411 Mania has a piece by Leland Roling purporting to analyze the UFC's expansion prospects into new TV channels and the Asian market. There is a lot of speculation in the piece but frankly it smacks to me of wishful thinking. Call me when the deals are done, not when Dana starts talking smack about them.
Meanwhile, here's a harsh bit of reality from the cancelled Cage Fury Fighting Championships that cost us the long-awaited Kimbo vs Tank match. They had an investor flake on them at the last minute. Ouch! I've said it before, I'll say it again, pimping ain't easy!
"According to the promoter (Martinez), the investor did not make the required deposit on Monday and played with (Martinez and his company) until Thursday," Lembo said Friday. "Eventually, it got to the point where Felix and his wife (Amy, who is vice-president of Cage Fury) couldn't afford to risk it."