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DC & RC

English, Sports, 1 season, 260 episodes, 3 days, 2 hours, 4 minutes
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ESPN's Ariel Helwani talks to the biggest names, addresses the hottest topics and previews/reviews the most important fight cards from across the world of MMA.
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Disrespecting Dustin Poirier?

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…Are people disrespecting Dustin Poirier? Lightweight Champ Islam Makhachev is a massive betting favorite over Poirier for UFC 302, but why are so many overlooking him? Is this matchup closer than people think? Find out what DC & Chael have to say. Plus, Conor McGregor says he wants to fight three times this year. After his bout with Michael Chandler, he wants to fight at the Sphere in September, then again in December. You do not want to miss who the guys want his next two fights to be. And “This Week in MMA History” we take a trip down memory lane to when DC first became a UFC World Champ against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson for the Light Heavyweight Title. Stick around because what he remembers most about that night will give you all the feels.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202431 minutes, 9 seconds
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BREAKING NEWS: The Bad Guy vs Anderson Silva 3!

On today’s episode…it’s a Good Guy / Bad Guy EXCLUSIVE! Chael drops more Breaking News and reveals details you won’t hear anywhere else behind his massive Boxing match against UFC Hall of Famer Anderson Silva. Find out how it all came together and what rules will be in place when they face-off June 15th for the 3rd time. So, how is Chael preparing for the fight and is he nervous about fighting the Brazilian Legend in enemy territory? You don’t want to miss the guys break it all down! Plus, Chael drops Breaking News on who he plans to fight after the Spider. Insert…Jorge Masvidal! Will the two finally put their beef to rest? Then, this week in MMA History DC became the Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion of the world. What he has to say about winning his very first title 12 years later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/202432 minutes, 5 seconds
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UFC 304 BREAKING NEWS!

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…BREAKING NEWS for UFC 304 in England! Get the guys immediate reaction to the major matchups Dana White just announced, including two title fights. Belal Muhammad is finally getting his shot at the Welterweight belt with a rematch against the Champ, Leon Edwards in the Main Event. Tom Aspinall will put his Interim Heavyweight Title on the line against Curtis Blaydes and fan favorites Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett and “King” Bobby Green will face off. Then, Ian Machado Garry says he’s agreed to fight a handful of names including Colby Covington and Michael “Venom” Page but none of them have accepted the offer from the UFC. Find out who DC & Chael think he should fight next! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202435 minutes, 18 seconds
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Worst Callout of All Time?

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy... Joaquin Buckley won in front of his home crowd this past weekend and followed that up by calling out Conor. McGregor. How bad did Buckley fumble his opportunity? Also, 1 month removed from UFC 300, does Max Holloway's KO still hold up in their minds as the greatest knockout of all time? Plus, Chael & DC goes 5 Rounds... Should Jones be focusing solely on Stipe? Can Carlos Ulberg make a run at light heavyweight? And the bad guy made his MMA debut 27 years ago this week! We look back on that historic moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/202437 minutes, 8 seconds
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Islam Makhachev Joins the Show!

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…Lightweight Champ Islam Makhachev joins the show to talk about how he plans to finish Dustin Poirier, his goal of becoming Double Champ, and DC not picking up the check! Plus, Sean O’Malley says he’d move up weight classes to fight Conor McGregor but what do DC & Chael think about the possibility of that Superfight? Then, Matt “The Immortal” Brown announces he’s hanging it up after an MMA career that spanned nearly 20 years. So how do you know when it’s time to lay down the gloves? Is the fighter usually the last to know? The guys detail their own stories of how they knew it was time to walk away. And find out who the guys believe will grab the headlines when the Fight Night in St. Louis is all said and done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202445 minutes, 53 seconds
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Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler’s backup fighter should be…

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…would Jon Jones vs Alex Pereira for the Heavyweight title be the biggest fight in UFC history? Jon seems to believe so, but what do DC & Chael think? Plus, find out what the guys have to say about talks of Pereira possibly becoming the GOAT if he beats Jon. Then, who should be the backup fighter for Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler? Charles Oliveira has already thrown his name in the mix but there are some other big names who could also be on deck. And DC & Chael are going 5 Rounds on the hottest topics from UFC 301! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202439 minutes, 50 seconds
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UFC 301: The King of Rio Returns!

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…The King of Rio returns for UFC 301 in Brazil! Jose Aldo is coming off a nearly 2-year retirement to take on #13 ranked Bantamweight Jonathan Martinez. With his recent induction into the UFC Hall of Fame, should the UFC consider certain requirements like other leagues before a fighter can be eligible to be inducted? Plus, find out who the guys believe has the edge in the Main Event as Flyweight Champ Alexandre Pantoja faces off against Steve Erceg. Then, you do NOT wanna miss DC & Chael’s epic stories about Brazil! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202432 minutes, 32 seconds
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What’s Next for the BMF?  

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…What’s next for the BMF? DC & Chael lay out their thoughts on what the next move should be for Max Holloway. Then, Justin Gaethje reflects on his loss heard around the world. Plus, who is the better competitor, Conor McGregor or Michael Chandler? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/202434 minutes, 58 seconds
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Good Guy vs Bad Guy: Ultimate Fighting Draft!

