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Espinoza: Jake Paul Is Serious About Advocating For Higher Pay In MMA

Showtime Sports President, Stephen Espinoza, believes Jake Paul isn't putting on an act when he speaks out on MMA fighter pay. Paul has expressed his belief that MMA fighters, particularly those competing under the UFC banner, are severely underpaid. Paul went as far as to say that MMA's biggest star,...

Bellator Has a New Home on Showtime

Bellator has a new home on SHOWTIME. By now, fans have heard about the new tournament news. But in the grand scope of Bellator’s future and how fans can see their presentation of mixed martial arts, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker returns to familiar territory with SHOWTIME Sports and is...

DAZN Still Interested in Combat Sports if Bellator Relationship Does Not Continue

DAZN and Bellator have been in business since the summer of 2018. However, with things changing over at ViacomCBS it would seem they might part ways with the streaming service. While the arrangement was made for a five-year deal, if it does not continue, DAZN still says it has...

Dana White Slams Stephen Espinoza Over UFC Contract Claims

UFC president Dana White has put the president of Showtime Sports, Stephen Espinoza, on blast. Much has been made about the UFC's decision to run shows amid the coronavirus pandemic. The promotion made its return on May 9 with UFC 249. It was the UFC's first event since March 14....

Stephen Espinoza Denies Televised Boxing Is Dead

Boxing was just shaken up after the announcement of Canelo Alvarez's recent broadcast deal. Alvarez signed the most lucrative deal by an athlete ever. A broadcast deal with the streaming service DAZN worth $365 million. Alvarez's former broadcast partner, HBO, is no longer in the boxing business. This forced the...

Dana White: Espinoza Is A Slimy Rat

Despite a lot of hurdles during fight week - the UFC managed to successfully put together a good show for UFC 223. Dana White was relieved following the conclusion of the card, however, he wasn't happy with some criticism he received. With both initial opponent, Tony Ferguson and his replacement...

Stephen Espinoza Won’t Entertain Dana White With ‘Fake Numbers’

Stephen Espinoza isn't shying away from Dana White or Conor McGregor. Much has been made over the Aug. 2017 showdown between Floyd Mayweather and McGregor. Mayweather won the "money fight" via 10th round TKO. Leading up to the fight, many people suspected that Showtime set up McGregor to look unfavorable...

Report: Mayweather ‘Considering 51st Fight’, a Conor McGregor Rematch ‘Floyd’s Call’

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is reportedly 'training like a maniac' in the gym and is considering making a dramatic U-turn on his retirement plans That is according to an article published by TMZ Sports. The report claims that 'people close to Mayweather' believe that money will make a return to the ring at...

Enjoyed Mayweather vs. McGregor? Want More of The Same? So Does Espinoza

If so, the Showtime executive labelled a "weasel" by Conor McGregor is on the same page and is open to the idea of "more than a one off" Stephen Espinoza took a torrent of abuse from the Irishman during the Mayweather vs. McGregor world tour. Despite being labelled as everything from...

Stephen Espinoza Says Showtime Open to Broadcast Deal With UFC

Showtime and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) may have not seen the last of each other. The two organizations worked together to make Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor a reality. Despite some differences between Showtime Sports executive vice president Stephen Espinoza and UFC President Dana White, the two ultimately had...

Stephen Espinoza Reveals What Irked Him About McGregor’s Trash Talk

Stephen Espinoza took quite a few verbal shots from Conor McGregor in the buildup to the "Money Fight" with Floyd Mayweather. McGregor hurled insults at the Showtime Sports executive vice president. He even went as far as to call him a weasel. McGregor's issues stemmed from the belief that Showtime...

Stephen Espinoza Talks Potential McGregor-Mayweather PPV Numbers

Stephen Espinoza is setting his expectations for the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather pay-per-view lower than people may think. This Saturday night (Aug. 26), McGregor and Mayweather will clash inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It'll air live on Showtime pay-per-view. Espinoza, who is a Showtime Sports Executive,...

Stephen Espinoza Explains Why McGregor-Malignaggi Sparring Footage Wasn’t Used by Showtime

Stephen Espinoza has explained why Showtime hasn't used footage from Conor McGregor's sparring session with Paulie Malignaggi. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White recently said Showtime didn't want to make Malignaggi look bad so they denied using sparring footage for their "All Access" series. Espinoza told Sporting News that...

Stephen Espinoza Says he Was Taken by Surprise With McGregor’s Digs

Showtime Vice President Stephen Espinoza wasn't expecting to be a victim of Conor McGregor's verbal assault yesterday (July 12). The second press conference on the McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather tour took place in Toronto. "Notorious" spoke first and blasted Mayweather, Showtime and Espinoza. What got McGregor heated was the fact...

Showtime VP Surprised at Pro-McGregor Crowd During Presser With Mayweather

Showtime Vice President Stephen Espinoza wasn't expecting fans to be on the side of Conor McGregor as much as they were during his first press conference with Floyd Mayweather. The first stop on the tour leading up to McGregor vs. Mayweather took place yesterday (July 11) inside the Staples Center in...