Ariel Helwani
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UFC Lifts Its “Lifetime” Ban on Ariel Helwani, Jonathan Coachman to Cover Lesnar at UFC 200, WWE Seeking New Writers and Assistants

Jonathan Coachman to Cover Lesnar at UFC 200

Jonathan Coachman has noted he will be at UFC 200 to cover Brock Lesnar’s return to MMA.

UFC Lifts Its “Lifetime” Ban on Ariel Helwani

Just 24 hours after journalist Ariel Helwani was banned from UFC “for life” and thrown out of UFC 199, UFC has decided to lift Helwani’s ban, which garnered a lot of bad press for the MMA promotion. UFC released the following statement regarding the Helwani situation:

“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.”

Read Also: MMA Journalist Ariel Helwani Thrown Out of UFC 199 Tonight & Banned For Life After Breaking Original Brock Lesnar Story

WWE Seeking New Writers and Assistants

WWE is currently seeking new writers and writer’s assistants as the following job listing has been posted:

Responsibilties for Writers:

  • Develop and implement creative storylines for broadcast and the WWE Network
  • Collaborate with a team of Road-based and Home-based Writers to build compelling RAW/ Smackdown stories that capture the audience and generate buzz
  • Consistently improve and refine storylines
  • Use consumer insights and social media to deliver impactful storylines that are consistent with the WWE brand and each talent’s skills and history

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