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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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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

Naoyuki Kotani talks about his UFC Fight Night 46 bout against Norman Parke, his reaction when he found out he was returning to the UFC, why he's such a big WWE fan, and more.

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

Norman Parke talks about his UFC Fight Night 46 bout against Naoyuki Kotani, how he expects to be received by the Irish fans, a fight against Conor McGregor, welcoming Kotani back to the UFC, and...

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Pickett 'jarred' by lack of respect going into UFN

Brad Pickett talks about his UFC Fight Night 46 bout against Ian McCall, why he doesn't like cutting to flyweight, the bad blood between them, his reaction to Chris Cariaso getting a title shot,...

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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.

Manager explains Mousasi's recent frustration

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Gegard Mousasi, who was scheduled to fight Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at the now ill-fated UFC 176, took to Facebook to voice his displeasure with the way yesterday's news broke. On Wednesday,...

Following eye surgery, Case set for UFC debut

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After a false start, Johnny Case is ready to begin his UFC career. Case will meet Kazuki Tokudome at UFC Fight Night 52 on Sept. 20 at the Saitma Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, according to sources...

Sonnen 'accepts responsibility' for test failures

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Chael Sonnen has officially responded to the Nevada Athletic Commission amended complaint against him, and he is accepting responsibility for his actions.

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Lorenzo Fertitta discusses cancellation of UFC 176

UFC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta spoke to Fox Sports Live Tuesday night about the cancellation of UFC 176 and what this means going forward.

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The MMA Hour - Episode 237

Tuesday's episode featured Pat Miletich, Chad Mendes, Jens Pulver, Phil Baroni, Edmond Tarverdyan, Jason Parillo, and more.

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Longo to Belfort: 'Play by the rules, man up'

Ray Longo talks about Chris Weidman defending his belt against Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 on Saturday, Eddie Gordon winning TUF 19 on Sunday, Weidman's health, Vitor Belfort, and more.

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UFC 175 post-fight wrap-up show

We look back Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey successfully defending their respective titles at UFC 175, Stefan Struve's future after his health scare, Uriah Hall's performance, what's next for...

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Gordon explains why TUF 19 had so few finishes

TUF 19 Finalist Eddie Gordan explained why his season of the reality show featured so few finishes.

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Weidman intros 175 guest, 6-year-old legless NYer

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman talks about his special UFC 165 guest, six-year-old legless wrestler from Long Island, Isaiah Bird.

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Caceres: forget PPV, we're going to steal the show

Alex Caceres talks about fighting Urijah Faber on the UFC 175 prelims, why he suggests not buying the PPV, why his training camp got off to a rocky start, and more.

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Faber suggests 'Bang' rubs him the wrong way

UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber talked about fighting on Fox Sports 1, facing Alex Caceres at UFC 175 and why Duane Ludwig rubs him the wrong way.

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Serra, Longo weigh in on huge weekend for team

Matt Serra and Ray Longo, the coaches of Chris Weidman and Eddie Gordon, discuss this upcoming weekend's title defense against Lyoto Machida at UFC 175, Serra's biceps, and much more.

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Penn hints at retirement even after victory

BJ Penn talks about his return to the UFC against Frankie Edgar at TUF 19 finale on Sunday, Dana White's recent comments about his future, his drop to featherweight, why he's in such a good place,...

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