‘It was fun and I enjoyed every moment’
Apr 14, 2017 • 8 min
UFC women’s strawweight champion of the world Joanna Jedrzejczyk chats to Simon Head and colleagues at an exclusive media scrum at the EA Sports UFC 2 event in Las Vegas
Chuck Liddell: ‘I’ll always miss fighting’
Apr 14, 2017 • 8 min
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
Frankie Edgar: ‘Conor’s gonna come down, and I’m gonna take that belt from him’
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar chats to Simon Head and colleagues at an exclusive media scrum at the EA Sports UFC 2 launch party at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas
Luke Rockhold: ‘I might as well go finish Weidman off’
Apr 14, 2017 • 6 min
UFC middleweight champion of the world Luke Rockhold chats to Simon Head and colleagues at an exclusive media scrum at the EA Sports UFC 2 launch party at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas
Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson: ‘My job is to fight and whoop ass’
Apr 14, 2017 • 9 min
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson chats to Simon Head and colleagues during an exclusive media scrum at the EA Sports UFC 2 launch party at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.
Ben Rothwell: ‘If you wanna be number one you gotta be odd!’
Apr 14, 2017 • 9 min
UFC heavyweight contender chats to Simon Head and colleagues at an exclusive media scrum at the EA Sports UFC 2 launch party at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas
Dana White: ‘Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha got into a full-blown fist fight’
Apr 14, 2017 • 12 min
UFC president Dana White chats to Simon Head and colleagues at an exclusive media scrum at the EA Sports UFC 2 launch party at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas
UFC 196 Open Workouts: Conor McGregor media scrum
Apr 14, 2017 • 13 min
UFC featherweight champion of the world Conor McGregor chats to the press during a media scrum at the UFC 196 open workouts at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas
UFC 196 Open Workouts: Nate Diaz media scrum
Apr 14, 2017 • 8 min
Lightweight contender Nathan Diaz fields questions from the press at the UFC 196 open workouts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
UFC 196 Open Workouts: Holly Holm media scrum
Apr 14, 2017 • 7 min
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm chats to the media at the UFC 196 open workouts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
UFC 196 Open Workouts: Miesha Tate media scrum
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Miesha Tate chats to the press during a media scrum at the UFC 196 open workouts at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Eric Winter reflects on an historic night for UFC Fight Pass at UFC London
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
Senior VP and GM of UFC Fight Pass reflects on historic night at UFC London as he chats to Simon Head in the aftermath of UFC Fight Night at The O2 Arena
UFC London: Pre-fight LIVE from Octagonside at The O2
Apr 14, 2017 • 4 min
Simon Head runs down the fight card ahead of UFC Fight Night: Silva v Bisping at The O2 Arena, London
UFC London: Makwan Amirkhani pre-fight interview
Apr 14, 2017 • 13 min
Finnish star Makwan Amirkhani chats to Simon Head ahead of his bout with Mike WIlkinson at UFC Fight Night London
UFC EMEA chief James Elliott on UFC London and UFC’s future in Europe
Apr 14, 2017 • 7 min
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.
UFC London Media Day: Scott Askham on his vociferous support - ‘The Askham Army’
Apr 14, 2017 • 3 min
British middleweight star talks to Simon Head about the travelling army of fans who follow him around Europe to watch his fight.
UFC London Media Day: After his ‘terrible’ UFC debut Arnold Allen’s ready to kick things up a gear
Apr 14, 2017 • 2 min
British featherweight prospect Arnold Allen says he’s ready to showcase his full arsenal when he faces Yaotzin Meza at UFC Fight Night London.
UFC London Media Day: Michael Bisping on how he thrives under pressure
Apr 14, 2017 • 1 min
British UFC star Michael Bisping tells Simon Head how he puts himself under pressure to perform, then thrives under that pressure inside the Octagon.
UFC London Media Day: Mike Wilkinson on his long road back to the Octagon
Apr 14, 2017 • 1 min
Ahead of his return bout at UFC Fight Night London, British featherweight Mike Wilkinson reveals the torment of having to sit out almost 18 months injured.
