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“The greatest prospect in MMA history” got knocked down but changed the recruiting game

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

The Bellator NYC PPV at Madison Square Garden turned out to be a circus and that’s exactly the way Scott Coker likes to promote MMA.

If you can’t buy star fighters, buy the next best star power on TV

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo have signed with Bellator and that’s great news for fight fans.

Report claims Spike TV has lost nearly 7% of its households in a year

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Nielsen Ratings indicate that Spike TV has reportedly nearly lost 7% of households in a year. If Viacom can’t stop the bleeding, what will it mean for the Viacom-owned Bellator MMA promotion?

Los Angeles judge rules against California State Athletic Commission, AG over abuse of due process

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Last week, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled in favor of Bellator fighter Alexander Shlemenko and against the California State Athletic Commission for abuse of due process rights after increasing Shlemenko’s steroid suspension to 3 years.

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.

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