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Fight Opinion Radio: Mad genius Eddie Bravo has a high-stakes tournament concept destined to grab attention

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Eddie Bravo joined us on Fight Opinion Radio to talk about his big plans for a new grappling tournament this Summer where the financial incentive is big to win and put on a show that could lead to bigger & better career prospects.

UFC can’t ignore the public relations nightmare with Jon Jones any longer

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Some athletes can’t handle social media, no matter how much you desire having all your athletes online. Jon Jones falls into that category.

Bob Arum’s unintentional symbolism at Wednesday presser for Pacquiao/Bradley fight

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Bob Arum said the hell with it and shots were fired against MGM executives over the casino’s desire to promote the Floyd Mayweather/Marcos Maidana fight more boisterously than Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley.

Fight Opinion Radio features the best: Hall-of-Famer Jimmy Lennon Jr. on the evolving combat sports scene

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

One of our best interviews ever on Fight Opinion Radio as we got the chance to talk with the best ring announcer in the business, Jimmy Lennon Jr. His father was a king of the ring and Jr. isn’t far behind in terms of accomplishments. Everything you wanted to know about growing up in the fight business and father/son relationships, including comparing & contrasting Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. with JCC Jr. If you appreciate the modern history of combat sports and how it has impacted today’s business landscape, then this is an interview you must check out.

WWE Network has nearly 700,000 enrolled. So, PPV as we used to know it is dead… right?

Monday, April 7th, 2014

A lot of the biggest proponents of both the WWE Network and UFC’s Fight Pass site are ready to proclaim the death of PPV. However, there’s way too many business interests to prevent this from happening any time soon.

UFC is paying for random drug testing, but is random drug testing equal from state to state?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

The good news is that the UFC seems willing to pay for random drug testing for some of their bigger fights. The question is: what exactly are the random drug testing protocols from state to state?

Fight Opinion Radio: Judo Gene LeBell on Ronda Rousey’s UFC success & stories on the late Billy Robinson

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Back with a bang, Fight Opinion Radio has a very informative & entertaining interview this week with the legendary Judo Gene LeBell. Gene is back to talk about the rise of Ronda Rousey as UFC’s top ace and stories on the late Billy Robinson, Karl Gotch, and Ed “Strangler” Lewis. You’d be hard pressed to find a guest who can weave the past with the present in combat sports like Mr. LeBell. Truly one of a kind.

Your cliff notes guide to keeping up with UFC’s four April events

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Another slate of four shows in one month for the UFC. It’s hard to keep up, so we did the dirty work for you here. Enjoy.

With a blown out ACL, GSP just lost his leverage & the UFC just lost immediate $

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

GSP had the world in his hands given recent UFC developments. He had the leverage. And now that leverage is gone with a new ACL injury he suffered in training this week.

More likely to happen first: Shogun/Henderson UFC III or double retirement?

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Dan Henderson looked like a fighter ready for retirement after two rounds against Mauricio Shogun in their UFC rematch. Then came round three and Henderson pulled a rabbit out of his ass.

Did Nevada bureaucrats sandbag the job security of athletic commission boss finalists? Update: Aaron Davis of NJ backs out

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Nevada distributed a list of ten finalists for their Executive Director job at the state athletic commission. Did they just manage to wreck the current job security of some of those candidates?

Current casino owner who books fight shows appointed to Nevada athletic commission by Brian Sandoval

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Just another conflict-of-interest for the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The politicos aren’t even trying to hide this one, either. But in 2016, those same politicos may be tearing each other apart.

Fight Opinion Radio: The Mastodon of Verbosity, Mauro Ranallo, on the future of big fights on PPV

Monday, March 17th, 2014

We recently sat down with Showtime play-by-play man Mauro Ranallo to talk turkey about PRIDE’s past and about the future of combat sports on PPV. Plus: Should the UFC consider starting their own minor-league promotion?

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