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A generation after PRIDE’s death, Japan remains the elusive golden goose of MMA

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

After the death of PRIDE and failure of UFC to capitalize on the MMA vacuum in Japan, is there any hope of rekindling the old magic on the island?

The little engine that could: How Chris McMaster and MMA Decisions changed the game in 10 years

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Chris McMaster, founder of the invaluable web site, is celebrating the site’s 10 year anniversary. Now it’s time for expansion.

RIZIN’s survival depends on crowdfunding — would you crowdfund your favorite fight promotion?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Is crowdfunding the future of raising money for purse bids to build mega-fights?

The real cultural and business significance of UFC winning the war in the Trump era

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

The marriage between UFC and Donald Trump has created two significant business waves – one in 2016 and one in 2020. The results are creating an earthquake in the overall business of sports.

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.

Judge in Mark Hunt’s lawsuit against UFC says doping is part of assuming the risk

Friday, February 15th, 2019

A Nevada judge dismissed most counts filed by Mark Hunt against UFC and Brock Lesnar for doping, claiming that doping is assuming the risk of civil liability.

ESPN+ records massive subscriptions for their new UFC “sewer sport”

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

There is no price to pay for UFC in promoting the worst that mankind that deliver.

Andy Foster brilliantly gambled on being both the California fight boss & acting like a quasi-UFC agent to gain fame and power

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster gambled that no one would stop him from being a quasi-UFC agent while on the job — and he was right.

The public officially delivers a verdict on Jon Jones: He owes nobody nothing, especially UFC

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

UFC 232 is sold out in Southern California a week after the show was relocated from Las Vegas. The fans continue to cheer and support Jon Jones no matter what.

UFC called sleazy & embarrassing for moving Jon Jones fight to California (Andy Foster) after Nevada drug test

Monday, December 24th, 2018

Andy Foster and the California State Athletic Commission are no longer hiding their allegiance to the UFC after UFC has booked Jon Jones on short notice to fight in California due to Nevada drug testing issues.

The “you cannot trash a religion, a nation” edition of UFC 229 brutalized Disney Dana White

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

UFC 229 was as great as it was terrible on so many levels. The introduction of Disney Dana White was secretly the biggest news.

After Jon Jones agreed to “snitch” for less punishment, is USADA aiming to investigate Greg Jackson?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Jon Jones is reportedly going to “snitch” on others in order to get his drug suspension reduced by USADA. Cui bono? Who benefits? And who’s about to get thrown under the bus?

The death of Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto at age 41

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Japanese MMA and fighting icon Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto died from cancer at the age of 41.

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