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ESPN, Ariel Helwani, Daniel Cormier

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DC & Helwani

DC & Helwani

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.

Latest Episodes

Derrick Lewis, Anthony Smith, Jack Hermansson, Sydni Scott

EFresh 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 Hell" night, then tells Ariel about his title hopes and dreams. Lastly, the late Stuart Scott's daughter Sydni talks about her dad's MMA fandom and lasting legacy.

68 min15 h ago
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Derrick Lewis, Anthony Smith, Jack Hermansson, Sydni Scott

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

EAfter 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 Khabib Nurmagomedov enters the business world (56:20),and memories of the late ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott, who the UFC will honor Saturday on its “Fight Like Hell” night.

70 min2 d ago
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Return of the Mack, Mike Tyson Shines, A Good Cause, Jones/Blaydes?

Mike Tyson

EJust 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!

24 min6 d ago
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Mike Tyson

Aljamain Sterling, Brandon Moreno, Kayla Harrison & AJ McKee

EAs 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 256onDec. 12 (21:20). Then, PFL rising star Kayla Harrison talks about her Invicta FC experience, PED accusations from fans, advice she received from Ronda Rousey and if she thinks she’ll ever fight her teammate Amanda Nunes (36:24). Lastly, Bellator star AJ McKee on the lack of attention he receives and Ariel reveals what he’s thankful for this Thanksgiving.

66 min1 w ago
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Aljamain Sterling, Brandon Moreno, Kayla Harrison & AJ McKee

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

EDeiveson 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 and much, much more.

69 min1 w ago
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A Star is Born, Ferguson’s Return, Leave Khabib Alone!

Darren Till, Valentina Shevchenko & Deiveson Figueiredo

ETwo 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 more motivated heading into another title fight. Lastly, UFC men’s flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (alongside Wallid Ismail) tells Ariel about his old jobs as a hair stylist and sushi chef.

65 min2 w ago
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Darren Till, Valentina Shevchenko & Deiveson Figueiredo

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

EA 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 Shevchenko (44:43). Plus, DC admits he isn’t officially retired.

70 min2 w ago
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A Former Champ’s Return, Michael Chandler’s Heel Turn & UFC 255 Preview

Leon Edwards Breaks Silence, Glover Teixeira, Kevin Holland

EIn 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 Holland discusses next week’s middleweight clash with Jack Hermansson, his beef with Israel Adesanya and also his beef with Ariel!(37:10)

62 min3 w ago
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Leon Edwards Breaks Silence, Glover Teixeira, Kevin Holland

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

EAt 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 stories involving George Foreman, Derrick Lewis, The Montreal Screw Job and Jeopardy!

60 min3 w ago
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UFC’s Light Heavyweight Dilemma, Fighter of the Year Debate & DC Story Time

Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz

EWith 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 agree their fight must happen next, so only one question remains: When and where will it take place?

60 minNOV 5
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Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz

Latest Episodes

Derrick Lewis, Anthony Smith, Jack Hermansson, Sydni Scott

EFresh 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 Hell" night, then tells Ariel about his title hopes and dreams. Lastly, the late Stuart Scott's daughter Sydni talks about her dad's MMA fandom and lasting legacy.

68 min15 h ago
Comments
Derrick Lewis, Anthony Smith, Jack Hermansson, Sydni Scott

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

EAfter 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 Khabib Nurmagomedov enters the business world (56:20),and memories of the late ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott, who the UFC will honor Saturday on its “Fight Like Hell” night.

70 min2 d ago
Comments
Return of the Mack, Mike Tyson Shines, A Good Cause, Jones/Blaydes?

Mike Tyson

EJust 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!

24 min6 d ago
Comments
Mike Tyson

Aljamain Sterling, Brandon Moreno, Kayla Harrison & AJ McKee

EAs 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 256onDec. 12 (21:20). Then, PFL rising star Kayla Harrison talks about her Invicta FC experience, PED accusations from fans, advice she received from Ronda Rousey and if she thinks she’ll ever fight her teammate Amanda Nunes (36:24). Lastly, Bellator star AJ McKee on the lack of attention he receives and Ariel reveals what he’s thankful for this Thanksgiving.

66 min1 w ago
Comments
Aljamain Sterling, Brandon Moreno, Kayla Harrison & AJ McKee

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

EDeiveson 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 and much, much more.

69 min1 w ago
Comments
A Star is Born, Ferguson’s Return, Leave Khabib Alone!

Darren Till, Valentina Shevchenko & Deiveson Figueiredo

ETwo 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 more motivated heading into another title fight. Lastly, UFC men’s flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (alongside Wallid Ismail) tells Ariel about his old jobs as a hair stylist and sushi chef.

65 min2 w ago
Comments
Darren Till, Valentina Shevchenko & Deiveson Figueiredo

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

EA 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 Shevchenko (44:43). Plus, DC admits he isn’t officially retired.

70 min2 w ago
Comments
A Former Champ’s Return, Michael Chandler’s Heel Turn & UFC 255 Preview

Leon Edwards Breaks Silence, Glover Teixeira, Kevin Holland

EIn 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 Holland discusses next week’s middleweight clash with Jack Hermansson, his beef with Israel Adesanya and also his beef with Ariel!(37:10)

62 min3 w ago
Comments
Leon Edwards Breaks Silence, Glover Teixeira, Kevin Holland

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

EAt 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 stories involving George Foreman, Derrick Lewis, The Montreal Screw Job and Jeopardy!

60 min3 w ago
Comments
UFC’s Light Heavyweight Dilemma, Fighter of the Year Debate & DC Story Time

Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz

EWith 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 agree their fight must happen next, so only one question remains: When and where will it take place?

60 minNOV 5
Comments
Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz
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