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.
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.
Rose Namajunas, Tony Ferguson, & Eddie Alvarez
On this week's show, Ariel talks to Rose Namajunas about her upcoming title fight against Zhang Weili at UFC 261 next weekend. They discuss her recent broken nose, the making of the fight, her recent comments about Zhang, why she wants to be champion again and more. Then, Ariel talks to Tony Ferguson about his fight against Beneil Dariush next month at UFC 262. They discuss his recent loss, why he changed coaches, training with Freddie Roach and Georges St-Pierre. Ariel also talks to Eddie Alvarez about his last week's controversial DQ loss, potentially fighting again this month, being in talks to box Oscar De La Hoya, and more. Lastly, Ariel gives the latest on Poirier-McGregor 3 and other news and notes.
Who gets Adesanya next?, McGregor-Poirier feud explodes, Sterling’s neck surgery, DJ’s Loss
On this week’s show, DC & Helwani talk about whether Marvin Vettori deserves the next middleweight title shot, what’s at stake in the upcoming Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum fight. Also, the simmering Conor McGregor-Dustin Poirier feud, Aljamain Sterling’s next surgery, Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez’s recent losses, WrestleMania 37, DMX’s passing, and much more.
Jorge Masvidal Exclusive
In this exclusive sit-down, Ariel talks to Jorge Masvidal just a couple weeks before his UFC welterweight title rematch against Kamaru Usman. Masvidal opens up about why the Nathan Diaz fight didn’t happen last year and also why the Colby Covington fight didn’t materialize either. They then discuss how he got the rematch with Usman, what the difference will be this time around and what went wrong when they first fought in July 2020. Later, they talk about Masvidal’s long road to UFC stardom, what would happen if he wins the belt and much more.
Leon Edwards, Kevin Holland, Alex Volkanovski
On this edition of The Helwani Show, Ariel first talks to Leon Edwards about his upcoming fight against Nathan Diaz at UFC 262. They discuss how the fight was made and whether he should get a title shot afterwards. They also discuss the unfortunate ending of the Belal Muhammad fight last month, why the Colby Covington fight never got made and more. Then, Ariel speaks to Kevin Holland about stepping in on short notice to fight Marvin Vettori this weekend and why he decided to take the fight considering he just lost to Derek Brunson last month. After that, Ariel speaks to UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski about his recent scary battle with COVID, having to pull out of UFC 260, getting the call to coach on TUF opposite Ortega and Max Holloway’s recent win. Finally, Ariel talks about some recent news and notes and the upcoming busy schedule in MMA.
Francis Ngannou, Dominick Cruz, Miesha Tate
On this week’s show, Ariel is first joined by the new UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. Ngannou talks about his long journey to the title, everything he’s had to overcome and how it feels to finally realize a dream. He also talks about a potential Jon Jones fight next and his desire to compete in boxing, as well. Then, Ariel is joined by Dominick Cruz who reflects on his recent win over Casey Kenney. Cruz also talks about whether he wants to fight Sean O’Malley next, whether he wants another title shot and more. And finally, Ariel is joined by Miesha Tate to talk about her decision to come out of retirement in July and why she is in a much better place mentally this time around. In addition to all that, Ariel talks about some recent breaking news, including the Nathan Diaz vs. Leon Edwards fight at UFC 262 on May 15.
Please review some of the Bellator fights I just watch Phil Davis lose an opportunity at the Bellator 205 belt and you guys aren’t speaking to Bellator enough it’s hard enough to find it on ESPN but you never know when events are happening now that it’s on Showtime please inform the public
Love the length of the interviews
Really enjoy this format. I just discovered this podcast, and it has the best MMA interviews. Not too long, not too short. Good follow up questions. Really gets at what these fighters feel and think, how they work through challenges, etc. nice job.
Love the Podcast BUT
Five star MMA podcast.
Zero stars for talking about WWE & Jake Paul. If I wanted to listens to nonsense I’d turn on the Kardashians.