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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Sean Wheelock, voice of Bellator MMA on Spike TV, stopped by to talk about his new book with UFC founder Art Davie and also to talk about Bellator’s new creative direction. Sean thinks the MMA audience can and will grow. Is he right?
The UFC wanted to go head-to-head against Spike TV and Bellator. They got their wish. The battle lines have been drawn and the creative direction of both companies could not be any clearer.
Bellator MMA commentator Sean Wheelock says that Scott Coker has a chance to inject some “fun” into an MMA scene where fans are fatigued by UFC’s one-size-fits-all approach to matchmaking.« Previous Entries