Journalist for @espn / Host of “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,” “Ariel & The Bad Guy” and “The MMA Reporters” / Proud father of 3 / Canadian 🇨🇦.
Georges St-Pierre will officially announce his retirement from MMA tomorrow morning at a press conference in Montreal, multiple sources told ESPN. GSP had hoped to secure a super-fight w/ Khabib. Once that didn’t materialize, he decided it was time to walk away.
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Manager to the stars @audieattar has joined Chinese-based promotion Legend FC as a founding board member. Here’s why.
Aljamain Sterling got pretty fired up yesterday talking about why he would like to fight Cody Garbrandt next.
Francis Ngannou has seen many say he didn’t actually KO Cain Velasquez on Sunday (still can’t believe that’s a thing people are saying), and he has a feeling as to why, yet he’s not too bothered.
Believe it or not, Rose Namajunas asked the UFC to fight in Brazil against Jessica Andrade. Not sure how many champions would sign up for that experience.
Here’s how Chael and I opened @sportscenter last night. He was very anxious (as per usual) so I tried to calm his nerves a bit.
Paul Felder suffered a collapsed lung in the closing minutes of his fight against James Vick last night, his manager Brian Butler told ESPN. Doctors believe the lung was punctured when he took a shot to the ribs at the end of the third round. He is being held an extra day at a local Phoenix hospital for observation, Butler said. As a result of the injury, Felder has been forced to pull out of his color analyst duties for this weekend's UFC Prague telecast. 📷 Getty Images/Zuffa LLC
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Daniel Cormier was kind enough to join me on SportsCenter after tonight’s main event. Money line: “I won’t go fight Francis Ngannou, I would beat Francis Ngannou.”