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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 policyMonday, 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.
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.
When the Nevada State Athletic Commission promised wholesale changes to their rules & regulations after the state’s budget changed their financing from general funding to self-funding, they weren’t kidding. The proposed economic & drug testing suspension changes will have a ripple effect.
In Zach Light’s lawsuit against Bellator for wrongful termination in the name of public policy, he did not cite causes of action for whistleblowing or retaliation. Why? Additionally, why is he spilling the beans about allegedly invalid medical fighter records submitted to California when the Athletic Commission took no action against Bellator?
Former Bellator employee Zachery Light filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Bellator & Viacom under Scott Coker’s tenure, claiming forged medical records and medical records from an unlicensed physician.
With finances tightening up for the Nevada State Athletic Commission, there will be an open and aggressive stance to overpenalize & overcharge fighters for punishment in order to force settlement agreements to cut administrative costs.
If you had the opportunity to sell the UFC in exchange for getting a piece of the Oakland Raiders, you would jump at the chance to do it.
UFC finds itself on a TV sports network with a major identity crisis that’s about to rebrand itself as Fox News for sports fan and Skip Bayless will be its new face.
Conor McGregor has declared his “retirement” from UFC. UFC promptly canceled him from their 200 card. What leverage does McGregor have? He might want to take a page out of Donald Trump’s playbook with Fox to find the answer.
We’re approaching the 40 year anniversary of the infamous Ali vs. Inoki fight at Budokan that forever changed the combat sports landscape. Author Josh Gross tackled an incredibly challenging topic with great vigor.
The state of Nevada is shifting their athletic commission’s budget to a self-funding model and as a result, major financial & legal changes are coming.
Bellator is promoting a Kimbo Slice fight in London despite the fact that he got busted by the Texas athletic commission for using steroids while nearly killing his opponent in a February fight.« Previous Entries Next Entries »