John S. Nash tries to answer the question with Paul Gift, a Pepperdine Professor of Economics, and David Dudley, a former FTC antitrust lawyer.
Is the UFC a monopoly? This is a question I had been hoping to answer in an article for some time. Since its also a subject I am by no means an expert in I have spent a great deal of time researching it, reading AntiTrust Law Developments and Monopsony in Law and Economics and picking the brains of Dr. James B. Dworkin of Purdue University North Central, more
Former longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is now regretting writing a letter supporting Canadian drug kingpin Jimmy Cournoyer as he awaits sentencing on serious drug trafficking charges in U.S. federal court in New York. "Rush" tweeted a letter to his fans last night stating that the support he voiced to Cournoyer, which first ran in The Montreal Gazette, was "a mistake." First of all, the letter I signed was a mistake - my mistake. I will not go into details as to how and why more
Today's mixed martial arts takes a certain kind of individual to stand out and succeed.
No longer does one elite discipline supersede the rest. No longer does one attribute dictate perennial greatness.
Instead, fighters need to be equipped from head to toe. This includes their ability to work the mic.
While nobody in the near future is going to match the overall precision on the mic that the likes of Chael Sonnen did, that doesn't mean they can't make progress.
Here are five fighters who can wal more
Ronda Rousey dismisses a moronic question from a "media member" about having sex before her UFC 175 bout during the pre-fight media scrum. more
Dana White appeared livid that Ronda Rousey was asked if she would fight at UFC 176 directly following her destructive win over Alexis Davis at UFC 175.
Following her amazing sixteen second demolition of Alexis Davis at UFC 175, Joe Rogan said that the production truck told him to ask her if she would headline UFC 176. 176 lost its main event when Jose Aldo suffered an injury and the UFC has not promoted the event at all this weekend, seemingly suggesting that the event may be scrapped altogethe more
UFC 176 is less than a month away and with the removal of headliner Jose Aldo from the card due to injury, there's currently no main event in place.
Perhaps that's why someone on the UFC's production team asked UFC commentator Joe Rogan to ask the victorious UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey if she'd be interested in competing on the card. After all, Rousey seemingly got through her co-main event bout at UFC 175 unscathed, blasting through challenger Alexis Davis in a mere 16 second more
UFC President Dana White was not happy with some unknown member of the production team for instructing Joe Rogan to ask Ronda Rousey whether she would want to compete at UFC 176 on short notice. Dana White is furious over the production team's blunder on the UFC 175 PPV broadcast.
Following Ronda Rousey's rapid title defence in the co-main event, Joe Rogan proceeded to ask the women's bantamweight champion whether she would be willing to step in on short notice and defend her title at UFC 176.
If anyone had a question as to whether Urijah "The California Kid" Faber was still an elite bantamweight, you can put those concerns to rest.
In an efficient and effective performance, Faber defeated a young, hungry and skilled Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres by submission. The finishing maneuver was a rear-naked choke, which Faber has used to stop eight opponents in his illustrious career before Saturday's win. When the bout was over, per the UFC pay-per-view broadcast, Faber said:
"He's very tough, more
Fight results from the regional circuit featuring big show veterans. Now operating in "Super Official Front Page Mode!"
Another UFC-heavy weekend yields light action from name fighters on the regional circuit. Is this an actual strategy on the part of smaller promoters--avoiding spending the money on name fighters during a weekend that most people will be occupied by the UFC--or is it merely a coincidence? The July 4th holiday may have also played a factor. Insight/ideas into this are, of course more