1. Donald Cerrone's Stay-Busy Strategy Continues to Pay Off, but for How Long?

    Donald Cerrone closed out his UFC 178 weekend on a fairly cryptic note. After a days-long extravaganza of wakeboarding , leg-kicking and rib-splitting, Cerrone notched ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 16,749 reads 44 comments

  2. Cat Zingano, Not Gina Carano Was Ronda Rousey's UFC 182 Destiny All Along

    Three days removed from UFC 178 , it feels as though Cat Zingano ’s come-from-behind win over Amanda Nunes has been overshadowed by arguably bigger news. Maybe that’s to be expected...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 17,984 reads 42 comments

  3. UFC 178 Notebook: The Irish Invade Las Vegas

    They came from Ireland, and they took over the MGM Grand. They began arriving in droves on Thursday. That was the moment the MGM slowly, methodically morphed from a ghost town into Dublin, America...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 3,693 reads 17 comments

  4. Too Soon: Why the Time Isn't Quite Right for UFC 178 Star Conor McGregor

    Conor McGregor , the loquacious 26-year-old Irishman with a silver tongue, golden fists and cash-green dreams, had less than two minutes to style on poor Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 26,582 reads 115 comments

  5. As Donald Cerrone Outguns Him, Eddie Alvarez Reminds Us UFC Debuts Ain't Easy

    It took approximately 10 seconds for the doubts to start creeping in. As soon as referee John McCarthy said the words and Eddie Alvarez bounded out to the center of the cage to ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 10,325 reads 26 comments

  6. Stool Gate: 'Old Dirty Trick' Saves Yoel Romero from Tim Kennedy at UFC 178

    When there's 10 seconds left between rounds, it's the referee's job to let the fighters' corners know and to start the athletes on the path back into the cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 25,952 reads 129 comments

  7. Demetrious Johnson Is the UFC's Most Dominant Champion and No One Cares

    There was a weird vibe in Las Vegas as Demetrious Johnson ( 21–2–1) , the UFC's most dominant champion, made his way to the Octagon to defend his flyweight championship...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 13,462 reads 107 comments

  8. Demetrious Johnson Faces No-Win Situation in UFC 178 Main Event

    Demetrious Johnson takes another one for the team Saturday night. Since becoming the UFC’s inaugural flyweight champion two years ago, Johnson has been nothing short of a workhorse for the world’s largest MMA company...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 10,109 reads 21 comments

  9. UFC 178: Cerrone vs. Alvarez Winner Should Get Next Lightweight Title Shot

    Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez are going to get in the Octagon on Saturday night. They’re going to fight. It is probably going to be awesome...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 4,917 reads 27 comments

  10. Return of the King: Can Former UFC Champ Dominick Cruz Reclaim His Throne?

    It seems ridiculous considering his placement on this weekend's UFC 178 preliminaries, but, believe it or not, bantamweight Dominick Cruz was once one of the most dominant champions in UFC history...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 8,302 reads 19 comments

  11. Conor McGregor: From Football to Fighting, Comfortable in the Uncomfortable

    Growing up in Dublin, Conor McGregor was just like every other Irish boy. Which is to say, McGregor grew up with dreams of playing football...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 17,044 reads 57 comments

  12. Yoel Romero Gets Chance to Shine at UFC 178, but Is Smart Money on Tim Kennedy?

    Yoel Romero spent much of the last 18 months establishing himself as the UFC middleweight division’s most wonderfully weird newcomer...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 7,133 reads 27 comments

  13. Eddie Alvarez Faces Instant Must-Win in UFC 178 Debut Against Donald Cerrone

    UFC 178 was a long time coming for Eddie Alvarez . It took nearly two years of legal wrangling , followed by wholesale regime change to disentangle the Bellator lightweight champion from his previous place of work...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 8,112 reads 12 comments

  14. Mark Hunt Deserves a Title Shot Against UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez

    There's something so cool about UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt (10-8-1)—entrancing even. He's a human paradox, a man whose very existence defies the carefully crafted rules that govern the world of combat sports...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 19,592 reads 98 comments

  15. UFC 178 Is a Great Fight Card, It Just Lacks a Proper Main Event

    If you follow me on Twitter —and let's be honest with each other, you have no reason not to—you've no doubt seen me trumpeting my excitement for Saturday's UFC 178 card...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 15,365 reads 54 comments

  16. Jon Jones in 2015: Prognosticating the UFC Champ's Upcoming Schedule

    Chances are, Jon Jones will never have another 2011. To say that year was a good one for the UFC light heavyweight champion is a drastic understatement...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 15,363 reads 21 comments

  17. Wanderlei Silva's Camp Files Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss Case

    Veteran mixed martial arts fighter Wanderlei Silva has filed a reply in support of motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction in the case brought against him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 6,215 reads 10 comments

  18. The 10 Greatest Feuds in UFC and MMA History

    For some people MMA competition is enough. Two tough guys, one cage, something has to give. But for many, dare I suggest most, simply inserting two people into the UFC Octagon is not, in and of itself, particularly compelling...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 38,548 reads 46 comments

  19. Johny Hendricks Is Finally Healthy, Ready to Talk Robbie Lawler, Ben Askren, GSP

    As we speak, Johny Hendricks is about a month into his fight camp. Never mind that the UFC welterweight champion doesn ’t yet officially have an opponent for the first defense of his title...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 17,444 reads 43 comments

  20. 5 TUF 20 Cast Members with the Inside Track to Be Champion

    The Ultimate Fighter 20 debuted last week to rave reviews and not-so-great television ratings. But regardless of the show's ability to capture fan imagination—it has grown ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 8,500 reads 32 comments

  21. By Getting Under Ronda Rousey's Skin, Bethe Correia Is Already a Winner

    Some very big doors may be about to open for Bethe Correia . If they do, it will happen because—and only because—she had the foresight and fortitude to kick them down on her own...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 22,208 reads 46 comments

  22. What's Next for Anderson Silva After He Beats Nick Diaz?

    The biggest fight of 2015, on nearly every kind of scale one imagines, is probably Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier . After that, it's Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz . It wasn't always this way, of course...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 41,771 reads 164 comments

  23. Andrei Arlovski Returns to Prominence as Possible UFC Heavyweight Contender

    Andrei Arlovksi , world heavyweight title contender? This seemed a ludicrous idea in March 2013, when Arlovski lost to former welterweight and future light heavyweight Anthony Johnson...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 21,315 reads 68 comments

  24. When Risks Outweigh Rewards, Fighters and Fans Face Uncertain Futures

    I’d like to think a guy like Krzysztof Soszynski would be set for life. A veteran of nearly 40 fights, Soszynski spent more than eight years in the trenches of professional MMA ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 19,448 reads 31 comments

  25. Dana White vs. Ben Askren Isn't Good for Anyone

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Dana White doesn't like somebody, and he doesn't mind telling anyone who will listen exactly what he thinks. It's that trait that made White one of the biggest stars in the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 21,198 reads 92 comments