1. The Question: How Should the UFC Handle the Jon Jones Problem?

    Unless you've been living under a rock the past two days, you know all about the current shenanigans surrounding UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 hours ago 20,520 reads 199 comments

  2. UFC 186 Results: The Great and Forgettable Reign of Demetrious Johnson Rolls On

    How odd it must feel for Demetrious Johnson to be a master of something so many people actively want to ignore. Johnson presented a clinic on the art of being Demetrious Johnson on Saturday at UFC 186 ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 days ago 16,587 reads 82 comments

  3. UFC 186: On the Curious Juxtaposition of Rampage Jackson and Demetrious Johnson

    It’s fairly common in combat sports for people to say they don’t believe in luck. Perhaps we have Dan Gable to thank for this...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 days ago 4,590 reads 32 comments

  4. UFC 186 Bold Predictions: Can Mighty Mouse and Rampage Jackson Save Saturday?

    We haven’t even seen the fights yet, and UFC 186 is already among the UFC’s wildest events of the year. What was originally meant to be a championship doubleheader is now reduced to one...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 days ago 13,397 reads 38 comments

  5. Johnson vs. Horiguchi: A Complete Guide to UFC 186

    There's no nice way to say this, so I'm going to just come out with it: UFC 186 is not the UFC's best pay-per-view offering...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 days ago 12,990 reads 45 comments

  6. Is Being 'Very Good' Good Enough for Once-Great Lyoto Machida?

    If nothing else, Saturday night’s loss to Luke Rockhold at UFC on Fox 15 signaled another sharp downturn for Lyoto Machida . During the first one minute, 15 seconds of their main event fight, we got to see Machida at his best...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 days ago 12,641 reads 50 comments

  7. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: The Best and Worst of UFC on Fox 15

    UFC on Fox 15, a card that lived up to every bit of its promise, was all about renewal. From time to time the combat sports world must refresh itself with young challengers emerging from the battered remains of their predecessors...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 days ago 16,098 reads 71 comments

  8. UFC on Fox 15: Luke Rockhold's Breakout Performance Breaks Lyoto Machida

    Luke Rockhold’s incremental climb to top contender status ended in an all-out blitz at UFC on Fox 15...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 10 days ago 29,186 reads 102 comments

  9. UFC on Fox 15: Paige VanZant Makes the Most of Her Time in Prime Time

    We said—and I include myself here — that she didn't deserve the things she was getting. We said she received too much, too soon. She landed an exclusive Reebok deal before the champion in her division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 days ago 25,531 reads 92 comments

  10. Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold: A Fun, Necessary Fight That's Too Close to Call

    Perhaps the biggest and best compliment we can pay Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold is that it feels completely necessary. In an MMA world now defined by dilution and excess, this is one we must absolutely have...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 12 days ago 9,854 reads 38 comments

  11. Bold Predictions for UFC on Fox 15: Machida, Rockhold or Jacare? Who's No. 1?

    Even as it limps down the home stretch, UFC on Fox 15 remains the best MMA card of the month. Yoel Romero is out, owing to a knee injury , but the UFC's second foray of the year into network television still promises to be a rollicking good time...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 12 days ago 16,852 reads 46 comments

  12. Bellator's Signing of Phil Davis Could Be Far More Important Than We Realize

    The news that Phil Davis has agreed to a multiyear deal with Bellator should not come as a surprise to anyone...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 13 days ago 33,450 reads 117 comments

  13. UFC on Fox 15: In Yoel Romero's Injury, Another Delay Jacare Souza Can't Afford

    The sudden withdrawal of Yoel Romero from UFC on Fox 15 leaves a hole that just can’t be filled. Anybody who has seen the hulking Olympic wrestler compete, or even just walk into a room, can tell you that...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 14 days ago 9,433 reads 21 comments

  14. UFC on Fox 15: VanZant vs. Herrig Could Determine Next Title Challenger

    Saturday's UFC on Fox event from New Jersey is a breath of fresh air. It is a beacon shining in the night, smack dab in the middle of a mostly dreadful Fight Pass card and UFC 186, ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 15 days ago 7,982 reads 31 comments

  15. What We Learned, Loved and Hated from Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 Fight Card

    When the UFC debuts in a new market, it is usually a cause for celebration. Fans thirsty for the world's biggest fight promotion are finally satiated...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 17 days ago 19,412 reads 52 comments

  16. UFC Fight Night 64: Mirko Cro Cop, Gabriel Gonzaga and the Rise of Throwback MMA

    We’ve seen the future of MMA —and the future is the past. Naturally, Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar are to blame for this...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 19 days ago 16,324 reads 48 comments

  17. The 10 Best and Worst Moments of Mirko Cro Cop's Career

    On Saturday, legendary Croatian striker Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic returns to the Octagon for the first time since 2011. He is 40 years old and has been fighting since 2001. Over the past few years, he became an afterthought...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 19 days ago 5,992 reads 17 comments

  18. UFC 186: Reading Between the Lines in Rampage Jackson's Legal Tiff with Bellator

    Quinton “Rampage” Jackson had his own little media day Tuesday, and it went exactly like you would expect: There were contentious allegations made, gloriously glaring ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 20 days ago 11,189 reads 17 comments

  19. The Question: Should Zuffa Cancel Depleted UFC 186 Card?

    UFC 186, the latest in a string of utterly cursed fight cards, took another hit on Tuesday morning when a New Jersey judge granted an injunction to Bellator that will prevent Quinton ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 21 days ago 39,452 reads 164 comments

  20. Al Iaquinta's UFC Outburst Puts 'No Such Thing as Bad Publicity' Cliche to Test

    It’s possible this could turn out to be the best thing ever to happen to Al Iaquinta. Or maybe the worst. In this business, sometimes it’s hard to tell...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 22 days ago 15,520 reads 105 comments

  21. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: Best and Worst from UFC Fight Night 63

    On a normal fight night I tend to wake up, look at the clock and dread the 14 listless hours I know I'll spend waiting for the fights to finally begin...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 23 days ago 21,840 reads 77 comments

  22. Chad Mendes Is Still the UFC's 2nd-Best Featherweight; Is That a Problem?

    We need to talk about Chad Mendes . Mendes rolled over Ricardo Lamas via first-round TKO Saturday afternoon at UFC Fight Night 63, efficiently reaffirming his status as the second-best ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 24 days ago 21,359 reads 115 comments

  23. UFC's Featherweight Division in Flux After Mendes KO's Lamas

    They say there is an unwritten rule that fighters who have lost two title shots to the same champion don't get a third chance. And perhaps it's a good thing, for the most part...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 24 days ago 13,327 reads 94 comments

  24. Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas Fight to Stay in Fluid Featherweight Title Hunt

    Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas haven’t enjoyed much promotional buildup in advance of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 63...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 26 days ago 2,608 reads 6 comments

  25. 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 27 days ago 9,324 reads 58 comments