Archive: Ariel Helwani

Oct 15, 2014 5:13 am

Chris Weidman Curls Ariel Helwani?

Loading @gpvillante getting up close and personal this morning 😉 @arielhelwani View on Instagram UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman seems to have found a new workout buddy. Hit play and see for yourself.

Jul 3, 2014 8:23 pm

Chris Weidman And Ariel Helwani Beatboxing

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman apparently has some beatboxing skills according to the following video of he and Helwani beatboxing posted on Helwani’s official Twitter. Chris Weidman and I are taking our beatboxing show on the road soon. A taste — http://t.co/dRrC0FqOSG — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 4, 2014


Apr 25, 2014 4:37 pm

Jon Jones: Dana’s no sensei, so whatever

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is set to defend his title against Glover Teixeira tomorrow night at UFC 172 in Baltimore. After a long day full of media obligations, Jones sat down with MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani and asked the journalist for some different questions. Helwani obliged, noting that UFC president Dana White had recently made the case that...

Apr 10, 2014 3:46 pm

Chris Weidman: I’ll be ready by July

On Monday, rating UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman underwent successful surgery on both of his knees. The “All American” is scheduled to defend his title against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 this July. Many fans and media members have had their doubts regarding whether or not Weidman will be fully recovered and ready...

Mar 21, 2014 7:54 am

Barnatt On McGregor: ‘You don’t have to represent the sport badly’

I’m starting to wonder if there’s anyone left in the UFC who doesn’t have some level of drama going on with Connor McGregor. Luke Barnatt, a member of The Ultimate Fighter 17 roster, recently sat down with Jonathan Shrager of MMA.TV and spoke about his issues with McGregor, as well as his fantastic start to his...

Mar 17, 2014 6:34 pm

Injury Almost Caused Johny Hendricks To Pull Out Of UFC Title Fight

We almost never got to see the enthralling battle between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. Johny Hendricks was on The MMA Hour today, and explained how a week-and-a-half old injury reemerged in the first round of his five round war with Lawler. “It’s my elbow,” Hendricks told Ariel Helwani. “It happened actually a week-and-a-half before,...

Jan 30, 2014 5:23 pm

Dana White: Pena’s Injury Worst In MMA History, Male Teammate Assaulted Her

By now you’ve probably heard about the devastating knee injury TUF champion Julianna Pena suffered during training, in which her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus and hamstring were torn. What you probably did not hear, however, is what caused it. During the UFC 169 media scrum, Dana White explained what he heard firsthand from Pena, and...

Jan 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Bellator MMA interested in signing Phillip Brooks (CM Punk)

Ever since an interview last week with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, the MMA world has been a buzz in regards to Phillip Brooks’ (CM Punk) possible transition from pro-wrestling to MMA. News then broke that ‘Punk’ had opted not to resign with his former employer the WWE. Which was then followed by some interesting statements...

Jan 27, 2014 12:56 pm

Rumor’s Swirling About Ariel Helwani’s Cut UFC Access

Where in the world is Ariel Helwani? Outside of his usual stint over at MMAFighting.com, UFC on FOX correspondent Ariel Helwani was absent from his UFC on FOX duties last weekend. Prior to his disappearance, word hit me (from a reliable source) that he was in a spat with UFC officials and removed from his...

Jan 10, 2014 9:11 am

Ken Shamrock Picks Up Bodyguard Duty For Rapper 50 Cent

Apparently MMA legend Ken Shamrock is now working as security detail for a man who probably needs a bodyguard more than most; Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Check it out. @arielhelwani at CES 2day, I saw ken shamrock working as a body guard for 50 cent. pic.twitter.com/vt4DPtH6dq — Adam Beltran (@_betrayer) January 9, 2014 So Shamrock...

Dec 27, 2013 8:40 am

Anderson Silva Say’s There’s A ‘Great Chance’ He Stops Fighting

Anderson “The Spider” Silva, who faces Chris Weidman this Saturday at UFC 168 have met before. In their first battle that took place six months ago at UFC 162, Silva, who is touted by many as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, taunted and mocked Weidman before being knocked unconscious by a left...

