Ariel Helwani's MMA Show
The MMA Reporters: Episode 10: 3/20/19
We begin this week's episode talking to NewYorkRic about TJ Dillashaw no longer being UFC bantamweight champion and his one-year suspension. Then, we're joined by MMAFighting.com's Peter Carroll who talked about Darren Till's future, Luke Rockhold moving up to 205 and what's next for Conor McGregor. Finally, we close out the show with UFC on ESPN reporter Laura Sanko who shares her unique perspective on the Masvidal-still altercation and talks about her transition from fighter to reporter.
Episode 38: Masvidal, Edwards, Askren, Iaquinta, McCann, Diakiese, Agazarm, Roufus, many more: 3/18/19
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with a recap of this weekend's London event and the mayhem that ensued. The man behind that controversy, Jorge Masvidal, joins Ariel from the airport to explain what happened and why he isn't proud of it (6:50). Then, a fired-up Ben Askren gives Ariel a list of who he's willing to fight next and also rants about how no one wants to fight him (24:42). Plus, he dishes on the beef between he and Dillon Danis. Next, Anthony Pettis' coach, Duke Roufus, talks to Ariel about Askren's rise, Pettis' progress and what motivates fighters today (48:43). After that, Ariel catches up with "Ragin' Al" Al Iaquinta, who talks about his side jobs and potential upcoming fights after revealing he stayed in on St. Patrick's Day to ensure he'd be in good condition for this interview (1:03:14). Then, bantamweight Nathaniel Wood talks about his London win and the struggles he faces trying to make weight (1:21:20). Next, Marc "Bone Crusher" Diakiese discusses Saturday's win and how much he needed it (1:35:52). Then, "Meatball" Molly McCann updates Ariel on her health and when she may fight next (1:50:40). Then, featherweight Arnold Allen talks about going 5-0 in the UFC and his unusual relationship with his family (2:02:02). Next, Ariel welcomes lightweight Corey Anderson to get the skinny on why the Alexander Gustafsson fight fell through (2:15:25). He also explains what makes him who he is and why he's been so happy lately. Then, Leon Edwards talks to Ariel about his win over Gunnar Nelson and the Masvidal incident and why he isn't pressing charges (2:36:46). Before Ariel announces some breaking news (3:14:18), AJ Agazarm discusses the latest in MMA and his insatiable work ethic (2:54:25).
The MMA Reporters: Episode 9: 3/13/19
Ariel is joined by NewYorkRic and Phil Murphy to talk about Conor McGregor's arrest from all angles, McGregor vs. Cerrone slipping away, a potential Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz rematch, Anthony Smith's quick turnaround, this weekend's UFC card in London and more.
The MMA Reporters: Episode 8: 3/6/19
Ariel is joined by NewYorkRic and Phil Murphy to talk about BJ Penn's return, who Kamaru Usman should fight next, Tyron Woodley's future, Ben Askren's win over Lawler, Anthony Smith's decision to not take the DQ against Jon Jones, Mirko Cro Cop's retirement and much more.
Episode 36: Woodley, Askren, Covington, Holloway, Sanchez, Dern, Walker, many more: 3/4/19
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with a recap of UFC 235. Then, Ariel is joined by welterweight Ben Askren, who discusses his first career UFC victory over Robbie Lawler and why he doesn't need to fight him again (8:10). Plus, he opens up about his rocky relationship with Dana White. Next, an animated Colby Covington details what really happened between he and Kamaru Usman Sunday and why he no longer feels safe in Vegas (29:27). After that, Ariel welcomes Johnny Walker on to discuss why he isn't satisfied with his TKO win, the dislocated shoulder that followed, and if he thinks he's ready to fight Jon Jones (51:38). Then, Ariel and Max Holloway preview UFC 236 and talk about Holloway's improved social media presence (1:03:35). After giving some updates from the MMA world, Ariel welcomes one of Jones' coaches, Mike Winkeljohn, to break down the Anthony Smith fight and provide updates on some of his other clients, including Holly Holm (1:34:40). Then, welterweight Tyron Woodley discusses Saturday night's loss, his respect for Usman, and his new rap album (1:47:06). Next, Brandon Gibson, Jones' striking coach, discusses Jones' Saturday night win and the challenges Smith presented (2:08:26). Henri Hooft, Usman's coach, then discusses Saturday night's win and the first UFC championship he's been a part of (2:19:42). After that, welterweight Diego Sanchez talks about his decision to move weight classes and how he hopes to "change the game for all fighters," (2:32:53). Lastly, UFC fighter Mackenzie Dern talks about her pregnancy, how it will affect the future of her fighting career, and how she hopes to become the first mother to hoist a UFC belt (2:54:40).
