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Despite recent TV ratings, UFC’s overall success rips the scab off of uncomfortable truths for Fox

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Without the UFC, what justification is there for the existence of Fox Sports 1 as a cable sports channel?

The dirty secret: Athletic commissions do not want the Ali Act amended for MMA

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

There are major political headwinds against amending the Ali Act to cover Mixed Martial Arts. The clock is ticking and the optimal time to make a change is during the lame duck session of Congress this November.

Heading for the exits: UFC fighters are “interchangeable” but what about management?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

UFC’s $4 billion dollar sale to Ari Emanuel means major changes are coming. Joe Rogan hinted he would leave in the future and now UFC matchmaker Joe Silva is reportedly out.

UFC 202: Will the Conor McGregor/Nate Diaz trilogy fight be at 155?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

In the UFC 202 rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor, I’m far more interested in seeing what happens to Nate Diaz should he win again.

The price tag of a $4 billion UFC sale: competing fighter union proposals

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Lorenzo Fertitta’s philosophy of buying low and selling him made him a billionaire many times over. He also saw the unionization train coming his way and got the hell out.

Every new report surrounding Brock Lesnar, UFC, and USADA is confirming many suspicions

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

A new report is confirming the worst fears about UFC not expediting the drug testing samples of Brock Lesnar’s pre-UFC 200 drug tests.

Embroiled in one anti-trust case, UFC finds itself lobbying California anti-trust defense bill

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

The UFC is already involved in one anti-trust lawsuit and doesn’t want to see their business allies get hit with one, either. UFC is now stuck in a California political fight with nurses over a senate bill to protect the state’s immunity.

UFC’s Clintonian Presidential triangulation on stopping the Ali Act for MMA

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

The UFC’s two-pronged attack in stopping the Ali Act from getting amended involves Dana White full-throated backing Donald Trump while new owner Ari Emanuel will use the family’s sway in Clintonworld to try to keep the status quo.

Why Fox Sports is a lock to retain UFC television rights after the $4 billion sale

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

After the Fertitta family sold UFC for $4 billion dollars to William Morris, it is a lock that Fox Sports will keep UFC programming and ESPN’s dwindling fortunes has a big part to play in it.

The real power player this UFC 200 weekend was USADA and the impact of drug testing on UFC’s business

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

In the time span of one year, the power of USADA’s drug testing program on the UFC is demonstrably clear. The efforts of an anti-doping program has totally changed the landscape by impacting a lot of fighters who look like shells of themselves.

Jon Jones is the stupidest high-level main event fighter ever in MMA history

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

UFC 200 will go down in the record books as the event that permanently scarred the MMA organization.

Kimbo Slice wasn’t just an internet legend, he was MMA’s second greatest TV attraction

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Kimbo Slice was the second biggest TV attraction in modern day Mixed Martial Arts, only behind the legendary Kazushi Sakuraba. It’s why his death on Monday night at the age of 42 has drawn major headlines in North America.

The Ariel Helwani dilemma: Lawsuits & informants, not protests or unions, is how to fight UFC media policy

Monday, June 6th, 2016

After the UFC kicked out Ariel Helwani from the building on Saturday night, the press corps is howling about his mistreatment. Howling isn’t going to cut it. It’s time to change tactics and build negotiating leverage.

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