Mar 30, 2017
Ariel Helwani personifies A Fighter’s Mindset and is huge in the world of MMA—but not for putting on gloves. It’s for his use of microphone and keyboard. The Spaniard calls him THE GUY in MMA Reporting, as do his eight straight World MMA Awards as Journalist of the Year. He never aims to be the story, but you’ll like hearing it: He grows up in Montreal imitating Marv Albert, shrewdly gains gigs involving the Olympics and HBO, and positions himself to be a leading voice in a sport years before it goes mainstream. Nothing stops him—not a broken ankle, not an unusable studio phone, not dismissal from Fox News, and not the yanking of his press badge by the UFC. So listen in on Fighter interviewing Fighter.