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DC & Helwani

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

Anderson Silva, Robert Whittaker, Neil Magny Fired up About Khamzat Chimaev

EOne of the greatest fighters of all-time, Anderson Silva, joins Ariel just days before his final UFC fight to discuss competing at age 45, why he believes MMA saved his life, if he ever came close to fighting Conor McGregor and who he feels real GOAT is. Then, fired-up UFC welterweight Neil Magny explains why he feels disrespected by the UFC’s booking of Leon Edwards and rising star Khamzat Chimaev. And, top middleweight contender Robert Whittaker recaps his UFC 254 win and also gives his thoughts on potentially fighting Israel Adesanya again for the belt.

64 min12 h ago
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Anderson Silva, Robert Whittaker, Neil Magny Fired up About Khamzat Chimaev

Khabib's Retirement, Lightweight Title Picture & Leon vs. Khamzat

ETwo days after Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement, DC tells Ariel all about Khabib's difficult UFC 254 training camp, if he believes Khabib will fight again, his Sunday phone call with the lightweight king and much more. And, with a vacant lightweight title on the horizon, how should the UFC proceed? Plus, the guys also talk about Khabib's place in the GOAT conversation, Rob Whittaker's worthiness of another shot at Israel Adesanya, Anderson Silva's upcoming fight and the crazy backstory behind the Dec. 19 Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev bout.

69 min2 d ago
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Khabib's Retirement, Lightweight Title Picture & Leon vs. Khamzat

Alexander Volkanovski & Al Iaquinta Shares Khabib Memories

E“Ragin’” Al Iaquinta, the only man to ever take Khabib Nurmagomedov five rounds in the UFC, discusses Khabib’s unmatched style, Justin Gaethje’s keys to victory at UFC 254, how Conor McGregor has already defeated Dustin Poirier for a second time, and much more. But before that, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski tells Ariel whether he feels Brian Ortega’s first win in two years warrants a title shot against him. Plus, the man responsible for bringing Khabib to American Kickboxing Academy, Muhammed Lawal, weighs in on Khabib’s greatness. Remember, the PPV main card begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday!

61 min1 w ago
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Alexander Volkanovski & Al Iaquinta Shares Khabib Memories

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

EAfter 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 Gaethje Saturday on Fight Island.

69 min1 w ago
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Khabib’s UFC 254 Mission, McGregor History Lesson & Brian Ortega 2.0

Dustin Poirier, Cory Sandhagen, Joaquin Buckley on Viral Knockout

EFormer 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 impressive KO of Marlon Moraes and calling out TJ Dillashaw after the win. Plus, overnight UFC sensation Joaquin Buckley, whosespinning back kick knockoutwent viral last Saturday night, tells Ariel about his day job at Walgreens and the time Tyron Woodley snubbed him.

68 min2 w ago
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Dustin Poirier, Cory Sandhagen, Joaquin Buckley on Viral Knockout

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

EDC 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 Saturday night?

70 min2 w ago
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McGregor’s Power Play, Ferguson’s Gripes, Sandhagen’s Bounce-Back

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

EIn 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 Vaynerchuk gushes over the bright future of the UFC and tells Ariel all about Vayner Sports’ recent foray into MMA, including the signing of stars like Ferguson and heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.

67 min3 w ago
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Tony Ferguson on Poirier Falling Through + Holly Holm & GaryVee Enters MMA World

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

EAfter a weekfilled with insults thrown Daniel Cormier's way, DC talks about whether his feelings were hurt. The guys also talk about the resurgenceof Holly Holm and whether she could beat Amanda Nunes. They also discussCarlos 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 and Dustin Poirier and whether McGregor and his rival Khabib Nurmagomedov can really coach "The Ultimate Fighter."

68 min3 w ago
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Izzy vs. Jones Must Happen Next, McGregor-Poirier, Can Holm beat Nunes?

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

EAfter 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 and also explains his beef with DC, why 2020 is the best year of his life, and tells the WILDEST superstition story ever. Plus, ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas on whether he believes Conor McGregor could beat Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match.

63 minOCT 1
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Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz, Teddy Atlas on McGregor’s Boxing

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

EA 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? Plus, Jan Blachowicz’s unlikely journey to light heavyweight champion and Jon Jones’ consequent Twitter trolling.

78 minSEP 29
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Adesanya’s Revenge, McGregor vs. Pacquiao, Jon Jones’ Trolling & Is Covington Next for Masvidal?