Hour 2: UFC 235 Preview Show: 3/2/19
Ariel takes more callers, who ask about Jon Jones' health and Anthony Smith's chances of winning tonight. Plus, reigning Bellator lightweight defending champion Michael Chandler calls in to discuss his various connections to tonight's card. New York Ric then joins Ariel on set to tackle more questions from callers.
Hour 1: UFC 235 Preview Show: 3/2/19
Ariel is LIVE from Vegas ahead of UFC 235 and takes a number of calls pertaining to tonight's bouts. Plus, Jon Jones' striking coach, Brandon Gibson, joins to discuss Jones' preparation for tonight's fight against Anthony Jones. Gibson says Jones is focused and ready and that he isn't buying into all of the hype around him.
The MMA Reporters: Episode 7: 2/27/19
On this week's episode, Ariel is joined by Jeff Wagenheim and Greg Rosenstein to talk about all things UFC 235, Poirier vs. Holloway for the interim belt, GSP vs. Khabib and much more.
Episode 35: Whittaker, Kron, Poirier, Zahabi, Stephens, Gallagher, PFL on ESPN announcement and many more: 2/25/19
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with the breaking news of Dillon Danis' suspension and the weekend announcement of Georges St-Pierre's retirement. Then, heavyweight "Skyscraper" Stefan Struve discusses his retirement (13:41). After that, bantamweight James Gallagher discusses his weekend win at Bellator 217 in Dublin, when he might fight next, and the advice Conor McGregor gave him (29:50). Next, strawweight Tatiana Suarez speculates about a fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk (48:10). Ariel's mystery guests, Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison and PFL CEO Peter Murray, join in-studio to announce the breaking news about the PFL's 2-year deal with ESPN (1:03:15). After that, lightweight Dustin Poirier talks about his preparations for his UFC 236 fight with Max Holloway (1:33:14). Then, St-Pierre's coach, Firas Zahabi, sheds some light on why now is the time for GSP to step away from the octagon (1:48:20). "Ice Cream Kron" Gracie talks about his bursting onto the scene (2:10:55) and then featherweight Jeremy Stephens previews his UFC 235 matchup with Zabit Magomedsharipov and also opens up about his inspirational journey (2:28:20). Then, lightweight Paul Felder gives a health update following surgery on his collapsed lung (2:45:15). Last but not least, Robert Whittaker talks about the collapsed bowel that forced him to miss the UFC 234 headliner against Kelvin Gastelum (2:54:28).
The MMA Reporters: Episode 6: 2/20/19
On this week's episode, Ariel is joined by Jeff Wagenheim and Greg Rosenstein to talk about Georges St-Pierre's decision to retire, his legacy, the Khabib Nurmagomedov that didn't materialize and much more on GSP. Plus, they discuss the Gastelum vs. Adesanya interim title fight and Francis Ngannou knocking out Cain Velasquez.
Episode 34: Namajunas, Ngannou, Miocic, MVP, Sterling, Attar, Coker, many more: 2/18/19
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off recapping Sunday night's UFC action, which was headlined by heavyweight Francis Ngannou's 26-second knockout of Cain Velasquez. Then, "The Silent Assassin" Vicente Luque joins fresh off an exciting win (09:47), Bellator President Scott Coker (28:10), former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic talks about a potential bout with Daniel Cormier (47:30) and Audie Attar of Paradigm Sports Management discusses when two of his clients, Conor McGregor and Cyborg, next fights might happen (1:04:20). Then, Francis Ngannou recaps his big win (1:22:30) and Alijamain Sterling joins the show (1:52:00) followed by UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas (2:11:40), Michael "Venom" Page (2:28:08), UFC welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio (2:41:55) and Jimmy Crute a week removed from his UFC 234 victory (2:53:28).
The MMA Reporters: Episode 5: 2/13/19
On this week's episode, Ariel Helwani is joined by NewYorkRic and Phil Murphy. The panel discusses the UFC's middleweight title picture, Anderson Silva's future, Conor McGregor's options, MVP vs. Daley not happening in the UK, the return of Cain Velasquez, Kron Gracie's UFC debut and much more.
Episode 33: Gastelum, Adesanya, MVP/Daley IN STUDIO, Ngannou, Lee, Vick & many more: 2/11/19
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off discussing the UFC 234 aftermath then fresh off defending herself from a brutal attempted robbery Polyana Viana joins (11:40), UFC Lightweight James Vick (26:30), UFC Lightweight Kevin Lee (41:50), Michael "Venom" Page in studio (57:00), Paul "Semtex" Daley in studio (1:40:45), UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou (2:24:05), UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum (2:38:38) and fresh off his UFC 234 win Israel Adesanya (2:57:00).
