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Kimbo Slice wasn’t just an internet legend, he was MMA’s second greatest TV attraction

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Kimbo Slice was the second biggest TV attraction in modern day Mixed Martial Arts, only behind the legendary Kazushi Sakuraba. It’s why his death on Monday night at the age of 42 has drawn major headlines in North America.

If Bellator fighters submitted invalid medical records, why didn’t California punish Bellator?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

In Zach Light’s lawsuit against Bellator for wrongful termination in the name of public policy, he did not cite causes of action for whistleblowing or retaliation. Why? Additionally, why is he spilling the beans about allegedly invalid medical fighter records submitted to California when the Athletic Commission took no action against Bellator?

Searchable text of Zachery Light’s wrongful termination complaint against Bellator, Viacom

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Former Bellator employee Zachery Light filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Bellator & Viacom under Scott Coker’s tenure, claiming forged medical records and medical records from an unlicensed physician.

Scott Coker & Spike go rogue in backing drug-busted Kimbo & “not-suitable” Sakakibara

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Bellator is promoting a Kimbo Slice fight in London despite the fact that he got busted by the Texas athletic commission for using steroids while nearly killing his opponent in a February fight.

If USADA has only caught 5 UFC fighters & only 40% of the tests are out-of-competition…

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Is the USADA UFC drug testing program more bark than bite? One MMA personality says yes and that, eventually, the athletes and gyms will catch on to what is really happening.

The difference between UFC & Bellator gambles? UFC’s cost them millions of dollars

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

When Bellator takes a risk, it doesn’t hurt their bottom line. When UFC takes a risk in matchmaking, they often box themselves into a corner where Return on Investment is minimized.

The MMA heavyweight division is a tragic disaster

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

If you’re a fan of heavyweight MMA fights, you’ve never been more depressed by the lack of depth and the volume of injuries spiking big fights worth millions of dollars.

The proposed legal argument against California’s 3-year drug suspension of Alexander Shlemenko

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Alexander Shlemenko and his attorney, Howard Jacobs, appear ready to sue the California State Athletic Commission for a three-year suspension due to alleged multiple drug violations.

Eight years later, the more things change the more they stay the same

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Eight years after launching Fight Opinion, it seems the more things change in MMA the more they stay the same even with a high injury & burnout rate.

The view from 30,000 feet regarding the health of the Mixed Martial Arts industry

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

A long-term absence forced me to look at the Mixed Martial Arts scene from outside the bubble. And what I see isn’t very encouraging for long-term growth.

UFC scoffed at WWE’s PPV abandonment strategy but will they end up doing the same thing?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

According to Sports Business Journal, PPV makes up 30% of the revenue pie for UFC. What will this mean for future negotiations between UFC & fighters? What is UFC’s future on PPV given their insane events schedule?

The state of the MMA union after UFC 178 (w/ audio discussion)

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Those bullish on a return to momentum in the MMA scene pointed to UFC 178 in Las Vegas as a real launching point for big fights in the next six months. Are those prognosticators correct? Fight Opinion Radio discusses what we’re bullish (and bearish) on in regards to the MMA scene heading into 2015.

After Goodell meltdown, UFC/Bellator must establish policy for domestic violence cases

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

If Roger Goodell’s meltdown in mishandling the Ray Rice domestic violence case doesn’t shock Lorenzo Fertitta & Dana White into creating a coherent policy of dealing with talent involved in domestic disputes, then nothing will ever serve as a Come to Jesus moment.

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