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UFC can’t ignore the public relations nightmare with Jon Jones any longer

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Some athletes can’t handle social media, no matter how much you desire having all your athletes online. Jon Jones falls into that category.

One month away from finding out if Bellator will sink or swim on PPV

Monday, April 14th, 2014

What’s at stake for Bellator on PPV? If they succeed, Viacom will open up the checkbook for real.

Bizarre interview process for Nevada athletic commission will lead to Friday decision

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

The politicos in Las Vegas still haven’t made up their mind as to whether or not they will hire Andy Foster as the Athletic Commission’s new Executive Director.

Bob Arum’s unintentional symbolism at Wednesday presser for Pacquiao/Bradley fight

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Bob Arum said the hell with it and shots were fired against MGM executives over the casino’s desire to promote the Floyd Mayweather/Marcos Maidana fight more boisterously than Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley.

Fight Opinion Radio features the best: Hall-of-Famer Jimmy Lennon Jr. on the evolving combat sports scene

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

One of our best interviews ever on Fight Opinion Radio as we got the chance to talk with the best ring announcer in the business, Jimmy Lennon Jr. His father was a king of the ring and Jr. isn’t far behind in terms of accomplishments. Everything you wanted to know about growing up in the fight business and father/son relationships, including comparing & contrasting Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. with JCC Jr. If you appreciate the modern history of combat sports and how it has impacted today’s business landscape, then this is an interview you must check out.

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.

The good, bad, and awful of heavyweight fights promoted by Main Events, Bellator, and Golden Boy

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

If you like watching the heavyweights fight in boxing and MMA, the last two days have been perfect for you. But not every heavyweight bout turns out well, especially in California.

UFC is paying for random drug testing, but is random drug testing equal from state to state?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

The good news is that the UFC seems willing to pay for random drug testing for some of their bigger fights. The question is: what exactly are the random drug testing protocols from state to state?

Fight Opinion Radio: Judo Gene LeBell on Ronda Rousey’s UFC success & stories on the late Billy Robinson

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Back with a bang, Fight Opinion Radio has a very informative & entertaining interview this week with the legendary Judo Gene LeBell. Gene is back to talk about the rise of Ronda Rousey as UFC’s top ace and stories on the late Billy Robinson, Karl Gotch, and Ed “Strangler” Lewis. You’d be hard pressed to find a guest who can weave the past with the present in combat sports like Mr. LeBell. Truly one of a kind.

Your cliff notes guide to keeping up with UFC’s four April events

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Another slate of four shows in one month for the UFC. It’s hard to keep up, so we did the dirty work for you here. Enjoy.

With a blown out ACL, GSP just lost his leverage & the UFC just lost immediate $

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

GSP had the world in his hands given recent UFC developments. He had the leverage. And now that leverage is gone with a new ACL injury he suffered in training this week.

More likely to happen first: Shogun/Henderson UFC III or double retirement?

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Dan Henderson looked like a fighter ready for retirement after two rounds against Mauricio Shogun in their UFC rematch. Then came round three and Henderson pulled a rabbit out of his ass.

Will Top Rank draw big crowds at an old California home for boxing?

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Dr. Jerry Buss would be very pleased to see the old Inglewood Forum back in action as a venue for notable boxing fights.

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