The NFL Draft kicks off today so on this episode of Good Guy vs Bad Guy…DC & Chael are drafting their Ultimate Fighting Teams to go head –to-head in a brawl for the ages! So, whose team will reign supreme? You be the judge. Plus, it’s official! UFC 304 is going down in Manchester, England on July 27th! The UK is currently home to two Champs, Leon Edwards & Tom Aspinall but with no Main Event announced yet which one will headline the card and who will they face off against? Then, this week in MMA history 11 years ago Jon Jones made his 5th Light Heavyweight Title defense against the Bad Guy himself…Chael Sonnen. Don’t miss what Chael has to say about that KO loss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202437 minutes, 11 seconds
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McGregor vs Chandler for New 165lbs Title

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…DC and Chael discuss the possibility of Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler fighting for a new 165lbs title? Plus, who is DC’s favorite Co Host? Ryan Clark joins the show to put DC on the hot seat and to talk all things MMA. Then, DC & Chael go 5-rounds on the hottest topics in the fight game like, Alexander Volkanovski taking shots at himself in a hilarious new video! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202450 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Return of the Conor McGregor

It’s official…Conor McGregor will face Michael Chandler at UFC 303 on June 29th for International Fight Week! The Good Guy & Bad Guy break down the matchup and Conor’s return to the octagon after nearly 3 years away. Then, Islam Makhachev will now put his Lightweight title on the line against the former interim Champ Dustin Poirier. But do the guys think this the right fight for Islam? Plus, UFC 300 was absolutely INSAAAANE! DC & Chael are breaking down the best moments of the night and handing out grades for the biggest callouts! And find out if that last second KO in the BMF title fight cracked their lists for the Top 3 Holy Sh%T moments in UFC History! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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UFC 300 Is Finally Here!

DC and Chael are together at last from lovely Las Vegas to break down all the action from Saturday’s epic UFC 300 card. The guys take you through everything you can expect to see from the curtain jerker to the main event and go 5 rounds on all things 300. With the event just days away find out vital information like which of the new shorts are the nicest, who is going to have the best callout after a win, and which fights are most likely to earn bonuses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202448 minutes, 8 seconds
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Kickoff to UFC 300! 

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy, DC and Chael kickoff the greatest fight card ever assembled for UFC 300! And with 3 of the 5 top Lightweights facing off we’re breaking down the division. So, who do the guys think Islam Makhachev should want to fight next? Then, we’re going 5 rounds on the hottest topics surrounding UFC 300, like who will look better in a new weight class Aljamain Sterling or Kayla Harrison? Plus, WrestleMania 40 is a wrap, and the guys recap the biggest moments. Don’t miss the Bad Guy’s hot take on the Main Event after Roman Reigns personally calls him out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202446 minutes
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The Iceman vs Jon Jones?

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…DC & Chael break down some sick hypothetical matchups from different UFC Eras! From Chuck Liddell vs Jon Jones, BJ Penn vs Max Holloway, to Matt Hughes vs Kamaru Usman & Anthony “Rumble” Johnson vs Alex Pereira. Plus, we’re on the Road to UFC 300 and taking a look back at all the drama that unfolded just a few days before DC was set to headline against Jon Jones at UFC 200. Get DC’s thoughts on getting the news that Jones was out and having to prepare to fight Anderson Silva on less than 48 hours’ notice. Then, WrestleMania is here and the Bad Guy is tearing apart DC’s list of the Top 5 Most Entertaining Wrestlers of all time. And, the guys go 5 Rounds on the hottest topics in the MMA world! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202445 minutes, 30 seconds
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Robert Whittaker vs Khamzat Chimaev in Saudi!

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy, DC & Chael react to the big fight announcement of the #3 Middleweight Robert Whittaker taking on #11 Khamzat Chimaev in Saudi Arabia. Plus, from eye pokes to title contentions Atlantic City did NOT disappoint! So, what’s next for Manon Fiorot after she outclassed Erin Blanchfield? Then, Ronda Rousey drops a bombshell ahead of the release of her new book “Our Fight: A Memoir” revealing why she retired from the UFC. You do not want to miss the guys take on her history of concussions she kept secret for her entire career. And DC & Chael are going 5 rounds on the hottest topics in the MMA world, like Ian Machado Garry trolling Colby Covington with a new Make MMA Great Again hat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202450 minutes, 33 seconds
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Grading Rose Namajunas’ Callout

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…DC & Chael are grading Rose Namajunas’ callouts after her unanimous decision victory over #8 ranked Flyweight Amanda Ribas. So, did she make the right callout, and could the guys see her making a run at the Flyweight Title? Then, we witnessed the very 1st disqualification via biting in UFC History when Igor Severino bit Andre Lima. Find out what DC & Chael think about the Bite of the Night Bonus and the unique tattoo that followed. And some MMA fans believe DC could beat up “Iron” Mike Tyson in their prime…in a street fight, but what does DC and the Bad Guy think? You do NOT want to miss it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202441 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Return of the Mac…

