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ESPN’s financial collapse ensures that Fox Sports is the only major TV player for UFC

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Money talks, BS walks. ESPN’s financial collapse will ensure that Fox Sports remains the top television partner for UFC in the years to come.

Devil’s advocate on Dan Miragliotta at UFC 210 — ABC has fault for confusion on grounded fighters

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Referee Dan Miragliotta found himself in regulatory hell when Chris Weidman got kneed by Gegard Mousasi. Was Weidman a downed opponent? It depends on if you use the new or the old Unified rules.

ESPN’s brutal weight cutting video package demonstrates the incompetence of the fight industry

Monday, March 20th, 2017

There is a full-blown crisis in combat sports over the issue of weight-cutting, especially in the field of Mixed Martial Arts. Fighters are sacrificing long-term damage to their internal organs. Taking away their money isn’t going to solve this problem.

What? WME-IMG forms mega Hollywood PAC against Trump & now gives him a motive to sign Ali Act

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

UFC and WME-IMG carefully crafted a triangulation strategy to navigate the rough 2016 American political waters. Now WME-IMG and Hollywood is going after Trump and has opened the door for him to sign an Ali Act for MMA.

Penny-wise, pound-foolish: UFC’s doping lawsuit from hell should have been settled months ago

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

When the UFC didn’t reportedly agree to substantial contractual changes proposed by Mark Hunt regarding punishment of fighters caught doping, Mark Hunt pulled the trigger and filed a potent lawsuit in Nevada to force a resolution.

Fox Sports goes all-in for the kill on Ronda Rousey’s UFC career

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

What happens when you give creative control of your sport to a TV network that is at war with ESPN? You end up letting the inmates run the asylum and tear your athletes apart like savage animals.

UFC 207: The end of an era for Ronda Rousey, Mike Goldberg, and Joe Silva

Friday, December 30th, 2016

You won’t have Mike Goldberg, Joe Silva, or maybe Ronda Rousey to kick around any more.

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?

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