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The UFC is doing big things in Mexico. And Spike is focused on hiring Stephan Bonnar. There’s a disconnect here. Bellator needs a battle plan in a hurry.
Does the UFC have a grand plan for expanding their business into mainland China? It doesn’t look like it, on the surface.
After failing to win his legal battles against promoter Dan Goossen, boxer Andre Ward may be targeting the California State Athletic Commission for legal action next.
Tensions have reached a boiling point amongst officials and athletic inspectors working for the California State Athletic Commission. However, no one could have ever imagined a scenario where famous boxing referee Dr. Lou Moret would be the one to bring the fact against Andy Foster.
Guest writer Brandon Engel says that Ronda Rousey has all the potential in the world to crossover from UFC into WWE and Hollywood. However, will she be viewed as a traitor to the MMA business for being a “part-timer”? Will she be looked at as a pioneer for women’s MMA or will she be another generational trend like Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg?
On this edition of Fight Opinion Radio, Tim Kennedy stops by to talk about his plans on getting a UFC Middleweight or Welterweight (you read that right) title shot. Plus, his thoughts about how bad doping is in today’s MMA industry and how he thinks it is similar to the level of doping that happened during the Steroid Era in Major League Baseball. Plus our latest thoughts on the War Machine & Josh Grispi domestic violence allegations and what it says about the sport’s long-term image problems.
Mike Greenberg says sports leagues like Major League Baseball need to stop harping about the issue of doping and act confident but quiet in their current testing protocols. In other words, talking about doping is chasing away the fans.
Missing money: California officials hit with new pay cut because box offices aren’t calculated rightThursday, August 14th, 2014
A new pay scale is being introduced in California for officials working boxing, MMA, and muay thai events. The stated primary reason? Because athletic inspectors aren’t properly calculating box office numbers right. Therefore, officials must take a pay cut. It makes no sense.
Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier brawling at a press conference isn’t the end of the world. However, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier getting postponed and canceled sure will hurt UFC’s bottom line.
If Randy Couture & Frank Shamrock can take reality TV by storm like Steve Austin has, there will suddenly be more opportunities for retired fighters to do something other than fighting tomato cans on the local independent circuit.
Discovery motions will name informants, witnesses in alleged extortion of California State Athletic CommissionFriday, August 8th, 2014
Business is about to pick up regarding evidence & wiretaps being revealed in the FBI’s mega-indictment against California state senator Leland Yee. One of the many allegations against Yee involves supposed extortion of individuals trying to keep the California State Athletic Commission alive.
In re-reading the federal indictment against California state senator Leland Yee, it appears that there may have been a third party allegedly solicited for cash and connections in exchange for Yee voting yes on SB309. SB309 was the bill that extended the life of the California State Athletic Commission by two years.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission wants to hammer Chael Sonnen for participating in a California submission grappling tournament. What jurisdiction do they have?« Previous Entries Next Entries »