The Fight Business Podcast returns this week with a special solo-edition in which host Patrick Auger focuses on the biggest stories relating to the business-side of mixed martial arts.
Join Auger as he discusses how UFC fighters should learn from Sean O’Malley’s success with a unique apparel line, why the Paige VanZant deal with BKFC makes sense for both parties, and how and why Bellator’s ratings have improved.
1:08 – Sean O’Malley’s success with a unique apparel line
7:20 – Why the Paige VanZant bare-knuckle fighting deal makes sense
12:40 – PFL’s OTT platform and Bellator’s exclusive channel with Pluto TV
17:42 – Why is Cody Garbrandt getting another title shot?
25:08 – Recent UFC releases and what they mean
30:55 – Why Bellator ratings are up
38:10 – About the UFC’s return to Fight Island
43:40 – ZUFFA is suing a bar in Florida for illegal PPV streaming
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Patrick is a consultant turned journalist who loves the fight game and everything to do with it. Focusing on the politics, business, and general state of MMA are his mainstays, though he'll dabble in analysis and best bets when he can. He also enjoys football, basketball, baseball, and great jokes in general so feel free to reach out and berate him on social media whenever you disagree with him.