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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 29 / 16

"My job is to protect the game and we are not going to relent on that. We're not going to compromise that" – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell , when asked about his disciplinary powers ( "Mike & Mike," ESPN Radio, 4/29 ). "I think that Ronda now will fight Miesha Tate for the title. ...

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