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UFC’s three economic weapons for retaliation against Andy Foster for giving Conor McGregor a boxing licenseThursday, December 1st, 2016
Andy Foster’s decision to give Conor McGregor a boxing license in California could spark a damaging political war with UFC.
UFC’s rivals are out for blood. CAA, Bjorn Rebney, and others attempting to organize fighters are making a full court press now that attempts to amend the Ali Act for MMA appear to be dead.
The UFC gambled big on backing Donald Trump and won. They did it to kill any momentum of amending the Ali Act for MMA. But now the political backlash begins and they’re about to get the negative campaign treatment from the activist Left.
Conor McGregor took Madison Square Garden by storm and now wants a piece of UFC ownership. As the labor wars intensify, how will Ari Emanuel and WME manage the problems talent has with the company?
For the first time, Al Haymon admits he’s a boxing manager (in court) & here are his past contract detailsThursday, November 10th, 2016
Golden Boy’s antitrust lawsuit against Al Haymon is paying dividends in revealing business methods.
Al Haymon argues he’s not liable for predatory pricing because he spent 9-figures & can’t make the money backMonday, November 7th, 2016
Al Haymon’s attorneys have come out guns-a-blazin’ in their motion for summary judgment to kill Golden Boy’s anti-trust and unfair competition lawsuit.
The most audacious Al Haymon court argument yet: the TV networks are the promoters, don’t look at meTuesday, November 1st, 2016
Al Haymon’s two legal defenses against Golden Boy’s anti-trust lawsuit boil down to this: I’m not a promoter (the TV networks are) and Golden Boy is the one engaging in restrictive activity by not letting their fighters sign with me.
Mark Hunt has paid good money to hire San Diego attorney Christina Denning on retainer. Forget the big talk about possibly suing for racketeering and focus on the other causes of action instead.
Those in the MMA industry who think that Hillary Clinton will be any more interested than Donald Trump in amending the Ali Act to cover MMA fighters simply aren’t following the money.
Actual journalism gets actual results in MMA. Erik Magraken, attorney, discovered through a records request that USADA has not submitted a required third party drug testing contract with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The California State Athletic Commission thinks they can get the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight in Los Angeles and is in overdrive to kiss the ass of promoter Tom Loeffler.
Georges St. Pierre said his contract with UFC has been terminated. UFC appears to be ready for the legal fight in Las Vegas. What’s at stake and what will the causes of actions be?
Athletic commissions are a motley mix of business and politics. It is a breeding ground for conflicts of interest. The Nevada State Athletic Commission is no different and it’s forcing fighters like Nate Diaz to roll over.« Previous Entries