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…Conor McGregor says all systems are go for his return to the Octagon this summer against Michael Chandler. But what do the guys make of his latest announcement about his return after nearly 3 years away? Then, “Thug” Rose Namajunas is coming off back-to-back losses as she takes on Women’s Flyweight contender Amanda Ribas. Find out what the Good Guy & Bad Guy think Monday’s headline will be after it’s all said and done. And we’re going 5 Rounds on the hottest topics in MMA like the awkward moment when Jon Jones met Tom Aspinall for the very first time. Plus, DC & Chael get you ready for Mat Madness as the NCAA Wrestling Championships kick off!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202443 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Art of the Callout

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…DC & Chael discuss Marcin Tybura’s submission win over Tai Tuivasa and whether he fumbled the bag NOT calling out a top Heavyweight contender. Plus, Colby Covington is calling out Ian Machado Garry and taking shots at his family - continuing his role as the heel. With Chael being an expert in the “Bad Guy” category hear what it takes to be the heel and if he thinks Covington is a good one. Then, UFC 300 is around the corner and we’re looking back at UFC 1 and the bracket format that laid the foundation for the organization. And find out which hot topics in the fight game the guys believe are Good, Bad, or Absolutely Suck! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202438 minutes, 5 seconds
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Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal Boxing?

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy, find out what DC & Chael think about Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal ditching the octagon and taking their rivalry to the Boxing Ring for a rematch. Plus, some top contenders like Marlon “Chito” Vera took the “L” during UFC 299 and the guys are play Matchmaker, deciding who they should fight next. Then, the UFC has produced some huge Stars in its 30+ years but who are the biggest in UFC History? DC & Chael are dishing out their list of the Top 5 Biggest Stars of all time. And Chael calls out DC for recently leaving him off a very particular list! You DO NOT want to miss it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202443 minutes, 42 seconds
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A New Era of the Suga Show

The Good Guy & Bad Guy are saying goodbye to Miami and hello to the new era of the Suga Show! The lights were bright at UFC 299 but Sean O’Malley out shined the hype as he put on a clinic against Marlon “Chito” Vera in his first successful Bantamweight title defense. So how much higher does his popularity need to rise to become the biggest star the UFC has ever seen? Plus, Dustin Poirier silenced the doubters with a finish of Benoit Saint-Denis but without a clear path for his next opponent, who do the guys think he should fight next? Then, DC & Chael are handing out grades for the night’s biggest callouts. And find out which hot topics in the fight game they consider Good, Bad, or Absolutely Suck! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202449 minutes, 21 seconds
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DC & Chael's UFC 299 Miami Takeover

On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy, DC & Chael are taking over Miami for UFC 299! Sean O’Malley and the “Suga Show” has arrived and he’s defending his UFC Bantamweight Title against Marlon “Chito” Vera. With a hot pink lambo, hot pink hair & new custom hot pink UFC shorts…is O’Malley a marketing genius? Could the “Suga Show” persona eventually distract him from doing his job when the cage closes? Plus, the guys have a hunch of what the headlines may be after UFC 299 is over. Then, Conor McGregor lays out his fight plan for 2024 but are Chael & DC buying it? And the Good Guy and Bad Guy are up against the clock with five UFC 299 topics for five one-minute rounds! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202435 minutes, 15 seconds
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Is Sean O’Malley Undefeated?

On the debut episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy, DC & Chael look ahead to the highly anticipated rematch between “Suga” Sean O’Malley & Marlon “Chito” Vera at UFC 299 in Miami. Chael knows a thing or two about being “Undefeated”, but does he agree with O’Malley’s claim of being undefeated? Then, a Fight Night recap of the weekend’s biggest Winners, Losers & Callouts at the APEX! Plus, DC & Chael look back on this very day in MMA history when Jon Jones became the UFC Heavyweight Champion. And find out which hot topics the guys think are Good, Bad, or Absolutely Suck! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202442 minutes, 22 seconds
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All Good Things Must Come to an End

On this episode of DC & RC a MASSIVE announcement is made that will change the course of the show forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202432 minutes, 36 seconds
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McGregor vs Diaz 3 at UFC 300?

On this episode of DC & RC, the guys discuss the viral debate…Will Conor McGregor headline UFC 300? If so, would they rather see Conor and Nate Diaz faceoff to settle the score with a Trilogy fight or Michael Chandler finally get his shot at the Notorious One? Also, does it make the most sense, career wise, for Chandler to wait for the McGregor fight? Then, with the trailer dropping for Jake Gyllenhaal & McGregor’s movie ‘Roadhouse’ the guys list their top 5 Fight Movies of all time. And will DC come out of retirement for UFC 400 to fight Max Holloway for the title of the Daddest Man Alive? As always, they Tap in or Tap out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/202447 minutes, 13 seconds
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Du Plessis vs Adesanya Next?

