Greater than 5 years after the UFC banned MMA journalist Ariel Helwani from protecting their occasions for revealing details about Brock Lesnar’s shock return at UFC 200, the incident has been introduced up once more, because of podcaster and former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub.
Brendan Schaub spoke about Ariel Helwani’s UFC ban on his podcast Under the Belt primarily based on sure statements UFC commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan made on the time. The rumor that Ariel Helwani had betrayed the belief of the promotion and outed top-secret info that was shared with him in confidentiality was first floated by Joe Rogan after the incident befell.
Talking to UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling on the newest episode of The MMA Hour, Ariel Helwani slammed each Joe Rogan and Brendan Schaub for making statements about him that have been false and will probably hurt his popularity and profession.
Ariel Helwani set the document straight but once more, dismissing the declare that he had revealed any “off the document” info to the general public.
“What Joe Rogan had spewed is 1000% false. What Brendan Schaub has then paraded is 1000% false. Joe Rogan sources Dana White, Brendan sources Joe Rogan. I believe you recognize me lengthy sufficient… if somebody tells me one thing off the document, and I’m certain you’ve gotten instructed me issues off the document, if I am going out and report it, I needs to be achieved. There is no such thing as a approach I’d follow that type of journalism and nonetheless be right here 13 years later. If you happen to inform me one thing in confidence and I report it, I ought to by no means be speaking to you once more. I needs to be outlawed. I needs to be banned from protecting the game – any promotion.” Ariel Helwani stated.
Ariel Helwani then went on to take photographs at Rogan and Schaub for being irresponsible about what they have been saying on their platform.
Ariel Helwani addressed Brendan Schaub’s feedback individually on The MMA Hour as nicely.
Watch the video beneath:
What did Joe Rogan and Brendan Schaub say about Ariel Helwani?
Joe Rogan claimed in June 2016 after the ban on Ariel Helwani was introduced that the UFC suspected a mole was revealing scoops of inside information to the journalist, harming the curiosity of the promotion.
Citing the journalist’s latest exit from ESPN and what he shared about his relationship with Dana White a number of weeks in the past on The Dan LeBatard Present, Brendan Schaub claimed that he had heard from “1,000,000 folks” that Ariel Helwani was extraordinarily tough to work with.
Helwani addressed the assertion on The MMA Hour and revealed that Schaub had since apologized to him for his feedback. Nevertheless, Helwani additionally famous that Schaub wanted to apologise on his podcast because the accusations have been first made on a public discussion board.