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Jared Shaw Clarifies Recent Remarks Regarding Ariel Helwani and Frank Shamrock

(Shaw talking to Helwani prior to Ariel’s plaid phase.)

Although he wouldn’t get into debating Frank Shamrock‘s version of events, former EliteXC VP and matchmaker Jared Shaw spoke with today to clarify comments he made during a recent interview with Sherdog’s Jeff Sherwood about the former UFC light heavyweight and Strikeforce middleweight champion’s offer to fix a fight with Kimbo Slice.

Shaw explained today that it was he who asked former MMARated and current AOL Fanhouse reporter Ariel Helwani two years ago to keep the story to himself and not the other way around, as has been reported by several outlets including ours. Thanks to some glitchy audio during the Sherdog interview, it sounded like Shaw said, “The only other person who knows is Ariel Helwani because I told him a long time ago, but he asked me to never say anything,” when in fact Shaw says he said,  ”but I asked him to never say anything.”

“Ariel I told the story to almost two years ago, but I asked him to not say anything,” Shaw explained via text message. “You guys got it mixed up and I don’t want that for Ariel.”

Props to Jared for setting the record straight. It didn’t make a hell of a lot of sense that a reporter would want to keep a story that had no personal bearing on him quiet.

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RwilsonR- March 23, 2011 at 11:52 pm
Nah Smitty, I just rhyme freestyle.
StinkFacer- March 23, 2011 at 9:16 pm
i channeled my inner skala.
Smitty- March 23, 2011 at 9:05 pm
2 things I can't freakin believe:
1. Jared has his collar "popped".
2. Some of you went to some serious extremes to write raps.
sakurabasear- March 23, 2011 at 8:21 pm
Love it when reporters try to make themselves the news. Puke.

Props to the raps. Music to my ear.
StinkFacer- March 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm
no no no, the rap went:

yo im skala, an elite emcee
unfortunately my dawgs and me tanked elite xc
ariels my dawg, says who? says me
by the way, Kimbos the man, ask those kids in the street
on a related note, yall hit me with a misquote
obviously my words dont matter now that my companys broke
shit... frank shamrocks here, i don wanna get choked
i only weigh 115 pounds, when my clothes is soaked.
But back to the matter that I was previously discussin,
the fights i promote put you to sleep: robitussin.
Go into business with me you got a death wish: Charles Bronson
So who fucked up this sport more? Me or Gus Johnson
Im too white to curse in rhymes, so ill say gosh darnit
whyd i have to be elite xcs version of Josh Barnett?

And then hed say Word to your Mother 12 times, drop the cd, and watch it go Copper...or maybe Aluminum.
Dagnut- March 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm
He needs a pair of concrete shoes and a pier to be pushed off.
SlapNuts- March 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm
I hear better "music" coming from my 3 year old's plastic xylophone. And my boy is a better dresser.
El Guapo- March 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm
No, seriously, I might check it out. (TUMBLEWEED ROLLS BY)
El Guapo- March 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm
Anybody know when his CD drops? (CRICKETS)
RwilsonR- March 23, 2011 at 10:48 am
I imagine this clarification went down in white rap style:
"Obvious by now that haters gon hate,
But $kala's here to set records straight,
I's chillin' wit some shorties, sipping Cristal,
When Frankie comes in, says he'll take a fall,
Nuh uh, sucka, I don't do that shit,
Muthafucking $kala only rolls legit,
He all pissed, and gets all up in faces,
I say, 'Back off, or my daddy stop payin fo yo braces!',
See, I ain't a bitch scared of no Shamrock,
Cuz e'ryone knows I got a big swinging...... nah playa, that's just for the ladies."
knucklesamitch- March 23, 2011 at 10:24 am
While it didn't make sense, am I the only one who read the original quote and thought Helwani asked Shaw to keep quiet so the infant sport of MMA wouldn't be tarnished?
intercept440- March 23, 2011 at 10:18 am
Yea Taco i Agree. Areil would strait up bust out some Jewjitsu on his wigger ass
Fried Taco- March 23, 2011 at 9:30 am
I think Ariel could take $kala.
Kid Clam Curtains- March 23, 2011 at 9:26 am
Jared Shaw is like an unholy mix of K-Fed, the situation and that autistic kid that made all those 3 pointers.
Jesus Frijoles- March 23, 2011 at 9:23 am
Not only is he wearing a fucking fagtastic hat, he has it screwed on cockeyed. I would NOT be able to keep myself from slapping that off his head.
GILL-uh-TEEN- March 23, 2011 at 9:22 am
So Ariel asked Shaw to fill in for Ken Shamrock and take a dive? Got it.
Jesus Frijoles- March 23, 2011 at 9:21 am
White Rapper.......from the latin meaning, douchebag.
ccman- March 23, 2011 at 9:19 am
He went on to clarify that he is not a spoiled little embarrassment by saying "nanny nanny poo poo, your all doo doo heads and my dad says shut up, don't make me bust it old school on you playa"
Horror Fighter- March 23, 2011 at 9:02 am
My God, Shaw looks like the result of Jens Pulver fucking a leprechaun...
intercept440- March 23, 2011 at 8:59 am
is it me or is he trying for a seth green impression?
intercept440- March 23, 2011 at 8:56 am
im suprised he didnt clarify it with a rap.. if he did it wouldve went something like this.

" yo i'm $kala,i make ya holla, i like wine an money, but dont misquote my dog helwani, it was i who axed him not to spill the the bomb whammy, not he who told me about frank jo mammy offern to take a dive, im so jive, look at the life iv led bitch, dont confuse me with k-fed . yo yo thanks ariel ill hollaback atcha, peace out homies"

what a douche
Titos Head- March 23, 2011 at 8:54 am
Uppercut Magnet- March 23, 2011 at 8:54 am
Christ... people like Shaw are so toxic that they make everyone around them look bad.
danomite- March 23, 2011 at 8:54 am
that's one small step for (A) douche. one giant leap for douchekind.

i was wondering about that myself when i read that. it didn't make sense that ariel would want to keep that quiet.

so am I the only one still tweeting dana about #freecagepotato? if so it's gonna be pretty easy to win those shirts (that don't exist).