UFC 234 Pre-Fight Show: 2/9/19
Ariel Helwani reacts to news that Robert Whittaker has pulled out of UFC 234. Plus, he talks to Chael Sonnen, Alex Volkanovski, Derek Brunson, Ali Abdelaziz, & Brett Okamoto.
The MMA Reporters: Episode 4: 2/6/19
On this week's episode, Ariel Helwani is joined by ESPN's Jeff Wagenheim and Phil Murphy to discuss Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum, Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya, what the next moves should be at 135 and 125, the ongoing Cormier-Miocic feud, Jose Aldo's future and much more.
Episode 32: Whittaker, Adesanya, Askren, Lobov, Moraes, Abdelaziz, many more: 2/4/19
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with Johnny Walker fresh off a 15 second TKO win (9:25), UFC bantamweight Marlon Moraes (24:00), UFC bantamweight Aspen Ladd (43:23), after his official UFC press conference debut Ben Askren (52:45), UFC featherweight Artem Lobov (1:1300), UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev (1:37:00), manager to the stars Ali Abdelaziz (1:58:45), UFC welterweight Leon Edwards (2:23:35), UFC middleweight Israel Adesanya (2:33:25) and UFC middleweight Robert Whittaker (2:53:23).
The MMA Reporters: Episode 3: 1/30/19
NewYorkRic, Jeff Wagenheim and Ariel Helwani talk about the NAC suspensions for Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor and friends, Nurmagomedov and McGregor's future, Jon Jones' hearing, Max Holloway's social media skills and much more.
Episode 31: Bader, Till, Masvidal, Holm, Gaethje, Mighty Mouse, Werdum, many more): 1/28/19
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Champion Ryan Bader (7:30), Bellator MMA Heavyweight Jake Hager (32:45), UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum (47:45), UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje (1:30:00), former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm (1:42:27), UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal (2:05:00), UFC welterweight Darren Till (2:21:00), Bellator's Henry "Okay" Corrales (2:36:00) and ONE Championship flyweight Demetrious Johnson (2:55:20).
The MMA Reporters: Episode 2: 1/23/19
ESPN's Phil Murphy, Greg Rosenstein and Ariel Helwani discuss about what's next for Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw, McGregor vs. Cerrone, Greg Hardy's future, the conclusion of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, Jack Swagger's debut and more.
Episode 30: Cejudo, Dillashaw, Pettis, Wonderboy, VanZant, Calderwood, many more: 1/21/19
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off recapping the inaugural UFC card on ESPN and speaks with UFC Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo coming off of the fastest finish in flyweight history (9:17). Then interviews with UFC flyweight Paige VanZant (36:00), UFC Bantamweight Cory Sandhagen (51:20), UFC Lightweight Anthony Pettis (1:08:00), UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson (1:21:01), UFC women's flyweight Joanne Calderwood (1:40:30), UFC Bantamweight Marlon Moraes (1:58:47), after announcing his final fight UFC featherweight Dennis Bermudez (2:16:25) and fresh off controversial loss TJ Dillashaw (2:42:00).
The MMA Reporters: Episode 1: 1/16/19
On this premiere episode of the show, Brett Okamoto, Jeff Wagenheim and Ariel Helwani discuss the UFC's debut on ESPN, Greg Hardy's first UFC fight, covering Hardy, the stakes going into Cejudo vs. Dillashaw, Till vs. Masvidal, Pettis vs. Wonderboy and much more.
Episode 29: Woodley, Usman, Lewis, Garbrandt, Smith, Lawlor, more: 1/14/19
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off from a new studio in Bristol CT with TJ Dillashaw's HC Duane Ludwig (7:00), some heat from Henry Cejudo's HC Eric Albarracin (30:30), "Filthy" Tom Lawler (51:45), UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman (1:25:30), UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith (1:47:00), UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis (2:07:40), UFC Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt (2:27:30) and the reigning UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (2:46:15).
Post-Show: Episode 27: 1/7/19
Ariel and NewYorkRic talk about Colby Covington getting snubbed, Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith, Floyd Mayweather's win over Tenshin Nasukawa, Cris Cyborg's future, our 2018 awards and much more.
