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The podcast home of DC & RC, with new episodes every Wednesday and Thursday, featuring UFC legend Daniel Cormier and Super Bowl champion, Ryan Clark, both Louisiana natives, as they hang out and kick around the hottest topics from across the world of MMA and preview/review the most important fight cards and storylines.


The Bad Guy Drops By + 100th Episode Celebration

We’ve got 99 episodes and this makes 100! DC & RC are celebrating the milestone by looking back at some of the show’s best moments. Plus, the greatest trash talker in MMA, Chael Sonnen joins the fun to recap Noche UFC. It was the scorecard heard around the world after a judge in the Flyweight title rematch of Alexa Grasso & Valentina Shevchenko scored the 5th round a 10-8 for Grasso. Chael explains why he understands how the judge could score it that way. Then, find out why one particular shirt has Ryan steppin’ out solo for this installment of Steppin’ Fly. And is it a good idea to prank your father when his name is Alex Pereira? The guys Tap in or Tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/09/23·43m 43s

RC and Friends! Laura Sanko & Kamaru Usman Join to Recap UFC 293

Ryan Clark is joined by UFC Commentator Laura Sanko to recap Sean Strickland's upset victory over Israel Adesanya at UFC 293. What did Strickland do that caused so many problems for the former champion? Laura dives into what makes the new champion, Sean Strickland, so dangerous and tough to face for upcoming challengers. Plus, Laura previews Noche UFC's main event between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko for the Flyweight Title. Also, former welterweight champ Kamaru Usman discusses what he thinks should be next for his close friend, Israel Adesanya. And Usman fills in for DC as Kamaru & RC Tap in or Tap out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/09/23·50m 15s

The Champ Is Here! Israel Adesanya Joins The Show

Daniel Cormier is joined by the one and only Israel Adesanya to talk about fight life in general but also his latest title defense at UFC 293 against Sean Strickland.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
04/09/23·13m 53s

Blessed Express Rolls On

Daniel Cormier & Ryan Clark discuss Max Holloway's dominate victory over the Korean Zombie. Max is 18-0 vs featherweights not named Alexander Volkanovski, while 0-3 vs the champion... so what should Holloway do next? Plus, Max is atop the list of great fighters who do not hold a UFC championship, but when you take him out of the picture, who do DC & RC have in their top 3? Also, the guys explain why UFC 296 in December should be headlined by Suga Sean O'Malley. And, as always, the guys will tap in or tap out!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
29/08/23·34m 45s

The Suga Show Era is Here

Sean O’Malley is the new UFC Bantamweight Champion! Daniel Cormier & Ryan Clark break down Suga’s performance and what this means for both he and the UFC as a new superstar is born. Kamaru Usman joins DC & RC to discuss who they think O’Malley should defend his title against first AND how quickly should that title defense take place? Plus, Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway returns this weekend to take on the Korean Zombie; what is at stake in this featherweight main event? And; Zhang vs Suarez? Machado Garry vs Wonderboy at MSG? DC & RC tap in or tap out on some of UFC’s burning questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22/08/23·58m 55s

DC & MC! When will Chandler fight Conor? Plus UFC 292 Preview

Michael Chandler fills in for Ryan Clark on a special edition of DC & MC. Michael weighs in on Conor McGregor's latest comments regarding their eventual matchup. Also, as TUF winds down, Chandler previews his fighters vying for a contract at UFC 292. Speaking of UFC 292, Daniel & Michael preview the bantamweight title fight between Aljamain Sterling & Sean O'Malley. Also, who is the most exciting fighter on the UFC Roster? DC & MC give their top 5. And, as always, the fellas will tap in or tap out!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15/08/23·38m 51s

Who is Next for Conor McGregor & Teddy Atlas

Daniel Cormier & Ryan Clark discuss Justin Gaethje's massive win over Dustin Poirier. Is Conor McGregor the right choice as Gaethje's next opponent? Where does that leave Michael Chandler? Also, Teddy Atlas joins DC to discuss where Terence 'Bud' Crawford ranks among the all time greats in Boxing. He also breaks down this weekend's Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz fight, live on ESPN+ PPV. And, as always, the guys Tap in or Tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/08/23·52m 37s

MMA's Baddest MF’er’s of All Time

Daniel Cormier & Ryan Clark preview a loaded UFC 291 card, headlined by a rematch between Dustin Poirier & Justin Gaethje for the vacant BMF title. Can these two replicate their fight of the year from 2018? Plus, Michael Chiesa joins the guys to preview his main card fight against Kevin Holland. Also, with the BMF title on the line, who are the BMF'ers in MMA history? The guys give their respective lists. And, an early preview of UFC 294's main event rematch between Islam Makhachev & Charles Oliveira. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
25/07/23·51m 2s

Jamahal Hill Vacates & Who Should Islam Fight Next

Daniel Cormier & Ryan Clark discuss the recent news surrounding Jamahal Hill as he had to vacate his light heavyweight title due to injury. What should the UFC do with the 205 lb title? Plus, Buy or Sell Ronda Rousey making a comeback to the UFC. Also, the guys answer questions about the UFC's 2nd half of 2023. And, as always, we'll Tap in or Tap out.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18/07/23·44m 56s

Volkanovski is P4P King & Jones vs Miocic Official!

Daniel Cormier & Ryan Clark recap an incredible weekend in Las Vegas, including UFC X & UFC 290. As Alexander Volkanovski continued his dominance, do the guys consider him the greatest featherweight of all time? Plus, Does Du Plessis stand a chance against Israel Adesanya? With Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic finally happening, how does DC see this fight playing out. Finally, the guys finish the show as they always do, by tapping in or tapping out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/07/23·59m 49s


DC and RC take the show on the road to Las Vegas for International Fight Week, and they didn’t go alone. Michael Chandler, Kamaru Usman, Drew Dober and Ryan’s son Jordan all share the main stage at UFC X to look back at 30 years of history in the UFC. Plus, ahead to the UFC 290, the guys preview the main event between Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez as well as the upcoming BMF championship bout featuring Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/07/23·47m 26s

Alexander Volkanovski Joins & Ilia Topuria Is the Real Deal

Daniel Cormier & Ryan Clark are joined by the UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, as he prepares to defend his title at UFC 290 on July 8th. How is he preparing for Yair Rodriguez and does he want a rematch down the line with Islam Makhachev? Also, DC & RC discuss Ilia Topuria's dominant win over Josh Emmett and where he now stands in the Featherweight picture. Plus, one of the guys has Robbie Lawler on his Welterweight Mount Rushmore... tune in to find out if it’s Daniel or Ryan!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
27/06/23·46m 0s

Jones Ngannou Face off, DC & RC are Headed to International Fight Week & Latest on Conor McGregor

DC & RC break down Jon Jones & Francis Ngannou’s recent face off. Daniel explains why he believes Jones knows he can beat Ngannou. Marc Raimondi joins the guys to discuss the latest on Conor McGregor. Plus, The guys have an announcement regarding UFC X during International Fight Week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/06/23·42m 48s

DC & RC React to the Retirement of the GOAT Amanda Nunes

Amanda Nunes, the Greatest Fighter in the History of Women’s Mixed Martial Arts lays down her gloves and retires after a dominating performance at UFC 289. DC & RC take a look back at her accomplished career and list their Top 3 favorite moments. Plus, Charles Oliveira runs through Beneil Dariush in a highly anticipated Lightweight matchup. So, is the Champ Islam Mahkachev next for the #1 contender in the world? And can a UFC Flyweight beat up an NFL Linebacker? Find out if DC & RC will Tap in or Tap out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13/06/23·48m 51s

UFC 289 Preview with Megan Olivi & Best Fighters to Never Win a Title

DC & RC are previewing UFC 289 where the Women’s Bantamweight Title is on the line. Current Champ Amanda Nunes will face #5 ranked Irene Aldana. UFC’s Lead Reporter Megan Olivi joins the show after sitting down with Irene Aldana. Find out how Aldana said she could beat Nunes. Plus, the guys give their list of the Top 5 “Best Fighters to Never Win a Title.” As always, we Tap In or Tap Out. So, who wins in a fight…a UFC Flyweight or an NFL Linebacker?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
06/06/23·40m 12s

DC & RC Preview TUF 31: Team McGregor vs Team Chandler

DC & RC break down what to expect on The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs Team Chandler which premieres tonight at 10pm ET on ESPN and ESPN+. The show has produced some of the biggest stars in UFC history and the guys are listing their Top 5 TUF Alumni of all time. Then, some huge fight announcements were recently made, so who will win the BMF Belt, Dustin Poirier or Justin Gaethje? As always, DC & RC Tap in or Tap out on whether Steve-O letting UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping choke him unconscious was a good idea.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
30/05/23·48m 42s

Francis Ngannou Joins the Show; DC & RC Debate the Best MMA Nicknames of All Time

Former UFC Heavyweight Champ Francis Ngannou joins DC & RC to talk about his new business venture with the PFL and what to expect next. Then, “The Korean Zombie”, “Violent Bob Ross”, and “Thug” Rose. They’re all epic nicknames for MMA fighters, but whose is the best? The guys list their Top 5 MMA nicknames of all time. And, as always, we Tap in or Tap out. So, who has the best side hustle…Tai Tuivasa or Khamzat Chimaev? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/05/23·55m 22s

Will McGregor Tarnish His Own Legacy & No Jones on MMA Mt. Rushmore?

UFC 288 is a wrap and DC & RC are breaking down the night of fights. It was a close one between Bantamweight Champ Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo. So how did the guys score the fight? And what’s next for Henry Cejudo…is it Merab? Plus, DC left a very particular name off his MMA Mt. Rushmore while on First Take with Stephen A. Smith. You be the judge…was it Petty or Nah? Then, Conor McGregor is slated to fight Michael Chandler following this season of The Ultimate Fighter after they face off as coaches. Michael says Conor’s legacy will be tarnished if he doesn’t end up stepping into the octagon with him. Get DC & RC’s take on his statement. And, asking a professional fighter for a liver shot is probably not the best idea but some dude did it anyways. Find out if the guys are going to Tap in or Tap out on the odd request?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
09/05/23·56m 52s

UFC 288 Preview, “Best So Far Awards” & Jon Jones Hanging It Up?

