1. 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 4 months ago 13,369 reads 94 comments

  2. 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 4 months ago 2,629 reads 6 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 10,088 reads 58 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 22,781 reads 175 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 134,065 reads 188 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 17,709 reads 15 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 18,095 reads 41 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 5,347 reads 58 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 17,593 reads 119 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 16,658 reads 30 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 32,756 reads 161 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 20,838 reads 94 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 15,058 reads 39 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 18,067 reads 93 comments

  15. The Question: Can a 1-Dimensional Fighter Still Thrive in the UFC?

    Just six years separate Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare chronologically, but in their chosen profession, that might as well be a lifetime. The gap between them, stylistically and in the cage, is nearly unfathomable...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 15,382 reads 76 comments

  16. Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia Is What's Best for Business

    If recent reports from Brazilian outlet Tatame (h/t MMAJunkie ) are true, we'll see UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey head to Brazil to defend her title on August 1 against Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 22,689 reads 283 comments

  17. Anthony Pettis Faces Career-Defining Challenge After Losing UFC Title

    Despite Saturday night’s UFC 185 drubbing at the hands of Rafael dos Anjos , Anthony Pettis still has some things going his way...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 32,025 reads 98 comments

  18. UFC 185: What We Loved, Learned and Hated from Pettis vs. Dos Anjos Fight Card

    Another month, another UFC pay per view in the books. Saturday's UFC 185 was historic for several reasons, but the most important takeaway? In an era where championships don't trade hands all that often, UFC 185 saw the crowning of two new champs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 29,894 reads 97 comments

  19. Among Upcoming UFC Title Fights, Velasquez vs. Werdum Generates Little Interest

    On Saturday evening, I watched UFC 185 with two friends who work for a highly respected social media company here in Las Vegas...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 20,889 reads 139 comments

  20. Rafael Dos Anjos Completes Dramatic Career Comeback with Pettis Win

    Anthony Pettis is one of the best lightweights in the history of mixed martial arts. This was hardly in doubt even before Pettis faced Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC 185 ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 19,768 reads 87 comments

  21. UFC 185 Preview: Carla Esparza Must Prove She's Right Strawweight for the Job

    Nobody blames Carla Esparza for feeling a little left out right now. If that is indeed how she feels. So far, it’s kind of hard to tell...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 6,670 reads 51 comments

  22. The Question: Does Anthony Pettis Belong on Top of UFC's Pound-for-Pound List?

    If you ask the casual UFC fan about the sport's top fighters, you'll typically get a pretty standard list in return. Jon Jones will be somewhere near the top...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 9,185 reads 116 comments

  23. UFC 185 Bold Predictions: Can Superstar Anthony Pettis Keep the Show Going?

    This is Anthony Pettis ' chance to really get his reign on a roll. After his early UFC days were afflicted by injury and unforeseen circumstances, Pettis has been sublime during the last 18 months or so...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 14,130 reads 32 comments

  24. UFC's New Stacked-Card Philosophy May Be Tough to Sustain, but It's Awesome

    This Saturday's UFC 185 fight card is good. It is very good. The preliminary card is deep, and the main card is full of interesting fights, including Henry Cejudo 's return to flyweight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 10,968 reads 15 comments

  25. Anthony Pettis: Injury-Free and Ready to Become the UFC's King of PPV

    After just five fights in almost four years, Anthony Pettis knew something had to change. Injury after injury piled up, stealing important years from his prime...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 10,477 reads 87 comments