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The podcast home of DC & Helwani, with new episodes every Monday, featuring UFC legend Daniel Cormier and ESPN's Ariel Helwani, as they talk to the biggest names, address the hottest topics, and preview/review the most important fight cards from across the world of MMA. Also the home of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, with new episodes most Wednesdays, featuring Ariel’s conversations with the biggest and most relevant figures on the MMA scene.
 
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A month after putting on a boxing clinic against Calvin Kattar, UFC featherweight star Max Holloway joins Ariel to discuss the win, why he loved fighting on ABC, if he’ll fight at 155 pounds again and much more. Then, former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz talks about fighting Casey Kenney on the UFC 259 prelims (29:21), lightweight Dan Hooker …
 
After Derrick Lewis’ impressive KO of Curtis Blaydes on Saturday, DC & Helwani discuss where “The Black Beast” fits into this exciting time for the UFC’s heavyweight division that includes Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou next month and Jon Jones’ impending heavyweight debut. Plus, the guys discuss the latest wrinkle in the potential Kamaru Usman-J…
 
Top UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards delivers a very strong message to Colby Covington after “Rocky” tells Ariel about his feelings regarding yet another canceled Khamzat Chimaev fight. Then, ahead of Saturday’s big heavyweight bout with Derrick Lewis, a brutally honest Curtis Blaydes discusses the stakes of the fight, why he doesn’t enjoy L…
 
Another dominant welterweight title defense for Kamaru Usman leaves DC & Helwani wondering where “The Nigerian Nightmare” ranks among the greatest fighters of past and present. Plus, the guys discuss the “gift” Usman gave Jorge Masvidal postfight (16:18), who Leon Edwards must fight next month (39:44), Alexa Grasso’s boxing and what’s at stake for …
 
In his first interview since late 2019, UFC fan favorite Nathan Diaz tells Ariel how Conor McGregor messed up at UFC 257 against Dustin Poirier. Plus, he says who he hopes to fight next and how often he hopes to fight in 2021. Then, bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen discusses his viral flying knee, his plans to take over the division and..."the…
 
After watching a devastating knockout this past Saturday, DC & Helwani reconvene to discuss Corey Sandhagen’s incredible flying knee and what it means for his trajectory in the UFC’s bantamweight division. Plus, an inside look at he teammate vs. teammate showdown between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns at Saturday’s UFC 258 (33:20) and the guys brea…
 
In a special edition of The Helwani Show, top UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier joins Ariel to reflect on his UFC 257 win over Conor McGregor, later opening up about his future and why he dislikes fighting sometimes. Then, UFC newcomer Michael Chandler discusses his impressive debut, why he feels he's earned a shot at the division's best and…
 
YouTube star Jake Paul speaks to Ariel for the first time in a wide-ranging conversation about Paul's decision to fight Ben Askren in a boxing match on April 17, why he's no longer interested in fighting Conor McGregor and his plans to "disrupt" boxing. But first, Askren, a former ONE Championship and Bellator champion, tells Ariel why he accepted …
 
After watching a wild UFC 257 unfold on Saturday night, DC & Helwani discuss Dustin Poirier's confidence gained during the fight, if Conor McGregor's nice guy persona is harming him in the cage, as well as Michael Chandler's statement win. Then, SBG Ireland's John Kavanagh tells Ariel whether he regrets anything from McGregor's fight camp and who h…
 
Conor McGregor’s coach at SBG Ireland, John Kavanagh, joins Ariel for their usual pre-fight chat to discuss McGregor’s maturation in and out of the Octagon, the team’s ambitious plans for 2021 and why McGregor’s motivations are different than they once were (1:01:17). Mike Brown, Dustin Poirier’s coach at American Top Team, then talks about Poirier…
 
Conor McGregor joins Ariel in a sit-down interview to discuss his frustrations with not fighting more in 2020, his relationship with Dana White, why he feels he’s in the best shape of his life, how he envisions Saturday’s Dustin Poirier rematch going, if he’ll ever fight Khabib Nurmagomedov again and much more (1:05:58). But before that, DC & Helwa…
 
Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway joins Ariel to discuss Saturday’s historic matchup with Calvin Kattar and also his UFC 251 loss to Alexander Volkanovski. Kattar then talks about his preparation for the fight and the state of the featherweight division. Lightweight Dan Hooker, set to face Michael Chandler in the UFC 257 co-main event,…
 
A history-making UFC fight card this Saturday leads DC & Helwani to discuss the rapid growth of MMA and also the stakes for Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar. Then, the guys dive into the stalled Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards fight, the booking of Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker for UFC 257 (30:20), Israel Adesanya’s light heavyweight title fight i…
 
The final 2020 edition of ESPN’s fastest-growing podcast starts off with DC & Helwani reacting to this past Saturday night, including Stephen Thompson’s impressive five-round win over Geoff Neal, Jose Aldo’s bounce-back and Anthony Pettis’ strong showing in what could be the final UFC fight of his career. Then, the guys look back on a wild 2020 in …
 
