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Golden Boy’s ESPN debut consisted of Teddy Atlas dumping on matchmaking & California commission

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Golden Boy debuted on ESPN and the theme of the show ended up being all about Teddy Atlas.

ESPN’s brutal weight cutting video package demonstrates the incompetence of the fight industry

Monday, March 20th, 2017

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 inspectors

Monday, 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.

Boxeo Telemundo and Florida’s boxing commission deliver the crazy on Friday night

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

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.

Jumping from the California State Athletic Commission to running California’s most powerful agency

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

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.

What? WME-IMG forms mega Hollywood PAC against Trump & now gives him a motive to sign Ali Act

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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.

Judge brutally & viciously eviscerates Golden Boy’s antitrust lawsuit against Al Haymon

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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 gives Al Haymon the finger with their new Golden Boy TV deal

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

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.

Penny-wise, pound-foolish: UFC’s doping lawsuit from hell should have been settled months ago

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

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.

Fox Sports goes all-in for the kill on Ronda Rousey’s UFC career

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

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.

UFC 207: The end of an era for Ronda Rousey, Mike Goldberg, and Joe Silva

Friday, December 30th, 2016

You won’t have Mike Goldberg, Joe Silva, or maybe Ronda Rousey to kick around any more.

If UFC Sacramento is a taste of things to come for the “new UFC”, fans should panic fast

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

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 bad

Tuesday, 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.

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