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What if ... >> Ariel Helwani is done.


1/24/14 4:50 PM
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Dana got tired of Helwani giving coverage to the UFC's competition (WWE & Bellator), and decided to show Ariel not to bite the hand that feeds.
Dana has removed Ariel's press access to UFC events.
Helwani is doomed in MMA journalism.
Tis a true shame, Helwani was good at what he did.

Too good for Dana's liking, in fact.
1/24/14 4:52 PM
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source? Phone Post 3.0
1/24/14 4:52 PM
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Source? Or is this just what you think is happening?
1/24/14 4:52 PM
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Bummer for Ariel. He seemed like a nice guy.
1/24/14 4:56 PM
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it's ABOOT time

1/24/14 4:57 PM
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Good. Fuck him Phone Post 3.0
1/24/14 4:59 PM
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I wonder if he's gonna bury him too........literally
1/24/14 5:00 PM
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Logic MMA - Dana got tired of Helwani giving coverage to the UFC's competition (WWE & Bellator), and decided to show Ariel not to bite the hand that feeds.
Dana has removed Ariel's press access to UFC events.
Helwani is doomed in MMA journalism.
Tis a true shame, Helwani was good at what he did.

Too good for Dana's liking, in fact.

completely false, OP has rectum cancer.
1/24/14 5:00 PM
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Did he....did he get undercut in the chin?
1/24/14 5:16 PM
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nobones - He is allowed to be there for MMA Fighting. FOX isn't using him this weekend and they didn't invite him to the pre fight scrum. My guess is UFC wants Megan Olivi to conduct all the fighter interviews for Fight Pass after the card ends. Phone Post 3.0

If this is in fact true than it's not a big deal at all. It doesn't surprise me they want Olivi to do interviews for the Fight Pass. AH still has his gig at Fox, and is doing just fine.

Who knows, maybe they couldn't come to terms regarding Fight Pass interviews.
1/24/14 5:18 PM
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He tweeted that he's sitting with fans for the first time since 141... Phone Post 3.0
1/24/14 5:21 PM
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Please post a source or this is getting moved to what if.

1/24/14 5:21 PM
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MMAhaiku - He tweeted that he's sitting with fans for the first time since 141... Phone Post 3.0

You left out something very important.


quote: "Sitting with media/fans for a UFC weigh-in for the first time since UFC 141. Great talking to everyone. This is fun! ... Hi Colt Cabana!"


He's not working for Fox on this card, apparently Megan Olivi is conducting the interviews, its not a big deal you eggs.
1/24/14 5:24 PM
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Logic MMA - Ariel Helwani is done.

 

No, he's not.

 

1/24/14 5:25 PM
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Bummer for Ariel. He seemed like a nice guy.

Yeah when he was instigating and desperately trying to inflame hatred and animosity between fighters just so he could get more money, he was nice,
1/24/14 5:26 PM
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Can we remove all these stupid GSP MMA union and ariel helwani firing threads? And get a mention of rfa 12 on the front page?
1/24/14 5:27 PM
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Logic MMA - Ariel Helwani is done.

 

No, he's not.

 

Source? Phone Post 3.0
1/24/14 5:29 PM
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Bummer for Ariel. He seemed like a nice guy.

Yeah when he was instigating and desperately trying to inflame hatred and animosity between fighters just so he could get more money, he was nice,
It's his job, would you rather have him sucking everyone's dick? Phone Post 3.0
1/24/14 5:29 PM
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Kirik -
Logic MMA - Ariel Helwani is done.

 

No, he's not.

 

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MentaL Phone Post 3.0
1/24/14 5:32 PM
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powerbombu - Did he....did he get undercut in the chin?
I see what you did there. You strike with astonishing speeds. Possibly the fastest in the world. You are now #8 best of the best! Phone Post 3.0
1/24/14 6:01 PM
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nobones - He is allowed to be there for MMA Fighting. FOX isn't using him this weekend and they didn't invite him to the pre fight scrum. My guess is UFC wants Megan Olivi to conduct all the fighter interviews for Fight Pass after the card ends. Phone Post 3.0

If this is in fact true than it's not a big deal at all. It doesn't surprise me they want Olivi to do interviews for the Fight Pass. AH still has his gig at Fox, and is doing just fine.

Who knows, maybe they couldn't come to terms regarding Fight Pass interviews.
Ariel doesn't work for the UFC he works for FOX and MMA Fighting/SB Nation. Despite what people think the UFC AND FOX are not one and the same.

He is not done at FOX. However the UFC wants to provide more exclusive content for Fight Pass so they might not have post fight interviews and shoulder content like this on FS1 at all anymore. Or they will take more control and use FOX and FS1 to advertise Fight Pass. Something like give an interview preview then say "catch the rest on Fight Pass".

This will probably result in the UFC limiting the exposure of their fighters on other media outlets as well including The MMA Hour.

MMA Fighting was invited to the prefight scrum just not Ariel. Either there was an honest miscommunication or Zuffa is sending a message. Probably the latter.

Zuffa is not going to be so giving to FOX this year. They will put FOX to the choice to put a limit to their relationship (will stop producing so much content for channels that attract so few viewers) or buy out their digital content when their contract expires. Phone Post 3.0

load of crap, you don't have to unfollow Ariel if this is only the case you describe!!
1/24/14 6:02 PM
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Apparently Dana and Lorenzo unfollowed him on Twitter too.
1/24/14 6:05 PM
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Brice W - Apparently Dana and Lorenzo unfollowed him on Twitter too.

Is that how people break up these days?

1/24/14 6:13 PM
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Bullshit if true. He's far and away the best mma journalist, like him or not. Phone Post 3.0
1/24/14 6:17 PM
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Has anyone ever been able to become the number one news outlet without credentials. Seems like it would be impossible to operate without it. /sarcasm

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