'Zuffa has banned any sportsbook, oddsmaker,or anyone associated with gambling to be mentioned or worn by a UFC fighter. They cannot mention a website, or a person, such as Danny Sheridan or Joey Oddessa.'
NOT 100% True. Sportsbooks have always been banned by the Casinos and in the Octagon. However mentioning 'individuals' such as myself is permissible. There is no reason why they would not allow that. I am a consultant/information source to several offshore and onshore news and odds agencies. I am no different than anyone else and the guys that I personally helped out.
Paul Buenotello, Nick Diaz, and David Lousieau
are NOT AFFECTED at all. All were paid before this scoop broke with me having the knowledge that Sportsbooks were never allowed in the Octagon. I can't speak for the other guys that Sportsbook.com or any other Dot.coms sponsor.
Different people want different things out of their sponsored fighters. I simply want these 3 guys to WIN. Zuffa has no issue with me nor do I with Zuffa because I DO NOT own a sportsbook, porn company, or anything that is banned via the latest DOT.COM bans. Joey Oddessa is a person that helps with promotion and GETS GUYS DEALS that help with training expenses. Fighters were never told that they could not mention or thank me personally at anytime and to the best of MY knowledge nor after speaking to the brass will they be stopped. Entirely too much is being made of the issue.
The fight is in the Octagon for the UFC guys, not with sponsors or the organization (UFC) I am priveledged to be associated with indirectly.