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Golden Boy debuted on ESPN and the theme of the show ended up being all about Teddy Atlas.
There is a full-blown crisis in combat sports over the issue of weight-cutting, especially in the field of Mixed Martial Arts. Fighters are sacrificing long-term damage to their internal organs. Taking away their money isn’t going to solve this problem.
California State Athletic Commission seeking permission to spend $200,000 more on athletic inspectorsMonday, March 13th, 2017
The California State Athletic Commission is seeking to get permission from the California Legislature to spend an extra $200,000 on athletic inspectors and inspector training.
One of the great things about ESPN’s Friday Night Fights was the fact that on any given card, you could see something totally wild and crazy happen. Friday night’s Boxeo Telemundo delivered one of those surprises.
Why do so many California politicians obsess over the machinations of the California State Athletic Commission? Because it’s a launching pad to gain future power in other state agencies.
UFC and WME-IMG carefully crafted a triangulation strategy to navigate the rough 2016 American political waters. Now WME-IMG and Hollywood is going after Trump and has opened the door for him to sign an Ali Act for MMA.
The judge in Golden Boy’s anti-trust lawsuit against Al Haymon terminated the lawsuit on Thursday and essentially agreed with every argument Team Haymon raised.
ESPN and Golden Boy have entered into a TV contract for at least the next two years and that’s bad news for Al Haymon.
When the UFC didn’t reportedly agree to substantial contractual changes proposed by Mark Hunt regarding punishment of fighters caught doping, Mark Hunt pulled the trigger and filed a potent lawsuit in Nevada to force a resolution.
What happens when you give creative control of your sport to a TV network that is at war with ESPN? You end up letting the inmates run the asylum and tear your athletes apart like savage animals.
You won’t have Mike Goldberg, Joe Silva, or maybe Ronda Rousey to kick around any more.
The political and production stylings of the “new UFC” were on display at the Golden-1 Center in Sacramento and it was quite a striking difference from the Lorenzo Fertitta era.
New data shows that without Al Haymon & WWE’s cash, California’s athletic commission would be hurting badTuesday, December 13th, 2016
The California State Athletic Commission’s financials are shakier than they seem to be. Without cash from Al Haymon & WWE events, California would likely be in the red and hurting.« Previous Entries