DC & RC are breaking down UFC 288! The Bantamweight title is on the line when Aljamain Sterling takes on Henry Cejudo who is coming out of retirement in hopes to reclaim his throne in the division. Plus, will Jon Jones hang it up after his fight against Stipe Miocic? DC weighs in on the announcement. And, it’s been an action packed first few months in the UFC so far this year. So, what’s the best K.O, best fight, and best Male & Female fighters of the year? Then, the players in the 2023 NFL Draft did not disappoint with their drip. Find out whose fit made the cut on this episode of “Steppin’ Fly”. And as always we Tap in or Tap out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
03/05/23·54m 0s

DC Drafts Jon Jones & RC Meets Conor McGregor

Gilbert Burns vs Belal Muhammad, Charles Oliveira vs Beneil Dariush & Robert Whittaker vs Dricus Du Plessis. Those are the fights Dana White just announced. So, what do DC & RC think about the new matchups? Plus, Sergei Pavlovich takes out Curtis Blaydes and puts himself in line for a possible Heavyweight title shot, but will Jon Jones or Stipe Miocic want to face Pavlovich next? Then, the NFL Draft is here, and the guys are getting in the spirit with their own UFC Draft of Champions. Find out which current Champs will be their first-round picks! Later, as always DC & RC Tap In or Tap Out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
25/04/23·53m 31s

Who’s Next for Max Holloway; Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz is Official

Max Holloway gets the win over #4 Featherweight Arnold Allen…so what’s next for the Blessed one? DC & RC debate who should be his next opponent. Then, Nate Diaz is facing off against Jake Paul inside the boxing ring and the guys are sharing their thoughts on the newly announced match. Plus, it’s been 10 years since DC first debuted in the UFC. Find out which moments from the Hall of Famer will make RC’s list of all-time favorites. Later, good parenting or nah? That’s the question when it comes to RC and his tactics as a former Super Bowl champ raising an up-and-coming football star. Finally, we Tap In or Tap Out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18/04/23·29m 51s

DC & RC Debate Who’s Next for Izzy & Max Holloway Joins the Show

Israel Adesanya was re-crowned as the Middleweight King at UFC 287. So, who do DC & RC think should be next in line to challenge the Champ? Plus, Jorge Masvidal lays down his gloves and retires in his hometown of Miami. Next, see which moments from Gamebred over the years make their Top Three List. Then, whose drip from UFC 287 will make the cut on this week’s Steppin’ Fly? Later, Max “Blessed” Holloway joins the show ahead of his fight against Arnold Allen this weekend in Kansas City! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

DC & RC Preview UFC 287, Israel Adesanya Joins the Show & Celebrating 10 Years of Conor McGregor

UFC 287 features a rematch between Middleweight Champ Alex Pereira and former king of the division Israel Adesanya. The guys break down what to expect when the two meet again for the 4th time Saturday in Miami, FL. Izzy “The Last Stylebender” joins the show and catches up with RC. Plus, it’s been 10 years since Conor McGregor made his UFC debut. Find out which moments from the “Notorious” one makes DC & RC’s Top 5 List. Then, Alex Pereira channels his inner Chuck Liddell with a new Mohawk and mustache. So, will DC & RC Tap in or Tap out on his new look being better than The Iceman? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
04/04/23·59m 10s

Nate? Covington? or Masvidal? Who’s Next for Leon Edwards? Plus, is DC Planning on Coming Out of Retirement?

DC & RC are back from the UK and they're breaking down UFC 286. Leon Edwards is the undisputed Welterweight Champ after his win over Kamaru Usman. So, who's next? Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal, Belal Muhammad, or Nate Diaz? Plus, Anderson “The Spider” Silva will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame and the guys are highlighting his legacy as one of the best fighters in Mixed Martial Arts history. Then, will Marlon “Chito” Vera come out on top as he takes on Cory Sandhagen this Saturday in San Antonio Texas? And, could DC come out of retirement to become a World Champ as a Veteran Wrestler? See if he’ll Tap in or Tap out on making a comeback! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/03/23·54m 51s

Leon Edwards & Kamaru Usman Join DC & RC in London

Daniel Cormier & Ryan Clark are in London ahead of UFC 286 as the two men headlong the event, Leon Edwards & Kamaru Usman, stop by to preview their welterweight title fight. Plus, what’s at stake in the lightweight co main event between Justin Gaethje & Rafael Fiziev. And, as always, DC & RC Tap in or Tap out Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15/03/23·46m 21s

Jon Jones is Back as P4P King & DC Breaks Down Jones vs Stipe

Daniel Cormier & Ryan Clark recap Jon Jones' triumphant return to the UFC as the new heavyweight champion. Is Jones undeniably the greatest of all time? How will he fare in his first title defense against former champion, Stipe Miocic? Plus, RC discusses why he believes Alexa Grasso's win was not a fluke. Also, McGregor & Chandler at 185 lbs? And DC & RC discuss what's at stake in this weekend's main event against Petr Yan & Merab Dvalishvili. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/03/23·55m 28s

Jon Jones Is BACK; DC & RC Preview Jon's Return; What's Next for Jake Paul?

Daniel Cormier & Ryan Clark discuss the return of Jon Jones this coming weekend at UFC 285 for the vacant heavyweight title. After a few years away and moving up a weight class, how will Jones fair against Cyril Gane? Plus, DC & RC recap Jake Paul's loss against Tommy Fury. Is the Jake Paul allure gone? And, as always, the guys tap in or tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/03/23·43m 12s

Erin Blanchfield Joins DC & RC to Discuss her Star Making Performance Over Jessica Andrade

Erin Blanchfield is only 23 years old and she just skyrocketed her way to the top of the Women’s Flyweight division with an upset over former UFC Champ Jessica Andrade. Erin joins DC & RC to talk about the biggest moment of her career and what’s next. Then, Conor McGregor arrives in Las Vegas to make his return as Coach against Michael Chandler on this season of The Ultimate Fighter. DC’s been in their shoes before as a TUF coach and he’s sharing his strategy behind choosing the fighters for his team. Plus, it’s a mix between jeans and spandex and an MMA fighter just made “jorts” a thing inside the octagon. So will DC & RC Tap in or Tap out on the skin tight fashion statement?    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22/02/23·41m 15s

DC & RC’s Scorecards are in for Makhachev vs Volkanovski; Could DC Make a Heavyweight Comeback?

Islam Makhachev faced Alexander Volkanovski in a historic matchup and the outcome left the MMA world split. So who did DC & RC have winning on their scorecards and who is the pound-for-pound King? Plus, this season of The Ultimate Fighter could feature Veterans versus Prospects. So how would Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler shape up as their coaches? Then, Dominick Cruz says DC could single leg his way to the Top 3 in the Heavyweight division right now…with a broken back! Find out if they guys will Tap in or Tap out on Cruz’s bold statement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14/02/23·43m 54s

Conor McGregor is back; Islam Makhachev & Alexander Volkanovski Come Face-to-Face with DC

It’s official! Conor McGregor is set to make his UFC comeback against Michael Chandler, but first they will face-off as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter in May. Plus, DC gets the #1 and #2 pound-for-pound fighters in the world together. Hear what Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski have to say to each other ahead of their upcoming Lightweight title fight at UFC 284. Plus, Sean O’Malley signs an 8-fight deal with the UFC. So will the guys Tap in or Tap out on him becoming a Champ within his first 3 fights? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/02/23·1h 3m

DC & RC’s Top MMA Rankings of 2023 & Reaction to UFC 287’s Line-Up!

UFC 287’s line-up is official! Get DC & RC’s reaction to Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya running it back for the Middleweight Title, Jorge Masvidal’s return against Gilbert Burns and the youngest fighter in UFC history, Raul Rosas Jr. making his second walk inside the UFC Octagon. Plus, the guys list the best MMA fighters of 2023, so who will crack their Top 5? Then, will DC & RC Tap in or Tap out on will Derrick Lewis snapping his losing streak against Serghei Spivac in the next Fight Night? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
31/01/23·52m 43s

DC & RC’s Brazilian MMA Mount Rushmore & UFC 283 Recap

UFC’s historic return to Brazil did not disappoint. UFC 283 crowned Jamahal Hill as the new Light Heavyweight Champ and an Undisputed Flyweight Champ in Brandon Moreno. Find out who DC & RC believe are next to challenge them for their belt. Plus, with the UFC’s announcement that Jose Aldo will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, DC & RC are breaking down their Brazilian Mount Rushmore. Then, Luke Rockhold is released from his UFC contract and is eyeballing a possible career in boxing. So, will the guys Tap in or Tap out on Rockhold in the ring?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/01/23·52m 51s

Ngannou is Out, Jon Jones is Making a Comeback, & Anthony Smith Joins to Talk UFC 283

DC & RC break down the bombshell announcement of Francis Ngannou vacating his Heavyweight title and cutting ties with the UFC. Plus, hear what they say about Jon Jones making a comeback with his Heavyweight debut against Cyril Gane. Then, Light Heavyweight contender Anthony Smith joins the show to talk about training with Jamahal Hill for his title fight against Glover Teixeira at UFC 283 and being the backup fighter in that fight. Later, will the guys Tap in or Tap out on Umar Nurmagomedov being a Champ in 2024?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/01/23·55m 6s

DC & RC’s 2023 UFC Predictions; Khabib Stepping Away From MMA Completely?

DC & RC are kicking off the New Year with some bold predictions! Who do they think will be the Female and Male Fighters of 2023, when will we see Conor McGregor back in the Octagon, which weight class will Khamzat Chimaev fight for the title in and which three fights do the guys want to see most? Plus, find out if DC & RC will Tap in or Tap on Nick Diaz wanting to make a comeback in 2023.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/01/23·32m 49s

2022 DC & RC Awards Plus Jon Anik joins the show!

Daniel & Ryan cap off 2022 with a bang by handing some awards, including knockout of the year, fight of the year, and many more! Then, Jon Anik stops by to talk about some incredible shock and awe moments from the year, as well as what was the year’s biggest storyline in the UFC. Plus, who was the most fly fighter of the year? RC hands out the award for most fly of 2022. Finally, the guys tap in or tap out one final time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
20/12/22·43m 2s

DC & RC React to UFC 282; Jamahal Hill Joins to Talk Upcoming Title Fight

DC & RC dive right into the news of a new light heavyweight title headlining UFC 283 in Brazil and are joined by one half of the main event, Jamahal Hill. Hill discusses how Saturday night went down and what his preparation will be leading up to UFC 283. Also, we know he is a star outside of the octagon, but just how good of a fighter is Paddy Pimblett. Plus, with so much discussion around the controversial decisions this weekend, how should fighters’ mentality change heading into a fight? And, when Conor McGregor returns, who should he fight? DC & RC list their top 3 choices for The Notorious One. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13/12/22·55m 0s

DC & RC React to TJ Dillashaw’s Sudden Retirement & Preview UFC 282

In a surprise announcement former two-time UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is laying down his gloves and retiring from the UFC. ESPN Insider Marc Raimondi joins the show to detail the breaking news. Plus, a new Light Heavyweight Champ will be crowned at UFC 282. DC & RC preview what to expect for the final PPV of 2022. Then, did we just witness the Fight of the Year? See what the guys think about the Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland fight and the stoppage from Holland’s corner. Later, things get interesting when DC is asked if he’d Tap in or Tap out on doing whatever it takes to make weight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
06/12/22·52m 52s

Boo-Yah! DC & RC’s Top Stuart Scott Catch Phrases; Conor McGregor’s UFC Comeback?

