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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas: Belfort’s new license & Sonnen’s two year suspension

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Vitor Belfort can still make Nevada money, so he got a new license. Chael Sonnen is MMA’s Old Yeller and had to be put down.

Keeping up with the UFCs: Will UFC be able to win back fans who are burnt out?

Friday, July 18th, 2014

There seems to be a UFC card every week now and nobody knows what the hell is going on. Dave Meltzer says that UFC is reaching a critical tipping point. How much further can UFC push the envelope?

Memo to all licensed by Florida’s Boxing Commission: verify your license ASAP; Florida updates only UFC licenses after our report

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

If you are licensed by the Florida Boxing Commission, now is the time to make sure that the license you have is actually valid before you get hit with a surprise that perhaps it isn’t so valid after all.

After Dustin Holyko debacle, time for DBPR & Tallahassee to call Andy Foster in California; 60 second search would have revealed all on Holyko

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

After the latest scandal with the Florida Boxing Commission, it’s time for someone at DBPR in Tallahassee to make the phone call to Andy Foster and hire him away from Sacramento. The move would make a lot of sense.

Fight Opinion Radio: As real as it gets? Decline is a choice & UFC has some tough decisions to make

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

When you’re running 10 shows in 8 weeks like the UFC is this Summer, that’s not simply asking the fans to treat watching your shows like homework: that’s an invitation to tell them to tune out for good. And there is a price to pay for this insanity. The UFC is experiencing the costs right now. The question is whether or not they will humbly & publicly admit the errors of their ways or will they continue to double-down and leave themselves even more vulnerable than they already are. They can draw respectable numbers still for “major” shows like UFC 175 but everything else is in decline. Decline is a choice. The UFC has some tough decisions to make about their future. Can they make the right calls?

After canceling Staples Center show, UFC’s oversaturation problems are a mainstream concern

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The UFC booked three non-A level events within a 60 day time span for California and they’ve reached their breaking point in regards to oversaturation. The problem is very real.

Chaos: Weidman-Machida go balls out, Struve faints, Ronda asked to save Staples Center August UFC show, empty seats

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

There are three MMA TV cards this weekend. And I don’t know how many fans know about it.

If Alex Rodriguez & Barry Bonds won’t go away, neither will Chael Sonnen

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

You haven’t heard the last from Chael Sonnen. And guys like Alex Rodriguez give him hope of returning to the spotlight.

Golden groans, rope-a-dope edition, on the denials of California’s regulators

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

After we called out an athletic inspector for missing illegal application of vaseline on a fighter — right in front of his face — the inspector had the balls to challenge us for further evidence. That was a very bad call on his part.

UFC has their own alphabet-soup: HGH, EPO, Low T, hCG, and more; Sonnen removed from FOX

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Chael Sonnen got busted for HGH & EPO. And people are surprised. Why? It won’t hurt his career amongst those who matter the most: it may enhance it.

GLORY’s Gabriel Varga has vaseline on shoulders while California athletic inspector thumbs his nose

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Nobody gives a damn anymore when it comes to cheating at combat sporting events in California. The regulators sure don’t and they aren’t even hiding their apathy on camera any longer.

Fight Opinion Radio featuring Monte Cox’s words of wisdom on negotiating with the UFC: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

No one understands the current business climate of Mixed Martial Arts better than Monte Cox. He’s seen it all as a veteran manager of champions in the sport. In a honest & candid interview for Fight Opinion Radio, Monte speaks out about what it takes to negotiate the right kind of deal for a fighter in the UFC and what the company expects. Plus, why has the quality of fighter representation stagnated? Monte shares his thoughts on what many super agents lack in skill and why they often fail to deliver for their clients.

Gary Russell’s chief second, Rodrigo Mosquera, allowed by Andy Foster to return 4 months after CSAC upheld suspension for altering gloves

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Andy Foster has earned his lousy reputation as a boxing regulator in California and also as a soft-on-crime administrator. Suspended, cheating trainer Rodrigo Mosquera is living proof.

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