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Seven fight stories we’re watching that might interest you

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

The fallout from The Desert Sun going after the California State Athletic Commission continues. Cole Miller says he doesn’t want to fight in California any longer. Is Jon Jones negotiating a new contract? A lot of turmoil in MMA right now.

Fight Opinion Radio: Josh Gross (@yay_yee) on media honesty, MMA drug usage, oversaturation

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Josh Gross joined us on Fight Opinion Radio for the first time ever in the show’s history and it was a great interview. We had a chance to talk to him about what mainstream media outlets think of the MMA scene and what are some of the roadblocks that writers have to overcome in terms of attitudes & access to do your job in the field. Plus, our simple-to-understand breakdown of recent reporting by Bloody Elbow on Bellator’s alleged contracts of adhesion. Fighters should take note of what we have to say here.

Viacom, Bellator PPV debut delivers some bizarrely intriguing moments with a yo-yo consistency

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The Bellator PPV debut was a hell of a memorable event for all the right reasons and the wrong reasons.

One week away from Bellator’s under-publicized Memphis-area PPV

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Bellator has a PPV in one week and if they draw 50,000 PPV buys, they should call it a success.

One month away from finding out if Bellator will sink or swim on PPV

Monday, April 14th, 2014

What’s at stake for Bellator on PPV? If they succeed, Viacom will open up the checkbook for real.

The good, bad, and awful of heavyweight fights promoted by Main Events, Bellator, and Golden Boy

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

If you like watching the heavyweights fight in boxing and MMA, the last two days have been perfect for you. But not every heavyweight bout turns out well, especially in California.

Pat Curran’s career-defining win over Daniel Straus was great… for conspiracy theorists?

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

The finish to the Pat Curran/Daniel Straus was great… for both fight fans and skeptics screaming “work!”

UFC pays to keep a winner like Gilbert Melendez

Monday, February 24th, 2014

The UFC matched Bellator’s offer for Gilbert Melendez. Smart decision.

How Bellator (and others) should view the World Series of Fighting

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Why does World Series of Fighting exist? Who’s behind it? Why is UFC so friendly to WSOF? It’s all about the politics.

Trapped: Ben Askren’s limited options

Friday, November 15th, 2013

The UFC claims publicly that they don’t want to sign Ben Askren. Where does he go next?

Too many TV filler fights impacting both Bellator & UFC ratings

Friday, November 8th, 2013

A glut of MMA cable programming has made it harder to draw consistent television ratings and PPV buy rates. How will Bellator & UFC adjust in 2014 to today’s television reality?

What direction is Bellator heading into 2014?

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

After Bellator’s non-PPV PPV event on Saturday night from Long Beach, there are as many questions as there are answers regarding the company’s future.

The wheels fall off of the Humpty Dumpty Bellator PPV

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Bellator PPV from Long Beach has fallen apart due to Tito Ortiz being pulled the main event because of injury. So, the event is now on Spike TV.

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