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Ariel Helwani's MMA Show

Ariel Helwani's MMA Show

ESPN, MMA, Ariel Helwani

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ESPN's Ariel Helwani talks to the biggest names, addresses the hottest topics and previews/reviews the most important fight cards from across the world of MMA.

Latest Episodes

Darren Till, Dillon Danis

EFrom 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).

72 MIN3 d ago
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Darren Till, Dillon Danis

DC & Helwani: Road to UFC 252, Khabib vs. GSP?, McGregor's Future

EWith less than two weeks away from UFC 252, Daniel Cormier updates Ariel with the latest on his training, his plan for beating Stipe Miocic and his emotions going through the final fight camp of his illustrious career. Then, the guys discuss Khabib’s plan to fight Georges St-Pierre in 2021 (42:25), Conor McGregor’s next step (55:50), flyweight Joanne Calderwood’s costly decision and Derek Brunson’s surprising win over UFC middleweight prospect Edmen Shahbazyan.

82 MIN5 d ago
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DC & Helwani: Road to UFC 252, Khabib vs. GSP?, McGregor's Future

Tony Ferguson, Robert Whittaker, Roy Jones Jr.

EIn an exclusive interview, UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson speaks candidly about his UFC 249 loss to Justin Gaethje, telling Ariel about his regrets from that fight, the difficulties of fighting Gaethje after preparing for Khabib Nurmagomedov, what it was like to experience losing for the first time in eight years, and when/who he hopes to fight next. Then, former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker discusses last weekend’s win over Darren Till and his overall thoughts on the division (27:00).Legendary boxer Roy Jones Jr. also talks about his upcoming exhibition bout with Mike Tyson and how it came together (48:18).

67 MIN1 w ago
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Tony Ferguson, Robert Whittaker, Roy Jones Jr.

DC & Helwani: Whittaker/Till Recap, Who’s Next For Khamzat?

EDaniel Cormier joins Ariel to discuss Robert Whittaker’s five-round decision victory over Darren Till this past weekend, and what it says about the former middleweight champ’s evolution in the UFC. The guys also talk about where Till goes from here, if Alexander Gustafsson should stay at heavyweight (26:10), and the road ahead for welterweight sensation Khamzat Chimaev (31:45).

65 MIN1 w ago
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DC & Helwani: Whittaker/Till Recap, Who’s Next For Khamzat?

Jack Hermansson, Joanne Calderwood, News & Updates

EBefore running through the latest in the MMA world (42:20), Ariel speaks to UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson about last weekend’s big submission of Kelvin Gastelum and his predictions for Saturday’s Darren Till/Robert Whittaker fight, as well as the rest of the middleweight division. Plus, UFC flyweight contender Joanne Calderwood explains why she’s passing up a title shot against Valentina Shevchenko, choosing to fight on Aug. 1 rather than wait for the champion (24:15).

56 MIN2 w ago
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Jack Hermansson, Joanne Calderwood, News & Updates

DC & Helwani: The New Flyweight King, Adesanya vs. Costa

EDaniel Cormier joins Ariel to discuss Deiveson Figueiredo becoming the new UFC flyweight champion, whether Joseph Benavidez is the best fighter to never win a UFC title, the recently booked Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa fight, Khabib Nurmagomedov's fighting future, Aljamain Sterling's chances of getting the next UFC title shot, the final Fight Island event of the month, and a heavyweight fight that definitely won't be happening this weekend.

83 MIN2 w ago
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DC & Helwani: The New Flyweight King, Adesanya vs. Costa

Jorge Masvidal, Rose Namajunas; Fight Island Recap

EAfter reacting to Wednesday night’s events, Ariel speaks to BMF champion Jorge Masvidal about Gamebred’s performance against Kamaru Usman, the difficulties of last week's weight cut, why he feels fans are drawn to him, his hopes for fighting Usman again and more (4:50). Then, UFC strawweight “Thug” Rose Namajunas discusses a challenging Fight Island experience, if she thinks Zhang Weili is next, and why she feels she’s a different person after beating Jessica Andrade (40:25).

