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Bleacher Report’s CEO opines UFC has tapped out from audience standpoint

Believe it or not, eSports and MMA are similar. They both are emerging sports compared to traditional sports, they have niche audiences, cater to younger male audiences and have issues with the burgeoning infrastructure.  At a sports tech conference held in Seattle on Thursday, Bleacher Report’s CEO Dave Finocchio saw parallels with the growth of eSports and MMA.  The comparison was not positive. Read more »

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The Ratings Buffet for the week ending June 23rd

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June 23, 2017 | Jason Cruz

Bleacher Report’s CEO opines UFC has tapped out from audience standpoint

Believe it or not, eSports and MMA are similar. They both are emerging sports compared to traditional sports, they have niche audiences, cater to younger male audiences and have issues with the burgeoning infrastructure.  At a sports tech conference held in Seattle on Thursday, Bleacher Report’s CEO Dave Finocchio saw parallels with the growth of eSports and MMA.  The comparison was not positive. Read more »

June 23, 2017 | Jason Cruz

TUF 25 Episode 10 draws 456,000 viewers

The 10th episode of the TUF 25 drew the best ratings this season with 456,000 viewers on FS1 Wednesday night. Read more »

June 22, 2017 | Jason Cruz

Parties request further clarification over discovery in UFC Antitrust case

After a June 1, 2017 conference with the Judge Peggy Leen to discuss outstanding discovery issues, the attorneys for the fighters and the UFC are at it again over what was said at the hearing. Read more »

June 21, 2017 | Jason Cruz

Nate Diaz, Leslie Smith sued by former agency

TMZ Sports first reported that Nate Diaz and Leslie Smith are being sued by their former management group for nonpayment of commissions and conspiring with an attorney to break management agreements. Read more »

June 21, 2017 | Jason Cruz