Episode 28: Covington, Velasquez, Ostovich, Zingano, Calderwood, Anderson in studio and more: 1/7/19
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with UFC Welter weight Colby Covington to discuss his title shot snub (4:30), UFC Women's Flyweight Joanne Calderwood (27:15), UFC Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson in studio (46:00), an update from UFC women's featherweight Cat Zingano (1:28:50), the return of former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez (1:49:00), UFC women's flyweight Rachael Ostovich (2:04:30), fresh off of retirement Sean O'connell (2:25:40), and UFC lightweight Alex Hernandez discussing the ESPN inaugural card (2:48:30).
The 2018 Helwani Nose Awards: 1/1/19
Ariel Helwani looks back at the year that was in MMA by handing out 19 awards. Categories include: male and female fighter of the year, knockout of the year, submission of the year, fight of the year, coach of the year, event of the year, poster of the year and much more. Special guests and award winners join the show throughout. In addition, UFC on ESPN+ headliners Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw stop by in what turned out to be a heated interview.
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show: Best of 2018: 12/24/18
On this special episode of Ariel Helwani's MMA Show, we rounded up the best moments from a memorable year, including interviews with Anderson Silva, Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier, Matt Hughes, Chris Eubank, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Royce Gracie, Jon Jones, Max Holloway, other champions, rising stars, living legends and many more.
Post-Show: Episode 26 : 12/17/18
Ariel and NewYorkRic discuss another busy day on the show, Bellator's Hawaiian debut, the final UFC on FOX card, the UFC's welterweight mess, their big New Year's Eve show plans and more.
Episode 26: Belfort in studio, Cruz, Iaquinta, MacFarlane, Covington, Lee, many more : 12/17/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with UFC lightweights Edson Barboza (3:34) & Kevin Lee (15:00), UFC women's flyweight Jessica-Rose Clark (31:00), Al Iaquinta (47:24), Colby Covington (1:13:34), fresh off a huge win in her homeland Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (1:31:55), Michael Chandler (1:57:12), a very emotional Dominick Cruz (2:14:05), and the inspirational Vitor Belfort in-studio (2:47:00).
Post-Show: Episode 25 Post Show : 12/10/18
Ariel and NewYorkRic discuss a busy day on the show, in particular with the welterweights, the UFC Brooklyn additions, Max Holloway's win, what's next for Valentina Shevchenko, a busy weekend coming up and more.
Episode 25: Woodley, Askren, Lynch, Usman, Northcutt, Edgar, many more: 12/10/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with the UFC Women's Flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko (6:30), UFC Flyweight Jessica Eye (24:30), Bellator MMA Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (42:00), fresh off the Dana White comments UFC Welterweight Champ Tyron Woodley (1:05:00), the undefeated Ben Askren (1:30:00), UFC Featherweight Dan Ige (1:49:00), WWE Smackdown Champ Becky Lynch (2:06:00), ONE Championship's Sage Northcutt (2:30:10), the pride of South Africa Don Madge (2:50:51), Frankie Edgar (3:06:00) and a surprise call from Kamaru Usman (3:19:25).
Post Show: Episode 24: 12/3/18
Ariel and NewYorkRic discuss an emotional day on the show, a busy weekend in MMA, the Wilder-Fury fight, Sage Northcutt signing with ONE Championship, Daley vs. MVP in Connecticut, UFC 231 and much more.
Episode 24: Holloway, Ortega, Weidman in studio, Hunt, Usman, Ranallo, many more: 12/3/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with the undefeated number one contender Kamaru Usman (8:00) then conversations with One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong (30:40), Brian Ortega (52:24), the Feather Weight champ Max Holloway (1:10:25), Gunnar Nelson (1:33:00), huge news from Jake Hager (1:47:00), fresh off the Wilder/Fury fight Mauro Ranallo (2:05:30), Chris Weidman in studio (2:39:15), Mark Hunt (3:14:00) and Breaking News from Austin Vanderford (3:28:05).
Post-Show: Episode 23: 11/26/18
Ariel and NewYorkRic discuss Jon Jones' in-studio interview, Tito Ortiz knocking out Chuck Liddell, the future of Golden Boy MMA, UFC Beijing results, a busy upcoming weekend in MMA and more.
Episode 23: Jones in studio, Ortiz, Ngannou, Overeem, Hackleman, Smolka, more: 11/26/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with a recap of the Liddell-Ortiz fight with Chuck Liddell's coach John Hackelman (10:25) then speaks with the victor of the bout Tito Ortiz (28:10). Plus, UFC Heavyweight Francis Ngannou (47:30), UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem (1:10:17), Jon Bones Jones in studio (1:32:11), PFL President Carlos Silva (2:07:22), UFC Bantamweight Louis Smolka (2:36:50) and a show debut with Deron Winn (2:59:00).
