The Schmo Challenges Ariel Helwani To Charity Grappling Match (Video)

Mixed martial arts (MMA) reporter, The Schmo, wants to challenge longtime MMA journalist Ariel Helwani of ESPN in a grappling match. Schmo, who burst onto the MMA scene over the past year with his entertaining and unique interviews, took to his Twitter account to call Helwani out. The challenge is for a 165-pound charity grappling […]

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Mixed martial arts (MMA) reporter, The Schmo, wants to challenge longtime MMA journalist Ariel Helwani of ESPN in a grappling match.

Schmo, who burst onto the MMA scene over the past year with his entertaining and unique interviews, took to his Twitter account to call Helwani out. The challenge is for a 165-pound charity grappling match, with the winner winning $25,000 for a charity of their choice.

The Schmo Challenges @arielhelwani to 165 Lbs Charity Grappling Match. Tag Everyone you can if you want to see this happen”

If Helwani can’t make 165 pounds, Schmo is willing to bulk up to meet him at 185 pounds. Here’s what he had to say (H/T BJPenn.com)

“Whats up World! The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s time to give you fans what you’ve all been looking for. The Schmo is challenging Ariel Helwani to a 165-pound charity grappling competition. $25000 to the charity of the winner’s choice. If Ariel can’t make 165 pounds, The Schmo will bulk up to 185 pounds,” The Schmo said.

“If you’re an MMA fan, and this cat Ariel has snubbed you for a photo, or done you wrong, speak up! If you’re an MMA fighter and this cat Ariel has caused beef, speak up!

“The time is now. It’s time to put some respec’ on the Schmo brand, Ariel! You have 48 hours to respond. If you beat The Schmo, The Schmo will be done covering the UFC. The Schmo vs ‘The Nose!’”

The Schmo has interviewed some of the biggest names in MMA as of late, bringing fans interviews with Dana White, Georges St-Pierre, Tony Ferguson, Tyson Fury, Jorge Masvidal, and more.

As for Helwani, he is a staple in MMA journalism, currently working for ESPN and making quite a name for himself over the years. It will be interesting to see if Helwani accepts Schmo’s challenge.

Do you think Helwani will accept The Schmo’s challenge?

 

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Ariel Helwani, John McCarthy Clash Over UFC Regulation Claim

On Tuesday, ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani and retired mixed martial arts referee Big John McCarthy got into a debate over a claim the former made. McCarthy posted that he was watching the 30 for 30 episode on Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz. However, he wasn’t a fan of Helwani’s claim on the show that the […]

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On Tuesday, ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani and retired mixed martial arts referee Big John McCarthy got into a debate over a claim the former made.

McCarthy posted that he was watching the 30 for 30 episode on Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz. However, he wasn’t a fan of Helwani’s claim on the show that the UFC was “running from regulation” before it was purchased by Zuffa:

“Sitting here watching the 30 for 30 on Tito and Chuck and can’t believe that someone as knowledgeable as @arielhelwani still perpetuates the lie that the UFC was unregulated and “Running from Regulation” when Zuffa bought the UFC. Stop and learn the truth,” he wrote.

Helwani would reply stating he said the opposite but McCarthy pointed to how the UFC was running towards regulation even before Zuffa:

“You said that when Zuffa took over they did the opposite of the previous owners and ran towards regulation. That is simply not true,” he replied. “The UFC was running towards regulation to survive years before Zuffa came around. Your telling a story you heard instead of knowing the facts”

Helwani retorted that it didn’t work out well for the UFC but ultimately failed to address McCarthy’s comment:

“How did that work out? How many states were regulating the sport when it was purchased? One of the smartest things they ever did was hire Marc Ratner. He opened many doors regulation-wise and helped legitimize the sport,” Helwani said.

“First, a snippet of a long interview,” Helwani added in response to a fan. “Second, that clip is about the new regime and what they did. Not dismissing previous regime but no denying that the hiring of the likes of Ratner changed the fortunes of the company. Y’all can nitpick all you want. Stand by what I said.”

What do you make of Helwani and McCarthy’s exchange?

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Paige VanZant Slams Maycee Barber For ‘Messaging My Husband On Instagram’

Paige VanZant is not a fan of how Maycee Barber is going about getting a fight with her. Fan-favorite VanZant has been in headlines this week for her claims that she makes more money posting pictures on Instagram than fighting for the UFC. But it&#8217…

Paige VanZant is not a fan of how Maycee Barber is going about getting a fight with her. Fan-favorite VanZant has been in headlines this week for her claims that she makes more money posting pictures on Instagram than fighting for the UFC. But it’s another issue involving Instagram that has VanZant riled up in […]

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Michael Bisping Slams Conor McGregor: He Went On ‘Little PR Campaign’

After some concerning outside-the-cage incidents, Conor McGregor was back at the forefront of MMA media in a big way last week. Michael Bisping isn’t buying it, however. Without a win since 2016, McGregor took part in a lengthy interview with Ari…

After some concerning outside-the-cage incidents, Conor McGregor was back at the forefront of MMA media in a big way last week. Michael Bisping isn’t buying it, however. Without a win since 2016, McGregor took part in a lengthy interview with Ariel Helwani on a host of topics. Much of the spot centered on him apologizing […]

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Scott Coker Announces Bellator Featherweight GP Opening Round Match-Ups

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has some big news concerning the Bellator Featherweight GP this Monday afternoon. Speaking on today’s episode of ‘Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,’ Coker unveiled the opening round match-ups for Bella…

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has some big news concerning the Bellator Featherweight GP this Monday afternoon. Speaking on today’s episode of ‘Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,’ Coker unveiled the opening round match-ups for Bellator’s upcoming Featherweight Grand Prix. The title fight between champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and Juan Archuleta was previously announced for Bellator 228 […]

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Jon Jones’ Manager ‘Very Confident’ of a USADA Decision in July

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may be set to hear from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) regarding his future by the end of this month. Jones tested positive for the steroid Turinabol following an in-competition drug test conducted i…

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may be set to hear from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) regarding his future by the end of this month. Jones tested positive for the steroid Turinabol following an in-competition drug test conducted in relation to his UFC 214 championship bout in July 2017. “Bones”  beat incumbent champ […]

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