In the final Wednesday show of 2020, Ariel speaks to new Bellator light heavyweight Yoel Romero about the abrupt end to his UFC tenure. Then, flyweight Brandon Moreno discusses his epic UFC 256 bout with Deiveson Figueiredo and his frustrations with the outcome, as well as his hopes to run it back next year (13:10). Next, middleweight Kevin Holland…
 
After watching Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno slug it out at UFC 256 on Saturday night, DC & Helwani react to what many are calling the greatest UFC flyweight title fight in history. Then the guys discuss the rise of Charles Oliveira and his place in the UFC’s lightweight division, as well as Tony Ferguson’s next steps after losing twice th…
 
After Ariel provides the day’s breaking news, fan favorite Kevin Lee, who has fought both Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira, joins Ariel to look back on his experience against each guy and also to give the latest on his injury recovery and plans for fighting the UFC’s biggest names, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. Then, ahead of his U…
 
Marvin Vettori upset Jack Hermansson in a UFC middleweight clash, and then called out DC afterwards. DC & Helwani break it all down, as well as Jordan Leavitt’s controversial slam KO of Matt Wiman. Then, the guys discuss the UFC releasing Yoel Romero (19:32) before previewing UFC 256 on Saturday, which features another flyweight title fight and a c…
 
Fresh off an impressive weekend win, beloved UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith joins Ariel to talk about his rebound against Devin Clark, how he convinced Dana White to make it a five-round fight, and some wild stories from earlier in his career. After that, "The Black Beast" Derrick Lewis discusses the delayed Curtis Blaydes fight, Jon Jones' pl…
 
After winning this past weekend’s main event, is Anthony Smith again a major player in the UFC’s light heavyweight division? DC & Helwani discuss that, as well as if the UFC should pivot from Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis and instead book Blaydes against Jon Jones (25:48). Then, the guys break down the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones fight and if there…
 
As he continues to wait for his first UFC title shot, top bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling joins Ariel to tell his side of the story regarding Petr Yan pulling out of their Dec. 12 title fight. After that, UFC flyweight No. 1 contender Brandon Moreno discusses the whirlwind of events that led up to the UFC booking him in a title fight again…
 
Deiveson Figueiredo won handily at UFC 255, and then agreed to fight Brandon Moreno next month at UFC 256. DC & Helwani discuss Figgy’s burgeoning stardom, as well as another dominant Valentina Shevchenko performance. Then, the guys talk about Tony Ferguson’s Dec. 12 lightweight fight with Charles Oliveira, Poirier vs. McGregor 2 happening on Fight…
 
Two title defenses at UFC 255 on Saturday, and both champions join Ariel in today’s show. But first, the always entertaining UFC middleweight Darren Till stops by to discuss why he made the decision to drop out of his Dec. 12 main event against Jack Hermansson, his partnership with fellow Brit Leon Edwards, why Instagram removed his account, and mu…
 
A convincing Rafael dos Anjos win over Paul Felder on Saturday has DC & Helwani wondering…is the former 155 lb. champ a major player at lightweight again? The guys also discuss Khaos Williams’ insane 30-second TKO, the latest on Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor (25:31), Michael Chandler’s snubbing of Tony Ferguson (31:16) and Leon Edwards’ big mom…
 
In an exclusive interview, top UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards tells Ariel all about his chaotic 2020, including why he passed up a title shot against Kamaru Usman, the UFC briefly removing him from the rankings and how he plans to derail the Khamzat Chimaev hype train next month. Then, UFC light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira explai…
 
At 41 years old, did Glover Teixeira just put a wrench in the UFC's plan to book Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya for the light heavyweight title next year? DC & Helwani discuss the UFC's dilemma and where the Izzy vs. Jon Jones fight fits into all this. Plus, the guys go over the list of "Fighter of the Year" candidates (22:26) before talking ab…
 
With a super fight looming in 2021…not one, but two champions join the show. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya talks about moving up to fight UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz, how the move could impact his rivalry with Jon Jones and also Izzy’s long-term plan of being…a triple champ? Then, the pride of Poland discusses stepping…
 
Anderson Silva’s decorated UFC career came to an emotional end on Saturday night, and DC & Helwani debate whether the MMA legend should hang it up for good. The guys also discuss Dana White’s comments about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s interest in going 30-0 and if Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier might fall through as a result (30:56). Plus, with Jon Jo…
 
One of the greatest fighters of all-time, Anderson Silva, joins Ariel just days before his final UFC fight to discuss competing at age 45, why he believes MMA saved his life, if he ever came close to fighting Conor McGregor and who he feels real GOAT is. Then, fired-up UFC welterweight Neil Magny explains why he feels disrespected by the UFC’s book…
 
Two days after Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement, DC tells Ariel all about Khabib's difficult UFC 254 training camp, if he believes Khabib will fight again, his Sunday phone call with the lightweight king and much more. And, with a vacant lightweight title on the horizon, how should the UFC proceed? Plus, the guys also talk about Khabib'…
 