Post-Show: Episode 22: 11/19/18
Ariel and NewYorkRic recap a memorable day on the show, AJ Agazarm signing with Bellator, UFC's debut in Argentina, Liddell vs. Oritz 3 this weekend, Blaydes - NGannou 2, Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey and more.
Episode 22: Liddell, Ortiz, Perry, MacDonald, Ponzinibbio, Borg, Agazarm in studio, many more: 11/19/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with #10 Welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio (8:05), then a big announcement from AJ Agazarm in the studio (27:20). Plus, Bellator MMA's Rory MacDonald (1:26:25), a heartfelt conversation with Ray Borg (1:43:32), UFC Welterweight Mike Perry (2:04:40), a preview of the upcoming bout with Tito Ortiz (2:19:41) & Chuck Liddell (2:41:42), UFC Middleweight Dan Kelly (2:59:40), and Ian Heinisch (3:14:05).
Post-Show: Episode 21: 11/12/18
Ariel and NewYorkRic discuss a busy day on the show, including a celebration on UFC's 25th anniversary, the upcoming bout between Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw, the potential removal of the Flyweight division, and more.
Episode 21: Rodriguez, Dillashaw, Cejudo, Gracie, Romero, Moraes, and many more: 11/12/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with a very special happy birthday salute to the UFC with UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie (5:12), then welcomes UFC Straw-weight Maycee Barber (30:30), UFC Flyweight Champ Henry Cejudo (47:36), Izzy Martinez (1:11:15), the first women's Bantamweight Champ Germaine de Randamie (1:33:43), recently released Jose Torres (1:47:36), #4 ranked Bantamweight Marlon Moraes (2:05:30), reigning Bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw (2:25:50), #1 ranked Middleweight contender Yoel Romero (2:34:50), and fresh off of a stunning KO Yair Rodriguez (3:11:00).
Post-Show: Episode 20: 11/5/18
Ariel and NewYorkRic discuss a busy day on the show, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Tenshin Nasukawa, UFC 230, what's next for Daniel Cormier, UFC Denver and much more.
Episode 20: Cormier, Adesanya & Abdelaziz & Eubanks in studio, Miocic, Cannonier and more: 11/5/18
This week on Ariel Helwani's MMA show, Ariel welcomes former World Champion Kickboxer Javier Mendez (5:19) via skype, UFC Lightweight and Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier (32:10), UFC Middleweight Jared Cannonier (56:37), UFC former champion and Heavyweight Stipe Miocic (1:11:50), UFC Middleweight Isreal Adesanya in studio (1:23:41), UFC Manager Ali Adelaziz (2:12:20) in studio and UFC Women's Flyweight Sijara Eubanks (3:09:00) to the show.
Post-Show: Episode 19: 10/29/18
Ariel is joined ESPN's Chamatakar Sandhu to discuss the Demetrious Johnson for Ben Askren trade, UFC 230, Anthony Smith's big win in Moncton, Yair Rodriguez replacing Frankie Edgar and much more.
Episode 19: Cormier & Adesanya & Minton in studio, Mighty Mouse, Askren, Smith, Kawa, more: 10/29/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with one half of the historic trade and recently acquired UFC Welterweight Ben Askren (3:50), newly minted ONE Championship and former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (26:00), First Round Management's Malki Kawa (59:00), UFC legend and current double champ Daniel Cormier in studio (1:10:30), nutritionist to the MMA stars Tyler Minton in studio (2:03:00), UFC Middleweight Israel Adesanya in studio (2:38:30) and UFC Light Heavyweight contender Anthony Smith (3:19:40).
Artem Lobov Exclusive: 10/22/18
In his first interview in months, Lobov talks about the genesis of his feud with Khabib Nurmagomedov, what happened in Brooklyn, the road to UFC 229, the melee afterwards, why he decided to stay in the UFC, and why he won't rest until he fights Zubaira Tukhugov.
Post-Show: Episode 18: 10/22/18
NewYorkRic checks in from his vacation in Hawaii to preview UFC Moncton. The guys also talk about who's really winning in the Khabib-Conor aftermath, the PFL playoffs, Weidman vs. Jacare and more.
Episode 18: Alvarez & Mayer in studio, Till, Weidman, Iaquinta, Bader, Shevchenko, more: 10/22/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman (2:30), Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader (24:35), UFC Lightweight Al Iaquinta (39:15), UFC's Megan Anderson (57:00), Former Olympian and Women's Super-Featherweight Boxer Mikaela Mayer in studio (1:12:00), UFC Middleweight/Welterweight Darren Till (1:53:45), ONE Championship's Eddie Alvarez in studio (2:11:00) and UFC's Valentina Shevchenko (2:55:15).
