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The anger about WWE’s business dealings with Saudi Arabia and financing of combat sports

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

There’s a lot of anger towards WWE working with the Saudi Arabia government. In the process, there’s been some revisionist history about previously dirty financing in combat 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.

2018 California State Athletic Commission inspector salaries

Monday, February 25th, 2019

With the right political connections, you can score big cash with the California State Athletic Commission.

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.

Site issues with links

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

A new site design and technology is needed to process RSS feeds that are quickly going out of style.

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.

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.

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.

California State Athletic Commission doctors meeting over “unwarranted invasion of privacy” of fighter

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Now that referee Marcos Rosales has filed a damages claim against the California State Athletic Commission for exposure to a HIV-positive fighter, everyone is circling the wagons.

Behind-the-scenes drama heading into GLORY kickboxing’s New York show: champion Pavel Zhuravlev’s future

Friday, October 26th, 2018

After the California State Athletic Commission indefinitely medically suspended GLORY kickboxing interim Light Heavyweight champion Pavel Zhuravlev, GLORY has now removed Pavel from their main page. Why?

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.

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