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Ariel Helwani Pinpoints A ‘Quick Fix’ To MMA Judging

MMA journalist Ariel Helwani has once again advocated for open scoring to be used in the UFC, claiming that it would go some way towards ‘fixing’ the perceived judging issue. While the criticism of judges and certain results is nothing new, the debate surrounding the scoring of fights...
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Ariel Helwani Claims That “Charles Oliveira Was Screwed” At UFC 274

MMA journalist Ariel Helwani believes that the decision to strip Charles Oliveira of the lightweight title following his weight miss was “lunacy” from the UFC. This week, Oliveira is coming off another memorable victory. Having overcome adversity to defeat Michael Chandler last May and Dustin Poirier in December, “Do Bronx” was presented with Justin Gaethje as his next challenge in the UFC 274 main event.
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Ariel Helwani Presents Rumored Reason For Zabit’s MMA Absence

MMA journalist Ariel Helwani has discussed what he’s heard about UFC featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov’s ongoing absence from the Octagon. Entering 2020, Zabit was ranked #3 in the 145-pound division and unbeaten in six fights on MMA’s biggest stage. En route to title contention, the Dagestani increased his professional record to 18-1 with victories over Sheymon Moraes and Brandon Davis, as well as a war with Kyle Bochniak and a successful main event debut opposite current top-five contender Calvin Kattar.
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The DOA Lakers, Embiid’s Surge, Masters Bets, and UFC 273 Story Lines With Joe House, Nathan Hubbard, and Ariel Helwani

Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the death of the Lakers’ playoff hopes and their lack of a clear path forward, Joel Embiid’s late-season push for the MVP, best Eastern Conference playoff matchups, and more (2:08). Then Bill and House talk with Nathan Hubbard about the scene at Augusta National Golf Course and their favorite Masters bets (31:29). Finally Bill is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss the good and the bad from WrestleMania 38, and story lines and subplots for the upcoming UFC 273 (1:07:16).
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Ariel Helwani Considers Opening MMA Hall Of Fame

Renowned MMA journalist Ariel Helwani thinks the legends of the sport need to be recognized and appreciated more and believes he could be the one to make that happen. While the UFC Hall of Fame is a yearly event that seeks to respect the greats of the promotion, the glaring omission of a similar honor across the whole of mixed martial arts has undoubtedly led to many of MMA’s best who helped build it to where it is today, being forgotten and not shown the gratitude their dues deserve.
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Ariel Helwani Ponders Conspiracy Theory On Rogan’s Ngannou Interview

Renowned MMA journalist Ariel Helwani has questioned the intention behind one of Joe Rogan‘s questions during the post-fight interview with Francis Ngannou at UFC 270. At the opening pay-per-view of 2022, the UFC Heavyweight Champion fought through an abundance of adversity to successfully defend his title for the first time. From his torn MCL and potential “irreversible” knee damage to his uncertain future with the UFC and possible looming free agency, “The Predator” wasn’t short of potential distractions.
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Buffalo’s Savior and Ngannou’s Big Moment With Ariel Helwani, and Brady’s Finish Line

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ariel Helwani to discuss the Buffalo Bills’ Round 2 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs (6:18), as well as the upcoming UFC 270 and heavyweight main event between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane, and more (27:58). Then Bill talks to NFL Network’s Peter Schrager about every Round 2 playoff game, Bill’s playoff gambling manifesto, and more (54:01) before making the Million-Dollar Picks for Round 2 (1:35:39).
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Giga Chikadze slams Ariel Helwani for feuding with MMA fighter Dillon Danis: “Real men don’t do this and also don’t cry on life television”

UFC featherweight Giga Chikadze has lashed out at reporter Ariel Helwani for feuding with MMA fighter Dillon Danis. This weekend, Giga Chikadze will help kickstart the UFC’s 2022 schedule when he meets Calvin Kattar in a fascinating Fight Night main event. If he wins, there’s a good chance he’ll be one of the next men in line for a shot at the UFC featherweight championship.
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“That’s why nobody likes you” – Derrick Lewis slams Ariel Helwani

Derrick Lewis wasn’t happy with Ariel Helwani’s mocking statement on The MMA Hour. Derrick Lewis appeared on The MMA hour to speak to Ariel Helwani but made his stance clear on what he wanted to avoid talking about. At first, Helwani joked that Lewis had changed his number...
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Should the Bills Be Worried About Mac Jones and the Patriots? With Ariel Helwani

The Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen look good, but so do the Patriots and Mac Jones. The Ringer’s Kevin Clark is joined by Ariel Helwani, who explains why the Bills shouldn’t be worried at all. They also discuss which NFL player would be the best MMA fighter. Also, can someone please help Ariel’s tweets get acknowledged by the Bills?
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Ariel Helwani Rips Aaron Rodgers For Taking COVID Advice From Joe Rogan

Aaron Rodgers made an absolutely insane appearance on Friday's episode of the Pat McAfee Show. In more than 40 minutes on air, Rodgers revealed he subscribed to nearly every anti-COVID vaccine conspiracy theory. McAfee's next guest was MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, who ripped Rodgers for his stance, and one thing in particular. Rodgers claimed he contacted Joe Rogan to get advice for fighting COVID.
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Ariel Helwani Trolls Brendan Schaub By Posting Embarrassing Video

Ariel Helwani is fully embracing his “Heelwani” alter ego after taking yet another jab at Brendan Schaub. The ongoing Helwani-Schaub beef has been a delightfully entertaining sideshow in recent weeks, of which MMANews has proudly provided episodic coverage. We’ve not only seen the duo sling voluminous amounts of mud at each other, but also Helwani regularly incorporate into his lexicon a good deal of “Schaubisms”—butchered phrases (like that below) attributed to Brendan that have been popularized by the notoriously anti-Schaub The Fighter and the Kid subreddit, otherwise known as “PF Changs.”
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