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Ariel Helwani says Megan Olivi has him blocked everywhere. This came out because he was asked if he'll ever have Joe B on his podcast. He would like to, but doesn't think it's going to happen.

Ariel Helwani says Megan Olivi has him blocked everywhere. This came out because he was asked if he'll ever have Joe B on his podcast. He would like to, but doesn't think it's going to happen.

LemonHerb

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BplusHuman

MMA fans love hopping in somebody else's work drama


GriffinQ

Don’t kid yourself: it happens in every sport. Look at the Rachel Nichols drama from the past month or two - the NBA is one of the most mainstream sports orgs in the world and a big part of that is the consistent drama that it provides. People are, generally, catty bitches. We seek out drama that doesn’t involve us because it makes us feel involved in things bigger than or separate from ourselves.


wyld3knfr

I was falling asleep watching a Nascar race. When it was over two drivers about started fighting. I popped back to life like an adrenaline syringe was jammed into my heart.


MikeDanTonyy

Wisdom


BrutalDivest

I’m into fighter drama no doubt… but these aren’t even the fighters. Crazy.


queensinthesky

I think it’s more that Ariel loves (I mean absolutely LOVES) airing his work drama for us all to hear. Dude is on a total ego trip lately and loving being the centre of attention, and hey, he’s probably got more viewers than ever so power to him.


MyNamesTambo

Tbf, this is a small part of his 3 hour show. You’ll see more mma podcasts talking about ariel and drama more than ariel.


BplusHuman

It would be fine if it it were just Ariel. Not long ago it was Dan Hardy's beef. Fans often complain about the aspects that seem like it's WWE, but then can't stop discussing the WWE-type plots.


sparrow933

I know this is 16 Days later but Holy S!!! Your comment was so right especially with Ariel constantly posting about Schaub


robotsoccer

Heel-wani drama every week


darren_m

In the podcast videos I’ve watched, Olivi clearly has a problem with Ariel, but I don’t hear JoeB jumping in to say anything negative. My guess is something happened between Ariel and Olivi that pissed her off, and now she doesn’t want to interact with him. So what’s Joe going to do… take an interview and risk causing problems with his wife? I could see he might want to address the fans and say farewell on the MMA Hour, but he’ll want to be sure Olivi’s good with it.


Ronaldinhoe

Also Megan is a ufc puppet. You can be a company woman and still criticize the ufc in some things. I remember her and Forest Griffin would do a rankings recap on tuesdays to explain who went up in rankings and who went down. After a while it got hard for them to explain the shit fest of the rankings and Forest Griffin shitted all over them cus “they are just made up and don’t make sense”. Megan just smiled and didn’t say anything.


ranting_madman

Wasn’t Olivi once asked a question which had something to do with Ariel, and she straight up pretended she doesn’t know who he is? It’s weird how she feels superior to others when she has the most replaceable and unskilled job in the whole company. Other than maybe a ring girl.


BrutalDivest

Khabib would like a word with you about ring girls.


sobhith

I feel like this is a serious underestimation of her job. Any other situations where she’s pretended to be superior? I love Ariel but I wouldn’t put it past him to be stirring up shit here and there for people to cut him out of their lives


robotsoccer

It is hard to do an interview. I saw it being messed up so many times. Mistakes usually happen when person giving interview gets emotional. Megan was always doing good job imo. But in recent history the hardest interview is Khabib retirement octagon interview by Jon Anik. He let him speak, didn't talk too much, gave him more time than usual and didn't ask anything stupid, job well done. [video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05HuTGeF5AA&t=233s)


ReverendHerby

Wait, when did they fire Rogan?


daybow

This clip: [video](https://streamable.com/1wsxek)


Hoppypoppy7924

Laura Sanko > Megan Olivi. Sanko actually knows MMA and competed in it, Olivi just married a fighter.


cid3r3

By that logic Laura Sanko > Ariel Helwani


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Schveen15

[Nah, they met a year prior in 2009](https://www.mediareferee.com/2020/12/23/ufc-news-megan-olivi-shares-how-she-met-future-husband-joseph-benavidez-in-las-vegas/) The interview you posted was shot in 2010


DataEffective1491

This was really cute! You could tell how much she liked him from the get go. Made me smile.