UFC London Media Day: New dad Norman Parke on fighting for more than just himself
Apr 14, 2017 • 1 min
Northern Ireland’s Norman Parke tells Simon Head about how fatherhood has changed his fighting outlook ahead of his bout with Rustam Khabilov at UFC Fight Night London
UFC London Open Workouts: Dan Hardy - ‘I’m honoured to be a part of it’
Apr 14, 2017 • 6 min
British UFC star-turned-commentator Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy chats to SunSport ahead of UFC Fight Night: Silva v Bisping in London.
UFC London Open Workouts: Michael Bisping - ‘I don’t think anyone on this planet will be able to beat me’
Apr 14, 2017 • 4 min
British middleweight star says he’s in the form of his life and ready to stake his claim for a title shot by beating Anderson Silva at UFC London.
UFC London Open Workouts: Anderson Silva - ‘I’m so happy to be back in London’
Apr 14, 2017 • 1 min
Brazilian UFC superstar is delighted to be back in England and says he’ll celebrate with victory at UFC London.
UFC London Open Workouts: Brad Pickett - ‘I love my job, so I want to keep it!’
Apr 14, 2017 • 2 min
British bantamweight star Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett says he’s desperate for a win at UFC London to revive his career.
UFC London Open Workouts: ‘Expect the best Tom Breese ever’
Apr 14, 2017 • 1 min
Undefeated British welterweight prospect Tom Breese says he’s getting better and better as he prepares to face veteran Keita Nakamura at UFC London.
UFC’s EMEA chief James Elliott on plans for 2016
Apr 14, 2017 • 7 min
UFC’s vice president and general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa James Elliott chats to Simon Head about the promotion’s plans for 2016.
Ben Rothwell on his long and winding road towards the UFC heavyweight title
Apr 14, 2017 • 10 min
UFC heavyweight contender ‘Big’ Ben Rothwell chats to MMA journalist Simon Head ahead of his co-main event bout with Josh Barnett at UFC on FOX in Newark, New Jersey.
Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson on Ryan Bader and flirting with the heavyweight division
Apr 14, 2017 • 9 min
Hard-hitting UFC light-heavyweight contender Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson chats to MMA journalist Simon Head ahead of his bout with Ryan Bader in the main event of UFC on FOX in Newark, New Jersey
Ryan Bader on respect, giving back and that elusive UFC title shot
Apr 14, 2017 • 14 min
UFC light-heavyweight contender Ryan ‘Darth’ Bader chats to MMA journalist Simon Head before his main event bout with Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson in New Jersey.
Josh Barnett on Ben Rothwell, pro wrestling… and Brian Blessed!
Apr 14, 2017 • 14 min
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.
Artem Lobov: ‘I’m gonna clean up this sport and separate boys from men’
Apr 14, 2017 • 9 min
Born in Russia, resident of Ireland, ‘The Russian Hammer’ Artem Lobov chats to MMA journalist Simon Head ahead of his upcoming fight against Alex White at UFC Fight Night.
UFC starlet ‘Super’ Sage Northcutt on his world title dream
Apr 14, 2017 • 11 min
UFC star Sage Northcutt chats to MMA journalist Simon Head about his upcoming fight with Bryan Barbarena at UFC on FOX, his rapid rise to stardom and the possibility of him staying at welterweight.
UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos on Conor McGregor: “I’m gonna punish this guy”
Apr 14, 2017 • 10 min
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.
UFC newcomer Mickey Gall on his Octagon debut and chasing a fight with CM Punk
Apr 14, 2017 • 10 min
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.
CM Punk on his UFC debut: ‘I expect people to be disappointed’
Apr 14, 2017 • 9 min
Former WWE superstar CM Punk chats to MMA journalist Simon Head and says he plans on leaving a lot of people disappointed after his UFC debut later this summer.
CM Punk on Dominick Cruz: “He’s superhuman!”
