It’rsquo & s Bellator;s weekend in Hawaii; the final UFC on FOX is tonight; and also Invicta is gaining its most recent show. To course the big news item of note the other day was… that a promoter hard another to a struggle?
Yeah, it’s been this type of run from the mixed martial arts world. Allow &rsquo any time
Oscar vs. Dana
Last week, I sort of feel like we sailed into this territory:
De La Hoya, whose foray into MMA promotion last month with a Chuck Liddell-Tito Ortiz rematch no one has been seeking was a tragedy out of every conceivable point of view (aside from drawing on a half-decent crowd at the Forum), wouldn’t even stop yapping around White’therefore treatment of UFC fighters, even though the fighters on the GoldenBoy card weren’t precisely creating giant paydays.
White made their own websites looks, armed with the form of facts and characters that are guarded such as Ft. Knox except when White would like to use them to make a place, also countered with a bunch of accurate nevertheless in some cases out-of-context and misleading stats out there, the majority of that went unchallenged by the UFC’s new content partner. By telling Dana to get into the ring Subsequently De La Hoya responded & ldquo; rdquo & The Luke Thomas Show.
This is getting a bit silly, isn&rsquo? The struggle is never happening. Nobody is going to sanction an retired International Boxing Hall of Famer against a guy whose never had an official struggle in his life (ok, maybe Texas could ). A few loudmouths who’d be served with their websites time for you to develop their own products instead of doing a war of words which required zero-time devolving into a scuffle.
Man, dropping a “celebrities of Wrestling” reference is just one sure fire way to receive your tweet replied in Fightweets. By what ONE & rsquo; s deal with Turner Sports encompassed once the details surfaced you & rsquo; re right, it turned out a bit underwhelming in comparison with the enthusiasm caused by the very first reports.
And since we’re sticking with wrestling comparisons this week, it had been easy to picture, initially, ONE with the potential to eventually become MMA’s version of exactly what World Championship Wrestling was for Turner from the ‘90s — some other promotion with a variety of veteran and upandcoming talent which went up against a stale established item, found success, and eventual made the set brand modernize and be much better.
But you then watched the live events will probably broadcast on B/R Live, an unheralded streaming subscription service, also that the TNT adaptation of just one will contain one-hour taped specials, even without a word yet about at exactly what time theyrsquo;ll air.
This ’s a little different than what people first assumed.
But finally, you start to achieve the point where you wonder how many products and services that are streaming are fans going to be inclined to purchase. Mixed martial arts leaves network tv . The subscription services buffs will soon likely be requested to cover for should they would like to keep up with everything in 2019 comprise DAZN, ESPN +, UFC Fight Pass, now B/R Live. This could turn into a monthly bill, together with Netflix/Hulu and your connection and whatever else you could have, that could wind up costing more than when you’ve pulled the plug cable in the first 44, what you had been paying. Why is MMA’s flowing cash grab of 2019 planning to result in a product that is diluted in the future? That’s likely to be some thing.
Who’s next for Valentina Shevchenko?
Can Liz Carmouche certainly be a dark horse at this point in her career? To its brand newest UFC flyweight champion; s Due to rsquo & this. Nothing I saw during that struggle using Katlyn Chookagian that went along to a coin flip of a split decision at UFC 231 suggested she’d have much of a chance against Shevchenko.
On the flip side, Carmouche can be just a name even casual fight buffs recognize, also now there ’s an integrated backstory of the “Girl-rilla” giving Shevchenko the only stoppage lack in her MMA career (it just happened in 2010, awarded, but hey…). Therefore yeah. I say give the nod to some fight that is sellable to Carmouche and give one struggle another contender to Eye.
Postponements and cancelations
This was a great try by the UFC in looking to assert UFC 233 was ldquo;postponed. ” If they had announced that UFC 233 had been moved from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, in precisely exactly the same building, with exactly the exact same card, and those who bought tickets for the 26th could have them admired on the 27th, which ’s a postponement. Nixing an event and dispersing its own battles one of additional cards can be really a blackout, however a number of other dates that they put in to the trunk end of the calendar. It had been good to see the majority of the websites not play along with this little ruse.
The UFC desired to call it a postponement, clearly, because this indicated the second time in 2-4 weeks that the business strove to go head-to-head with Bellator at Southern California, and double had to pull on the plug.
In this case, though, UFC 233 in Anaheim’s death was wound. T.J. Dillashaw along with Henry Cejudo offered out Staples Center in Los Angeles on a double bill last summer and also have local ties. Somebody somewhere made the call this fight was worth moving to Brooklyn for ESPN+, also that the advantages of the might negate the bad can it leaves with local fans, a big stadium, also pay-per-view providers who have a hole in the schedule on a Saturday night.
As for Bellator is relax and allow UFC’s event implode all on its own. I think Scott Coker converse here best summed up his Business ’s reaction:
How about, how I dun, zero zero percentage? Yes, even the UFC strove to assembled Woodley vs. Colby Covington and it didn’t even get together. Could it be Woodley’s mistake that the UFC yanked a Head Liner away UFC 233? No. Could it be Woodley’therefore mistake that that the UFC reserved champ-champ fights on PPVs that are back, so narrowing it down along with taking the potential for four title conflicts to just two? No. Could it be Woodley’s mistake that the UFC reserved two title fights on UFC 231 and two on UFC 232? No. Is it Woodley’s mistake that the UFC’s 2019 schedule under their brand newest bargain shows they’t done nothing to cover the truth that they don’t even have enough headliners to really go around, a challenge they’t now had five years to address? No.
So yeah, if White asserts that Woodley — who fought four times in 12 weeks in 2016 17 and only fought in September — doesn’t even want to fight, that’s nearly as believable as the idea White will struggle De La Hoya.