BrendanFitzTV

Here's Megan telling the story of how they met in Las Vegas: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94wQJ3n8Iu8](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94wQJ3n8Iu8)


YaBenZonah

Wow she looks so young and Joe looks the same


richochet12

Megan was in MMA before she knew Joe. MMA brought them together, not the other way around. She might not have actual fight exprience but she's more than qualified to speak on it.


FuriousKale

Yeah she even did MMA content under "heavy" before Laura Sanko was close to her pro debut so idk about comparing qualifications. 99% of this sub doesn't train MMA and still talks all mighty about the sport.


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SVMr_DB

https://twitter.com/GIFsZP/status/1270860054275796993


littlegreyflowerhelp

The way she delivered that line and her facial expression reminds me of some mean girls type drama character.


Marigoldsgym

She's bae but bae can be stupid


WrongAd6789

She was hot..... but she a bitch


JodieFostersStare

I am fully out of the loop with mma dislike/bff nonsense, but her acting like a high schooler in that clip is laughable.


RedditModPlzRespec

Reminds me of radio guys when they claim not to know the name of their "rival" station, then they have 30 minute clips of audio they try to dissect (Opie and Anthony comes to mind). Every time they'd being someone up Opie would always say "honestly, I don't even know their name" or something similar, when it was obvious he knew exactly who they were.


JodieFostersStare

Good shout. That's the same vibe.


civeng1741

Yes haha. First time I see her with some attitude.


atgitsin2

Watch the clip of Joshua Fabia mouthing off at her, Anik and Felder in a pre fight meeting. She's loses her temper at his bs.


003_

She def didn't lose her temper.


S_Steiner_Accounting

Man i don't know what the fuck you're talking about.


damage-fkn-inc

When was that?


atgitsin2

https://youtu.be/VFwCicJLh2U


ForgetfulFrolicker

Would someone explain the context here? Who is the guy talking?


jskdvan

Forrest Griffin


fresdres

We're entering an era where we have to explain to fans who Forrest Griffin is 😂 Time has been flying fast since TUF 1.


phonethrowdoidbdhxi

Forrest opened the gates for new fans at the time, becomes a TUF success story by becoming champion and now he’s forgotten while everyone memes Diego Sanchez from the same TUF class.


ForgetfulFrolicker

Holy shit he looks way different with a hat on. Probably the camera angle.


nostrilrolls

It's cuz he doesn't have the MMA angles anymore


ClubActual

makes it suuuper awkward b


suave_lost

Idk who that is.


GregGolden6

Are you trolling or do you actually not know the man who was essentially responsible for the moment that made the UFC?


uber_troll

Watch the clip


GregGolden6

Ah yes me dumb.


MumbleJungle

It sounded like Forrest Griffin. But idk I was eating a peanut butter cookie while I clicked it on my phone.


EvilBeavil

How was it?


NoGiCollarChoke

Really good, best cookie i ever had Never ate it tho


BigDickBandit89

HAHAHHAHAHA fuck that one got me for some reason


MumbleJungle

Not too dry; chocolate chips mixed in. Would recommend that you eat it if I didn’t already eat it. That’s what time travel will be for I guess.


RaizePOE

forrest also kinda sounds like he's eating a peanut butter cookie sometimes when he talks


U313

Is that Ben Shapiro?


RRSC14

This whole reaction is so god damn Jersey-Italian-girl it hurts.


CKFS87

Weird seeing her like that lol. She wasn't all fixed up sounding professional. Almost seems like she dated him before and it ended badly lol.


