When Sean Strickland questioned the MMA journalist’s passion for the sport, Ariel Helwani’s sense of humor was on full show. Helwani is a pioneer in the field of MMA reporting and is renowned for his sharp rhetoric.
After defeating Nassourdine Imavov by unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 67, Strickland recently made a visit to The MMA Hour. By dominating in his second main event appearance, Strickland was able to end his losing run.
Sean Strickland questioned the seasoned MMA journalist’s passion for the sport by saying:
“I don’t know how you got this job bro. You should be like a golf commentator, a golf analyst. I want to know how you got in the MMA world. I don’t think you’re a big MMA fan. I’m just saying is this wasn’t your job bro, I don’t think you would be at the bar with the boys watching motherf***ers get knocked out.”
Ariel Helwani began covering the sport of MMA in 2006. Since 2010, he has won the MMA Journalist of the Year award at the World MMA Awards every year.
Ariel Helwani quickly responded, saying:
“I was at the bar watching MMA when you were in your father’s n*ts**k. When you didn’t even know what MMA was, I was talking about MMA. I was doing a radio show at Syracuse University in 2001. You were in fourth grade when I was talking about MMA.”
It is fair to say that Ariel Helwani is one of the most significant figures in MMA media. His platform is one of the most dependable sources for the most up-to-date information and most captivating tales in the sport for a sizable number of athletes and MMA fans.
Many MMA insiders rushed to the post where Helwani responded to Sean Strickland for raising doubts about his enthusiasm for the sport. Needless to say, Helwani’s clever response was much appreciated by online fans.
A fan commented: “Ariel really been putting his foot down only took for him to get in his 40s , good job Ariel.”
Another fan wrote: “Ariel is on fire these days handing out 10-8’s like candy on Halloween.”
According to another fan, Ariel Helwani’s moral triumph was superior than Alex Pereira’s knockout win over Sean Strickland: “Ariel ko worse than Alex.”