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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.

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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.

    Sean O'Malley, Chris Weidman

    Sean O'Malley, Chris Weidman

    One of the hottest names in MMA, “Suga’” Sean O’Malley joins Ariel days before his UFC 252 bantamweight bout to discuss the UFC’s decision to upgrade him to the co-main event, his new contract, inspiration he’s taken from Michael Jordan, how he plans on beating Marlon Vera, his “beef” with Cody Garbrandt and more (6:54). Then, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman talks about his first win in three years, the hardest weight cuts of his career, proper foot hygiene and his new partnership with social media star Gary Vee (31:55). But before all that, Ariel shares some of his favorite Daniel Cormier memories.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    DC & Helwani: Final Fight Week, Ben Askren Joins

    DC & Helwani: Final Fight Week, Ben Askren Joins

    Days before the final fight of his UFC career, Daniel Cormier joins Ariel to discuss the crazy journey that’s led to this moment, Khabib’s advice for him and adjustments he’s made since last fighting Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight belt. Then, former UFC fighter Ben Askren fills in for DC to talk about what’s next in the UFC’s heavyweight division (26:15), Chris Weidman’s first win in three years (36:00), the speculation around Tyron Woodley vs. Colby Covington (1:01:00) and much more.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Darren Till, Dillon Danis

    Darren Till, Dillon Danis

    From 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).

    • 1 hr 12 min
    DC & Helwani: Road to UFC 252, Khabib vs. GSP?, McGregor's Future

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

    With 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.
     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Tony Ferguson, Robert Whittaker, Roy Jones Jr.

    Tony Ferguson, Robert Whittaker, Roy Jones Jr.

    In 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).

    • 1 hr 7 min
    DC & Helwani: Whittaker/Till Recap, Who’s Next For Khamzat?

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

    Daniel 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).

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

rva2pdx ,

My favorite podcasts of the week!

Great content! I’ve listened and followed Ariel for years but with the addition of DC it’s a great 1,2 combo! Thanks guys I appreciate you

jerzyxplorer ,

DC/ Funky Ben Askren

Loved it Ariel. Keep it up I love it when there are guys that Ariel can be a dick to with his line of questioning. Funky Ben is a great fill in for DC. Get that belt baby

Give Aljo a tittle shot UFC. What’s the problem holy hell !!!

Jerzyxplorer

The Robbins Group ,

By far my favorite pod

I’ve been an avid listener for years now. By far my favorite MMA podcast. DC has only made it better. I appreciate your consistency and hard work Ariel!!

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