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Trump card: In scorching critics, UFC management burns Gannett/USA Today & stokes Reebok dumpster fireFriday, July 24th, 2015
The Reebok deal has been a disaster for UFC. They fired cut man Stitch Duran to prove a point. The fans turned on them with rage. With public relations spiraling out of control, Dana White trashed media partner USA Today.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Today’s press conference regarding the new UFC & USADA drug testing program raises a lot more questions than answers.
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 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.
Vitor Belfort is who we thought he was. So was Rumble Johnson. Chris Weidman’s next goal? MSG and MSG only.
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.
The fallout from the new UFC/Reebok sponsorship marriage has been a disaster — and the deal hasn’t even been fully implemented yet.« Previous Entries