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ARIEL HELWANI RUMORS

Mirko Cro Cop to train with Stipe Miocic for UFC return

As he prepares for his return to the UFC, legendary kickboxer and MMA fighter Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic plans to do some real MMA sparring for the first time in his career. The Croatian, recently told Ariel Helwani that when he brings fellow UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic to work with during his preparation for his April 11 rematch against Gabriel Gonzaga, it will be the first time...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic Re-Signs With UFC

One of the biggest free agent busts in UFC history is about to give it another go inside the octagion. On Tuesday, UFC president Dana White confirmed with reporter Ariel Helwani that heavyweight Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (pictured) has decided to rejoin the UFC. Filipovic, now 40, made his claim to MMA fame for his epic Pride FC scraps in Japan. He finally signed with the UFC...
Via 5thRound.com
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

MMA Interview: CM Punk Talks When He Will Debut In UFC, WWE’s Reaction To His Jump To UFC

We noted earlier today that Ariel Helwani spoke with CM Punk during the FOX Sports 1 UFC 181 post-show. Helwani caught up with Punk backstage again on Saturday night for a second interview with MMAFighting.com. Here are the highlights: -Punk said it was surreal being with UFC. He said a lot of fighters who don’t have to be cool with him have been very friendly and welcoming...
Via Wrestling News Depot
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

CM Punk Signs With the UFC

This is huge news. BREAKING: @CMPunk has signed with UFC. — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 7, 2014 There’s also speculation that the post-UFC 181 announcement could be that Brock Lesnar is coming to the UFC after his contract with WWE ends after WrestleMania 31. It was reported earlier today by The Inquisitr that UFC president Dana White >was planning on meeting...
Via Thacover2
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC On The Brink Of Russian TV Deal

In a new interview on ‘The MMA Hour’ radio show the UFC’s Chief Global Officer Garry Cook has revealed that the promotion are on the brink of a television deal in Russia. “We’re just about to announce a television deal in Russia. 55 million households,” Cook told Ariel Helwani. “We’ve never done an event in Russia. The growth is all of that, a global business is...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

War Machine joked about killing Christy Mack if they broke up (Video)

War Machine may have just been joking when he talked about killing Christy Mack if they broke up, but his words may have contained some truth and foreshadowing in light of recent events. War Machine and Mack joined Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” for an interview on July 30, 2013, to promote War Machine’s […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dillashaw-Barao rematch appears to be headed for UFC 177 in Vegas

It looks like ‘The Baron’ will get a shot a bringing the gold back to Brazil soon after all. UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani was the first to report, and multiple sources have since confirmed that UFC officials are extremely close to announcing T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 2 as the main event of UFC 177. If so, this would mark Dillashaw’s first title defense since scoring what...
Via Fight Booth
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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