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Archive for June, 2016

California rejects enforcing Nevada’s suspension of fight promoter Roy Englebrecht

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Roy Englebrecht is continuing to do business as a fight promoter in California despite being suspended in the state of Nevada for perjury. And the California State Athletic Commission appears to be just OK with this arrangement.

Kimbo Slice wasn’t just an internet legend, he was MMA’s second greatest TV attraction

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Kimbo Slice was the second biggest TV attraction in modern day Mixed Martial Arts, only behind the legendary Kazushi Sakuraba. It’s why his death on Monday night at the age of 42 has drawn major headlines in North America.

The Ariel Helwani dilemma: Lawsuits & informants, not protests or unions, is how to fight UFC media policy

Monday, June 6th, 2016

After the UFC kicked out Ariel Helwani from the building on Saturday night, the press corps is howling about his mistreatment. Howling isn’t going to cut it. It’s time to change tactics and build negotiating leverage.

UFC 199: Lifetime media bans, Brock’s back, Stockton Street Fight II, champion Michael Bisping

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

What was supposed to be a quiet UFC 199 Southern California ended up with Michael Bisping knocking out Luke Rockhold to become champion, Ariel Helwani and his crew getting lifetime UFC bans, an announcement of Brock Lesnar for UFC 200, and Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor II signed.

A summary of the major Nevada State Athletic Commission changes coming in 3 weeks

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

When the Nevada State Athletic Commission promised wholesale changes to their rules & regulations after the state’s budget changed their financing from general funding to self-funding, they weren’t kidding. The proposed economic & drug testing suspension changes will have a ripple effect.