Ariel Helwani

Ariel Helwani

Journalist for @espn / Host of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Ariel & The Bad Guy and The MMA Reporters / Proud father of 3 / Canadian ??.

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Apologies for the slight delay. Will tweet when we’re ready. All good things come to those who wait, yeah?!

Alright, friends. New DC & Helwani is live now! Come join us. Much to discuss:

@Kenny_Mayne You are a legend, Kenny. You are ESPN. Thank you for all the great years of entertainment and for your friendship over the last couple years. Can’t wait to see what you do next. Much love!

Apologies for the audio issues today, friends. New situation led to some hiccups. Thanks to all who stuck with us. I’d say the audio podcast is a little more tolerable. And, in the end, as we know, these things happen in MMA. We’ll get it right next week.

Jorge Masvidal is helping Chad Ochocinco prepare for his boxing debut on the undercard of Mayweather-Paul June 6.

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Really enjoyed being on @ReneeYoungWWE’s pod, “Oral Sessions.” She’s a fantastic interviewer and, like me, a proud Canadian. We had a lovely chat and, wouldn’t ya know it, I even got emotional at the end. Shocking, I know. Thanks again for having me Renée!

Luckily for you, I go from about 0 to crying profusely in about 14 seconds daily these days

UFC is exploring the possibility of holding an event in London, England in August, sources say. Not finalized. Obviously lots at play, but it has definitely been discussed and is under consideration.

Oof. That loss stings. Had their chances. Would have been poetic for Randle to clinch in LA. Credit to LA; their D was great in the 4th and OT. 3-3 west coast trip. Coulda been worse. Need that 4 seed. It’s way past my bed time. 😭


Here is the video of Conor McGregor announcing his plans for 2020, which begin with his return fight on Jan. 18 in Las Vegas. (? RT Sport)

Ok. Wrap it up. This is the KO of the year. HOLY SMOKES.

This video of Buddy McGirt urging Maxim Dadashev to stop fighting was hard to watch Friday, it’s even harder now. Heart-breaking.

Man. Rest In Peace, “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler. A boxing legend. An icon. One of the very best. And one half of one of the greatest rounds in the history of any fight sport. Damn.

Nathan Diaz vs. Leon Edwards is set for UFC 262 on May 15 in Houston, per sources. And, in a twist, the fight will be the first five-round non-title co-main event in UFC history.