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

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, 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 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. Last night, Ariel ...and more »

WATCH: Amazing promo confirms Brock Lesnar to make UFC return ahead of WWE SummerSlam -

Brock Lesnar is set to fight at UFC 200 against a yet to be announced opponent but will then compete at WWE SummerSlam. The former UFC and WWE world heavyweight champion will make a shocking return at UFC 200, which takes place in Las Vegas on ...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 »

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

Here comes the pain. Again? 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 ...and more »

UFC reportedly bans Ariel Helwani for life after doing his job - Awful Announcing

The UFC is a notoriously thin-skinned organization. They've fired fighters for not wanting to sign away their lifetime likeness rights (only to relent and hire them back). They've banned reporters from covering their events because of reports on news ...and more »

Brock Lesnar to face Mark Hunt at UFC 200 - MMA Fighting

Brock Lesnar has an opponent for his UFC 200 showdown. Joining Hannah Storm during the Monday morning edition of SportsCenter, the 38-year-old fighter revealed he will face Mark Hunt at the July 9 event. "Why not? It could be anybody. I didn't care," ...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 »