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DC & Helwani

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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Khabib’s UFC 254 Mission, McGregor History Lesson & Brian Ortega 2.0

10/19/2020
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 Poirier (34:50). Plus, DC talks about his relationship with Khabib Nurmagomedov as Khabib looks to defend his lightweight belt against Justin...

Duration:01:09:33

Dustin Poirier, Cory Sandhagen, Joaquin Buckley on Viral Knockout

10/14/2020
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 Gaethje’s chances of uncrowning Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254. Then, top UFC bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen talks about his wild 2020, his...

Duration:01:09:03

McGregor’s Power Play, Ferguson’s Gripes, Sandhagen’s Bounce-Back

10/12/2020
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 complicated lightweight picture involving Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler, “Internet Izzy,” and did we witness the greatest KO in UFC history on...

Duration:01:11:02

Tony Ferguson on Poirier Falling Through + Holly Holm & GaryVee Enters MMA World

10/7/2020
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 impressive win over Irene Aldana, who she hopes to face next, and why -- at age 39 -- she isn’t ready to call it a career. And, renaissance man Gary...

Duration:01:10:09

Izzy vs. Jones Must Happen Next, McGregor-Poirier, Can Holm beat Nunes?

10/5/2020
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 Israel Adesanya vs. Jon Jones fight has to happen now and whether their trash talk has gone too far. Plus, they get into the latest with Conor McGregor...

Duration:01:10:21

Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz, Teddy Atlas on McGregor’s Boxing

9/30/2020
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 think). New UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz then tells Ariel how “visualization training” helped his championship dream come true...

Duration:01:03:44

Adesanya’s Revenge, McGregor vs. Pacquiao, Jon Jones’ Trolling & Is Covington Next for Masvidal?

9/28/2020
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 complicated welterweight picture involving Jorge Masvidal, Nathan Diaz, Colby Covington, Leon Edwards and future “double champ” Khamzat Chimaev?...

Duration:01:18:49

Michael Chandler, Wallid Ismail on Discovering Paulo Costa & UFC 253 + NFL RB Marshawn Lynch

9/23/2020
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 Chandler discusses the end of his decade-long run in Bellator, his first meeting with UFC brass, criticism from fans, and if he actually believes...

Duration:01:10:04

Covington Wins Convincingly, All Aboard the Chimaev Hype Train + Our First Fight

9/21/2020
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, DC declares himself the conductor of the hype train. Plus, what to expect from former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler’s highly...

Duration:01:09:24

Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz, Miami Heat Star/MMA Fan Goran Dragic

9/16/2020
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 on his long journey to a title fight against Dominick Reyes in the UFC 253 co-main event. And just one day after dropping a team-high 29-points in...

Duration:01:15:46

Poirier vs. Ferguson Falls Through, Covington vs. Woodley Storylines & DC’s Breaking News!

9/14/2020
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 hype train and why strawweight Angela Hill reminds Ariel of Jorge Masvidal.

Duration:01:10:30

Alistair Overeem, Gerald Meerschaert Predicts Khamzat Chimaev Upset

9/9/2020
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 he plans to stop the Khamzat hype train and derail the UFC’s plans for the young phenom. Plus, Ariel shares some news and notes from around the...

Duration:01:06:20

DC & Helwani: Nick Diaz Back?, Cormier vs. Lesnar, BMF Rematch

9/7/2020
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 Overeem's incredible heavyweight run and...is there one man who could lure DC out of retirement?

Duration:01:13:07

Tyron Woodley, NewYorkRic on Masvidal/Diaz 2, Lesnar/Jones

9/2/2020
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 new era of the show. Then, former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley talks about lessons learned from his loss to Gilbert Burns, training with...

Duration:01:16:34

DC & Helwani: Cormier Breaks Silence on Miocic Loss, Fighting Future & Jon Jones

8/31/2020
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 heavyweight division and whether Francis Ngannou should fight for the heavyweight belt next.

Duration:01:19:14

Dominick Reyes, Anthony Smith, Jon Jones’ Future

8/20/2020
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 down Jones' chances in the UFC’s heavyweight division (27:08). Plus, Ariel weighs in on how the UFC should move forward with Jones (57:20).

Duration:01:05:10

DC & Helwani: UFC 252 Aftermath feat. Ben Askren

8/17/2020
Former UFC fighter Ben Askren joins Ariel to explain why Daniel Cormier’s five-round loss at UFC 252 shouldn’t affect his legacy. The guys then talk about the fight’s controversial eye pokes, if they believe DC will really call it quits, and Stipe Miocic’s place among the greatest of all time. Plus, a complicated heavyweight picture and Jon Jones’ place in it (31:58), Sean O’Malley’s falter (41:24) and Paige VanZant’s newest opportunity (58:10).

Duration:01:06:30

Sean O'Malley, Chris Weidman

8/12/2020
One of the hottest names in MMA, “Suga’” Sean O’Malley joins Ariel days before his UFC 252 bantamweight bout to discuss the UFC’s decision to upgrade him to the co-main event, his new contract, inspiration he’s taken from Michael Jordan, how he plans on beating Marlon Vera, his “beef” with Cody Garbrandt and more (6:54). Then, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman talks about his first win in three years, the hardest weight cuts of his career, proper foot hygiene and his new...

Duration:01:02:06

DC & Helwani: Final Fight Week, Ben Askren Joins

8/10/2020
Days before the final fight of his UFC career, Daniel Cormier joins Ariel to discuss the crazy journey that’s led to this moment, Khabib’s advice for him and adjustments he’s made since last fighting Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight belt. Then, former UFC fighter Ben Askren fills in for DC to talk about what’s next in the UFC’s heavyweight division (26:15), Chris Weidman’s first win in three years (36:00), the speculation around Tyron Woodley vs. Colby Covington (1:01:00) and much more.

Duration:01:10:43

Darren Till, Dillon Danis

8/5/2020
From a pool in Dubai, UFC middleweight Darren Till talks to Ariel about his July 25 loss to Robert Whittaker, his dreams of holding the belt one day, why he doesn’t want to be an “Instagram fighter,” past issues with Mike Perry, pina coladas and more (6:10). Plus, the latest on Conor McGregor and a conversation with Bellator welterweight Dillon Danis about his injury recovery and the many, many fighters he has beef with, including Jorge Masvidal (37:00).

Duration:01:07:47