1. Why Fighters Like Luke Rockhold and Ovince St. Preux Are so Important to the UFC

    Luke Rockhold and Ovince St. Preux more than earned their keep last weekend. During back-to-back UFC events that featured some 21 fights, Rockhold and St. Preux turned in the only truly impactful performances...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 7,718 reads 3 comments

  2. An Open Letter to Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua: Please Stop Fighting

    Dear Mauricio, May I call you Mauricio? Calling you by your first name seems a little weird because I have spent years referring to you by your last name and your nickname, pretty much exclusively...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 14,386 reads 73 comments

  3. UFC Fight Night 56: Ovince St. Preux Clears the Room with Quick KO of Shogun Rua

    Moments after scoring the biggest win of his MMA career on Saturday night, Ovince St. Preux stood in the cage addressing an arena full of empty seats. St...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 9,033 reads 21 comments

  4. UFC Fight Night 55: Luke Rockhold Spices Up Mad, Mad Middleweight Title Picture

    We already knew the UFC middleweight division was shaping up to have one of 2015’s most intriguing ensemble casts. With Luke Rockhold now perhaps leading the charge, it figures to be nothing short of a mad, mad, mad, mad world...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 9,766 reads 29 comments

  5. UFC Fight Night 55: Al Iaquinta Does Everything Right in Starmaking Performance

    It turns out Al Iaquinta (10-3-1) knew something the rest of us didn't. When he boldly proclaimed he would be better than Ross Pearson standing, knowledgeable fans and insiders scoffed...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 7,432 reads 14 comments

  6. If Donald Cerrone Beats Myles Jury, Is He the No. 1 Contender at LW?

    UFC 182 features one of the biggest grudge fights in recent memory. You know the one. Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier , light heavyweights of extraordinary prowess, eliminated any ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 7,703 reads 43 comments

  7. From Champion to Journeyman: Shogun Rua Shows No Signs of Wanting to Quit

    Mauricio “Shogun” Rua doesn ’t want to hear it, but the voices are getting louder. Cast around at the headlines leading up to Rua ’s main event fight against Ovince St...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 4,761 reads 15 comments

  8. Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar: Anyone Still Interested?

    It used to be when Bellator rolled out a "new season" of television, what it really meant was it was about to roll out another series of tournaments filled with fighters you'd never heard of...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 14,560 reads 52 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 55 Preview: Is the Michael Bisping Show Down to Its Last Act?

    Being Michael Bisping has always been pretty good business. You might say Bisping was Conor McGregor before the Irish dandy ever laced a pair of fingerless gloves...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 11,313 reads 28 comments

  10. With a Win Over Bisping, Where Will Luke Rockhold Stand in the MW Division?

    You are forgiven if you've forgotten there are two Ultimate Fighting Championship events this weekend. These things happen to me too...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 6,515 reads 29 comments

  11. Octagon Art: The 6 Coolest UFC Event Programs in History

    I started collecting souvenir guides for Ultimate Fighting Championship events back when I first started covering them professionally. It was not a conscious decision. Not at the beginning...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 28,709 reads 24 comments

  12. Can Georges St-Pierre Pass Anderson Silva as MMA's GOAT If Both Return in 2015?

    For the moment, there is little debate over who is the greatest MMA fighter of all time. Anderson Silva is the GOAT and has been for some years now, after building a resume ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 14,251 reads 112 comments

  13. UFC Needs to Create Absolute Rules Governing Injuries, Title Defenses

    I've been thinking about championships lately. More specifically, I've been thinking about championships and how, given the multiple injuries suffered by UFC title-holders in recent ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 9,337 reads 36 comments

  14. Modern Era: The 14 Best MMA and UFC Fights of the New Millenium

    If there is a dividing line separating MMA into two eras, it likely belongs in the year 2001. The new millennium brought sweeping changes to the sport...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 24,896 reads 39 comments

  15. Jose Aldo Resurgent: What It Will Take for the UFC Champ to Have a Knockout 2015

    And still champion. Jose Aldo turned back the stiffest challenge of his career last Saturday at UFC 179, besting Chad Mendes after a five-round brawl that will be up to history to properly put in perspective...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 8,041 reads 26 comments

  16. The Good Life: Should Conor McGregor's Bromance with UFC Bosses Be an Issue?

    When UFC President Dana White posted his latest Instagram selfie with Conor McGregor early Monday, at least he had the presence of mind to caption it, "Ready ... Set ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 23,848 reads 108 comments

  17. Chad Mendes in Championship Purgatory, but It Won't Last Forever

    Chad Mendes put in a stellar outing on Saturday night. Mendes' UFC 179 bout against UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was the kind of performance that can boost a career. Mendes lost the fight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 17,020 reads 32 comments

  18. Phil Davis Grounds Glover Teixeira, but Anderson Silva Call-out Leaves Bad Taste

    It continues to feel like two steps forward, one step back for Phil Davis. Davis got off the schneid Saturday night at UFC 179 , putting on a wrestling clinic en route to a unanimous-decision victory over Glover Teixeira...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 17,738 reads 50 comments

  19. Dear Dana White: Let's Skip Right to Conor McGregor Versus Jose Aldo Please

    The full brilliance of Jose Aldo was on display Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, as he outpointed a game Chad Mendes . An instant classic and fight for the ages , it was his eighteenth consecutive win and his ninth title defense...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 31,374 reads 148 comments

  20. UFC 179: Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes Deliver Thrilling Fight for the Ages

    With apologies to Conor McGregor, the finely tailored Irishman who has taken the Ultimate Fighting Championship by storm, Saturday night's UFC 179 event proved that the two best featherweights in the world reside Brazil and the United States...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 20,881 reads 88 comments

  21. Jose Aldo Is Capable of Greatness, but He Must Be Willing to Take Risks

    Jose Aldo is the only featherweight champion the UFC has ever had. It has been nearly nine years since he gave up the only loss of his career, and truth be told, he has rarely been challenged since that night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 8,491 reads 33 comments

  22. Once a Hot Prospect, Phil Davis Faces Career Crossroads at UFC 179

    It’s strange to think of UFC 179 as a must-win situation for Phil Davis . Theoretically, Davis is still in the thick of his fighting prime. He’s a respectable 12-2-1 and continues to hang around the UFC’s light heavyweight Top 10...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 4,370 reads 9 comments

  23. Cain Velasquez and Mark Hunt Are the Reason UFC History Is Written in Pencil

    In mixed martial arts we have a bad tendency to write our narratives in stone, preferring pen even in the early stages of a fighter's career when a pencil would probably be a better choice...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 29,013 reads 32 comments

  24. Conor McGregor Should Fight for Title, but Siver Bout Could Pay Off for UFC

    The UFC's new golden child is returning, and he's not returning for the gold. According to a Thursday report from Steven Marrocco of MMAjunkie ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 20,549 reads 110 comments

  25. If Jose Aldo Means to Be an All-Time UFC Great, Time to Impress Is Now

    Don’t get me wrong, Jose Aldo has been a very good champion for the UFC. Aldo, in fact, is the only featherweight titlist the Octagon has ever known...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 7,571 reads 43 comments