DC & RC are honoring the late Stuart Scott’s legacy ahead of “Fight like Hell” night with the Stu Scott Catch Phrase Draft. Next, UFC Welterweight Michael Chiesa joins the show to talk about his father’s battle with cancer and his relationship with Stu before his passing. Plus, Jiri Prochazka vacates his Light Heavyweight belt due to injury - shaking up UFC 282 and the division. So would DC channel his inner Samurai and vacate the belt if he was in Jiri’s shoes? Then, will Jake Paul be Nate Diaz’s next opponent? The guys Tap in or Tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
29/11/22·58m 18s

UFC 281 Recap, Steppin’ Fly at MSG & Outrage Over DC’s Greatest Fighters of All Time

UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden did not disappoint. DC & RC break down the rise of newly crowned Middleweight Champ Alex Pereira and the fall of Israel Adesanya. And Dustin Poirier says Michael Chandler is a dirty fighter…do the guys agree? Plus, find out who dressed to impress and made this episode of Steppin’ Fly. Then, DC’s list of greatest fighters of all time is ruffling feathers in the fight world. So, will you Tap in or Tap out on who made his list? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15/11/22·55m 0s

A Preview of UFC 281 and the Return of DC & RC & MC; is Khabib Better at Basketball Than DC?

DC & RC preview a stacked fight card at Madison Square Garden for UFC 281 and list the 5 Best UFC moments at MSG. Then, don’t call it a comeback! DC, RC & MC are reunited as Lightweight contender Michael Chandler joins the show. Plus, DC responds to Julianna Peña after she calls him out on live TV. And who’s better on the basketball court….DC or Khabib? The guys Tap in or Tap out.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08/11/22·48m 35s

Kamaru Usman Talks Wakanda Forever & Stunts on RC’s Attire

DC & RC are joined by Kamaru Usman to discuss his role in Wakanda Forever, what it means to him to be a part of this franchise and steps on RC’s attire. Plus, following Arnold Allen’s victory, should he get an interim title shot? Also, the guys Tap in & Tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/11/22·56m 47s

Fallout from UFC 280; Just how good is Islam Makhachev & Is Sean O’Malley next for Aljamain Sterling?

DC & RC recap UFC 280 that saw Islam Makhachev become the new lightweight champion, defeating Charles Oliveira. Will Islam’s first title defense be against featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski? Makhachev’s coach, Javier Mendez, stops by to break it down. Also, Aljamain Sterling reigned victorious over TJ Dillashaw while Sean O’Malley sprung the upset against Petr Yan… Will Sean O’Malley be next for the champion, Aljamain Sterling? Plus, the guys Tap in & Tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
25/10/22·54m 41s

UFC 280 Preview + Will Masvidal Get His Wish to Fight Leon?

DC & RC preview one of the UFC’s most anticipated events of the year, UFC 280, headlined by Charles Oliveira & Islam Makhachev. Who will walk away as the new UFC lightweight champion. Also, the guys discuss the two big time bantamweight bouts taking place on the card; Aljamain Sterling vs TJ Dillashaw for the world title & Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley. Plus, as Jorge Masvidal & Leon Edwards trade words, will we finally get to see this fight? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18/10/22·48m 40s

One Round with TJ Dillashaw, DC’s WWE experience & McGregor vs Gaethje?

DC & RC recap an eventful weekend for Daniel as he stepped into the WWE ring as a referee & Matt Riddle joins the guys to talk about DC’s officiating abilities. TJ Dillashaw stops by to preview his UFC 280 bantamweight title fight against champion Aljamain Sterling. Plus, is Gaethje setting himself up for a matchup vs Conor McGregor? Later, the guys discuss which fights they are most excited about for the remainder of 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/10/22·54m 26s

One Round with Sean O’Malley, Bo Nickal’s Future & Khamzat vs Covington?

DC & RC discuss Bo Nickal’s recent victory on the Contender series and what his prospects can be in the UFC. Sean O’Malley stops by to preview his upcoming bout against Petr Yan. Also, do the guys want to see Khamzat Chimaev vs Colby Covington? Plus, Seth “Freakin” Rollins discusses DC being the special guest referee for his fight at Extreme Rules.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
04/10/22·52m 39s

José Aldo’s Retirement, One Round with Bo Nickal & DC’s UFC Doppelgänger?

DC & RC break down the legendary career of José Aldo following his retirement announcement. Bo Nickal stops by to talk about being one of the biggest UFC prospects ahead of his upcoming fight on Dana White’s Contender Series. Plus, find out which UFC Super fights the guys want to see! Then, will they Tap in or Tap out on the UFC fighter fans are calling DC’s doppelgänger?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/09/22·56m 1s

WTF happened with Nate Diaz and UFC 279? One Round with Cory Sandhagen & Chris Barnett. Plus, Steppin’ Fly!

Is DC the greatest Matchmaker in history or did he know something about Nate Diaz and the rest of the UFC279 fight changes before everyone else? The guys go One Round with Cory Sandhagen ahead of his fight against Song Yadong. Plus, DC’s favorite Heavyweight Chris Barnett joins the show. See who made the “Steppin’ Fly” list for the month of August. Then, will DC & RC Tap in or Tap out on having Mystery Fights in the UFC? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13/09/22·56m 48s

Will Nate Diaz Stockton Slap Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279; DC & RC’s Top Nate Diaz UFC Moments

UFC rising star Khamzat Chimaev takes on O.G. Nate Diaz in what could be his last UFC fight. So what would Chimaev do if Diaz Stockton Slaps him in the first 30 seconds? DC & RC react to his answer. Plus, they break down Nate Diaz’ Top UFC Moments. Then, could we see Mark Zuckerberg fighting inside the octagon soon and will Jake Paul knock out UFC Legend Anderson Silva? The guys Tap in or Tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/09/22·50m 54s

DC & RC’s Top 5 Most Shocking Moments in UFC History

Leon Edwards shocks the world with a surprising KO of Kamaru Usman but did it make DC & RC’s Top 5 Most Shocking Moments in UFC History? Plus, Charles Oliviera vs Conor McGregor? We go “One Round” with UFC Insider Brett Okamoto about McGregor’s future. Then, as always we “Tap in or Tap out”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/08/22·42m 45s

Does Chito Vera Deserve a Title Shot Next?; Luke Rockhold Joins the Show; Preview of UFC 278 headlined by Kamaru Usman & Leon Edwards

DC & RC recap Marlon "Chito" Vera's big win over Dominick Cruz and discuss if he is next in line for a title shot in a loaded bantamweight division. Then, a preview of UFC 278 where two former foes face off in a rematch, this time for the welterweight crown, plus, Luke Rockhold stops by to preview his big co-main event bout against Paulo Costa. Plus, are the guys down with the new, hottest trend of Arm Boxing? Find out in "Tap in or Tap out?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/08/22·44m 30s

Go “One Round” With Dominick Cruz & Islam Makhachev; "Tap in or Tap out” on Masvidal vs McGregor or Masvidal vs Burns?

Former two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz joins the show ahead of his fight against Marlon “Chito” Vera. Find out why Dominick and DC have some choice words for each other. Plus, the guys go “One Round” with Islam Makhachev, and they discuss something they want the Lightweight contender to immediately stop doing. Then, Street Jesus vs The Notorious or Durinho? Which match will DC & RC “Tap in or Tap Out“ on? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
09/08/22·53m 30s

Go One Round With Jamahal Hill & Step Fly Through July

In this week’s episode of DC/RC, the guys look back at Amanda Nunes’ dominating win from UFC 277, talk to the one and only Jamahal Hill, and Step Fly with some of the best outfits they saw from the month of July.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
02/08/22·46m 59s

Could DC Beat Up Mike Tyson in a Street Fight?; Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz Matchup Reaction and UFC 277 Preview

Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz? It’s officially happening and DC & RC are giving their take on the controversial matchup. Plus, a preview of what’s to come for UFC 277 when two current Champs face-off in a historic rematch. Later, can DC beat up “Iron” Mike Tyson in a street Fight? Find out if they “Tap in or Tap out?” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/07/22·46m 42s

UFC on ABC Recap, Paddy Pimblett Joins the Show

Following an eventful UFC on ABC card this weekend, the guys break down the best and most surprising peformances plus look ahead to this weekend’s card in London with the Baddy himself, Paddy Pimblett. Plus, another rousing game of Tap in and Tap Out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/07/22·32m 28s

Celebrating One Year of DC & RC with Dustin Poirier and Michelle Waterson

A Louisiana Legend joins the show to mark the one-year milestone of DC & RC. Dustin Poirier and DC play matchmaker with the top three Lightweight matchups they’d like to see next. Plus, they go One Round with “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson. Since we’re halfway through the year, the guys are giving out UFC Midyear Awards for the Best Male Fighter, Best Female Fighter, Best Finish and the Best Fight of the year so far.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13/07/22·55m 9s

UFC 276 Recap: Israel Adesanya & Alexander Volkanovski Retain Their Titles

DC & RC recap UFC 276, which saw Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski retain their respective championships. Should Volkanovski move up to lightweight and go for champ-champ status? How will Adesanya fair against his potential next foe, one he has faced before, in Alex Pereira? Plus, DC hands out some grades following an incredible weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/07/22·41m 13s

