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A -- -- that made headlines that she got an eight we'll start off with two organizations going under Mike Lynch -- I felt what does it say about 2008 and mixed martial arts organizations.
Why does this -- -- both organizations going out of business I think I film was moving towards getting Iraq back together that they had this -- summit financial setbacks a really anonymously was unable to continue I felt it very entertaining fights.
And I was a big fan of the -- exe program on with some of the acceptance and it's the hype surrounding Kimbo Slice -- -- I thought they were great athletes.
-- -- -- -- -- Probably Wohlers a particular stand out to Colorado and Ronald case you think shields Gina really became the face of women's -- and did it in spectacular fashion.
And I'm really hopeful that first and foremost -- -- that the athletes involved.
In -- lead -- -- able to find homes are able to fight again are able to make a living and we're gonna see those folks in -- very soon right speaking about other headlines of -- -- 2000 kimbo.
-- it was a big headline and you know what kimbo did.
Help the sport -- so far is he helped bring the sport to see yes he'll bring audience to see yes.
And that's pretty much where the well runs dry I was at the Thompson -- is not impressive.
And the sent pictures that -- it was what it was and then we had stand it wouldn't that help people calling it and it was that that part of it became an embarrassment this sport.
When I look at 2008 to -- the big story of 2008 is Brock Lesnar fighting in the USC not at Auburn not Eddie Alvarez equally evident that.
It was announced back in 2007.
At the end of 2007 some kind of -- myself there.
But we've seen him by now we've seen that he's for real and we also see that he can help.
Numbers for USC it reviews UFC 91 team is talking on the paper you guys.
Our conservative estimate and tea was 800000.
And it doesn't matter which number we don't have those numbers are impressed with -- to do plan.
But he did.
Icici bringing Randy Couture back into the UFC is -- huge news or.
Shows the power of the UFC brand and basically that there is their number one in there negotiating powers amazing go back to also there.
Negotiate with the AKA guys in the past -- and just preventive after all that time and you know thinking that -- he's gonna fight -- or an affliction and then to actually bring them back.
I wouldn't be surprised in 09 T Ortiz returns to the UFC.
I see that as part of the problem though that that the -- he does have so much negotiating power in order to grow the sport I think there needs to be a little bit more organizational competition.
And I think it.
Because it will greatest -- -- countries is NFL football.
There's only one football organization.
Yet -- there's there's a players union and there are things in place that help differing different.
Parts of the if there good point and I think I think the competition between the -- -- it wasn't like that off topic but likely issue of -- Could there be players' -- for the mixed martial artists.
All I think this certainly is going to be if it's not an enemy players association or ten minute players -- Some type of hybrid organizations I think the fighters desperately need that they need to have a meaningful pension fund.
He -- meaningful insurance.
They need to have -- -- for their health and welfare cross promotional lines I think it's absolutely needed to win certainly going to be part of it -- Quarry hill I mean what's gonna happen to -- I mean -- -- really gonna be able to fight again and I think they set up like a donation fund for him and Gracie -- they have actually go to their website make donations for.
The -- helped by the it's just we believe he's going to be back.
You know you don't want to seem mixed martial arts and stuff like worked out.
Where they -- worked their whole lives to hurt.
And nurses you know it speculating again going back to the science beltway and others this is the most individualistic sport and going to keep conflict -- I think.
-- that it did move from the beginning it -- I think I have felt -- I can't that he might accidentally I think we've -- -- -- the diet -- that.
More economic problems -- they had -- problems going into the if I mean it changes game plan once the US and start wearing big sponsors like Budweiser and Harley-Davidson.
Yeah I don't need to realize that the changes in the bed thing you can run a successful organization it.
People aren't afraid -- to to sponsor of the cage and the other thing that the -- that needed to do was stay closer to home every time you send a crew out to and you're not just talking about -- regular news crew which is three or four guys you're talking about an entire production out today it's out to the West Coast to the midwest you begin to run up big time -- differently.
He's elitist upper East Coast station and a better TV deal that should have -- -- good merchandise now say they -- that -- TET they hadn't -- had a -- -- -- they -- We have yet but you know -- -- -- and deal with terrible because what they had networking it was yet my network that's right.
And it was a terrible deal because they had just been over quarter million dollars per episode to me there was little TV shows segments there making out.
And that was really huge expense and their heart really didn't get the fighters out that way that it should have been out there which is putting out the lights that you really have the quite.
Why I don't like it in and then -- like this huge.
The fight -- -- but also editing fights in place that smugglers and you know once he -- it certainly don't want a ways.
Hot chicks in the audience orally or you know.
Who have in the audience it's worth it if it were really important headlines that we have to touch and really quick strike force the time I was NBC.
A lot of people were laughing -- Scott -- when he did that at one point one million it was a -- am on October 27.
It shows there's a fertile market Padilla for the sport.
And the other one which is kinda gone under the radar but Mark Cuban buying -- -- sells assets a lot of people's simple what uses the IFL what is it worth.
And clearly it was worth a little over half a million dollars which wasn't much from what it was.
But it shows that there are still people there's not just an audience there also individuals were still willing to throw their money in their name behind sport full disclosure.
You why do occasionally freelance for HD net apps.
I had never reviving that players they just order for the -- just the HD net.
Which is which is developed -- -- And -- can market their fighters.
So that -- -- here at Fox News fight game.
I'm like god I wanna say thank you to Mike Lynch thank you for coming in really nice that you should come back certainly or people who get into the sport at a panel at a place.
From the his PR firm here in New York City markets -- I YouTube dot and ethnic -- -- -- dot com.
And Mort you've been lacking the -- how much does that Andrew Alvarez and ask her out like guys that talks he's likely to next time into it bites it.
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