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Without the UFC, what justification is there for the existence of Fox Sports 1 as a cable sports channel?
There are major political headwinds against amending the Ali Act to cover Mixed Martial Arts. The clock is ticking and the optimal time to make a change is during the lame duck session of Congress this November.
UFC’s $4 billion dollar sale to Ari Emanuel means major changes are coming. Joe Rogan hinted he would leave in the future and now UFC matchmaker Joe Silva is reportedly out.
In the UFC 202 rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor, I’m far more interested in seeing what happens to Nate Diaz should he win again.
Lorenzo Fertitta’s philosophy of buying low and selling him made him a billionaire many times over. He also saw the unionization train coming his way and got the hell out.
The reported $925 million dollar investment by Kansas hedge fund Waddell & Ivy into Al Haymon’s boxing venture could become the fight sport’s version of Rupert Murdoch’s disastrous investment in MySpace.
A new report is confirming the worst fears about UFC not expediting the drug testing samples of Brock Lesnar’s pre-UFC 200 drug tests.
The UFC is already involved in one anti-trust lawsuit and doesn’t want to see their business allies get hit with one, either. UFC is now stuck in a California political fight with nurses over a senate bill to protect the state’s immunity.
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.
The UFC’s two-pronged attack in stopping the Ali Act from getting amended involves Dana White full-throated backing Donald Trump while new owner Ari Emanuel will use the family’s sway in Clintonworld to try to keep the status quo.
After the Fertitta family sold UFC for $4 billion dollars to William Morris, it is a lock that Fox Sports will keep UFC programming and ESPN’s dwindling fortunes has a big part to play in it.
The real power player this UFC 200 weekend was USADA and the impact of drug testing on UFC’s businessSaturday, July 9th, 2016
In the time span of one year, the power of USADA’s drug testing program on the UFC is demonstrably clear. The efforts of an anti-doping program has totally changed the landscape by impacting a lot of fighters who look like shells of themselves.
UFC 200 will go down in the record books as the event that permanently scarred the MMA organization.« Previous Entries