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ARIEL HELWANI RUMORS

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bethe Correia undergoes eye surgery to repair torn retina

Earlier this month, Bethe Correia (9-0) revealed that she was forced to decline a fight with former bantamweight title challenger Miesha Tate (15-5) because of an undisclosed injury. On Wednesday night's episode of UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani reported that it was a recent eye injury that prompted the undefeated Brazilian to turn down the fight with Tate. Helwani reported that...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimi Manuwa targeting January return date to the UFC

Jimi Manuwa was just days away from one of the biggest fights of his career as he was preparing for a showdown with light heavyweight legend Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in Brazil when disaster struck. The British knockout artist suffered a broken foot just over a week out from the fight and was forced to withdraw. The UFC ultimately replaced him with Ovince Saint Preux, who now...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Anderson Silva’s Interview With Ariel Helwani At UFC 179

FOX Sports 1 reporter Ariel Helwani had a chance to interview Anderson Silva backstage at UFC 179 this past weekend after taking in the fights in Brazil and you can watch what he had to say about his broken leg and comeback fight against Nick Diaz earlier next year below. —
Via Fight Of The Night
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic 'likely' for FOX card in December

It appears the long talked about fight between former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic may finally become a reality as the pair are likely to meet at the upcoming UFC Fight Night on FOX card in December. According to a report from UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, discussions are ongoing to match up dos Santos against Miocic for the show taking place in...
Via Fox Sports
September 17, 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

Tensai Reveals Goals for Commentary, Punk Speaks to Helwani, Austin & DDP

- In the video below, CM Punk speaks with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com about his future with WWE, the WWE Network, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar’s future and lots more: - Steve Austin’s latest interview with Diamond Dallas Page is now online at this link. - WWE’s website recently spoke to Tensai about doing commentary work in NXT. Tensai talked about his goals for the future...
Via Wrestle Scoop
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tensai Reveals Goals for Commentary, CM Punk Speaks to Ariel Helwani, Austin & DDP Interview

- In the video below, CM Punk speaks with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com about his future with WWE, the WWE Network, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar’s future and lots more:- Steve Austin’s latest interview with Diamond Dallas Page is now online at this link.- WWE’s website recently spoke to Tensai about doing commentary work in NXT. Tensai talked about his goals for the future...
Via Wrestling-Edge.com
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Heavyweight Shane Del Rosario On Life Support

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — UFC heavyweight fighter Shane Del Rosario (11-2) remains on life support in a hospital Thursday, contrary to social media reports that the fighter had passed away. But UFC Insider Ariel Helwani reports Del Rosario’s manager, Jason House, said the fighter has a very slim chance of survival and would need ‘a miracle’ to live. Del Rosario, […]
Via Full Scale Sports
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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