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Fight Opinion Radio featuring Monte Cox’s words of wisdom on negotiating with the UFC: the good, the bad, and the uglyMonday, June 23rd, 2014
No one understands the current business climate of Mixed Martial Arts better than Monte Cox. He’s seen it all as a veteran manager of champions in the sport. In a honest & candid interview for Fight Opinion Radio, Monte speaks out about what it takes to negotiate the right kind of deal for a fighter in the UFC and what the company expects. Plus, why has the quality of fighter representation stagnated? Monte shares his thoughts on what many super agents lack in skill and why they often fail to deliver for their clients.
Gary Russell’s chief second, Rodrigo Mosquera, allowed by Andy Foster to return 4 months after CSAC upheld suspension for altering glovesSaturday, June 21st, 2014
Andy Foster has earned his lousy reputation as a boxing regulator in California and also as a soft-on-crime administrator. Suspended, cheating trainer Rodrigo Mosquera is living proof.
California State Athletic Commission appointee, mother of pitcher Kyle Lohse, caught up in huge tribal $ dispute w/ armed guardsFriday, June 20th, 2014
When Governor Jerry Brown flooded the zone with new appointments to the California State Athletic Commission in 2013, he made one unusual selection that became a nothingburger — and now we know why it did.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing on Tuesday was every bit the circus we thought it would be. And Wanderlei Silva came out looking a whole lot worse than he first appeared after not cooperating with his random drug test.
The UFC has long touted a 50-state strategy to get MMA regulated in every single American state. The problems with that strategy are rearing their ugly heads right now.
With Chael Sonnen suspended, the UFC’s testosterone enabling has gone full circle; horrific spin control on FS1Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Vitor Belfort. Wanderlei Silva. And now Chael Sonnen all have gone down within a matter of months from Nevada drug tests. The UFC helped foster this environment and they must pay the price.
The UFC contributed big bucks to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s political re-election campaign. In exchange, a new secrecy law to prevent disclosure of information from public records requests in Florida.
Nevada State Athletic Commission board member granted marijuana permit despite Gaming Commission protestFriday, June 6th, 2014
Anthony Marnell is a casino owner and board member on the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He applied for a medical marijuana permit in Clark County. He was warned by the Nevada Gaming Commission to back off. On Friday, Marnell was granted his permit.
Fight Opinion Radio: Steve Kim on mutual assured destruction between Oscar De La Hoya & Richard SchaeferThursday, June 5th, 2014
Steve Kim of MaxBoxing.com joined us on Fight Opinion Radio to talk about the divorce between Oscar De La Hoya & Richard Schaefer and what it means going forward for Golden Boy. Will Oscar DLH go to court to reveal the skeletons in the closet and create a situation for mutual assured destruction? The biggest boxing story yet to come may be taking place outside of the ring.
UFC will try the double-header format (again) and commence with a busy June. The crazier fact is that their July plans are even busier. Time to prepare for the oncoming onslaught of fights.
The UFC is starting double-headers and if you think fan burnout is bad now, it’s going to pick up more steam. Saturday was a dreadful and interminably long watch.
Changes are coming at the Department of Consumer Affairs and the California State Athletic Commission in 2015 but don’t get your hopes up regarding an increase in quality regulation.
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