1. UFC 179 Bold Predictions: Can Chad Mendes Take out the Featherweight GOAT?

    As a recently disgraced UFC broadcaster might say, here we go. After months of injury delays and one canceled pay-per-view— RIP UFC 176! — Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes will finally rematch on Saturday at UFC 179 ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 14 hours ago 1,146 reads 5 comments

  2. Cung Le Controversy Highlights UFC's Need for Strict Regulation

    Tuesday's decision by the Ultimate Fighting Championship to rescind a suspension handed down to Cung Le was a curious one...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 day ago 8,584 reads 12 comments

  3. Even with Champions Healthy, 2015 Shapes Up as Make-or-Break Year for UFC

    What time is it? Depends on whom you ask. There are those who will tell you the clock struck midnight on the UFC in 2014, and that the fight company’s bejeweled, Affliction Brand carriage abruptly turned back into a pumpkin...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 day ago 7,466 reads 29 comments

  4. Mendes Could Be Latest American UFC Champ, but Will He Connect with Fans?

    Chad Mendes has to travel to Brazil this week, once more, to face Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 days ago 10,734 reads 49 comments

  5. The Night Bellator Came to Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Around 4 p.m. on October 18, tens of thousands gather around Sam Boyd Stadium on the outskirts of this very famous city, closer to the mountains and the Hoover Dam than the casinos and broken dreams of the Vegas strip...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 days ago 7,313 reads 14 comments

  6. Anderson Silva Has Something Worth Fighting For, and That's Fine by Me

    I'll be the first person to tell you I hoped Anderson Silva would never fight again. I didn't think he would return to the Octagon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 days ago 13,364 reads 36 comments

  7. Grand Theft Gracie: Did Bellator Steal Another UFC Icon Just Because It Could?

    The new guard at Bellator MMA made another decidedly old-school acquisition this week, inking UFC O.G. Royce Gracie as its latest “national brand ambassador.” Raise your hand if you saw that one coming...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 13 days ago 32,794 reads 46 comments

  8. Kelvin Gastelum Can Punch His Own Ticket as a Top 10 Welterweight at UFC 180

    Kelvin Gastelum is often overlooked. That's the story of his career, mostly, at least since making his debut on The Ultimate Fighter in 2013. Gastelum was a prodigious underdog, picked last by coach Chael Sonnen ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 14 days ago 13,443 reads 19 comments

  9. Fallout from Cung Le's Positive Drug Test Raises Questions About UFC Testing

    Even after a week of speculation, public disputes and good, solid reporting by MMA ’s best journalists, there is still a lot we don’t know about Cung Le ’s positive drug test...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 15 days ago 17,242 reads 35 comments

  10. The 10 Best UFC Fights to Close Out 2014

    We've had an extraordinary amount of mixed martial arts in 2014. Too much MMA , if you ask some folks (myself included)...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 15 days ago 62,790 reads 76 comments

  11. UFC's Unusual Suspects: Race to Be 155-Pound No. 1 Contender Too Close to Call

    It wouldn ’t be the UFC lightweight division without a little bit of intrigue, now would it? Long regarded as the fight company’s deepest, most competitive weight class, the 155-pound ranks are never at a loss for title contenders...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 16 days ago 17,394 reads 36 comments

  12. Triumphant Return of Dominick Cruz Is MMA's Best Story of 2014

    He was on the sidelines so long that we nearly forgot about him entirely. Nearly three years passed between Dominick Cruz 's last two fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 17 days ago 8,229 reads 34 comments

  13. UFC Fighter Josh Burkman: I Lost That Fight to Get out of My Contract

    Last October, Josh Burkman , fresh off the biggest win of his career over former UFC contender Jon Fitch, lost a fight for the World Series of Fighting welterweight title to the relatively unknown underdog Steve Carl...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 17 days ago 20,793 reads 46 comments

  14. Rory MacDonald Emerges as Title Threat for Spring; Can He Continue to Excite?

    In the aftermath of Rory MacDonald’s third-round TKO of Tarec Saffiedine on Saturday, a common phrase flying around online was that it’ll now be " hard to deny " MacDonald a welterweight title shot...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 18 days ago 14,815 reads 120 comments

  15. Jim Ross, Chael Sonnen Excel at Battlegrounds O.N.E.

    With apologies to Mr. Mike Goldberg, Mr. Joe Rogan, Mr. Jon Anik and Mr. Brian Stann, I have a new favorite mixed martial arts commentary team: Jim Ross and Chael Sonnen ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 19 days ago 20,945 reads 33 comments

  16. Call a Do Over: A Rematch Between Yoel Romero and Tim Kennedy Is Only Fair

    Upon further review, perhaps Yoel Romero isn ’t as big a jerk as first thought. Our initial collective reaction to Romero’s controversial win over Tim Kennedy at ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 21 days ago 12,691 reads 103 comments

  17. Conor McGregor vs. Diego Sanchez Would Be Violent Fun, but It Makes No Sense

    Say what you will about Conor McGregor —and you no doubt have by this point—but the man knows how to stoke a fire...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 21 days ago 13,311 reads 52 comments

  18. Elias Theodorou Is the UFC's Handsomest Man. Is He Also the Next GSP?

    When Georges St-Pierre walked away from mixed martial arts, a casualty of injury, burnout and concerns about the UFC's permissive performance-enhancing drugs culture , the sport lost more than a great fighter...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 21 days ago 23,328 reads 32 comments

  19. UFC Fight Night 53 and 54: The 5 Best Fights for This Weekend's Doubleheader

    Ah, the double-fight weekend. It used to be a rare bird, indeed, but these days they are coming fast and furious...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 22 days ago 8,123 reads 28 comments

  20. Donald Cerrone's Stay-Busy Strategy Continues to Pay Off, but for How Long?

    Donald Cerrone closed out his UFC 178 weekend on a fairly cryptic note. After a days-long extravaganza of wakeboarding , leg-kicking and rib-splitting, Cerrone notched ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 22 days ago 16,210 reads 45 comments

  21. Cat Zingano, Not Gina Carano Was Ronda Rousey's UFC 182 Destiny All Along

    Three days removed from UFC 178 , it feels as though Cat Zingano ’s come-from-behind win over Amanda Nunes has been overshadowed by arguably bigger news. Maybe that’s to be expected...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 23 days ago 17,207 reads 42 comments

  22. UFC 178 Notebook: The Irish Invade Las Vegas

    They came from Ireland, and they took over the MGM Grand. They began arriving in droves on Thursday. That was the moment the MGM slowly, methodically morphed from a ghost town into Dublin, America...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 23 days ago 3,415 reads 17 comments

  23. Too Soon: Why the Time Isn't Quite Right for UFC 178 Star Conor McGregor

    Conor McGregor , the loquacious 26-year-old Irishman with a silver tongue, golden fists and cash-green dreams, had less than two minutes to style on poor Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 24 days ago 26,116 reads 115 comments

  24. As Donald Cerrone Outguns Him, Eddie Alvarez Reminds Us UFC Debuts Ain't Easy

    It took approximately 10 seconds for the doubts to start creeping in. As soon as referee John McCarthy said the words and Eddie Alvarez bounded out to the center of the cage to ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 25 days ago 10,152 reads 26 comments

  25. Stool Gate: 'Old Dirty Trick' Saves Yoel Romero from Tim Kennedy at UFC 178

    When there's 10 seconds left between rounds, it's the referee's job to let the fighters' corners know and to start the athletes on the path back into the cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 25 days ago 24,738 reads 129 comments