Khabib Joins a Special Hall of Fame Episode

New UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov joins DC and RC for a special episode of the show. Khabib, DC and RC recap a special night at T-Mobile Arena as the two teammates are inducted into the UFC HOF then a complete preview of UFC 276. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/07/22·33m 27s

Matchmaking Conor McGregor and UFC's Top Stars, Biggest What Ifs in UFC History and a BBQ Battle

DC & RC play matchmaker on some of the biggest names in the sport including Conor McGregor, Jorge Masvidal and Khamzat Chimaev. The guys recap a fun fight night in Austin and let DC go deep on his BBQ hot takes. Plus coming off another cancellation for Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, the guys list the top "What If Fights" in UFC history. Finally, an awesome game of Tap In/Tap Out involving samurai hair, new helmets and Rob Gronkowski. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/06/22·58m 14s

Sean O' Malley Joins & UFC 275 Recap

DC & RC recap UFC 275 including a preview of what's next for the light heavyweight division, Valentina Shevchenko and Zhang Weili. The guys then welcome in bantamweight contender, the Suga Show, Sean O'Malley. O'Malley previews his bout with Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 and what's next in his UFC career. The guys then play a fun game of Tap In/Tap Out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14/06/22·44m 5s

UFC 275 Preview, Dominant Champions and a Music Debate

DC & RC are on opposite sides of the globe as they recap the heavyweight main event between Alexander Volkov and Jairzinho Rozenstruik and preview the loaded card at UFC 275 in Singapore. With Valentina Shevchenko on the card, the guys list their most dominant athletes of all time then play a very spirited game of Tap In/Tap Out which includes a fierce "King of Pop" debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/06/22·54m 0s

DC Responds to Khabib & What to do About UFC Judging

Laura Sanko joins Daniel Cormier to discuss the state of judging in the UFC following the controversial decision in Saturday’s main event between Holly Holm and Ketlen Vieira. In addition, DC responds to being told “leave me alone” by his pal Khabib. Plus, debuted their UFC weight-class power rankings this week. DC comments, and lets you know his top five. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/05/22·39m 30s

Top Upsets in MMA History and Lightweight Division Breakdown

The guys begin the show recapping a big win by Jan Blachowicz and look forward to what's next for the LHW division. Then, DC and RC dive deep into the lightweight division including a new beef between DC and Tony Ferguson. Next, they list their best upsets in MMA history ahead of Holly Holm's return to the octagon. Later, we finish up with another spirited game of Tap In/Tap Out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/05/22·49m 43s

UFC 274 Recap, DC to the UFC HOF and We're Steppin' Fly

The guys kick off the show by breaking down the announcement that DC is headed to the UFC Hall of Fame. Then, a massive UFC 274 recap including what's next for the lightweights and the new champ Carla Esparza. Plus, the guys "pivot" to the UFC 276 fight card, and they debut a new segment called Steppin' Fly. As always, the guys play Tap In/Tap Out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10/05/22·1h 1m

Justin Gaethje and Kayla Harrison Join the Show Talking UFC 274 and All Things Fighting

DC and RC get together this week to talk about Chito Vera’s big win. Then, they preview a huge event at UFC 274 with headliner Justin Gaethje. Also, Kayla Harrison stops by to talk her 2022 debut, and they of course play another round of Tap in and Tap Out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
04/05/22·1h 7m

Teddy Atlas, Michael Chandler and the One and Only Jon Anik Join to Talk All Fights From the Boxing Ring to the UFC Cage

Some big names come through to chat with DC and RC this week as Teddy Atlas stops by to talk Tyson Fury’s big win and the potential bout with Francis Ngannou. In anticipation of the 100th ESPN UFC Fight Night on Saturday, Jon Anik joins us to look back at all the great moments from the first 99. Then, Michael Chandler breaks down his big fight against Tony Ferguson coming up at UFC 274. Finally, of course, no show would be complete without a round of Tap In/Tap Out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/04/22·59m 53s

Aljamain Sterling Joins the Show, RC Addresses Beef With Julianna Pena

Bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling joins the guys to break down his big win at UFC 273 and how things have gone since winning the belt. Plus, Ryan discusses his "beef" with Julianna Pena and Daniel weighs in on if we'll see Stipe Miocic fight Jon Jones this summer. Finally, DC & RC play a fun game of Tap In/Tap Out involving Jake Paul, Nate Diaz and easter eggs.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/04/22·58m 15s

Henry Cejudo and Gilbert Burns Join the Show, UFC 273 Recap

Former double champ Henry Cejudo joins Daniel and Ryan to discuss re-entering the USADA testing pool and calls out Alexander Volkanovski. Plus, Gilbert Burns hops on to recap his tough loss to Khamzat Chimaev and what lies ahead for the welterweight contender. Then, DC & RC recap Volkanovski and Aljamain Sterling’s big wins in Jacksonville and play another great round of Tap In/Tap Out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13/04/22·1h 3m

Alex Volkanovski Joins to Preview His Title Fight at UFC 273

The featherweight champ, Alex Volkanovski, joins DC and RC to discuss his approach to his title fight versus The Korean Zombie at UFC 273. Plus, the guys rank the fights they are most excited for this weekend in Jacksonville including Khamzat Chimaev’s bout against Gilbert Burns and the rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan. The guys also play another fun game of Tap In/Tap Out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
06/04/22·54m 14s

Masvidal-Covington Latest Plus UFC London Recap with Molly McCann Stopping By

DC & RC discuss the continuing feud between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington in Miami. Daniel discusses his time at the NCAA Wrestling Championship. Plus, the guys recap UFC Fight Night in London with Molly McCann joining to talk about her magical night. Then, a game of Tap In or Tap Out with news about Conor McGregor and Kamaru Usman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22/03/22·47m 46s

UFC Heavyweight Tom Aspinall and NCAA Wrestler Gable Steveson Join to Preview a Busy Combat Sports Weekend

DC & RC welcome Tom Aspinall to preview his heavyweight main event fight in London this weekend. Then, the guys welcome NCAA Wrestler and Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson ahead of the NCAA Championships in Detroit. Plus, Daniel and Ryan recap UFC Fight Night: Santos-Ankalaev, preview Paddy the Baddy’s octagon return and play another fun game of Tap In/Tap Out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/03/22·47m 10s

Chuck Liddell Joins to Discuss Rivalries, Khabib Entering the UFC Hall of Fame and Covington vs. Masvidal

Chuck Liddell joins Ryan Clark to recap Colby Covington’s win over Jorge Masvidal, how he approached his rivalry fights versus Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture. Plus, he discusses Khabib Nurmagomedov entering the UFC Hall of Fame. Ryan then answers listener questions and participates in Tap In/Tap Out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
09/03/22·35m 53s

Rashad Evans Joins to Preview UFC 272

Rashad Evans joins Ryan Clark for this week’s episode to discuss UFC 272. Rashad breaks down what it’s like to face a former teammate and what to expect from Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal ahead of their welterweight bout this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/03/22·36m 1s

Islam Makhachev Joins DC & RC to Preview His Fight Night with Bobby Green

The guys break down Jamahal Hill’s big win last Saturday and preview the Fight Night ahead with surging lightweight Islam Makhachev. Plus, Angela Hill joins the show to talk about her UFC career and DC & RC play another fun game of Tap In or Tap Out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22/02/22·53m 8s

Anthony Smith Joins DC & RC to Break Down the Fallout From UFC 271

DC and RC welcome Anthony Smith to the show this week to discuss Israel Adesanya’s narrow victory over Robert Whittaker and what’s next for The Last Stylebender in the UFC. The guys then give some grades out to the UFC 271 fighters including Tai Tuivasa after his big knockout win. We wrap it up with another hilarious version of Tap In or Tap Out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15/02/22·53m 39s

UFC 271 Preview & Tai Tuivasa Joins The Show

The guys preview this weekend's UFC 271, headlined by Israel Adesanya taking on Robert Whittaker in a rematch for the middleweight title. They are also joined by Tai Tuivasa to discuss his big co-main event fight against Derrick Lewis. He'll shed some light on how exactly this fight came together. Plus, DC and RC draft their UFC Pro Bowl rosters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08/02/22·57m 12s

Michael Chandler Joins & Ask DCRC

The guys preview what's next for the lightweight division in 2022 and are joined by contender Michael Chandler to discuss his next UFC bout. Plus, when will Francis Ngannou enter the octagon again? DC & RC also play tap in/tap out. Then, they answer viewer submitted questions in #ASKDCRC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/02/22·52m 22s

UFC 270 Reactions, “Triple C” & “The Almighty”

DC & RC discuss all the fallout from UFC 270 including what’s next for Francis Ngannou and if it is inevitable fans will get Figueiredo vs Moreno 4. Plus, Henry Cejudo joins the show fresh from coaching Figueiredo to the title and WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley stops by to talk facing Brock Lesnar this Saturday at Royal Rumble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
25/01/22·57m 11s

UFC 270 and Covington/Masvidal Preview

The guys preview all the big fights including Ngannou-Gane, Moreno-Figueiredo 3 and Covington-Masvidal at UFC 272. Plus a recap of Calvin Kattar's big fight night win and a hilarious Tap In or Tap Out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18/01/22·50m 15s

2022 Predictions: What's Next For Volkanovski, Poirier & Nate Diaz

Daniel Cormier and Ryan Clark make their predictions for the UFC in 2022. Plus the guys give their takes on what's next for Alex Volkanovski, Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. And is Francis Ngannou overlooking Ciryl Gane ahead of their heavyweight title fight at UFC 270?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/01/22·56m 29s

2021 Year in Review Plus Jon Anik Joins

Daniel Cormier and Ryan Clark give out their awards for best fight, finish, fighters, prospect and celebration in the UFC for 2021. Plus UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik joins the guys to discuss another amazing year in combat sports and a recap of another KO win by Derrick Lewis in the final bout of 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/12/21·1h 5m

UFC 269 Recap plus Paul-Woodley 2 Predictions

DC & RC recap all of the news and results to come out of UFC 269 and give out their own performance awards for that fight card. The guys also preview this weekend’s Fight Night between Derrick Lewis and Chris Daukaus and the boxing rematch between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14/12/21·55m 15s

Dustin Poirier & Amanda Nunes Join DC & RC Ahead of UFC 269

Before UFC 269 this Saturday, #1 lightweight contender Dustin Poirier and two-division champ Amanda Nunes join DC & RC. The guys also recap Jose Aldo’s big win and tap in or out on Jake Paul’s rematch with Tyron Woodley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08/12/21·53m 0s

