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ARIEL HELWANI RUMORS

Rumor: Dillashaw vs Barao 2, Rampage vs Maldonado possible for UFC 186

As UFC begins to fill up fight cards through March, Ariel Helwani broke two potentially huge fights for April’s UFC 186 card last evening on UFC Tonight. According to Helwani, UFC is looking at booking bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw against former champ Renan Barao for the main event, while Quinton “Rampage” Jackson could return to the Octagon to take on Fabio Maldonado...
Via Fight Hub TV
12 days ago  |  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 Talks His UFC Debut, How Long He Expects to Fight, WWE’s Reaction, More

Courtesy of MMAFighting.com, above is Ariel Helwani’s second interview with CM Punk from after UFC 181 last night. below are some highlights; * Punk said it was surreal being with UFC. He said a lot of fighters who don’t have to be cool to him have been very friendly and welcoming. * Punk talked again about staying away from the negativity on Twitter. He said he’s going to...
Via AllWrestlingNews.com
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: CM Punk on UFC Debut, WWE’s Reaction, His MMA Future, More

– Courtesy of MMAFighting.com, above is Ariel Helwani’s second interview with CM Punk from after UFC 181 last night. below are some highlights; * Punk said it was surreal being with UFC. He said a lot of fighters who don’t have to be cool to him have been very friendly and welcoming. * Punk talked again about staying away from the negativity on Twitter. He said he’s going...
Via Wrestle Scoop
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

Tensai Reveals Goals for Commentary, Punk Speaks to Helwani, Austin & DDP

- In the video below, CM Punk speaks with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com about his future with WWE, the WWE Network, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar’s future and lots more: - Steve Austin’s latest interview with Diamond Dallas Page is now online at this link. - WWE’s website recently spoke to Tensai about doing commentary work in NXT. Tensai talked about his goals for the future...
Via Wrestle Scoop
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tensai Reveals Goals for Commentary, CM Punk Speaks to Ariel Helwani, Austin & DDP Interview

- In the video below, CM Punk speaks with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com about his future with WWE, the WWE Network, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar’s future and lots more:- Steve Austin’s latest interview with Diamond Dallas Page is now online at this link.- WWE’s website recently spoke to Tensai about doing commentary work in NXT. Tensai talked about his goals for the future...
Via Wrestling-Edge.com
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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