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.
Michael Chiesa’s weight cut at UFC 226 was apparently brutal. Chiesa was going to face Anthony Pettis at 155 pounds until he missed weight and it was held at 157.5. Pettis agreed to take the fight and came out on top so it ended up being a smart decision for him. According to Michael his … Read more
Ariel and the Bad Guy is a dream. Respected MMA journalist Ariel Helwani and Chael Sonnen raised the question about whether the UFC needs Conor McGregor or does Conor McGregor need the UFC. Check out their answers.
Award-winning MMA journalist Ariel Helwani is heading to ESPN next month. The host of the famed The MMA Hour show will be leaving MMAFighting.com and taking his journalistic talents to sports giant ESPN according to a post from Helwani on social media today. “I’m thrilled to share the news that I’m joining @espn next month. … Read more
Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez appeared on The MMA Hour in advance of his bout with Justin Gaethje at UFC 218. Alvarez is a top tier fighter and Justin isn’t a slouch by any means. The winner of this fight may be in the title picture but right now the lightweight championship is being held hostage by Conor McGregor. Dana may strip Conor of the title if he doesn’t announce his intentions to return soon so who knows if this could be an interim title bout or not. Check out what Eddie said to Ariel Helwani.
Rising star Mickey Gall was not happy at all with MMA journalist Ariel Helwani when he secretly got Dan Hardy on the phone when Gall called in to his show. Granted, Gall called out Dan Hardy, but still he wanted to be prepared. Check it out.
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
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
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