Portland, Indiana, United States Casey Kenney/Place of birth
I’m not a black belt world champion like you – I’m a blue belt. ‘” After being submitted by Anthony Pettis in his final lightweight fight, Chiesa has won three consecutive welterweight bouts in the octagon.May 20, 2020
1.85 m Michael Chiesa/Height
Ariel Helwani opens up on ESPN exit, relationship with UFC’s Dana White: ‘He raised hell to try to stop me’ Now that he is no longer attached to ESPN and doesn’t have to worry about its business relationship with the UFC, Ariel Helwani feels very comfortable talking about his time with “The Worldwide Leader in …
He works for ESPN. Dana hates him because over time he has asked several questions resulting in awkward moments. Props to Ariel for being the only MMA journalist out there ready to ask such tough questions though.
Michael Chiesa Fighting out of Spokane Valley, Washington, U.S. Team Sik Jitsu Fighting Systems Team Alpha Male Teacher(s) Rick Little Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under James Weed
Helwani, who was in the final year of his three-year rookie contract with ESPN, made a salary that approached $500,000. ESPN initially offered a 10 percent reduction in pay and followed up with a 5 percent cut, according to sources.Jun 7, 2021
“My relationship with Dana is, I would say, non-existent. There is no relationship,” Helwani said on Oral Sessions With Renee Paquette. “It was once supremely close, and good, and healthy, and the kind of relationship that any journalist would want to have with arguably the most powerful person in the sport.May 16, 2021
UFC veteran Alan Jouban is calling it a career. On Monday, the welterweight competitor, who first began fighting professionally in 2011, announced that he is retiring from fighting effective immediately.May 10, 2021
American Alan Jouban/Nationality
He won the fight via unanimous decision. On May 10, 2021, Jouban announced his retirement from MMA to focus on broadcasting.