Ariel Helwani has fired back at UFC president Dana White after he appeared on Paddy Pimblett’s podcast and called him ‘slimiest, scummiest motherfu****s that you will ever come across‘. Dana White’s claims that he was allegedly fired from ESPN were fact-checked by Ariel Helwani, who also used the opportunity to discuss the UFC President’s professional inadequacies.
Ariel Helwani to Dana White: How’s Zuffa Boxing going?
Ariel bought up Dana White’s foray into the boxing venture.
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“I wish instead of the question counter we kept putting up when Dana White wants to talk about my failures, we talk about his failures. Cause that clock, that number would go up as well. How’s Zuffa boxing going? How’s that boxing show, that reality show you did going? How’s the boxing manager career going? How’s the tae bo career going? How’s the surf league show going?”
“Maybe this slap league is gonna be the one that hits cause you’ll get all the MMA media boys to cover it. Maybe that’ll be the big hit. Or maybe this F it Friday thing will be the big hit…Maybe there’s a deep desire to see a 50-something-year-old man eat cheeto pancakes, maybe, I don’t know…If it ain’t involving the Fertitta’s or Endevor, it ain’t a hit. I can assure you of that.”
Ariel Helwani on Paddy Pimblett wanting to be paid for interviews
Ariel Helwani then responded to Paddy Pimblett, who wanted to be paid for interviews stating that the system doesn’t work that way.
“I ain’t paying for s*it,” Ariel Helwani said on The MMA Hour. “That’s not how this works, you don’t pay for coverage. That’s not how this works, does Joe Rogan pay his guests? Does Oprah pay her guests? Did Larry King pay his guests? No, that’s not how this works. If you’re upset about the fact that you come on this show and I get paid to do this show, I can say the same thing. ‘Oh I’m upset I have to go to your fights and you get paid more than me when you fight’.
He continued, “It’s stupid, I would never say that because that’s ridiculous. We all have a job, we all have a purpose in all of this. I don’t get a single extra dollar off of [interviews]. Pay? The moment I start paying people to come on shows, or even paying for their transportation, cut me off. Throw me in the back.”
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