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Archive for March, 2014

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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.

Did Nevada bureaucrats sandbag the job security of athletic commission boss finalists? Update: Aaron Davis of NJ backs out

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Nevada distributed a list of ten finalists for their Executive Director job at the state athletic commission. Did they just manage to wreck the current job security of some of those candidates?

Stuck in bureaucratic quicksand, things are still a mess for the California State Athletic Commission; ESPN says Andy Foster finalist for Nevada job

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Monday’s California State Athletic Commission meeting was not a source of optimism about what’s coming up for the agency and some of the bigger challenges they are now facing.

Current casino owner who books fight shows appointed to Nevada athletic commission by Brian Sandoval

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Just another conflict-of-interest for the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The politicos aren’t even trying to hide this one, either. But in 2016, those same politicos may be tearing each other apart.

Fight Opinion Radio: The Mastodon of Verbosity, Mauro Ranallo, on the future of big fights on PPV

Monday, March 17th, 2014

We recently sat down with Showtime play-by-play man Mauro Ranallo to talk turkey about PRIDE’s past and about the future of combat sports on PPV. Plus: Should the UFC consider starting their own minor-league promotion?

UFC 171: Johny Hendricks survives round one of Strikeforce Welterweight division takeover

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Johny Hendricks survived a ruthless assault from Robbie Lawler and managed to survive the awful Texas commission to win on the scorecards in unanimous fashion.

Pat Curran’s career-defining win over Daniel Straus was great… for conspiracy theorists?

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

The finish to the Pat Curran/Daniel Straus was great… for both fight fans and skeptics screaming “work!”

Of public relations issues and the UFC

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

It’s interesting to see how there are some leaks in the press now about UFC media tactics and whether or not the organization is handling potential problems in the right fashion.

The return of Fight Opinion Radio with Jeff Thaler & the great John Hackleman

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The legendary John Hackleman ( stops by to talk about the latest happenings at his school and how training is progressing for UFC Light Heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira. John has produced some prolific champions in the past and he’s not stopping any time soon.

Plus: After a five year hiatus, Fight Opinion Radio is back with a vengeance and we hold nothing back when it comes to addressing some of MMA’s most controversial topics including testosterone usage amongst fighters and random drug testing. Issues we were talking about five years ago have flared up into the mainstream press for consumption. Clairvoyance or just plain dumb luck? You decide.

Can you keep up with the UFC’s schedule over the next three months?

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Remember the days where UFC had 10 shows in a year? Try 10 shows in 12 weeks.

Why is the media muddling what is going on with California’s stance on testosterone?

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Consumer Affairs sent out a press release today touting Dr. VanBuren Ross Lemons’ new testosterone policy by spinning it in juxtaposition to Nevada’s recent reversal on giving fighters permission to use testosterone.

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