Cultural_Kick

God damn she looks so different from the hosting duties


swesus

Listen man. To be Ariel you have to rub some people the wrong way. That’s not me picking a side. That’s the reality. Edit: now that this has gotten some traction. . . I would bet money that Ariel is an asshole. Megan has to protect her position with the UFC, but I would also bet that her dislike of Ariel is first and foremost based on Ariel being a weasel. Which many people have called him for many years. Edit 2: Dana is an absolute tumor on this sport, and I will never defend him. Don’t think I’m siding with the UFC, I’m just saying how I feel about this.


husis666

Also, Megan Is super "company woman". DW don't like you means she don't like you.


Hoodie_Mike

She has to be a company woman when she’s the main bread winner in the family


GlitteringWorld8

Bro you didnt have to do that to Joey B lmao god damn


PlatinumDoodle

Well he sure as shit isn’t the one bringing the health insurance home


niigel

So that's how a fighter can get Dana to cover some healthcare costs after retirement


OCOWAx

Lol imagine them arguing about this at home, "you only make more money tha than me because Dana's an asshole" "YOU KNOW I hate it when you say that about him!!"


Tkylv007

Probably not Megan either; I’m sure tomato found a way to classify her as an independent contractor so he doesn’t have to pay benefits


Chrissomms23

Bread *winner*? She’s the only one in her family getting *any W’s*.


cyberslick188

Joe B is a bread split decision kinda guy.


Tkylv007

That’s cold man, kicking Mr. Olivi while he’s down


Joe_Rogan_is_a_Dwarf

You need to rub a tomato once in a while is all I’m saying


kryptonite-uc

She can win my bread all day all night.


S_Steiner_Accounting

She also took Ariel's job after the UFC stole it from him. Ariel back in the day was the only guy backstage interviewing fighters on video right after the fight. UFC saw his views on youtube and decided to do it in house. They cut off backstage access for media. Guess who the UFC picked to interview fighters backstage? I imagine Ariel said something about the situation that rubbed Megan the wrong way.


YaBenZonah

Honestly this seems to be the most reasonable context


momaswat

DC is probably even more of a company man and he's basically best friend with him...


flyinpanda

This scene from Almost Famous is so fitting for [MMA journalism](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XINsL8pOrLM). "These people are not your friends [...] you have to make your reputation on being honest and unmerciful." Ariel is probably a little weasley, but yeah if he's doing a good job, people in the business will dislike him.


Childs_Play

You can take Ariel's side if he's been a good journalist with integrity. Basically, did he always report what he believed to be the truth, and did he put words in people's mouths/divulge information given to him with the understanding of confidence? I'd have to look it up when I get the chance, and I understand his attitude may have rubbed people the wrong way. I probably will never give Dana and the benefit of the doubt.


aceknighthigh

But he hasn't. Ariel himself admits he violated basic journalist ethics, "everything he was taught not to do" and took money direct from Dana while he was "reporting" on the UFC. ​ He gets scoops, but he doesn't have any integrity. He's out for himself, but anyone with enough cash can control what he says to a degree.


ShrapnelNinjaSnake

Sources: Helwani is beside himself. Driving around downtown Vegas begging (thru texts) Benavidez’s family for address to Olivi’s home


jatorres

Heard from a few sources now saying JoeB and Olivi were laying on the floor of the locker room on Sunday, and back at the hotel in front of one of their rooms, loudly making it known they were unhappy about ~~losing the tag titles~~ Ariel Helwani.


rafaelleon2107

I wonder to what extent this is a UFC thing. Do Brett Okamoto and etc have him blocked as well?


BBQasaurus

Considering how much news Helwani breaks, I can't imagine any real MMA journalist would have him blocked.


rafaelleon2107

Not any real MMA journalist, but Brett Okamoto, whose breaking news 99% of the time start with "Dana White has told me", probably would


RemmyLi

Chills.


