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Ariel Helwani

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Ariel Helwani has been covering mixed martial arts professionally since 2006. He is a four-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, with his wife and two sons.

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Matt Brown says his study of sports psychology, philosophers and the beliefs famous athletes has improved him as a fighter.

McGregor vs. Poirier set for UFC 178

The UFC has booked Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas. The promotion officially announced the news on Tuesday.

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Watch The MMA Hour now

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UFC Fight Night 46 wrap-up video

UFC Fight Night 46 will go down as one of the most memorable events in recent UFC history. We wrapped up the night with veteran journalist John Balfe of entertainment.ie following the action on...

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McGregor: Brandao win 'greatest moment of my life'

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor discusses his main event win over Diego Brandao and calls the moment the greatest one he's ever experienced in his life.

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Nelson: Loud Irish fans 'consume you'

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Ian McCall: 'Speed kills in this division'

Ian McCall shares his thoughts on why he was able to defeat Brad Pickett at flyweight and says 'One Punch' is just too slow for that division.

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Parke: My style & Sanchez's fit 'perfectly well'

UFC lightweight Norman Parke discusses his win over Naoyuki Kotani at UFC Fight Night 46, betting on himself to win, and why he wants to fight Diego Sanchez.

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Holohan tells new fans 'I am one of yours'

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Seery was 'emotional wreck' after burying nephew

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Smith wins beard-shaving bet with opponent Troeng

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Pendred begins UFC career with 'fairytale start'

Cathal Pendred talks about surviving a dangerous first round against Mike King at UFC Fight Night 46, not expecting to be taken down, credit due to referee Mark Goddard for not stopping the fight,...

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Krylov stayed focused through Ukrainian turmoil

Nikita Krylov talks about being happy with his win over Cody Donovan at UFC Fight Night 46, why dropping to light heavyweight has been so good for his career, remaining focused on his goals through...

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Latifi moves past UFC debut with impressive wins

Ilir Latifi talks about his first round finish of Chris Dempsey at UFC Fight Night 46, moving past his loss to Gegard Mousasi, his desire to fight a top 10 fighter, the sport of hurling, and more.

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UFN 46 preview video starring the Irish people

Some have called Saturday's UFC Night 46 card, headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brando, "The People's Card," so it only made sense to preview the event with the passionate people of Ireland.

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On the charm of fighting in Ireland

We spoke to some of the fighters competing on Saturday's UFC Fight Night 46 card about why fighting in Ireland is so unique and exciting, Conor McGregor's immense popularity, and much more.

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A day in Dublin with Conor McGregor

The Conor McGregor show has officially hit his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. McGregor, who fights Diego Brandao at UFN 46 on Saturday, spent some time with us to look back at his amazing rise in MMA...

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McGregor predicts he'll be champ by end of 2014

Conor McGregor talks Cole Miller's injury, the favor he's doing for Diego Brandao, why this is a fight "nobody wants," how the fight will end, why he will become champion soon, and more.

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Kotani discusses love for all things WWE

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Parke: fight vs. McGregor would draw 80,000 fans

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Pickett 'jarred' by lack of respect going into UFN

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Brandao dreams of NASCAR career post-UFC

Diego Brandao talks about his UFC Fight Night 46 bout against against Conor McGregor, fighting McGregor in his hometown, why he wants to be a NASCAR driver, why he thinks McGregor gives up on the...

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Cummings: Nelson reminds me of a stone cold killer

Zak Cummings talks about fighting Gunnar Nelson at UFC Fight Night 46, his thoughts on how he matches up against him and why he thinks he's better, his drop down to welterweight, his recent winning...

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McCall likes that's he's under skin of Pickett

Ian McCall discusses the Chris Cariaso vs. Demetrious Johnson title fight, the stakes at UFC Fight Night 46, why he likes to push buttons, if he's under Brad Pickett's skin, his UFC tenure, his...

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Gunnar Nelson wants Rory MacDonald next

Gunnar Nelson talks about fighting at "home," facing Zak Cummings, training camp, the rise of fame for Conor McGregor, Rory MacDonald, fatherhood, what gets him upset, and much more.

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The MMA Hour - Episode 238

Monday's episode featured Chris Weidman, Alistair Overeem, Demetrious Johnson, Lex McMahon, Cathal Pendred, Neil Seery, John Kavanagh, and more.

Green-Thomson in July; Trujillo-Pearson in August

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An injury to Michael Johnson has forced the UFC to make two new lightweight fights for later this summer: Bobby Green vs. Josh Thomson in July and Abel Trujillo vs. Ross Pearson in August.

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MMA Beat on 176 cancellation, Rousey, Weidman, BJ

The panel discusses the cancellation of UFC 176, the UFC's summer schedule as a result of the cancellation, whether Ronda Rousey is the Mike Tyson of MMA, Chris Weidman's profile after his latest...

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Meet the ladies of TUF 20

We spoke to some of the cast members of the upcoming TUF 20 about being on a reality television show, who the favorite is, who's the most annoying, and more.

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