MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani more than earned his pay this week with an in-depth interview with champ Chris Weidman he did in the lead-up to Saturday’s UFC 187. Seriously, it is must-see TV. Weidman talks about how he thinks Jon Jones will return and have a great impact on the sport (you know, the whole “redemption” thing). He also talks about his pre-UFC lows, which saw him making $15,000 a year while his wife is pregnant, and he describes an utterly horrific weight cut that would’ve deterred lesser men.

Watch it and you’ll gain some serious insight into the man who will decapitate Vitor Belfort on Saturday night.