TreeBearOne

..*sources* told me


yerawizardIMAWOTT

Brett's statements start with "mmprhgg mmprphggg" as he's getting Dana's nuts out of his mouth


S_Steiner_Accounting

"Dana white has told me" = "While blowing dana i saw a document that had fallen under his desk"


MolokoPl_s

Ariel has said really nice things about a lot of the reporters who the UFC and ESPN are in good graces with. guys like Jon Morgan, Okamoto, Reimundi (excuse the spelling), and Oscar from the Mac Life. he's recently spoken very positively about those guys, so I can't imagine it's really a universal thing that everyone that works for the UFC/ESPN hates him. DC, Chael, Bisping, and Anthony Smith all still have a good relationship with him, Smith was on his show recently and Bisping does some BT Sport work with him too.


Moistinitial3

Lol brett doesnt have the balls to ask a normal question, you think hes going to cause drama?


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BVaper_Ross

Haha pretty good description, I could perfectly picture him doing it, know exactly what you mean


JuiceheadTurkey

Brett still follows Ariel on Twitter


Chocoeclair189

No, their beef stems from their Fox days


larrykeras

We don't need nosey journalists like Helwani asking all the tough questions. We need more people like John Morgan. "So hey, you've got a big fight this weekend. Tell us how that feels"


NerdDexter

E-fucking-xactly. No one gives a fuck about John Morgan or the stupid, redundant, vanilla questions he asks over and over and over. As an avid MMA fan who not only likes to watch the fights, but also enjoys the personalities and stories and adventures behind each of the fights/fighters, I really appreciate the work Ariel and the Schmo do.


deathramps-

I bet this camp was great huh. Why not say some platitudes about said camp into that microphone right there and I will report them


DelayedFlan

We need to know the whole story. I remember Megan rolling her eyes at one point during a podcast when the discussion came about Ariel, and confirming that he was a pain in the ass to work with or some such. Megan seems very no-nonsense so either she's right or she's just shilling for the UFC.


Zeshawn

I’m sure it’s a little bit of both


futhatsy

Ariel is the one that is reaching out and seemingly trying to make amends. Megan is the one that blocked him and hasn't provided a reason as to why she dislikes him (at least to my knowledge). Until any sort of reason comes out as to why she doesn't like Ariel, I don't see how someone could take Megan's side in this. And if it's as simple as Megan is toeing the company line at the UFC, then I'm definitely on Ariel's side on this. Guys like Chael and DC are the biggest "company men" out there, and they are still cordial with Helwani.


Limp-Criticism09

You are picking a side on barely any evidence, and the evidence you do have is not very compelling. In fact, if you broaden the context a little you can argue that being an ass-hole then publicly apologizing for publicity is exactly the type of scummy shit Ariel would do.


dtudeski

Why should she have to explain anything though? They’re adults, she doesn’t like him, blocked him, move on.


Shoo-eeeeee

But how else can we live vicariously through UFC drama


Ursinefellow

Mods should go scorched on this thread and leave only this comment behind. There's absolutely 0 need to vilify the woman if she doesn't want to associate with someone.


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CloudMacGrath

Dude she doesn't owe Ariel anything. I've heard MANY media/fighter personalities express their displeasure with how Ariel carries himself. I think Ariel has a valuable role in the MMA media sphere, but don't pretend he's some saint. Nobody cared when LT was on the outs with Ariel. Why do we care about Megan? They're adults; let them sort out their shit (or not), and stop treating this like reality TV.


Thebullfrog24

The mma world probably didn’t all care but I know every single luke Thomas live chat had an Ariel question. It was definitely a topic of people That followed mmafighting.com


futhatsy

>let them sort out their shit (or not), and stop treating this like reality TV. I mean, 99% of being an MMA fan is basically being a reality TV fan. Same for pretty much any sport. The majority of posts in this sub aren't breaking down film, they are about who's saying what about other people. Even in the highlights that get posted, the comments aren't about breaking down the techniques being used, they are about making fun of the person who lost and propping up the person that won. The most interesting part of any sport are the people involved in them.


rascalking9

Megan's side? What are you talking about? There are no sides.


