The Show Money crew is back to spew their sometimes educated, sometimes random theories on the only show exclusively dedicated to the business of MMA.
The Show Money crew is Paul the economist, Jason the lawyer, and John the man who knows everyone and everything in MMA. In today’s episode, the guys catch up on the important business and legal news over the last few months.
What are the odds of Mayweather-McGregor getting made soon and will the $175 million and $75 million UFC earn-out payments play a role? Would a bad McGregor defeat tarnish his brand and hurt the UFC’s longer-term future? What are our thoughts on WME-IMG’s recent strategies with the UFC (letting Top 10 fighters walk, interim titles like candy, GSP-Bisping and questionable title shots)? Is Bellator set up for pay-per-view after Fedor’s gone? We end with updates on the Mark Hunt RICO lawsuit and the UFC antitrust lawsuit (as of Thursday, Mar. 23).
For those interested in particular parts, here are the start times for each segment:
Mayweather-McGregor – 0:32
WME-IMG’s UFC strategy – 13:56
Bellator signings and PPV – 27:52
Mark Hunt lawsuit update – 59:36
UFC antitrust lawsuit update – 1:10:25
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