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Disney’s gigantic yearly gamble on UFC/ESPN+ leaves PPV door wide open for Al Haymon

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Disney is paying UFC almost a billion dollars yearly to acquire all TV & PPV rights. It’s a win-win for Disney and UFC. It’s an even bigger win for Al Haymon to take over the traditional PPV space.

The Floyd Mayweather fight was costlier for RIZIN & Fuji TV than first anticipated

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Floyd Mayweather’s RIZIN fight drew a 7.9% rating, a disappointing number by most standards. It was a tough weekend for Japanese combat sports ratings.

California State Athletic Commission has the power to suspend Victor Ortiz after rape arrest, so will they?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

California boxer Victor Ortiz was scheduled to fight in Ontario, California but was charged with rape days before his bout with John Molina. Will the state Athletic Commission make Ortiz’s license inactive?

Boxing refs Wayne Hedgpeth, Raul Caiz Jr. & Sr. file $100M racial discrimination claim against Andy Foster & California State Athletic Commission

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

California boxing referees Wayne Hedgpeth, Raul Caiz Jr. & Sr. have filed a $100 million racial discrimination claim against the state of California.

UFC’s $150M/year deal with ESPN: “Iger’s taken the Disney trolley off the tracks”

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The fall of ESPN has forced Disney to overpay companies like UFC to rent content for their new ESPN+ online service. UFC financial investors cashed in hardcore.

Canelo Alvarez clenbuterol suspension: Why bother fighting in Nevada?

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has reared its ugly head again, this time regarding their suspension of Canelo Alvarez over clenbuterol and how their punishment differs from other agencies.

UFC is running out of time to make the marriage with Fox Sports last

Monday, January 1st, 2018

UFC is pushing publicly a boxing venture proposal with Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather wants nothing to do with UFC using his name.

The ESPN & Fox Sports TV universe just exploded in UFC’s face

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Rupert Murdoch officially cashed out Fox sports assets with ESPN. The TV landscape became more volatile for UFC.

Zuffa Boxing bailout? The potential 2018 fight with Fox, UFC, Al Haymon vs. ESPN & Bob Arum

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

If Fox agrees to terms with UFC, a potential 2018 war between Fox, UFC, and Al Haymon could explode against ESPN & Top Rank.

Dana White confirms UFC Boxing is coming, Al Haymon trial balloon officially floated

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

UFC Boxing is really going to happen and it looks to be a lifeline for Al Haymon.

How UFC Boxing could help Al Haymon & Fox Sports support Premier Boxing Champions

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Do not dismiss the UFC Boxing trial balloon out of hands. There are just as many reasons as there are not it could happen.

A/B testing of UFC Boxing, streaming proves Bob Arum right; is Dana White headed out of MMA?

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Dana White rips boxing but now wants UFC in the boxing business. UFC left Fox and now is pushing streaming. What’s really going on?

After monstrous Fuji TV ratings, Bob Arum wants Ryota Murata to fight at the Tokyo Dome

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

After Ryota Murata’s latest fight drew record ratings on Fuji TV, Bob Arum is ready for a big fight at the Tokyo Dome.

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