Just last month, Daniel Cormier’s partner in crime, Ariel Helwani, left ESPN for a slew of new deals across the mixed martial arts world. While their split was sad, it appears that the two have a lot to look forward. At Vox, Helwani will return to host The MMA Hour. Meanwhile, Cormier is launching a new show called DC & RC. Together, the two will talk about MMA, football and much more. In addition, ESPN will beef up its MMA coverage by having Jorge Sedano join Chael Sonnen for their new show, The Chael Sonnen Show with Jorge Sedano. The newly formed duo will discuss “the most interesting stories in the world of MMA–past, present and future.”
“Our team is fired up to bring these two new shows to our fans. We’ll be providing fun, unique and insightful MMA content throughout the week across every ESPN platform,” Glenn Jacobs of ESPN said.
“Everyone knows how great DC and Chael are. Adding Ryan and Jorge to the mix brings new perspectives and personalities to our MMA coverage. This is an exciting new era for ESPN and MMA fans.”
The Chael Sonnen Show with Jorge Sedano kicked off on July 5 and will air semiweekly on ESPN+. Meanwhile, DC & RC will debut on July 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of UFC 264 in Paradise, Nevada. Episodes will be available on ESPN+ and ESPN’s YouTube channel.
Very excited to announce my new show and new partner @Realrclark25 super bowl champion, huge mma fan and a chance to talk sports in general. Very exciting. Find us on YouTube, ESPN+ and everywhere you get your podcasts. First show live this Thursday from #ufc264 #louisianaboys pic.twitter.com/gReFnz73f9
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 6, 2021