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UFC’s Cortney Casey can sue the Texas athletic commission for libel but she only has a few weeks left

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Texas athletic commission says UFC fighter Cortney Casey failed a drug test and told a reporter. They claimed to use USADA standards and they allegedly did not fighter. The commission has not cleared Casey’s name. Will she sue for libel?

Oh no… California judge Marcos Rosales scored BJ Penn demolition a 28-28 draw

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Veteran MMA judge Marcos Rosales egregiously scored Dennis Siver’s massacre of BJ Penn a 28-28 draw. There is no excuse or justification for one of the worst judging decisions made this year in MMA.

The over/under on PPV buys for Mayweather-McGregor is 5 million. Take the under – barely

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The over/under prop bet on how many buys Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather will attract on PPV is 5 million. This is not as insane as it first looks.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor set for August 26th at MGM Grand Garden Arena

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match is booked for August 26th at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

A new report’s claim of median age of 49 for UFC viewers is flawed but potentially good news

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

A new Nielsen study commissioned by Sports Business Journal reviews that your average sports fan watching conventional TV is at least 40 years old and that UFC fans are nearly 50 years old. So now what for the 18-to-34 year old demographic?

The TV industry buzz phrase UFC is banking on in new negotiations: “time poverty”

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Fox Sports executive Michael Mulvihill says it’s time for the TV industry to reconsider the value of the 18-to-34 year old demographic. What would that mean for UFC’s future?

Dana White secures UFC’s power in the Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather negotiations

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Conor McGregor blinked in negotiations and reportedly signed off on a deal with Dana White to officially negotiate on his behalf with Al Haymon representing Floyd Mayweather. Dana wins whether or not the fight actually happens.

Ditching GSP/Bisping and McGregor/Mayweather is about UFC trying to regain control

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

The new UFC let fighters like Conor McGregor and Georges St. Pierre attempt to make their own mega-fights in exchange for getting a big cut. Now UFC’s old guard is attempting to regain control. Is it too late?

UFC’s massive debt load is being used against them by fighters to create unforced errors

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

The massive amount of debt required by WME-IMG to purchase UFC from Lorenzo Fertitta has put the MMA promotion in a very precarious business position. Instead of incrementally chipping away at the debt, the new UFC is all-or-nothing.

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.

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