On this episode of DC & RC, the guys react to the first PPV of 2024 that delivered two new UFC Champs. At UFC 297 Dricus Du Plessis beat Sean Strickland in his very first Middleweight title defense that left fight fans split on who won. So where do DC & RC stand on the split decision and who’s next for Du Plessis? Then, will The GOAT Amanda Nunes come out of retirement to reclaim her throne after Raquel Pennington is crowned the new Bantamweight Queen in her win over Mayra Bueno Silva? Plus, WWE’s Heavyweight World Champ Seth “Freakin” Rollins joins the show to discuss his recent injury and WrestleMania in April. And, as always, we Tap in or Tap out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202455 minutes, 20 seconds
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Championship Grudge Match at UFC 297

On this episode of DC & RC the guys preview the first PPV of 2024, UFC 297! Newly crowned Middleweight Champion Sean Strickland takes on Dricus Du Plessis in Toronto, Canada. We’ve already witnessed the scuffle before the fight but who takes home the belt after meeting inside the Octagon? Does Izzy got next? Then, Jim Miller is fresh off his 26th win and 43rd fight in the UFC, securing him the #1 spots on the all-time list. So, will DC change his tune on Miller being in the HOF or nah? And, as always, we Tap in or Tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202446 minutes, 52 seconds
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DC & RC’s 2024 Predictions 

It’s the first show of 2024 and DC & RC are starting the new year with a BANG! The Undefeated and Undisputed Chael Sonnen stops by to talk Conor McGregor and his surprise announcement to fight Michael Chandler on June 29th at 185lbs. Plus, DC and Ryan are laying out some bold predictions for 2024. So, which fighter will be a new UFC Champ at the end of year? Who will be crowned the best Male & Female fighters of the Year? And what should the fight card for UFC 300 look like? Will we finally see DC and Brock Lesnar throw down at the milestone event? Then, Charles Oliveira vs Arman Tsarukyan, Dustin Poirier vs Benoit Saint Denis, and Kevin Holland vs Michael Venom Page. The guys react to some MAJOR fight announcements. And, as always, we Tap in or Tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202450 minutes, 19 seconds
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2023 DC & RC Awards

2023 is almost a wrap and we’re going out with a BANG! But first, Daniel Cormier and Ryan Clark recap UFC 296 that saw Leon Edwards retain his welterweight title! Then, they close out the year by handing out awards for the best moments inside the Octagon in 2023. So who did they choose as their favorite K.O., Submission, Male & Female Fighters of the Year? Plus, the final Steppin’ Fly of 2023 will unveil who came through drippin’ the hardest. Then, did any of DC or Ryan’s Bold Predictions for 2023 actually pan out? We look back. And we can’t close out the year without having the guys Tap In or Tap Out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 4 seconds
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DC & Friends

On today’s episode, DC is flying solo but he’s bringing some friends along for the ride! UFC 296 is almost here and who better to break down its main event than a man who’s fought both Leon Edwards and Colby Covington…former Welterweight King Kamaru Usman. With a combined fight time of over 1 hour and 53 minutes in the octagon with the two, who does Usman think has the upper hand in this matchup? Plus, Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett joins the show ahead of his fight against Tony Ferguson at UFC 296. Find out if Paddy believes he can put an end to the legend of El Cucuy. Then, Chris Weidman the former Middleweight Champ who suffered one of the most gruesome injuries this sport has ever seen stops by to talk about the upcoming ESPN documentary about his road back to the octagon called E60’s Chris Weidman: the Return. And Kamaru Usman joins the fun as we Tap in or Tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202359 minutes, 40 seconds
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Is Conor McGregor Waiting Out Michael Chandler?

On today’s episode, DC & RC recap a UFC Fight Night in Austin, TX that delivered finish after finish and cashed out 8 Performance of the Night Bonuses. A possible new title contender was revealed at 155 when Arman Tsarukyan knocked out the #4 Lightweight Beneil Dariush 64 seconds into the very first round. So, is a rematch against the King of the division Islam Makhachev in Arman’s near future? Plus, with two back-to-back Slam KOs in Austin…the guys are breaking down the best finishing moves in MMA. Then, is Conor McGregor trying to put Michael Chandler on ice? DC, RC & MC chime in on the ongoing wait to fight McGregor. And Jon Jones responds to those saying he should be stripped of his Heavyweight title while he’s out due to injury. Does DC agree with his response? As always, we Tap in or Tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202354 minutes, 27 seconds
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Fight Like Hell Night

On this episode of DC & RC we’re highlighting Jimmy V Week and the push to raise awareness for Cancer Research. The UFC is doing its part with its 5thFight Like Hell Night in honor of the late Stuart Scott. The guys break down the stacked Fight Night headlined by two battle tested Lightweights Beneil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan. Plus, “King” Bobby Green joins the show to talk about his Co Main event bout against Jalin Turner who stepped in on short notice when Dan Hooker pulled out due to injury. Then, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former PFL Champ Kayla Harrison stops by following her recent win over ex-UFC fighter Aspen Ladd to talk about becoming a free agent. So, what’s next for her? Cyborg? The UFC? And would you wrestle in a barn? As always, we Tap in or Tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/202350 minutes, 20 seconds
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UFC 295 Recap With Chael Sonnen

This week Chael Sonnen stops by to break down the magic at Madison Square Garden for UFC 295. Did Pereira & Aspinall both whiff on their callouts, or lack thereof? Also, Chael gives his prediction on who will fight at UFC 300. Plus, to celebrate UFC’s 30th Anniversary DC & RC are drafting their top fighters from the Ultimate 30 All-Time List. Find out who will crack their Top 5. Then, 3-on-3 MMA Fights? As always, we Tap in or Tap out!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/202356 minutes, 17 seconds
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UFC 295 Preview