Apr 14, 2017 • 0 min
Former WWE star-turned-UFC athlete CM Punk chats to Simon Head about Dominick Cruz’s remarkable return to the top of the UFC’s bantamweight division.
Former UFC middleweight Luke Barnatt on Arnold Allen
Apr 14, 2017 • 1 min
Former UFC middleweight Luke Barnatt chats to Simon Head at UFC Berlin 2015 about up and coming British prospect Arnold Allen
Ross Pearson on Trinaldo test, McGregor’s move up and Cruz’s comeback
Apr 14, 2017 • 9 min
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…
Media scrum: UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm
Apr 14, 2017 • 14 min
Newly-crowned UFC women’s bantamweight champion of the world Holly Holm chats to the press during a media scrum in Las Vegas
Dominick Cruz: Ready to take back his title
Apr 14, 2017 • 11 min
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.
My UFC year in review: An audio retrospective
Apr 14, 2017 • 68 min
I take a look back at my year covering the UFC through some of the snippets and interviews in my audio library. Thanks to everyone who helped make it such an enjoyable year.
UFC 195: Carlos Condit on one more run at the gold
Apr 14, 2017 • 8 min
Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit admits his bout with Robbie Lawler at UFC 195 could represent his final chance to capture undisputed UFC championship gold.
UFC 195: Robbie Lawler on fighting his way to the top
Apr 14, 2017 • 13 min
UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler chats to the press during media day at UFC 194 ahead of his bout with Carlos Condit at UFC 195.
British middleweight Scott Askham looking forward to UFC London bout
Apr 14, 2017 • 11 min
Scott Askham chats to Simon Head about his upcoming bout at UFC Fight Night London.
Alistair Overeem: In the right place ahead of Dos Santos clash
Apr 14, 2017 • 7 min
Dutch star looks ahead to his bout with Junior Dos Santos in the co-main event of UFC on FOX in Orlando
Leon Edwards looking to round off 2015 with a bang
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
British welterweight prospect hopes to further his stock in the UFC with a third consecutive victory inside the Octagon when he faces Kamaru Usman in UFC on FOX in Orlando, Florida
Talking Conor McGregor with John Morgan on The MMA Road Show
Apr 14, 2017 • 19 min
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]
Wrapping up 2015 with John Morgan
Apr 14, 2017 • 15 min
MMA journalists Simon Head and John Morgan reflect on an historic night at UFC 194, look back on the year and offer up their hopes for the year ahead.
UFC 194: Post-fight with Robin Black
Apr 14, 2017 • 14 min
Simon Head and Robin Black chat about UFC 194 and Conor McGregor’s incredible 13-second knockout win over Jose Aldo in the main event.
Octagonside at the MGM Grand for UFC 194
Apr 14, 2017 • 8 min
Simon Head previews the biggest fight card of the year from Octagonside at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 194: Aldo v McGregor
Recapping The Ultimate Fighter Finale
Apr 14, 2017 • 3 min
Simon Head looks back at The Ultimate Fighter Finale at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and looks ahead to UFC 194, the biggest fight card of the year.
Chatting with The Ultimate Fighter 22 winner Ryan Hall
Apr 14, 2017 • 2 min
Simon Head managed to grab a last-gasp interview with newly-crowned TUF champion Ryan Hall following The Ultimate Fighter Finale post-fight press conference.
UFC 194 Q&A and weigh-in review with John Morgan
Apr 14, 2017 • 6 min
MMA journalists Simon Head and John Morgan (MMA Junkie) reflect on a lively day at the MGM Grand as the UFC 194 Q&A with Holly Holm and UFC 194 Weigh-Ins took place in Las Vegas.
Live(ish) from Octagonside: UFC Fight Night - Namajunas v VanZant
Apr 14, 2017 • 4 min
The Sun’s Simon Head runs us through the fight card for UFC Fight Night in The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, as Rose Namajunas takes on Paige VanZant in the main event of the evening.
TUF Finale Interview Day: Artem Lobov
Apr 14, 2017 • 8 min
Ireland-based Russian Artem Lobov chats to Simon Head after securing his spot in the finale of The Ultimate Fighter.