DC, Chandler and Dariush

DC is joined by Michael Chandler and Beneil Dariush on this week's show. DC also previews Font-Aldo for the Stuart Scott Fight Like Hell Fight Night and takes fan questions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
30/11/21·52m 48s

What’s next for Max Holloway & Terence Crawford Joins Us

Terence Crawford joins the show this week after the guys recap Max Holloway’s big win on Saturday and preview if he’ll get a shot at the belt or a shot at Conor McGregor. Then DC & RC pick their Best MMA Boxers of All Time and predict what’s next for Khamzat Chimaev, Leon Edwards and The Ultimate Fighter in 2022.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/11/21·57m 39s

Kamaru Usman & Max Holloway Plus UFC 268 Recap

DC welcomes Kamaru Usman to the show as they discuss what’s next for the champ and recap UFC 268. Then the number one contender in the featherweight division, Max Holloway joins the guys. DC & RC then give out their UFC 267 and 268 awards plus a tap in-tap out segment on Deron Williams versus Frank Gore in an upcoming boxing match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
09/11/21·1h 2m

UFC 267 Recap & UFC 268 Preview

DC and RC begin the episode with a recap of Khamzat Chimaev, Petr Yan and Glover Teixeira’s wins at UFC 267. Then they preview Usman-Covington 2 this weekend at UFC 268 in New York City. Plus a tap in-tap out segment on Jake Paul’s next fight versus Tommy Fury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
02/11/21·1h 2m

Conor, and Tony, and Nate…Oh My!

Conor McGregor is at it again on social media, and this time “The Notorious” is going at it with Tony Ferguson and Nate Diaz. The guys discuss what, if anything could have come of the drama. Then, DC&RC “Tap In or Tap Out” on all the big storylines heading into UFC 267 this Saturday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
27/10/21·30m 5s

DC & RC..AND Khabib

DC & Ryan welcome the great Khabib Nurmagomomedov for an exclusive interview that you absolutely cannot miss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/10/21·33m 51s

Athletes You Love to Hate

DC & RC hold a spirited draft of the Athletes They Love to Hate plus a preview of this weekend’s middleweight clash between Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
20/10/21·31m 0s

Coaching Controversy

Laura Sanko and Din Thomas share their perspective with DC & RC on the coaching controversy surrounding Aspen Ladd plus the guys discuss Colby Covington’s sit-down with Brett Okamoto ahead of UFC 268. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/10/21·38m 37s

Top 5 Trilogies

The guys give their Top 5 trilogies in combat sports history plus DC & RC break down their best fights that never happened in the UFC.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13/10/21·28m 56s

Edwards vs Masvidal Grudge Match set for UFC 269

DC & RC discuss Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards finally getting to settle their 3 piece and a soda drama, plus a recap of Fury-Wilder 3.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/10/21·37m 30s

Top Submission Artists

The guys rank their top 5 submission artists in MMA history and a quick preview of the trilogy fight between Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
06/10/21·24m 20s

Lightweight Lookahead

DC & RC preview Dan Hooker taking a fight with Islam Makhachev on short notice at UFC 267 and the title fight being booked between Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 plus could Henry Cejudo return the octagon soon? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/10/21·36m 27s

Victorious Valentina & A UFC 267 Lookahead

The guys discuss whether a trilogy fight should happen between Valentina Shevchenko and Amanda Nunes plus they react to the news of an interim title fight between Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
29/09/21·22m 20s

UFC 266 Reaction

DC & RC react to Robbie Lawler’s victory over Nick Diaz and what’s next for featherweight champ Alex Volkanovski after another successful title defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
28/09/21·43m 4s

BMF Draft

Who wins the draft between DC and RC as they pick their Top 5 MMA BMF’s of all time? Plus a complete breakdown of the UFC 266 main card. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
23/09/21·33m 16s

Gratitude for Conor McGregor and Nick Diaz Returns

DC & RC preview Nick Diaz’s return to the octagon in a rematch versus Robbie Lawler and what expectations they have for Stockton’s Finest. Plus, why some combat athletes need to thank Conor McGregor and what’s next for Anthony Smith after a dominating performance over Ryan Spann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22/09/21·39m 11s

Gable Steveson Decides While Jake Paul Has Options

DC & RC chat about Gable Steveson’s decision to join the WWE and what’s next for boxers Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva and Jake Paul. And, a quick preview of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night between Ryan Spann and Anthony Smith.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/09/21·28m 58s

McGregor’s Transformation and DC’s New Role

The guys discuss Conor McGregor’s transition from champion to character and DC’s move from fighter to Warrior. Plus, a cross continent-cross sport comparison between UFC rising star Paddy Pimblett and NFL rookie Trevor Lawrence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15/09/21·35m 30s

#AskDC (Part 2) & Luke Rockhold Stops By

Episode 2 starts off with DC discussing the topics you want to hear when he answers more questions submitted by the fans! Plus, Luke Rockhold joins the show to talk his return to the octagon against Sean Strickland at UFC 268 and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
02/09/21·29m 4s


In this episode of DC & RC,DC puts the people in charge of the discussion when he answers your questions on all things MMA and beyond! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/09/21·23m 57s

Must See UFC Fighters Draft

On this episode of DC & RC, with former UFC champion Brock Lesnar making his return to WWE this weekend, it got us thinking… who is the most must see UFC Fighter of all time? The guys will draft their respective top five. After that, RC discusses how the TUF finale compares to the final week of the NFL preseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/08/21·22m 10s

Nobody Is Beating Kayla Harrison

On this episode of DC & RC, the guys discuss if Kayla Harrison could be defeated. Plus, a preview of this weekend’s bout between Jake Paul and former UFC champion Tyron Woodley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
25/08/21·31m 40s

Two Champions Talk About Losing

Paige Van Zant was candid about her struggles following her most recent loss. On this episode of DC & RC, the guys provide exclusive insight into what it is like to not only to lose on the biggest stages in sports, but how they respond to those losses and what it took to bounce back. After that, we preview this week’s UFC Fight Night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/08/21·30m 54s

Conor McGregor…Still Tweeting

On this episode of DC & RC, the guys discuss the latest Twitter call out from “The Notorious” Conor McGregor: UFC Welterweight Champ Kamaru Usman. Speaking of social media beef, are Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz trying to tweet a showdown in the octagon into existence? And if so what’s next for Charles Oliveira? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/08/21·25m 24s

José Aldo Is Back

DC & RC start off this episode by discussing José Aldo and how he’s back! Then, the guys question if Julianna Pena is right for asking for an interim championship? After that, DC gives Jacaré Souza his flowers, and more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/08/21·20m 54s

Offering Our Critiques

DC & RC start off this episode by discussing what Conor McGregor has to say about DC. Then, the guys critique Derrick Lewis and his performance against Ciryl Gane. After that, DC & RC examine the outlook of the heavy weight division after Ciryl Gane’s fantastic performance; and more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/08/21·31m 53s

Let's Talk the Story & Start Fights

DC & RC start off episode two this week by debating which is more exciting: Derrick Lewis & Francis Ngannou fighting again or Ciryl Gane winning having coach Fernand Lopez in his corner? Then, the guys get into what we hope to see from Jose Aldo's return. After that, DC & RC shout out Tamyra Mensah-Stock for becoming the first U.S. black women to win gold in freestyle wrestling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/08/21·15m 27s

Is Islam Makhachev the Future UFC Lightweight Champ?

DC & RC start episode one by questioning if Islam Makhachev is the future UFC lightweight champ? Also, what is the excitement level for his next fight? Then, the guys recap what Sean Strickland had to say after his last fight and why we're surprised. After that, DC.& RC react to what Cheyanne Buys had to say after her first UFC win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/08/21·30m 28s

Is Bantamweight the Best Division in the UFC

DC & RC wrap up their conversation yesterday about TJ Dillashaw and debate whether or not bantamweight is currently the best division in the UFC. Then, the guys discuss the judging from last weekend's Fight Night and what they disagree with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
29/07/21·28m 12s

How Far Is Too Far?

DC & RC discuss how Conor McGregor tweeting (and then deleting) crossed the line when it comes to rivalries and trash talk. Then, Usman vs Covington 2 is official. The guys revisit the highly competitive first fight, and discuss if Covington was the right choice for the fight over Leon Edwards. Lastly, TJ Dillashaw was impressive in his return, defeating a very tough opponent in Cory Sandhagen. Is a title shot up next for TJ? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
28/07/21·23m 26s

Sleeping McGregor

DC & RC start off the episode by wrapping up their conversation about Meisha Tate from yesterday. Then, they get into Jake Paul's sleeping McGregor chain, who they feel is exciting to watch in the octagon, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22/07/21·15m 0s

This Needs To Be Talked About...

DC & RC start off this episode with a recap of the NBA Finals and a shoutout to the Bucks! Then, the guys get into last weekend's fight card... who won and what they took away from each fight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/07/21·27m 56s

Debut Episode of DC & RC

In this debut episode of DC & RC, Daniel Cormier and Ryan Clark look ahead and discuss Saturday Night’s massive trilogy bout between Dustin Poirier & Conor McGregor in UFC 264. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08/07/21·42m 19s

Not Goodbye, Just See You Later

On the final episode of DC & Helwani, the guys talk about all things UFC 263, where the big winners and losers go from here, Claressa Shield's successful MMA debut and much more. They also say goodbye to the show and put a bow on it once and for all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14/06/21·1h 1m

Reminiscing With Old Friend NewYorkRic

On the final edition of Ariel Helwani's MMA Show, Ariel welcomes back his old pal NewYorkRic to reminisce about their time together and to preview the busy weekend ahead in MMA. They also discuss Alistair Overeem's decision to return to kickboxing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
09/06/21·51m 31s

What To Make of Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley, & UFC 263 Preview

On this week's show, DC & Helwani talk about the future of the show after Ariel's announcement that he is leaving ESPN. Then, they discuss the wacky Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather fight, who won and lost and what this all means. They also preview UFC 263 this weekend, and discuss what's at stake between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley later this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Paul Felder, Charles Oliveira, Carla Esparza

