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After monstrous Fuji TV ratings, Bob Arum wants Ryota Murata to fight at the Tokyo Dome

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

After Ryota Murata’s latest fight drew record ratings on Fuji TV, Bob Arum is ready for a big fight at the Tokyo Dome.

Ryota Murata shatters Fuji TV fight ratings with monstrous 20.5%, creating “Top of Top” plan vs. Golovkin

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Bob Arum’s biggest ace isn’t Terence Crawford or Vasyl Lomachenko. His biggest ace is Ryota Murata, who just shattered ratings records in Japan.

Bob Arum’s big bet on Ryota Murata exposed UFC’s struggles in winning over Japanese fans

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

UFC and WWE treat Japan as an important market but one they will only do business with on their own terms. Bob Arum just showed them up.

Allegedly groping female fighters with breast exams under color of law is predatory

Friday, October 20th, 2017

High profile female MMA legends Tara LaRosa and Roxy Modafferi allege that a doctor for the Massachusetts athletic commission groped them.

After ABC debacle of new Unified MMA rules, UFC moves to kill extra weight classes

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The UFC has officially put their foot down on adding extra weight classes to combat violent weight cutting.

UFC may have breached Mark Hunt’s contract but saved themselves from a much bigger lawsuit

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

UFC made the right call in pulling Mark Hunt from their Sydney card after he claims he has slurred speech.

Liability panic for California commission, fighters after Jerry Brown signs Scott Wiener no-felony HIV bill

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

In California, it’s no longer a felony to intentionally give someone HIV. And that’s very dangerous.

Can Bob Iger save ESPN’s cable future by acquiring UFC before he leaves Disney in 2019?

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

UFC is now free to negotiate with all television networks and Silicon Valley. Amazon is now a major player. Can ESPN get in the game to save its company?

Will ESPN or Fox Sports buy UFC or WWE to survive on cable?

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Television rights fees for sports programming has brought ESPN to its knees. Is the next step for survival a plan to buy sports leagues like UFC?

UFC had 10 years after PRIDE’s death to make Floyd Mayweather-level money in Japan and blew it

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Just realized this is the 10th anniversary of the Oh Delicious! UFC-PRIDE manga pic.twitter.com/iUfeBnRRRy — smoogy (@smoogymma) September 23, 2017 There is no stronger cultural stereotype in Japan than that of a mercenary, invading foreigner taking over a business or institution that has no respect for core societal values. The collapse of PRIDE in 2007 […]

A simple four-point Battle Plan to upgrade officiating in boxing & mixed martial arts

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

There is a major crisis in officiating championship fights in the United States. A new four-point battle plan is circulating to address this problem.

Undefeated Andre Ward’s boxing legacy is full of what ifs, could & should ofs

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Andre Ward announced his surprise retirement from boxing. His legacy in the ring was overshadowed by his bad judgement outside the ring.

Lessons from Canelo/GGG: Bob Bennett secured likely rematch but did casinos lose enough $ to punish him?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Nevada casino sportsbooks are refunding bets placed on the GGG/Canelo Alvarez fight. Will this risk Bob Bennett’s job security?

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