74 MIN3 w ago
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Jorge Masvidal, Rose Namajunas; Fight Island Recap

DC & Helwani: UFC 251 Recap, Usman’s Next Opponent

EDaniel Cormier joins Ariel to discuss if the Kamaru Usman/Jorge Masvidal fight lived up to expectations, controversy surrounding the Alexander Volkanovski/Max Holloway decision (34:06), if the referees should have stopped the bantamweight event sooner (50:07), if Rose Namajunas is ready for Zhang Weili (54:43) and Paige VanZant’s next move (56:38). Plus, the guys get heated while debating whether Gilbert Burns or Leon Edwards deserve the next shot at the welterweight title (21:50).

73 MIN3 w ago
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DC & Helwani: UFC 251 Recap, Usman’s Next Opponent

Ben Askren, Henri Hooft

EJorge Masvidal’s flying knee seen ‘round the world elevated his stardom to levels that his opponent that night, former UFC welterweight Ben Askren, believes he himself could have risen to had he won. Askren openly discusses his emotions surrounding that night one year ago, Masvidal’s chances against Kamaru Usman, Askren’s own beef with “Marty” and more. Then, Henri Hooft, former coach of Usman and current coach of Gilbert Burns, breaks his silence to talk about Usman’s departure from his gym and what it means for Sanford MMA if Usman and Burns face each other in the future (37:50). To sign up for Ariel’s LIVE podcast event on Friday at 8 p.m. ET, click here.

65 MINJUL 9
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Ben Askren, Henri Hooft

DC & Helwani: Masvidal Saves the Day, UFC 251 Preview

EDaniel Cormier joins Ariel to recap a crazy weekend that ended with Jorge Masvidal agreeing to terms to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title on Fight Island. The guys share their insights about what really happened before debating which fighter faces more pressure Saturday night. Plus, they discuss what’s next for Gilbert Burns (45:15), Max Holloway’s unorthodox training camp (56:30) and the slew of exciting fights slated for UFC 251. To sign up for Ariel's LIVE podcast event, click here.

78 MINJUL 7
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DC & Helwani: Masvidal Saves the Day, UFC 251 Preview

Latest Episodes

Darren Till, Dillon Danis

EFrom 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).

72 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Darren Till, Dillon Danis

DC & Helwani: Road to UFC 252, Khabib vs. GSP?, McGregor's Future

EWith less than two weeks away from UFC 252, Daniel Cormier updates Ariel with the latest on his training, his plan for beating Stipe Miocic and his emotions going through the final fight camp of his illustrious career. Then, the guys discuss Khabib’s plan to fight Georges St-Pierre in 2021 (42:25), Conor McGregor’s next step (55:50), flyweight Joanne Calderwood’s costly decision and Derek Brunson’s surprising win over UFC middleweight prospect Edmen Shahbazyan.

82 MIN5 d ago
Comments
DC & Helwani: Road to UFC 252, Khabib vs. GSP?, McGregor's Future

Tony Ferguson, Robert Whittaker, Roy Jones Jr.

EIn an exclusive interview, UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson speaks candidly about his UFC 249 loss to Justin Gaethje, telling Ariel about his regrets from that fight, the difficulties of fighting Gaethje after preparing for Khabib Nurmagomedov, what it was like to experience losing for the first time in eight years, and when/who he hopes to fight next. Then, former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker discusses last weekend’s win over Darren Till and his overall thoughts on the division (27:00).Legendary boxer Roy Jones Jr. also talks about his upcoming exhibition bout with Mike Tyson and how it came together (48:18).

67 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Tony Ferguson, Robert Whittaker, Roy Jones Jr.

DC & Helwani: Whittaker/Till Recap, Who’s Next For Khamzat?

EDaniel Cormier joins Ariel to discuss Robert Whittaker’s five-round decision victory over Darren Till this past weekend, and what it says about the former middleweight champ’s evolution in the UFC. The guys also talk about where Till goes from here, if Alexander Gustafsson should stay at heavyweight (26:10), and the road ahead for welterweight sensation Khamzat Chimaev (31:45).

