News ESPN to lay off 300. Is Ariel in danger?

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  1. Not A Real Fan I Slayed Lucifer Alpha Yellow Card

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    I think not because he's their MMA guy. But what does he really do? Interview fighters? Okomoto can do that.

    Sports monolith ESPN informed employees that pandemic-related layoffs are coming Thursday morning. In a company memo obtained by NPR, Jimmy Pitaro, chairman, ESPN and sports content, revealed that 300 people will be laid off. Additionally, 200 open positions will be eliminated, totaling a 10% workforce reduction worldwide.

    https://www.npr.org/2020/11/05/931882351/pandemic-expedites-espn-employee-purge-hundreds-laid-off
     
  2. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    It's not just ESPN. A lot of companies have trimmed the fat from their staffs.
     
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  3. Bob Sapp Black Belt

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    I hope so!
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  4. Portland8242 Black Belt

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    oh man that would be sweet! only way it could be better is if Ariel's reaction to it got live streamed
     
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    According to Ariel his show with DC is booming amongst ESPN programs
     
  6. MescalineDreams Steel Belt

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    Whether you like him or not, Ariel is literally the GOAT of mma reporters.

    No
     
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    As much as I despise Ariel I like his show with DC. Mostly because of dc. And I don’t even really like Dc, somehow they make it work into a decent show. But I still hate Ariel though.
     
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    Good. Fuck em
     
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  9. johncola Red Belt

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    ESPN has 4000 employees. And obviously most of them aren't on-air personalities and celebrities. So it's very unlikely.
     
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  10. Bubba32 Purple Belt

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    around an 8% chance.
     
  11. TripTictonic Brown Belt

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    Nah
     
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  12. Brodie Blue Belt

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    Nope DC & Helwani consistently pulls some of the highest views on the ESPNMMA YouTube channel.

    Fastest growing show on ESPN

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    No one should have to lose a job... but I hope he cries again
     
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  15. Arrrrgh Black Belt

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    I've noticed they rarely have the normal short article's summarizing nfl and college football matchups. I think they are keeping the stats guys and the well known faces/names unless there is a contract where the $$$ is enough the cut gets them to balance.
     
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    ESPN Normies who dont watch MMA consider Ariel the Woj of MMA. I remember watching NBA games too and guys like JVG and Breen would call him that. Id be shocked if he got fired
     
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    I doubt it. Love him or hate him, his stupid shtick gets views. I mean Luke Thomas is doing well in the fightsphere right now and he failed hilariously at filling Little Mermaid’s shoes.

    Obviously the state of journalism is bad period and sports journalism is beyond stupid, but MMA journalism is next level bad and devoid of talent. I think the only actual talent we’ve seen in mma journalism was Jack Encarnacao and it was just a stepping stone for him.
     
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  18. theaustrianoak Orange Belt

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    MMA is booming right now. One of the few professional sporting events that was able to consistently put on shows during the pandemic

    Doubtful
     
  19. Sickbro69420 Blue Belt

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    Naw. Ariel is the Howard Cosell of sports these days
     
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