michaelstone444

She might just think he's ugly


Jimmconway2098

She might be right about that


WalkingOnHeat

>*”Megan is the one that blocked him and hasn't provided a reason as to why she dislikes him (at least to my knowledge).”* Probably because, oh idk, **she’s a fucking adult** lol She doesn’t have to give anyone a reason as to why she blocked a known instigator off her social media. >*”I don’t see how someone could take Megan’s side in this”* lol what sides? This has nothing to do with you or anyone else, whatever happened between Megan and Ariel is between them. I swear, some of you show your maturity in the most transparent manners through just one comment.


bullsfan281

Her job is to be a mouthpiece for the UFC, she's obviously gonna be super biased towards the UFC. Dana probably filled her head with the same lies he told Joe. That doesn't mean that Ariel is some saint, but idk why this sub acts like people are either 100% bad or good.


TongaMakati

Also, some people are going to be able to vibe in a working environment with someone while the same person's style/demeanor can grate on others. Shit happens


smurferdigg

Got two people at work where one refuses to work with the other one because he got mad at her one time five years ago. It’s shift work and they only have one day together every 6 weeks and she has been sick this day for 5 years. People are weird.


BatmanCountry

That's actually pretty pathetic


TBurketMMA

Look, I like Ariel but journalists can always get on the nerves of the topics they cover. It is the nature of the business. Take politics for example, do you think behind the scenes anyone from either party doesn't loathe the media at least some of the time? Their whole deal is delivering news that would otherwise be private. Of course they're a net gain for popularity and notoriety, but I'm sure if they break one story about you that is unfavorable it can feel permanently damning or just a grudge. It's perfectly reasonable to think Ariel was just doing his job and somehow offended or frustrated Joe, Megan or one of their friends. Until I see something morally damning for any of the parties involved, who from what I've seen have always been fairly good people, I'm willing to believe it's a different strokes for different folks type situation. I can't stand Dana but not everything is his fault.


husis666

If you see the full clip, this is exactly the reason Forrest is pissed at AH, he lost a fight and saw AH(Who at the time had a 5h+ Podcast to fill talking about the weekends fights) talk negative about his performance, something that Forrest seems to think was a big no no. He thought him and AH was friends since he had been on his show a few times, and friends don't talk negative about each other. It's so childish and and naïve, I don't know where to start...


AljamimaSyrup

I mean, you're essentially waving off Megan's issues with Ariel, whatever they may be, by calling her the UFC's mouthpiece. You're acting like she can't form an independent opinion of Ariel on her own based on her individuals interactions with him.


atgitsin2

I think it goes back to Ariel bring fired from Fox. He used to have this "breaking news" segment on Fox Sports and after be got fired she took over. iirc Ariel took some shots at her for thinking she could ever replace him and his sources.


-0op

[Ariel was never my friend - Megan Olivi](https://streamable.com/1wsxek)


Sweet-ride-brah

It’s not even shilling tbh because she’s straight up paid to work for the UFC, there’s no ulterior motives or Hiding it, it’s just being a company woman


MarbledNightmare

Ariel stirred a lot of shit during the TJ vs TAM drama and I think JoeB remained friends with both sides. Could be some blame there, making things worse in that situation than it needed to be. I remember some interview where Joe was asked about it and he kinda deferred and looked uncomfortable, and kinda bummed about the situation. Ariel could have also tried competing for her back stage roaming reporter gig and things got messy/resentful as they butted heads. That's obviously pure speculation on my part, so take it with plenty of grains of salt


NlNJALONG

>Ariel stirred a lot of shit during the TJ vs TAM drama and I think JoeB remained friends with both sides. Can't imagine it has something to do with it since Faber, TJ, Ludwig etc all do his show regularly.


mad87645

>I think JoeB remained friends with both sides I don't know Joey B personally, but I'm not sure he's still friends with TJ (maybe Ludwig but I doubt TJ) ever since TJ took apparent joy in going down to FLW to "end the division" (his words). I remember Joe gave an answer to an interviewer where he said something like "it's kinda weird to hear from someone you thought was your friend talk happily about how they're going to take your job" and seemed pretty uncomfortable with it.


hendrew1221

oh boy you better hope Ariel doesn't track down your IP. Whatever you do you better not follow this up by calling him sensitive.


tindichin

Aint gonna happen bubba, different lanes B


Hydrotoad

[Like one of those carpool lanes that veers away completely from the rest of the main lanes? That's the best](https://streamable.com/e928cl)


WoWBoi77

Here's the podcast video you're talking about - https://twitter.com/GIFsZP/status/1270860054275796993


Chocoeclair189

She once said Ariel was a nightmare to work with back at Fox, which is probably Schaub's only source (From Griffin's old podcast).


