UFC and MMA news brought to you fast. So you’re going to miss a few things throughout the week. Fear not, press the link button It’s here. Below you’ll find links to key stories. Here are the best (and under-the-radar) shows we published this week. Maybe you will see something that you missed.
Court upholds class action lawsuit, saying UFC has ‘independent power’ to freeze fighters’ wages
There is an important update on UFC cases. (link)
Tim: John S. Nash, who destroyed this story. The date, which has supreme authority in this case and is implied for UFC and MMA, must be a date ending with a Y.
Anton: Some wonder that even though this news is the most important news in the sport, only a handful of MMA media outlets are reporting it.
Sane: Can’t say I expect we’ll see some other major moves. about it in the near future. Because of how slow this whole process is. But this has certainly affected the way UFC does business, and will likely continue to do so.
GWOAT challenged Jake Paul to a transgender boxing match.
Jake Paul has plenty of suitors for his next opponent. Another surprising noise comes from an elite boxer who also fights in the PFL. (link)
Tim: This brings a lot of traffic for us. A worthwhile shield destroys Paul.
Sane: It’s on the list of weird things that definitely won’t happen alongside Fedor and Tyson, or when Usman says he wants to box Canelo.
Anton: I hate talking about gender struggles. But it seems that many people like it.
This is what the MMA media can do to make those in charge better. (link)
Tim: If you’re not subscribed to Trent Reinsmith’s Substack, it’s time to switch.
Charles Oliveira ‘just waiting’ for Conor McGregor fight: ‘Tell me the place and time’
Former UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira is still looking for a Conor McGregor fight. (link)
Tim: Charles, you don’t waste your time on this.
Sane: Always loved Lucas’ coverage of Brazilian MMA.
Explaining the development of the UFC antitrust lawsuit.
The most important aspect of the development of the UFC antitrust suit is its atomic breakdown. (link)
Tim: More from John S. Nash in the story of the week. (and maybe a year)
Anton: It will be interesting to see how it plays out and if/when the UFC will eventually settle. Losing a lot of money will be painful. But a restraining order from changing their entire business model could mess them up.
WNO 19: Meregali Submits Duarte! – All Results Highlight video for BJJ event
Check out all the BJJ action from WNO 19. (link)
Tim: Some jets!
Anton: Meregali set up and finished the arm triangle was very impressive. I think it will be a dead end at the foot. But one mistake and it was all over quickly.
UFC legend accepts bodybuilder Bradley Martyn’s David vs. Goliath viral challenge
Social media influencer and body builder Bradley Martyn is getting into the combat sports game. But not celebrity boxing. (link)
Tim: What is Bradley Doctor?
Sane: I’m pretty excited about this nonsense. Not just because I like the show. but really And I think the DJ is serious enough about his intentions that he’s going through it. And we’ll have something funny to watch.
Anton: Are we going back to the 90s? I don’t understand that How did “untrained big man versus small pro fighter” become the subject of another debate today? Just go to the crazy gym. And see how many jacks get destroyed by randomly colored belts (or even white people) let alone some really top pros.
Did Derrick Lewis just play himself?
Derrick Lewis has a chance to make his mark in free agency. But he seems to have passed it. (link)
Tim: There’s never been a $2 million payday for The Black Beast. Shame.
Sane: It would be very impressive to see Lewis test out a free agency with that kind of payday potential. But it doesn’t. Hopefully the UFC at least makes him a competitive offer.
Anton: Lewis should continue to wait. But I guess the (crazy) one-year special negotiation clause involved a 38-year-old man.
There’s a bigger story – Dana White explains Thompson’s purse situation for UFC 291.
Dana White Addresses Ongoing Conversation About Stephen Thompson’s UFC 291 Wallet (link)
Tim: Dana points out that ‘show money’ is not real.
Anton: as well as bonus This should be in the contract and not left in the mood of the promoters that day. It’s also the type of thing that would easily be worn in black and white if the UFC fighters had the ability to negotiate together.
Sane: Thompson wants the fighters to learn lessons from Pereira’s weight loss. And they certainly did. Lesson: Don’t try to teach other people a lesson.
Sean O’Malley gave up his UFC belt even if he had to win an Oscar.
Check out our exclusive chat with UFC Bantamweight Title Contender ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley. (link)
Tim: Our man Eddie Mercado interrupts an interview with UFC bantamweight title challenger Sean O’Malley.
Sumo stomps! Nagoya Report Card: The Hakuoho Era Begins
Nagoya basho is an amazing spectacle full of exciting performances. I rate everyone’s sumo. Let’s start with rank and rank. (link)
Tim: Sumo! Get your Sumo!
Anton: I love how this niche market is attracting.
WTF: Iron Crotch Kung Fu, Lethwei and Michelle Manu
See the unexplored aspects of Kung Fu: End Your Family. (link)
Tim: Want to see a 50-year-old man smash a ball with a log? Click to learn more
Anton: Aside from the random weirdness in WTF, Victor always makes this story an interesting read.
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