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Ariel Helwani

Video Reporter and Writer

Ariel Helwani has been covering mixed martial arts professionally since 2006. He is a three-time World MMA Award Journalist of the Year winner, picking up the award in 2010 and 2011. Helwani is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Helwani currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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UFC releases Jake Shields

After a little over three years, Jake Shields' UFC run has come to an end. The former welterweight contender has been released by the promotion, his manager Lex McMahon confirmed with MMAFighting.com.

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Monday's episode featured interviews with Tim Kennedy, Holly Holm, Lenny Fresquez, John Hackleman, Akira Corassani, Andre Fili, John Pollock, Lex McMahon, and more.

Maryland releases statement re: UFC 172 testing

Two days after Jon Jones broke the news that he, along with his UFC 172 opponent Glover Teixeira, have been randomly drug tested prior to their 205-pound title fight, the Maryland State Athletic Commission has released a statement on the matter.

Coach: Holm vs. Cyborg PPV fight considered

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The MMA Beat on Jones, DC-Hendo, GSP, 173, Gracies

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Gina Carano meeting with Dana White next week

On Thursday's episode of "The Arsenio Hall Show," Carano said she is currently "kinda considering" fighting in the UFC and is meeting with UFC president Dana White next week to discuss her future with the promotion.

Cormier vs. Henderson targeted for UFC 175

Daniel Cormier will not be fighting Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante next after all. Instead, Cormier will face Dan Henderson on July 5 at UFC 175, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

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Monday's episode featured interviews with Matt Brown, Eddie Bravo, T.J. Dillashaw, Brad Tavares, Nick Newell, Shayna Baszler, and Ali Abdel-Aziz.

San Jose lands UFC on FOX 12 in July

San Jose's SAP Center will host UFC on FOX 12 on July 26, the promotion revealed Thursday night. No bouts have been announced for the card just yet.

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