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The UFC wanted to go head-to-head against Spike TV and Bellator. They got their wish. The battle lines have been drawn and the creative direction of both companies could not be any clearer.
Bellator MMA commentator Sean Wheelock says that Scott Coker has a chance to inject some “fun” into an MMA scene where fans are fatigued by UFC’s one-size-fits-all approach to matchmaking.
The UFC cannot stop itself from running four more cards this month. And their aggressive move to run against Bellator in Connecticut on the same night is quite a message to send.
TJ Dillashaw stepped up to the plate on a horrific UFC 177 Sacramento card but Dana White made sure to do everything possible to trash the press and to rip into any critics in an over-the-top crass manner.
The UFC is doing big things in Mexico. And Spike is focused on hiring Stephan Bonnar. There’s a disconnect here. Bellator needs a battle plan in a hurry.
Does the UFC have a grand plan for expanding their business into mainland China? It doesn’t look like it, on the surface.
Tensions have reached a boiling point amongst officials and athletic inspectors working for the California State Athletic Commission. However, no one could have ever imagined a scenario where famous boxing referee Dr. Lou Moret would be the one to bring the fact against Andy Foster.
Guest writer Brandon Engel says that Ronda Rousey has all the potential in the world to crossover from UFC into WWE and Hollywood. However, will she be viewed as a traitor to the MMA business for being a “part-timer”? Will she be looked at as a pioneer for women’s MMA or will she be another generational trend like Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg?
On this edition of Fight Opinion Radio, Tim Kennedy stops by to talk about his plans on getting a UFC Middleweight or Welterweight (you read that right) title shot. Plus, his thoughts about how bad doping is in today’s MMA industry and how he thinks it is similar to the level of doping that happened during the Steroid Era in Major League Baseball. Plus our latest thoughts on the War Machine & Josh Grispi domestic violence allegations and what it says about the sport’s long-term image problems.
Mike Greenberg says sports leagues like Major League Baseball need to stop harping about the issue of doping and act confident but quiet in their current testing protocols. In other words, talking about doping is chasing away the fans.
Missing money: California officials hit with new pay cut because box offices aren’t calculated rightThursday, August 14th, 2014
A new pay scale is being introduced in California for officials working boxing, MMA, and muay thai events. The stated primary reason? Because athletic inspectors aren’t properly calculating box office numbers right. Therefore, officials must take a pay cut. It makes no sense.
Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier brawling at a press conference isn’t the end of the world. However, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier getting postponed and canceled sure will hurt UFC’s bottom line.
If Randy Couture & Frank Shamrock can take reality TV by storm like Steve Austin has, there will suddenly be more opportunities for retired fighters to do something other than fighting tomato cans on the local independent circuit.« Previous Entries Next Entries »