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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.

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.

How do you write about the history of Japanese MMA and PRIDE? Now is your chance to help finance and promote this effort

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Irish MMA author Lee Daly tackled the incredibly large, unwieldy topic of the history of Japanese MMA. Not only did Lee do it right, he assumed a lot of risk in the process.

UFC has never made more money and encountered as much eye-bulging debt as they are right now

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

The UFC is reportedly making $700 million a year in revenue with a $2 billion debt bill staring them in the face.

ESPN buys the rest of UFC programming and it makes sense if they’re ditching the NFL

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Disney has gone all-in with UFC, paying $450 million a year for the next five years to help boost ESPN’s survival.

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.

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