Daniel Cormier Gives Huge Update on His Future With ESPN After Departure of Ariel Helwani

Published 07/07/2021, 8:25 AM EDT
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 17: Daniel Cormier is interviewed after his TKO loss to Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 241 event at the Honda Center on August 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC champion Daniel Cormier recently revealed his new ESPN MMA show. Ever since the long-running ‘DC and Helwani’ show ended after Ariel Helwani parted ways with ESPN, fans had been speculating whether ‘DC’ would continue on with the show.

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Now, Cormier has finally revealed that he will do a new MMA show on ESPN with former NFL star Ryan Clark. ‘DC’ took to Instagram to share this news. He wrote, “Hey guys, I’ve been asked about what I was gonna do once my show with Ariel ended and I am happy to announce I’ll be doing a show with @realrclark.”

“Ryan is an NFL Super Bowl Champ with the Pittsburgh Steelers and a massive MMA fan! I’m so excited about this opportunity and to be able to discuss not only MMA with him but sports in general. Hope you guys show love and support Ryan and I as you always have. Thank you to everyone at @espn for making this happen. It’s gonna be fun! Our first show will be live from Las Vegas this Thursday, July 8.”

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The new show might be called ‘DC and RC’. It will debut on July 8 from Las Vegas. Ryan Clark also took to Twitter to share his views on the same.

He wrote, “Man listen! I bumped into @dc_mma in the airport years ago, & honestly, I was star-struck. He was bigger than life. Now, I get a chance to work with one of the best there is and we won’t miss. We’ll talk fighting, balling, real-life & everything else. This will be fun!”

Who is Ryan Clark, Daniel Cormier’s partner for the new ESPN MMA Show?

Ryan Clark is a former American football safety who played in the National Football league (NFL). Clark had a successful career in football and even won the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. This show is not Clark’s first broadcasting gig, nor is this his first-time partnership with ESPN.

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As back in March 2015, ESPN signed Clark as an NFL analyst and he regularly appears on NFL Live, Sports Center, and First Take.

Clark is a huge MMA fan and a former athlete. Therefore, it would be interesting to hear his opinions on everything MMA. Furthermore, as stated by ‘DC’, this will give them the opportunity to talk about other sports as well.

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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