Luke Thomas returns for a new installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse to discuss MMA in 2013 with a focus on the UFC, Fox TV, The Ultimate Fighter, Super-fights, Bellator, Spike TV, Showtime and Strikeforce.
I'm back with another installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse. The prodigal Luke Thomas returns.
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Topics covered include:
* UFC 157: Slow ticket sales, Ronda Rousey, PPV projections, live gate projections
* Strikeforce: the final event, the historical legacy of Strikeforce, the future of the roster, Josh Barnett, Showtime's MMA plans going forward & potential partners (RFA?)
* Bellator: the move to Spike TV, ratings projections, King Mo & TNA, Eddie Alvarez going back to Bellator?, Paul Daley, Michael Chandler vs. Rick Hawn, who will be the stars of Bellator
* The UFC in 2013: have they made the right adjustments, The Ultimate Fighter move to Tuesdays, the plague of injuries, the PPV schedule, international events, FX, Fuel TV, upcoming Fox cards