Surprising everyone today was Ben Askren as he made an appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. He spoke openly about his record 5 second KO loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 and seemed in semi good spirits. He discusses what he remembers of the night and what’s in store for the future. Check it out.
UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith submitted top ranked Alexander Gustafsson in the 4th round of their fight on Saturday which was impressive enough in itself. When you find out he broke his hand before that it is a true testament to just how good Smith is. Ariel Helwani shared an x-ray photo of the damage … Read more
In case you missed it there is a beef going with ESPN journalist Ariel Helwani and UFC fan favorite Cowboy Cerrone. It had to do with some condescending remarks from Ariel who even went as far as to call Cowboy’s ‘nice guy act’ “weak”. It has gotten ugly so naturally our guy, our ace – … Read more
When bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw got absolutely demolished by flyweight champion Henry Cejudo at UFC Brooklyn this weekend it shocked pretty much everyone. It also invoked some emotions in others which were far less friendly. Bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes told Ariel Helwani that he was straight up embarrassed by Dillashaw’s loss. TJ is wearing the … Read more
When it was announced that Greg Hardy and Rachel Ostovich were both fighting, not each other, on Saturday’s ESPN+ debut card in Brooklyn the backlash got real. Hardy was convicted of domestic abuse in 2014 but the charges were later dropped when the victim failed to appear in court. His NFL career spiraled out of … Read more
Anthony Smith is one of the hottest rising stars in the UFC’s 205 pound division. He has finished his last three opponents including two former champions in Shogun Rua and Rashad Evans. There are plenty of fights ahead for the thirty year old but he must stay focused and make the most of his youth. … Read more
Things that make you go WTF. Mackenzie Dern may stay at strawweight… In three out of seven fights Mackenzie Dern has missed weight and one of those times was by an unforgivable seven pounds. To any normal person that would be a warning sign and a mandatory move to a higher weight class enforced by … Read more
Yoel Romero appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show and he was asked about when he may potentially return to the UFC. Romero lost to UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 in a hard hitting back and forth bout. He suffered a few injuries including a broken orbital which must heal before he returns. … Read more
Ariel and the Bad Guy is becoming a popular program for ESPN. It puts Ariel Helwani and Chael Sonnen against each other when discussing MMA related topics. In this episode they jump on the UFC 229 card and the finances surrounding it. Check it out…
Dillon Danis is Conor McGregor’s jiu jitsu training partner and after rolling with the former two division champion he doesn’t believe lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov can get the job done. Conor faces Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in his first UFC fight since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their infamous boxing match. On Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show for ESPN we got to hear Dillon go in to more detail on why he feels Conor is going to win.