TUF Finale Interview Day: Ryan Hall
Apr 14, 2017 • 7 min
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.
More ‘Weigh-In Wednesday’ chat with Chamatkar Sandhu
Apr 14, 2017 • 7 min
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.
Chatting ‘Weigh-In Wednesday’ with John Morgan
Apr 14, 2017 • 10 min
During a rare break in proceedings, MMA journalists Simon Head and John Morgan (MMA Junkie) chat about the huge UFC fight week in Las Vegas and look ahead to what’s in store at UFC 194 and beyond.
UFC 194 Media Day: Demian Maia on facing fellow jiu jitsu stylist Gunnar Nelson
Apr 14, 2017 • 3 min
Brazilian welterweight contender Demian Maia chats to Simon Head about his bout with Gunnar Nelson at UFC 194 in Las Vegas.
TUF Finale Media Day: Joe Lauzon on the evolution of the UFC, dealing with the media, assessing late finishes
Apr 14, 2017 • 7 min
UFC veteran Joe Lauzon chats to Simon Head about his career, his fight with Evan Dunham, the changes in the sport and his take on fighters holding onto submissions too long.
UFC 194 Media Day: Jeremy Stephens on carving his own path to the featherweight title
Apr 14, 2017 • 2 min
UFC featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens chats to Simon Head about his bout with Max Hollloway in Las Vegas.
UFC 194 Media Day: Max Holloway on fighting his way to the top of the featherweight division
Apr 14, 2017 • 9 min
Hawaiian featherweight contender Max Holloway chats to Simon Head about his bout with Jeremy Stephens and his quest for world championship gold in the UFC.
UFC 194 Media Day: Gunnar Nelson on Demian Maia, BJJ and Aldo v McGregor
Apr 14, 2017 • 12 min
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
UFC 194 Media Day: Urijah Faber on getting back in the game at bantamweight
Apr 14, 2017 • 10 min
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
UFC Vegas Open Workouts: Cody Pfister media scrum
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
UFC lightweight Cody Pfister talks to the assembled press after his UFC Vegas open workout session at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Audio courtesy of MMA Junkie.
UFC Vegas Open Workouts: Rose Namajunas media scrum
Apr 14, 2017 • 9 min
UFC women’s strawweight contender Rose Namajunas chats to the media after her open workout session at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Audio courtesy of MMA Junkie.
UFC Vegas Open Workouts: Aljamain Sterling media scrum
Apr 14, 2017 • 6 min
UFC #5-ranked bantamweight contender talks to the press about why he crashed the UFC Vegas open workouts and why he’s the next big thing in the UFC’s 135-pound division.
UFC Vegas Open Workouts: Michael Chiesa media scrum
Apr 14, 2017 • 6 min
UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa chats to the press after the UFC Vegas open workouts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Audio courtesy of MMA Junkie.
UFC Vegas Open Workouts: Jim Miller media scrum
Apr 14, 2017 • 11 min
UFC lightweight contender Jim Miller chats to the press straight after completing his open workout session on the casino floor of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
UFC Vegas Open Workouts: Paige VanZant media scrum
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
UFC women’s strawweight star Paige VanZant talks to the assembled press following her open workout session at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas.
UFC Vegas Open Workouts: Sage Northcutt media scrum
Apr 14, 2017 • 8 min
UFC lightweight star ‘Super’ Sage Northcutt chats to the press straight after his open workout session at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas.
Dana White on Aldo v McGregor: ‘The first round is gonna be the craziest s**t that anybody has ever seen’
Apr 14, 2017 • 13 min
Earlier this year UFC president Dana White chatted to Simon Head about the Jose Aldo v Conor McGregor matchup - and predicted an explosive start to the biggest title fight in UFC history.
Michael Bisping on Gegard Mousasi: “He’s a very formidable opponent”
Apr 14, 2017 • 12 min
British UFC middleweight contender Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping chats to Simon Head about his upcoming bout with former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night London.
