Ariel Helwani details how ‘bully’ Dana White had him removed from Mayweather vs. McGregor World Tour

Award-winning MMA journalist Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com was originally supposed to be part of Showtime’s coverage of the Mayweather vs. McGregor World Tour press conference last week. It was a big deal for an MMA journalist to be a part of what is proving to be the biggest combat sports event ever seen. However, just … Read more

Dana White unsure if Nate Diaz will ever fight again

Following Nate Diaz’s interview with Ariel Helwani on Wednesday in which he stated he wouldn’t be fighting Tony Ferguson at UFC 213 unless he gets compensated appropriately, and that the UFC is trying to “pressure” him into a fight with Ferguson, UFC President Dana White responded by saying he didn’t think Nate or his brother Nick … Read more

VIDEO: It’s on as Helwani slams new UFC owners

Respected MMA reporter Ariel Helwani said what most of are thinking. What is going with the new UFC ownership and the odd booking and hype for fights. I just think that they just don’t know how to build up these fights. They’re using the same stock soundbites for every commercial. It’s all the yelling and … Read more

Bellator produces epic tribute to Fedor’s sweater

Adam Carolla narrates “The Legend of Fedor’s Sweater”, a new Bellator video paying tribute to the legendary Glorious Sweater of Absolute Victory worn by mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko. Fans are loving this video and are hoping Bellator will start selling replicas of the sweater, and we think that’s a great idea! Some well known … Read more

Watch the full Conor McGregor pay-per-view interview

Conor McGregor held a pay-per-view interview from Manchester, England Saturday night counter-programming the UFC on FOX 23 card. Reporter to the stars Ariel Helwani did the interview in front of a sold-out crowd of approximately 5,000 at the EventCity exhibition center. The hour-long interview was a spectacle to behold as “The Notorious One” arrived on … Read more

Renowned MMA reporter Ariel Helwani talks UFC banishment on Dan Patrick Show

Renowned MMA reporter Ariel Helwani was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show on Audience Monday and gave his side of the story to why he was thrown out of UFC 199 Saturday night and was told he won’t be granted media credentials for future UFC events. So what happened? Helwani broke the news of the … Read more

Flashback Friday: Sapp vs. Helwani

We saw super heavyweight fighter and pro wrestler Bob Sapp pick up a rare win at Rizin’s New Year’s Eve show with a decision over Akebono. For this Flashback Friday let’s look back to a strange verbal sparring match he had in 2012 against well-known pro wrestling fan turned MMA media mogul, Ariel Helwani, who may be a lightweight in … Read more

UFC’s Jon Jones reveals all in new 60-minute interview and delivers heartfelt message to his fans *VIDEO*

Former UFC champ Jon “Bones” Jones reveals all in this new 1-hour interview with Ariel Helwani. Jones talks about the night of partying that led to the hit-and-run incident that put the best mixed martial arts fighter in the world on the run and cost him his UFC light heavyweight championship. Jones seems open and honest … Read more

Dana and Ariel back together in Melbourne

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a one-on-one with UFC President Dana White and his buddy Ariel, but they’re back together reunited and it feels so good. Straight from Melbourne ahead of Saturday’s UFC 193 stadium event featuring Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm, and Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Valérie Létourneau, the two discuss ticket sales, projected gate … Read more

Vitor Belfort talks Helwani, Deadspin, TRT: ‘I’m available, I’m not running away from the media’

Vitor Belfort appeared on AXStv’s Inside MMA Friday night despite some tough questions. Belfort responded to the Deadspin article, saying he took the fight at UFC 152 on short notice and shared all of his information with the UFC and the athletic commission. He said he’s “not running away from the media” and claims he invited … Read more