On this episode of DC & RC the guys react to Dana White’s breaking news announcements of Sean Strickland vs Dricsus Du Plessis, Alexander Volkanovski vs Ilia Topuria, and Sean O'Malley vs Chito Vera 2. With headliners now lined up through UFC 299, who will be at the top of the marquee for UFC 300? Does DC already know? Plus, UFC 295 is taking over Madison Square Garden and we’ll see two new Champions crowned when it’s all said and done. So will it be Jiri Prochazka or Alex Pereria as the Light Heavyweight Champ? Sergei Pavlovich or Tom Aspinall as the Heavyweight Champ? Then, DC & Ryan breakdown their the Top UFC Moments at Madison Square Garden. And, Sword Fighting inside the Octagon? Yup, you read that right. As always we Tap in or Tap out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202346 minutes, 7 seconds
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DC says Francis Ngannou is the BADDEST man on the Planet

Happy Halloween! Francis Ngannou - one of the scariest dudes MMA has ever seen silenced doubters in his Pro Boxing debut against Heavyweight Champ Tyson Fury, even after losing via decision. So, does Ryan agree with DC that Fury won the fight? Then, a massive shake-up for UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden. Jon Jones is out with a shoulder injury and Stipe Miocic is off the card completely! What RC says should be next for Jon Jones. And, speaking of Heavyweights…Jailton Almeida and Derrick Lewis face off for a Fight Night in Brazil. Find out if the guys think the Black Beast will beat Jailton in front of his home crowd. Oh yeah….Hey Parents! If you had the opportunity to fight your child’s ex, would you? As always, we Tap in or Tap out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202346 minutes, 24 seconds
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Conor McGregor vs…..Islam Makhachev?

Daniel Cormier comes out the gate strong as he says Islam Makhachev's next opponent should be non-other than Conor McGregor, following the lightweight champs win at UFC 294. Does RC agree with this scorching hot take, or should it be Justin Gaethje? Alexander Volkanovski, following his loss, discussed the struggles it takes to be a high-level athlete; DC & RC talk about how relatable Alex was in that moment. Also, with Khamzat Chimaev passing his toughest test to date, is he the rightful #1 contender for Sean Strickland’s middleweight title? And Will Tyson Fury defeat Francis Ngannou decisively this weekend? The guys tap in or tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202357 minutes, 52 seconds
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DC & RC Preview UFC 294

UFC 294 has changed a lot since the last show. There’s now a new Main and Co Main event in Abu Dhabi! Charles Oliveira is out, and Alexander Volkanovski is in against Islam Makhachev for the Lightweight Title. DC & Ryan break down the highly anticipated rematch and debate whether it’s a smart move for Volk to take this fight on short notice. Then, a man who’s fought both men in the new Co Main event joins the show. Hear what Gilbert Burns has to say about the former Welterweight Champ Kamaru Usman stepping in to take on Khamzat Chimaev. Plus, USADA and the UFC part ways. So, will the guys Tap In or Tap Out on the move being a good thing for fighters? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/202352 minutes, 24 seconds
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McGregor Enters USADA Pool

It’s official! Conor McGregor confirms he’s submitted his paperwork and has entered the USADA testing pool. So, what does it mean? Who is he fighting next? When? Michael Chandler, a man who may have those answers joins DC & RC to discuss it all. Plus, Can Bobby Green become the next Jorge Masvidal? Also, Paulo Costa reveals having elbow surgery just weeks before his upcoming fight against Khamzat Chimaev. Should we be concerned whether he makes it to UFC 294? Then, would you rather see Nate Diaz fight Jake Paul in a boxing ring or an Octagon next? Or would you rather see a trilogy fight with Conor McGregor? As always, the guys Tap in or Tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202346 minutes, 21 seconds
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Conor McGregor vs ...?

Jiri Prochazka vs Alex Pereira, Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington, and Paddy Pimblett vs Tony Ferguson!? On the heels of the UFC announcing some big upcoming fights Daniel Cormier and Ryan Clark give their takes on the new matchups. Plus, the guys put on their Matchmaker hats and reveal who they think Conor McGregor and “Suga” Sean O’Malley will fight next! Then, Tyson Fury inks another fight for the Undisputed Title before he even faces off against Francis Ngannou. Disrespectful or nah? As always…DC & RC Tap in or Tap out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202354 minutes, 33 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/202343 minutes, 43 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/202350 minutes, 15 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/4/202313 minutes, 53 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/202334 minutes, 45 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/202358 minutes, 55 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/202338 minutes, 51 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/202352 minutes, 37 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/202351 minutes, 2 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/202344 minutes, 56 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202359 minutes, 49 seconds
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DC&RC LIVE FROM UFC X

