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According to MMAFighting.com’s Shaheen Al-Shatti, “UFC and ESPN have inked a deal to make ESPN+ the exclusive new home for PPV’s until 2025 for fans in the United States.” The news comes on the heels of UFC president Dana White himself announcing his own new deal with the company. According to an ESPN report by Michael Rothstein, “The president of the UFC announced Monday that he has agreed to a new seven-year deal to continue running the world’s leading mixed martial arts circuit.” What this essentially means is that ESPN is all in, they’ve hedged their bets on mixed martial arts and ESPN and the UFC wanted to make sure Dana White was coming along with them for the ride in the process.

Al-Shatti would go on to elaborate on the UFC’s new signing, stating, “basically If you want to order UFC 236 or any PPV for the next six years, it’ll need to be through ESPN+.” The announcement is the latest in a series of moves from combat sport promotions who are aligning themselves to generate revenue away from the traditional pay-per-view model and moving into the digital platform age.

According to a December 12, 2018 nydailytimes.com article titled, “Oscar de la Hoya is out to kill pay-per-view with the help of Canelo Alvarez and a lot of cash from DAZN,” author Wallace Matthews explains that, “unlike the pay-per-view revenue stream of de la Hoya’s era, Alvarez’ money will be generated through the digital platforms of DAZN (pronounced Da-ZONE), a streaming service that sells for about $10 a month.”

“Pay per view is dead and we’re going to bury it,” de la Hoya said over lunch Tuesday in a Manhattan steakhouse.”

According to Matthews, “In reality, all the risk seems to be on DAZN, which is spending billions in trying to seize the U.S. sports market away from the likes of ESPN and Fox.” With news of the UFC committing to ESPN for the foreseeable future, the competition between DAZN and ESPN just got a little bit fiercer as the next piece of the puzzle has revealed itself in the bid for the U.S. sporting market supremacy.

De la Hoya and Dana White are no strangers to one another. In a December 12, 2018 Yahoo sports article titled, “Dana White escalates feud with Oscar De La Hoya: ‘He’s a liar and a phony’” journalists Kevin Iole writes, “The percolating feud between UFC president Dana White and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya boiled over on Wednesday when White went hard after the boxing Hall of Famer.”

“’The guy wants to come out and tell lies and say things that make no sense when he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He knows nothing about this sport. He doesn’t know the [expletive] guys’ names who are fighting on his card. He’s a liar. He’s a phony and God help anybody who wants to go fight for Golden Boy,” said White.

Iole would go on to state that, “De La Hoya has chastised White for not paying his fighters enough and said he will promote another MMA show because so many UFC fighters are approaching him saying they’re underpaid.” Indeed, any alternative avenue that results in undervalued fighters getting paid after a career of getting short changed is a positive thing and a threat to the UFC’s compensation paradigm.

Interestingly, a January 3, 2019 mmanews.com article titled, “Oscar De La Hoya Claims His MMA Event Is Why PPV Is Dead,” author Jon Fuentes quotes Golden Boy front man de La Hoya as having recently told a fan, and I quote, “and that’s why it’s dead you dumbass” after having been confronted over Golden Boys inaugural MMA event between MMA legends Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz which had varying accounts of success depending on who you ask.

With the recent announcement between ESPN and the UFC, it looks like there was more bark to de La Hoya’s bite than what was initially thought as the UFC looks to follow in Golden Boy’s footsteps in moving to the digital platform model themselves with ESPN+’s video streaming subscription service.

So, while PPV doesn’t appear to be dead, it does appear to be flowing like water. Conforming to its new environment, taking the shape and form of whatever its new vessel may be. Whether or not de La Hoya killed PPV remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, change is in the air and the UFC’s alignment with ESPN is good business for everyone involved. Not the least of which will be the fans who will have the opportunity to be exposed to a healthy dose of mainstream mixed martial arts on a consistent, regular basis with ESPN rolling the dice and going all in for mixed martial arts broadcasting throughout the 2025 contractual agreement with the UFC.

