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.
Chris Weidman, Jiří Procházka, Rory MacDonald
On this week's show, Ariel first speaks to Chris Weidman about his horrific leg injury at UFC 261, the surgery he had immediately afterwards, the road to recovery and much more. Then, Ariel speaks to rising star Jiří Procházka about his recent win over Dominick Reyes, the love he is getting in his home country of the Czech Republic, whether he wants a title shot next and much more. And lastly, Ariel talks to Rory MacDonald about his successful PFL debut, his time away from the sport last year, how he regained his love for MMA, training in Florida and more. Ariel ends the show with a look at this weekend's MMA schedule.
A New Star at Light Heavyweight, Donation-Gate, Diego Sanchez's Release, Ngannou-Jones Alive Again?
On this week's show, DC & Helwani open things up by talking about Jiří Procházka's scintillating win over Dominick Reyes, whether he should fight for a title next and where Reyes goes from here. Then, they talk about this weekend's UFC card, the donation drama between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, and Diego Sanchez's release from the UFC. After that, they discuss whether Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones will in fact happen next, Rory MacDonald's PFL debut and more.
Jorge Masvidal, Dustin Poirier, Rose Namajunas
On this week's show, Ariel talks to Jorge Masvidal about his loss to Kamaru Usman, his feelings afterwards, where he goes from here and much more. He then talks to Dustin Poirier about all the drama surrounding Conor McGregor's donation, the trilogy fight on July 10 and not fighting for the belt next. Then, Ariel talks to Rose Namajunas about her emotions after winning the strawweight title again, her mantras, life as champion again and much more. He ends the show with some news and notes and a look at the weekend MMA schedule.
DC Challenges Jake Paul, Usman is the P4P King, Rose & Valentina Shine at UFC 261
On this week’s show, DC & Helwani first talk about all the madness that transpired at UFC 261 Saturday night in Jacksonville: from Kamaru Usman’s knockout, to Rose Namajunas’ highlight-reel head kick, to Valentina Shevchenko’s dominance and what lies ahead for all the champs. They also discuss Chris Weidman’s shocking leg injury and Anthony Smith’s win over Jimmy Crute. Then, DC explains what happened with Jake Paul inside the arena and actually challenges him to a fight. The show wraps with a discussion about Nick Diaz’s potential return, Adesanya-Vettori 2 and Clay Collard’s win over Anthony Pettis at PFL.
Tyron Woodley, Anthony Pettis, Chris Weidman
On this week's show, Ariel first speaks to Tyron Woodley about his friend Ben Askren's loss to Jake Paul, his desire to fight Paul next and the potential end of his UFC career. Then, Ariel speaks to Anthony Pettis about his departure from the UFC, signing with the PFL, and his PFL debut on Friday. Finally, Ariel speaks to Chris Weidman about a rematch 11 years in the making against Uriah Hall this Saturday at UFC 261 and his belief that he'll be UFC champion again. Ariel also runs down a very busy week in MMA.
Whittaker is the No. 1 Contender, Making Sense of Paul vs. Askren, Can Masvidal Upset Usman?
On this week's show, DC & Helwani first discuss Robert Whittaker’s great win over Kelvin Gastelum this weekend, whether he has secured his spot as the top contender at 185 and whether a rematch against champion Israel Adesanya will go any differently this time around. Then, they talk about Jeremy Stephens' controversial push of Drakkar Klose at the weigh-ins and whether there should be a punishment for such actions. Later, they preview all things UFC 261, including Jorge Masvidal's chance in the rematch against Kamaru Usman. And then, they look back at the wild and wacky Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight and where both men go from here.
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