UFC Had Ariel Helwani Removed From Showtime Sports Ahead Of Mayweather vs. McGregor (Updated: 7:22pm EST.)

Longtime MMA reporter Ariel Helwani and the UFC have been at odds before. With the most notable being when the promotion eliminated his press credentials for a short time when he revealed the return of Brock Lesnar before the UFC did.

However, the UFC took another swing at Helwani when they personally had him removed from Showtime Sports, as he was brought aboard to help with coverage of the upcoming boxing super fight between UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.

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Helwani broke the news himself via Twitter:





Upon hearing of Helwani’s removal from his Showtime Sports position, some folks from the MMA world have offered their opinion on the matter through Twitter:






Nobody from the UFC or Showtime Sports have commented on the matter.

(Update: Ariel Helwani just tweeted the following a short time ago.)

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