The UFC’s difficult move into the big time and the legacy of Kimbo Slice

FILE - In this May 31, 2008, file photo, Kimbo Slice, right, battles James Thompson of Manchester, England during their EliteXC heavyweight bout at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Kimbo Slice, the bearded street fighter who parlayed his internet popularity into a mixed martial arts career and worldwide fame, has died. He was 42. Slice, whose real name was Kevin Ferguson, was taken to a hospital in Margate, Florida, near his home Monday, June 6, 2016, Coral Springs Police Sgt. Carla Kmiotek said. Slice's death was confirmed by Mike Imber, his longtime manager. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File) ORG XMIT: NY163The UFC had a big weekend – but not for all the reasons they’d like.

Yes, Brock Lesnar is headlining UFC 200, but banning reporters isn’t the best image for your brand.

Patrick Johnston and Eric MacKenzie look at where the UFC has come from and where it might be going.

Kimbo Slice, who passed away this weekend, had his own story to tell, and is part of the UFC’s path.

And what about the Euros – could it work as a US-based tournament, like the Copa America?

Last, a little on the impressive, surprising Penguins, on the cusp of the Stanley Cup.

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