1. Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz: Great Fighters, Terrible Fight?

    I love Nick Diaz . In the spirit of full disclosure I think it's important to tell you that up front. It's a manly platonic love. Purely unprofessional? Sure. And deeply held...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 18 hours ago 9,186 reads 43 comments

  2. UFC 183 Pre-Fight Notebook: Nick Diaz Has Arrived, Not a Moment Too Soon

    LAS VEGAS—The fun part about a Nick Diaz fight isn't really the fight itself. Not that there's anything wrong with the fights. Diaz is exciting, what with his constant motion and punches and trash-talking...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 22 hours ago 4,628 reads 10 comments

  3. UFC 183 Bold Predictions: Is Anderson Silva a Suicide Mission for Nick Diaz?

    Funny thing about these mixed weight "superfights." They always sound great in theory. Maybe when you're just spitballing ideas over a couple cold ones at the local watering hole, weight classes seem negotiable...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 day ago 11,387 reads 33 comments

  4. UFC 183 Preview: What's Nick Diaz's Best Path to Victory over Anderson Silva?

    Conventional wisdom says Nick Diaz probably can’t beat Anderson Silva on Saturday at UFC 183 . At least, not the Diaz we’ ve all come to know and love during his 11-plus years in the spotlight...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 days ago 8,095 reads 38 comments

  5. Miesha Tate Finds Peace in Las Vegas but Still Seeks 3rd Fight with Rousey

    LAS VEGAS — If you ask Miesha Tate the question—the one question everybody wants to ask—she'll give you an honest answer. "Do you want to fight Ronda Rousey again?" Of course she does...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 days ago 12,730 reads 109 comments

  6. The Question: Can Anderson Silva Reclaim Greatness at UFC 183?

    Bleacher Report lead mixed martial arts writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter have banded together—much like a modern-day version of Wham !— to take on the most important questions facing the MMA world...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 days ago 17,616 reads 99 comments

  7. What Should the UFC Do Now with Alexander Gustafsson?

    The Mauler has known better days. Alexander Gustafsson finds himself at loose ends after Saturday’s first-round TKO loss to Anthony Johnson at UFC on Fox 14...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 days ago 32,661 reads 100 comments

  8. Anthony Johnson's Fight with Jon Jones Could Be the Classic We Least Expected

    It took Anthony Johnson all of two minutes, 15 seconds on Saturday to change the trajectory of the UFC light heavyweight division...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 days ago 54,588 reads 235 comments

  9. UFC on Fox 14: Gustafsson's Title Hopes Crushed by Anthony Johnson, for Now

    Twenty-four hours ago, my colleague Jonathan Snowden and I put together the latest edition of our new series, The Question ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 days ago 20,049 reads 138 comments

  10. The Question: Will Anthony Johnson Derail Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2?

    This Saturday, the UFC heads to a massive indoor arena in Sweden for UFC on Fox 14. The main event features the ultra-smooth Alexander Gustafsson taking on Anthony Johnson, who ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 days ago 8,538 reads 55 comments

  11. UFC on Fox 14 Bold Predictions: Who Gets a Date with Jon Jones? Rumble or Gus?

    Even as the UFC light heavyweight champion finds himself mired in the flat spin of a drug scandal, the division rolls on around him. Saturday's UFC on Fox 14 features two potentially meaningful 205-pound scraps...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 days ago 21,005 reads 89 comments

  12. The Question: Can Conor McGregor Dethrone UFC Champ Jose Aldo?

    Bleacher Report lead mixed martial arts writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter have banded together—much like a modern-day version of the Justice League — to take on the most important questions facing the MMA world...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 days ago 28,059 reads 221 comments

  13. UFC's Anthony Johnson Talks Alexander Gustafsson Fight, Jon Jones Drug Scandal

    Anthony Johnson is a night owl these days. The UFC’s No. 3-ranked light heavyweight arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, late last week to prepare for Saturday’s title eliminator against Alexander Gustafsson ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 days ago 9,975 reads 38 comments

  14. The Notebook: McGregor Rises, Judging Still Sucks and Larkin Has Bright Future

    Our enduring memory from UFC Fight Night 59 will be Conor McGregor , moments removed from his easy destruction of Dennis Siver , leaping over the Octagon in search of his next foe...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 days ago 4,684 reads 22 comments

  15. Narrative-Defying Donald Cerrone Keeps Blazing His Own Weird Trail Through UFC

    The narrative on Donald Cerrone is that there is no narrative. Honestly, it’s getting to the point where there just isn ’t a lot left to say about the guy...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 11 days ago 21,855 reads 74 comments

  16. Conor McGregor, Next UFC 145lb Contender, Might Be UFC's Biggest Star

    It was a night designed for one thing, and for one thing only: To cement Conor McGregor as a superstar and to set up the biggest featherweight championship fight in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 days ago 44,502 reads 176 comments

  17. UFC Fight Night: Irishman Conor McGregor Is Dreaming Big in Boston

    O'Connell Street in Dublin, Ireland, is one of the world's iconic thruways. Reborn in the late 1990s, it's a beautiful testament to Ireland itself, celebrating the past while also looking forward to a promising future...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 13 days ago 45,783 reads 93 comments

  18. Conor McGregor Is Ready for His Close-Up, but Is He Really Ready for Jose Aldo?

    The Conor McGregor hyperbole may finally have gotten out of hand this week. Frightening, considering it feels like we're just getting started...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 15 days ago 17,920 reads 125 comments

  19. UFC and Reebok Deal: Mysteries Still Remain on Fighter Pay and More

    LAS VEGAS — Yesterday, I published an exclusive, detailed look at a document governing the UFC's new Athlete Outfitting Policy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 15 days ago 10,404 reads 35 comments

  20. UFC and Reebok: A Detailed Look at the UFC's New Athlete Outfitting Policy

    LAS VEGAS — On Wednesday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship outlined its new Athlete Outfitting Policy in a document sent to managers of all fighters currently on the roster...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 16 days ago 27,809 reads 87 comments

  21. The Question: Will Conor McGregor Cement His Rise to the Top at Fight Night 59?

    On Sunday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship presents a novelty Sunday card, following an extensive day of playoff football, in an effort designed to do one thing and one thing only: to make Conor McGregor a household name...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 16 days ago 9,975 reads 72 comments

  22. Dennis Siver Is UFC Fight Night 59's Forgotten Man

    How did Dennis Siver get in there? I think I speak for everyone when I admit this was my initial response to seeing the latest UFC Magazine cover...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 16 days ago 12,101 reads 44 comments

  23. Jon Jones Debacle Shows Need for Trustworthy 3rd-Party Drug Testing

    If the recent flap over Jon Jones' positive drug test has taught us anything at all, it's that the system is only as good as the people running it. And right now, those people aren't doing much to inspire confidence...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 17 days ago 7,060 reads 32 comments

  24. NSAC Takes No Immediate Action on Drug Testing, Promises Future Steps

    LAS VEGAS — In the end, the Nevada State Athletic Commission's much-anticipated session on its out-of-competition drug-testing program ended up being much ado about nothing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 18 days ago 4,472 reads 22 comments

  25. NSAC Director Bennett: CIR Testing Done on Jones Sample, Came Back Clean

    LAS VEGAS — In the wake of Jon Jones ' failed test for cocaine metabolites, social media lit up with discussion over Jones' curious testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratios...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 22 days ago 38,559 reads 205 comments