It looks like Dana White has had a change of heart when it comes to Holly Holm. It was reported in March that the MMA kingpin had no interest in the 32 year old multiple world title holder but now, the former world boxing champion (boxing record 33-2-3, 9 KO’s) has joined White’s UFC. The Albuquerque fighter, who held titles both the junior welterweight and welterweight … [Read more...]
Broken News: Merchant retires, a King (Khan) returns, and Dana White’s wisdom
Being a member of the independent media isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sure, like most of the skulking, twitter-addicted, media-day-dwelling shills out there, we here at the Tribune can’t go out in public without having to fight adoring readers off with a tennis racket. But without the steady influx of revenue from the very subjects we’re expected to objectively cover, day … [Read more...]
The Cult of Dana White and the Myth of UFC Dominance
by Paul Magno In every other country where both sports exist, boxing and MMA live together in peace. A big show for one sport doesn't mean that the end is near for the other. But, in the United States, this is not the case. UFC President Dana White, when he first got involved with the company, adopted the slash and burn method of promotion in building his brand. He would … [Read more...]
Walking in the Shadows of Tyrants: A UFC Model for Boxing?
The UFC's rapid expansion, from a minor entity to a legitimate mainstream presence, stands in contrast to the stifled, frustrating mess of the current American boxing scene. As such, some boxing fans and media see the UFC as the shining city upon the hill when it comes to combat sports in the new millennium. The temptation is to point to the UFC business model and push to … [Read more...]
Golden Boy Cleans House at The Ring Magazine: Cause for Concern?
by Tim Harrison When “Ring Theory” podcast hosts Eric Raskin and William Dettloff announced some serious changes at The Ring magazine, fans across the globe voiced their concerns. Golden Boy Promotions, owner of The Ring since 2007, fired long-time editor-in-chief Nigel Collins and managing editor Joseph Santoliquito on Thursday, sending a shock to some in the media and the … [Read more...]