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Blackballed MMA Reporter Admits He Was UFC's Paid Shill - Deadspin

MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani and his colleagues Casey Leydon and Esther Lin were booted from UFC 199 on Saturday and banned from future UFC events, apparently in retaliation for Helwani having reported, a few hours before the UFC's official ...and more »

UFC Throws Reporter Out Of Event, Bans Him For Life For Reporting News - Deadspin

Imagine the NBA having Adrian Wojnarowski escorted out of a game in the third quarter and banning him for life for having reported a trade rumor. Ridiculous as it seems, a scenario exactly like this just happened at a UFC show. Error loading player: No ...and more »

UFC Restores Ariel Helwani's Credentials - Deadspin

MMAFighting.com reporter Ariel Helwani and his colleagues Casey Leydon and Esther Lin, who were thrown out of UFC 199 on Saturday night and banned for life after Helwani (accurately) reported that Brock Lesnar was in talks to fight at UFC 200 next ...and more »

Brock Lesnar close to finalizing deal to fight at UFC 200 (updated) - MMA Fighting

The UFC is in serious talks with former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar to have him fight at UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas, multiple sources confirmed with MMA Fighting. Both sides are close to finalizing a deal, and if all goes well, Lesnar's ...and more »

Reporter says he has been banned from UFC for life because he broke news before they wanted it to get out - Business Insider

Ariel Helwani, presently of Vox's MMAFighting.com, has long been considered the best journalist covering MMA and the UFC. But now he has been banned from covering the sport, and apparently only because he was doing his job too well. On Saturday ...and more »

UFC's sad, short-sighted banning of journalists needs to be fixed immediately - Yahoo Sports

The number of incredible stories to emanate out of UFC 199 on Saturday in Inglewood, Calif., was, well, incredible. On one night, Michael Bisping won the middleweight championship, the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz was set, it was ...and more »

UFC 199: Five things we learnt as Michael Bisping fulfils his destiny and Brock Lesnar returns - The Independent

UFC fans will be pinching themselves in total disbelief at the events that unfolded at UFC 199. Here are the five key talking points coming out of a night of madness. Michael Bisping fulfilled his destiny. British mixed martial arts history was made ...and more »

Brock Lesnar to make MMA return at UFC 200 as WWE wrestler confirms return four years after last appearance - The Independent

In a surprising announcement at UFC 199 on Saturday night, the UFC announced that their biggest drawing pay-per-view star of all time Brock Lesnar was returning to fight at UFC 200. Earlier on in the evening, Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting had reported ...and more »

WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar Reveals His UFC 200 Opponent (Video) - TheWrap

“The Beast” is back in mixed martial arts — but can the grappler take this striker? Tony Maglio | Last Updated: June 6, 2016 @ 8:52 AM. Brock Lesnar. “The Beast” Brock Lesnar will return to the UFC to fight Mark Hunt, the part-time WWE Superstar ...and more »

Brock Lesnar Returns to the UFC Against Mark Hunt - New York Times

Back in the days when mixed martial arts was still a vaguely disreputable spectacle that had not yet moved toward the sports mainstream, its biggest star was a former professional wrestler, Brock Lesnar. Now after an absence of almost five years, he is ...and more »