Michael Bisping breaks down Weidman-Rockhold and Aldo-McGregor at UFC 194
Apr 14, 2017 • 2 min
British UFC middleweight star Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping looks ahead to the two world title fights at the top of the card at UFC 194 and offers his predictions for both contests.
Talking UFC 194 with MMA analyst Robin Black
Apr 14, 2017 • 13 min
Simon Head chats with Canada’s finest fight analyst, Fight Network’s Robin Black, ahead of Jose Aldo v Conor McGregor and Chris Weidman v Luke Rockhold at UFC 194 in Las Vegas.
Norman Parke on Dublin revival, London test and Aldo v McGregor
Apr 14, 2017 • 15 min
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
Aisling Daly on THAT night in Dublin and UFC London plans
Apr 14, 2017 • 16 min
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.
Building a fight card for UFC London
Apr 14, 2017 • 32 min
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 Dublin Exclusive: Joe Duffy reflects on homecoming heartbreak
Apr 14, 2017 • 9 min
Irish UFC lightweight star Joseph Duffy gives his first interview to Simon Head following his late withdrawal from his UFC Dublin main event bout with Dustin Poirier.
UFC Dublin: Post-media day thoughts
Apr 14, 2017 • 11 min
Simon Head reflects on a crazy two days at UFC Dublin.
UFC Dublin: Dustin Poirier reacts to Joseph Duffy’s injury and main event cancellation
Apr 14, 2017 • 3 min
UFC Dublin main eventer Dustin Poirier speaks with Simon Head following the cancellation of his main event bout with Joseph Duffy due to the Irishman’s mild concussion.
UFC Dublin Media Day: Ben Rothwell on becoming the UFC heavyweight division’s odd man out
Apr 14, 2017 • 19 min
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
UFC Media Day: Paddy Holohan on the switch from ‘People’s Main Event’ to real main event
Apr 14, 2017 • 3 min
Irish flyweight star Paddy Holohan chats to Simon Head at the UFC Dublin media day and talks about his pride to be Irish and to be headlining a UFC fight card in his home town.
UFC Dublin Media Day: Louis Smolka on fighting his way to the top
Apr 14, 2017 • 7 min
Louis Smolka admits to Simon Head and his assembled media colleagues that he’s still ‘two to three years’ away from being a genuine championship contender in the UFC flyweight division
UFC Dublin Media Day: Darren Till on becoming the first British UFC champion
Apr 14, 2017 • 4 min
Brazil-based Liverpudlian Darren Till is ready to announce himself on the world stage with the UFC - and tells Simon Head he’s going to be the first Brit to win UFC championship gold
UFC Dublin Media Day: Norman Parke on getting back to winning ways against Reza Madadi
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
Northern Irish lightweight Stormin Norman Parke talks to Simon Head about his bout with Reza Madadi and how it’s just businesss, despite the heated words between the two in the buildup.
UFC Dublin Media Day: Reza Madadi on making it personal against Norman Parke
Apr 14, 2017 • 3 min
Returning Swedish lightweight Reza Madadi talks to Simon Head about his return to the Octagon after a two-year absence - and his rivalry with opponent Norman Parke
UFC Dublin Media Day: Tom Breese on making the next big step forward
Apr 14, 2017 • 4 min
English welterweight powerhouse Tom Breese chats to Simon Head at the UFC Dublin media day about his bout with Cathal Pendred and his preparations for the fight.
UFC Dublin Media Day: Cathal Pendred on learning from wins, not losses
Apr 14, 2017 • 2 min
Irish welterweight star Cathal Pendred chats to Simon Head at the UFC Dublin media day.
UFC Dublin Media Day: Scott Askham on his Irish test
Apr 14, 2017 • 3 min
English middleweight prospect Scott Askham chats to Simon Head at the UFC Dublin media day ahead of his bout with Poland’s Krzysztof Jotko.
UFC Dublin Media Day: Neil Seery on flyweight fights… and Jurgen Klopp!
