The shift from Bjorn Rebney to Scott Coker running the show at Bellator MMA is quickly beginning to bear fruit, as the promotion has signed Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef. more
The biggest sports economist conference of the year just ended. Out of 70+ projects, sadly only one was on MMA. Paul Gift discusses his project on fight night bonus awards as well as some of the interesting work being done in other sports.
WARNING: Unlike other pieces where it's toned down, I don't hold back the nerd-speak today. You will see phrases like "rank-order competition," "non-linear compensation" and "optimum effort levels." Read at your own risk...but read anyway.
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In the latest episode of UFC 175 embedded, the fighters participate in UFC media day, Lyoto Machida juggles a soccer ball, the fighters squared off, Alexis Davis gets a visit from her family, Ronda Rousey has some real talk while cutting weight, and much more. more
UFC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta spoke to Fox Sports Live Tuesday night about the cancellation of UFC 176 and what this means going forward. more
A lot of fans have reason to be excited for the former Strikeforce boss's return to high level MMA promotion with Viacom's Bellator, but don't count your chickens before they hatch MMA fans. This is a murderously hard game and Coker will have to push his fighters harder than he's been willing to in the past to succeed.
Fan and fighter reaction has been overwhelmingly positive: Bjorn Rebney is being edged out of Bellator. In his stead is former Strikeforce CEO and founder Scott Coker. The reason more
UFC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta joined Fox Sports Live on Tuesday to explain the UFC 176 cancellation, providing a new target date for Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes II. more
Lorenzo Fertitta went on Fox Sports Live and explained the thinking behind cancelling the UFC 176 pay-per-view and when Featherweight champ Jose Aldo may face Chad Mendes for the second time.
Fertitta said that the Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes main event may get moved to a PPV card scheduled for October 27 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or earlier the same month. Further, Fertitta said if Aldo is not ready by October, and interim title fight could be planned.
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UFC president, Dana White weighs in on Scott Coker taking over as Bellator president, how Bjorn Rebney instigated the bad blood between the two organizations and how SPIKE TV are "good guys."
Since Bellator's ousting of Bjorn Rebney and subsequent appointment of former Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker to run the promotion, the air of contention that UFC president, Dana White once carried toward the Number 2 MMA organization has diminished considerably. Whether Coker's new lead position makes Bellato more
Jon Jones may be on the cover of EA Sports UFC and the sport's pound-for-pound best fighter, but he's not even the most used fighter in the video game.
It's been a little over a month since EA Sports UFC was first released to the public, and a few days ago EA Sports put out a very interesting Infographic detailing some facts and figures based on how users are playing the game. One of the standout stats is Bruce Lee, who is the game's special unlockable character, is the most popular fighter chos more