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GLORY kickboxer Chris Trammel in serious condition at Thai hospital after bizarre series of events
It all started with a serious staph infection. Then, Chris Trammel was in what seemed at the time to be a benign scooter accident. Now, though, the GLORY kickboxer is in serious condition at a hospital in Thailand without many answers as to how or why. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 24, 2015 11:28AM by Wez - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
What investors are being told about UFC earnings (PART 3)
What do we know about the financial health of the UFC? We know the company has seen its revenues rise steadily over the years, from $4.6 million in 2001, the first year under Zuffa, LLC's management, to $522 million last year. At the same time, we have seen the company's long-term debts also rise, from zero bank debt in those early years to its current $535 million debt load. Neither debt nor revenue tells us much though about its current financial condition. Are they profitable, and if so how profitable? Are they solvent and able to meet their obligations? Without more data, revenue and debt do little to answer these questions. All are very interesting and well worth the read.
Submitted Nov 19, 2015 12:10PM by GDPofMPG - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
UFC 193 Salary, Reebok and Bouns Payout
SALARY: $866,000 REEBOK: $245,000 BONUS: $200,000 TOTAL: $1,311,000 ATTENDANCE: 56,214 GATE: $6,800,000 Holly Holm: $180,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship) Mark Hunt: $170,000 ($160,000 to show, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship) Ronda Rousey: $165,000 ($75,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship) Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $100,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship) Kyle Noke: $95,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship) Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva: $80,000 ($75,000 to show, no win, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship) Gian Villante: $60,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship) Stefan Struve: $57,000 ($42,000 to show, $15,000 Reebok sponsorship) Robert Whittaker: $53,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship) Valerie Letourneau: $44,000 ($14,000 to show, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship) Jared Rosholt: $41,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship) Jake Matthews: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Danny Martinez: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Dan Kelly: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Richard Walsh: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) James Moontasri: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Ben Nguyen: $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Anthony Perosh: $26,000 ($16,000 to show, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship) Uriah Hall: $23,000 ($18,000 to show, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship) Peter Sobotta: $16,500 ($14,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Akbarh Arreola: $14,500 ($12,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Richie Vaculik: $14,500 ($12,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Ryan Benoit: $14,500 ($12,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Steve Montgomery: $12,500 ($10,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Steve Kennedy: $12,500 ($10,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Anton Zafir: $12,500 ($10,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)
Submitted Nov 16, 2015 6:02PM by GDPofMPG - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
Tom Hardy Sends BAMMA Fighter Jack McGannGood Luck message from the set of Peaky Blinders
Tom Hardy has sent Jack 'The Pilgrim' McGann a good luck message from the set of season 3 of Peaky Blinders ahead of his fight with Damien 'Frankenstein' Lapilus on Sat 14th Nov at BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions streams LIVE globally Prelims - Lonsdale Facebook Page Main Card - BAMMAUK Facebook Page. Broadcast on Spike TV on 21st Nov
Submitted Nov 12, 2015 6:46PM by snakeplissken - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
'Drunk guest' invades Dan Henderson’s hotel room in Brazil
Thought this was hilarious, had to share. Dan Henderson received a surprise visit five days before his next UFC fight. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 4:12PM by Wez - 10 comments
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What investors are being told about the UFCs finances (Part 2)
The second of three articles looking at the UFC's finances. In part two, John S. Nash uses reports from various financial service companies to examine the UFC's debt. For an in-depth look at the UFC's revenue see our previous article: Earning will be examined next week in part 3. To get a better understanding of the UFC's debt load, Bloody Elbow analyzed all the available published materials from Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Deutsche Bank, and Prospect News and consulted with a team of financial professionals to evaluate the reports. None of the documents reported on the UFC's liabilities before 2005, so we are forced to start our debt history with that year.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 12:35PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Lawsuit lifts veil on WSOF internal issues, alleges financial problems, NAC violations
A new lawsuit alleges dire financial straits, violation of NAC rules and a dispute over international licensing rights at the World Series of Fighting. Paul Gift has the details. WSOF Asia, an LLC whose ownership includes "prominent individuals and entities" in China and Hong Kong, filed a lawsuit in Las Vegas federal court on Monday against MMAWC, the controlling company of the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), and other individuals including CEO Carlos Silva, matchmaker Ali Abdel Aziz and member Bruce Deifik. The lawsuit paints a picture of significant internal strife in the past year along with claims of defamation, breach of contract, dire financial straits and violations of the Nevada Athletic Commission's (NAC) code for MMA promoters.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 12:19PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Presidential candidate Ben Carson meets with Vitor Belfort before GOP debate
A day before the second GOP debate, Ben Carson turned to a "Phenom." The Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon met with UFC fighter Vitor Belfort and his team Tuesday. Carson tweeted a picture of the group together. The GOP debate is scheduled for Wednesday in Colorado. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Oct 27, 2015 2:31PM by Wez - 6 comments
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Morning Report: Wanderlei Silva vows not to fight in Nevada, but wants a job working with the Nevada Athletic Commission
You know how the saying goes, if you can't beat em, join em... Wanderlei Silva is taking wins wherever he can find them. Celebrating Nick Diaz's successful online petition calling for the review of his five-year ban by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Silva is reminding fans that he has his own issues with the NAC. Silva was handed a lifetime ban and a $70,000 fine by the commission in September 2014 after he evaded an out-of-competition drug test in May 2014.
