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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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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 attentionWednesday, 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.
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 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.
Look at what CM Punk being Chael Sonnen’s ring entrance guy in Chicago has done to everyone.
Michael Bisping made a wise decision and backed off of his immediate challenge against Anderson Silva.
Brock Lesnar playing the waiting game on both the UFC and WWE. Where have we heard this before?« Previous Entries