“Ragin’” Al Iaquinta, the only man to ever take Khabib Nurmagomedov five rounds in the UFC, discusses Khabib’s unmatched style, Justin Gaethje’s keys to victory at UFC 254, how Conor McGregor has already defeated Dustin Poirier for a second time, and much more. But before that, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski tells Ariel whether he…
 
After watching Brian Ortega handily beat The Korean Zombie on Saturday night, DC and Ariel break down Ortega’s new style and whether he deserves the next shot at the UFC’s featherweight belt. Then, the guys discuss Jessica Andrade’s potential path to a flyweight title fight (25:19) and the latest on a January bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin …
 
Former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier tells Ariel why talks on the Oct. 24 Tony Ferguson fight fell through. “The Diamond” also discusses the “slap in the face” regarding Michael Chandler, rumors swirling around a rematch between he and Conor McGregor, McGregor’s proposed $500K donation to The Good Fight Foundation and Justin Gaeth…
 
DC joins live from Fight Island to discuss Cory Sandhagen’s first round TKO of Marlon Moraes and what it means for the bantamweight division. The guys then talk about Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier and the ensuing domino effect the proposed fight would have on the UFC calendar. Plus, a potential fight between Nate Diaz and Dan Hooker, a complica…
 
In a captivating exclusive interview, former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson gives Ariel a behind-the-scenes look at why a UFC 254 matchup between he and Dustin Poirier isn’t happening, and expresses frustrations with the lack of movement regarding his next fight. Plus, top female bantamweight contender Holly Holm discusses her impre…
 
After a week filled with insults thrown Daniel Cormier's way, DC talks about whether his feelings were hurt. The guys also talk about the resurgence of Holly Holm and whether she could beat Amanda Nunes. They also discuss Carlos Condit's big win and why it's so hard for fighters to know when to call it a career. Later, they talk about why the Israe…
 
After successfully defending his UFC middleweight belt for the second time this past Saturday, Israel Adesanya addresses “the elephant in the room” and the many critics -- including Jon Jones -- who came after him following the fight. The Last Stylebender also talks about his new Puma deal and when he hopes to fight next (Hint: it’s sooner than you…
 
A dominant TKO win at UFC 253 for Israel Adesanya has DC buzzing about “The Last Stylebender,” leading the guys to wonder who, if anyone, can contend with Adesanya in the middleweight or light heavyweight divisions. Also, what’s the appetite for a boxing match between Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao, and what the heck should the UFC do with the c…
 
The middleweight title clash between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa that headlines UFC 253 is just days away. MMA legend Wallid Ismail passionately tells Ariel about the moment he knew Costa would be a star, and why he believes his client will be the first to take down the undefeated Adesanya. But before that, newly signed UFC lightweight Michael …
 
Colby Covington dominated Tyron Woodley, then called out both Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman after the fight. DC & Helwani discuss if Covington should be next for “Gamebred," instead of the BMF rematch, and if Woodley should call it a career after suffering his third straight loss. And, after another spectacular win on Saturday for Khamzat Chimaev…
 
Undefeated UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya joins Ariel ahead of his long-awaited showdown with Paulo Costa at UFC 253. The Last Stylebender tells us why the “energies” between he and “The Eraser” don’t mix and delivers a message to the critics who still believe he is “all hype” (8:38). Then, UFC light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz reflects o…
 
DC begins the show with a major announcement before he and Ariel discuss why it appears unlikely Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson will square off in what was to be a highly anticipated co-main event at UFC 254 next month. Plus, the guys dive into the many storylines surrounding Saturday’s Colby Covington-Tyron Woodley fight, the Khamzat Chimaev hyp…
 
Fresh off another win in the UFC’s heavyweight division, 23-year veteran Alistair Overeem discusses how much longer he plans on fighting, the best moments of his career and how Jon Jones would fare in the division. Then, UFC middleweight Gerald Meerschaert -- who fights Khamzat Chimaev on Sept. 19 -- talks about the holes in Chimaev’s game and how …
 
With videos of a fit Nick Diaz swirling around social media, DC & Helwani talk about the UFC welterweight's potential path to a return, and some big names they'd like to see him fight. Plus, the guys discuss whether fans actually want to see Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal fight again, the partnership between Masvidal and Tyron Woodley, Alistair Overe…
 
After an avalanche of MMA news, Ariel’s old pal NewYorkRic stops by to discuss the proposed rematch between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, Leon Edwards’ standing in the welterweight division and if there’s any truth to the rumors of a Brock Lesnar/Jon Jones heavyweight superfight. The guys also look back on their accomplishments as they usher in a n…
 
In a memorable first episode of the new “DC & Helwani” era, Daniel Cormier speaks for the first time since losing to Stipe Miocic at UFC 252, candidly discussing his regrets from the fight, Miocic’s controversial third round eye poke and if he truly feels he’s done fighting. Plus, Cormier gives his thoughts on Jon Jones’ decision to leave the light…
 
Before discussing preparations for his UFC 253 title fight next month, UFC light heavyweight contender Dominick Reyes explains why he feels Jon Jones chose to relinquish his belt. Then, light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith looks back on his May loss to Glover Teixeira before previewing next weekend’s fight against Aleksander Rakic and breaking…
 
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