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 4:32PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
Dan Hardy returns with harrowing, rewarding tales of his sea voyage
Dan Hardy has always been an adventuresome sort, having spent time with the monks at the Yee Hee castle in Changchun to building his own American muscle cars. But his latest adventure — 28 days at sea aboard Team Great Britain’s yacht in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race — takes the cake.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:39PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
Wanderlei Silva files motion to dismiss lawsuit, says Belfort test evidence of UFC cheating
Attorneys for Wanderlei Silva have filed a motion to dismiss the UFC's lawsuit against the renowned MMA fighter with the Clark County, Nevada District Court on Friday, October 3, 2015. The motion claims that the UFC's suit is an attempt "to chill Silva's free speech" and "public participation" as well as send a message to other fighters, and that Silva comments about "cheating" and "fight-fixing" received additional credibility with Vitor Belfort's recently revealed lab results. The UFC filed a complaint of "Intentional Misconduct" against Silva on July 29th for comments he had published on Facebook referring to "fight fixing" in the UFC and comparing the promotion to professional wrestling. Silva's counsel, Terry A. Coffing of the firm Marquis Aurbach Coffing, argues that the complaint should be dismissed because it fails to show damages from his comments or prove his comments were false, and that the UFC's true motivation behind filing the suit is to silence his client.
Submitted Oct 5, 2015 10:09PM by GDPofMPG - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
A Sketchy Drug Test Didn’t Stop Vitor Belfort From Fighting At UFC 152
Just more than 24 hours ahead of their Memorial Day fight this year, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman stepped up to his opponent, Vitor Belfort, in public, ready to accuse him of cheating. At a weigh-in inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Belfort, 38, disrobed to boos. A densely muscled frame had helped him savage foes as far back as 1996, when at the age of 19 he debuted in mixed martial arts by bouncing super-heavyweight John Hess’s head off the canvas like a basketball to score a 12-second victory. From that day forward, people were drawn to his athleticism, his dynamic finishing ability, and his physique, the latter of which would be augmented over the years with performance-enhancing drugs. Additional Reading: It's almost 3 years ago to the day since Vitor Belfort stepped up on short notice to fight Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 152 in Toronto. Belfort nearly submitted Jones with an armbar in the 1st round, then proceeded to get shellacked until he tapped out to an Americana in round 4. Belfort has been the subject of heavy scrutiny and multiple controversies concerning his TRT use and drug testing results, and we have another chapter to add to the book. In a special investigation penned by Josh Gross and published on Deadspin, Belfort had actually tested positive for elevated testosterone in the state of Nevada just under three weeks before fight night in Ontario.
Submitted Sep 22, 2015 5:53PM by GDPofMPG - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Josh Thomson might be retired right now if not for Scott Coker's Bellator vision
Thomson was only making $5,000 per fight in sponsorship money with the Reebok tiered, tenure structure. He said that three sponsors alone are paying him more than $35,000 for his Bellator debut and there are more to come. Thomson also said he was making up to $90,000 in sponsors per fight during his run as one of the best lightweights in the UFC and Strikeforce. "I had no intentions of testing the waters in the free-market until I heard that we were about to lock down a sponsorship deal," Thomson said. "They took away our sponsors. That was the only deal."
