Luke Thomas of MMA Fighting and I got together last week, donned our headsets, fired up our web cams and got to gum flapping for another installment of the MMA Tete-a-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse.
Topics covered include:
- The barrage of bad business press the UFC got hit with last week, including a report in Advertising Age that Anheuser Busch had reprimanded the promotion based on various fighter antics and a follow up in Business Insider that was little more than a hatchet job on the UFC.
- The hilarity of Alistair Overeem's hearing before the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
- Whether or not Jon Jones has truly emerged as a star and a genuine big-time PPV draw for the promotion.