Post-Show: Episode 17: 10/15/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic recap Bellator's big weekend, more Khabib vs. Conor aftermath, Jones vs. Gustafsson 2, Cormier vs. Lewis, and much more.
Episode 17: St-Pierre, Cormier, Jedrzejczyk, Poirier, Masvidal, Riddle, many more: 10/15/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with a recap of the weekend in MMA (2:00), Bellator's Mandel Nallo (15:40), UFC Heavy and Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier (26:00), UFC Welterweight Jorge Masvidal (51:40), UFC legend Georges St-Pierre (1:02:20), Jon Jones' MMA coach Mike Winkeljohn (1:32:20), UFC Lightweight contender Dustin Poirier (1:48:00), WWE's Matt Riddle (2:03:05), newly retired UFC Lightweight Evan Dunham (2:25:45), UFC Flyweight Joanna Jdrzejczyk (2:41:45) and Bellator's Mike Kimbel (3:04:00).
Post-Show: Episode 16: 10/8/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic discuss Khabib vs. Conor, the post-fight brawl, what's next for both men, the rest of the UFC 229 card, UFC 230 and much more.
Episode 16: Sonnen/Mitrione in studio, Lewis, Rockhold, Hughes, Eubank, Lee, more: 10/8/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with the recap of the week including the fallout of UFC 229 (2:00), former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold (28:00), Bellator Heavyweight Chael Sonnen in studio (47:45), UFC Heavyweight Derrick Lewis (1:30:20), UFC legend Matt Hughes & Filmmaker Rory Karpf (1:55:35), UFC Lightweight Kevin Lee (2:14:12), Bellator Heavyweight Matt Mitrione in studio (2:31:30), former WBO Middleweight and Super-Middleweight champion Chris Eubank (3:27:10).
Post-Show: Episode 15: 10/1/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic discuss a busy day for the show, all things 229, Bellator 206, the search for an MSG main event, and much more.
Episode 15: Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier, many more: 10/1/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with the recap of the week including the madness of 230 and Bellator 206 (2:00), Bellator Welterweight Douglas Lima (17:10), UFC Light Heavyweight Dominick Reyes (32:45), UFC Women's Bantamweight contender Aspen Ladd (49:00), reigning UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier (1:03:15), reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (1:33:10), Bellator Featherweight Aaron Pico (1:55:30), UFC Strawweight contender Michelle Waterson (2:09:50), UFC Bantamweight contender Sean O'Malley (2:21:00), the voice of the UFC Jon Anik (2:36:20), Bellator Heavyweight Quinton Rampage Jackson (2:57:45), reigning Bellator Middleweight Champion Gegard Mousasi (3:18:25), former UFC Featherweight & Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor (3:38:20).
Post-Show: Episode 14: 9/24/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic discuss the 229 press conference, the road to Khabib-McGregor, Jon Jones' return, UFC 230, Mousasi vs. MacDonald, UFC Sao Paulo, much more.
Episode 14: Harrison in studio, T. McGregor, Kawa, Gustafsson, Tate, Anders, Ngannou, many more: 9/24/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with MMA journalist Peter Carroll (7:00), First Round Management's Malki Kawa (29:30), UFC Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson (51:00), UFC Heavyweight Francis Ngannou (1:06:40), Bellator Welterweight Champion Rory MacDonald (1:24:00), UFC legend Rashad Evans (1:40:00), Conor McGregor's father Tony McGregor (1:55:50), former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate (2:14:00) UFC Light Heavyweight Eryk Anders (2:31:00) and PFL Lightweight Kayla Harrison in studio. (2:39:30)
Post-Show: Episode 13: 9/17/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic discuss GGG-Canelo 2, UFC Moscow, this week's UFC 229 press conference, the return of BJ Penn, the show's new logo and UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo.
Episode 13: Cyborg, Jedrzejczyk, Liddell, Suarez, Rumble, many more: 9/17/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with UFC Middleweight contender Eryk Anders (2:45), UFC commentator John Gooden (9:35), UFC Strawweight Joanna Jedrzejczyk (27:00), UFC legend Chuck Liddell (45:50), UFC Featherweight Ryan Hall (1:14:10), UFC Strawweight Tatiana Suarez (1:31:40), former UFC Light Heavyweight Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson (2:05:05), UFC Heavyweight Alexey Oleynik (2:29:25) and current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg Justino (2:49:50).
Post-Show: Episode 12: 9/10/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic talk about the state of the women's flyweight division, what's next for Valentina Shevchenko, Woodley-Covington, all things UFC 228, Fight Night Moscow and much more.
