We all know Ariel is from Montreal. Everybody assumes he should speak French but if you know anything about Montreal, you know it's easy to live here without ever speaking French. Ariel is not from a French-speaking family. He didn't go to French-speaking schools. I assume didn't have much French-speaking friends and doesn't speak French at home. Yet, when he was asked to do a LIVE radio interview in French (on a obscure channel but still), he took the challenge. It was one of the first time I ever heard him speak more than 2-3 French words in a row. Let me tell you, he was great! In fact, he rarely used English expressions and never resorted to English to make his point. He did babble a little and had to use some English words here and there but he never quit: even when he knew he was slipping, he just rephrased his thoughts, always in French. Hats off to Mr. Helwani for doing it: it's obvious he doesn't get paid for it and it will not impact his popularity in Québec. He will not start a French edition of The MMA Hour and he's not trying to "go get some fans". In fact, he's fairly unknown here in Montreal and he's purposefully ignored by French-speaking media because he usually doesn't speak French. He's just stepping up his game and giving back to his homeland, the place that made his dream of becoming THE GUY possible. It was always his goal to be THE MMA GUY and now that the goal is achieved, he's not afraid to take risks. The Interview was on 91.9 Sport, a French-speaking station. I don't know when it will be available, I listened LIVE moments ago. Here's the link if you want to dig deeper: edit: link is for the LIVE broadcast so the Interview is not there yet. I'll post it when it appears. http://tunein.com/radio/919-Sport-s47769/ Here's Ariel's reaction, posted a minute after the LIVE interview: In case you're wondering, YES, I am Anonymous_MMA.