On this week's show, Ariel kicks things off with the recently-retired Paul Felder. They discuss why he retired this past weekend, career regrets and highlights, what's next for him and more. Then, Ariel welcomes in the current UFC lightweight king Charles Oliveira, who talks about his big win over Michael Chandler recently, his comeback, the parade he received back home and his first title defense. Finally, Ariel talks to Carla Esparza about why she should fight Rose Namajunas for the strawweight title next, her massive win this past weekend, climbing back into the 115-pound title pictures and her cookie pound-for-pound rankings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/05/21·1h 3m

New Bantamweight Contender?, Rose Namajunas' Next Foe, Fury-Wilder-Joshua Drama, & More

On this week's episode, DC & Helwani kick things off by talking about Rob Font's big win over Cody Garbrandt and where he goes from here. They also talked about whether Carla Esparza should be next for Rose Namajunas, and why Ariel hate-watched Jack Hermansson's win over Edmen Shahbazyan. The guys also discuss Paul Felder's retirement announcement, a potential Cris Cyborg vs. Kayla Harrison fight, the heavyweight boxing drama of the past week, GSP vs. De La Hoya, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/05/21·57m 10s

Tatiana Suarez, Edson Barboza, Cris Cyborg

On this week's show, Ariel speaks to undefeated Tatiana Suarez about her recent health issues and when she'll return to action. Then, Ariel talks to Edson Barboza about his win over Shane Burgos this weekend, his move to 145, who he wants next and more. After that, Ariel welcomes in Cris Cyborg, who fights Leslie Smith this Friday at Bellator 259. They also talk about her interest in fighting Kayla Harrison, her career and more. Ariel ends the show with a look at the upcoming MMA schedule. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/05/21·1h 3m

UFC 262 Recap, Hail the New Lightweight King, Where does Tony Ferguson Go From Here?

On this week's show, DC & Helwani pay homage to Charles Oliveira after his thrilling win over Michael Chandler. They discuss his future as lightweight champion, potential matchups to come and where Chandler goes from here. They also discuss Tony Ferguson's future after a third-straight loss and Beneil Dariush's winning streak. Also, they talk about the rest of UFC 262 before talking about some new fights made last week, a big win by friend of DC's, the upcoming weekend in MMA and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Michael Chandler, Anderson Silva, Kayla Harrison

On this week's show, Ariel kicks things off by talking to Michael Chandler about his vacant UFC lightweight title fight this Saturday night at UFC 262. They talk about his journey to get to this point and what a win would mean for him. Then, Ariel talks to the legend Anderson Silva about his MMA future, boxing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on June 19, Chris Weidman's leg break, DMX's death and more. Ariel also talks to Kayla Harrison about her recent win and tremendous post-fight promo, why she is fired up, her future with PFL and a potential future fight against teammate Amanda Nunes. Ariel closes the show by running down another busy weekend in MMA, including UFC 262. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/05/21·1h 20m

Is Cerrone Done?, Harrison's Mic Drop, UFC 262 Preview, & More

On this week's show, DC & Helwani talk about a busy week in combat sports. They start things off by discussing Marina Rodriguez's win over Michelle Waterson, Donald Cerrone's future after another loss and a potential Neil Magny vs. Khamzat Chimaev fight. Then, they discuss Canelo Alvarez's win over Billy Joe Saunders. Later, they discuss busy weeks for the PFL and Bellator, followed by a UFC 262 preview. They end things off with a chat about Stipe Miocic's future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10/05/21·1h 4m

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/05/21·1h 20m

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
28/04/21·1h 21m

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/04/21·1h 12m

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/04/21·1h 27m

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/04/21·1h 13m

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14/04/21·1h 29m

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/04/21·1h 6m

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/04/21·56m 12s

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/04/21·1h 27m

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/04/21·1h 28m

The Ngannou Era Begins, Jon Jones Negotiations, Miocic & Woodley’s future, & More

On this week’s episode, DC & Helwani discuss Francis Ngannou’s emphatic knockout of Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 and everything that comes along with it: his future as champion, the potential Jon Jones super-fight, Miocic’s fighting future, and much more. Then, they discuss where Tyron Woodley goes following his loss to Vicente Luque and Sean O’Malley’s win over Thomas Almeida. DC also describes what the star-studded “Club UFC” was like on Saturday. They end the show with some news and notes, including an update on Poirier vs. McGregor 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
29/03/21·1h 11m

UFC 260: Stipe Miocic, Tyron Woodley, Sean O'Malley

On this week’s edition of the show, Ariel talks to UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic about his upcoming rematch against Francis Ngannou this Saturday at UFC 260. (5:23) They also discuss potential future fights against Jon Jones and Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. Then, Tyron Woodley stops by to discuss Saturday’s fight against Vicente Luque and whether this is a do-or-die fight for him in the UFC. (30:58) And lastly, Sean O’Malley joins the join to preview his fight against Thomas Almeida this Saturday and why he still considers himself undefeated after losing to Marlon Vera last year. (57:45) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/03/21·1h 19m

Kevin Holland’s Blunder, Khabib Walks Away For Good, Usman-Masvidal 2, UFC 260 Preview, & More

On this week’s episode, DC & Helwani celebrate the one-year anniversary of the show! They also talk about Kevin Holland’s loss to Derek Brunson on Saturday and the lessons he can learn from it. Later, they discuss Khabib Nurmagomedov officially vacating the lightweight title, the Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler title fight and Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2. Then, they discuss the UFC 260 heavyweight title rematch between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou as well as Tyron Woodley’s big fight this weekend. Lastly, they celebrate their big day with a special surprise from a member of the team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22/03/21·1h 14m

Israel Adesanya, Georges St-Pierre, Junior dos Santos

On this week’s episode, Ariel talks to Israel Adesanya in his first interview since his loss to Jan Blachowicz two weeks ago. (6:48) They discuss went wrong at UFC 259, his regrets from the fight, whether he’ll move up in weight classes ever again, who will be next for him at 185 and more. Then, the legendary Georges St-Pierre stops by to talk about McGregor and Adesanya’s recent losses, talk that Kamaru Usman is the best welterweight champion of all-time, his relationship with Nick Diaz and joining Karate Combat. (41:01) Then, Junior dos Santos, in his first interview since leaving the UFC, discusses how he’s doing since parting ways with the company. (1:12:46) Ariel also talks about a couple big news stories that broke this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/03/21·1h 23m

Leon Edwards' Eye Poke, Can MMA Gloves Be Fixed?, Lightweight/Welterweight Drama, & More

On this week's episode, DC & Helwani discuss the unfortunate ending to Saturday night's Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad main event, whether MMA gloves can be fixed, and the difference between a no contest and a disqualification. They also discuss what should be next for Edwards and Muhammad coming off the fight and the rest of the welterweight division. Later, DC discusses his matchmaking prowess and the guys try to make sense of the lightweight division. They also discuss Julianna Peña's fiery promo on Amanda Nunes, Aljamain Sterling's recent comments, this weekend's Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland main event, Ben Askren training with Freddie Roach, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15/03/21·1h 8m

Jan Blachowicz, Darren Till, Julianna Peña

We kick things off this week with UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz. (5:33) Blachowicz talks about his big win over Israel Adesanya, what surprised him about the fight, fighting Glover Teixeira next and more. Then, Darren Till stops by to talk about Adesanya’s loss, his upcoming fight against Marvin Vettori and more. (24:55) And then, Julianna Peña cuts one of the all-time great promos in the history of the show. Seriously. Legendary stuff on Amanda Nunes. (50:29) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10/03/21·1h 12m

Adesanya's Failed Gamble, Yan/Sterling Controversy, Can Anyone Stop Nunes?

On this week's episode, DC & Helwani dive deep into everything that happened at UFC 259 this weekend and the aftermath: Jan Blachowicz's big win, what went wrong for Israel Adesanya, can anyone beat Amanda Nunes, the future of the women's featherweight division, everything surrounding the Petr Yan DQ, how Aljamain Sterling behaved in the aftermath, Islam Makhachev’s flawless performance, Dominick Cruz's win, and more. They also discuss Leon Edwards-Belal Muhammad this weekend, the UFC parting ways with Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem, the end of one of the sport's best rivarlies, and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08/03/21·1h 11m

Israel Adesanya & Jan Blachowicz

On this week's Helwani Show, Ariel talks to the two men who will be headlining UFC 259 on Saturday night: Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya. First up, Blachowicz joins the show to discuss Adesanya's weight on fight night, life as a new father and champion and whether he feels like he's being disrespected leading up the title fight by the oddsmakers and fans. (3:59) Then, in a wide-ranging interview with Adesanaya, "The Last Style Bender" talks about why he's moving up to light heavyweight now, his future at 185, why he's coming in so light for this fight, Jon Jones, and much more. (19:48) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
03/03/21·54m 57s

UFC 259 Mega-Preview, Defending Cyril Gane, What’s Up With Poirier-McGregor 3?

DC & Helwani kick off this week’s show discussing the criticism Cyril Gane received after his win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik on Saturday night. Was it warranted? Where does he go from here? Then, the guys talk about a slew of title fights that were booked last week and what the bookings might mean for Poirier-McGregor 3, as well as Usman-Masvidal 2. After that, it’s UFC 259 talk, as the guys preview Saturday’s loaded pay-per-view card featuring three title fights -- headlined by Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz for the UFC light heavyweight title -- and a plethora of interesting names. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/03/21·1h 4m

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/02/21·1h 13m

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22/02/21·1h 3m

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/02/21·51m 57s

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).     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15/02/21·1h 4m

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.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10/02/21·1h 13m

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08/02/21·1h 7m

Peter Rosenberg on Winning 24/7 Belt & McGregor's Comeback

After Ariel delivers the latest news and notes in MMA, New York City media mogul Peter Rosenberg joins to discuss winning WWE's prestigious 24/7 championship, Conor McGregor's transformation (28:45) and why he disapproved of Michael Chandler's Ric Flair impression. Stay Maj. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
03/02/21·39m 38s

Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler & Charles Oliveira

In a special edition of The Helwani Show, top UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier joins Ariel to reflect on his UFC 257 win over Conor McGregor, later opening up about his future and why he dislikes fighting sometimes. Then, UFC newcomer Michael Chandler discusses his impressive debut, why he feels he's earned a shot at the division's best and how he hopes to capitalize on his momentum (28:52). And, the red-hot Charles Oliveira campaigns for a title shot (57:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/02/21·1h 11m