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/202347 minutes, 26 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202346 minutes
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202342 minutes, 48 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202348 minutes, 51 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202340 minutes, 12 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202348 minutes, 42 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202355 minutes, 22 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202356 minutes, 52 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202354 minutes
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202353 minutes, 31 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202329 minutes, 51 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/20231 hour, 12 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202359 minutes, 10 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202354 minutes, 51 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202346 minutes, 21 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202355 minutes, 28 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202343 minutes, 12 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202341 minutes, 15 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202343 minutes, 54 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202352 minutes, 43 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202352 minutes, 51 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202332 minutes, 49 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202243 minutes, 2 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202255 minutes
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202252 minutes, 52 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/202258 minutes, 18 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202255 minutes
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202248 minutes, 35 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202256 minutes, 47 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202254 minutes, 41 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202248 minutes, 40 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202254 minutes, 26 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/202252 minutes, 39 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202256 minutes, 1 second
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202256 minutes, 48 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/202250 minutes, 54 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202242 minutes, 45 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/202244 minutes, 30 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/202253 minutes, 30 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/202246 minutes, 59 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/202246 minutes, 42 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/202232 minutes, 28 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202255 minutes, 9 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202241 minutes, 13 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/202233 minutes, 27 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202258 minutes, 14 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202244 minutes, 5 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202254 minutes
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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, espn.com 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202239 minutes, 30 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202249 minutes, 43 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/20221 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 8 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202259 minutes, 53 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202258 minutes, 15 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 5 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/202254 minutes, 14 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202247 minutes, 46 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202247 minutes, 10 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/202235 minutes, 53 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202236 minutes, 1 second
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202253 minutes, 8 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202253 minutes, 39 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202257 minutes, 12 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202252 minutes, 22 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202257 minutes, 11 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202250 minutes, 15 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202256 minutes, 29 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202155 minutes, 15 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/202153 minutes
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202152 minutes, 48 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202157 minutes, 39 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/202130 minutes, 5 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202133 minutes, 51 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202131 minutes
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202138 minutes, 37 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202128 minutes, 56 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202137 minutes, 30 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202124 minutes, 20 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202136 minutes, 27 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202122 minutes, 20 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202143 minutes, 4 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/202133 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202139 minutes, 11 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/202128 minutes, 58 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202135 minutes, 30 seconds
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#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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/202129 minutes, 4 seconds
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#AskDC

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/202123 minutes, 57 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/202122 minutes, 10 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/202131 minutes, 40 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/202130 minutes, 54 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/202125 minutes, 24 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202120 minutes, 54 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/202131 minutes, 53 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/202115 minutes, 27 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/202130 minutes, 28 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/202128 minutes, 12 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/202123 minutes, 26 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/202115 minutes
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/202127 minutes, 56 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202142 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/20211 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202151 minutes, 31 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/20211 hour, 13 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202157 minutes, 10 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/20211 hour, 59 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 53 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 50 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/20211 hour, 28 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 3 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 34 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 24 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 20 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/202156 minutes, 12 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 35 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 15 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 6 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 52 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 9 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 4 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 24 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 4 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 26 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/202154 minutes, 57 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 42 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/202151 minutes, 57 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 30 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 17 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/202139 minutes, 38 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 35 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/20211 hour, 12 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 23 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 38 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 25 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 12 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 30 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 27 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 4 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/20201 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/202024 minutes, 46 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 42 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 42 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 45 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/20201 hour, 17 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/20201 hour, 19 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 27 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/20201 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 17 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 50 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 35 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 49 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 24 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/17/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 46 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 47 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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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 and...is there one man who could lure DC out of retirement? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 21 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/3/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 37 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/20/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 48 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 2 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 26 seconds
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 25 seconds
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DC & Helwani: Whittaker/Till Recap, Who’s Next For Khamzat?

Daniel Cormier joins Ariel to discuss Robert Whittaker’s five-round decision victory over Darren Till this past weekend, and what it says about the former middleweight champ’s evolution in the UFC. The guys also talk about where Till goes from here, if Alexander Gustafsson should stay at heavyweight (26:10), and the road ahead for welterweight sensation Khamzat Chimaev (31:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 16 seconds
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Jack Hermansson, Joanne Calderwood, News & Updates

Before running through the latest in the MMA world (42:20), Ariel speaks to UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson about last weekend’s big submission of Kelvin Gastelum and his predictions for Saturday’s Darren Till/Robert Whittaker fight, as well as the rest of the middleweight division. Plus, UFC flyweight contender Joanne Calderwood explains why she’s passing up a title shot against Valentina Shevchenko, choosing to fight on Aug. 1 rather than wait for the champion (24:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/202056 minutes, 49 seconds
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DC & Helwani: The New Flyweight King, Adesanya vs. Costa

Daniel Cormier joins Ariel to discuss Deiveson Figueiredo becoming the new UFC flyweight champion, whether Joseph Benavidez is the best fighter to never win a UFC title, the recently booked Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa fight, Khabib Nurmagomedov's fighting future, Aljamain Sterling's chances of getting the next UFC title shot, the final Fight Island event of the month, and a heavyweight fight that definitely won't be happening this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/20201 hour, 23 minutes
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Jorge Masvidal, Rose Namajunas; Fight Island Recap

After reacting to Wednesday night’s events, Ariel speaks to BMF champion Jorge Masvidal about Gamebred’s performance against Kamaru Usman, the difficulties of last week's weight cut, why he feels fans are drawn to him, his hopes for fighting Usman again and more (4:50). Then, UFC strawweight “Thug” Rose Namajunas discusses a challenging Fight Island experience, if she thinks Zhang Weili is next, and why she feels she’s a different person after beating Jessica Andrade (40:25).   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/16/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 11 seconds
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DC & Helwani: UFC 251 Recap, Usman’s Next Opponent