Submitted Sep 16, 2015 4:40PM by GDPofMPG - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator, UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Nick Diaz fined $165,000, suspended five years by NSAC for UFC 183 positive drug test
After a protracted hearing that featured plenty of boring legalese from both sides, Diaz, 32, was fined $165,000 (33-percent of his $500,000 purse) and suspended for five years for what amounts to his third positive drug test in Nevada. The first came after a submission win over Takanori Gomi in 2007, followed by another in defeat to Carlos Condit in 2012. note: 5 years, god damn son, thats like prison time almost
Submitted Sep 14, 2015 5:49PM by RhythmAndStyle - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Ronda Rousey to Star in MGM’s ‘Road House’ Reboot
UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is starring in MGM’s reboot of the 1980s cult classic “Road House.” Rousey will step into the role Patrick Swayze made famous...
Submitted Sep 9, 2015 1:05PM by grappler0000 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Demetrious Johnson's Xbox sponsorship in limbo in UFC's Reebok era
At a recent media event in downtown LA, Johnson told MMAFighting.com essentially, that his Xbox sponsorship is in limbo. "I'm still in touch with them," Johnson said. "If any opportunities come up, then if I fit that role I'll be reached out. Other than that, it's just not there." The problem with maintaining outside sponsorships in the Reebok era is that the sponsor's big payoff came when their brand was displayed on television. While fighters can still do things like personal appearances outside of fight week, the sponsorship loses value if there aren't hundreds of thousands of people watching. "All the sponsors out there, they're looking for that prime-time spot, that's what they're paying for," Johnson said. "So if any, Bad Boy, Hayabusa, whatever's out there, they're looking for that prime spot. Of course they can do stuff outside the Octagon, but they're going to make their big money inside the Octagon, that's where they get the most viewers."
Submitted Sep 8, 2015 12:56PM by GDPofMPG - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
UFC 191 Structured Reebok Sposorship Payout Totals $192,500
Champion (1) Demetrious Johnson: $40,000 Challenger (2) John Dodson: $30,000 21 bouts and above (1) Frank Mir: $20,000 16 to 20 bouts (3) Andrei Arlovski: $15,000 Anthony Johnson: $15,000 Ross Pearson: $15,000 11 to 15 bouts (1) Joe Riggs: $10,000 6 to 10 bouts (4) Jessica Andrade: $5,000 John Lineker: $5,000 Jimi Manuwa: $5,000 Francisco Rivera: $5,000 1 to 5 bouts (11) Corey Anderson: $2,500 Jan Blachowicz: $2,500 Alex Chambers: $2,500 Clay Collard: $2,500 Paul Felder: $2,500 Nazareno Malegarie: $2,500 Raquel Pennington: $2,500 Joaquim Silva: $2,500 Ron Stallings: $2,500 Tiago Trator: $2,500 Paige VanZant: $2,500 Average fighter structured sponsorship payout: $8,750
Submitted Sep 8, 2015 12:52PM by GDPofMPG - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
Justin Wren has returned from the Congo, but his fight for the Pygmies has just begun
Justin Wren stroked his prodigious beard, scratched the dry, red skin on his arm and squinted. "It's kind of crazy we're here," he said. "All that green." The ivy-covered coffee shop patio about two miles from the campus of UCLA brought Wren back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And, more specifically, the vision he had that led him to the African nation in the first place. Four years ago, Wren was an MMA fighter struggling with addiction and depression, looking for something else of value in his life. During a spiritual retreat, he found it even if he didn't know where it was.
Submitted Aug 28, 2015 1:09PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
Wife: Ronda Rousey dating hubby while UFC investigates him for domestic violence
Looks like Ronda Rousey's personal life just became a lot more public. Over the past couple weeks, rumors have been cropping up around the internet that the UFC's biggest star and 135 lb champ has been dating one of the promotion's current persona non grata. The man in question? Current UFC heavyweight Travis Browne, who is under investigation by the UFC after his wife publicly accused him of domestic violence back in July.
Submitted Aug 26, 2015 11:36AM by GDPofMPG - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Rumble threatens 'ugly' woman after gym incident
Not a good look for UFC fighter Anthony Johnson, who already has a long history of domestic violence charges and accusations against him.
Submitted Aug 19, 2015 10:26AM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
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