Dec 19, 2013 8:51 am

Anderson Silva Open To Coaching With Chael Sonnen On TUF: Brazil

Although it was reported that Anderson Silva had declined Chael Sonnen’s offer to coach alongside him in the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, it seems that is not the end of the story. As reported on UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1 by Ariel Helwani, Silva’s manager Jorge Guimaraes said the former champion...

Dec 18, 2013 12:19 pm

UFC’s Matt Grice Gets Skull Reattached

On the night of Sept. 8, Oklahoma City police officer and UFC featherweight Matt Grice nearly lost his life. While stopped at a red light, he was rear-ended by another driver going 65 MPH. Grice was rushed to Oklahoma University Presbyterian Hospital that night to undergo brain surgery, and part of his skull was removed...

Dec 17, 2013 7:17 am

Firas Zahabi: GSP Had Mixed Feelings About Future Before Carlos Condit Fight

Although only making a definitive decision this past week, it seems Georges St. Pierre had thoughts of retirement dating back more than a year ago. Firas Zahabi, St. Pierre’s coach out of Tristar gym, went on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” to discuss St. Pierre’s mindset this last year. “I think before the [Johny] Hendricks...

Dec 11, 2013 4:01 pm

Thomson Knows Better: Says Pettis Could Have Fought Him On Torn PCL

Josh Thomson has a bone to pick with Anthony Pettis. After Pettis was forced out of a scheduled match up with Thomson due to a PCL injury, Thomson decided to go on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour to blast Pettis for pulling out of their fight. “I kind of figured that he was going to...

Dec 10, 2013 7:41 am

Daniel Cormier On Fighting His Friend Rashad Evans: I Have To Hurt Him

Daniel Cormier, the former Olympic wrestler and current MMA phenom has finally made the decision to go down to light heavyweight after compiling a 13-0 record in the heavyweight division. Unfortunately for him, his first test will be against his friend and former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans. The fight will take place...

Dec 10, 2013 7:24 am

UFC Set To Release New Digital UFC Network As Part Of International Expansion

The UFC announced plans recently to create a digital, subscription based network to broadcast events. The reason for this plan involves the UFC’s  international expansion and the fact that they will be broadcasting more events than usual in the future. The UFC’s Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik went on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour to...

Dec 3, 2013 7:43 am

Forrest Griffin Says ‘Biased’ Ex-Fighters Should Not Be Judges

Judging has always been a major problem in MMA, and many in the community have called for ex-fighters to be judges, as they have competed in the sport, and know how fights should be judged. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, on the other hand, thinks it is a bad idea. Griffin Spoke to...

Nov 25, 2013 1:36 pm

Mark Hunt Almost Turned Down Fight With ‘Bigfoot’

We’ve heard it time and time again: Fighter A doesn’t want to fight Fighter B, because they’re friends / training partners / came from the same neighborhood / part of the same breakdancing team / etc. Some of those fighters stick to their refusal, right or wrong. But some understand that – although it may...

Nov 23, 2013 10:51 am

UFC Meeting With Ben Askren Monday, Dana White Still Uninterested

Ben Askren, the undefeated former Bellator welterweight champion just can’t seem to pique UFC president Dana White’s interest. Luckily for Askren, UFC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta has agreed to sit down with the dominant wrestler, but it still seems unlikely that Askren and the UFC will be able to work out a deal. “We’re...

Nov 21, 2013 8:33 am

Jon Jones Taking Rest Of 2013 Off, Hopes To Return In Early Spring Of 2014

Jon Jones was recently in a hotly contested battle at UFC 165, where he faced Alexander Gustafsson. It seems Jones is still feeling the effects of that fight, as he has recently withdrawn from a scheduled fight with Glover Teixeira. Apparently, Jones suffered a foot injury in his match against Gustafsson, and is taking the...

Nov 21, 2013 8:19 am

Georges St. Pierre’s Manager Says UFC 167 May Have Been Last, Retirement Possible

Georges St. Pierre was criticized by UFC President Dana White for deciding to take some time off after his controversial split decision victory over Johny Hendricks. White has since changed his tune, and believes St. Pierre will not be retiring. It seems though, that St. Pierre may have other plans. According to a report from...