DC & Helwani

by ESPN, Ariel Helwani, Daniel Cormier


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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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Last updated on September 22, 2020, 9:00 pm


Episode 51: Kavanagh in studio, Poirier, Danis, VanZant, Theodorou, Loughnane, Willis & more

June 17, 2019 • 194m

Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with some thoughts on the futures of Conor McGregor and Dillon Danis from John Kavanagh (in studio), who trains the two fighters at SBG Ireland (4:30). UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier then talks about preparations for his UFC 242 headliner against Khabib Nurmagomedov and explains why he's confident he'll win (1:01:23). Next, Dillon Danis reflects on his Bellator 222 performance after providing an update on his injured knee (1:16:10). Justin Willis then explains his beef with UFC's Tai Tuivasa and the UFC's decision to release him (1:32:00). An emotional Macy Chiasson joins the show next to open up about the June 9 construction accident that destroyed her Dallas apartment and left one person dead (1:44:25). Then, after discussing her gruesome arm injury, Paige VanZant talks about her modeling career and the dominance of Valentina Shevchenko (2:06:10). Next, former UFC fighter Elias Theodorou speculates about his plans for his post-fighting career (2:21:37). Brendan Loughnane, who fights tomorrow night on ESPN +, makes his debut on the show to discuss his road back to the UFC (2:35:30). After that, rising middleweight contender Jared Cannonier talks about his love for fighting before calling out one of the UFC's best (2:49:20). Lastly, Ariel speaks from the heart about the retirement of his friend and colleague, Chael Sonnen (3:04:50).





Cormier, Masvidal, Stephens, Joey Diaz, Edwards, Hermansson, Kampmann, more

September 23, 2019 • 208m

Ariel's Helwani's MMA Show starts off with a quick recap of the UFC Mexico City event that ended in controversy this past weekend. The show's first guest, UFC strawweight Carla Esparza, gives an update on her injured arm before discussing her opponent's impressive performance in the Mexico City co-main event (7:15). The headliner from last weekend, featherweight Jeremy Stephens, then discusses his eye injury, if he thinks Yair Rodriguez poked it on purpose, if he agrees with the referee's decision to call the fight, if/when there will be a rematch and more (27:00). Next, Leon Edwards weighs in on the latest news and notes concerning the UFC welterweight division and if he thinks he'll beat out Colby Covington for a shot at Kamaru Usman (45:32). Then, legendary Danish fighter Martin Kampmann talks about his upcoming fight against Mark Madsen (1:02:28). After that, comedian and podcaster Joey "Coco" Diaz joins Ariel to talk about how he fell in love with MMA, his favorite fighters and the BMF title fight (1:27:07). Next, "The Joker" Jack Hermansson previews his bout with Jared Cannonier this upcoming weekend at UFC Fight Night in Denmark before telling Ariel about the impact his life coach has had on him (1:51:48). After that, in his first interview since his UFC 241 loss to Stipe Miocic, heavyweight Daniel Cormier opens up about the whirlwind of emotions he faced before, during and after that fight (2:11:50). Plus, he tells Ariel if he plans on fighting again and if so, who he hopes to face. Lastly, a sit-down interview between Ariel and Jorge Masvidal where "Gamebred" talks about the wild rollercoaster ride that's led him to this point in his life and career (2:48:00).





Hearn, Hooker, Jedrzejczyk, Gallagher, Calderwood, Adams, More

February 24, 2020 • 184m

Coming off a historical weekend in the boxing world, Ariel reacts to the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder rematch and what could be next for Fury. Then, he welcomes famed combat sports nutritionist George Lockhart, who worked with Fury leading up to the big fight (22:46). Then, Eddie Hearn, Sports Promoter and Managing Director of Matchroom Sport, joins the show to talk about the possibility of a fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua and the beef between he and Fury (44:16). After that, Oklahoma City Thunder center and MMA fan Steven Adams talks about his MMA fandom and favorite fighters (1:12:00). Next, UFC women's strawweight contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk calls in to preview her upcoming bout on March 7 vs. Zhang Weili and discuss how she can potentially make history with a big win (1:18:20). Speaking of making history, UFC flyweight contender Joanne Calderwood previews her UFC 251 title fight vs. Valentina Shevchenko, as well as her upcoming wedding (1:35:18). What's next for UFC featherweight Ryan Hall, you ask? Hall joins the show to talk about what the future holds and whether or not he feels like he is being frozen out (1:50:16). Next, Conor McGregor's teammate, Bellator bantamweight James Gallagher talks about his progress in returning from a small muscle tear in his back (2:09:11). UFC light heavyweight Jimmy Crute next discusses his bounce-back win vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk and also says he "has never felt more nervous" before a fight (2:22:37). Another fighter coming off a great win, UFC lightweight Dan Hooker calls into the show to discuss his somewhat controversial victory over Paul Felder in Auckland. Hooker breaks down what was going through his head throughout the fight, saying Felder is "one heck of a poker player," (2:31:46). Lastly, Hooker's teammate, UFC lightweight Brad Riddell joins Ariel to recap his victory over Magomed Mustafaev. He says the experience fighting in New Zealand in front of his home crowd was unreal (2:46:07).