1. Cain Velasquez vs. Jon Jones in 2014? Don't Hold Your Breath

    Two years ago, the thinking went a little something like this: Jon Jones was so good, and so young, that it was only a matter of time before he'd clean out the UFC's light heavyweight division and move up to challenge the biggest men in the sport...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 20,703 reads 109 comments

  2. Chris Weidman Taking Access to the Next Level with Latest Project

    Chris Weidman will forever be known for what he accomplished on July 6 at UFC 162 in Las Vegas. With the MMA world locked in on his fight with middleweight king Anderson ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 8,306 reads 16 comments

  3. The Beat Goes on for Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran

    Pat Curran is a work-in-progress. While that may sound strange since the Bellator featherweight champion has been on a dominant run, winning all six of his showings since committing ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 6,108 reads 11 comments

  4. The Buzz List: The 5 Hottest, Most Controversial MMA Topics for 10/21-10/27

    Welcome to The Buzz List. First, an introduction (in case you missed the last edition): What you'll find in the following slides is not anything resembling fighter rankings. We've got plenty of those already...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 21,489 reads 38 comments

  5. Post War: Gilbert Melendez Eyes Title Shot After UFC 166 Classic

    Fifteen minutes of hell. That is what Gilbert Melendez planned to bring to Diego Sanchez when the two men squared off last Saturday night at UFC 166 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 9,032 reads 26 comments

  6. UFC Fight Night 30: Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz Betting Odds & Predictions

    With one of the greatest events in mixed martial arts history in the books, it's time to turn our gaze towards Manchester and this Saturday's " UFC Fight Night 30 : Machida vs. Munoz" fight card...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 16,471 reads 28 comments

  7. Cain Velasquez: What 2014 Could Have in Store for the Heavyweight Champion

    It's safe to say that few people would dispute that Cain Velasquez is the best heavyweight in the world. Not after his UFC 166 performance against Junior dos Santos, anyway...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 37,718 reads 73 comments

  8. UFC 166 Notebook: A Night of Enduring Human Spirit

    HOUSTON — There was a moment, at some point during the fourth round of the UFC 166 main event between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, when I noticed that my internal monologue had changed tone in a drastic way...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 11,094 reads 9 comments

  9. UFC 166: Cain Velasquez Wrecks Junior dos Santos, Can Anyone Stop the Champion?

    Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos will go down in UFC history as the great heavyweight trilogy that wasn't. Dos Santos took the first fight in just over a minute when Cain was seriously injured...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 49,491 reads 318 comments

  10. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 166

    The rivalry between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos has become one of the best in the history of the UFC. In their two previous meetings, each man has been able to settle the other with his dominant strength...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 26,236 reads 31 comments

  11. UFC 166 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Card

    Turnover at the top of mixed martial arts makes for a dynamic main event scene. Most fighters' time at the peak of the sport is so short that fresh and interesting matchups are always being produced...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 88,377 reads 139 comments

  12. Anthony Pettis Says Henderson Beat Melendez, Makes UFC 166 Prediction

    HOUSTON — The requirements of a UFC champion has added many a burden to the life of Anthony Pettis . Pettis , who won the title from Benson Henderson at UFC 163, meets me in the lobby of my downtown Houston hotel on Friday morning...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 10,893 reads 22 comments

  13. UFC 166: Sarah Kaufman and the Women's MMA Changing of the Guard

    It was less a scream and more a wail—Banshee-like, plaintive and haunting. Roxanne Modafferi , beloved by MMA nerds around the world, had just fallen short against Jessica Rakoczy on The Ultimate Fighter ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 10,624 reads 17 comments

  14. Gilbert Melendez Discusses Henderson Fight and War with Diego Sanchez

    HOUSTON—Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez came within one judge's decision of becoming the UFC lightweight champion when he faced former champion Benson Henderson earlier this year...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 3,745 reads 12 comments

  15. UFC 166: An Atypical Pre-Fight Interview with UFC Heavyweight Roy Nelson

    Roy Nelson is truly in a league of his own. The iron-chinned heavyweight with cinder blocks for hands has been a staple at the highest level of the sport for the better part ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 9,670 reads 20 comments

  16. UFC's Million-Dollar Friendship: Heavyweights Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez

    The trash talk flows easily when two of the best mixed martial artists on the planet square off. Punches will soon be flying too, but first the words come at a frenetic pace...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 43,705 reads 54 comments

  17. Dropping Knowledge: Kenny Florian Gives His Breakdown of UFC 166

    The team of analysts for the UFC on Fox Sports 1 and Fox broadcasts have been providing the most in-depth coverage mixed martial arts has seen in its 20 years of existence...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 6,077 reads 9 comments

  18. UFC 166 Video: The Biggest Locks from Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3

    So you're the gambling type? You want to know who the biggest lock is on Saturday's UFC 166 event? You want to know the can't-miss pick so you can impress your friends? We're here to help...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 10,068 reads 12 comments

  19. Daniel Cormier, Roy Nelson Move Past Beardgate and on to UFC 166

    HOUSTON — It was a curious thing. Daniel Cormier , so often viewed as someone who doesn't cause controversy or stir up trouble, surprised plenty of folks last month when ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 5,321 reads 13 comments

  20. Roy Nelson Will Not Have to Shave His Beard for Fight with Daniel Cormier

    It appears Roy Nelson has already defeated Daniel Cormier in one aspect of their upcoming grudge match at UFC 166 , as his signature beard will be in full effect this Saturday night in Houston...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 9,529 reads 32 comments

  21. UFC 166: Cain Velasquez vs. JDS and the Mt. Rushmore of the Heavyweight Division

    It didn't take long for the original owners of the UFC to realize that their growing sport needed a complete paradigm shift in order to make it as a long-term enterprise...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 30,558 reads 216 comments

  22. The Odyssey of Daniel Cormier Continues at UFC 166

    Greatness isn't a goal easily achieved, and for those who chase it, failure is not an acceptable option. While setbacks and sacrifices are interwoven on the path and a necessary ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 9,480 reads 13 comments

  23. UFC 166: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos 3 Betting Odds and Predictions

    First, our usual opening disclaimer: Gambling on mixed martial arts, like anything else in life, is about assuming risks. But we have the ability to negate those risks, or at least minimize them, by carefully selecting our plays...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 18,137 reads 37 comments

  24. Glory 11 Diary, Day 2: The Crowning of a New Heavyweight King

    CHICAGO -- More than anything, the two things I will remember from this night were the liver kick and the left hook. If you watched Glory 11 on Spike TV, you know the liver kick...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 12,409 reads 12 comments

  25. UFC 166: The Joy and Pain of Junior dos Santos' Journey

    There is perhaps no more noticeable smile in all of mixed martial arts than the one that belongs to Junior dos Santos...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 13,875 reads 16 comments