MMA Journalist Ariel Helwani Gets Lifetime Ban From UFC

Ariel Helwani and UFC president Dana White

Following reports of Brock Lesnar's return to the UFC this summer over the weekend, we also got word that longtime MMA journalist Ariel Helwani has been banned for life.

Apparently, he reported the news of Brock's return -- taking place at UFC 200 on July 9 -- early and without the UFC's approval. So, he received a lifetime ban from the UFC, and was actually escorted out of the building with his crew, before the main fight at UFC 199 on Saturday (June 4).

Helwani detailed the experience via Twitter, which you can read below:

Before signing off, Helwani said hopes that the UFC's ban would be reserved, while expressing his love for the sport of MMA.

  • Observable Universe

    Ariel is a good guy, this sucks! Gonna miss him at the pressers.

  • Qnz Made

    Dana is a whining bitch he need to be in the octagon

  • Major Tom

    This needs to be reversed, they cannot be allowed to destroy careers at their convenience. He did nothing wrong, he only did his job well.

  • Jay Casteel Take This L

    The whole UFC organization is lame af

  • Jay Casteel Take This L

    Ariel from little mermaid bruh