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UFC in Japan: Just business as usual?

UFC in Japan: Just business as usual? | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
It was with considerable fanfare in September that the UFC announced its first trip back to Japan since the year 2000. Given that country’s imp
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(re)expanding market beyond US borders

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Rampage enters phone app market : MMAPayout.com: The Business of MMA

Rampage enters phone app market : MMAPayout.com: The Business of MMA | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
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Fighters using name power to brand apps\games

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Art Davie shares memories of birth of UFC: 'Nineteen years ago, we changed the world'

Art Davie shares memories of birth of UFC: 'Nineteen years ago, we changed the world' | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
One of the fathers of the original UFC shares his memories of the first show in company history, held on Nov. 12, 1993.
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Interview with founder of UFC

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UFC Gym Purchases LA Boxing – How You Can Profit From The Growing Popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

UFC Gym Purchases LA Boxing – How You Can Profit From The Growing Popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
UFC Gym Purchases LA Boxing – How You Can Profit From The Growing Popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
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Financial breakout of starting a UFC Gym franchise

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EA nabs UFC from THQ

EA nabs UFC from THQ | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
Electronic Arts has announced a new deal with mixed-martial arts league the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“We’re incredibly pleased to announce today the start of a multi-year, multi...
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Video game rights being traded among developers.

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The UFC Opens Its First Gym

The UFC Opens Its First Gym | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
Last week, the UFC opened the doors of a first-of-its-kind, UFC Gym in Concord, California.
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The UFC expanding its brand\brand recognition beyond PPV fighting.

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UFC on Fox: Local union’s attack on the UFC only hurts the fighters

UFC on Fox: Local union’s attack on the UFC only hurts the fighters | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
With UFC on Fox 5 only days away, an angry union with a bone to pick with the Fertitta brothers has demanded fighters be pulled from the card.
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Example of outside agencies having a potential negative impact on business.

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With New Business Venture, Tito Ortiz Goes From Fighter to Manager

With New Business Venture, Tito Ortiz Goes From Fighter to Manager | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
Tito Ortiz is going from fighter to manager
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Popular MMA fighter goes from athlete to manager

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Mixed Martial Arts Management Course | Sports Management Worldwide

Mixed Martial Arts Management Course | Sports Management Worldwide | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
Mixed Martial Arts Management & UFC business training. Learn the skills to work in Mixed Martial Arts as an agent, manager, event management, gym,sponsorship and more. 8 week online college accredited course.
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Potential resource for gathering insight into the business side of managment of gyms and fighters

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UFC reaches seven-year deal with Fox networks

UFC reaches seven-year deal with Fox networks | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
The Ultimate Fighting Championship and FOX Sports Media Group announced a seven-year multi-media rights agreement Thursday that will position mixed martial arts' leading organization on network television for the first time.
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UFC moving from PPV as their primary income stream to broadcast and standard cable.  More access to more homes granting greater brand recognition and access to markets outside of their fighting product (ex. gyms)

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B.J. Penn tackles new role with UFC gym – Honolulu, Hawaii Calendar of Events – Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife – Honolulu Pulse

B.J. Penn tackles new role with UFC gym – Honolulu, Hawaii Calendar of Events – Hawaii Entertainment and Nightlife – Honolulu Pulse | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
The UFC icon mulls his future in the octagon while promoting his new gym in Kakaako.
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Gym granting oprotunities to former\current fighters for franchising

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UFC Gym Opens First International Club in Australia - Fight Network

UFC Gym Opens First International Club in Australia - Fight Network | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
UFC GYM announce they are headed down under, to kick off international expansion in Australia.
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UFC Gym adds international branch

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UFC Gym's Blog

UFC Gym's Blog | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
Just another WordPress.com weblog
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UFC gym buys "LA Boxing" franchise, expanding their gyms signifigantly.

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MMATorch - MMA News Since 1993

MMATorch - MMA News Since 1993 | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
WWE News, Pro Wrestling News, Raw Spoilers, Smackdown Spoilers
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Industry deal between UFC and movie theaters showing PPV cards on the big screen.

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Mike Swick and Roger Huerta's Thailand gym meets resistance, but venture continues

Mike Swick and Roger Huerta's Thailand gym meets resistance, but venture continues | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
Mike Swick is fulfilling a longtime dream, and with fellow UFC vet Roger Huerta, he's opening an MMA gym in Phuket, Thailand.
MMAjunkie.com Radio recently caug
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Fighters opening gym outside of US.

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UFC SWOT SWOT Analysis | FREE SWOT Generator

UFC SWOT SWOT Analysis | FREE SWOT Generator | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
SWOT Analysis - What on earth is a SWOT? SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, and is an important tool often used to highlight where a business or organisation is, and ...
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SWOT analysis stating the perceived business outlook for the UFC

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Can the UFC Sustain a Women's Division?

Can the UFC Sustain a Women's Division? | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
If anyone thought that UFC’s decision to create a women’s division would put to rest any question of WMMA ’s viability as a business venture, they would be well advised to reassess that position...
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Article discussing the intruduction of female MMA into the international stage. Managing resources\known comodities while anticipating potential hurdles.

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UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta | | USC Marshall School of Business

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta | | USC Marshall School of Business | Sports Entrepreneurship – Sayers 3118746 | Scoop.it
With an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, collaborative research and social responsibility, the USC Marshall School of Business is ideally positioned to address the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment.
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Godfather of Modern MMA business

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