Latest Episodes

Anderson Silva, Robert Whittaker, Neil Magny Fired up About Khamzat Chimaev

EOne of the greatest fighters of all-time, Anderson Silva, joins Ariel just days before his final UFC fight to discuss competing at age 45, why he believes MMA saved his life, if he ever came close to fighting Conor McGregor and who he feels real GOAT is. Then, fired-up UFC welterweight Neil Magny explains why he feels disrespected by the UFC’s booking of Leon Edwards and rising star Khamzat Chimaev. And, top middleweight contender Robert Whittaker recaps his UFC 254 win and also gives his thoughts on potentially fighting Israel Adesanya again for the belt.

64 min12 h ago
Comments
Anderson Silva, Robert Whittaker, Neil Magny Fired up About Khamzat Chimaev

Khabib's Retirement, Lightweight Title Picture & Leon vs. Khamzat

ETwo days after Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement, DC tells Ariel all about Khabib's difficult UFC 254 training camp, if he believes Khabib will fight again, his Sunday phone call with the lightweight king and much more. And, with a vacant lightweight title on the horizon, how should the UFC proceed? Plus, the guys also talk about Khabib's place in the GOAT conversation, Rob Whittaker's worthiness of another shot at Israel Adesanya, Anderson Silva's upcoming fight and the crazy backstory behind the Dec. 19 Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev bout.

69 min2 d ago
Comments
Khabib's Retirement, Lightweight Title Picture & Leon vs. Khamzat

Alexander Volkanovski & Al Iaquinta Shares Khabib Memories

E“Ragin’” Al Iaquinta, the only man to ever take Khabib Nurmagomedov five rounds in the UFC, discusses Khabib’s unmatched style, Justin Gaethje’s keys to victory at UFC 254, how Conor McGregor has already defeated Dustin Poirier for a second time, and much more. But before that, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski tells Ariel whether he feels Brian Ortega’s first win in two years warrants a title shot against him. Plus, the man responsible for bringing Khabib to American Kickboxing Academy, Muhammed Lawal, weighs in on Khabib’s greatness. Remember, the PPV main card begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday!

61 min1 w ago
Comments
Alexander Volkanovski & Al Iaquinta Shares Khabib Memories

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

EAfter 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 Gaethje Saturday on Fight Island.

69 min1 w ago
Comments
Khabib’s UFC 254 Mission, McGregor History Lesson & Brian Ortega 2.0

Dustin Poirier, Cory Sandhagen, Joaquin Buckley on Viral Knockout

EFormer 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 impressive KO of Marlon Moraes and calling out TJ Dillashaw after the win. Plus, overnight UFC sensation Joaquin Buckley, whosespinning back kick knockoutwent viral last Saturday night, tells Ariel about his day job at Walgreens and the time Tyron Woodley snubbed him.

68 min2 w ago
Comments
Dustin Poirier, Cory Sandhagen, Joaquin Buckley on Viral Knockout

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

EDC 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 Saturday night?

70 min2 w ago
Comments
McGregor’s Power Play, Ferguson’s Gripes, Sandhagen’s Bounce-Back

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

EIn 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 Vaynerchuk gushes over the bright future of the UFC and tells Ariel all about Vayner Sports’ recent foray into MMA, including the signing of stars like Ferguson and heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.

67 min3 w ago
Comments
Tony Ferguson on Poirier Falling Through + Holly Holm & GaryVee Enters MMA World

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

EAfter a weekfilled with insults thrown Daniel Cormier's way, DC talks about whether his feelings were hurt. The guys also talk about the resurgenceof Holly Holm and whether she could beat Amanda Nunes. They also discussCarlos 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 and Dustin Poirier and whether McGregor and his rival Khabib Nurmagomedov can really coach "The Ultimate Fighter."

68 min3 w ago
Comments
Izzy vs. Jones Must Happen Next, McGregor-Poirier, Can Holm beat Nunes?

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

EAfter 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 and also explains his beef with DC, why 2020 is the best year of his life, and tells the WILDEST superstition story ever. Plus, ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas on whether he believes Conor McGregor could beat Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match.

63 minOCT 1
Comments
Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz, Teddy Atlas on McGregor’s Boxing

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

EA 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? Plus, Jan Blachowicz’s unlikely journey to light heavyweight champion and Jon Jones’ consequent Twitter trolling.

78 minSEP 29
Comments
Adesanya’s Revenge, McGregor vs. Pacquiao, Jon Jones’ Trolling & Is Covington Next for Masvidal?
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