Ariel Helwani

ESPN journalist talks UFC 257.

Jim Rome
January 20, 2021 - 9:53 am

Info & Stats:  ESPN UFC Journalist

All Topics: Few days out form UFC 257: McGregor vs. Poirier 2 | Buffalo vs. KC Sunday night | Speaking with Conor recently | Conor is historically underrated as a fighter | Poirier’s a damn good fighter | Khabib Nurmagomedov |

Jan 20th 2021

Oct 22nd 2020

All Topics: UFC 254 | Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje | Khabib’s dominance | Khabib’s last year | Gaethje’s style being Khabib’s biggest challenge | Khabib dealing with the passing of his father | Gaethje’s fight against Tony Ferguson | Khabib and Justin’s relationship | Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier verbally agreeing to a fight | Conor’s relationship with the UFC |


July 30th 2020

All Topics: Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till | Whittaker’s response after losing Israel Adesanya | Khamzat Chimaev | Chimaev’s style | Khabib Nurmogdemov | Khabib Nurmogdemov vs. Justin Gaethje | Khabib Nurmogdemov vs. GSP | GSP’s legacy | Chael Sonnen | Smackoff invite


June 10th 2020

All Topics: UFC 250 | Sean O'Malley is a star | Cody Garbrandt knocking out Raphael Assuncao | Cody’s past 3 years | Feels like Aljamain Sterling is best bantamweight in the UFC | UFC 251 | Kamara Usman vs. Gilbert Burns isn’t what we were promised | Jorge Masvidal and the UFC couldn’t come to an agreement to fight Kamara | Masvidal on Twitter | Fight Island | Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3 | Conor McGregor retiring for the 3rd time


May 8th 2020

All Topics: COVID-19 life | UFC 249 weigh in changes | How the UFC is testing for COVID-19 | Tony Ferguson having the longest camp of his life | Ferguson making weight twice | Ferguson vs. Gaethje | Tony finally getting respect he’s deserved | Gaethje fighting smarter | Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz | Cejudo being strange at the weigh in was great | Early 1990s New York Knicks | Charles Oakley needs to stay off of Patrick Ewing


Feb 7th 2020

All Topics: UFC 247 | Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes | Talking to Jon Jones 9 years ago | Spending time with Jon recently in Albuquerque | Jon talking about moving up to heavyweight | Israel Adesanya vs. Jones | Jon at heavyweights | Reyes working as high school IT guy a few years ago | The greatness of Valentina Shevchenko | Jorge Masvidal



July 26th 2019

All Topics: UFC 240 in Edmonton | Steak well done with Ketchup | Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar | History with Edgar | Frankie beating BJ Penn to win the lightweight championship in Abu Dhabi | Thiago Santos’ knee injury saddens him | Santos taking Jon Jones to the brink | Boxing deaths | Buddy McGirt video | Cris Cyborg’s first fight since loss to Amanda Nunes | Cyborg vs. Felicia Spencer