1. UFC 184: What We Learned, Loved and Hated

    Saturday night's UFC 184 event offered more of that patented Ronda Rousey magic: the anticipation; the atmosphere; and the quick destruction of an opponent that leaves us all ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 hour ago 1,046 reads 3 comments

  2. Holly Holm's So-So UFC Debut Douses Ronda Rousey Rumors, Buys Her Some Time

    Things didn’t totally go Holly Holm’s way at UFC 184 . Maybe that will turn out to be the best thing for her...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 day ago 16,678 reads 27 comments

  3. UFC 184: Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg Are on a Collision Course with Destiny

    Cat Zingano came charging out of the corner, launching herself at UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey with a fierce determination, murder in her eyes and weeks of muscle memory twitching in every fiber...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 day ago 339,337 reads 570 comments

  4. The Question: Does Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock Make a Mockery of MMA?

    Last fall, Scott Coker surprised just about everybody by announcing that Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar would face off in a headlining Bellator event...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 days ago 12,081 reads 53 comments

  5. Don't Worry, Ronda Rousey Fans, She's Still a Long Way from GOAT Status

    The soundtrack to Ronda Rousey ’s UFC career has always been a ticking clock. Rousey is so special, her talent so glaringly cant-miss, that we’ ve always known we couldn ’t keep her forever...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 days ago 19,068 reads 78 comments

  6. Bellator's Crazy Main Events Will Set It Apart from the UFC

    Scott Coker seems to have a winning formula for television success. The formula goes a little something like this: Fill up a card with great prospects and great style fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 days ago 15,089 reads 51 comments

  7. UFC 184 Bold Predictions: How Long Can Cat Zingano Hang with Ronda Rousey?

    UFC 184 may be limping and exhausted, but at least the finish line is in sight. At this point, Ronda Rousey ’s women’s bantamweight title defense against Cat Zingano will do nicely as Saturday night’s main event...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 days ago 54,977 reads 82 comments

  8. Ronda Rousey vs. Arianny Celeste Is the UFC's Best Dumb Rivalry

    Heading into UFC 184 , Ronda Rousey is facing two opponents. First, there's Cat Zingano, Rousey's opponent on Saturday night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 days ago 19,692 reads 237 comments

  9. The Question: Is Ronda Rousey the Most Dominant Female Athlete of All Time?

    Saturday night's UFC 184 card marks the return of perhaps the biggest current star in mixed martial arts. Ronda Rousey , the women's bantamweight champion, has never been tested in competition...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 days ago 34,983 reads 207 comments

  10. Fedor in Repose: Retired & Happy, MMA's Greatest Heavyweight Returns to America

    On a map, it looks like the Dave & Buster's in Manchester, Connecticut, sits along a quintessentially American stretch of blacktop...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 days ago 21,595 reads 80 comments

  11. Michael Johnson Pressures Way to Contention in Stacked Lightweight Class

    Michael Johnson still has a long road in front of him before he earns a shot at the UFC lightweight title. Given his forward progress against Edson Barboza at Fight Night 61, however, he seems capable of covering that distance fairly expeditiously...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 days ago 4,930 reads 10 comments

  12. Frank Mir Overcomes the Odds Yet Again with Knockout of Bigfoot Silva

    Frank Mir , after spending over 380 days on the sidelines, returned to the Octagon in Brazil on Sunday night to try to put a stop to a four-fight losing streak. It is surprising that he returned at all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 days ago 28,227 reads 107 comments

  13. The Question: Does the UFC's New Drug Testing Policy Reflect Real Change?

    On Wednesday, the UFC announced what may be potentially sweeping changes to its performance-enhancing-drug policy...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 days ago 5,124 reads 31 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 61 Preview: Can Frank Mir and Bigfoot Silva Still Surprise Us?

    Frank Mir and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva have been talking a lot about the ground game. Leading up to their UFC Fight Night 61 main event, each declining heavyweight has independently agreed that his opponent won’t submit him...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 10 days ago 16,413 reads 91 comments

  15. UFC Deserves Credit for Taking Steps to Clean Up Sport

    Damned if they don't, damned if they do. That's the feeling I had at the conclusion of Wednesday's Ultimate Fighting Championship news conference on performance-enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 days ago 4,903 reads 44 comments

  16. For UFC, Devil Will Be in Details of Creating, Enforcing New Drug-Testing Policy

    After a well-publicized false start to begin the year, the UFC finally showed the teeth of its proposed performance-enhancing drug-testing program on Wednesday—though it remains to be seen how much bite will follow the bark...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 12 days ago 7,631 reads 27 comments

  17. Could a Welterweight Run Make Benson Henderson Into—Gasp!—a Fan Favorite?

    A funny thing happened to Benson Henderson during the 19 minutes he spent in the cage Saturday with Brandon Thatch . People started rooting for him...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 14 days ago 17,510 reads 106 comments

  18. UFC Fight Night 60 Results: Benson Henderson Shows He's the Big Dog in the Fight

    At UFC Fight Night 60, welterweight Brandon Thatch discovered something the world’s best lightweights have known for years. Benson Henderson will suck the life out of you...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 15 days ago 13,518 reads 52 comments

  19. Bellator 133: Alexander Shlemenko's Sick Knockout Propels Him Toward Title Shot

    At 38, Melvin Manhoef (29-13-1) is a finished product. You know exactly what to expect when he fights. There will be violence. It will be furious. And someone will end up looking at the ceiling...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 17 days ago 20,854 reads 17 comments

  20. UFC Fight Night 60: In Henderson vs. Thatch, Any Outcome May Need an Asterisk

    No matter what happens when Benson Henderson takes on Brandon Thatch in the main event of UFC Fight Night 60 on Saturday, we’re probably going to need an asterisk or two. Henderson vs...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 18 days ago 19,291 reads 29 comments

  21. The Question: Is Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber a Real Superfight?

    On Tuesday evening, the mixed martial arts Internet exploded with the news that Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber would potentially, possibly, probably headline the UFC's first foray into the Philippines...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 18 days ago 19,454 reads 165 comments

  22. UFC's February 18 Press Conference a Promising Start Toward Drug Changes

    Over the past seven days, I have gone in hard on the UFC and its drug testing issues. I've said I believe they have a problem with performance enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 19 days ago 11,781 reads 68 comments

  23. Hot to Not: UFC's Early 2015 Schedule Soured by Drug Test Failures, Injuries

    Maybe we’re all feeling a little bit like Alexander Gustafsson right now. You remember how Gustafsson ’s 2015 started, right? The erstwhile light heavyweight No...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 19 days ago 16,182 reads 40 comments

  24. UFC, MMA Needs More Vocal Anti-PED Fighters Like Tim Kennedy

    If more fighters took the same kind of public stance on performance-enhancing drugs as UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy, the sport of mixed martial arts might be better off. Not everybody can be Kennedy, of course...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 20 days ago 8,344 reads 103 comments

  25. Daniel Cormier Reflects on Jones Fight, Promises He Can Still Beat the Champion

    LAS VEGAS — Daniel Cormier stood backstage, moments away from making the most important walk of his athletic career...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 21 days ago 31,062 reads 110 comments