Mixed Martial Arts Links (5-29-11)

Fedor Emelianenko bout announced ESPN Both Emelianenko (31-3) and Henderson (27-8) are considered among mixed martial arts‘ most accomplished fighters. Based on the terms of Henderson’s contract, the former two-division Pride champion was also owed a fight by the end of July or Strikeforce … See all stories on this topic » UFC 130 Fight Card: Brian […]

Boxing Links (5-25-11)

Zbikowski: ‘Boxing is a very addictive drug’ ESPN (blog) After a successful — albeit brief — season in the pro boxing ring, Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski has decided to hang up his gloves — for now. The 26-year-old withdrew Tuesday from his June 4 undercard fight, scheduled to be held at LA’s … See all stories […]

Mixed Martial Arts Links

MMA workouts have Hawks pitcher in best shape of his life Redhawks pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith worked out with several MMA fighters in the offseason. By Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman Rowland-Smith credits an unusual offseason workout for getting him back on track after a tough 2010 season with Seattle. … See all stories on this topic » […]

Putting the Xyience Story To Bed & Waiting For The Ultimate Judgment Day

By: Rich Bergeron [mpinpage] It is so hard to even imagine the day when the Xyience sage will really be over for me. Back when all this began I had a feeling it might be the kind of story that could define my career someday. It’s been nearly two-and-a-half years since the lawsuit paperwork reached […]

Xyience, Inc. Liquidation Trustee Files Complaint Against Fertitta Enterprises And Former Company Executives

Latest Xyience Case Update By: Rich Bergeron [mpinpage]   The Usual Suspects, including all the characters pictured below and Fertitta Enterprises GM William Bullard, are implicated in a new civil suit. The case, filed by the Xyience Bankruptcy Liquidation Trustee David Herzog Tuesday, is finally unearthing the scandal I’ve been reporting on here on this […]

Station Casinos’ Executives Out To Lunch Without a Cell Phone: What’s the Potential UFC Impact?

By: Rich Bergeron $900 an hour lawyers should know better than to come into a casino bankruptcy without an open dialogue going with state gaming regulators. Yet, Station Casinos attorneys were caught with their pants down by the Reno, Nevada judge handling the case recently. It seems there has been no effort to even contact […]

Station Casinos Collapse Backing UFC-owning Fertitta Brothers into a Corner

By: Rich Bergeron When it rains, it pours for the Fertitta family. Last Friday the patriarch Frank Fertitta, Jr. died while undergoing treatment for heart disease in a California hospital. The death comes at the tail end of a long and painful campaign of pending bankruptcy that finally ended in the Chapter 11 proceedings that […]

ACCESS DENIED: Fertitta Friendly Global Cash Access May Lose Arizona License

By: Rich Bergeron     [mpinpage] Arizona’s gaming authorities recently took a bold stand against a company called Global Cash Access by filing a notice of intent to deny state certification for the merchant services company, which has suspiciously tight connections with Station Casinos and Fertitta Enterprises. Most news reports about the Arizona developments barely […]

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