UnderGround Forums Megan Olivi clearly does not like Ariel Helwani

2/12/18 9:04 PM
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On Forest Griffin's podcast, he brings up Helwani's name and Megan Olivi rolls her eyes, says "I don't know who that is" (like when a fighter says "who?" when asked about another fighter they may dislike etc.) and makes it very clear (through her words and body language) that she does not like Helwani. 

She also somehow compares their jobs, completely overlooking that she is there to sell the UFC product rather than objectively report on it. Forrest politely tries to point that out, but he's kinda trashing Helwani too. 

Olivi is clearly Dana's little helper, but Forrest's comments do kinda show how maybe MMA reporters like Helwani objectify fighters sometimes to the point of insult (I think Helwani, though I like him, sees MMA fighters the same way he sees pro wrestlers - all big physiques and cartoony storylines - and that's a mistake) and I think what FG says is fair (ish)...

 

Around the 56:50 mark - if a blue name would kindly help:

http://mmaimports.com/2018/02/forrest-griffin-gets-critical-ariel-helwani/

2/12/18 9:05 PM
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A Princess battle.

 

2/12/18 9:07 PM
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Must... not... be... honest...
2/12/18 9:48 PM
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could not care less
2/12/18 9:52 PM
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There is another thread on this 

2/12/18 10:07 PM
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The mermaid couldnt objectively report on the ufc, he was paid to schill for the product. I dont get why the ug pushed him so hard... only reason he got where he is now. 

2/12/18 10:44 PM
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Ariel got big by being an instigator and asking fanboy questions. He got his break from that Arlovski/Sylvia big peepee shit.

That said Olivi is delusional comparing their roles.
2/12/18 11:01 PM
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Olivis interviews with fighters are more effective than ambien. She is simply a ufc shill. She asks basic, cookie cutter questions. Lol at her and Ariel being mentioned in the same breath. 

2/13/18 1:32 AM
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Dont care for both.

BUT:

Olivi, if she left mma, would not be missed by many fans and ufc will notnsuffer damage.

Helwani, will be missed because the mma community will not have the access to and info from fighters without him

2/13/18 1:36 AM
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Ryann Von Doom - 

The mermaid couldnt objectively report on the ufc, he was paid to schill for the product. I dont get why the ug pushed him so hard... only reason he got where he is now. 


Ariel consistently created compelling content
2/13/18 5:15 AM
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#TeamHelwani

 

That silly little madam isn’t fit to lace his shoes.

Edited: 2/13/18 5:29 AM
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She was talking as if she was a real reporter while her little husband that no on cares about sat there awkardly agreeing. Megan’s interviews are always the same “hey boss great show tonight hu? What did you think of the main event??” 

 She’s nothing more than one of those female interviewers backstage at the WWE, she could be replaced by a better looking chick and no one would give a damn. Helwani is a real reporter though and works his ass off to get stories that the rest of the media have to either steal from him or follow his lead. 

2/13/18 5:36 AM
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She's just jealous! Ees normal with them ladies!

 

2/13/18 6:28 AM
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superCulo -

She was talking as if she was a real reporter while her little husband that no on cares about sat there awkardly agreeing. Megan’s interviews are always the same “hey boss great show tonight hu? What did you think of the main event??” 

 She’s nothing more than one of those female interviewers backstage at the WWE, she could be replaced by a better looking chick and no one would give a damn. Helwani is a real reporter though and works his ass off to get stories that the rest of the media have to either steal from him or follow his lead. 

Helwani is a fucking cry baby and doesn't belong anywhere near the sport. A fucking shit stirring, cry baby bitch.

2/13/18 7:45 AM
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Ryann Von Doom -

The mermaid couldnt objectively report on the ufc, he was paid to schill for the product. I dont get why the ug pushed him so hard... only reason he got where he is now. 

Yep.

 

The only difference between Ariel and posters here is he has a mic and a camera infront of him.

Edited: 2/13/18 7:47 PM
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I would be up in that like Yoel at a whore house. 

2/13/18 8:13 AM
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Megan is just a bossy bitch at home

2/13/18 8:16 AM
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Megan is just a bossy bitch at home

Her dressed in leather with a whip is a nice thought.

2/13/18 9:08 AM
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2/13/18 9:33 AM
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She’s Kanye and Ariel is Jay-z

Hold up fam

2/13/18 10:01 AM
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Ryann Von Doom -

The mermaid couldnt objectively report on the ufc, he was paid to schill for the product. I dont get why the ug pushed him so hard... only reason he got where he is now. 

Yep.

 

The only difference between Ariel and posters here is he has a mic and a camera infront of him.

Get your mic and camera, bitch. I look forward to seeing you on Fox and your interview with GSP.

2/13/18 10:29 AM
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does anyone at this point?

2/13/18 11:29 AM
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Deep down she knows she can be replaced with countless sexier women and not one person would give a fuck.
2/13/18 2:33 PM
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Megan is just a bossy bitch at home

Her dressed in leather with a whip is a nice thought.

you better!

2/13/18 8:45 PM
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I have a lot of respect for both of them and their work, but she shouldn’t be comparing herself to Ariel - he’s on a completely different level. It’s his job to ask the tough questions even if it makes him unlikeable to some. Megan’s job is to BE likeable. As she said she works for the UFC and is a UFC personality. It’s not her job to ask tough questions. Clearly a company woman, can’t blame her. But let’s not pretend like Ariel isn’t the best at his job.