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Ain’t no fun when the rabbit’s got the gun: why the Fertittas want to sell the UFC

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

If you had the opportunity to sell the UFC in exchange for getting a piece of the Oakland Raiders, you would jump at the chance to do it.

Hell has arrived for UFC fans: Fox Sports 1 morphing into Fox News with Skip Bayless

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

UFC finds itself on a TV sports network with a major identity crisis that’s about to rebrand itself as Fox News for sports fan and Skip Bayless will be its new face.

To win a labor war with UFC, Conor McGregor must utilize Fox the way Donald Trump has

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Conor McGregor has declared his “retirement” from UFC. UFC promptly canceled him from their 200 card. What leverage does McGregor have? He might want to take a page out of Donald Trump’s playbook with Fox to find the answer.

Validation: “the truth” about PRIDE was really “the truth” as you (and UFC) suspected

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Paul Gift at Bloody Elbow has opened a huge can of worms regarding what UFC discovered about both PRIDE & Nobuyuki Sakakibara during their “due diligence” investigation with Spectrum Gaming.

The chicken & the egg: UFC’s Japanese TV deal with WOWOW was never going to work

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

The marriage between Japanese pay TV channel WOWOW & UFC was destined to fail. A foreign company with few strong Japanese MMA stars was simply going to be too expensive a proposition.

UFC lucked out with reported postponement of Jon Jones/Daniel Cormier UFC 197 rematch

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Believe it or not, the UFC caught an unexpected break with Daniel Cormier reportedly backing out of his upcoming UFC 197 fight with Jon Jones due to injury.

Your handwringing over Conor McGregor’s future at UFC 200 does not concern Zuffa

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Analysts and insiders can’t figure out why UFC would take the risk again of booking Conor McGregor at 170 pounds vs. Nate Diaz. If you look at it from UFC’s perspective, you’ll understand why it was a no-lose situation to book the rematch.

New York lobbying records show the $ bloodbath UFC put up with to get MMA legislation passed

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

UFC got MMA legislation passed in the New York state Assembly but paid a heavy price tag to fight some of America’s most corrupt politicians.

Why did the UFC lobby the California legislature over cheerleaders?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

The UFC will fight unionization on every front — including the ring card girls.

If USADA has only caught 5 UFC fighters & only 40% of the tests are out-of-competition…

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Is the USADA UFC drug testing program more bark than bite? One MMA personality says yes and that, eventually, the athletes and gyms will catch on to what is really happening.

New York MMA legislation is still a big deal… but will the bureaucrats get it right?

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Hallelujah… MMA legislation in New York has passed the state’s Assembly. Does it still matter in today’s MMA landscape?

The difference between UFC & Bellator gambles? UFC’s cost them millions of dollars

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

When Bellator takes a risk, it doesn’t hurt their bottom line. When UFC takes a risk in matchmaking, they often box themselves into a corner where Return on Investment is minimized.

America’s 2016 Yuge Nevada Nightmare: Hillary, Culinary Union, Trump, and the Fertittas

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Hillary vs. The Donald could be the classiest, most luxurious American political cage match ever and the subplot in Nevada could feature two of MMA’s biggest political mover-and-shakers.

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