I was star of Inbetweeners but now I have dream job interviewing the world's biggest UFC fighters | The Sun

ACTOR Blake Harrison is enjoying a career as an MMA podcaster having shot to fame on beloved comedy show The Inbetweeners.

Harrison played the role of Neil Sutherland, a simpleton with some classic one-liners, on the hit E4 series.

It ran for three seasons from 2008-2010 and had two spin-off movies hit the big screen.

Harrison continues to act to this day, in films, TV and theatre.

But his passion lies within combat sports and has his own podcast called The MMA Fan Podcast.

Harrison, alongside co-host Stu Whiffen, discuss and debate past and present fight nights while also conducting interviews.


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The pair covered UFC 286 in London, where Leon Edwards, 31, retained his welterweight title on points to Kamaru Usman, 35.

Harrison, 37, received praise from MMA fans for his questioning in the pre-fight press conference.

And he posted on Instagram: "A real ‘pinch yourself’ moment for me at such a huge event!

"Only the second ever PPV British @ufc event in history! Headlined by only our second ever UFC champion.

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"And I’m asking questions to some of the best athletes in the world all for @themmafanpodcast follow every one of your passions in life. The more the better!"

Harrison became a fan on the UFC after watching reality show The Ultimate Fighter, where contenders live, train and fight for a contract.

He told Sky Sports in 2021: "Once I was aware of MMA around the time of Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes.

"That was probably the closest thing I've ever seen to being a real version of those movies that I loved as a kid."

"I tuned into The Ultimate Fighter years down the line – I think it was the Jon Jones vs Chael Sonnen series… and I was hooked on the personalities.

"I really enjoyed Chael Sonnen, I thought he was great fun."

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