Daniel Cormier joins Ariel to discuss if the Kamaru Usman/Jorge Masvidal fight lived up to expectations, controversy surrounding the Alexander Volkanovski/Max Holloway decision (34:06), if the referees should have stopped the bantamweight event sooner (50:07), if Rose Namajunas is ready for Zhang Weili (54:43) and Paige VanZant’s next move (56:38). Plus, the guys get heated while debating whether Gilbert Burns or Leon Edwards deserve the next shot at the welterweight title (21:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ben Askren, Henri Hooft

Jorge Masvidal’s flying knee seen ‘round the world elevated his stardom to levels that his opponent that night, former UFC welterweight Ben Askren, believes he himself could have risen to had he won. Askren openly discusses his emotions surrounding that night one year ago, Masvidal’s chances against Kamaru Usman, Askren’s own beef with “Marty” and more. Then, Henri Hooft, former coach of Usman and current coach of Gilbert Burns, breaks his silence to talk about Usman’s departure from his gym and what it means for Sanford MMA if Usman and Burns face each other in the future (37:50).   To sign up for Ariel’s LIVE podcast event on Friday at 8 p.m. ET, click here.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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DC & Helwani: Masvidal Saves the Day, UFC 251 Preview

Daniel Cormier joins Ariel to recap a crazy weekend that ended with Jorge Masvidal agreeing to terms to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title on Fight Island. The guys share their insights about what really happened before debating which fighter faces more pressure Saturday night. Plus, they discuss what’s next for Gilbert Burns (45:15), Max Holloway’s unorthodox training camp (56:30) and the slew of exciting fights slated for UFC 251. To sign up for Ariel's LIVE podcast event, click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 52 seconds
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Jorge Masvidal EXCLUSIVE

In his first interview since agreeing to fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 on July 11, Jorge Masvidal joins Ariel for a wide-ranging chat about how the fight got made so quickly, whether he’s happy with the deal, why he dislikes Usman so much and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/202025 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dustin Poirier, Rose Namajunas

After beating Dan Hooker in a five round classic, former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier discusses his grueling fighting style, his post-fight interaction with Hooker at the hospital, how his 2014 loss to Conor McGregor changed him, why he feels he’s the last of a “dying breed,” and much more. Then, UFC strawweight Rose Namajunas on her UFC 251 preparation, if she misses holding the belt, COVID-19’s impact on her family, and her spirituality (31:01). Plus, an update on when other MMA promotions might see a return to action (59:34). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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DC & Helwani: The King of Lafayette, Perry's Girlfriend, Jon Jones' Threat

Fight of the year? Daniel Cormier joins Ariel to break down Dustin Poirier's win over Dan Hooker and where it places him in the lightweight rankings. The guys also discuss Mike Perry's corner strategy (36:13), Max Holloway's new hair (48:48) and if they believe Jon Jones will actually sit out a few years (1:01:42). Plus, the time Ariel overstayed his welcome at DC's house and an update on DC's birds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 37 seconds
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Paige VanZant, Mike Perry

With her UFC contract set to expire after UFC 251, flyweight Paige VanZant talks to Ariel about where she and the UFC stand on contract renegotiations, if she's feeling additional pressure because of her situation, and the sacrifices she's made to focus her attention solely on this fight. Then, "Platinum" Mike Perry tells a bar fight story, shouts out the haters, and explains why his new girlfriend will be the only one cornering him this Saturday (27:40). Robert Drysdale, cornerman to Max Rohskopf, also explains why he ignored his fighter's pleas to stop the fight last Saturday (42:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/20201 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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DC & Helwani: Max Rohskopf Controversy, Blaydes' Win, Trilogy Training Camp

Daniel Cormier joins Ariel to offer a different perspective on the controversy surrounding UFC lightweight Max Rohskopf and his cornerman Robert Drysdale (7:15). The guys also discuss what's next for Curtis Blaydes and the entire heavyweight division (37:40), the decision to hold the DC/Stipe Miocic fight at the Apex, upcoming fights they're excited for and if there's interest in watching Jon Jones and Mike Tyson fight each other (1:09:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 7 seconds
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Alexander Volkanovski & Cynthia Calvillo

He's the champion, but Alexander Volkanovski still feels like he's got something to prove at UFC 251 when he puts his featherweight belt on the line against beloved fighter Max Holloway. Volkanovski tells Ariel about his renewed sense of motivation, his preparation for adverse conditions on Fight Island, and if he ever came close to fighting Henry Cejudo. Plus, Cynthia Calvillo discusses her move to flyweight, Jessica Eye's "weird" weigh-in performance last Saturday and how close she feels she is to challenging Valentina Shevchenko after defeating Eye (29:50). Ariel also delivers his thoughts on Amanda Nunes' recent comments about retirement (52:18). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/20201 hour, 41 seconds
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DC & Helwani: Stipe Trilogy Fight, Masvidal's Missed Opportunity, Fight Island

