1. Bjorn Rebney Should Focus on Bellator, Not Dana White and the UFC

    In the old days, back when he was trying to carve a place for his new mixed martial arts promotion, Bjorn Rebney refused to say a bad word about the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 20,250 reads 73 comments

  2. Bellator MMA's 1st PPV Hits All the Wrong Notes, in Exactly the Right Way

    Every now and then, it’s more important to be interesting than good. Bellator MMA may have pulled off one of those nights Saturday, as the unexpected plot twists of the ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 63,110 reads 94 comments

  3. Jon Jones Going Full Mayweather Would Be a Massive Boost for His Career

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is one of the most controversial fighters in mixed martial arts. He is a study in contrasts. He often appears humble and respectful...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 28,813 reads 83 comments

  4. Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres Announcement Leaves Fans Scratching Their Heads

    Urijah Faber is one of the UFC’s more popular fighters. He’s a pioneer in the lower weight divisions...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 24,015 reads 80 comments

  5. Bellator MMA Faces Defining Choice: To Be or Not to Be (On Pay-Per-View)

    After two hearty swings, Bellator MMA will finally split the pay-per-view pinata on Saturday night, though most observers predict only sorrow and red ink will tumble out...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 17,870 reads 62 comments

  6. UFC Making Correct Decision in Hard-Line Stance with Diaz Brothers

    The Diaz brothers, long a thorn in UFC president Dana White ’s side, may finally be riding off into the sunset — for good this time. And if you ask me, that’s OK...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 33,447 reads 133 comments

  7. UFC PPV Numbers Show Company Struggling to Adjust to Life Without GSP, Silva

    Here’s a fun fact, or perhaps a sobering one: If the estimated numbers are to be believed, Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva accounted for more than half of the UFC’s total pay-per-view buys during 2013...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 38,382 reads 104 comments

  8. Matt Brown Adds Epic Chapter to Cinderella Story with Win over Erick Silva

    Matt Brown played the underdog to the end. In the immediate aftermath of his epic third-round technical knockout victory over Erick Silva on Saturday, Brown stood in the cage in a ball cap and black T-shirt, looking not too much worse for wear...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 13,639 reads 58 comments

  9. Fabio Maldonado vs. Stipe Miocic Shows Shallow State of UFC Heavyweight Division

    In and of itself, it was not especially remarkable this week when Fabio Maldonado agreed to step up in weight to fight Stipe Miocic on 25 days' notice. Desperate times, and all that...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 16,376 reads 55 comments

  10. Anderson Silva Cleared to Train, but Which Version of the GOAT Is Coming Back?

    If it’s merely a formality, it feels like an important one. We’ ve known all along Anderson Silva was working his way back to the cage—we had the grainy, Loch ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 18,969 reads 82 comments

  11. After Palhares Bows Out, Can WSOF Stop Fighters from Treating It as a Pit Stop?

    You couldn ’t blame World Series of Fighting if it felt a little beat up right now. Frustrations appeared to be on the rise at the upstart MMA promotion last week, after ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 10,140 reads 18 comments

  12. Miesha Tate Feels Inevitable Rousey vs. Carano Fight Is a Joke, and She's Right

    The idea of Gina Carano returning from Hollywood to take on Ronda Rousey for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship is no longer in the realm of fantasy. Instead, it is reality in progress...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 26,841 reads 113 comments

  13. Jon Jones: The Path to Breaking Anderson Silva's Title Defense Record

    Even if you don’t consider Jon Jones the greatest light heavyweight of all time, you must admit he’s getting close. Since winning the championship from Mauricio Rua in 2011, Jones has defended the championship seven times...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 28,362 reads 203 comments

  14. Vitor Belfort's Mysterious Drug Test May Be About to Get a Lot More 'Relevant'

    For approximately the 1 millionth time during his run as MMA ’s most scrutinized fighter, Vitor Belfort wants us all to know everything is cool with him...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 20,980 reads 64 comments

  15. Conor McGregor Should Focus Less on Talking and More on Fighting Cole Miller

    Conor McGregor is nearing a return to the Octagon. It is a tangible thing; even though McGregor won’t yet step in the cage for over two months, we can already feel ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 10,472 reads 48 comments

  16. 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 2 months ago 25,000 reads 165 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 9,960 reads 15 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 11,298 reads 38 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 32,890 reads 150 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 57,839 reads 120 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 56,765 reads 70 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 9,364 reads 71 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 37,417 reads 478 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 15,313 reads 27 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 118,569 reads 63 comments