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Archive for July, 2014

Was UFC the target of a shakedown by alleged Chinatown mob-linked pol over California State Athletic Commission?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

After further examining the federal indictment against a disgraced California state senator for allegedly extorting money in exchange for the California State Athletic Commission’s survival, the question is: who was the target of the supposed shakedown?

Feds allege Chinatown mob-linked pol extorted California State Athletic Commission for $

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

According to an updated federal indictment last week in Oakland, disgraced state senator Leland Yee and Chinatown mob boss Shrimp Boy allegedly extorted the California State Athletic Commission for cash in exchange for survival.

What exactly happened with that Matt Brown weigh-in fiasco in San Jose?

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Why was there such confusion at the weigh-ins in San Jose when Matt Brown missed weight for his fight against Robbie Lawler? The back story is one you should learn.

An uncensored conversation with Josh Gross on Vitor Belfort & doping in MMA after the 2-year Sonnen ban

Friday, July 25th, 2014

When Josh Gross wrote in great painstaking detail about Chael Sonnen’s testosterone use in 2010, he was treated as if he was a pariah in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The man got the last laugh in the end. Integrity won out. It’s amazing what happens when you tell the truth. Just don’t expect people who are exposed as frauds to be as public in issuing an apology as they are when it comes to mudslinging. Our Fight Opinion Radio interview with Josh Gross this week touches on the two year ban by Nevada against Chael Sonnen and why Vitor Belfort remains one lucky fighter when it comes to escaping harsh punishment. Just how bad is the doping crisis in Mixed Martial Arts?

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas: Belfort’s new license & Sonnen’s two year suspension

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Vitor Belfort can still make Nevada money, so he got a new license. Chael Sonnen is MMA’s Old Yeller and had to be put down.

Keeping up with the UFCs: Will UFC be able to win back fans who are burnt out?

Friday, July 18th, 2014

There seems to be a UFC card every week now and nobody knows what the hell is going on. Dave Meltzer says that UFC is reaching a critical tipping point. How much further can UFC push the envelope?

Fight Opinion Radio: As real as it gets? Decline is a choice & UFC has some tough decisions to make

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

When you’re running 10 shows in 8 weeks like the UFC is this Summer, that’s not simply asking the fans to treat watching your shows like homework: that’s an invitation to tell them to tune out for good. And there is a price to pay for this insanity. The UFC is experiencing the costs right now. The question is whether or not they will humbly & publicly admit the errors of their ways or will they continue to double-down and leave themselves even more vulnerable than they already are. They can draw respectable numbers still for “major” shows like UFC 175 but everything else is in decline. Decline is a choice. The UFC has some tough decisions to make about their future. Can they make the right calls?

After canceling Staples Center show, UFC’s oversaturation problems are a mainstream concern

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The UFC booked three non-A level events within a 60 day time span for California and they’ve reached their breaking point in regards to oversaturation. The problem is very real.

Chaos: Weidman-Machida go balls out, Struve faints, Ronda asked to save Staples Center August UFC show, empty seats

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

There are three MMA TV cards this weekend. And I don’t know how many fans know about it.

If Alex Rodriguez & Barry Bonds won’t go away, neither will Chael Sonnen

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

You haven’t heard the last from Chael Sonnen. And guys like Alex Rodriguez give him hope of returning to the spotlight.

Golden groans, rope-a-dope edition, on the denials of California’s regulators

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

After we called out an athletic inspector for missing illegal application of vaseline on a fighter — right in front of his face — the inspector had the balls to challenge us for further evidence. That was a very bad call on his part.