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If UFC Sacramento is a taste of things to come for the “new UFC”, fans should panic fast

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

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 bad

Tuesday, 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 license

Thursday, 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 played their Trump card on the Ali Act and now their enemies are organizing

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

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.

UFC’s triangulation with Trump to kill the Ali Act for MMA worked but now the real backlash begins

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The UFC gambled big on backing Donald Trump and won. They did it to kill any momentum of amending the Ali Act for MMA. But now the political backlash begins and they’re about to get the negative campaign treatment from the activist Left.

The serious questions facing UFC after MSG debut including Conor McGregor & UFC ownership

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Conor McGregor took Madison Square Garden by storm and now wants a piece of UFC ownership. As the labor wars intensify, how will Ari Emanuel and WME manage the problems talent has with the company?

The most audacious Al Haymon court argument yet: the TV networks are the promoters, don’t look at me

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Al Haymon’s two legal defenses against Golden Boy’s anti-trust lawsuit boil down to this: I’m not a promoter (the TV networks are) and Golden Boy is the one engaging in restrictive activity by not letting their fighters sign with me.

Take Mark Hunt’s legal threats against UFC seriously but don’t fall for the racketeering ploy

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Mark Hunt has paid good money to hire San Diego attorney Christina Denning on retainer. Forget the big talk about possibly suing for racketeering and focus on the other causes of action instead.

A vulgar push of false hope for amending the Ali Act during a prospective Hillary presidency

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Those in the MMA industry who think that Hillary Clinton will be any more interested than Donald Trump in amending the Ali Act to cover MMA fighters simply aren’t following the money.

Nevada’s athletic commission demanded USADA & UFC provide its contract. So where is it?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Actual journalism gets actual results in MMA. Erik Magraken, attorney, discovered through a records request that USADA has not submitted a required third party drug testing contract with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

UFC’s impending declaratory judgment & anticipatory breach fight with Georges St. Pierre

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Georges St. Pierre said his contract with UFC has been terminated. UFC appears to be ready for the legal fight in Las Vegas. What’s at stake and what will the causes of actions be?

UFC’s Nate Diaz running into Nevada conflict of interest buzzsaw in punishment hearing

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Athletic commissions are a motley mix of business and politics. It is a breeding ground for conflicts of interest. The Nevada State Athletic Commission is no different and it’s forcing fighters like Nate Diaz to roll over.

Conor McGregor’s (empty) threat to not fight in Nevada exposes how vulnerable Athletic Commission is

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The Nevada State Athletic Commission is about to find out the hard way what happens when big name fighters don’t want to fight in your state and what impact it has on your financial operations.

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