He is a child of an Egyptian father and Lebanese mother and was born on July 8, 1982, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The origin of his family is Jewish. Before moving to Westmount, Ariel grew up in Mount Royal, Quebec. He attended Akiva School and Herzliah High School growing up. He also married his childhood sweetheart Jacyln Stein to create a fairy tale beginning to his love life. Ariel Helwani is a proud graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse, New York in 2004before his more exciting MMA life.
He entered the field of professional MMA coverage in 2006. He hosted multiple shows such as the interview show, MMA Hour and also commentary segments on internet and TV while working for MMAFighting.com. His resume also includes being an MMA Insider for Fox Sports 1 and even dabbled as a co-host of the Sirius XM radio show Fight Club.
Ariel Helwani Career Details
Ariel Helwani worked for MMA Fighting, the MMA news site, for a long time. He also worked as an ‘MMA Insider’ for Fox Sports 1, UFC Tonight Show. He also worked on other pre-programming and post-programming for UFC. In 2018 he then finally signed with ESPN. He is the vice-president of the MMA Journalist Association and is the former co-host of Sirius XM, he is currently working on his podcast ‘The MMA Hour’ and MMA Beat Show. During his time as a journalist for the UFC and MMA Ariel Helwani has suffered many setbacks. On one such occasion, Ariel Helwani, and two of his colleagues were shown out of UFC 199’s event before the main event fight could take place with their press pass taken away.
Despite being told not to do so Helwani has disputed Rogan’s version of what happened, It was revealed by Joe Rogan that a mole had leaked the news to Helwani that Brock Lesnar was set to fight in UFC 200. Although thankfully, later rescinded by the company, Helwani was essentially handed out a ‘lifetime ban’. Helwani was also removed from the Showtime broadcast team for the Mayweather vs McGregor press tour. UFC had asked for him to be removed, that was according to Helwani.
During his career, Helwani is declared the winner 7 times of the ‘MMA Journalist of the Year’ Award at World MMA Awards (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016). He was also named ‘the Howard Cosell of MMA’ by FIGHT! Magazine in 2011. The combination of a top-notch sports journalist and a one pro-fighter is expected to create a balanced yet insightful news analysis. It is not necessary to have fight experience to perform well as a sports journalist, but Chael, current active Bellator fighter will not be agreeing with many topics to be discussed on the platform.
Ariel Helwani Net Worth
Helwani is approximately worth $6.5 million, his fortune is a direct result of the credibility and demand he has as an MMA journalist. Considered as one of the best experts in his line of work Ariel Helwani has a huge reputation for his work. Many him as the focal point of attention and a one-man show whenever MMA media comes into question.
Ariel Helwani Dating History
Ariel Helwani is a married man. In 2008 He tied the knots with his girlfriend, Jaclyn Stein. Adding to their happy married life another fascinating fact about the couple is that the happy couple met in the seventh grade back in 1994. Ariel married his childhood sweetheart in a fairytale manner and has three children with her.
Talking about Jaclyn, she is Montreal, Quebec native, and a beautiful jewellery designer. She is a pass out in jewellery design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. The added flavour on the delicacy, she is fluent in English, Hebrew, and French. The lovely couple with their daughter and two sons live happily and content in Brooklyn, New York.
Ariel Helwani House And Cars
Although much details about his house and cars are not known to the public. Ariel currently resides in Brooklyn along with his beautiful family, with a handsome amount of net worth said to be 60 million-plus and a name in the MMA business, he continues to live in luxury.
Ariel Helwani Height And Weight
As a martial artist, he has maintained an athletic figure throughout his entire professional career. Although much of his body measurements are unknown, He has a height of 5ft 11.5 inches.