Dana White To Ariel Helwani – “Go Cover Bellator! We Don’t Want You Here!”


During UFC 199, MMA insider Ariel Helwani was escorted out of the building by security and told that he was banned for life. Yahoo Sports caught up with Ariel to talk about the unfortunate incident. Check it out.


Ariel Helwani

“I was brought to the back by UFC [public relations] and told by Dana White that I had to leave the arena,”. “Dana mentioned that from what I recalled that Brock Lesnar was upset the news was released early and that this could have ruined their deal.

“He repeatedly said, ‘Go cover Bellator. We don’t want you here.’ … I said, ‘What did I do wrong?’ He said, ‘You’re too negative.’

“I never go off one source anyway, so I guess they’re saying now there are two moles,” “But with God as my witness, there is no ‘mole.’ Honestly, I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around this. I’m almost embarrassed because people are saying, ‘You’re standing up for journalism.’

“I’m not doing any great investigative journalism here. This is not ground-breaking stuff. I’m not going to win a Pulitzer for this.”