1. 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 1 day ago 7,491 reads 37 comments

  2. 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 2 days ago 14,502 reads 45 comments

  3. 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 3 days ago 28,236 reads 116 comments

  4. 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 4 days ago 8,385 reads 20 comments

  5. 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 5 days ago 7,189 reads 30 comments

  6. 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 7 days ago 19,077 reads 51 comments

  7. 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 9 days ago 15,213 reads 48 comments

  8. 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 9 days ago 5,947 reads 17 comments

  9. 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 10 days ago 10,837 reads 17 comments

  10. 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 11 days ago 38,033 reads 164 comments

  11. 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 12 days ago 15,272 reads 105 comments

  12. 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 13 days ago 21,740 reads 77 comments

  13. 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 14 days ago 21,258 reads 115 comments

  14. 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 14 days ago 13,262 reads 94 comments

  15. 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 16 days ago 2,568 reads 6 comments

  16. 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 17 days ago 8,906 reads 58 comments

  17. Will Conor McGregor's Antics Bring Out the Best or Worst in Jose Aldo?

    UFC 189 ’s promotional “world tour” wrapped up in Dublin on Tuesday, with Jose Aldo , Conor McGregor and the excitement for their featherweight title fight all still alive and well...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 18 days ago 22,408 reads 175 comments

  18. Ronda Rousey's WWE Run Cements Her as Biggest Star in UFC History

    If there were any doubts that Ronda Jean Rousey is the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star (and perhaps its biggest-ever star), those notions were dispelled on Sunday...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 18 days ago 127,871 reads 188 comments

  19. After Younger Brother's Abduction and Murder, L.C. Davis Keeps Grinding

    On October 24, 2013, Ryan Cobbins left his home and headed toward the barbershop he'd been going to for well over two years, on 39th Street and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City. He had an 11 a...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 24 days ago 17,335 reads 15 comments

  20. Brock Lesnar's Final Exit Leaves UFC Fans with Unanswerable Questions

    It’s a testament to Brock Lesnar ’s greatness that anybody even still wanted the guy. That’s not an insult; it’s a compliment...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 24 days ago 17,400 reads 41 comments

  21. UFC 189: The Aldo/McGregor World Tour Parades Through Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Out near the edges of Las Vegas sits Red Rock Resort and Casino, the sprawling, gleaming centerpiece of the Fertitta family's locals-centric casino empire...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 24 days ago 5,220 reads 58 comments

  22. The Question: How Will MMA Remember WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar?

    After years of speculation, Brock Lesnar finally put MMA fans hoping for his return out of their misery. There will be no second act for Lesnar, at least not in the cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 24 days ago 17,486 reads 119 comments

  23. Buckle Up, UFC Fans: The Next Few Months Will Be a Wild (or Wearisome?) Ride

    Got plans for Saturday night, UFC fans? No? You better make some. After this weekend, you aren ’t going to have much free time until—oh—October or so...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 25 days ago 16,592 reads 30 comments

  24. McGregor Expects Aldo Bout to Compete with Mayweather/Pacquiao PPV Numbers

    LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor is not a man known for his subdued nature. McGregor is brash, from his newfound taste for expensively tailored suits to the over-the-top ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 26 days ago 32,381 reads 161 comments

  25. Josh Koscheck Earns Respect with Decade of UFC Competition

    Many words have been written about Josh Koscheck since Saturday's loss to Erick Silva. Many more will be written in the coming days. There is something about nostalgia that tugs at the heartstrings...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 26 days ago 20,783 reads 94 comments