1. Scott Coker Is a Breath of Fresh Air for Bellator MMA

    The June appointment of Scott Coke r as president of Bellator MMA left many wondering what was in store for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts company. There was plenty of optimism...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 14 hours ago 571 reads 1 comments

  2. Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone Could Have a Fight for the Ages at UFC 178

    For Eddie Alvarez , nearly two years of frustration and heartache ended in an all-out sprint. On Tuesday, Alvarez woke up the reigning Bellator lightweight champion...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 16 hours ago 2,260 reads 15 comments

  3. Michael Bisping Needs Impressive Win over Cung Le to Prove He Still Belongs

    Say this much for Michael Bisping : The man is a professional. From the outside looking in, it’d be easy to greet Bisping ’s latest assignment with one of the brash Brit’s trademark sneers...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 days ago 2,918 reads 9 comments

  4. Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le: Contrived Insults Are Totally Unnecessary

    If you were looking for a reason to wake up at 6:30 a.m. ET to watch the preliminary card for the UFC's latest return to Macau , China, on Saturday, well, I've got nothing for you...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 days ago 8,137 reads 21 comments

  5. Ryan Bader's Win over Ovince Saint Preux Leaves Fans Asking the Tough Questions

    There were times when it seemed like nobody wanted to be there. Ryan Bader succeeded only in spurts, Ovince Saint Preux finished looking lost and tired, and as the clock crept past 1 a...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 days ago 7,628 reads 18 comments

  6. Judging the Judges: Did Sara McMann Beat Lauren Murphy at UFC Fight Night 47?

    Lauren Murphy hit Sara McMann a whopping 193 times Saturday night in Bangor, Maine, banging her about the head over and over again over the course of 15 minutes...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 days ago 12,606 reads 95 comments

  7. UFC Fight Night 47 Bold Predictions: What's in Store for Ryan Bader, OSP?

    Perhaps more than anything else, UFC Fight Night 47 has positioning going for it. The Octagon makes its first trip to Maine on Saturday in the UFC's first fight card in 21 days...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 days ago 7,629 reads 9 comments

  8. Data Bomb: Who Is the UFC's Biggest Pay-Per-View Star?

    We constantly hear discussion of Ronda Rousey or Jon Jones being the UFC's biggest pay-per-view draw. But who really has the correct answer? With Brock Lesnar and Georges St-Pierre—easily ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 days ago 10,043 reads 75 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 47 Preview: Ryan Bader Can Still Be Somebody at 205 Pounds

    It’s easy to feel sorry for a guy like Ryan Bader . OK—scratch that—more accurately, I suspect it’s easy for fight fans to feel absolutely nothing for a guy like Bader ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 days ago 2,015 reads 14 comments

  10. Pressing Pause: Can the Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones Fight Survive a Delay?

    Being an MMA fan isn't always easy. Nice things are few and far between. For every truly compelling fight such as like light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 days ago 16,693 reads 30 comments

  11. Michelle Waterson, the Next Big Star for Women's MMA

    LAS VEGAS — Michelle Waterson , the Invicta Fighting Championships 105-pound champion, is already reaping the benefits of Invicta 's recent broadcast deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 days ago 17,457 reads 27 comments

  12. Jon Jones Uncensored: Why the Reserved UFC Champ Is Suddenly Losing His Cool

    For my money, the best part of last week’s instantly infamous off-air SportsCenter squabble between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier comes before either of them even utters a word...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 days ago 54,766 reads 173 comments

  13. Leaked Jones, Cormier Video Drives UFC 178 Interest Through the Roof

    If there were any lingering doubts in your mind that Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier might be putting on a show for the sole purpose of filling their pockets with your hard-earned cash, well, those fears should be firmly put to rest...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 13 days ago 43,085 reads 156 comments

  14. Chael Sonnen Camp Waiting on Any Response from Nevada Commission

    LAS VEGAS—A lawyer for Chael Sonnen has twice responded to an official letter from the Nevada State Athletic Commission that attempted to prevent Sonnen from competing on Saturday's Metamoris event in Los Angeles...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 15 days ago 12,949 reads 46 comments

  15. Daniel Cormier: 'I'm the Guy Who Can Beat Jon Jones'

    LAS VEGAS — On Monday morning, Daniel Cormier denied that he and Jones had any intentions of staging mock conflicts in order to sell their September 27 fight. "I don't talk to Jon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 17 days ago 17,843 reads 86 comments

  16. Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones Brawl Bad for the Sport but Good for UFC Business

    Poor Dave Sholler . What started as a prime gig for the UFC's director of publicity, running the UFC 178 media day at the MGM Grand while president Dana White enjoyed a rare ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 17 days ago 65,804 reads 184 comments

  17. Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier Staredown Erupts in MGM Grand Brawl

    LAS VEGAS — The pre-fight festivities between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier went to a new level on Monday morning when a staredown between the ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 17 days ago 292,388 reads 617 comments

  18. Anderson Silva Focused on Return to Octagon, Not Nick Diaz or Titles

    Business as usual. That is the theme for Brazilian middleweight fighter Anderson Silva , though the truth is that life is anything but business as usual...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 20 days ago 27,903 reads 96 comments

  19. Can Nick Diaz Actually Beat Anderson Silva? Does It Even Matter?

    On day two, reality started to set in. Tuesday’s confirmation that Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz will fight next January at UFC 183 was pure joy, pure wonder...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 21 days ago 24,553 reads 231 comments

  20. Nick Diaz Hates Fighting, but He's Ready to Fight Anyway

    Nick Diaz has always been a little bit different from everyone else in mixed martial arts, and that's why the fans love him. While others are respectful, Diaz is brash and insulting...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 22 days ago 24,438 reads 185 comments

  21. UFC 183: Why Nick Diaz vs Anderson Silva Is a Bona Fide Superfight

    Most fight announcements, even the big ones, have the feel of carefully scripted routine. They're words on paper or a listless television announcement, a token of gratitude dealt ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 22 days ago 29,919 reads 223 comments

  22. Anthony Johnson's Rapid Rise Causes Matchmaking Puzzle with No Perfect Answer

    It's hard to imagine a better comeback story than the one Anthony Johnson wrote for himself during the last four months...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 23 days ago 29,114 reads 100 comments

  23. UFC 178: Jones vs. Cormier Is a Majestic Return to Stacked PPV Cards

    On July 11, I wrote a story detailing my wishes for the UFC to return to stacked pay-per-view events . The story was written in the wake of the cancellation of UFC 176...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 23 days ago 25,844 reads 39 comments

  24. With Win Streak Snapped, Unfiltered Matt Brown Has Little Margin for More Errors

    There were times last week when it felt like MMA ’s love affair with Matt Brown was on the ropes. It’s no secret that Brown did some pretty dumb stuff leading up to his UFC on Fox 12 main event against Robbie Lawler ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 24 days ago 13,222 reads 66 comments

  25. Robbie Lawler Outguns Matt Brown, Keeps New UFC Life on Fast Track to Title

    Robbie Lawler 's slow burn toward the UFC welterweight title smolders on. After pulling the plug on Matt Brown's Cinderella story via unanimous decision Saturday in the main event ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 25 days ago 22,139 reads 86 comments