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Conor McGregor’s (empty) threat to not fight in Nevada exposes how vulnerable Athletic Commission isWednesday, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.« Previous Entries Next Entries »