- Jon Jones Upgraded To Suspect In New Mexico Hit-And-Run Accident
- Poll: Is Demetrious Johnson The World’s No. 1 Pound-For-Pound Fighter?
- What’s Next For UFC 186’s Biggest Winners?
- Rashad Evans Would ‘Definitely Give Rampage A Rematch’
- UFC 186: Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway Video Highlights
- UFC 186: Rampage Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado Video Highlights
- UFC 186: Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi Video Highlights
- Al Iaquinta Meets Bobby Green At UFC on FOX 16
- UFC 186 Bonuses: ‘Mighty Mouse’ Leads List Of Four $50,000 Winners
- UFC 186 Post-Fight Press Conference
The scare of a complete UFC monopoly
The UFC is by far the biggest and most competitive promotion in MMA. If the UFC were to acquire a select few fighters, such as Fedor, Mousasi, Aoki, and a few other big names, the UFC would control practically all fighters within the top 10 rankings for each weight-class at or above lightweight. There would be a severe lack of competition and an absence of any substantial substitute for elite MMA. A monopoly concordantly, is characterized by a lack of economic competition for the good or service that they provide and a lack of viable substitutes. This is scary.
I’ve had trouble ignoring some of the more hard-headed actions by the UFC. The UFC recently was responsible for the firing of a co-author for BJ Penn’s book ‘Why I Fight’. Taken from an interview, the co-author had this to say: “I’m very happy I wrote the book but I’m also very disappointed the UFC decided to force my employer to cut me loose,” said Weintraub, who alleged UFC executive vice president of operations and production Craig Borsari told Exit 9 Films that Weintraub was “no longer welcome to work for the UFC.” There is speculation that the UFC did not approve of some material in the book related to how Penn had a stint with K-1.
If the UFC were the government