Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Wall Street Journal sports columnist and The Classical.org co-founder Tim Marchman.
Breen and Marchman examine the unfolding of Aug. 23, 2012, a now-infamous day in MMA history. The two look at what Jon Jones' decision to fight on Sept. 22 suggest about his starpower, the current UFC business model and how the company is unable to deal with “world-class athletes” similar to those seen in stick-and-ball sports.
The two also discuss “serfs and lords” in the Octagon, impact that the UFC's television schedule has played in precipitating these outcomes, the difficulties of addressing the tensions between Zuffa brass and multi-million dollar athletes.
Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”
The above file can be saved in MP3 format here.