Ariel Helwani News

Jan 18, 2017 12:37 pm

Ariel Helwani takes on Conor McGregor in paid live streaming event on January 28

If you think that Conor McGregor needs to fight in the UFC to make money, think again. The savvy businessman is part of something quite clever that his die-hard fans will surely want to be a part of. MMA journalist Ariel Helwani will interview the UFC lightweight champion in a lengthy feature that will be...

Oct 20, 2016 12:45 pm

Ariel Helwani questions the beef between Dana White and Georges St-Pierre

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre may be in the toughest fight of his career and it isn’t even taking place in the Octagon. A battle is currently taking place between St-Pierre and the UFC over contract disputes with St-Pierre and his legal team claiming that they are no longer under contract with the UFC...

Jun 9, 2016 5:24 pm

Dana White cracks up over Ariel Helwani joke

UFC President Dana White has had his moments with MMA journalist Ariel Helwani. Most recently, Helwani and some members from his team were kicked out of UFC 199 and “banned for life” from the UFC. All this came after Helwani broke the news of Brock Lesnar’s return to the UFC before the UFC was able...

Jun 8, 2016 10:20 am

Ariel Helwani disputes Joe Rogan’s explanation of the UFC vs. Helwani

MMA journalist Ariel Helwani made the headlines himself after he made it known that he was kicked out of UFC 199 and “banned for life” after breaking the news of Brock Lesnar’s return at UFC 200 before the promotion could make their big announcement. UFC color commentator Joe Rogan reacted to the news of the...

Jun 6, 2016 8:33 pm

UFC releases statement on Ariel Helwani and team

MMA journalist Ariel Helwani poured his heart out on “The MMA Hour” on Monday. As one of the most familiar faces reporting about the sport of mixed martial arts, many were shocked to hear that Helwani was kicked out and “banned for life” from the UFC after breaking the news of Brock Lesnar’s return at...

Jun 6, 2016 1:47 pm

Dana White addresses Ariel Helwani’s lifetime ban from the UFC

Many were shocked to hear that MMA journalist Ariel Helwani was banned from all UFC events prior to UFC 199’s main event bout between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping over the weekend. Helwani broke the news that Brock Lesnar would be returning to fight in the UFC prior to the UFC making the announcement during...

Jun 5, 2016 8:14 pm

UFC Fighters take to Twitter supporting Ariel Helwani

Yesterday evening Ariel Helwani announced on Twitter that he had been removed from Saturday’s UFC 199 event in Los Angeles by Zuffa staff members prior to the fight cards conclusion and was told that he and his friends were now “banned for life”. I was escorted out of the building by Zuffa staff before the...

Apr 25, 2016 6:50 am

Report: Despite Conor’s tweet, nothing has changed

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor shook up the MMA world once again last night when he took to Twitter to announce that he was back on July’s UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. Happy to announce that I am BACK on UFC 200! Shout out to @danawhite and @lorenzofertitta on getting this one done for...

Apr 19, 2016 3:47 pm

Ariel Helwani says that McGregor’s retirement is real, UFC working on new plan

The MMA world is still trying to make sense of Conor McGregor’s tweet from earlier today, where the current featherweight champ stated that he had “decided to retire young“. Many fans thought and hoped that McGregor’s tweet was some sort of April fools joke or hoax, however,’s Ariel Helwani is saying that sources have...

Mar 28, 2016 4:01 pm

VIDEO | Ariel Helwani talks about parting ways with FOX and his career

Ariel Helwani, one of MMA’s most well-known journalists recently broke news that he was parting ways with FOX. While Helwani has had his share of criticism from fans, fighters, as well as promotional heads including UFC President Dana White, Helwani has also gained a huge following with the fans, fighters, as well as other media...

Feb 7, 2016 10:26 am

Wrap up Video: UFC Fight Night 82 Post-Fight Show

Ariel Helwani spoke with matchmaker Joe Silva after the main-event, his response to Stephen Thompson’s performance last night was it was “a work of art.” Listen to what top analysts Chuck Mindenhall and Ariel Helwani say about the bigger stories in last nights event. *video credit

Feb 1, 2016 11:25 am

Video Breakdown: UFC on FOX 18 Post-Fight Show – The Full Re-Cap

Top analysts Ariel Helwani and Chuck Mindenhall give us the thorough breakdown from the FOX 18 event. Check out what they thought about the action and what might happen as far as the title picture after a heavyweight contender emerged from the event.