MMA Business Week: 10/26 – 10/30

October 31, 2009

It wasn’t really a huge week in MMA business, but here are some of the bigger news items of the last few days.

 – Machida needs surgery, out of 108

The bad luck continues for the UFC as they won’t be able to capitalize on the heated controversy that was Machida-Rua I, with an immediate rematch.

Anticipation building for Fedor vs. Rogers on November 7th

CBS/Strikeforce have released a series of promo commercials in the past week in order to help build the fight.

– Legalization moving forward; Rhode Island ready, Massachussets soon

It’s expected that Massachussets will get the final seal of approval from the governor by the end of November.

Lesnar out of UFC 106

The bout has tentatively been rescheduled for UFC 108, but who’s to say when he’ll be back at 100%. Carwin also divulged that he’d been suffering from H1N1 early in the training camp.

UFC 104 Predicted Buyrate: 398,000

Using regression analysis across two variables, has predicted a buyrate of 398,000 for the event.

ProElite purchased for $2 million

Stratus Media Group, looking to diversify their holdings, acquired the organization. Time will tell whether they can effectively leverage their own experience to make the organization successful.

One Response to “MMA Business Week: 10/26 – 10/30”

  1. Henry G Belot on November 1st, 2009 6:29 AM

    “It’s expected that Massachussets will get the final seal of approval from the govener [sic] by the end of November.”

    No, it’s not. Wish I could give you the source, but the House and Senate versions of the bill still have to be reconciled in committee. One difference is whether there’s a separate commission to regulate the sport or a new commissioner is added to the existing boxing commission, which is the way the bill was originally written last year by the guy who introduced it. There’s nothing on the table that would derail the process, but scheduling the reconciliation process will almost certainly push legalization into next year.


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