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Show Money discusses UFC-ESPN deal and other media deals in combat sports landscape

Another Show Money is up with Paul Gift and John Nash to discuss how the UFC is doing with the ESPN deal, the PFL’s move to ESPN+, DAZN, Bellator and more.  The taping occurred prior to the news that ESPN+ would be the exclusive PPV provider for the UFC in the United States. Read more »

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PBC viewership numbers over last two events

To clean up the past couple of weeks, MMA Payout has obtained the ratings from the past two weeks from PBC events. Read more »

March 23, 2019 | Jason Cruz

Loss of supplement bottle at center of Motion to Dismiss Lyman Good’s case

The drug maker and distributor in Lyman Good’s lawsuit for a tainted supplement brought a motion to dismiss his claims for spoliation of evidence last month.  The UFC fighter took a supplement which caused him to fail a USADA drug test and miss out on a bout.  The motion to dismiss claims that Good and/or his lawyer did not retain the alleged supplement which caused the failed test. Read more »

March 22, 2019 | Jason Cruz

DAZN institutes new pay structure including annual fee

DAZN announced that starting next week it will debut a new annual pass option of $99.99 per year.  In the alternative, it will allow new subscribers to pay $19.99 per month. Read more »

March 21, 2019 | Jason Cruz

Dillashaw drops bantamweight title after adverse drug test finding

In a surprise announcement, former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw announced that he was vacating his title after he received an adverse finding related to his January fight against Henry Cejudo.  The New York State Athletic Commission has issued a one-year suspension per ESPN. Read more »

March 20, 2019 | Jason Cruz

Show Money discusses UFC-ESPN deal and other media deals in combat sports landscape

Another Show Money is up with Paul Gift and John Nash to discuss how the UFC is doing with the ESPN deal, the PFL’s move to ESPN+, DAZN, Bellator and more.  The taping occurred prior to the news that ESPN+ would be the exclusive PPV provider for the UFC in the United States. Read more »

March 20, 2019 | Jason Cruz