We’re back! Happy Wednesday! You know the drill by now. Hit me with your best questions below. You know the drill. 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.
You’ve sometimes mentioned how you won’t report on a story until you’ve got a second source. Has anyone ever given you a false story in an attempt to discredit you?
Who is on your Mount Rushmore of Peloton instructors?
Hello Ariel! I was recently looking at some old ESPN "First Take" clips and came across a clip of Dana White completely Bashing you infront of Molly, Kellerman & Stephen A regarding the Optics of having Rachael Ostovich on the same card as Greg Hardy. What was your reaction when you saw this? Did the leadership at ESPN reach out to you in any capacity? I hope they had your back.
hey ariel what’s up with cheal spill the tea !!!!
Is Sean Strickland’s disturbed-guy-on-the-edge persona a work?
Favorite segment of the week!
2 quick questions:
Have any other managers/coaches/fighters been either mad or happy with you after your awards show like Captain Eric?
What was is like doing the show with Luke & Bc? And can we expect more in the future? One of the highlights of the year for sure
I back. This is my first ever good question: In wrestling the pop after a good match amplifies with the theme music. A lot of our feel good moments are associated with it. Do you think UFC should consider playing the entrance music (on a lower volume) post victory before joe rogan comes in with mic? Except for the times where there is shock value for example Pena winning or Conor leg break.
Give my regards to Srinivas and my Hi to GC.
Good morning Ariel, my question this week is where do you see Francis Ngannou going after he loses to Ciryl Gane later this month? Judging by the recent articles I am guessing he will not get resigned to the UFC. I personally don’t see him going to bellator, and what about boxing? I remember him saying he wanted to box before his career is over
This weeks handicapped hot take for you, Jake Paul would demolish Nate Diaz in a boxing match. He doesn’t want that smoke
Much love - Zack
Hey Ariel, Happy New Year! Hope you and the family had a great holiday period! With the UFC potentially coming to London in March, is there any chance of them returning to Ireland. There was an event scheduled for August 2020 but covid scrapped that plan. With Ian Garry and Dean Barry now in the UFC, could there be a possibility we see a Dublin event in the near future? Also when will Heelwani make a return to the streets of Dublin?
All the best Ariel, take care!
Happy new year! 2 quick questions please:
With his sharp boxing and great takedown defense, What type of fighter has the best chance of beating Petr Yan?
Do you think Cejudo would come back to fight Yan if Yan keeps winning?
Hey Ariel, why do you think the UFC has struggled to consistently have a marquee star at HW? Lesnar's run was short lived, Cain and JDS weren't huge draws, DC was under appreciated during his time and now they seem to be bungling Francis. Considering boxing's rich history at the HW division what is it about this division that the UFC can't seem to get right?
Helwani, will we ever see you work an NBA game again? I know there are the obvious hurdles but you are living proof that if there is a will there’s a way.
Additionally, I was hoping you could go into detail about your Instagram live with the Buffalo Bills. What did it mean to you and is there potential for more collaboration w/ them in the future?
Would love to hear what it is about Diaz that makes Poirier so excited to get back in the cage so quickly and on short notice, especially given how hard he took the loss to Oliveira.
You're the man.
Hey Ariel, I loved mondays show. I thought GC was a great addition to the MMA hour awards. Realistically if the PFL loses Kayla Harrison what do they have left to offer? All the big new names they brought in for the last season did not work out well at all and I’ve always thought their production was lacking.
How many PPV events should we expect this year? More than 2021?
Whats your favourite fan interaction moment of 2021?