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According to MMAFighting.com’s Shaheen Al-Shatti, “UFC and ESPN have inked a deal to make ESPN+ the exclusive new home for PPV’s until 2025 for fans in the United States.” The news comes on the heels of UFC president Dana White himself announcing his own new deal with the company. According to an ESPN report by Michael Rothstein, “The president of the UFC announced Monday that he has agreed to a new seven-year deal to continue running the world’s leading mixed martial arts circuit.” What this essentially means is that ESPN is all in, they’ve hedged their bets on mixed martial arts and ESPN and the UFC wanted to make sure Dana White was coming along with them for the ride in the process.

Al-Shatti would go on to elaborate on the UFC’s new signing, stating, “basically If you want to order UFC 236 or any PPV for the next six years, it’ll need to be through ESPN+.” The announcement is the latest in a series of moves from combat sport promotions who are aligning themselves to generate revenue away from the traditional pay-per-view model and moving into the digital platform age.

According to a December 12, 2018 nydailytimes.com article titled, “Oscar de la Hoya is out to kill pay-per-view with the help of Canelo Alvarez and a lot of cash from DAZN,” author Wallace Matthews explains that, “unlike the pay-per-view revenue stream of de la Hoya’s era, Alvarez’ money will be generated through the digital platforms of DAZN (pronounced Da-ZONE), a streaming service that sells for about $10 a month.”

“Pay per view is dead and we’re going to bury it,” de la Hoya said over lunch Tuesday in a Manhattan steakhouse.”

According to Matthews, “In reality, all the risk seems to be on DAZN, which is spending billions in trying to seize the U.S. sports market away from the likes of ESPN and Fox.” With news of the UFC committing to ESPN for the foreseeable future, the competition between DAZN and ESPN just got a little bit fiercer as the next piece of the puzzle has revealed itself in the bid for the U.S. sporting market supremacy.

De la Hoya and Dana White are no strangers to one another. In a December 12, 2018 Yahoo sports article titled, “Dana White escalates feud with Oscar De La Hoya: ‘He’s a liar and a phony’” journalists Kevin Iole writes, “The percolating feud between UFC president Dana White and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya boiled over on Wednesday when White went hard after the boxing Hall of Famer.”

“’The guy wants to come out and tell lies and say things that make no sense when he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He knows nothing about this sport. He doesn’t know the [expletive] guys’ names who are fighting on his card. He’s a liar. He’s a phony and God help anybody who wants to go fight for Golden Boy,” said White.

Iole would go on to state that, “De La Hoya has chastised White for not paying his fighters enough and said he will promote another MMA show because so many UFC fighters are approaching him saying they’re underpaid.” Indeed, any alternative avenue that results in undervalued fighters getting paid after a career of getting short changed is a positive thing and a threat to the UFC’s compensation paradigm.

Interestingly, a January 3, 2019 mmanews.com article titled, “Oscar De La Hoya Claims His MMA Event Is Why PPV Is Dead,” author Jon Fuentes quotes Golden Boy front man de La Hoya as having recently told a fan, and I quote, “and that’s why it’s dead you dumbass” after having been confronted over Golden Boys inaugural MMA event between MMA legends Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz which had varying accounts of success depending on who you ask.

With the recent announcement between ESPN and the UFC, it looks like there was more bark to de La Hoya’s bite than what was initially thought as the UFC looks to follow in Golden Boy’s footsteps in moving to the digital platform model themselves with ESPN+’s video streaming subscription service.

So, while PPV doesn’t appear to be dead, it does appear to be flowing like water. Conforming to its new environment, taking the shape and form of whatever its new vessel may be. Whether or not de La Hoya killed PPV remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, change is in the air and the UFC’s alignment with ESPN is good business for everyone involved. Not the least of which will be the fans who will have the opportunity to be exposed to a healthy dose of mainstream mixed martial arts on a consistent, regular basis with ESPN rolling the dice and going all in for mixed martial arts broadcasting throughout the 2025 contractual agreement with the UFC.

