White: Ariel Helwani can buy UFC 200 ticket if he wants to attend

Gary A. Vasquez / USA TODAY

MMA reporter Ariel Helwani won't be getting media credentials from the UFC anytime soon, but Dana White says he's still welcome to come to shows - so long as he pays for a ticket like everyone else.

Prior to the main event of UFC 199 on Saturday, Helwani and his associates were reportedly escorted out of the building for breaking the news of Brock Lesnar's return hours before the company officially announced it on its PPV broadcast.

White spoke to TMZ Sports on Monday and said Helwani can still attend UFC events, it just won't be in a professional capacity.

When pressed further on whether Helwani was banned for life, White answered, "As long as I'm here."

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