Helwani has really made a name for himself over the past few years and he seems to be in pretty good with the UFC. Good for him as he genuinely seems like a true fan
Helwani is my favorite MMA reporter right now, the guy is very knowledgable, respectful, and sticks to his guns even against big names like DW.
Easily the best interviewer in the biz, no doubt about it.
I'd have to check, but I'm pretty sure FIGHT! magazine just put him on their Top 20 most powerful people in MMA list.