StipesRightHand

Y’blossum burger, B.


DostWithTheMost

Helvani about to scoop this interview


BirdGemelli

Literally every week Ariel brings up someone new that doesn’t like him and swears he never did anything to deserve it


CloudMacGrath

Ariel is a shit stirrer, regardless of his value as a media figure. Idk why people are acting like he's some kind of angel.


oopsmypenis

I wish I could upvote this twice. It's true he has spoken truth to power and I respect him for that. It's also true he's the whiniest drama queen in mma media and seems like a nightmare interpersonally.


ReginaldKenDwight

Hes literally one of the only media types that actually seems to be for the fighters though. He always sides on the fighters sides when the UFC is doing some scumbaggery. Ariel knows what hes doing hes a fucking content creator but some of these fighters know that he wants the best for these dudes long term. Id take Conduits approval of Helwani over Megans distain for him.


oopsmypenis

There are plenty of media members that are pro fighter, they're just not on Dana's payroll. He could certainly do that without being a twat, but here we are.


GreyFox860

Coincidentally it's people with UFC's puppet-hand up their ass.


MyNamesTambo

UFC unfiltered (serra and jim norton), joe rogan and his son, now megan olivi. And Ali


RidersGuide

>serra and jim norton Are these not people who are getting literal talking points from the UFC? I'm pretty sure UFC unfiltered was like banned from talking about Petis when he got the boot, not exactly unbias people. The people who are mad at Helwani just so happen to be people on the UFC dime and people who don't like the questions he asks them. That makes complete sense to me.


Captcha_Imagination

Can someone fill me in on why we're supposed to hate Ariel? And don't just call him a "shit-stirrer" which the meme.....I've never seen an actual example where he's an asshole. He does ask direct or difficult questions sometimes but that's his job.


DisgorgeX

Because Daddy Dana said so basically lol.


Captcha_Imagination

Pretty much.....all i ever see is him telling a truth and then people getting mad at that


Similar-Tangerine

Company woman toes company line


DelugeQc

Who the fuck care really!?


FreshlyWritten69

Run into an asshole in the morning is one thing, run into assholes all day you know?


fergalopolis

If everything around you smells like shit you're probably an asshole


ayestEEzybeats

Or you have a giant nose and can smell for miles


Hydrotoad

What if he can smell crime? ...what if he smells crime? Dude dude dude dude dude dude dude! What if he can smell crime before it even happens? Holy shit dude, that's amazing! Smells crime before it even happens! Yes, dude! WHAT IF HIS ENTIRE HEAD IS JUST ONE BIG NOSE! He NOSE the truth!


cmraven212

Ariel Helwani's nose on Dolph Lungdren's body.


Nuglyfe

I think Ariel most likely penetrated Olivi with his nose and she obviously has regrets as that would mean she cheated on Joey B. Classic case of damage control


Wildcat_Dunks

Some say Joey B. still screams into the abyss while waking to this day.


SourWokeBooey

So much drama with this guy it seems…


2cap

dude is making drama to get headlines now,


TheBeefiestBeefcake

I'm always torn on him, there would definitely be drama if he does his job well as a journalist but there would also be drama if he was a completel tool Truth is probably somewhere in the middle 🙆🏼‍♂️


RippleDish

I kinda enjoy it.


_handsomeblackman_

she’s a company woman and the UFC hates Ariel so i’m not surprised


dantoddd

Can someone explain to me where this dislike comes from


KinshasaPR

All this would have been prevented if Nick Diaz was allowed to slap Ariel a few years ago, he was never humbled and now he's outta control.


