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Conor McGregor’s (empty) threat to not fight in Nevada exposes how vulnerable Athletic Commission is

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The Nevada State Athletic Commission is about to find out the hard way what happens when big name fighters don’t want to fight in your state and what impact it has on your financial operations.

Cash grabbing trial taxes by Nevada athletic commission makes state dangerous for fighters

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Nevada is no longer a safe state for fighters to compete in given the hard-charging money grabbing tactics by the state’s Athletic Commission after losing state funding for its budget.

Are the Feds setting up Goldman Sachs for legal action over the UFC sale?

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Bloomberg reports that Federal Reserve regulators have sent Goldman Sachs a warning letter over representations the bank made to prospective buyers when pitching the UFC for sale. The consequences could be serious.

California enacts new concussion law for kids under age 18 in boxing and martial arts

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Anyone under the age of 18 participating in a youth sports program in the state of California will now be subject to new concussion & head injury protocols requiring at least a seven day break from full return to sporting activities.

Despite recent TV ratings, UFC’s overall success rips the scab off of uncomfortable truths for Fox

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Without the UFC, what justification is there for the existence of Fox Sports 1 as a cable sports channel?

The dirty secret: Athletic commissions do not want the Ali Act amended for MMA

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

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.

Heading for the exits: UFC fighters are “interchangeable” but what about management?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

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.

UFC 202: Will the Conor McGregor/Nate Diaz trilogy fight be at 155?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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.

The price tag of a $4 billion UFC sale: competing fighter union proposals

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

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.

How do you lose $430 million in a year? Al Haymon’s PBC could become boxing’s MySpace

Monday, August 8th, 2016

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.

Every new report surrounding Brock Lesnar, UFC, and USADA is confirming many suspicions

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

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.

Embroiled in one anti-trust case, UFC finds itself lobbying California anti-trust defense bill

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

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.

Los Angeles judge rules against California State Athletic Commission, AG over abuse of due process

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

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.

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