1. The Question: Is UFC 189's McGregor vs. Aldo the Best-Promoted MMA Fight Ever?

    Breaking the UFC 189 World Tour down by the numbers yields some fairly interesting results. 13,142 nautical miles. Two fighters. Eight cities. One sentient toilet. And a seemingly endless supply of both staredowns and luxury hotel rooms...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 16 hours ago 3,570 reads 40 comments

  2. Will Conor McGregor's Antics Bring Out the Best or Worst in Jose Aldo?

    UFC 189 ’s promotional “world tour” wrapped up in Dublin on Tuesday, with Jose Aldo , Conor McGregor and the excitement for their featherweight title fight all still alive and well...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 day ago 15,278 reads 156 comments

  3. Ronda Rousey's WWE Run Cements Her as Biggest Star in UFC History

    If there were any doubts that Ronda Jean Rousey is the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star (and perhaps its biggest-ever star), those notions were dispelled on Sunday...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 day ago 100,618 reads 142 comments

  4. After Younger Brother's Abduction and Murder, L.C. Davis Keeps Grinding

    On October 24, 2013, Ryan Cobbins left his home and headed toward the barbershop he'd been going to for well over two years, on 39th Street and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City. He had an 11 a...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 days ago 15,956 reads 15 comments

  5. Brock Lesnar's Final Exit Leaves UFC Fans with Unanswerable Questions

    It’s a testament to Brock Lesnar ’s greatness that anybody even still wanted the guy. That’s not an insult; it’s a compliment...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 days ago 16,464 reads 41 comments

  6. UFC 189: The Aldo/McGregor World Tour Parades Through Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Out near the edges of Las Vegas sits Red Rock Resort and Casino, the sprawling, gleaming centerpiece of the Fertitta family's locals-centric casino empire...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 days ago 4,902 reads 58 comments

  7. The Question: How Will MMA Remember WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar?

    After years of speculation, Brock Lesnar finally put MMA fans hoping for his return out of their misery. There will be no second act for Lesnar, at least not in the cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 days ago 17,075 reads 113 comments

  8. Buckle Up, UFC Fans: The Next Few Months Will Be a Wild (or Wearisome?) Ride

    Got plans for Saturday night, UFC fans? No? You better make some. After this weekend, you aren ’t going to have much free time until—oh—October or so...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 days ago 16,201 reads 30 comments

  9. McGregor Expects Aldo Bout to Compete with Mayweather/Pacquiao PPV Numbers

    LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor is not a man known for his subdued nature. McGregor is brash, from his newfound taste for expensively tailored suits to the over-the-top ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 days ago 31,684 reads 160 comments

  10. Josh Koscheck Earns Respect with Decade of UFC Competition

    Many words have been written about Josh Koscheck since Saturday's loss to Erick Silva. Many more will be written in the coming days. There is something about nostalgia that tugs at the heartstrings...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 days ago 20,533 reads 94 comments

  11. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: Best and Worst from UFC Fight Night 62

    Not much of consequence happened at UFC Fight Night 62 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Not much of consequence could have...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 days ago 14,848 reads 39 comments

  12. Is Rafael Dos Anjos Just Keeping the UFC Belt Warm for Khabib Nurmagomedov?

    There was a bittersweet quality to Rafael d os Anjos ’ victory over Anthony Pettis at UFC 185. It was as if, even as he was winning the lightweight title, Dos Anjos couldn’t win...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 13 days ago 17,442 reads 93 comments

  13. The Question: Can a 1-Dimensional Fighter Still Thrive in the UFC?

    Just six years separate Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare chronologically, but in their chosen profession, that might as well be a lifetime. The gap between them, stylistically and in the cage, is nearly unfathomable...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 13 days ago 15,150 reads 76 comments

  14. Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia Is What's Best for Business

    If recent reports from Brazilian outlet Tatame (h/t MMAJunkie ) are true, we'll see UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey head to Brazil to defend her title on August 1 against Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 13 days ago 20,761 reads 275 comments

  15. Anthony Pettis Faces Career-Defining Challenge After Losing UFC Title

    Despite Saturday night’s UFC 185 drubbing at the hands of Rafael dos Anjos , Anthony Pettis still has some things going his way...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 15 days ago 31,424 reads 98 comments

  16. UFC 185: What We Loved, Learned and Hated from Pettis vs. Dos Anjos Fight Card

    Another month, another UFC pay per view in the books. Saturday's UFC 185 was historic for several reasons, but the most important takeaway? In an era where championships don't trade hands all that often, UFC 185 saw the crowning of two new champs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 16 days ago 29,717 reads 97 comments

  17. Among Upcoming UFC Title Fights, Velasquez vs. Werdum Generates Little Interest

    On Saturday evening, I watched UFC 185 with two friends who work for a highly respected social media company here in Las Vegas...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 17 days ago 20,414 reads 137 comments

  18. Rafael Dos Anjos Completes Dramatic Career Comeback with Pettis Win

    Anthony Pettis is one of the best lightweights in the history of mixed martial arts. This was hardly in doubt even before Pettis faced Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC 185 ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 18 days ago 19,593 reads 87 comments

  19. UFC 185 Preview: Carla Esparza Must Prove She's Right Strawweight for the Job

    Nobody blames Carla Esparza for feeling a little left out right now. If that is indeed how she feels. So far, it’s kind of hard to tell...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 20 days ago 6,630 reads 51 comments

  20. The Question: Does Anthony Pettis Belong on Top of UFC's Pound-for-Pound List?

    If you ask the casual UFC fan about the sport's top fighters, you'll typically get a pretty standard list in return. Jon Jones will be somewhere near the top...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 20 days ago 9,162 reads 116 comments

  21. UFC 185 Bold Predictions: Can Superstar Anthony Pettis Keep the Show Going?

    This is Anthony Pettis ' chance to really get his reign on a roll. After his early UFC days were afflicted by injury and unforeseen circumstances, Pettis has been sublime during the last 18 months or so...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 21 days ago 14,079 reads 32 comments

  22. UFC's New Stacked-Card Philosophy May Be Tough to Sustain, but It's Awesome

    This Saturday's UFC 185 fight card is good. It is very good. The preliminary card is deep, and the main card is full of interesting fights, including Henry Cejudo 's return to flyweight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 21 days ago 10,899 reads 15 comments

  23. Anthony Pettis: Injury-Free and Ready to Become the UFC's King of PPV

    After just five fights in almost four years, Anthony Pettis knew something had to change. Injury after injury piled up, stealing important years from his prime...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 23 days ago 10,430 reads 87 comments

  24. UFC 185 Preview: Why Is It So Hard to Imagine Rafael Dos Anjos as UFC Champ?

    There’s nothing wrong with Rafael dos Anjos . On the contrary, dos Anjos has been outstanding through more than six years in the UFC...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 24 days ago 22,696 reads 114 comments

  25. Joanna Jedrzejczyk: After UFC 185, You Can Call Me 'Joanna Champion'

    LAS VEGAS — The first thing you notice about Joanna Jedrzejczyk is her name, of course, because you have to figure out how to spell it. She is a writer's worst nightmare. She is the reason copy and paste was invented...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 26 days ago 13,067 reads 73 comments