65 MIN1 w ago
Comments
DC & Helwani: Whittaker/Till Recap, Who’s Next For Khamzat?

Jack Hermansson, Joanne Calderwood, News & Updates

EBefore running through the latest in the MMA world (42:20), Ariel speaks to UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson about last weekend’s big submission of Kelvin Gastelum and his predictions for Saturday’s Darren Till/Robert Whittaker fight, as well as the rest of the middleweight division. Plus, UFC flyweight contender Joanne Calderwood explains why she’s passing up a title shot against Valentina Shevchenko, choosing to fight on Aug. 1 rather than wait for the champion (24:15).

56 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Jack Hermansson, Joanne Calderwood, News & Updates

DC & Helwani: The New Flyweight King, Adesanya vs. Costa

EDaniel Cormier joins Ariel to discuss Deiveson Figueiredo becoming the new UFC flyweight champion, whether Joseph Benavidez is the best fighter to never win a UFC title, the recently booked Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa fight, Khabib Nurmagomedov's fighting future, Aljamain Sterling's chances of getting the next UFC title shot, the final Fight Island event of the month, and a heavyweight fight that definitely won't be happening this weekend.

83 MIN2 w ago
Comments
DC & Helwani: The New Flyweight King, Adesanya vs. Costa

Jorge Masvidal, Rose Namajunas; Fight Island Recap

EAfter reacting to Wednesday night’s events, Ariel speaks to BMF champion Jorge Masvidal about Gamebred’s performance against Kamaru Usman, the difficulties of last week's weight cut, why he feels fans are drawn to him, his hopes for fighting Usman again and more (4:50). Then, UFC strawweight “Thug” Rose Namajunas discusses a challenging Fight Island experience, if she thinks Zhang Weili is next, and why she feels she’s a different person after beating Jessica Andrade (40:25).

74 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Jorge Masvidal, Rose Namajunas; Fight Island Recap

DC & Helwani: UFC 251 Recap, Usman’s Next Opponent

EDaniel Cormier joins Ariel to discuss if the Kamaru Usman/Jorge Masvidal fight lived up to expectations, controversy surrounding the Alexander Volkanovski/Max Holloway decision (34:06), if the referees should have stopped the bantamweight event sooner (50:07), if Rose Namajunas is ready for Zhang Weili (54:43) and Paige VanZant’s next move (56:38). Plus, the guys get heated while debating whether Gilbert Burns or Leon Edwards deserve the next shot at the welterweight title (21:50).

73 MIN3 w ago
Comments
DC & Helwani: UFC 251 Recap, Usman’s Next Opponent

Ben Askren, Henri Hooft

EJorge Masvidal’s flying knee seen ‘round the world elevated his stardom to levels that his opponent that night, former UFC welterweight Ben Askren, believes he himself could have risen to had he won. Askren openly discusses his emotions surrounding that night one year ago, Masvidal’s chances against Kamaru Usman, Askren’s own beef with “Marty” and more. Then, Henri Hooft, former coach of Usman and current coach of Gilbert Burns, breaks his silence to talk about Usman’s departure from his gym and what it means for Sanford MMA if Usman and Burns face each other in the future (37:50). To sign up for Ariel’s LIVE podcast event on Friday at 8 p.m. ET, click here.

65 MINJUL 9
Comments
Ben Askren, Henri Hooft

DC & Helwani: Masvidal Saves the Day, UFC 251 Preview

EDaniel Cormier joins Ariel to recap a crazy weekend that ended with Jorge Masvidal agreeing to terms to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title on Fight Island. The guys share their insights about what really happened before debating which fighter faces more pressure Saturday night. Plus, they discuss what’s next for Gilbert Burns (45:15), Max Holloway’s unorthodox training camp (56:30) and the slew of exciting fights slated for UFC 251. To sign up for Ariel's LIVE podcast event, click here.

78 MINJUL 7
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DC & Helwani: Masvidal Saves the Day, UFC 251 Preview

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