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How Ronda Rousey symbolizes the UFC’s tumultuous relationship with WWE

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Ronda Rousey’s appearance at Wrestlemania 2015 melted the Internet down on Sunday night. It’s the perfect symbol for what has become a tense but mutually beneficial relationship between UFC & WWE.

What Brock Lesnar could have been for UFC in 2015 & what he will be for WWE now

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

We know Brock Lesnar will be sticking around with WWE after deciding not to return to UFC. The question: how did he manage to build up so much leverage?

UFC scoffed at WWE’s PPV abandonment strategy but will they end up doing the same thing?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

According to Sports Business Journal, PPV makes up 30% of the revenue pie for UFC. What will this mean for future negotiations between UFC & fighters? What is UFC’s future on PPV given their insane events schedule?

Could Ronda Rousey become a crossover pioneer like Brock Lesnar & take over WWE?

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Guest writer Brandon Engel says that Ronda Rousey has all the potential in the world to crossover from UFC into WWE and Hollywood. However, will she be viewed as a traitor to the MMA business for being a “part-timer”? Will she be looked at as a pioneer for women’s MMA or will she be another generational trend like Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg?

Gym Rescues, Skullbusters, and the value of classic fights

Monday, August 11th, 2014

If Randy Couture & Frank Shamrock can take reality TV by storm like Steve Austin has, there will suddenly be more opportunities for retired fighters to do something other than fighting tomato cans on the local independent circuit.

How quickly will WWE return to PPV? What does it mean for UFC?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

The WWE is struggling to deal with the fallout from angry stockholders about disappointing numbers from their new TV deal with NBC Universal & WWE Network subscriptions. How soon will WWE return to traditional PPV?

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.

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.

WWE humiliating UFC in their backyard leads us to ask five important questions

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

WWE made the announcement of their new online Network in Las Vegas at CES on Wednesday night with Zuffa representatives in the audience. Now the stakes have been raised big time for UFC.

Is the pro-wrestling influence in UFC unattractive to female sports fans?

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Look at what CM Punk being Chael Sonnen’s ring entrance guy in Chicago has done to everyone.

On second thought: Michael Bisping’s wise u-turn on fighting Anderson Silva

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Michael Bisping made a wise decision and backed off of his immediate challenge against Anderson Silva.

Ex-UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is who we thought he was

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Brock Lesnar playing the waiting game on both the UFC and WWE. Where have we heard this before?

Why is there such big interest in Brock Lesnar/Undertaker?

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

The dreams of seeing Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker were dashed with cold water by Dana White on Monday.

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