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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White talks UFC on FOX 11, Carano, cuts, and more

UFC president Dana White discusses the upcoming UFC on FOX 11 fight card, why FOX requested the Browne vs. Werdum fight, Gina Carano, and much more from Shaquille O'Neal's house.

Tyrone Spong shatters shin at GLORY 15

Tyrone Spong suffered a gruesome leg injury in the main event of Saturday's GLORY 15 event in Istanbul, Turkey.

Manager: Nogueira wants Mir fight, then retirement

So was that the last time we'll ever see "Big Nog" fight? According to one of his managers Jorge Guimaraes, Nogueira might have other plans.

Overeem decides to join Jackson-Winkeljohn

Alistair Overeem confirmed with that he has officially decided to train for his next fight at the famed Jackson-Winkeljohn camp in New Mexico.


MMA Beat on Diaz bros, Carano, Shields, Reem, more

We discuss the Diaz brothers' ongoing issues with the UFC, Jake Shield's release, the Gina Carano return talk, Alistair Overeem teaming up with Jackson-Winkeljohn, the UFC's increased random drug testing, the UFC 174 main event, and more.

Diaz: 'Don't love to fight; don't want to fight'

After UFC president Dana White said they were waiting to hear back from Nick Diaz about an offer to fight Hector Lombard, Diaz, in a rare interview, opened up about why he is no in rush to fight again, and why his response to the offer is clear.

UFC fighters react to 'Ultimate Warrior's' death

One of the biggest stars in the history of wrestling, "Warrior" was beloved by many UFC fighters, showing once again the influence pro wrestling has had on mixed martial arts. Here are some tweets from the UFC's best reacting to the news.

Overeem to undergo elbow surgery Wednesday

The UFC heavyweight will undergo surgery to correct a pinched nerve in his elbow, Overeem informed He wouldn't specify which elbow was bothering him.

Carano to meet with White Wednesday night

The much-anticipated Gina Carano-Dana White meeting will take place Wednesday night. White confirmed the day of the meeting with

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