1. Chael Sonnen Will Continue to Get Title Shots, and Here's Why

    It is a familiar refrain: Chael Sonnen , coming off a loss, finds himself in position for a title shot. It happened in 2013...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 34,337 reads 189 comments

  2. Vitor Belfort's Long, Strange UFC Trip Is About to Take Its Weirdest Turn Yet

    We know now that Vitor Belfort was being too modest back in September of 2012, when he unwittingly dubbed himself the “Young Dinosaur” during an interview with MMAFighting ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 21,399 reads 58 comments

  3. Wanderlei Silva Torpedoes Career with Nevada Licensing Controversy

    There was a time when Wanderlei Silva was the most feared man in mixed martial arts. He had a terrifying visage. Before every fight in PRIDE, Silva would stand across the ring and glare a hole through his opponent...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 49,518 reads 90 comments

  4. Daniel Cormier Has Nothing Left to Prove After UFC 173 Win, Bring on Jon Jones

    It appears even Daniel Cormier knows his upcoming fight against light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is going to be something special...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 17,761 reads 165 comments

  5. Renan Barao Doesn't Deserve Immediate Rematch with T.J. Dillashaw

    T.J. Dillashaw ’s championship win over Renan Barao at UFC 173 created all sorts of interesting subplots around the UFC bantamweight championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 17,385 reads 83 comments

  6. TJ Dillashaw Puts in Star-Making Performance at UFC 173

    TJ Dillashaw spent much of the last week brimming with a quiet confidence. The UFC bantamweight title challenger was a massive underdog to champion Renan Barao, but you’d never glimpse those long odds on his face...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 14,751 reads 41 comments

  7. Is Being the UFC's Toughest Bantamweight Enough to Make Renan Barao a PPV Draw?

    Saturday night marks the first time the UFC bantamweight championship will headline a pay-per-view event without the presence of Urijah Faber...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 5,816 reads 69 comments

  8. UFC 173: Fight Week with TJ Dillashaw

    LAS VEGAS — TJ Dillashaw will face the biggest challenge of his life Saturday night. The Team Alpha Male fighter steps into the Octagon at UFC 173 to face Renan Barao for the UFC bantamweight championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 14,050 reads 28 comments

  9. Dan Henderson and Long Wait Still Stand Between Daniel Cormier and Title Shot

    Since before he even arrived in the UFC, we’ve been spinning intricate yarns about the future of Daniel Cormier ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 11,126 reads 51 comments

  10. Rampage Jackson Solidifies His Place as Bellator's Biggest Star, but Now What?

    Being in the Quinton “Rampage” Jackson business has never been easy. So far, Bellator MMA appears to be full-fistedly embracing Jackson as its biggest star, what ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 27,800 reads 31 comments

  11. Bjorn Rebney Should Focus on Bellator, Not Dana White and the UFC

    In the old days, back when he was trying to carve a place for his new mixed martial arts promotion, Bjorn Rebney refused to say a bad word about the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 20,569 reads 73 comments

  12. Bellator MMA's 1st PPV Hits All the Wrong Notes, in Exactly the Right Way

    Every now and then, it’s more important to be interesting than good. Bellator MMA may have pulled off one of those nights Saturday, as the unexpected plot twists of the ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 63,463 reads 94 comments

  13. Jon Jones Going Full Mayweather Would Be a Massive Boost for His Career

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is one of the most controversial fighters in mixed martial arts. He is a study in contrasts. He often appears humble and respectful...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 29,153 reads 81 comments

  14. Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres Announcement Leaves Fans Scratching Their Heads

    Urijah Faber is one of the UFC’s more popular fighters. He’s a pioneer in the lower weight divisions...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 24,293 reads 80 comments

  15. Bellator MMA Faces Defining Choice: To Be or Not to Be (On Pay-Per-View)

    After two hearty swings, Bellator MMA will finally split the pay-per-view pinata on Saturday night, though most observers predict only sorrow and red ink will tumble out...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 17,977 reads 62 comments

  16. UFC Making Correct Decision in Hard-Line Stance with Diaz Brothers

    The Diaz brothers, long a thorn in UFC president Dana White ’s side, may finally be riding off into the sunset — for good this time. And if you ask me, that’s OK...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 34,491 reads 133 comments

  17. UFC PPV Numbers Show Company Struggling to Adjust to Life Without GSP, Silva

    Here’s a fun fact, or perhaps a sobering one: If the estimated numbers are to be believed, Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva accounted for more than half of the UFC’s total pay-per-view buys during 2013...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 40,489 reads 105 comments

  18. Matt Brown Adds Epic Chapter to Cinderella Story with Win over Erick Silva

    Matt Brown played the underdog to the end. In the immediate aftermath of his epic third-round technical knockout victory over Erick Silva on Saturday, Brown stood in the cage in a ball cap and black T-shirt, looking not too much worse for wear...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 13,797 reads 58 comments

  19. Fabio Maldonado vs. Stipe Miocic Shows Shallow State of UFC Heavyweight Division

    In and of itself, it was not especially remarkable this week when Fabio Maldonado agreed to step up in weight to fight Stipe Miocic on 25 days' notice. Desperate times, and all that...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 16,578 reads 53 comments

  20. Anderson Silva Cleared to Train, but Which Version of the GOAT Is Coming Back?

    If it’s merely a formality, it feels like an important one. We’ ve known all along Anderson Silva was working his way back to the cage—we had the grainy, Loch ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 19,186 reads 81 comments

  21. After Palhares Bows Out, Can WSOF Stop Fighters from Treating It as a Pit Stop?

    You couldn ’t blame World Series of Fighting if it felt a little beat up right now. Frustrations appeared to be on the rise at the upstart MMA promotion last week, after ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 10,354 reads 18 comments

  22. Miesha Tate Feels Inevitable Rousey vs. Carano Fight Is a Joke, and She's Right

    The idea of Gina Carano returning from Hollywood to take on Ronda Rousey for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship is no longer in the realm of fantasy. Instead, it is reality in progress...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 27,277 reads 112 comments

  23. Jon Jones: The Path to Breaking Anderson Silva's Title Defense Record

    Even if you don’t consider Jon Jones the greatest light heavyweight of all time, you must admit he’s getting close. Since winning the championship from Mauricio Rua in 2011, Jones has defended the championship seven times...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 29,423 reads 203 comments

  24. Vitor Belfort's Mysterious Drug Test May Be About to Get a Lot More 'Relevant'

    For approximately the 1 millionth time during his run as MMA ’s most scrutinized fighter, Vitor Belfort wants us all to know everything is cool with him...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 21,170 reads 64 comments

  25. Conor McGregor Should Focus Less on Talking and More on Fighting Cole Miller

    Conor McGregor is nearing a return to the Octagon. It is a tangible thing; even though McGregor won’t yet step in the cage for over two months, we can already feel ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 10,737 reads 47 comments