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Over a week removed from Ronda Rousey’s knockout loss to Holly Holm, American sports fans can’t get enough of their Ronda roasting. Is this about sexism or celebrating the destruction of a perceived promotional myth?
Ronda Rousey not only lost to Holly Holm, she got destroyed. Dana White acted like his dog died. Holly Holm displayed a graciousness & class that we should all cheer for.
UFC & USADA are attacking doping by using prohibited association, a policy which says that nobody can associate with a suspended fighter in any way, shape, or form. It is undoubtedly going to raise legal questions & challenges.
The old front man of PRIDE is back in front of the cameras, trying to launch an MMA revival in Japan. He has his work cut out for him in more than one way.
UFC loves business contracts with waivers or clauses that ask for fighters to not sue them over disputes. They’ve taken it a step too far regarding their new USADA drug testing program.
Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson had a gritty, gutty, bowling shoe ugly five-round slobberknocker to cap off what was a wonderfully whimsical UFC event at Saitama Super Arena.
Remember the pre-USADA days when UFC managed their own Therapeutic Use Exemptions for testosterone? Josh Gross at Deadspin claims that UFC “covered up” a Vitor Belfort blood test shower higher-than-usual testosterone levels.
Nevada has effectively terminated the career of Nick Diaz over marijuana.
UFC’s new drug testing partner, USADA, is in hot water with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for allegedly giving TUEs to Floyd Mayweather (IV) & Frank Mir (Adderall).
In another time and in another country, Demetrious Johnson would be valued as a star. In the UFC environment, the fans have rejected him as a human bathroom break.
Javier Capetillo was, in essence, banned for life after losing his California license in January of 2009. Six years later, he got a new license but remains sidelined after the Athletic Commission did a u-turn.
If Ronda Rousey remains as dominant and relevant in two years as she currently is now, how much financial impact will that have upon negotiations for Fox Sports to keep UFC away from ESPN?
Trump card: In scorching critics, UFC management burns Gannett/USA Today & stokes Reebok dumpster fireFriday, July 24th, 2015
The Reebok deal has been a disaster for UFC. They fired cut man Stitch Duran to prove a point. The fans turned on them with rage. With public relations spiraling out of control, Dana White trashed media partner USA Today.« Previous Entries