First off I have been a longtime supporter and fan! Although I must admit I have been highly disappointed with Ariel's and the shows handling and exploitation of Matt Mitriones statements on the show. I am not referring to his derogatory statements but more to the fact that he has been a longtime friend of the show and has in fact helped boost the popularity of it.
Given this fact it suprised me that instead of briefly touching on the subject after the incident the show has seemed to go out of its way to over report and sensationalize it. If this is the treatment a friend of the show receives I would imagine future fighters will shy away from being candid with Ariel without fear of him throwing them under the bus.
Ariel Hewani was hands down my favorite MMA reporter prior to this but I must admit this has caused me to question if he isn't the hack that many claim he is. I am truly disappointed on his behaviour in this instance and hope it isnt a preview of what is to come.