Ben Askren, Jake Paul

YouTube star Jake Paul speaks to Ariel for the first time in a wide-ranging conversation about Paul's decision to fight Ben Askren in a boxing match on April 17, why he's no longer interested in fighting Conor McGregor and his plans to "disrupt" boxing. But first, Askren, a former ONE Championship and Bellator champion, tells Ariel why he accepted the fight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Next Steps for McGregor & Poirier, Chandler's Big Debut & John Kavanagh Exclusive

After watching a wild UFC 257 unfold on Saturday night, DC & Helwani discuss Dustin Poirier's confidence gained during the fight, if Conor McGregor's nice guy persona is harming him in the cage, as well as Michael Chandler's statement win. Then, SBG Ireland's John Kavanagh tells Ariel whether he regrets anything from McGregor's fight camp and who he feels McGregor should fight next (1:07:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
25/01/21·1h 39m

Helwani Island 2 feat. Action Bronson, John Kavanagh & ATT’s Mike Brown

Conor McGregor’s coach at SBG Ireland, John Kavanagh, joins Ariel for their usual pre-fight chat to discuss McGregor’s maturation in and out of the Octagon, the team’s ambitious plans for 2021 and why McGregor’s motivations are different than they once were (1:01:17). Mike Brown, Dustin Poirier’s coach at American Top Team, then talks about Poirier’s evolution since 2014 and why they feel they’re prepared to beat McGregor this time around at UFC 257 (1:26:25). But before all that, another edition of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show LIVE featuring Action Bronson, the return of the (controversial) Helwani Nose Trivia Challenge with NewYorkRic and TST, as well as a fan Q&A session. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
20/01/21·1h 37m

Conor McGregor Interview, Max’s Masterpiece, Khabib’s “Decision” & UFC 257 Preview

Conor McGregor joins Ariel in a sit-down interview to discuss his frustrations with not fighting more in 2020, his relationship with Dana White, why he feels he’s in the best shape of his life, how he envisions Saturday’s Dustin Poirier rematch going, if he’ll ever fight Khabib Nurmagomedov again and much more (1:05:58). But before that, DC & Helwani react to a record-breaking performance by Max Holloway and the results of White’s meeting with Khabib. Plus, a full UFC 257 preview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18/01/21·1h 47m

Conor McGregor’s Boxing Coach, Max Holloway, Dan Hooker, Calvin Kattar

Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway joins Ariel to discuss Saturday’s historic matchup with Calvin Kattar and also his UFC 251 loss to Alexander Volkanovski. Kattar then talks about his preparation for the fight and the state of the featherweight division. Lightweight Dan Hooker, set to face Michael Chandler in the UFC 257 co-main event, next discusses the booking of the fight, potentially fighting Nate Diaz one day, lessons from losing to Dustin Poirier and more (33:13). And lastly, Conor McGregor’s boxing coach, Phil Sutcliffe, reflects on his relationship with MMA’s biggest star (49:17). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13/01/21·1h 2m

UFC’s ABC Debut, Chandler vs. Hooker & Will Izzy vs. Jones Happen?

A history-making UFC fight card this Saturday leads DC & Helwani to discuss the rapid growth of MMA and also the stakes for Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar. Then, the guys dive into the stalled Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards fight, the booking of Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker for UFC 257 (30:20), Israel Adesanya’s light heavyweight title fight in March (41:40), Dana White’s upcoming meeting with Khabib Nurmagomedov and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/01/21·1h 8m

The 2020 Helwani Nose Awards

In the most prestigious awards show in MMA, Ariel and a special guest look back on an incredible year by handing out 20 awards, including Male and Female Fighters of the Year, Breakout Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, and many more. Plus, a look ahead to the exciting year to come in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
06/01/21·1h 21m

Wonderboy’s Win, Pettis’ Future & 2020 Year in Review

The final 2020 edition of ESPN’s fastest-growing podcast starts off with DC & Helwani reacting to this past Saturday night, including Stephen Thompson’s impressive five-round win over Geoff Neal, Jose Aldo’s bounce-back and Anthony Pettis’ strong showing in what could be the final UFC fight of his career. Then, the guys look back on a wild 2020 in combat sports, discussing DC’s UFC 252 loss to Stipe Miocic (33:30), Jorge Masvidal’s Fight Island moment (41:01) and capping it off with “Daniel Cormier’s Awards of the Year" (53:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/12/20·1h 9m

Yoel Romero, Brandon Moreno, Kevin Holland & Anthony Pettis

In the final Wednesday show of 2020, Ariel speaks to new Bellator light heavyweight Yoel Romero about the abrupt end to his UFC tenure. Then, flyweight Brandon Moreno discusses his epic UFC 256 bout with Deiveson Figueiredo and his frustrations with the outcome, as well as his hopes to run it back next year (13:10). Next, middleweight Kevin Holland talks about his ambitious plans for 2021 (27:58) and then, in a very honest and open conversation, former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis offers younger fighters some advice he wished somebody had told him during his rise (45:48). And lastly, Ariel thanks the fans for sticking by his side during a wild 2020 (1:00:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/12/20·1h 12m

An Instant Classic, Ferguson’s Decline, Big-Mouth Holland & Romero Signs

After watching Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno slug it out at UFC 256 on Saturday night, DC & Helwani react to what many are calling the greatest UFC flyweight title fight in history. Then the guys discuss the rise of Charles Oliveira and his place in the UFC’s lightweight division, as well as Tony Ferguson’s next steps after losing twice this year (20:00). Plus, Kevin Holland’s insane year continues, Yoel Romero unexpectedly signs with Bellator (38:31), Khabib Nurmagomedov’s quest to make MMA an Olympic sport (55:18) and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14/12/20·1h 5m

Kevin Lee, Demetrious Johnson, Deiveson Figueiredo on UFC 256

After Ariel provides the day’s breaking news, fan favorite Kevin Lee, who has fought both Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira, joins Ariel to look back on his experience against each guy and also to give the latest on his injury recovery and plans for fighting the UFC’s biggest names, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. Then, ahead of his UFC 256 flyweight title defense, Deiveson Figueiredo (and translator Wallid Ismail!) tells Ariel about how this fight came together immediately after UFC 255, his desire to fight Henry Cejudo for a BMF belt, his beef with Saturday’s opponent, Brandon Moreno, and more (24:15). Lastly, legendary flyweight Demetrious Johnson breaks down Figueiredo vs. Moreno and his future at ONE Championship (41:27). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
09/12/20·1h 8m

Vettori’s Big Win, Romero’s Release, Ferguson at a Crossroads

Marvin Vettori upset Jack Hermansson in a UFC middleweight clash, and then called out DC afterwards. DC & Helwani break it all down, as well as Jordan Leavitt’s controversial slam KO of Matt Wiman. Then, the guys discuss the UFC releasing Yoel Romero (19:32) before previewing UFC 256 on Saturday, which features another flyweight title fight and a co-main where all the pressure is on Tony Ferguson. Plus…Floyd Mayweather boxing Logan Paul (46:54) and the latest installment in the feud with Booker T. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/12/20·1h 1m

Derrick Lewis, Anthony Smith, Jack Hermansson, Sydni Scott

Fresh off an impressive weekend win, beloved UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith joins Ariel to talk about his rebound against Devin Clark, how he convinced Dana White to make it a five-round fight, and some wild stories from earlier in his career. After that, "The Black Beast" Derrick Lewis discusses the delayed Curtis Blaydes fight, Jon Jones' place in the heavyweight division, and his beef with Ariel. UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson, who fights Marvin Vettori on Saturday's "Fight Like Hell" night, then tells Ariel about his title hopes and dreams. Lastly, the late Stuart Scott's daughter Sydni talks about her dad's MMA fandom and lasting legacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
02/12/20·1h 8m

Return of the Mack, Mike Tyson Shines, A Good Cause, Jones/Blaydes?

After winning this past weekend’s main event, is Anthony Smith again a major player in the UFC’s light heavyweight division? DC & Helwani discuss that, as well as if the UFC should pivot from Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis and instead book Blaydes against Jon Jones (25:48). Then, the guys break down the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones fight and if there’s an appetite for legends like Anderson Silva in all this. Plus, Dillon Danis vs. Jake Paul in the boxing ring, Israel Adesanya’s commentary Khabib Nurmagomedov enters the business world (56:20), and memories of the late ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott, who the UFC will honor Saturday on its “Fight Like Hell” night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
30/11/20·1h 10m

Mike Tyson

Just days before his highly-anticipated exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr., boxing legend Mike Tyson joins Ariel to discuss why he chose to return now, the rules of the fight, the viral video of him that surfaced early in the pandemic, how he feels going into the fight, his future in boxing, old memories, and much more. Happy Thanksgiving! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/11/20·24m 46s

Aljamain Sterling, Brandon Moreno, Kayla Harrison & AJ McKee

As he continues to wait for his first UFC title shot, top bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling joins Ariel to tell his side of the story regarding Petr Yan pulling out of their Dec. 12 title fight. After that, UFC flyweight No. 1 contender Brandon Moreno discusses the whirlwind of events that led up to the UFC booking him in a title fight against Deiveson Figueiredo in the main event of UFC 256 on Dec. 12 (21:20). Then, PFL rising star Kayla Harrison talks about her Invicta FC experience, PED accusations from fans, advice she received from Ronda Rousey and if she thinks she’ll ever fight her teammate Amanda Nunes (36:24). Lastly, Bellator star AJ McKee on the lack of attention he receives and Ariel reveals what he’s thankful for this Thanksgiving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
25/11/20·1h 6m

A Star is Born, Ferguson’s Return, Leave Khabib Alone!

