Anthony Smith on beating Jimmy Crute and watching Usman-Masvidal with him | Ariel Helwani's MMA Show

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Ariel Helwani catches up with Anthony Smith after his win vs. Jimmy Crute at UFC 261.
0:00 Anthony Smith on how different the Jimmy Crute win was from the Glover Teixeira loss.
1:51 How different it was in fighting in front of fans.
2:45 "I was kind of losing my s--- on Saturday."
4:06 How therapy is teaching him to accept his feelings.
5:48 His conversation with Marc Montoya that calmed him down.
7:17 Why this was the most anxious he'd felt before a fight and why it's a good thing.
8:27 How did he change so much in eight months?
10:43 When did his therapy start?
12:04 All the mistakes he made vs. Crute.
15:43 Did he know when the fight was over?
16:41 What he said to Jimmy after the fight.
19:02 How he ended up watching Usman vs. Masvidal with Crute afterward.
20:33 On Chris Weidman's broken leg and his relationship with Weidman.
24:57 Who makes sense for you moving forward?
26:27 He made more money to fight Devin Clark than Jon Jones.
28:00 The heat Aljamain Sterling is taking after the Petr Yan fight is "100 percent his fault."
32:40 Who does Jimmy Crute fight next?
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Grape Juice
Grape Juice 2 օր առաջ
Cmon aljo totally fakes. He was getting crushed and he was embarrassed, he knew if he kept acting dazed he would get the belt. Its sad. Peter fan made a mistake. Any1 who has trained and fought knows in tf moment that reflexes and adrenaline take over. Yes peter yan was wrong and it should have been a DQ. But to give aljo the belt is pathetic. He was getting hammered in that fight. I've had concussions, go ask other ppl who have had them. U dont need 10 mins to get up. U dont act like that. Same with that woman who just got the DQ win vs Markos. Aljo set a precedent, now all these ppl who r too afraid to take a loss decide to take the cowards wat. Which makes no sense, because non of these warriors r cowards. But. When they r embarrassed and afraid to lose they make cowardly decisions.
Grape Juice
Grape Juice 2 օր առաջ
Man Lionheart has to be one of the most down to earth intelligent cool guy in the organization. I'd love to see him as champ. He has crazy talent but he had some holes in his game, seems like he's work some of them out based on how he looked his last fight. I wish him best of luck this year!
Chase Olivier
Chase Olivier 6 օր առաջ
Love this Guy
Peter Cameron
Peter Cameron 10 օր առաջ
Great for Anthony, takes a real man to make friends with his demons. Very humble and honing his mind.
Rial Taf
Rial Taf 11 օր առաջ
I really identify with Smith on this, great interview.
Jake Anderson
Jake Anderson 11 օր առաջ
Smith is the man. One of my favorite fighters in and out of the cage. Can't wait for his next fight.
Jake Anderson
Jake Anderson 11 օր առաջ
Love the 8 Mile reference.
Chacana - Rando & Découvertes
Chacana - Rando & Découvertes 11 օր առաջ
Should do the rematch between Volkan vs Anthony
Defect
Defect 12 օր առաջ
idk if anthony smith could come off as a better guy.
Rhett Duncan
Rhett Duncan 12 օր առաջ
I love Anthony Smith
Andre Coleman
Andre Coleman 12 օր առաջ
You gotta love this guy. Chillest dude on the roster.
Paul Denino
Paul Denino 12 օր առաջ
Impossible to not be a fan of Anthony Smith
KingDoms Kingdom1985
KingDoms Kingdom1985 13 օր առաջ
It makes me so happy to see Anthony Smith get so much love by what seems like all of the MMA fanbase with both older and younger and also the hardcore enthusiasts and the more casual viewer. Seeing him smile whenever he talks about the reception he received makes me smile myself as this bloke deserves all the credit and fandom from us mma fans. Such a down to earth, hardworking, bright mentally, humble and honest man which is what alot of us strive to behave like in our own lives.
John Boylan
John Boylan 13 օր առաջ
Ariel finally got his therapy session.
thebluetiger26
thebluetiger26 13 օր առաջ
Most likable fighter ever
Bobbyblueyez
Bobbyblueyez 14 օր առաջ
This guy will always be a champion in my eyes. The way he protected his family when they were threatened in the middle of the night. Anthony Smith is a prime example of what a man should be. Lots of adult boys in the world nowadays...
