I heard recently that Mike Dolce made a comment on managers, that fighters don’t need them. Now, I respect and like Mike very much, so I actually thank him for this opportunity to educate him and everyone else on this. Put simply, it was a dumb comment!Filed under: (...) more
Nate Diaz’s manager and UFC President Dana White sparred online today, hours after the UFC boss said the promotion doesn’t have a strong incentive to push the lightweight back to work because he isn’t a “needle-mover.”Filed under: Featured, News, (...) more
Welterweight contender Tarec Saffiedine discusses why he's been on the sidelines recently and when he expects to return. more
Several MMA managers expressed disappointment privately after nutritionist and coach Mike Dolce said on yesterday's episode of "The MMA Hour" that many MMA managers are doing a disservice to their clients. To recap:
"These managers are charging the athletes 20 percent," Dolce said, "just to answer a phone call from Joe Silva to get one opponent's name, to then call the athlete and say, you're fighting Johnny So-and-So. And then the manager then takes 20 percent out of that. And then the athlete more
The US Men's soccer team faced Belgium for the right to play Argentina in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup. Here's how the MMA world watched and reacted to the game.
It's been a great ride so far for the United States in this FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Yes, their record stands as 1-1-1, including the 1-0 loss to Germany last game, but their goal difference was good enough to see themselves through to the 2nd round ahead of Portugal.
Standing in the way of an American appearance in the quar 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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LAS VEGAS – Ronda Rousey defends her women’s bantamweight title again on Saturday night, and you might be hard pressed to find someone picking her to lose. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos more
After nine consecutive wins to start her MMA career, Ronda Rousey has earned her place as the best female fighter in the sport. With another title defense against Alexis Davis on Saturday night, the Women's Bantamweight Champion is set to make waves yet again at UFC 175.
Despite her success in the ring, Rousey has also become one of the most polarizing figures in MMA. One thing fans can't deny is that she's been perfect up until this point. Rousey has turned away every competitor and done so in more