1. Yoel Romero Could Be Man to Beat at Middleweight, If He Just Cuts Out the Crazy

    For Yoel Romero, perhaps the trick will be avoiding any further episodes of foot-in-mouth disease just long enough for him to fight for the middleweight title...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 20,662 reads 92 comments

  2. Somehow, Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock Pull Off Perfect End to Bellator's Circus

    It was either going to be quick, or it was going to be bad. Those were about the only two options Friday night, when Bellator MMA dusted off 51-year-old Ken Shamrock to ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 33,021 reads 34 comments

  3. Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor: Who Will Become the Wrestler?

    There has obviously been no end of name calling between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor during their lengthy, well-publicized feud over the UFC featherweight title...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 20,511 reads 133 comments

  4. Gilbert Melendez Faces Uphill (But Winnable) Battle After Cruel Split Decisions

    Nobody thought Gilbert Melendez would start his UFC career 1-3. The former Strikeforce lightweight champion had just been too good during a decade spent fighting elsewhere...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 9,545 reads 26 comments

  5. UFC Heavyweight History Shows It's Tough to Be Great When Chaos Reigns

    Since the beginning, the only real constants in the UFC heavyweight division have been disorder and delay. Even in a sport that so often thrives on chaos, the 265-pound class has always been an abject mess...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 10,248 reads 18 comments

  6. UFC 188: Cain Velasquez's Loss Puts Junior Dos Santos Back in the Catbird Seat

    While the loudest cheers no doubt came from Fabricio Werdum's corner, the new UFC heavyweight champion's extended entourage weren't the only interested parties watching his fight with longtime champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 188 closely...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 15,675 reads 82 comments

  7. UFC 188 Results: One-Eyed Eddie Alvarez Stifles Gilbert Melendez in Grudge Match

    In the end, there was just too much working against Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez for them to really do their yearslong rivalry justice. It might have been foolish for us to ever expect they could...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 18,778 reads 37 comments

  8. Once a Dream Fight, Melendez vs. Alvarez Still Worth the Price of Admission

    Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez both took the scenic route to the UFC. For better or worse, Alvarez and Melendez both spent the heart of their careers toiling in smaller organizations, ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 5,289 reads 8 comments

  9. Snakebitten Cain Velasquez Has Much to Prove in UFC 188

    In October 2013, UFC heavyweight Cain Velasquez dispatched his greatest rival with disturbing ease. Junior dos Santos, the second-best heavyweight in the world, didn't even come close to giving the champ a fight...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 16,893 reads 76 comments

  10. UFC 188 Predictions: Can Cain Velasquez Finally Make a Splash in Mexico City?

    Calling a "do-over" never felt so good. Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum will finally meet to unify the heavyweight title on Saturday at UFC 188 in Mexico City...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 8,900 reads 45 comments

  11. After 20 Months on the Sidelines, Can Cain Velasquez Still Reign Supreme?

    It’s been nearly two years since UFC fans last saw their heavyweight champion in action. That would be a long time on the sideline for any professional athlete, but to gain ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 10,990 reads 72 comments

  12. Heavyweights Ben Rothwell and Shawn Jordan Steal the Show at UFC Fight Night 68

    The average post-fight interview in the UFC is a dreadful bore. The announcer, in this case Jon Anik , asks the fighter to talk him through the fight. Then he'll ask who the fighter wants to step into the cage with next...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 20,068 reads 51 comments

  13. The TRT Legacy: UFC Legend Dan Henderson's Problematic Career

    You'll read a lot this week about 44-year-old Dan Henderson , a throwback to a simpler time in the sport of mixed martial arts...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 10,687 reads 131 comments

  14. UFC Drug Testing Program a Triumph, but Raises Questions About Fighters' Rights

    Just after 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, the UFC rolled the Holy Grail of combat sports out onto a stage at the Red Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 13,822 reads 41 comments

  15. As UFC Says 'Save the Date,' Fighters Still Not Crazy in Love with Reebok Deal

    With about a month left before a rigid new outfitting deal between Reebok and the UFC chases third-party sponsors out of the Octagon, opposing sides in MMA ’s ongoing uniform debate no longer even seem to be having the same conversation...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 8,184 reads 23 comments

  16. UFC Fight Night 67 Results: Carlos Condit Paints Familiar, Gory Scene in Return

    In the end, Carlos Condit came out looking exactly as we all remembered him—victorious, and spattered in his opponent’s blood...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 24,180 reads 64 comments

  17. The Question: Why Should Anyone Care About Daniel Cormier Versus Ryan Bader?

    Daniel Cormier 's has been a career of "almosts." Starting in college, where he went 0-6 against his nemesis Cael Sanderson, he's spent years climbing the mountain top—only to fall short again and again when the summit was in view...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 15,134 reads 148 comments

  18. UFC Fight Night 67: Where Does Carlos Condit Fit in the New Welterweight Class?

    It feels as though Carlos Condit has been gone for years. In truth, it’s only been 14 months, but so much wholesale change has occurred in his absence that, when Condit ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 10,806 reads 54 comments

  19. Jon Jones Still Casts Long Shadow in Suddenly Thin Light Heavyweight Division

    Give credit to Daniel Cormier for saying what we all were thinking. Cormier wasted little time winning the light heavyweight title on Saturday at UFC 187 , snapping Anthony Johnson’s ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 25,148 reads 66 comments

  20. On UFC Broadcasts, What They Don't Tell Us Is Often as Important as What They Do

    Reviews are in for UFC 187 , and they are nearly unanimous. This was the best night of fights MMA fans have seen in a long, long time...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 35,248 reads 61 comments

  21. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: Best and Worst from UFC 187

    UFC 187 , on paper, was one of the very best combat sports cards of the year. With two title fights on top and exciting fighters sprinkled throughout, I had every hope this event would deliver a solid night's entertainment...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 51,600 reads 127 comments

  22. UFC 187: After 15 Months of Frustration, Chris Weidman Blows Past Vitor Belfort

    During his final pre-fight interview at UFC 187 , Chris Weidman said he was looking forward to putting what he called "the Vitor Belfort era" behind him once and for all...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 63,112 reads 168 comments

  23. With Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson on Tap, Chaos Reigns Among UFC Champs

    It occasionally seems like becoming UFC champion is the worst thing that could ever happen to a professional MMA fighter. It may be the biggest prize in the sport, but there is mounting evidence that UFC gold is bad for your health...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 15,147 reads 20 comments

  24. UFC 187 Bold Predictions: Who Picks Up the Pieces After Jon Jones' Suspension?

    Like a desert mirage, these big-time UFC pay-per-views have a way of looking different from up close. Take UFC 187 for example. We once thought Jon Jones would be there, defending his light heavyweight championship for the ninth time...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 31,727 reads 116 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 15,039 reads 118 comments