In this video blog, SB Nation editors Luke Thomas and Nate Wilcox discuss ESPN's report on UFC fighter pay, who is right, if the report was fair, whether UFC's response was over the top and more. In part 2 they discuss which fighters should be paid more, the plight of Chris Lytle, what it would take to form an MMA union and the need for transparency in the MMA business.
In a discussion between Luke Thomas and Nate Wilcox, the two mixed martial arts (MMA) editors look at Nick and Nate Diaz and whether or not their antics are honest expressions of alienation and anxiety or just hype played up for the cameras to build fights.
What are the four biggest fights to expect in 2012 in the UFC or MMA? Fuel TV and MMA Nation take a look ahead.
Luke Thomas explains how Fox has always used sports as a way to push the network to new heights.
Could the dispute between DirecTV and Fox hurt UFC content on Fox? Sports Business Journal John Ourand weighs-in.
Can the MMA media keep up with the UFC in 2012 as they stage 34 fight cards?
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Like Brett Favre and Michael Jordan before him, Jake Shields' decision to keep his fight this weekend after losing his father is a profile in athletic courage.
Will the biggest heavyweight clash of 2011 be big enough to sell a million buys on pay-per-view?
Should UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva try to pursue a fight with Georges St. Pierre or move to the light heavyweight division?
Anderson Silva is 36 years old. How much longer will the UFC middleweight champion be in his physical prime?
When Chris Lytle submitted Dan Hardy, he proved once and for all GSP could be doing more to win without exposing himself to undue risk.
The movie Warrior, while suffering artistically, nevertheless presents MMA as a legitimate vehicle for the human interest story told through sports.
Herb Dean's stoppage of Fedor vs. Henderson proves a referee can be doing his job even though a fighter who loses as a result of the stoppage perhaps still had more to give.