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Freelance reporter and sports editor Simon Head (MMA Junkie/USA Today, BBC Sport, RT Sport, The National UAE) has been covering the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) for over a decade. In his podcast 'The Head Line', Simon shares fighter interviews, behind-the-scenes fight week content and discussion with fellow media colleagues as he covers one of the most exciting sports in the world.

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Simon Head catches up with ONE Championship commentator Michael Schiavello, who lifts the lid on his experience of commentating on the first major MMA event of the "coronavirus era" as he called the fights at "ONE Championship 109: King of the Jungle" behind closed doors at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Michael also plays fantasy matchmaker as he books some of the big fights HE'D like to see in ONE Championship, and offers up a couple dynamite cross-promotional fights involving champions from both ONE and the UFC.***Follow Simon on Twitter @simonheadFollow Simon on Instagram @simonheadsportAdd Simon on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/simonheadSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Simon Head catches up with British UFC stars Leon Edwards and Molly McCann ahead of their respective fights at UFC London on March 21, 2020. Edwards faces former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the main event, while McCann takes on Ashlee Evans-Smith earlier in the night. ***Follow Simon on Twitter @simonheadFollow Simon on Instagram @simonheadsportAdd Simon on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/simonheadSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. For more info, check out The Head Line homepage at Anchor.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Simon catches up with a pair of British Bellator stars, with featherweight Saul Rogers and lightweight Aaron Chalmers both sharing the same aim as they target a spot on the Bellator Japan card on December 29. Rogers wants a featherweight test, while Chalmers hopes to face a man four divisions heavier than him, former WWE superstar Jake Hager. ***Follow Simon on Twitter @simonheadFollow Simon on Instagram @simonheadsportSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. For more info, check out The Head Line homepage at Anchor.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Simon jumps on the phone to catch up with two British-based fighters set for landmark matchups, as Brendan Loughnane gets set to make his PFL debut at PFL 7, while Yannick Bahati looks to slay a legend when he faces Melvin Manhoef at Bellator Milan.***Follow Simon on Twitter @simonheadFollow Simon on Instagram @simonheadsportSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. For more info, check out The Head Line homepage at Anchor.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Simon catches up with the two British middleweight rivals set to do battle at Bellator London on November 23 as he chats to Fabian 'The Assassin' Edwards and Mike 'Seabass' Shipman following their tense face-off at Bellator Dublin media day.***Follow Simon on Twitter @simonheadFollow Simon on Instagram @simonheadsportSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. For more info, check out The Head Line homepage at Anchor.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Simon recaps his pre-fight interviews, then the post-fight scrums of Bellator Dublin's big winners James Gallagher, Michael 'Venom' Page and Peter Queally after a thrilling night at the 3Arena.***Follow Simon on Twitter @simonheadFollow Simon on Instagram @simonheadsportSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. For more info, check out The Head Line homepage at Anchor.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
British Bellator featherweight contender Saul "The Hangman" Rogers joins MMA reporter and sports editor Simon Head to chat about his upcoming featherweight grand prix fight with Daniel Weichel at Bellator 228, and explains how his skills are being "highly underestimated" ahead of his tournament debut.***Follow Simon on Twitter @simonheadFollow Simon on Instagram @simonheadsportSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. For more info, check out The Head Line homepage at Anchor.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
MMA reporter and sports editor Simon Head chats to British UFC lightweight Marc "Bonecrusher" Diakiese ahead of his bout with Lando Vannata at UFC Copenhagen on September 28. ***Follow Simon on Twitter @simonheadFollow Simon on Instagram @simonheadsportSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. For more info, check out The Head Line homepage at Anchor.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
MMA reporter and sports editor Simon Head chats to former England rugby union star James Haskell following his decision to sign for Bellator as a heavyweight fighter. Simon also chats to Bellator's Head of Europe David Green about his thinking behind approaching Haskell to try his luck inside the Bellator cage. Plus, listen to the official press conference announcing Haskell's signing with the promotion.***Follow Simon on Twitter @simonheadFollow Simon on Instagram @simonheadsportSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. For more info, check out The Head Line homepage at Anchor.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
MMA reporter and sports editor Simon Head catches up with the UK's newest UFC signing as Manchester's Lerone Murphy relives his short-notice octagon debut against Zubaira Tukhugov at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. ***Follow Simon on Twitter @simonheadFollow Simon on Instagram @simonheadsportSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. For more info, check out The Head Line homepage at Anchor.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
MMA reporter Simon Head looks back at the results from UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi as Khabib Nurmagomedov registered the 28th win of his undefeated career with victory over Dustin Poirier.***Follow Simon on Twitter @simonheadFollow Simon on Instagram @simonheadsportSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. For more info, check out The Head Line homepage at Anchor.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Chatting UFC 194 and wrapping up the MMA year in 2015 with my press row colleague John Morgan.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/simonhead/message See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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