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ARIEL HELWANI RUMORS

CM Punk versus Mickey Gall is officially a reality

It only took New Jersey’s Mickey Gall (2-0) 45 seconds to cash in his golden ticket to become thee guy to welcome Phil “CM Punk” Brooks (0-0) into the world-famous octagon. Punk, who announced his move to the world of professional mixed martial arts back in late 2014, looked extremely aroused upon learning who his first opponent would be this past weekend in Vegas as evidenced...
Via Fight Booth
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Find out what Phil 'CM Punk' Brooks told the man he'll face inside the UFC cage

Phil "CM Punk" Brooks had a clear thought Saturday night in Las Vegas as he watched the man he's now set to face in his MMA debut win via first round submission. - "That has got to be a great feeling," he told FOX Sports' Ariel Helwani, backstage after Mickey Gall choked Michael Jackson out in 45 seconds on the UFC Fight Night undercard. "Very impressive. That's how I want to win...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dana White called out Ariel Helwani over “full of s—” report that ended up true

UFC President Dana White is a man who wears his emotions on his sleeve and doesn’t have much of a filter. He continually snipes at fans and reporters on Twitter over the silliest things, and his mouth has gotten himself in trouble before (most notably, when he ranted about a report from MMA reporter Loretta Hunt on video years ago). One frequent target of White’s is Ariel Helwani...
Via Awful Announcing
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

WSOF: Brian Cobb Released From Promotion

The ever changing landscape of MMA shifted again. Instead of an injury causing shift, it appears this new movie was the result of lack of effort. According to a report by Ariel Helwani, WSOF lightweight challenger Brian Cobb has been released from the promotional outfit. After consecutive withdrawals, with no real reason given, WSOF likely grew tired of his antics and cut the cord...
Via BadCulture
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hisaki Kato levels Joe Schilling with a brutal Superman punch (VIDEO)

Joe Schilling has a reputation as a knockout artist and even told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Beat (via MMAFighting.com), “I just think anybody that says they're gonna stand up with me is just blowing smoke.”Well it seems unheralded Hisaki Kato didn't stand for that sort of talk Friday night. In his U.S. debut at Bellator 139, the Japanese fighter landed a nasty Superman...
Via The Other Paper
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Eager to return to action, Siyar Bahadurzada fights on for the Afghan people

According to a UFC Tonight report from Ariel Helwani, UFC welterweight Siyar Bahadurzada fell awkwardly before his last fight, back at UFC 168, and injured both his labrums and biceps. As a result, the Afghan fighter couldn't wrestle, punch or kick leading up to his contest against John Howard in late 2013. After losing a decision, he tried rehabilitating the injuries with physical...
Via Fox Sports
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

MMA Interview: CM Punk Talks When He Will Debut In UFC, WWE’s Reaction To His Jump To UFC

We noted earlier today that Ariel Helwani spoke with CM Punk during the FOX Sports 1 UFC 181 post-show. Helwani caught up with Punk backstage again on Saturday night for a second interview with MMAFighting.com. Here are the highlights: -Punk said it was surreal being with UFC. He said a lot of fighters who don’t have to be cool with him have been very friendly and welcoming...
Via Wrestling News Depot
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC On The Brink Of Russian TV Deal

In a new interview on ‘The MMA Hour’ radio show the UFC’s Chief Global Officer Garry Cook has revealed that the promotion are on the brink of a television deal in Russia. “We’re just about to announce a television deal in Russia. 55 million households,” Cook told Ariel Helwani. “We’ve never done an event in Russia. The growth is all of that, a global business is...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

War Machine joked about killing Christy Mack if they broke up (Video)

War Machine may have just been joking when he talked about killing Christy Mack if they broke up, but his words may have contained some truth and foreshadowing in light of recent events. War Machine and Mack joined Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” for an interview on July 30, 2013, to promote War Machine’s […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dillashaw-Barao rematch appears to be headed for UFC 177 in Vegas

It looks like ‘The Baron’ will get a shot a bringing the gold back to Brazil soon after all. UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani was the first to report, and multiple sources have since confirmed that UFC officials are extremely close to announcing T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 2 as the main event of UFC 177. If so, this would mark Dillashaw’s first title defense since scoring what...
Via Fight Booth
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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