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There are four UFC cards in August 2014 and most fight fans will not recognize half the names on the cards.
An audio guide to the week that was the Federal indictment alleging extortion of California State Athletic CommissionSunday, August 3rd, 2014
Last week’s revised Federal indictment alleging that individuals wanting to keep the California State Athletic Commission alive were supposedly extorted by California state senator Leland Yee & his fundraising consulting Keith Jackson. The indictment contains explosive charges but you have heard very little comment in combat sports media circles about the case. Jeff Thaler & Zach Arnold sit down to discuss what the Federal indictment is alleging and what it means for the parties named & not named. What’s going to happen to the future of the Athletic Commission?
Indicted senator Leland Yee was gifted tickets by UFC during time of alleged extortion of California State Athletic CommissionSaturday, August 2nd, 2014
During the time that the Feds allege that California state senator Leland Yee was extorting individuals who wanted to keep the California State Athletic Commission alive, Yee was given $300 worth of tickets by the UFC as a political gift.
Was UFC the target of a shakedown by alleged Chinatown mob-linked pol over California State Athletic Commission?Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
After further examining the federal indictment against a disgraced California state senator for allegedly extorting money in exchange for the California State Athletic Commission’s survival, the question is: who was the target of the supposed shakedown?
According to an updated federal indictment last week in Oakland, disgraced state senator Leland Yee and Chinatown mob boss Shrimp Boy allegedly extorted the California State Athletic Commission for cash in exchange for survival.
Why was there such confusion at the weigh-ins in San Jose when Matt Brown missed weight for his fight against Robbie Lawler? The back story is one you should learn.
After regulating the UFC San Jose Arena event featuring Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown, Andy Foster is on his way to Tampa for the Association of Boxing Commissions meeting. Will the Florida Boxing Commission job be offered to him at the ABC convention?
An uncensored conversation with Josh Gross on Vitor Belfort & doping in MMA after the 2-year Sonnen banFriday, July 25th, 2014
When Josh Gross wrote in great painstaking detail about Chael Sonnen’s testosterone use in 2010, he was treated as if he was a pariah in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The man got the last laugh in the end. Integrity won out. It’s amazing what happens when you tell the truth. Just don’t expect people who are exposed as frauds to be as public in issuing an apology as they are when it comes to mudslinging. Our Fight Opinion Radio interview with Josh Gross this week touches on the two year ban by Nevada against Chael Sonnen and why Vitor Belfort remains one lucky fighter when it comes to escaping harsh punishment. Just how bad is the doping crisis in Mixed Martial Arts?
Vitor Belfort can still make Nevada money, so he got a new license. Chael Sonnen is MMA’s Old Yeller and had to be put down.
There seems to be a UFC card every week now and nobody knows what the hell is going on. Dave Meltzer says that UFC is reaching a critical tipping point. How much further can UFC push the envelope?
Memo to all licensed by Florida’s Boxing Commission: verify your license ASAP; Florida updates only UFC licenses after our reportWednesday, July 16th, 2014
If you are licensed by the Florida Boxing Commission, now is the time to make sure that the license you have is actually valid before you get hit with a surprise that perhaps it isn’t so valid after all.
After Dustin Holyko debacle, time for DBPR & Tallahassee to call Andy Foster in California; 60 second search would have revealed all on HolykoTuesday, July 15th, 2014
After the latest scandal with the Florida Boxing Commission, it’s time for someone at DBPR in Tallahassee to make the phone call to Andy Foster and hire him away from Sacramento. The move would make a lot of sense.
When you’re running 10 shows in 8 weeks like the UFC is this Summer, that’s not simply asking the fans to treat watching your shows like homework: that’s an invitation to tell them to tune out for good. And there is a price to pay for this insanity. The UFC is experiencing the costs right now. The question is whether or not they will humbly & publicly admit the errors of their ways or will they continue to double-down and leave themselves even more vulnerable than they already are. They can draw respectable numbers still for “major” shows like UFC 175 but everything else is in decline. Decline is a choice. The UFC has some tough decisions to make about their future. Can they make the right calls?« Previous Entries Next Entries »