1. UFC 187 Preview: Which Vitor Belfort Will Show Up to Fight Chris Weidman?

    There is perhaps no fighter in MMA who has undergone quite as many physical and emotional transformations as Vitor Belfort ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 15,022 reads 118 comments

  2. UFC Fight Night 66: Frankie Edgar Is Still Championship-Material at Any Weight

    Frankie Edgar refuses to fade quietly into the background. In fact, after all these years, the 33-year-old former lightweight champion refuses to go pretty much anywhere but ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 22,062 reads 88 comments

  3. NAC's New PED Punishments Perfect, but Marijuana Rules Are Ridiculous

    The sweeping changes instituted by the Nevada Athletic Commission during a Friday meeting will forever alter the way it punishes users of performance-enhancing drugs. It has been a long time coming...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 32,755 reads 218 comments

  4. Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Edgar Is Still a Solid, If Not Quite Super, UFC Fight

    It’s tough to imagine a main event fight that more completely embodies the current state of the UFC than Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 7,539 reads 47 comments

  5. Despite Fake-Tan Flap, Sam Alvey Could Still Have 'It' in UFC Middleweight Class

    If Sam Alvey landed in hot water last weekend at UFC Fight Night 65, at least it was in the most Sam Alvey way possible...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 8,823 reads 42 comments

  6. There Is Only One Ronda Rousey

    Ronda Rousey , the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star, is once again leading headlines. And rightly so. This time, it's twofold. She's on the cover of Sports Illustrated , which is still a big thing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 13,094 reads 109 comments

  7. Stipe Miocic: Heavyweight Division's Most Likable Dude Closes in on a Title Shot

    Here’s Stipe Miocic ’s Australia experience in a nutshell. Miocic whipped Mark Hunt about as badly as anybody ever has for 23 minutes on Saturday night, forcing a fifth-round TKO stoppage in the main event of UFC Fight Night 65...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 14,392 reads 66 comments

  8. UFC: The State of the Heavyweight Division

    There's no gentle way to put it: The UFC's heavyweight division is old. Like, really old. The average age of the current Top Five heavyweights, per the latest set of UFC rankings ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 23,169 reads 75 comments

  9. As Gripes over UFC Outfitting Deal Pile Up, Will Backlash Be More Than Words?

    The MMA world got its first real look this week at how a new, exclusive outfitting deal between Reebok and the UFC might affect the sport’s athletes. Thus far, it has been met with fairly unprecedented internal backlash...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 25,748 reads 46 comments

  10. RFA vs. Legacy FC Showdown: Exclusive Video Primer for Upcoming Fight Card

    Co-promotion works. For MMA fans, that might feel like a bold statement. After all, for years the UFC has eschewed it, preferring instead to establish themselves as the dominant player in the market and force fighters to come to them...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 3,637 reads 1 comments

  11. Will MMA Ever Have Its Own Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao?

    The most striking thing about the hysteria surrounding Floyd Mayweather ’s fight against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night was the hunger it revealed. People—millions of them, it seems—were starving for some boxing...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 15,137 reads 220 comments

  12. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Backlash Is Not a Win for the UFC

    When all is said and done, Saturday night's boxing megafight between Floyd Mayeather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will go down as not just the richest combat sports event in history, but one of the most lucrative sporting events to ever take place...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 92,509 reads 401 comments

  13. The Question: What Should Happen with Jon Jones When He Returns to the UFC?

    The news cycle for Jon Jones is slowly going dark, at least until his legal process plays out in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We don't know what he's facing there, and we don't know if he'll serve any sort of prison time...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 39,607 reads 206 comments

  14. Imagining the UFC Light Heavyweight Division Without Jon Jones

    This is a story we didn ’t think we’d need for another decade or so. As of last Friday, Jon Jones ’ place atop the UFC light heavyweight division seemed as secure as any in the MMA universe...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 19,564 reads 94 comments

  15. Jon Jones: Stripped and Suspended, Can the UFC's Best Finally Right the Ship?

    In retrospect, perhaps Jon Jones ’ dominance over the UFC light heavyweight division was always going to end this way. It had become increasingly clear that the fight company’s other 205-pounders couldn’t unseat him...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 33,417 reads 124 comments

  16. The Question: How Should the UFC Handle the Jon Jones Problem?

    Unless you've been living under a rock the past two days, you know all about the current situation surrounding UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 41,379 reads 296 comments

  17. UFC 186 Results: The Great and Forgettable Reign of Demetrious Johnson Rolls On

    How odd it must feel for Demetrious Johnson to be a master of something so many people actively want to ignore. Johnson presented a clinic on the art of being Demetrious Johnson on Saturday at UFC 186 ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 19,457 reads 85 comments

  18. UFC 186: On the Curious Juxtaposition of Rampage Jackson and Demetrious Johnson

    It’s fairly common in combat sports for people to say they don’t believe in luck. Perhaps we have Dan Gable to thank for this...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 6,678 reads 36 comments

  19. UFC 186 Bold Predictions: Can Mighty Mouse and Rampage Jackson Save Saturday?

    We haven’t even seen the fights yet, and UFC 186 is already among the UFC’s wildest events of the year. What was originally meant to be a championship doubleheader is now reduced to one...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 14,272 reads 39 comments

  20. Johnson vs. Horiguchi: A Complete Guide to UFC 186

    There's no nice way to say this, so I'm going to just come out with it: UFC 186 is not the UFC's best pay-per-view offering...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 13,354 reads 45 comments

  21. Is Being 'Very Good' Good Enough for Once-Great Lyoto Machida?

    If nothing else, Saturday night’s loss to Luke Rockhold at UFC on Fox 15 signaled another sharp downturn for Lyoto Machida . During the first one minute, 15 seconds of their main event fight, we got to see Machida at his best...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 14,623 reads 51 comments

  22. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: The Best and Worst of UFC on Fox 15

    UFC on Fox 15, a card that lived up to every bit of its promise, was all about renewal. From time to time the combat sports world must refresh itself with young challengers emerging from the battered remains of their predecessors...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 16,439 reads 71 comments

  23. UFC on Fox 15: Luke Rockhold's Breakout Performance Breaks Lyoto Machida

    Luke Rockhold’s incremental climb to top contender status ended in an all-out blitz at UFC on Fox 15...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 29,835 reads 103 comments

  24. UFC on Fox 15: Paige VanZant Makes the Most of Her Time in Prime Time

    We said—and I include myself here — that she didn't deserve the things she was getting. We said she received too much, too soon. She landed an exclusive Reebok deal before the champion in her division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 26,078 reads 96 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 10,038 reads 41 comments