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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.

ESPN laments boxing’s future with no union while praising UFC (with no union)

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Boxing is dying. No, wait, it isn’t dying. There’s no union for protect boxers. There’s no union to protect MMA fighters, but UFC should be praised for booking whatever big fights they want. That’s the muddled media message.

Juanito Ibarra goes to court to order Rampage Jackson’s cooperation in deposition

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Juanito Ibarra wants Rampage Jackson to cooperate with a request for document production and deposition. Halloween 2013 is the drop dead date before Ibarra’s side threatens to go to court for a motion to compel.

Bellator on War Machine rape quips: He really doesn’t mean to offend you

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

What’s the deal with MMA fighters making comments about rape on social media? Not too many people are impressed with the way Bellator has handled the situation regarding comments made by War Machine.

Viacom’s Bellator problem; triumph or turmoil for UFC on Fox Sports 1?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Since Viacom’s purchase of Bellator, it has been complete chaos for the organization. With the launch of Fox Sports 1 in August, how much will UFC benefit from the channel’s potential success?

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