Top of the mornin’ to ya from Dublin, Ireland. I’m out here covering the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for FORBES, and the talk of the town is certainly Conor McGregor. Let’s see what kind of show he puts on this Saturday evening. This week on FORBES: (1) Home Run Derby’s New Targets Could Shatter Charitable Records; (2) Adidas Extends Relationship With Mexican National Team Through 2022; (3) Miami Will Survive LeBron James’ Decision 2.0; (4) Nike’s Risk Everything Soccer Strategy Showing Signs Of Success; (5) Octagon Adds Three Former NFL Players To Football Representation Division; (6) Will DraftKings’ Purchase Of DraftStreet Be A Bust?; and (7) Cocky, Confident Conor McGregor Is Perfect For The UFC. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Sloppy work by Justin Bingman [Agent boasts about having dinner with 4 Longhorns on Twitter].
- Includes “voiding into laundry hamper” [‘He Did What?!’ True Tales from the NFL Dead Month].
- Ron Shade says the whole process was strange [Luol Deng’s agent explains move to ex-rival Miami].
- David Cornwell says he was stiffed [Alex Rodriguez sued by lawyer over $380,000 in unpaid legal fees].
- Ohio’s swag level is significantly larger [The 1-2 Marketing Punch Of LeBron James And Johnny Manziel In Cleveland].
- More negative news concerning the deal [WME’s Sports Play: Hits and Misses in First IMG Moves (Analysis)].
- Snooze . . . drop the antiquated state agent laws! [Committee On Uniform Athlete Agents Act Meets Today].