Archive: zuffa

Feb 2, 2015 12:56 pm

UFC files motion to have Antitrust lawsuit moved to Nevada

Last Friday, UFC parent company Zuffa, LLC filed a motion to transfer the Antitrust lawsuit filed against them from San Jose, California to the state of Nevada. The UFC, whose headquarters are based in Las Vegas, believe the proceedings would be “fair and logical” if the case was heard in Nevada. Zuffa also claims that...

Nov 20, 2014 5:02 am

S&P drops Zuffa rating outlook by 10%

The Standard and Poor (S&P) initially estimated that Zuffa’s earnings would be down 30% this year. This week they released another report, which estimated Zuffa’s earnings 10% lower than their original report, having them down a total of 40% from last year. Fight fans need not fear however, the S&P attributed the drop in earning...

Jun 19, 2014 1:00 pm

A Look Back: Strikeforce’s Last Days And Scott Coker’s Return

With all this Scott Coker talk, let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit the days of Strikeforce past. Strikeforce of course was the promotion that Coker founded and ran for its entire existence until Zuffa bought and eventually closed it down. March 12, 2011 is when Dana White announced the purchase, but explained...

May 5, 2014 12:32 pm

Zuffa Lobbying Hard To Pass Florida Bill – But Why?

Zuffa is lobbying to get bill 808 passed in the state of Florida – lobbying which includes a hefty contribution to the Republican Governor’s Association, who then wrote a 2.5 million-dollar check to the current Florida governor’s campaign. What, exactly, is bill 808? And how will it benefit Zuffa – and the UFC – if it does pass?...


Feb 18, 2014 9:30 am

UFC Confirms They’re Losing Millions From Piracy

The UFC and Zuffa are cracking down on illegal piracy of their pay-per-view events. And according to an attorney for the UFC it seems that over 50% of the offenders are tucking tail and settling out of court. Understandably so considering the last lawsuit filed against a pirate stealing from Zuffa was sued for almost...

Jan 8, 2014 5:59 am

Couture Returns To MMA Action Jan 18

It has to be hard being the son of Randy Couture (UFC Hall of Famer, former two-division UFC Champion and movie star), but Ryan Couture started to make a name of his own when he compiled a 6-1 record in Strikeforce before the promotion was purchased by Zuffa. Couture looked to ride that momentum when...

Nov 23, 2013 12:25 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta: Major Cities Around the World ‘Beg Us’ to do Events

In an ongoing battle to legalize mixed martial arts in the state of New York, the UFC has been present in the state this past week.  At a press-conference, Zuffa CEO and UFC Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta (above) discussed the economic benefit of allowing MMA and UFC events in New York.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA...

Nov 12, 2013 12:37 pm

Matt Hughes: Ortiz and Couture weren’t loyal and now they’re paying the price

Throughout the years many fighters, fans and media members have had disputes with the UFC/Zuffa, or more specifically with UFC President Dana White. Most notably would have to be former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy “The Natural” Couture and Tito Ortiz. We all remember the days of Tito’s prime when he wore his “Dana...

Aug 7, 2013 9:38 am

Online Streaming of UFC Content May Soon Become Felony

The UFC and parent company, Zuffa,  has long sought an answer to the illegal streaming of their premium content such as their PPV events or past fights. Now, with a recent proposal created in a the wake of the failure to pass SOPA, the UFC may just get their wish of implementing the strictest of...

Jun 5, 2013 10:04 am

Kenny Florian: “Fighters deserve to get paid more”

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Kenny Florian spoke to the New York post recently about how the UFC pays it’s fighters, following comments made by former UFC fighters Jacob Volkmann and John Cholish who recently spoke against the amount of money the UFC actually pays it’s fighters. “I think the fighters do deserve to get...

May 7, 2013 11:45 am

Eddie Alvarez Calls his Legal Dispute a ‘D*ck-Swinging Contest’

Eddie Alvarez took to The MMA Hour on Monday to share his side of the well-covered legal dispute between the fighter and Bellator FC parent company, Viacom.   Essentially, the dispute comes from contract disputes.  Last year, the UFC offered Alvarez a contract that included a title shot and pay-per-view slots.  Bellator argued that their...

Jun 10, 2012 10:21 am

Paul Daley No Longer Employed By ZUFFA, Released From Strikeforce | MMA NEWS

Wad Alameddine of Fight Management confirmed Strikeforce has released former welterweight title challenger Paul Daley via press release. In the statement Daley says the split from the organization is due to his inability to fight frequently with Strikeforce. “I’m happy that Strikeforce has granted my request to be released from their roster as I found...