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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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ESPN

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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

Helwani Island 2 feat. Action Bronson, John Kavanagh & ATT’s Mike Brown

1/20/2021
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’s evolution since 2014 and why they feel they’re prepared to beat McGregor this time around at UFC 257 (1:26:25). But before all that, another...

Duration:01:35:59

Conor McGregor Interview, Max’s Masterpiece, Khabib’s “Decision” & UFC 257 Preview

1/18/2021
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 & Helwani react to a record-breaking performance by Max Holloway and the results of White’s meeting with Khabib. Plus, a full UFC 257 preview.

Duration:01:45:53

Conor McGregor’s Boxing Coach, Max Holloway, Dan Hooker, Calvin Kattar

1/13/2021
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, next discusses the booking of the fight, potentially fighting Nate Diaz one day, lessons from losing to Dustin Poirier and more (33:13). And...

Duration:01:02:11

UFC’s ABC Debut, Chandler vs. Hooker & Will Izzy vs. Jones Happen?

1/11/2021
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 in March (41:40), Dana White’s upcoming meeting with Khabib Nurmagomedov and more.

Duration:01:06:17

The 2020 Helwani Nose Awards

1/6/2021
In the most prestigious awards show in MMA, Ariel and a special guest look back on an incredible year by handing out 20 awards, including Male and Female Fighters of the Year, Breakout Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, and many more. Plus, a look ahead to the exciting year to come in 2021.

Duration:01:20:25

Wonderboy’s Win, Pettis’ Future & 2020 Year in Review

12/21/2020
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 combat sports, discussing DC’s UFC 252 loss to Stipe Miocic (33:30), Jorge Masvidal’s Fight Island moment (41:01) and capping it off with “Daniel...

Duration:01:06:11

Yoel Romero, Brandon Moreno, Kevin Holland & Anthony Pettis

12/16/2020
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 talks about his ambitious plans for 2021 (27:58) and then, in a very honest and open conversation, former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis...

Duration:01:11:58

An Instant Classic, Ferguson’s Decline, Big-Mouth Holland & Romero Signs

12/14/2020
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 this year (20:00). Plus, Kevin Holland’s insane year continues, Yoel Romero unexpectedly signs with Bellator (38:31), Khabib Nurmagomedov’s quest to...

Duration:01:02:58

Kevin Lee, Demetrious Johnson, Deiveson Figueiredo on UFC 256

12/9/2020
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 UFC 256 flyweight title defense, Deiveson Figueiredo (and translator Wallid Ismail!) tells Ariel about how this fight came together immediately...

Duration:01:06:46

Vettori’s Big Win, Romero’s Release, Ferguson at a Crossroads

12/7/2020
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 co-main where all the pressure is on Tony Ferguson. Plus…Floyd Mayweather boxing Logan Paul (46:54) and the latest installment in the feud with...

Duration:01:04:49

Derrick Lewis, Anthony Smith, Jack Hermansson, Sydni Scott

12/2/2020
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' place in the heavyweight division, and his beef with Ariel. UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson, who fights Marvin Vettori on Saturday's "Fight Like...

Duration:01:10:56

Return of the Mack, Mike Tyson Shines, A Good Cause, Jones/Blaydes?

11/30/2020
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’s an appetite for legends like Anderson Silva in all this. Plus, Dillon Danis vs. Jake Paul in the boxing ring, Israel Adesanya’s commentary...

Duration:01:09:10

Mike Tyson

11/26/2020
Just days before his highly-anticipated exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr., boxing legend Mike Tyson joins Ariel to discuss why he chose to return now, the rules of the fight, the viral video of him that surfaced early in the pandemic, how he feels going into the fight, his future in boxing, old memories, and much more. Happy Thanksgiving!

Duration:00:23:31

Aljamain Sterling, Brandon Moreno, Kayla Harrison & AJ McKee

11/25/2020
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 against Deiveson Figueiredo in the main event of UFC 256 on Dec. 12 (21:20). Then, PFL rising star Kayla Harrison talks about her Invicta FC...

Duration:01:03:27

A Star is Born, Ferguson’s Return, Leave Khabib Alone!

11/23/2020
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 Island potentially with fans in attendance, if we should take Khabib Nurmagomedov at his word about retirement, DC’s ongoing beef with Jon Jones...

Duration:01:06:27

Darren Till, Valentina Shevchenko & Deiveson Figueiredo

11/18/2020
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 much more. Then, UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko talks about Saturday’s co-main event against Jennifer Maia and why she’s even...

Duration:01:04:08

A Former Champ’s Return, Michael Chandler’s Heel Turn & UFC 255 Preview

11/16/2020
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 moment on Dec. 19 (37:41). All that and getting you set for UFC 255, which features both flyweight champs: Deiveson Figueiredo and Valentina...

Duration:01:09:00

Leon Edwards Breaks Silence, Glover Teixeira, Kevin Holland

11/11/2020
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 explains why – at age 41 – he hopes he’s chosen to fight Jan Blachowicz for the title next (25:34). And lastly, Fighter of the Year candidate Kevin...

Duration:01:00:32

UFC’s Light Heavyweight Dilemma, Fighter of the Year Debate & DC Story Time

11/9/2020
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 about Islam Makachev's last-minute withdrawal for this upcoming weekend's card (34:50) and Kayla Harrison's 145-pound prospects. And, DC shares some...

Duration:00:57:02

Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz

11/4/2020
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 into the Octagon with “The Last Stylebender” and if he feels Jones is purposely avoiding him by fighting at heavyweight. Adesanya and Blachowicz...

Duration:01:01:38