Deiveson Figueiredo won handily at UFC 255, and then agreed to fight Brandon Moreno next month at UFC 256. DC & Helwani discuss Figgy’s burgeoning stardom, as well as another dominant Valentina Shevchenko performance. Then, the guys talk about Tony Ferguson’s Dec. 12 lightweight fight with Charles Oliveira, Poirier vs. McGregor 2 happening on Fight Island potentially with fans in attendance, if we should take Khabib Nurmagomedov at his word about retirement, DC’s ongoing beef with Jon Jones and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
23/11/20·1h 9m

Darren Till, Valentina Shevchenko & Deiveson Figueiredo

Two title defenses at UFC 255 on Saturday, and both champions join Ariel in today’s show. But first, the always entertaining UFC middleweight Darren Till stops by to discuss why he made the decision to drop out of his Dec. 12 main event against Jack Hermansson, his partnership with fellow Brit Leon Edwards, why Instagram removed his account, and much more. Then, UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko talks about Saturday’s co-main event against Jennifer Maia and why she’s even more motivated heading into another title fight. Lastly, UFC men’s flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (alongside Wallid Ismail) tells Ariel about his old jobs as a hair stylist and sushi chef. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18/11/20·1h 5m

A Former Champ’s Return, Michael Chandler’s Heel Turn & UFC 255 Preview

A convincing Rafael dos Anjos win over Paul Felder on Saturday has DC & Helwani wondering…is the former 155 lb. champ a major player at lightweight again? The guys also discuss Khaos Williams’ insane 30-second TKO, the latest on Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor (25:31), Michael Chandler’s snubbing of Tony Ferguson (31:16) and Leon Edwards’ big moment on Dec. 19 (37:41). All that and getting you set for UFC 255, which features both flyweight champs: Deiveson Figueiredo and Valentina Shevchenko (44:43). Plus, DC admits he isn’t officially retired. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/11/20·1h 10m

Leon Edwards Breaks Silence, Glover Teixeira, Kevin Holland

In an exclusive interview, top UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards tells Ariel all about his chaotic 2020, including why he passed up a title shot against Kamaru Usman, the UFC briefly removing him from the rankings and how he plans to derail the Khamzat Chimaev hype train next month. Then, UFC light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira explains why – at age 41 – he hopes he’s chosen to fight Jan Blachowicz for the title next (25:34). And lastly, Fighter of the Year candidate Kevin Holland discusses next week’s middleweight clash with Jack Hermansson, his beef with Israel Adesanya and also his beef with Ariel! (37:10) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/11/20·1h 2m

UFC’s Light Heavyweight Dilemma, Fighter of the Year Debate & DC Story Time

At 41 years old, did Glover Teixeira just put a wrench in the UFC's plan to book Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya for the light heavyweight title next year? DC & Helwani discuss the UFC's dilemma and where the Izzy vs. Jon Jones fight fits into all this. Plus, the guys go over the list of "Fighter of the Year" candidates (22:26) before talking about Islam Makachev's last-minute withdrawal for this upcoming weekend's card (34:50) and Kayla Harrison's 145-pound prospects. And, DC shares some stories involving George Foreman, Derrick Lewis, The Montreal Screw Job and Jeopardy!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz

With a super fight looming in 2021…not one, but two champions join the show. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya talks about moving up to fight UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz, how the move could impact his rivalry with Jon Jones and also Izzy’s long-term plan of being…a triple champ? Then, the pride of Poland discusses stepping into the Octagon with “The Last Stylebender” and if he feels Jones is purposely avoiding him by fighting at heavyweight. Adesanya and Blachowicz agree their fight must happen next, so only one question remains: When and where will it take place? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Silva’s UFC Swan Song, Izzy vs. Jan, Khabib’s Short-Lived Retirement?

Anderson Silva’s decorated UFC career came to an emotional end on Saturday night, and DC & Helwani debate whether the MMA legend should hang it up for good. The guys also discuss Dana White’s comments about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s interest in going 30-0 and if Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier might fall through as a result (30:56). Plus, with Jon Jones at heavyweight and Israel Adesanya likely moving up to light heavyweight to fight Jan Blachowicz for the belt, will we ever get to see Adesanya go up against Jones (41:47)? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
02/11/20·1h 2m

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

One 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
28/10/20·1h 4m

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

Two 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/10/20·1h 9m

Alexander Volkanovski & Al Iaquinta Shares Khabib Memories

“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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/10/20·1h 1m

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

After 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/10/20·1h 9m

Dustin Poirier, Cory Sandhagen, Joaquin Buckley on Viral Knockout

Former 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, whose spinning back kick knockout went viral last Saturday night, tells Ariel about his day job at Walgreens and the time Tyron Woodley snubbed him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14/10/20·1h 8m

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

DC 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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/10/20·1h 10m

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

In 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/10/20·1h 7m

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

After a week filled with insults thrown Daniel Cormier's way, DC talks about whether his feelings were hurt. The guys also talk about the resurgence of Holly Holm and whether she could beat Amanda Nunes. They also discuss Carlos 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." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/10/20·1h 8m

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

After 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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
30/09/20·1h 3m

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

A 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
28/09/20·1h 18m

Michael Chandler, Wallid Ismail on Discovering Paulo Costa & UFC 253 + NFL RB Marshawn Lynch

The middleweight title clash between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa that headlines UFC 253 is just days away. MMA legend Wallid Ismail passionately tells Ariel about the moment he knew Costa would be a star, and why he believes his client will be the first to take down the undefeated Adesanya. But before that, newly signed UFC lightweight Michael Chandler discusses the end of his decade-long run in Bellator, his first meeting with UFC brass, criticism from fans, and if he actually believes he’ll fight at UFC 254 next month. Plus, NFL running back Marshawn Lynch delivers his thoughts on Tyron Woodley’s pre-fight press conference last week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
23/09/20·1h 10m

Covington Wins Convincingly, All Aboard the Chimaev Hype Train + Our First Fight

Colby Covington dominated Tyron Woodley, then called out both Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman after the fight. DC & Helwani discuss if Covington should be next for “Gamebred," instead of the BMF rematch, and if Woodley should call it a career after suffering his third straight loss. And, after another spectacular win on Saturday for Khamzat Chimaev, DC declares himself the conductor of the hype train. Plus, what to expect from former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler’s highly anticipated debut at UFC 254, and how the outcome of that main event could lead to “fun stuff” for Conor McGregor. Then, DC opens up about his first fight with Ariel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/09/20·1h 9m

Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz, Miami Heat Star/MMA Fan Goran Dragic

Undefeated UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya joins Ariel ahead of his long-awaited showdown with Paulo Costa at UFC 253. The Last Stylebender tells us why the “energies” between he and “The Eraser” don’t mix and delivers a message to the critics who still believe he is “all hype” (8:38). Then, UFC light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz reflects on his long journey to a title fight against Dominick Reyes in the UFC 253 co-main event. And just one day after dropping a team-high 29-points in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Heat guard Goran Dragic talks Miami’s playoff run and drops MMA knowledge about next month’s Khabib Nurmagomedov-Justin Gaethje main event, his dream MMA fight, and much more. But first, Ariel sets the stage for Saturday’s stacked UFC Fight Night card, headlined by the long-awaited welterweight showdown between Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/09/20·1h 15m

Poirier vs. Ferguson Falls Through, Covington vs. Woodley Storylines & DC’s Breaking News!

DC begins the show with a major announcement before he and Ariel discuss why it appears unlikely Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson will square off in what was to be a highly anticipated co-main event at UFC 254 next month. Plus, the guys dive into the many storylines surrounding Saturday’s Colby Covington-Tyron Woodley fight, the Khamzat Chimaev hype train and why strawweight Angela Hill reminds Ariel of Jorge Masvidal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14/09/20·1h 11m

Alistair Overeem, Gerald Meerschaert Predicts Khamzat Chimaev Upset

Fresh off another win in the UFC’s heavyweight division, 23-year veteran Alistair Overeem discusses how much longer he plans on fighting, the best moments of his career and how Jon Jones would fare in the division. Then, UFC middleweight Gerald Meerschaert -- who fights Khamzat Chimaev on Sept. 19 -- talks about the holes in Chimaev’s game and how he plans to stop the Khamzat hype train and derail the UFC’s plans for the young phenom. Plus, Ariel shares some news and notes from around the world of MMA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
09/09/20·1h 5m

DC & Helwani: Nick Diaz Back?, Cormier vs. Lesnar, BMF Rematch

With videos of a fit Nick Diaz swirling around social media, DC & Helwani talk about the UFC welterweight's potential path to a return, and some big names they'd like to see him fight. Plus, the guys discuss whether fans actually want to see Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal fight again, the partnership between Masvidal and Tyron Woodley, Alistair Overeem's incredible heavyweight run there one man who could lure DC out of retirement? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/09/20·1h 12m

Tyron Woodley, NewYorkRic on Masvidal/Diaz 2, Lesnar/Jones

After an avalanche of MMA news, Ariel’s old pal NewYorkRic stops by to discuss the proposed rematch between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, Leon Edwards’ standing in the welterweight division and if there’s any truth to the rumors of a Brock Lesnar/Jon Jones heavyweight superfight. The guys also look back on their accomplishments as they usher in a new era of the show. Then, former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley talks about lessons learned from his loss to Gilbert Burns, training with Masvidal, Colby Covington’s shortcomings and why Kamaru Usman would be nothing without him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
03/09/20·1h 13m

DC & Helwani: Cormier Breaks Silence on Miocic Loss, Fighting Future & Jon Jones

In a memorable first episode of the new “DC & Helwani” era, Daniel Cormier speaks for the first time since losing to Stipe Miocic at UFC 252, candidly discussing his regrets from the fight, Miocic’s controversial third round eye poke and if he truly feels he’s done fighting. Plus, Cormier gives his thoughts on Jon Jones’ decision to leave the light heavyweight division and whether Francis Ngannou should fight for the heavyweight belt next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
02/09/20·1h 14m

Dominick Reyes, Anthony Smith, Jon Jones’ Future

Before discussing preparations for his UFC 253 title fight next month, UFC light heavyweight contender Dominick Reyes explains why he feels Jon Jones chose to relinquish his belt. Then, light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith looks back on his May loss to Glover Teixeira before previewing next weekend’s fight against Aleksander Rakic and breaking down Jones' chances in the UFC’s heavyweight division (27:08). Plus, Ariel weighs in on how the UFC should move forward with Jones (57:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
20/08/20·1h 8m

DC & Helwani: UFC 252 Aftermath feat. Ben Askren

Former UFC fighter Ben Askren joins Ariel to explain why Daniel Cormier’s five-round loss at UFC 252 shouldn’t affect his legacy. The guys then talk about the fight’s controversial eye pokes, if they believe DC will really call it quits, and Stipe Miocic’s place among the greatest of all time. Plus, a complicated heavyweight picture and Jon Jones’ place in it (31:58), Sean O’Malley’s falter (41:24) and Paige VanZant’s newest opportunity (58:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/08/20·1h 9m

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/08/20·1h 3m

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10/08/20·1h 10m

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/08/20·1h 12m

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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
03/08/20·1h 22m

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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
29/07/20·1h 7m
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