KingDoms Kingdom1985
KingDoms Kingdom1985 13 օր առաջ
My sentiments exactly mate... truly. I was always a big fan of his inside the cage and appreciated his analytical work before that home invasion incident, but after that horrendous and terrifying situation he seemed to open up emotionally which has made me a big fan of him as a human being. Him getting so much love nowadays from everyone genuinely brings me happiness as this man deserves it.
naija breed
naija breed 14 օր առաջ
He talks so healthy. His brain is still intact.
Sensei Walingh
Sensei Walingh 14 օր առաջ
Anthony Smith is such a humble dude. Love his honesty.
Ni7e
Ni7e 15 օր առաջ
Weidman seems like a good man
Kalyx Highgrade
Kalyx Highgrade 15 օր առաջ
one of the more intelligent fighters. a real warrior poet, great with words.
Piero López Gómez
Piero López Gómez 15 օր առաջ
This guy is a gem.
Derek Blasingame
Derek Blasingame 15 օր առաջ
Every fight must have those jon jones butterflies
Brett Larkin
Brett Larkin 15 օր առաջ
He figured out how to take advantage of the pay structure. Beat up cans & get bonus $! 😂
náisiún na hÉireann
náisiún na hÉireann 15 օր առաջ
Amen
Tristan Horne
Tristan Horne 15 օր առաջ
Keep on pushing forward Anthony 💪
plisskennn
plisskennn 15 օր առաջ
Anthony Smith is gangsta until Aleksandar Rakic shows up.
Joel Martinsson
Joel Martinsson 15 օր առաջ
Gotta love the fact that everyone assumes that he's like 40 just because he's gone so many fights.
Hannes Niedrist
Hannes Niedrist 15 օր առաջ
Lionheart is an awesome guy, win or lose an excellent ambassador for the Sport...it was nice to see the crowd behind him in Jacksonville....hats off to him 👏
AbrasiveParty c
AbrasiveParty c 15 օր առաջ
Anthony smith is a G!
WilRockQ
WilRockQ 15 օր առաջ
If you haven't seen that fight, watch it. It was his best performance I think. Like where did that jab all of a sudden come from? We hadn't seen it before, but it was devastating each time it he threw it. If he didn't end it with that kick, he would have eventually ended it with that jab.
The Nature Boy
The Nature Boy 15 օր առաջ
Any Anthony Smith interview is one of my favorite interviews. Guy is super relatable/likable.
SCB
SCB 15 օր առաջ
If UFC ever unionized this guy could be the president of the fighters union
MoonMan 55
MoonMan 55 15 օր առաջ
Love this dude, he is real. His ability to talk about it shows he is ready to move through some of his emotional issues
C G
C G 16 օր առաջ
That gun case behind Anthony Smith is a message to the next dude thinking about getting high and breaking into his place.
PrematureEjaculationMakesGirlsFeelPretty
PrematureEjaculationMakesGirlsFeelPretty 12 օր առաջ
He learned that from Jones lol.
FazzzyV
FazzzyV 15 օր առաջ
Great observation!
David Odom
David Odom 16 օր առաջ
I like this guy bc he knows who he is and what he's got and doesn't pretend to better than he is. He's never gna be the GOAT or anything crazy but he's def a badass. Much respect
AssyMcgeeKicksAce
AssyMcgeeKicksAce 16 օր առաջ
Luv smiff, simple as
Gus Harris
Gus Harris 16 օր առաջ
Anthony Smith! Ur beautiful, brother. Please keep being you. Much, much love, dude. Ur stocks down under just went way up. Good man, right there. Ariel, u r welcome for a BBQ anytime too, chief. Awesome interview.
David Greening
David Greening 16 օր առաջ
Love this guy! He looks scary af, but speaks so well. Great guy!
Gus Harris
Gus Harris 16 օր առաջ
Being an Aussie, it's really hard not to support my brothers and sisters, uncles and aunties but I was shattered to hear Crute was taking on this gentleman. Either way it was gna hurt. Super proud of both my boys. Lets go, Lionheart. My LH champion... let's go, Crute! My brother! Gta love this game.
Ag21
Ag21 16 օր առաջ
Jesus is the only way to eternal life by believing he died and shed his blood for your sins and rose again by God the Father on the 3rd day! by faith and not of works are we saved!
DavesHadeNuFF187
DavesHadeNuFF187 16 օր առաջ
I like Anthony Smith.I think he is a good dude and great 👌 fighter.I feel we might see a big change in his career as a fighter.I feel he might start turning things around and going back up hill soon.I wish him the best for 2021.He is off to a great start so far 👊👊👊
Townsend Hamilton
Townsend Hamilton 16 օր առաջ
I still think lion hart can make a run for title. Give him a tip 4 guy . Two finishes in a row . He deserves it .
