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The WWE is encountering a major problem with their WWE Network, it's a bargaining chip for fans. One of the recent developments in the world of sports and sports entertainement is the "subscription service." It started on TV with things like the NFL Network and NBA League Pass, but recently and more decisively, the move is being made to online channels and monthly subscriptions. It's a move for modernization, the next step in bringing a product directly to fans, and keeping them invested in "the read news >>

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Anderson Silva is a major star within mixed martial arts. His status as a legend was cemented with a title reign that included 10 defenses of the UFC Middleweight Championship and 16 straight wins in the Octagon. However, returning to competition at UFC 183 has created an interesting wrinkle. Even though Silva is a name that the sport has come to love, he should not be granted a title shot with a victory over Nick Diaz. In an interview on UFC Tonight, UFC President Dana White mentioned Silva's n read news >>

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When news came of the lawsuit against the UFC, Scott Coker took exception with the idea that Bellator MMA was being considered as a minor league organization. Coker addressed the issue with MMAfighting.com's Marc Raimondi), saying: “Do I think Bellator is a minor league? The answer is no.” As a relatively new figure in the promotion, it is not surprising that Coker would come to the defense of his employer; he managed to keep Strikeforce going in the MMA scene for many years before the UFC final read news >>

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Up until Saturday, all the talk of how big Conor McGregor was as a star was more theoretical.Sure, he was a good fighter and he was one of the most charismatic personalities the UFC had ever had. His appearance at UFC 178 undoubtedly helped the pay-per-view greatly, as the show topped 200,000 buys, probably about double what a Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso fight would do on its own. But those are still nothing out of the ordinary for lower level pay-per-view show numbers.Sunday's UFC Figh read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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It pays to be Conor McGregor. The Irish featherweight sensation scored a significant payday at Sunday's UFC Fight Night 59 event, leading the night's reported payroll with a $170,000 purse for his main event win over Dennis Siver, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission. McGregor fell short of his two-minute prediction, but effortlessly overcome Siver all the same, picking the veteran apart with creative movement and crisp outside strik read news >>

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The UFC has announced a partnership with Russian state television broadcasting company VGTRK, one of the biggest TV networks in Russia. This can be considered a big step in the organization's expansion into Eastern Europe. To date, breaking into the Russian MMA market has always been somewhat of an unattainable task for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. While they are present with live events and television programming in almost every viable market of the world, they have failed to expand into read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Controversial judging was one of the major stories coming out of UFC Fight Night: McGregor versus Siver. Donald Cerrone was involved in one of the decisions which left many upset with the abilities of commission selected judges. His fight against Benson Henderson was a compelling matchup, but few will remember the action rather than the dialogue surrounding whether or not the judges selected the correct winner. Digging deeper into the fight will uncover that while the fight was close, Cerrone di read news >>

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An investigation into NY State assembly speaker Sheldon Silver could be a major win for the UFC. Back in 2013 this article was written about the state of MMA in New York, it was titled "MMA in New York? Not until assembly speaker Sheldon Silver is gone." In short, the article alleges that Silver's power in the New York State Assembly is such that he's been able to work at the behest of the Las Vegas Culinary Union to block any attempts to get a bill legalizing MMA passed, despite general support read news >>

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When Felipe Efrain started his career, his mother had never been to fights. But the start of his career would take him into MMA – and quick success, for that matter. But he learned early on about one of the things he needed at each fight.Filed under: News read news >>

  • a month ago
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Bellator plans to be involved with every single major MMA free agent in 2015. And that apparently starts with Brock Lesnar. Scott Coker, Bellator's president, told MMA Fighting this week that the promotion has reached out to the former UFC heavyweight champion. Coker said there have been no actual negotiations, it was just Bellator's way of "saying hello" and that the company is interested in his services. Lesnar is still under contract with WWE, where he is the reigning champion, and will be re read news >>

  • a month ago
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One of the major points of the antitrust lawsuit filed against the UFC last week was the standing of other mixed martial arts organizations in the United States. In order to argue the UFC is a monopoly, the complaint asserts that every other MMA promotion is lesser. In particular, the lawsuit calls Bellator, regarded as the No. 2 MMA company in the world, "a minor league." Bellator president Scott Coker told MMA Fighting this week that he disagreed with that claim. "Do I think Bellator is a mino read news >>

  • a month ago
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Several hours after the announcement of a major class-action lawsuit filed against the UFC, the promotion said it has yet to see the allegations against it, but will go to the mat in defense of its business. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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A group of attorneys and MMA fighters today filed a major class action lawsuit that accuses UFC parent Zuffa of conspiring to monopolize the MMA industry and engaging in anti-competitive practices.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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The UFC is about to be on the receiving end of a massive class action lawsuit from fighters relating to alleged abuses of their market power to cripple the free market. For months, Bloody Elbow reporters John Nash and Brent Brookhouse have been investigating rumors of a class action lawsuit against the UFC by former and current fighters. Bloody Elbow can now confirm through multiple sources that such a lawsuit is not only in the works but that a filing is imminent. While we have been told the na read news >>

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