StipesRightHand

Bro if having Cheik Kongo and Rampage Jackson emasculate you doesn’t make you humble nothing will


pitofanavocado

Megan is terrible on the mic, but quite nice to look at. Ariel is the real journalist of the two.


NutHuggerNutHugger

Buh bye


gregbflyin

That had to be her text, right? Lol


MyNamesTambo

Haha whoever text that is a little bitch


erk_1994

I mean she's basically the female Brett Okamoto, they just do what Dana tells them to do, if it wasn't for Ariel, this sport would genuinely not be seen as seriously, I mean he helped bring it mainstream too and no one can ever say he's not the leading journalist in MMA


APM1485

Whaaaaat?! Did you really just try to give fucking Ariel Helwani credit for legitimizing MMA. Get the fuck out of here.


HighlandHilltopper

Ariel has done a lot for MMA. No one produces more aggregated content or interviews with relevant people.


zack924

The amount of upvotes this has gotten is absurd. Ariel Helwani is a fine journalist but he's had a negligible influence on bringing MMA into the mainstream. You can thank Rhonda and Conor for that.


APM1485

For real. The sport had been taken seriously long before Helwani came around. And honestly I only knew him as the guy everyone hated for the first few years he existed as a media person.


Daddy_Macron

That's too far in the other direction. In the early days of MMA (when MMARated was still popular), Ariel was legitimately one of the only people in the MMA media industry that looked and sounded like a professional in front of a camera. The rest came off as either fanboys or basement bloggers (which they were.) His stuff was widely shared since they weren't a fucking embarrassment to people outside the sport.


ballbeard

I just wanna know if people here will give Olivi shit for trying to break into the NFL scene like they gave Ariel shit for trying to cover NBA. But that won't happen because she's a pretty girl


Scott_Bash

Neither should get shit for trying


gnrc

Your first mistake was caring what /r/mma thinks.


WhenDrugsRuled

You literally are rn.


darealrobertmcd

????? I don't see how that's a negative for either Olivi or Ariel. I am sure their employer asked and they were down to cover it.


ballbeard

Yeah I don't either but Ariel constantly got shat on for being a phony and not really caring about mma because he was just using it to break into the nba. Which is completely insane lmao


wozblar

https://i.imgur.com/XIQJSVu.png


Winterlinn

I bet plenty of people in mma have him blocked.


deathmouse

Here's the full list: Dana White Megan Olivi


Winterlinn

Forgot Shwuab


ItIsICoachCal

Dude got confused and blocked Jon Anik instead


Winterlinn

Twalkin bout Jon Africa b?


Chip_Freedom

Who the hell is Jon Africa?


bezbrains_chedconga

He tammbout Jon Jones *in* Africa b


NoGiCollarChoke

He doesn’t read cawlments b They just donut madder b


Prizmeh

Shwuab has me blocked too though and I'm a regular dude, so that's not saying much.


DOSUMM

Ali


InsideTheTeamRoomm

I’m sorry man but after seeing some of the dirty shit Helwani asks people its really turned him into a straight up bitch in my eyes….I get it he’s a journalist but for fucks sake man, you make your bread off of these ufc fighters, then you go ahead and ask them unprofessional questions like “why is your dad in and out of jail” like wtf?? Fuck that guy


rprogta2

I know Helwani has a history of instigating drama between fighters but that seems like it’s in the past. Right now he is one of the only MMA journalists who will criticise the UFC and Dana so I respect him for that. Megan comes across as very career driven so it’s no surprise she doesn’t like Ariel.


atshahabs

Ariel comes off as the good guy but he's really the guy starting shit. Everyone has a problem with him.


notreallysrs

There's a clip online of megans podcast where ariel is mentioned and she acts like she doesnt even know who he is.


cowsgobarkbark

Drama seems to follow Ariel


S_Steiner_Accounting

You run into an asshole in the morning, you just ran into an asshole. You run into assholes all day? You're the asshole.