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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 policyMonday, 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.
What was supposed to be a quiet UFC 199 Southern California ended up with Michael Bisping knocking out Luke Rockhold to become champion, Ariel Helwani and his crew getting lifetime UFC bans, an announcement of Brock Lesnar for UFC 200, and Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor II signed.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The UFC will fight unionization on every front — including the ring card girls.
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.« Previous Entries