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UFC 202: Will the Conor McGregor/Nate Diaz trilogy fight be at 155?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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.

The price tag of a $4 billion UFC sale: competing fighter union proposals

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

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.

Every new report surrounding Brock Lesnar, UFC, and USADA is confirming many suspicions

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

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.

Embroiled in one anti-trust case, UFC finds itself lobbying California anti-trust defense bill

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

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.

Los Angeles judge rules against California State Athletic Commission, AG over abuse of due process

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

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.

UFC’s Clintonian Presidential triangulation on stopping the Ali Act for MMA

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

The UFC’s two-pronged attack in stopping the Ali Act from getting amended involves Dana White full-throated backing Donald Trump while new owner Ari Emanuel will use the family’s sway in Clintonworld to try to keep the status quo.

Why Fox Sports is a lock to retain UFC television rights after the $4 billion sale

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

After the Fertitta family sold UFC for $4 billion dollars to William Morris, it is a lock that Fox Sports will keep UFC programming and ESPN’s dwindling fortunes has a big part to play in it.

The real power player this UFC 200 weekend was USADA and the impact of drug testing on UFC’s business

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

In the time span of one year, the power of USADA’s drug testing program on the UFC is demonstrably clear. The efforts of an anti-doping program has totally changed the landscape by impacting a lot of fighters who look like shells of themselves.

Jon Jones is the stupidest high-level main event fighter ever in MMA history

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

UFC 200 will go down in the record books as the event that permanently scarred the MMA organization.

California rejects enforcing Nevada’s suspension of fight promoter Roy Englebrecht

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Roy Englebrecht is continuing to do business as a fight promoter in California despite being suspended in the state of Nevada for perjury. And the California State Athletic Commission appears to be just OK with this arrangement.

Kimbo Slice wasn’t just an internet legend, he was MMA’s second greatest TV attraction

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Kimbo Slice was the second biggest TV attraction in modern day Mixed Martial Arts, only behind the legendary Kazushi Sakuraba. It’s why his death on Monday night at the age of 42 has drawn major headlines in North America.

The Ariel Helwani dilemma: Lawsuits & informants, not protests or unions, is how to fight UFC media policy

Monday, June 6th, 2016

After the UFC kicked out Ariel Helwani from the building on Saturday night, the press corps is howling about his mistreatment. Howling isn’t going to cut it. It’s time to change tactics and build negotiating leverage.

UFC 199: Lifetime media bans, Brock’s back, Stockton Street Fight II, champion Michael Bisping

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

What was supposed to be a quiet UFC 199 Southern California ended up with Michael Bisping knocking out Luke Rockhold to become champion, Ariel Helwani and his crew getting lifetime UFC bans, an announcement of Brock Lesnar for UFC 200, and Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor II signed.

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