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Bill King

Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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How the UFC has remade itself since UFC 100

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 27 / 16

Though not technically the headliner, pro wrestling crossover star Brock Lesnar not only is the biggest man, but also the owner of the biggest name, on the much-anticipated UFC 200 card, scheduled for July 9 at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ...

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04/25/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Reebok enters round 2

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04/04/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Forty Under 40: Zaileen Janmohamed

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04/04/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Forty Under 40: Rob Higgins

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04/04/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Forty Under 40: Jaime Faulkner

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03/28/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Selig To Get Lifetime Achievement Award At SBAs

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03/28/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Selig is Lifetime Achievement honoree

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03/21/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Carolina’s Big Cat

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03/21/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Richardson has a knack with people

Probe Jerry Richardson for the secrets to his success enough times and he eventually flashes back to the observation of a banker who long ago told him, “Jerry, you’re fortunate that people want to help you.” Those who have known him longest point out that this has happened for a ...

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03/21/16
SportsBusiness Journal: A first impression of Richardson

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