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
Irish flyweight favourite Neil ‘2 Tap’ Seery chats to Simon Head at the UFC Dublin media day.
UFC Dublin Media Day: Stevie Ray on continuing his good form
Apr 14, 2017 • 1 min
Scottish lightweight fighter Stevie Ray chats to Simon Head at the UFC Dublin media day ahead of his bout with Frenchman Mickael Lebout.
UFC Dublin Media Day: Rob Whiteford on fighting with a chip on his shoulder
Apr 14, 2017 • 6 min
Scottish featherweight and former Commonwealth Games judo medallist Robert ‘The Hammer’ Whiteford chats to Simon Head at the UFC Dublin media day ahead of his bout against Darren Elkins.
UFC Dublin Media Day: Garreth McLellan on the growth of South African MMA
Apr 14, 2017 • 6 min
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
UFC EMEA announcer Andy Friedlander
Apr 14, 2017 • 51 min
In an extended interview, Simon Head chats with UFC EMEA octagon announcer Andy Friedlander ahead of UFC Fight Night in Dublin, Ireland.
Joanne Calderwood looks forward to Paige VanZant fight
Apr 14, 2017 • 8 min
Simon Head chats to Joanne Calderwood in Thailand as she begins her preparations for her bout with Paige VanZant at UFC Fight Night Las Vegas in December.
Dan Hardy on his Round The World Yacht Race experience
Apr 14, 2017 • 13 min
Simon Head catches up with Dan Hardy in Rio following his successful trip from London to Rio as part of the Great Britain team in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
UFC’s new Vice President and General Manager for EMEA James Elliott
Apr 14, 2017 • 13 min
Simon Head interviews the UFC’s new VP and GM of Europe, Middle East and Africa James Elliott as the UFC prepares for a big year of expansion across the region in 2016.
UFC in 2016: Joe Carr
Apr 14, 2017 • 16 min
Simon Head chats to UFC vice president of international development Joe Carr, who lifts the lid on the UFC’s plans for Europe in 2016.
TUF 22: Saul Rogers
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
Simon Head catches up with British lightweight Saul Rogers, who features in the new season of The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor v Team Faber.
Jimi Manuwa’s ready to Rumble at UFC 191
Apr 14, 2017 • 17 min
Simon Head chats with British UFC star Jimi ‘Posterboy’ Manuwa ahead of his pivotal light-heavyweight clash with number-one contender Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson at UFC 191 on September 5.
Dan Hardy set to take on the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race
Apr 14, 2017 • 1 min
British UFC star Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy is all set for the biggest challenge of his athletic career as he prepares to embark on the first leg of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race.
UFC Glasgow Media Day: Rob Whiteford
Apr 14, 2017 • 2 min
Scottish featherweight favourite Rob Whiteford chats with Simon Head at Ultimate Media Day ahead of his bout with Paul Redmond at UFC Fight Night Glasgow.
UFC Glasgow Media Day: Joe Duffy
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
Ahead of his bout with Ivan Jorge at UFC Glasgow, Irish lightweight star Joe Duffy chats to Simon Head at Ultimate Media Day.
UFC Glasgow Media Day: Chris De La Rocha
Apr 14, 2017 • 5 min
Ahead of his bout at UFC Fight Night in Glasgow, UFC heavyweight Chris De La Rocha chats to Simon Head about his path to the octagon.
UFC Glasgow Media Day: Vaughan Lee
Apr 14, 2017 • 4 min
Experienced British bantamweight Vaughan Lee chats with Simon Head at UFC Fight Night media day in Glasgow, Scotland.
UFC Glasgow Media Day: Leon Edwards
Apr 14, 2017 • 2 min
British welterweight prospect Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards reflects on his eight-second knockout of Seth Baczynski in Poland and looks ahead to his bout at UFC Glasgow.
UFC Glasgow Media Day: Paddy Holohan
Apr 14, 2017 • 2 min
Irish flyweight favourite Paddy ‘The Hooligan’ Holohan chats about his bout at UFC Fight Night in Glasgow.
