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.
Max Holloway, Dominick Cruz, Dan Hooker & Sage Northcutt
A month after putting on a boxing clinic against Calvin Kattar, UFC featherweight star Max Holloway joins Ariel to discuss the win, why he loved fighting on ABC, if he’ll fight at 155 pounds again and much more. Then, former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz talks about fighting Casey Kenney on the UFC 259 prelims (29:21), lightweight Dan Hooker joins from his extended quarantine (42:55) and ONE Championship’s Sage Northcutt reflects on his short time in the UFC (55:36). Plus, TST says goodbye (1:03:31).
Derrick Lewis’ Historic KO, Usman-Masvidal Drama, Colby Covington’s Next Move
After Derrick Lewis’ impressive KO of Curtis Blaydes on Saturday, DC & Helwani discuss where “The Black Beast” fits into this exciting time for the UFC’s heavyweight division that includes Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou next month and Jon Jones’ impending heavyweight debut. Plus, the guys discuss the latest wrinkle in the potential Kamaru Usman-Jorge Masvidal rematch (39:42), Leon Edwards agreeing to fight Belal Muhammad and how Colby Covington must approach 2021 (47:53).
Leon Edwards & Curtis Blaydes
Top UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards delivers a very strong message to Colby Covington after “Rocky” tells Ariel about his feelings regarding yet another canceled Khamzat Chimaev fight. Then, ahead of Saturday’s big heavyweight bout with Derrick Lewis, a brutally honest Curtis Blaydes discusses the stakes of the fight, why he doesn’t enjoy Lewis’ humor and his respect for teammate Cory Sandhagen (24:54).
Underrated Usman, Masvidal’s Revenge & Leon Edwards’ Next Move
Another dominant welterweight title defense for Kamaru Usman leaves DC & Helwani wondering where “The Nigerian Nightmare” ranks among the greatest fighters of past and present. Plus, the guys discuss the “gift” Usman gave Jorge Masvidal postfight (16:18), who Leon Edwards must fight next month (39:44), Alexa Grasso’s boxing and what’s at stake for Saturday’s Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis bout (49:37).
Nathan Diaz Breaks Silence, Cory Sandhagen
In his first interview since late 2019, UFC fan favorite Nathan Diaz tells Ariel how Conor McGregor messed up at UFC 257 against Dustin Poirier. Plus, he says who he hopes to fight next and how often he hopes to fight in 2021. Then, bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen discusses his viral flying knee, his plans to take over the division and..."the art of war.”
Sandhagen’s Flying Knee, UFC 258: Teammate vs. Teammate, McGregor-Poirier 3?
After watching a devastating knockout this past Saturday, DC & Helwani reconvene to discuss Corey Sandhagen’s incredible flying knee and what it means for his trajectory in the UFC’s bantamweight division. Plus, an inside look at he teammate vs. teammate showdown between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns at Saturday’s UFC 258 (33:20) and the guys break down what should happen this year in the lightweight division, and where exactly Nate Diaz fits in all of this (42:38).
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One of the best podcast’s to listen to if you want to learn more about fighters and the fight game. Ariel always has different and new fighters on the show and it’s great getting to listen to their perspectives and unique thoughts.
Great podcast BUT...
It was better when ESPN had nothing to do with the podcast and let’s get the full interviews back!
Best MMA podcast out there
If you consider yourself a UFC fan then do yourself a favor and subscribe to this podcast. Anything that is worth discussing as it relates to UFC/MMA is covered on this show. Trust me, you will feel like you’re a step ahead of everyone else in terms of knowledge, and you will feel more in tune and connected with the sport and its fighters. Ariel is a great journalist, he gets to the bottom of everything - sometimes in his search for answers he is known to put off some fighters, but at the same time, it IS what makes him a great journalist. Co-host is former double champion Daniel Cormier (DC) the man, who’s a great personality and analyst and together those two make a great show. Highly recommend. Subscribe.