Paul Wadsworth
Paul Wadsworth 16 օր առաջ
mad respect to you, Anthony. It takes courage to talk about the mental stuff. So important 🙏
Ray Lewis
Ray Lewis 16 օր առաջ
Can we APPRECIATE that this man had a PROPER Mic🎙️!!!!
ro sharma
ro sharma 16 օր առաջ
All class
Jordan Lopez
Jordan Lopez 16 օր առաջ
Yeahman! Inspiration! Aloha
Moses Rodrigues
Moses Rodrigues 16 օր առաջ
Everything Anthony is talking about, regarding his unresolved emotional traumas, is what I go through and resolve every time I use psilocybin mushrooms for a routine psychedelic therapy session; for me, it's a complete defrag of unprocessed emotions that have piled up in my mental hard drive.
Meat Fractals
Meat Fractals 16 օր առաջ
Watching him walk out Saturday really made the fan-energy bump very obvious. I still get goosebumps thinking about the smile on his face after he came out of the tunnel. I will remember that for a very long time
Boxer Dog
Boxer Dog 16 օր առաջ
Have always respected Anthony. I actually love when he does commentating or breaks down fights. He has so much knowledge and helps me as a fan understand what happened in a fight that I missed. When he does retire the UFC better hire him to call the fights.
The Podhub
The Podhub 16 օր առաջ
I feel like Jon watches interviews of Anthony and tries to replicate his personality. Like, he's literally the person Jon wants fans to believe he is.
Daniel
Daniel 16 օր առաջ
Great interview.
John paul
John paul 16 օր առաջ
Dude speaks facts amd intelligent
Ben Gill
Ben Gill 16 օր առաջ
Then I come down to the comments and that seems to be the way everyone feels about this man
Ben Gill
Ben Gill 16 օր առաջ
Man I’m watching this thinking how much of an awesome, honest, humbe and well spoken dude lion heart is. Top bloke 👍
LoneShdo
LoneShdo 16 օր առաջ
Smith is like Jose Aldo, your initial reaction is to think hes old and passed his prime, but then you realize hes only 32.
KingDoms Kingdom1985
KingDoms Kingdom1985 12 օր առաջ
Over 50 **PROFESSIONAL** fights!!! Absolutely insane isn't it.
AJ Winter
AJ Winter 16 օր առաջ
Mindfulness and meditation Lionheart, do wonders for you. Fifteen mins in the morning and arvo.
Marvin P.
Marvin P. 16 օր առաջ
I see Anthony become a high-end engineer and a college teacher after his fighting career. He has some remarkable tough genes man.
Nathan Miller
Nathan Miller 16 օր առաջ
It's the sheer diversity of skills that must be mastered to be a top guy, and all the new ways people find to integrate those dynamic skills in mma. That's most of the reason that one loss is less meaningful in mma. Ortega can lose like he did against Holloway, and come back like he did against Zombie. You can be a completely different fighter in 2 years. Boxing, for example, is a very specific skill set.
Nathan Miller
Nathan Miller 16 օր առաջ
The way Crute handled the entire thing was impressive. He'll be back.
PW Coaching
PW Coaching 16 օր առաջ
Good for Smith to open up like that!
K
K 16 օր առաջ
is he part black?
Tyler Reich
Tyler Reich 16 օր առաջ
This interview hit me hard. I've dealt with the same mental issues (as far as bottling emotions up) for years. It's very comforting to hear that therapy is helping Anthony. Makes me want to see someone now.
KingDoms Kingdom1985
KingDoms Kingdom1985 13 օր առաջ
Exactly the same as me mate.
Temu Kidu
Temu Kidu 16 օր առաջ
Very nice guy 🙏
Dr. Spaceman
Dr. Spaceman 16 օր առաջ
This is basically a therapy session
lac
lac 16 օր առաջ
The loss to Jon Jones went into the cup......the guy who invaded the house went in the cup 😂🤣🤣🤣
clayton davidson
clayton davidson 16 օր առաջ
That jab was cash all night
MMA & Battle Rap
MMA & Battle Rap 16 օր առաջ
Shout-out Anthony Smith for making me a couple grand from DraftKings
Josh Norton
Josh Norton 16 օր առաջ
Take my money 💰 tuning in for Smith 10/10
joel rios
joel rios 16 օր առաջ
Respect. Love how candid he is and not trying to be Mr.Macho Man.