UFC Glasgow Media Day: Jimmie Rivera
Apr 14, 2017 • 3 min
UFC bantamweight prospect Jimmie Rivera chats about his long and winding road to the UFC ahead of his bout at UFC Fight Night in Glasgow, Scotland.
UFC Glasgow Media Day: Ross Pearson
Apr 14, 2017 • 1 min
British lightweight star Ross Pearson chats to Simon Head during Ultimate Media Day ahead of UFC Fight Night in Glasgow, Scotland
UFC Glasgow Media Day: Tom Breese
Apr 14, 2017 • 1 min
British welterweight prospect Tom Breese tells Simon Head he’d be very interested in a bout with Cathal Pendred at the UFC’s upcoming Fight Night event in Dublin.
UFC Glasgow Media Day: Michael Bisping
Apr 14, 2017 • 4 min
British UFC star Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping chats to Simon Head and vows to put a beating on Brazilian contender Thales Leites in Glasgow on July 18.
Joe Carr on Conor McGregor as MMA’s answer to Tiger Woods
Apr 14, 2017 • 7 min
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 189: Pre-fight at octagonside at the MGM Grand Garden
Apr 13, 2017 • 6 min
Simon Head tees up the big fights on a big night at the MGM Grand Garden as Conor McGregor takes on Chad Mendes for interim UFC featherweight gold in Las Vegas at UFC 189.
UFC 189 Weigh-Ins: Reflections on a crazy day
Apr 13, 2017 • 15 min
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.
UFC 189 Weigh-Ins: Recap with MMAjunkie’s John Morgan
Apr 13, 2017 • 5 min
Simon Head catches up with press row compadre John Morgan from MMAjunkie/USA Today to recap a crazy UFC 189 weigh-in event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
UFC 189: Chad Mendes interview
Apr 13, 2017 • 8 min
UFC interim featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes chats to Simon Head ahead of his call-up to UFC 189 in Las Vegas
UFC 189 Media Day: Daniel Cormier
Apr 13, 2017 • 3 min
UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier chats to Simon Head about Ben Rothwell’s interview with Jon Anik and offers his advice to fighters on how to make the most of their time on the mic.
UFC 189 Media Day: CM Punk
Apr 13, 2017 • 1 min
Former WWE superstar CM Punk chats to Simon Head to give his take on Ben Rothwell’s infamous post-fight interview and share his thoughts on self-promotion by fighters.
UFC 189 Open Workouts: John Kavanagh
Apr 13, 2017 • 3 min
Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh chats to Simon Head at the UFC 189 open workouts and warns Chad Mendes, “If he gets hit, he goes down”.
UFC 189 Media Day: Brad Pickett
Apr 13, 2017 • 7 min
British bantamweight star Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett chats to Simon Head ahead of his bout with Thomas Almeida and says he’s revelling in the role of underdog ahead of the contest at UFC 189.
UFC 189 Media Day: Cathal Pendred
Apr 13, 2017 • 5 min
Simon Head chats to Irish welterweight star Cathal Pendred ahead of his bout with John ‘Doomsday’ Howard at UFC 189 in Las Vegas.
UFC 189 Media Day: Dave Sholler
Apr 13, 2017 • 6 min
UFC PR chief Dave Sholler chats to Simon Head at Ultimate Media Day ahead of UFC 189 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, USA.
Feature interview: Michael Bisping
Apr 13, 2017 • 26 min
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…
UFC Berlin: John Gooden on calling the big fights
Apr 13, 2017 • 5 min
UFC play-by-play commentator John Gooden chats to Simon Head during Ultimate Media Day at UFC Berlin.
UFC Berlin: EMEA chief Dave Allen chats in Germany
Apr 13, 2017 • 2 min
Dave Allen, head of the UFC’s EMEA team, chats to Simon Head in the lead-up to UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk v Penne in Berlin, Germany.
