Ariel Helwani: Conor McGregor after every UFC fight always has to insert himself into the narrative

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by KevinLee, Apr 14, 2019 at 10:40 PM.

  1. boss429

    boss429 BowtieA$$a$$in

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Messages:
    6,599
    Likes Received:
    5,338
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    Lol, what are we even arguing about here? Ariel is still very well known among hardcore fans and still nobody outside of the MMA world (although that may change if he switch's over to Basketball as I've been hearing people say he's trying too).

    Cool, he did big interviews with Conor that only hardcore fans listened too and remains in the exact same position he was in prior to that, lol.
     
  2. KevinLee

    KevinLee ✮ ✮ RICH KING LIVING IN JEI'S HEAD✮ ✮

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2017
    Messages:
    3,620
    Likes Received:
    13,389
    [​IMG]
    This is straight bullshit. Ariel was MMA biggest journalist way before Conor existed lol. What are you talking about?
     
  3. MacDiz

    MacDiz Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2015
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    611
    Pot kettle black
     
  4. 7th

    7th Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    14,266
    Likes Received:
    6,411
    Location:
    It's in the book
    Megalomania. Conor thinks it's all about him.
     
    TheLinguist likes this.
  5. honzo

    honzo Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Messages:
    4,379
    Likes Received:
    1,609
    People defending Conor....... He told Dustin who he would be fighting next, it is ridiculous.
     
    TheLinguist likes this.
  6. snackgod

    snackgod Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2015
    Messages:
    12,052
    Likes Received:
    5,201
    conor is in a must win spot that why he was looking at cowboy or nate diva for a while
     
  7. BeardotheWeirdo

    BeardotheWeirdo Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    11,670
    Likes Received:
    5,758
    Location:
    Earth: We're All One
    But UFC isn't willing to pay him the kind of money he wants, to fight gatekeepers. He priced himself out of gimme fights.
     
  8. Titleboxe

    Titleboxe Green Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2016
    Messages:
    1,447
    Likes Received:
    4,638
    As usual, Conor taking cues from what Mayweather always does.
     
    91 seconds likes this.
  9. snackgod

    snackgod Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2015
    Messages:
    12,052
    Likes Received:
    5,201
    yes they did when he just signed that fresh new 6 fight deal. any fight conor is on sells alot so that all that matters for the ufc that why he was sloted to be comain vs cowboy in july.

    the whole i want ownership talk was fake news. ufc not giving him something worth 70million.
     
  10. locust rising

    locust rising The mirror collapses but the image does not

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    4,550
    Likes Received:
    2,268
    Location:
    Houston
    Ariel is the TMZ of mma trash
     
  11. MescalineDreams

    MescalineDreams Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2016
    Messages:
    17,260
    Likes Received:
    28,871
    Nothing much

    It was mostly when Ariel was being shunned by Dana, the UFC and the community. The whole crying incident, having his press credentials revoked, removed from UFC events, etc. It was dark times. Conor made sure Ariel was always that guy. That is respect and can make a difference, especially In image during those moments.

    More casuals pay attention to Conor than any other MMA fighter In history so I'm not really getting the point that only hardcore fans listened. He's one of the biggest stars on the planet. Ariel's career as the best MMA journalist was set in stone regardless, but being the guy to a star of that magnitude..especially for "an experience with Conor" and all the other big interviews during crucial moments.. It's a little silly to think that wouldn't make a slight difference to your career.

    but maybe I'm wrong and overrating the significance It could have.
     
  12. boss429

    boss429 BowtieA$$a$$in

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Messages:
    6,599
    Likes Received:
    5,338
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    I personally think you are cause Ariel is still only really known among hardcore fans, the Conor interviews didn't turn casual Conor fans into Ariel followers because they only care about Conor so if Conor isn't involved they aren't paying attention and if you ask them who the interviewer was for those things you will more than likely be met with a blank stare.
     
  13. Foghorn Leghorn

    Foghorn Leghorn Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,021
    Likes Received:
    681
    Yeah the countdown did quite literally start with the bus incident. Ariel's right overall but wrong on this instance
     
    BeardotheWeirdo likes this.
  14. Melas Chasma

    Melas Chasma Red Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2013
    Messages:
    8,614
    Likes Received:
    8,387
    Helwani loves it, he said it as a compliment.
     
  15. Hardkore

    Hardkore Titanium Belt

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    36,180
    Likes Received:
    46,409
    Location:
    North Suburbs of Chicago
    Of course he would
     
  16. chrisdiaz

    chrisdiaz Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2013
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    5,001
    He really only talks when the fights are in his weight class. Hes also fought both guys before so his opinion is pretty relevant IMO.
     
  17. BeardotheWeirdo

    BeardotheWeirdo Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    11,670
    Likes Received:
    5,758
    Location:
    Earth: We're All One
    The fight didn't happen, and not because of injuries. Money was the issue.

    UFC wanted Conor to co-main event and take less money. They have the right to re-negotiate after losses.
     
  18. snackgod

    snackgod Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2015
    Messages:
    12,052
    Likes Received:
    5,201
    the 6 fight deal is what it is. conor being the comain was a win win for all. conor only 3 rounds and sells 2 million ppvs. conor gets paid ufc get paid. what the problem
     
  19. Beans & Cornbread

    Beans & Cornbread Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2019
    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    1,183
    with all these changes maybe they forgot to keep Ariel on the payroll, he finally had something negative to say about connor
     
  20. robbie

    robbie Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,711
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    Location:
    Virginia
    Joe Duffy finished Conor McGregor and we aren't linking him to Dustin and Max even though he did beat the guy who beat these two...see how MMA math works?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.