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UFC’s pound-the-table moment scape-goating Stitch Duran over Reebok backlash

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

UFC made an example out of veteran cut man Stitch Duran in order to silence the criticism about their dreadful sponsorship deal with Reebok that is costing fighters millions of dollars in potentially lost sponsorship revenue.

UFC & Frank Mir have everything to gain in the 2015 Fedor sweepstakes

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

In 2015, UFC has everything to gain by signing Fedor Emelianenko. Fedor has everything to gain by signing with UFC including a possible revenge match against Fabricio Werdum.

Was Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 189 worth $45 million dollars?

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

UFC got what they wanted with Conor McGregor defeating Chad Mendes. Is McGregor’s win worth $45 million dollars to UFC in the eventual Conor/Aldo match?

Reebok is the burning tire in UFC’s growing dumpster fire

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

For every positive development in UFC World, there tends to be five or six ugly negative developments and this trend isn’t stopping any time soon.

The proposed legal argument against California’s 3-year drug suspension of Alexander Shlemenko

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Alexander Shlemenko and his attorney, Howard Jacobs, appear ready to sue the California State Athletic Commission for a three-year suspension due to alleged multiple drug violations.

PRIDE never die: Fabricio Werdum becomes MMA royalty by submitting Fedor, Cain, and Nogueira

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

In the time span of a decade, Fabricio Werdum has beaten the odds to become MMA royalty by becoming UFC Heavyweight champion. And in the process, he submitted Fedor, Cain, and Nogueira to become the king.

Let’s play 20 questions regarding the new UFC & USADA drug testing program

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Today’s press conference regarding the new UFC & USADA drug testing program raises a lot more questions than answers.

California legislature ready to approve 40% fine for fighters who fail drug tests

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

The price and punishment for a fighter caught failing a drug testing in California just skyrocketed. And in the process, fighters are also going to lose financial protections that were previously afforded to them in arbitration.

A legal Rampage for defamation: When not saying “I’m sorry” equals crazy attorney fees

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

A six-year legal battle between Juanito Ibarra and former clients Tito Ortiz & Rampage Jackson has ended. However, there are numerous lessons for all Internet writers to learn from the defamation lawsuit.

After UFC 187, Chris Weidman says MSG is next goal after “putting Shelly Silver into jail”

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Vitor Belfort is who we thought he was. So was Rumble Johnson. Chris Weidman’s next goal? MSG and MSG only.

California: UFC spent $30,000 in Q1 2015 lobbying for blood & urine out-of-competition drug testing

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

As the drug testing protocols increase in Nevada, there is also political movement in California to institute out-of-competition drug testing thanks to UFC lobbying efforts.

Is Reebok’s UFC deal a public relations nightmare that could scare away future sponsors?

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

The fallout from the new UFC/Reebok sponsorship marriage has been a disaster — and the deal hasn’t even been fully implemented yet.

No more free California arbitration for fighters or managers?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

California fighters & managers in contract disputes will no longer have access to free arbitration services with the state Athletic Commission. Plus: so much for confidential settlements. The Legislature reveals the price tag for settling two lawsuits.

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