Posts Tagged ‘Ariel Helwani’

Diego Sanchez, Daniel Bryan and the YES! Revolution

August 6, 2012

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Ariel Helwani spoke with UFC fighter, Diego Sanchez, on the MMA Hour about Daniel Bryan using his YES! chant in the WWE. Sanchez said he doesn’t mind and that they should work together in the future. Enjoy the video after the jump.


Ariel Helwani interviews CM Punk

January 26, 2012

From MMAFighting

MMAFighting and UFC on Fuel correspondent, Ariel Helwani, caught up with WWE World Champion, CM Punk. Punk talks about Chael Sonnen, Chris Jericho’s “dive” tweet, Brock, his BJJ training and more.

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Brock Lesnar is ready for battle

December 27, 2011

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Arial Helwani interviews Brock Lesnar 72 hours before his fight against Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 in Las Vegas.

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00:30 His FOX broadcasting debut
01:00 On whether or not he was going to be in the UFC after surgery
02:50 How the Overeem offer was presented
04:00 His legacy of never fighting inferior opponents
04:25 Getting ready for Overeem and his weaknesses

See Helwani’s interview with Alistair Overeem after the jump!


CM Punk says Triple H “just doesn’t get it.”

September 22, 2011


Two of my favorite industry people, not named Paul Heyman, got together and discussed all things MMA and it’s effect on the sports entertainment business. CM Punk visited Arial Helwani’s MMA Hour show this week and some interesting tidbits were dropped. Here’s what CM Punk had to say about Triple H’s recent statement about how the UFC has to evolve:

“Triple H just doesn’t get mixed martial arts. he doesn’t watch it either. Saying the UFC needs to evolve, I guess he’s not wrong, but I think he’s missing the picture that UFC is evolving.”

The interview is twenty minutes well spent and is available right after the jump.


Why Josh Barnett Rules

September 11, 2011


After the Warmaster’s dominating performance at the semi-finals of the Strikeforce Grand Prix, Ariel Helwani’s mind is melted by Josh Barnett’s Jedi tongue. Barnett references tons of professional wrestling here from Gordon Solie and Randy Savage to the Hulkster and Jim Crockett. The Warmaster also speaks about New York Fashion Week. If you still come away with this disliking the Warmaster, haters gonna hate. See the video after the warp.


Brock Lesnar discusses TUF 13, the Undertaker and more

March 28, 2011

From ~ favorite, Ariel Helwani interviews The Ultimate Fighter coach, Brock Lesnar, during Brock’s Full Media Day in New York City. Brock discusses his time coaching on TUF 13, his fight with Cain Velasquez, whether or not pro wrestlers can be Ultimate Fighers, the Undertaker incident and so much more. Enjoy the interview after the jump.


UFC BUYS Strikeforce

March 12, 2011

I can’t stop thinking about the possible dream fights. Dana plays it cool here with a default “business as usual” response. But I’m sure most of what MMA fans want will come in 2012. Enjoy Ariel Helwani’s awesome interview with Dana White.

From – Dana White talks about why Zuffa purchased Strikeforce.

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Nam Phan on his UFC debut, the Ultimate Fighter, and the Kos

December 8, 2010

This is old news in MMA internet time but I thought I’d post his since we covered Nam Phan throughout his tenure on the Ultimate Fighter.

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Nam Phan discussed his controversial split decision loss to Leonard Garcia at the Ultimate Fighter Finale with Ariel Helwani on the latest episode of The MMA Hour. See the video after the jump

Ariel Helwani and Pro Wrestling’s Love Children

November 23, 2010

Sometimes things on Twitter take a life of their own.  Ariel Helwani, being a good sport that he is, found out that he’s friends with dozens of love children and lost relatives of pro wrestlers. I couldn’t stop laughing.  Check out the ‘conversation after the jump:


Dana White on Brock’s future, The Undertaker and more

October 24, 2010

The best MMA reporter in the business, Ariel Helwani, interviewed Dana White after the UFC 121 press conference.  A transcript of Dana White’s response to Helwani’s question about the WWE possibility of putting a match between ‘Taker and Brock is after the video.

The Transcript:

Ariel Hewani: I just wanted to ask you an interesting question. There’s a pro wrestler by the name of The Undertaker in attendance. I don’t know if you know who he is, very tall fellow. They had a little bit of an exchange after the fight. And then some people were alluding to the fact that WWE is trying to make a match between them at Wrestlemania. Have you heard anything of this?

Dana White: First of all I don’t know if he is or isn’t. I find that kind of hard to believe. But, The Undertaker has been coming for a long time. He’s a fan of mixed martial arts. And Brock is one of his guys – those guys wrestled together. I went up and put the belt on Cain, talked to Brock and went right out. So I didn’t hear any exchange. But if those guys were going back and forth, it’s because they’re friends.

*video courtesy of MMAFighting and Ariel Helwani