1. 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 5 months ago 34,117 reads 118 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 9,735 reads 21 comments

  3. 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 months ago 8,119 reads 31 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 19,604 reads 52 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 16,542 reads 48 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 6,147 reads 17 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 11,307 reads 17 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 39,564 reads 164 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 15,586 reads 105 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 21,895 reads 77 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 21,438 reads 115 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 13,371 reads 94 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 2,637 reads 6 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 10,114 reads 58 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 22,786 reads 175 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 134,312 reads 188 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 17,725 reads 15 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 18,608 reads 41 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 5,350 reads 58 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 17,609 reads 119 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 16,660 reads 30 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 32,758 reads 161 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 20,839 reads 94 comments

  24. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: Best and Worst from UFC Fight Night 62

    Not much of consequence happened at UFC Fight Night 62 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Not much of consequence could have...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 15,063 reads 39 comments

  25. Is Rafael Dos Anjos Just Keeping the UFC Belt Warm for Khabib Nurmagomedov?

    There was a bittersweet quality to Rafael d os Anjos ’ victory over Anthony Pettis at UFC 185. It was as if, even as he was winning the lightweight title, Dos Anjos couldn’t win...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 18,103 reads 93 comments