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A summary of the major Nevada State Athletic Commission changes coming in 3 weeks

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

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.

If Bellator fighters submitted invalid medical records, why didn’t California punish Bellator?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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?

Searchable text of Zachery Light’s wrongful termination complaint against Bellator, Viacom

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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.

Two Nevada commission governing changes just made Vegas more hostile to fighters

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

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.

Ain’t no fun when the rabbit’s got the gun: why the Fertittas want to sell the UFC

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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.

Hell has arrived for UFC fans: Fox Sports 1 morphing into Fox News with Skip Bayless

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

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.

To win a labor war with UFC, Conor McGregor must utilize Fox the way Donald Trump has

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

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.

Book review: Ali vs. Inoki, The Forgotten Fight (Josh Gross) – a buy recommendation

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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.

Major financial & legal changes coming to the Nevada State Athletic Commission

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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.

Scott Coker & Spike go rogue in backing drug-busted Kimbo & “not-suitable” Sakakibara

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

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.

Validation: “the truth” about PRIDE was really “the truth” as you (and UFC) suspected

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Paul Gift at Bloody Elbow has opened a huge can of worms regarding what UFC discovered about both PRIDE & Nobuyuki Sakakibara during their “due diligence” investigation with Spectrum Gaming.

The chicken & the egg: UFC’s Japanese TV deal with WOWOW was never going to work

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

The marriage between Japanese pay TV channel WOWOW & UFC was destined to fail. A foreign company with few strong Japanese MMA stars was simply going to be too expensive a proposition.

UFC lucked out with reported postponement of Jon Jones/Daniel Cormier UFC 197 rematch

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Believe it or not, the UFC caught an unexpected break with Daniel Cormier reportedly backing out of his upcoming UFC 197 fight with Jon Jones due to injury.

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