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  1. Toy Story 4 is very good. Maybe the weakest of the 4, but standards are so high that it just has to settle with being a lowly very good. I found the film dragged a little with more of the same right up until...
  2. Now TV is a bit of a masterstroke for them too. It squeezes money out of a market that would never pay the money for proper Sky.
  3. I assume, despite WWE being the most important thing to ever ever happen to Sky, they only value WWE at a certain amount and refuse to meet what BT offered - plus Sky are slowly shedding content as they pay the silly coin for the PL. The same thing happened to UFC and BT Sport when UFC decided to sign with Eleven Sports for 5 minutes.
  4. It seems everyone bought into the Pico hype too much. Bellator treating him like young Jon Jones rather than what he is etc. I think Pico can come good but there needs to be a serious adjustments in expectation from everyone involved. Pico maybe does look great in training, but it's yet to matter much come fight night, which is partly because of his inexperience, chin and hubris. Certainly maybe give him a chance to not get sparked out in his next match.
  5. Indeed. It's about two hours of doc, but they could easily get another two out of his life. I was disappointed too they skipped right to 2004 and fat Diego. Anyway, it's good watch. Maradona is just an utterly compelling man, so it takes a right hack not to get a good watch out of his life. They are very kind to not show some of thd worst footage that's out there of him being off his tits. The new Martin Scorsese Dylan documentary is much better. I'm not really much of a fan (his voice is mostly appalling), but it's got a lovely blend of fact, myth and general bollocks. It's strength is it's surprisingly very funny, with Bob clearly having a good time playing along and poking fun at his own story.
  6. After the Joshua fight I hoped this sort of talk would be hushed a little. Schwarz was number 2 in the WBO rankings, so he's not a complete can at all. He just isn't close to Tyson Fury's skill level, which was very clearly on show. I suppose it points to how dominant Fury was that people are completely discrediting the abilities of Schwartz.
  7. The Apollo Creed entrance, that head movement on the ropes, a 2nd round finish. It was a brilliant night for Fury on the road to Wilder. Fury looks so sharp right now. I hope he makes a fool of Wilder.
  8. On that hilarious "he's our LeBron" Fight Companion, right after Pico got twatted, Schuab was saying all Pico had to do was stay in his lane and wrestle and he'll have no problems beating everyone. Of course, Pico tried to wrestlefuck here and still got twatted. More Sage than LeBron. Good call from Chael. He made some good money getting battered in Bellator, but he's really not got anything left. Plus, he's got that nice ESPN gig, which you assume will maybe see him getting more UFC time now his Bellator contract is up.
  9. @Carbomb ESPN+ is their exclusive PPV distributor in the US. They were negotiating with their previous providers but I've read ESPN offered them a big fee per show (I've read the equivalent of 250k buys per PPV). The only fighters that will find it tough, if they aren't getting a PPV cut is the champs or those rare types that have it in their contracts (I assume Conor and maybe Brock). The rest of the roster only get their show/win/bonus money and two bob from Reebok. I assume, like Reebok, the UFC will pretend they'll give some of that ESPN fee to the fighters, but it will only be a tiny percentage of it. A big reason the UFC was so appealing to the new owners is such a tiny percentage of their revenue goes towards paying their fighters, and of course they had TV deals coming up that needed negotiated - again, a rise in money the fighters won't see. It's like they need a proper fighters union, or something.
  10. I thought they were getting a consistent fee for all shows and, should it do proper business, they'll get a cut? That's absolutely appalling for the fighters. It will be like the Reebok deal too, where the fighters with the PPV points (champs) don't get the proper compensation for it. No wonder Brock was more interested in listening to his Money in the Boombox than return under his current terms, minus PPV revenue.
  11. Sadly, this was always going to happen after word got back to them about how well the May-Mac fight did over here. Although, in the short term, outside of a Conor fight or maybe DC v Jones 3, I can't see any of these doing much business. I get decent value out my BT sub, so I'm less bothered about cancelling, even if it is rubbish the days of watching the shows Sunday morning on my telly with little fuss is over. However, it's not exactly a hardship to find the shows the next day on the WWW computer. Particularly if you've got something like the Emby app.
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