1. Haters Be Damned: It's Time for Jon Jones to Stop Being Polite, Start Being Real

    It’s strange to think there’s a fight Jon Jones can’t win. Because of his transcendent talent, we have a tendency to talk about Jones only in superlatives...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 25,228 reads 164 comments

  2. Chasing Down a Strawweight Dream

    LAS VEGAS — "When we call your name, come out to the center of the mat. If you catch a submission, let go. You know you got it, they know you got it, we know you got it. So just let it go and move on...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 10,388 reads 16 comments

  3. The Vitor Belfort TRT Mystery Deepens, and Nobody Knows Why

    Here’s a question for you: Does anybody know what is happening with Vitor Belfort ? It has been two months since the Nevada Athletic Commission voted to ban exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 11,841 reads 38 comments

  4. UFC 172 Results: Jon Jones Keeps the Art in Mixed Martial Arts

    The look on Glover Teixeira's face toward the end of his five-round fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones told the story of the fight. There was exhaustion. Amazement too...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 33,180 reads 150 comments

  5. Jon Jones Breezes by Glover Teixeira, Sets LHW Class Up for Another Banner Year

    Jon Jones admitted he went off-script against Glover Teixeira on Saturday at UFC 172 . Not that you’d know it from the results...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 58,086 reads 120 comments

  6. UFC 172 Results: Anthony Johnson Instantly Becomes Light Heavyweight Contender

    Don’t look now, but the UFC’s light heavyweight division is in upheaval. Not at the top, of course. Jon Jones did what we all expected him to do in easily beating Glover Teixeira in the main event at UFC 172 to retain his championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 57,072 reads 70 comments

  7. UFC 172 Is Not the Most Stacked Card Ever, but That's OK

    It's “ the most stacked card we’ve ever done .” It's “ crazy that Glover Teixeira is a 5-1 underdog ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 9,501 reads 71 comments

  8. UFC 172: Why Do Fans Continue to Hate the Great Jon Jones?

    It doesn't take long when you sit down for your first Jon Jones fight to realize he's a little bit different than your average UFC fighter...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 38,537 reads 477 comments

  9. UFC 172: The Inflation of Glover Teixeira into Jon Jones' 'Greatest Challenge'

    We’ve come to expect a certain amount of puffery in the fight game. With pay-per-views to be sold and arenas to fill up, you can’t blame an enterprising MMA promoter ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 15,495 reads 27 comments

  10. The Obsessions of Jon Jones

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It's 8:45 in the morning, and I'm standing in the lobby of the famed Jackson/Winkeljohn Mixed Martial Arts gym...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 120,102 reads 63 comments

  11. UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira Betting Odds and Predictions

    For the first time ever, the UFC will bring its traveling circus to Baltimore on Saturday night, and the best fighter in the world is coming along for the ride. Jon Jones has not competed since a narrow win over Alexander Gustafsson in September...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 12,935 reads 9 comments

  12. UFC Should Let Good Sense Prevail over Profit, Book Gina Carano vs. Miesha Tate

    Let’s all say it together: Ugh. Not to be the bearer of soul-crushing news, but the tea leaves indicate a long-rumored, much-decried fight between Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano may still be in the offing...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 34,649 reads 52 comments

  13. Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox and Her Slowly Fading 15 Minutes of Fame

    Fallon Fox's fifteen minutes of fame was inevitable the moment she got a phone call that changed everything. It should have been a time for celebration, a dinner to celebrate the launch of something new...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 98,513 reads 91 comments

  14. Khabib Nurmagomedov Is the New Name to Know in Stalled UFC Lightweight Division

    The last name is actually not that difficult if you just sound it out: Nurm -a-go-med-ov. Written out on paper (or in a headline), it looks like a handful, but after ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 8,932 reads 46 comments

  15. Phil Davis Puts Jon Jones on Blast, but Maintains Focus on Anthony Johnson

    Phil Davis has always been known as a quiet man. He is someone who goes in the cage to fight but keeps a low profile outside of it. He has never done much trash talking...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 27,761 reads 160 comments

  16. Watch Out Fabricio Werdum: UFC Champ Cain Velasquez Is No Travis Browne

    The new Fabricio Werdum truly emerged against Travis Browne in the third round of their title eliminator on Fox. In the classic Brazilian "butt scoot" position, Werdum challenged Browne to hit the mat and roll around with him a bit...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 35,504 reads 127 comments

  17. Travis Browne Not Quite Ready to Seize His Moment Against Fabricio Werdum

    Here’s the moment you knew for sure that Saturday night’s UFC heavyweight title eliminator wasn ’t going to end well for Travis Browne: It was midway through ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 16,783 reads 57 comments

  18. Fabricio Werdum's Transformation to Complete Fighter on Display Against Browne

    There was a time, and it was not all that long ago, that Fabricio Werdum was a one-dimensional fighter. Long considered one of the world’s best jiu-jitsu players, he was as dangerous on the ground as anyone in the world...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 10,568 reads 29 comments

  19. Travis Browne Could Breathe New Life into Rapidly Aging UFC Heavyweight Division

    It’s a sobering commentary on the UFC heavyweight division that Travis Browne is arguably its most intriguing young contender. This is by no means a critique of Browne...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 9,352 reads 36 comments

  20. UFC Stars Browne, Tate, Cerrone on Limiting Sparring Due to Head Injury Concern

    Concussions and brain injuries are hot topics in sports. Over the past five years, the National Football League has instituted new rules designed to minimize head injuries for its athletes...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 9,127 reads 12 comments

  21. Tim Kennedy's Win over Michael Bisping Should Do Wonders for His Career

    In January, I attended a gun show with Tim Kennedy . That morning, Kennedy had agreed to a new contract with the UFC. He'd also been given the fight he requested against Michael Bisping ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 12,971 reads 38 comments

  22. Michael Bisping Lets Tim Kennedy Wrestle Him into Decline at TUF: Nations Finale

    Michael Bisping put his gift for gamesmanship on full display leading up to his return fight against Tim Kennedy...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 16,511 reads 46 comments

  23. With Comeback Looming, Can Michael Bisping Still Be the Man We Love to Loathe?

    It’s been a minute since MMA fans have had the pleasure of Michael Bisping ’s company. The UFC’s original bad guy has been out of action for nearly a year recovering from a career-threatening eye injury ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 4,975 reads 20 comments

  24. UFC Does Right with Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis, but Gina Carano Still Lurks

    After weeks of hand wringing and head scratching over the identity of Ronda Rousey ’s next opponent, it turned out the answer was right under our noses all along...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 43,905 reads 79 comments

  25. Chael Sonnen Reflects on TUF Brazil Brawl with Wanderlei Silva

    "We all understand how these things go. The Ultimate Fighter has been around since 2004 or 2005. Nothing like this has ever happened. You have coaches pushing each other. But it's always verbal, and everyone understands the deal...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 46,089 reads 55 comments