MMA Reporter Ariel Helwani had his media credentials to live UFC events taken away for life on Saturday at UFC 199, after he broke a news story of Brock Lesnar returning to the UFC before the UFC announced it on their pay per view broadcast.
The UFC received a lot of criticism from fans and mainstream media for the decision.
Helwani broke down in tears explaining the the saga on the MMA Hour.
The UFC has changed their mind and will allow him back. They put out a statement:
Following a conversation with the editorial team at SB Nation, UFC will not prevent MMAFighting.com from receiving media credentials to cover live UFC events. We respect the role the media plays in our sport and beyond, including MMAFighting’s ability to report news. However, in our opinion, we believe the recurring tactics used by its lead reporter extended beyond the purpose of journalism. We feel confident our position has now been adequately communicated to the SB Nation editorial team.
His colleague Mike Chiap
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