Episode 12: Woodley, Shevchenko, Covington, Punk, Sanchez, Gonzalez in studio, many more: 9/10/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with reigning, defending UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley (4:30), UFC Lightweight Jim Miller (32:30), UFC Welterweight Colby Covington (50:35), UFC Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko (1:08:50), UFC Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling (1:31:20), CM Punk (1:48:40), UFC Welterweight Diego Sanchez (2:12:20) and IFC Strawweight Pearl Gonzalez in studio (2:35:25).
Post-Show: Episode 11: 9/4/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic discuss Golden Boy MMA, Logan Paul-Sage Northcutt, Invicta 31, Paddy Pimblett's loss, UFC 228 betting lines and answer your questions.
Episode 11: De La Hoya, Northcutt, Perry, Usman, Faber, Iaquinta, many more: 9/4/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with the Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya (4:00), UFC Lightweight James Vick (27:00), UFC Welterweight Mike Platinum Perry (48:10), UFC Welterweight Stephen Thompson (1:08:30), Boxing and MMA coach Trevor Wittman (1:27:50), former UFC Bantamweight & Featherweight Urijah Faber (1:51:00), UFC Welterweight Kamaru Usman (2:12:30), UFC Lightweight & Welterweight Sage Northcutt (2:29:30) and Al Iaquinta (2:53:00).
Post-Show: Episode 10: 8/27/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic discuss the betting angle of UFC Fight Night 135 in Lincoln (2:00), the guys answer your questions (13:40) and much more.
Episode 10: Woodley, Gaethje, Pettis, Calderwood, Chandler, Ellenberger, many more: 8/27/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with UFC Lightweight Justin Gaethje (5:00), UFC Flyweight Joanne Calderwood (22:30), UFC Middleweight Eryk Anders (40:30), former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis (54:50), UFC Featherweight Bryce Mitchell describes his injury (1:10:30), UFC Lightweight Kajan Johnson (1:30:00), reigning UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley (1:45:35), UFC Light Heavyweight Jimi Manuwa talks Paul vs KSI (2:08:45), UFC Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera (2:21:15), UFC Welterweight Mickey Gall (2:32:25), Bellator Lightweight Michael Chandler (2:46:40) and Jake Ellenberger retires (3:03:45).
Episode 9: Romero, Gallagher & Macfarlane & Chalmers in studio, Oezdemir, more: 8/20/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with Bellator's Ricky Bandejas (6:30), Henry Cejudo's head coach Eric Albarracin (26:15), Bellator Flyweight Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (51:30), Bellator's James Gallagher (1:29:15), Bellator's Aaron Chalmers (2:10:40), UFC Light Heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir (2:42:30), UFC Middleweight Yoel Romero (3:04:00).
Episode 8: Mighty Mouse, O'Malley, PVZ, Moraes, Lee, Blaydes, many more: 8/13/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (4:50), UFC Bantamweight Marlon Moraes (31:00), UFC Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes (50:30), UFC Welterweight Mickey Gall (1:06:20), UFC Lightweight Alex Hernandez (1:28:00), UFC Flyweight Paige VanZant (1:48:00), UFC Heavyweight Corey Anderson (2:10:00), UFC Welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio (2:38:30), UFC Middleweight Derek Brunson (2:57:30), UFC Lightweight Kevin Lee (3:15:00), UFC Bantamweight Sean O'Malley (3:35:15), New York Ric breaks down fan questions, today's show and much more (3:55:00).
Episode 7: Cejudo, Dillashaw, Covington, Cruz, Danis in studio, Roddy, many more : 8/6/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show kicks off with TJ Dillashaw's coach Duane Ludwig (8:00), the new UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo (29:55), the interim UFC Welterweight Champion Colby Covington (53:45), UFC Lightweight Dustin Poirier (1:10:30), AKA founder and MMA coach Javier Mendez (1:28:30), Conor McGregor's striking coach Rowdy Owen Roddy (1:48:45), Dillon Danis in studio (2:13:00), former two-time UFC Bantamweight Dominick Cruz (3:02:25), reigning defending UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw (3:32:15), UFC Bantamweight Raphael Assuncao (3:52:00), New York Ric stops by to break down his Ric's Picks, UFC 227 and much more. (4:18:00).