Luke37
Luke37 16 օր առաջ
Anthony Smith my favorite fighter. Going in the octagon he gave a little kid his hat and on the way out of the ring he gave another little kitty shirt this guy is the best he looked cool and calm to me
Anas Shahid 224
Anas Shahid 224 16 օր առաջ
Anthony’s a really humble guy, respect 👏
Eric Frank
Eric Frank 16 օր առաջ
People’s champ for sure
Taran Jenkins
Taran Jenkins 16 օր առաջ
I hope he does commentary soon
Charlie XTS
Charlie XTS 16 օր առաջ
Anthony was that guy in high school that beat up the bully’s you could tell he always looked out for the little guy
S2 MEY
S2 MEY 16 օր առաջ
Will be a great pundit
Deric Wisdom
Deric Wisdom 16 օր առաջ
I don't care how the rest of his career goes, I will ALWAYS be a fan of Lionheart, for how he carries himself alone. He always feels like the big brother of the ufc. A true people champ.
Moon Boy
Moon Boy 16 օր առաջ
Aussie here. Big respect for Smith after that fight. He’s a legend.
M_J S
M_J S 16 օր առաջ
"So a little bit of anxiety is a good thing. It keeps you sharp" - As someone starting their doctoral degree in clinical psychology in August looking to specialize in anxiety treatment, this is my gospel.
M_J S
M_J S 16 օր առաջ
@PW Coaching thanks dog, I appreciate you
PW Coaching
PW Coaching 16 օր առաջ
Good luck!
Jacob Schultz
Jacob Schultz 16 օր առաջ
Dude is an embarrassment to the sport
Theclaw Yaww
Theclaw Yaww 16 օր առաջ
His jab looked crisp af and that leg kick was just perfect
Jay Mallo
Jay Mallo 16 օր առաջ
I hear him about the cup... mine been overflowing for years! I need another cup.
Jay Mallo
Jay Mallo 16 օր առաջ
Anthony one of the good ones in the mma world.
Robert Evans
Robert Evans 16 օր առաջ
Smith is brilliant
Robert Evans
Robert Evans 16 օր առաջ
Return of the mack People love to doubt Smith he should have took the belt from Jones though because Jones broke the rules
Joshua Howard
Joshua Howard 16 օր առաջ
This guy is my favorite person in MMA, I repeat person. He’s elite to me as a guy.
Limited Infinity
Limited Infinity 17 օր առաջ
Very Smart respectful and Articulate dude. Hard not to respect and like him. Class Act just like Uriah
Jayden Fisher
Jayden Fisher 17 օր առաջ
Anthony seems like such a genuinely good dude. The kind of guy you could have a beer with and just talk fights for hours.
Sanyam Jain
Sanyam Jain 17 օր առաջ
One of my favourite sportsmen of all time.
Rich Serrano
Rich Serrano 17 օր առաջ
He looks like E.T.
Avocado
Avocado 17 օր առաջ
I love this fighter
Marky mark
Marky mark 17 օր առաջ
men could learn a lot from this man. wish he had stayed down when Jon Jones did the illegal. Jon wasn't worthy of that get 'out of jail free' card.
JB stuff
JB stuff 17 օր առաջ
I always enjoy listening to this guy get interviewed. I like watching him fight more though.
MoistNoize
MoistNoize 17 օր առաջ
Gotta respect his unfiltered honesty as a man.
MoistNoize
MoistNoize 17 օր առաջ
3:40 Anthony Smith finally admits the Hitman video game was created after him.
ScarcyRS
ScarcyRS 17 օր առաջ
Anthony Smith is a real one
Cody Turner
Cody Turner 17 օր առաջ
"Lionheart" fits him well..... IF they placed a mane on him he would DEFINETLY look like a lion😀🤔
Rick J.
Rick J. 17 օր առաջ
The most likable dude in the UFC
682terence
682terence 17 օր առաջ
We should never forget what he did against Jones. He could have left with the belt around his waist. A true warrior.
BlueJJutsU
BlueJJutsU 17 օր առաջ
He's one of the dudes I would love to see as a champion one day.
JonnyPD
JonnyPD 17 օր առաջ
Amazing stuff to hear from Lionheart. Shows alot of emotional maturity, and courage, coming out and talking about his mental struggles, and how it's normal to feel that way. Glad he is dealing with this all in a healthy way, he is an excellent example for the community, and a good dude. Great interview.
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