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Raheem Sterling deleted a tweet about his England colleague Jadon Sancho but of course folks on social media were quick to screenshot.

Sterling and his former club teammate Sancho are together on international duty at St George’s Park as they prepare for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro.

But the Manchester City man sent social media into overdrive when he posted a picture of the two and captioned it: “‘So u actually have a buy back clause?’ #AgentRaz on duty”.

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Things didn’t quite work at for Sancho at Manchester City but the 18-year old has since gone onto excel since making the bold decision to head over to Germany and sign for Borussia Dortmund in a £8 million move in 2017.

Fast forward to the present day and Sancho has emerged as a key player for Lucien Favre’s side, scoring eight goals and registering 12 assists in the Bundesliga – the most in Europe’s top five leagues.

What’s more, his irresistible form means he’s not far off becoming a regular in Gareth Southgate’s England XI.

And Sterling, despite being ruined by the 18-year old when he marked him in City training, has offered Sancho some advice – telling him remain grounded off the pitch but maintain that swagger about him when he’s playing.

“Off the field he is a top lad, and that’s the one thing I try to correct him on, off the field, because he’s a great person, just try to help him with advice,” he said, as per Sport 360.

“But on the field, be as arrogant as you want. On the field you don’t need to be level headed. For me, he just needs to keep doing what he’s doing and think the best of his ability because that ability can take him all the way to the top.”

That arrogance was in full flow during Tuesday’s training session when Sancho sent both Harry Maguire and Jack Butland for hot-dogs. The absolute cheek of the lad.

We hope he’s doing the same to the Czech Republic defenders at Wembley on Friday night…

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David Beckham was honored by LA Galaxy for the back-to-back championships won in 2011 and 2012 during his six years and 98 appearances with the club. A pretty decent looking statue of himself was unveiled at the Dignity Health Sports Park in California a few days ago. But before he was able to bask in […]

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Ray Parlour has backed Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse for a place in the next England squad.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate is reportedly considering the 24-year-old for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro later this month.

Ward-Prowse starred in Southampton’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday, netting the winner with a trademark free-kick and continuing his excellent run of form under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

After the game, his manager said: “Does he deserve an England call-up as a reward? For sure — and if they need a good free-kicker they should pick him.”

James Ward-Prowse has been in fine form

James Ward-Prowse has been in fine form

Ward-Prowse only has one senior cap to his name so far, but featured prominently for the Under-21s while Southgate was in charge.

And former England and Arsenal midfielder Parlour has also been mightily impressed by the Saints man.

“He was brilliant at the weekend,” he told talkSPORT.

“I was at Southampton vs Spurs and it was the most one-sided game I’ve ever seen.

“First-half, Spurs were fantastic and they should’ve been 4-0 up. I think [goalkeeper Hugo] Lloris touched the ball once.

“But second-half, it was a different game and Ward-Prowse was amazing. He got that free-kick to win the game and he’s much better in a deeper role.

Ward-Prowse featured for England in a 2017 friendly against Germany

Ward-Prowse featured for England in a 2017 friendly against Germany

“They had [Pierre-Emile] HojbJerg and [Oriol] Romeu in midfield, then they pulled Romeu off and Ward-Prowse went deeper.

“He was so much better because his range of passing is very good.

“What Gareth’s done really well is he picks players on form. He doesn’t go by reputation, he goes, ‘Right he’s playing well, and he deserves an opportunity’.

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“Whether he [Ward-Prowse] starts or not, I think he deserves a real opportunity to get in the England squad.”

Southgate will announce his squad on Wednesday ahead of the games against Czech Republic on March 22 and Montenegro three days later.

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The Danish midfielder admitted the defeat St. Mary’s was hard to take as Tottenham continue to push for Champions League qualification