Happy Wednesday! You know the drill by now. Hit me with your best questions below. Everything and anything goes. Questions only available to paid subscribers. Sorry, them’s the rules. And try to keep them short and sweet, if possible. That increases your chances of having the question answered.
Why would Malki be egging on Masvidal to jump Colby? Feels like bad management to be tweeting about an assault for one of your clients.
Ça Va Ariel!
Assuming the UFC makes a welterweight title fight in December, who do you think is in it?
My money is on Usman v Khamzat, with Khamzat taking the W.
Khamzat’s relentless cardio and Till blinding the champ from the corner with his incredibly white teeth will be too much, even for the P4P king.
Hi Ariel, absolutely buzzing from the weekend and getting to see the main man Petesy in the flesh along with the Greenroom squad! Magical moments
Question is how would you go about developing the next UK card if indeed it’s PPV and this year. Here’s my thoughts:
September in Wembley or Old Trafford
Main Interim HW title Aspinall and Tai
Co main No1 contender Holloway vs Arnold
Paddy vs Topuria
Molly vs A shevchecko
Main card opener - Mohaev Elliot
My Man, good afternoon Ariel,
What’s the sweet spot for you when it comes to event’s starting time, running length. Even the day?
Wrestlemania’s coming up and is split into two days again. MMA has done 2, even 3 day cards. How do you find that balance, with the viewpoints of watching as a fan vs covering the event.
Highlight of my year so far was this past weekend, representing Heelwani inside the O2.
Much love, Louis
The talk of Colby going to 185 and getting an immediate title shot against Izzy is absurd to me, and seems like another way for Colby to avoid the boogeyman aka Khamzat.
If Colby wants to fight a Middleweight, what about Sean Strickland in a #1 contender fight while Izzy fights Cannonier? The trash talk would be cringey but it’s a good matchup of guys who fight at a high pace and would make sense for the winner to get Izzy next.
Or if he wants to fight a lightweight at 170, what about Gaethje if he loses to Oliveira? Gaethje hates Colby and this would be another matchup of insane cardio and pace.
👋 Hola Ariel!!!
What upsets/bothers you more, Masvidal punching Colby at a Miami restaurant or Colby’s use of trash talk towards people’s wife/children to promote his fights?
Viva Heelwani 🦹🏻♂️
What was the moment you fell in love with the MMA? Do you remember it?
Hey Ariel is the reason Dallas is in the mix for UFC 277 because Figgy doesn't want to defend his belt in Anaheim? I have feeling UFC wants to make that the main event with Diaz vs Porier as the Co-Main. I was in Anaheim for the 3rd fight and that felt like a main event. I was really hoping they would run in back at the Honda Center, but I understand Figgys hesitation.
I know Jorge is the "BMF" but jumping someone while wearing a hood is just low and gross, do you think the UFC will punish him or just let it be dealt with in court?
Some boxing questions for you this week Mr 10/7 helwani i was curious if you have recently got back to hitting the bag I know you’ve eluded to not having the time before with all the stuff that’s been going on the last 2 years now that things are starting to ease up have you got back into hitting the pads/bag? If so I think we would like to see what your combos, speed technique be lookin’ like
Also do you know any fighter in recent memory that was ever diagnosed with the same disease as Vergil Ortiz and we’re they ever the same? Rhabdomylosis
Greetings once again from London, Ontario, Canada. I was hoping to get your insight on a common scenario in day-to-day life. When you are walking toward someone in a long corridor and there is a significant distance between the two of you, how soon do you wave? If you wave early on, do you wave again once you have gotten closer? If you wave only once you have gotten close, do you acknowledge them in some other way from a distance, such as a with a head nod? Would appreciate your insights on negating awkwardness in these sorts of encounters.
Salutations and buttslaps Ariel!
Marvin Vittori wearing his shorts backwards was pretty funny and endearing. For a more recent fan like me could you fill me in on any other comical/unique moments over the course of UFC history?
Love you! ❤️
Shalom! Two quick things..
1) I’m going to my first UFC event this weekend. Any tips on how to make the most out of the experience?
2) For G Sizzle, if you were to parlay 3 dogs at ML for UFC Columbus, who would they be?
Ariel, what happens next for Jose Aldo?
I keep hearing you take shots at Phoenix! We have a massive fan base here, look at the reception Justin and Moreno got last year.
By the way give the #1 team in the league a shout out! THE PHOENIX SUNS BAYBAY!
Does Corey Anderson finally taste LHW gold this year, and if so... do you think he finds his way back to UFC to go after that title also?