Daniel Cormier, who signed the Stipe Miocic trilogy fight last week, tells Ariel why he withheld the news from him on last week's show (15:15). Plus, DC on Jorge Masvidal's contract disputes, Fight Island, and the UFC 251 fighter facing the most pressure. Ariel also reveals why he only wears flannel shirts and DC admits he does not know the name of his pet bird. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 34 seconds
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Chael Sonnen Fired up About Fight Island, McGregor, Masvidal & Jones

Following an "avalanche" of UFC news, ESPN's Chael Sonnen joins Ariel to discuss the revealing of Fight Island and a stacked UFC 251 card (15:38). Then, Sonnen unleashes on Ariel while talking about Jorge Masvidal's stalled negotiations, the UFC's failure to land Conor McGregor a fight, and Jon Jones' demands. Plus, Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic III (49:56). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202059 minutes, 19 seconds
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DC & Helwani: McGregor's Retirement, UFC 250 Recap, Stipe/DC Latest

Conor McGregor's retirement took the sports world by storm late Saturday night, and Daniel Cormier joins Ariel to explain the similarities and differences between McGregor's gripes with the UFC as compared to those of Jorge Masvidal, Jon Jones and Henry Cejudo (34:50). Plus, DC's advice to Amanda Nunes following her dominant UFC 250 performance, Aljamain Sterling's potential, the return of Cody Garbrandt, the fast-rising star of Sean O'Malley and much more, including an update on the potential trilogy fight between DC & Stipe Miocic (1:00:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 40 seconds
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Woodley, Spencer, Sterling, Sandhagen

Days before UFC 250, headlining women's bantamweight contender Felicia Spencer joins Ariel to discuss her first UFC title fight appearance, what it was like to prepare during a pandemic, and Amanda Nunes' greatest weakness. Then, UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling explains his frustration with not being featured in Saturday's co-main event and also discusses the state of the division now that Henry Cejudo is out of the picture (27:35). Sterling's opponent, Cory Sandhagen, then tells Ariel about a very different fight week experience and why he believes he's a "more impressive" fighter than Sterling (44:45). Lastly, Tyron Woodley, who lost in a welterweight bout last weekend, explains why he's at an "eerie peace" with the loss before passionately describing how he hopes to make an impact in a country that badly needs it (1:05:42). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20201 hour, 51 minutes, 51 seconds
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DC & Helwani: A Nation in Turmoil, Jon Jones vs. the UFC, Gilbert's Rise

Daniel Cormier joins Ariel (as a co-host, not an interviewee) to recap the events of the last week, both in and out of the Octagon. DC explains why he thinks Jon Jones' threats of relinquishing his light heavyweight belt are legit (24:42) and also tells Ariel why -- after calling Gilbert Burns' dominant performance over Tyron Woodley this past weekend -- he believes the Brazilian deserves a shot at the welterweight title (47:30). Plus, Ariel and DC each send a message to a country currently embroiled in chaos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 49 seconds
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Masvidal, Covington, Woodley, Ngannou

BMF champion Jorge Masvidal takes Ariel into the back-and-forth conversations he and Kamaru Usman have had regarding a welterweight title fight, and Masvidal also talks about why he's happy Colby Covington no longer trains at American Top Team (1:02:36). Before that, Covington himself opens up on his departure from ATT, the founding of Colby Covington Inc., who he hopes to fight next, and his beef with WWE's Drew McIntyre (32:30). Tyron Woodley, set to fight Gilbert Burns on Saturday night, discusses his status in the welterweight title conversation and why he doesn't regret the extracurriculars he participates in outside of fighting (5:10). Plus, heavyweight Francis Ngannou talks about the speculated Jon Jones fight and why it's fallen through this time, if a Jones fight or Stipe Miocic rematch would be bigger, and what might happen when he eventually hits free agency (1:21:32). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/20201 hour, 53 minutes, 40 seconds
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DC & Helwani: Welterweight Logjam, Vacant Bantamweight Title

Daniel Cormier tells Ariel who he'd like to see Kamaru Usman defend his welterweight belt against now that Jorge Masvidal wants to take his business elsewhere (41:35). Plus, with Henry Cejudo's retirement official, the guys discuss who deserves a bantamweight title shot (33:10), as well as what must happen before a Jon Jones/Francis Ngannou heavyweight bout can get signed (53:40). And, Ariel takes credit for helping propel DC's UFC career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 15 seconds
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Anthony Smith Breaks Silence, Jim Ross Attends UFC Jacksonville

One week after his controversial Fight Night bout against Glover Teixeira, UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith passionately defends decisions made by his corner and referee Jason Herzog, each of whom allowed the fight to continue longer than most believe it should have. Plus, WWE legend and AEW commentator Jim Ross talks to Ariel about how he scored a ticket to UFC Jacksonville, comparisons between Dana White and Vince MacMahon, why the fan-less MMA experience works on TV and much more (52:32). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/20202 hours, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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DC & Helwani: Jacksonville Recap, Jon Jones Latest, DC's Fight Island Plan

Daniel Cormier and Ariel put a bow on the Jacksonville events before discussing whether Jon Jones can move up to heavyweight and beat Francis Ngannou (44:42), Justin Gaethje's comments on Conor McGregor (56:48) and DC's dream scenario for McGregor/Diaz III. Plus, some love for "The Beverly Hillbillies." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 50 seconds