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Money talks, BS walks. ESPN’s financial collapse will ensure that Fox Sports remains the top television partner for UFC in the years to come.
Referee Dan Miragliotta found himself in regulatory hell when Chris Weidman got kneed by Gegard Mousasi. Was Weidman a downed opponent? It depends on if you use the new or the old Unified rules.
There is a full-blown crisis in combat sports over the issue of weight-cutting, especially in the field of Mixed Martial Arts. Fighters are sacrificing long-term damage to their internal organs. Taking away their money isn’t going to solve this problem.
California State Athletic Commission seeking permission to spend $200,000 more on athletic inspectorsMonday, March 13th, 2017
The California State Athletic Commission is seeking to get permission from the California Legislature to spend an extra $200,000 on athletic inspectors and inspector training.
Why do so many California politicians obsess over the machinations of the California State Athletic Commission? Because it’s a launching pad to gain future power in other state agencies.
UFC and WME-IMG carefully crafted a triangulation strategy to navigate the rough 2016 American political waters. Now WME-IMG and Hollywood is going after Trump and has opened the door for him to sign an Ali Act for MMA.
When the UFC didn’t reportedly agree to substantial contractual changes proposed by Mark Hunt regarding punishment of fighters caught doping, Mark Hunt pulled the trigger and filed a potent lawsuit in Nevada to force a resolution.
What happens when you give creative control of your sport to a TV network that is at war with ESPN? You end up letting the inmates run the asylum and tear your athletes apart like savage animals.
You won’t have Mike Goldberg, Joe Silva, or maybe Ronda Rousey to kick around any more.
The political and production stylings of the “new UFC” were on display at the Golden-1 Center in Sacramento and it was quite a striking difference from the Lorenzo Fertitta era.
New data shows that without Al Haymon & WWE’s cash, California’s athletic commission would be hurting badTuesday, December 13th, 2016
The California State Athletic Commission’s financials are shakier than they seem to be. Without cash from Al Haymon & WWE events, California would likely be in the red and hurting.
UFC’s three economic weapons for retaliation against Andy Foster for giving Conor McGregor a boxing licenseThursday, December 1st, 2016
Andy Foster’s decision to give Conor McGregor a boxing license in California could spark a damaging political war with UFC.
UFC’s rivals are out for blood. CAA, Bjorn Rebney, and others attempting to organize fighters are making a full court press now that attempts to amend the Ali Act for MMA appear to be dead.« Previous Entries