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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.
Cain Velasquez is injured again. Injury seems to be the only thing preventing him from competing and winning on a regular schedule. Enjoy his fights while you can.
The UFC is supposedly experience a 50% growth in revenue from international TV deals and yet Standard & Poors has just downgraded their debt risk from BB to BB- due to future volatility. What is really going on here? Jeff Thaler & Zach Arnold compare & contrast the headlines regarding UFC’s future on this week’s edition of Fight Opinion Radio.
The UFC royally screwed up the protocols on Cung Le’s HGH drug test and have now opened up a major can of worms. Even if you believe Le was using HGH, the process was terribly flawed.
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?
October will be light for activity on UFC’s fight schedule but most of the names on the fight cards will be unrecognizable to casual fans.
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.
You can sell a lot of things as a Mixed Martial Arts promoter, but selling tickets today is the hardestWednesday, September 24th, 2014
If you’re wondering why there isn’t a rush of money marks in the MMA business, there are many reasons why rich people are staying away from “investing” their cash on a volatile joy ride.
Jon Jones is the classic idiot savant. A savant in the UFC cage and an idiot outside of it.
The shit hit the fan for the NFL & Roger Goodell with an ill-fated New York presser on Friday. The UFC was lucky because the shit hit the fan for them on the same day with fighters Thiago Silva & Anthony Johnson.
So far, so boring. The first two episodes of TUF 20, the all-female edition of The Ultimate Fighter, is less than impressive in portraying top female MMA fighters as the natural stars they are & should be in the UFC.
It was karmic justice to see Andrei Arlovski knock out Bigfoot Silva on a UFC Brasilia card that Zuffa wanted fans to pay to watch on an internet stream. It perfectly symbolizes what is exactly wrong with UFC right now.
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.« Previous Entries