1. The Question: Why Should Anyone Care About Daniel Cormier Versus Ryan Bader?

    Daniel Cormier 's has been a career of "almosts." Starting in college, where he went 0-6 against his nemesis Cael Sanderson, he's spent years climbing the mountain top—only to fall short again and again when the summit was in view...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 hours ago 5,463 reads 85 comments

  2. UFC Fight Night 67: Where Does Carlos Condit Fit in the New Welterweight Class?

    It feels as though Carlos Condit has been gone for years. In truth, it’s only been 14 months, but so much wholesale change has occurred in his absence that, when Condit ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 10 hours ago 4,257 reads 28 comments

  3. Jon Jones Still Casts Long Shadow in Suddenly Thin Light Heavyweight Division

    Give credit to Daniel Cormier for saying what we all were thinking. Cormier wasted little time winning the light heavyweight title on Saturday at UFC 187 , snapping Anthony Johnson’s ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 day ago 12,825 reads 55 comments

  4. On UFC Broadcasts, What They Don't Tell Us Is Often as Important as What They Do

    Reviews are in for UFC 187 , and they are nearly unanimous. This was the best night of fights MMA fans have seen in a long, long time...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 days ago 31,755 reads 58 comments

  5. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: Best and Worst from UFC 187

    UFC 187 , on paper, was one of the very best combat sports cards of the year. With two title fights on top and exciting fighters sprinkled throughout, I had every hope this event would deliver a solid night's entertainment...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 days ago 49,585 reads 126 comments

  6. UFC 187: After 15 Months of Frustration, Chris Weidman Blows Past Vitor Belfort

    During his final pre-fight interview at UFC 187 , Chris Weidman said he was looking forward to putting what he called "the Vitor Belfort era" behind him once and for all...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 days ago 61,940 reads 165 comments

  7. With Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson on Tap, Chaos Reigns Among UFC Champs

    It occasionally seems like becoming UFC champion is the worst thing that could ever happen to a professional MMA fighter. It may be the biggest prize in the sport, but there is mounting evidence that UFC gold is bad for your health...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 days ago 14,560 reads 19 comments

  8. UFC 187 Bold Predictions: Who Picks Up the Pieces After Jon Jones' Suspension?

    Like a desert mirage, these big-time UFC pay-per-views have a way of looking different from up close. Take UFC 187 for example. We once thought Jon Jones would be there, defending his light heavyweight championship for the ninth time...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 days ago 31,453 reads 116 comments

  9. UFC 187 Preview: Which Vitor Belfort Will Show Up to Fight Chris Weidman?

    There is perhaps no fighter in MMA who has undergone quite as many physical and emotional transformations as Vitor Belfort ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 days ago 14,893 reads 118 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 66: Frankie Edgar Is Still Championship-Material at Any Weight

    Frankie Edgar refuses to fade quietly into the background. In fact, after all these years, the 33-year-old former lightweight champion refuses to go pretty much anywhere but ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 12 days ago 21,884 reads 88 comments

  11. NAC's New PED Punishments Perfect, but Marijuana Rules Are Ridiculous

    The sweeping changes instituted by the Nevada Athletic Commission during a Friday meeting will forever alter the way it punishes users of performance-enhancing drugs. It has been a long time coming...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 13 days ago 32,588 reads 218 comments

  12. Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Edgar Is Still a Solid, If Not Quite Super, UFC Fight

    It’s tough to imagine a main event fight that more completely embodies the current state of the UFC than Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 14 days ago 7,514 reads 47 comments

  13. Despite Fake-Tan Flap, Sam Alvey Could Still Have 'It' in UFC Middleweight Class

    If Sam Alvey landed in hot water last weekend at UFC Fight Night 65, at least it was in the most Sam Alvey way possible...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 15 days ago 8,691 reads 42 comments

  14. There Is Only One Ronda Rousey

    Ronda Rousey , the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star, is once again leading headlines. And rightly so. This time, it's twofold. She's on the cover of Sports Illustrated , which is still a big thing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 16 days ago 12,664 reads 109 comments

  15. Stipe Miocic: Heavyweight Division's Most Likable Dude Closes in on a Title Shot

    Here’s Stipe Miocic ’s Australia experience in a nutshell. Miocic whipped Mark Hunt about as badly as anybody ever has for 23 minutes on Saturday night, forcing a fifth-round TKO stoppage in the main event of UFC Fight Night 65...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 17 days ago 14,133 reads 66 comments

  16. UFC: The State of the Heavyweight Division

    There's no gentle way to put it: The UFC's heavyweight division is old. Like, really old. The average age of the current Top Five heavyweights, per the latest set of UFC rankings ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 17 days ago 22,973 reads 75 comments

  17. As Gripes over UFC Outfitting Deal Pile Up, Will Backlash Be More Than Words?

    The MMA world got its first real look this week at how a new, exclusive outfitting deal between Reebok and the UFC might affect the sport’s athletes. Thus far, it has been met with fairly unprecedented internal backlash...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 21 days ago 25,535 reads 46 comments

  18. RFA vs. Legacy FC Showdown: Exclusive Video Primer for Upcoming Fight Card

    Co-promotion works. For MMA fans, that might feel like a bold statement. After all, for years the UFC has eschewed it, preferring instead to establish themselves as the dominant player in the market and force fighters to come to them...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 22 days ago 3,593 reads 1 comments

  19. Will MMA Ever Have Its Own Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao?

    The most striking thing about the hysteria surrounding Floyd Mayweather ’s fight against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night was the hunger it revealed. People—millions of them, it seems—were starving for some boxing...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 23 days ago 15,051 reads 220 comments

  20. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Backlash Is Not a Win for the UFC

    When all is said and done, Saturday night's boxing megafight between Floyd Mayeather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will go down as not just the richest combat sports event in history, but one of the most lucrative sporting events to ever take place...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 24 days ago 92,295 reads 401 comments

  21. The Question: What Should Happen with Jon Jones When He Returns to the UFC?

    The news cycle for Jon Jones is slowly going dark, at least until his legal process plays out in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We don't know what he's facing there, and we don't know if he'll serve any sort of prison time...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 28 days ago 39,416 reads 206 comments

  22. Imagining the UFC Light Heavyweight Division Without Jon Jones

    This is a story we didn ’t think we’d need for another decade or so. As of last Friday, Jon Jones ’ place atop the UFC light heavyweight division seemed as secure as any in the MMA universe...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 28 days ago 19,525 reads 94 comments

  23. Jon Jones: Stripped and Suspended, Can the UFC's Best Finally Right the Ship?

    In retrospect, perhaps Jon Jones ’ dominance over the UFC light heavyweight division was always going to end this way. It had become increasingly clear that the fight company’s other 205-pounders couldn’t unseat him...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 30 days ago 33,390 reads 124 comments