Episode 6: Holloway, Henry, Dillashaw, Joanna, Usman, many more: 7/30/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show kicks off with MMA coach Mark Henry (6:15), UFC Strawweight Joanna Jdrzejczyk (29:45), Nick Newell (49:20), UFC's Darren Till sends a video message (1:07:00), UFC's Katlyn Chookagian (1:10:40), former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman (1:30:15), UFC Light Heavyweight Ilir Latifi (1:49:30), reigning UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway (2:08:00), UFC Flyweight Henry Cejudo (2:37:30), UFC's Kamaru Usman (2:55:30), current UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw (3:11:30), Jared Gordon (3:29:00), New York Ric joins to talk UFC 227, questions of the day, Ric's picks (4:05:00) and much more.
Episode 5: Woodley, Silva, Sonnen & Fedor in studio, Gustafsson, and much more: 7/23/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with UFC Light Heavyweight Anthony Smith (2:10), ESPN and Bellator's Chael Sonnen in studio (18:10), UFC Flyweight Joanne Calderwood (1:10:00), UFC Middleweight Paulo Costa (1:33:00), UFC's Cat Zingano (1:50:10), UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley (2:11:30), former UFC Champion Anderson Silva (2:39:00), former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar (2:53:20), UFC Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson (3:01:00), MMA legend and Bellator Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko in studio (3:12:30), Austin Vanderford (3:44:40), UFC Featherweight Alex Volkanovski (4:02:50), Ali Abdelaziz (4:22:10), New York Ric stops by with the questions of the day (4:50:15) and more.
Episode 4: Miocic, Cyborg, JDS, Ngannou and more: 7/16/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with UFC Featherweight Chad Mendes (7:00), former UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic (26:00), UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes (49:00), UFC Heavyweight Francis Ngannou (1:10:10), Daniel Cormier's boxing coach Rosendo Sanchez (1:35:15), UFC Lightweight Paul Felder (1:58:20), UFC's Jessica Aguilar (2:17:30), former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos (2:31:00), UFC's Sage Northcutt (2:53:20), UFC's Tai Tuivasa & Tyson Pedro (3:13:50), UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker (3:34:00), UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg (3:58:00), NewYorkRic jumps in with the questions of the day (4:27:00) and more.
Episode 3: Cormier, Ortega, Mighty Mouse, and more: 7/9/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show kicks off with a recap of an MMA-packed weekend (1:00), UFC's Light Heavy and Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier (35:45), the Black Beast Derrick Lewis (58:45), UFC's Michael Chiesa (1:18:20), UFC Middleweight Israel Adesanya (1:32:15), Violent Bob Ross Luis Peņa (1:50:20), UFC's Brian Ortega (2:09:00), UFC Light Heavyweight Anthony Smith (2:42:26), UFC Featherweight Jeremy Stephens (3:04:50), defending UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (3:25:55), UFC Light Heavyweight Khalil Rountree (3:47:47), TUF Champion Brad Katona (4:04:27), UFC's Mike Platinum Perry (4:20:40), FRM's Malki Kawa (4:35:55), NewYorkRIc with the results of the International Fight Week Draft and more (5:03:57).
Episode 2: Gracie in studio, Ortiz, Iaquinta, Perry, Gaethje, and much more.: 7/2/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show kicks off with current Bellator Women's Flyweight World Champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (2:30), Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks (14:00), UFC Lightweight Paul Felder (34:58), UFC's Al Iaquinta (45:10), Bellator's James Gallagher (1:05:30), UFC Lightweight James Vick (1:23:25), UFC Welterweight Mike Platinum Perry (1:37:50), UFC Flyweight Jessica Eye (1:57:20), UFC Lightweight Justin Gaethje (2:22:00), UFC sisters Valentina and Antonina Shevchenko (2:45:00), former UFC Light heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz (3:04:10), UFC's Yair Rodriguez (3:31:00), Renzo Gracie in studio (3:40:00) and the International Fight Week draft with NewYorkRic and Brett Okamoto (4:50:00).
Episode 1: A New Chapter: 6/25/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show debuts with a star studded cast led by ESPN's Brett Okamoto (5:00), defending UFC Light-Heavyweight Champ Daniel Cormier (25:00), Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (48:00), reigning UFC Heavyweight Champ Stipe Miocic (1:05:00), Brian Ortega (1:27:00), defending UFC Strawweight Champ Rose Namajunas (1:53:10), UFC Featherweight Champ Max "Blessed" Holloway (2:13:15), former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Rashad Evans (2:31:40), The Black Beast Derrick Lewis (2:56:50), the newest member of Bellator MMA Lyoto Machida (3:14:40), 2x Olympian Kayla Harrison (3:32:30), former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett (3:53:40), UFC Welterweight Leon Edwards (4:26:30) and the return of New York Ric with Twitter questions using #HelwaniShow (4:41:30).
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