Ariel Helwani's MMA Show

By ESPN, MMA, Ariel Helwani

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Brett Okamoto keeps track of the MMA world and more.


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EPISODES LIST
03.20.2019

Episode 38: Masvidal, Edwards, Askren, Iaquinta, McCann, Diakiese, Agazarm, Roufus, many more

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).

03.18.2019
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03.06.2019

Episode 36: Woodley, Askren, Covington, Holloway, Sanchez, Dern, Walker, many more

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).

03.04.2019
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02.27.2019

Episode 35: Whittaker, Kron, Poirier, Zahabi, Stephens, Gallagher, PFL on ESPN announcement and many more

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).

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The MMA Reporters: Episode 10

03.20.2019

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 ...