UFC Berlin: Steve Kennedy on pro wrestling and fighting his mum
Apr 13, 2017 • 1 min
Australian fighter Steve ‘Steamrolla’ Kennedy chats to Simon Head ahead of his bout at UFC Fight Night in Berlin, Germany.
The UFC lowdown with Garry Cook
Apr 13, 2017 • 12 min
UFC Europe supremo Garry Cook chats to Simon Head ahead of the UFC’s return to London.
Talking UFC with new EMEA commentator John Gooden
Apr 13, 2017 • 20 min
Simon Head catches up with new UFC play-by-play commentator John Gooden ahead of his debut at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson v Manuwa in London, England.
Podcast appearance: Whoacast - Episode 3
Apr 13, 2017 • 8 min
Simon Head chats UFC 164 with Mike Morgan of WhoaTV on the Whoacast.
Podcast appearance: Whoacast - Episode 2
Apr 13, 2017 • 13 min
Simon Head joins Michael Morgan of WhoaTV for a second appearance on MMA podcast Whoacast.
Podcast appearance: Whoacast - Episode 1
Apr 13, 2017 • 9 min
Simon Head chats with WhoaTV’s Michael Morgan to chat all things UFC on the opening show of the second season of the Whoacast.
UFC on Fuel TV 5: Struve v Miocic - Fight Night Live
Apr 13, 2017 • 26 min
Simon Head and Rob Leigh present live reaction from cageside in Nottingham, England, as heavyweights Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic go toe to toe in the main event.
BAMMA 10: Winner v Sinclair - Fight Night Live
Apr 13, 2017 • 27 min
Simon Head and Rob Leigh present live event reaction from cageside at London’s iconic Wembley Arena as Andre Winner and Rob ‘C4’ Sinclair do battle in the night’s main event.
BAMMA 9: Tom ‘Kong’ Watson post-fight interview
Apr 13, 2017 • 3 min
BAMMA middleweight world champion Tom ‘Kong’ Watson chats to Simon Head after successfully defending his title against Jack Marshman at BAMMA 9 at the NIA in Birmingham.
UFC Undisputed 3 game launch: Brad Pickett interview
Apr 13, 2017 • 9 min
Simon Head chats to British bantamweight favourite Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett at the London launch of the UFC Undisputed 3 video game.
UFC 138: Leben v Munoz - Fight Night Live
Apr 13, 2017 • 17 min
Simon Head and Rob Leigh deliver live reaction from octagonside at the LG Arena in Birmingham for UFC 138.
UFC 138: Rashad Evans guest fighter interview
Apr 13, 2017 • 9 min
UFC 138 guest fighter Rashad Evans chats with Simon Head and Rob Leigh at the launch of the UFC Undisputed video game at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England
TUF: Team Bisping v Team Miller - Michael Bisping interview
Apr 13, 2017 • 14 min
Michael Bisping chats ahead of the season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping v Team Miller.
BAMMA 7: Wallhead v Trigg - Fight Night Live
Apr 13, 2017 • 20 min
Simon Head and Rob Leigh present live event reaction from BAMMA 7: Wallhead v Trigg at the NIA in Birmingham, England.
UFC 129: Georges St-Pierre training camp interview
Apr 13, 2017 • 16 min
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.
UFC 127: Michael Bisping interview
Apr 13, 2017 • 30 min
Simon Head and Dan Ferdinand chat with Michael Bisping ahead of his bout with Jorge Rivera in the co-main event of UFC 127 in Sydney, Australia.
UFC 120: John Hathaway interview
Apr 13, 2017 • 13 min
Former rugby player turned mixed martial artist John ‘Hitman’ Hathaway chats to Simon Head and Dan Ferdinand ahead of UFC 120 in London, England.
UFC 120: Dan Hardy interview
Apr 13, 2017 • 24 min
Simon Head and Dan Hardy chat to Nottingham welterweight Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy about fighting and punk music ahead of UFC 120 in London, England.
UFC 120: Michael Bisping interview
Apr 13, 2017 • 20 min
Simon Head and Dan Ferdinand chat with Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping ahead of UFC 120 in London, England.