Ariel Helwani

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Birthday
8, 1982
Birthplace
Montreal, Canada
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1982 (age 36)
Birthplace
Montreal, Canada

About

MMA journalist who was controversially banned from attending UFC events after reporting that Brock Lesnar would fight at UFC 200, news which the organization didn't want released at the time. The UFC's move was widely criticized and Helwani's ban was repealed.

Before Fame

He attended Syracuse University, where he studied at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He's worked for companies like Fox Sports 1 and MMAFighting.com.

Trivia

Well-respected within his industry, he won six consecutive MMA Journalist of the Year awards between 2010 and 2015.

Family Life

He married Jaclyn Stein and has two children.

Associated With

As host of the podcast The MMA Hour, he's had the opportunity to interview some of the biggest names in the sport, including Michael Bisping, Frankie Edgar, and Rampage Jackson.