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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.
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.
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.
Discovery motions will name informants, witnesses in alleged extortion of California State Athletic CommissionFriday, August 8th, 2014
Business is about to pick up regarding evidence & wiretaps being revealed in the FBI’s mega-indictment against California state senator Leland Yee. One of the many allegations against Yee involves supposed extortion of individuals trying to keep the California State Athletic Commission alive.
In re-reading the federal indictment against California state senator Leland Yee, it appears that there may have been a third party allegedly solicited for cash and connections in exchange for Yee voting yes on SB309. SB309 was the bill that extended the life of the California State Athletic Commission by two years.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission wants to hammer Chael Sonnen for participating in a California submission grappling tournament. What jurisdiction do they have?
There are four UFC cards in August 2014 and most fight fans will not recognize half the names on the cards.
An audio guide to the week that was the Federal indictment alleging extortion of California State Athletic CommissionSunday, August 3rd, 2014
Last week’s revised Federal indictment alleging that individuals wanting to keep the California State Athletic Commission alive were supposedly extorted by California state senator Leland Yee & his fundraising consulting Keith Jackson. The indictment contains explosive charges but you have heard very little comment in combat sports media circles about the case. Jeff Thaler & Zach Arnold sit down to discuss what the Federal indictment is alleging and what it means for the parties named & not named. What’s going to happen to the future of the Athletic Commission?« Previous Entries