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Conor McGregor proves to be Floyd Mayweather’s lifeline to the IRS

Monday, July 10th, 2017

We knew money was the root of Floyd Mayweather’s motivations in fighting Conor McGregor. What we didn’t know was what role Uncle Sam and the IRS played into the equation.

The spin stops here: ESPN underachieves with Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn drawing 3M viewers

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

The Manny Pacquiao/Jeff Horn fight on ESPN drew less than three million viewers. It bombed… but you wouldn’t know that reading the spin from ESPN and other sports media sites proclaiming that it was ESPN’s best boxing rating in a decade.

ESPN’s telecast of Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn was the clearest warning to UFC not to leave Fox

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

ESPN’s telecast of the Manny Pacquiao/Jeff Horn fight from Australia gave UFC every warning sign possible not to jump ship from Fox Sports.

Golden who? ESPN labels Bob Arum, Top Rank “the NFL of boxing” and recycles Al Haymon spin on exposure

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Four months ago, ESPN decided to play footsie with Golden Boy. Now they’ve turned on a dime and are going all-in promoting Bob Arum’s Top Rank.

High-risk gamble by Mark Hunt attorneys to sue UFC for racketeering may be backfiring

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

The strategy by Mark Hunt’s attorney to pursue a racketeering cause of auction in Federal court against UFC & Brock Lesnar over doping may backfire.

UFC’s Cortney Casey can sue the Texas athletic commission for libel but she only has a few weeks left

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Texas athletic commission says UFC fighter Cortney Casey failed a drug test and told a reporter. They claimed to use USADA standards and they allegedly did not fighter. The commission has not cleared Casey’s name. Will she sue for libel?

Oh no… California judge Marcos Rosales scored BJ Penn demolition a 28-28 draw

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Veteran MMA judge Marcos Rosales egregiously scored Dennis Siver’s massacre of BJ Penn a 28-28 draw. There is no excuse or justification for one of the worst judging decisions made this year in MMA.

“The greatest prospect in MMA history” got knocked down but changed the recruiting game

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

The Bellator NYC PPV at Madison Square Garden turned out to be a circus and that’s exactly the way Scott Coker likes to promote MMA.

Here comes the “Floyd Mayweather is an ungrateful moocher” narrative from boxing brokers

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Joe Tessitore made an unannounced appearance last night for Golden Boy’s fight in Frisco, Texas at the Ford Center. He spent time on television bashing Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming fight with Conor McGregor as a mooching moment.

The over/under on PPV buys for Mayweather-McGregor is 5 million. Take the under – barely

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The over/under prop bet on how many buys Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather will attract on PPV is 5 million. This is not as insane as it first looks.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor set for August 26th at MGM Grand Garden Arena

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match is booked for August 26th at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

If you can’t buy star fighters, buy the next best star power on TV

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo have signed with Bellator and that’s great news for fight fans.

A new report’s claim of median age of 49 for UFC viewers is flawed but potentially good news

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

A new Nielsen study commissioned by Sports Business Journal reviews that your average sports fan watching conventional TV is at least 40 years old and that UFC fans are nearly 50 years old. So now what for the 18-to-34 year old demographic?

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