1. The Question: Does the UFC Have a Drug Problem?

    The UFC's announcement of Anderson Silva 's failed test for performance-enhancing drugs once again brought the topic of PEDs in mixed martial arts to the forefront of discussion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 17,805 reads 102 comments

  2. Anderson Silva vs. the World: Can the GOAT Still Compete with UFC's Best?

    Anderson Silva will be 40 years old before he fights again. If he fights again. The consensus pick as greatest MMA fighter of all time convincingly outgunned welterweight Nick Diaz on Saturday at UFC 183...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 6,574 reads 28 comments

  3. UFC 183 Post-Fight Notebook: A Weird Week for the UFC Draws to a Close

    LAS VEGAS — I arrived fashionably late for UFC 183, just in time for the first preliminary-card bout...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 15,992 reads 31 comments

  4. If This Is Goodbye: Remembering UFC 183 Great Nick Diaz

    Say this for UFC star Nick Diaz —the man knows how to put on a show. Spitting, taunting and at one point even laying down on the mat, Diaz made a mockery of Anderson Silva, the greatest middleweight to ever live...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 18,815 reads 48 comments

  5. Nick Diaz Gives the Fans What They Paid to See in UFC 183 Loss to Anderson Silva

    If you paid to see a show on Saturday at UFC 183 , you certainly got your money’s worth—even at the fight company’s newly inflated pay-per-view asking price...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 34,270 reads 78 comments

  6. UFC 183: Anderson Silva Is Back, but Age Might Be Most Difficult Opponent Yet

    LAS VEGAS — Just over one year ago, Anderson Silva was on the Octagon floor, holding his leg and screaming in pain...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 52,142 reads 92 comments

  7. Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz: Great Fighters, Terrible Fight?

    I love Nick Diaz. In the spirit of full disclosure I think it's important to tell you that up front. It's a manly platonic love. Purely unprofessional? Sure. And deeply held. Everything about Diaz resonates with me...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 29,075 reads 59 comments

  8. UFC 183 Pre-Fight Notebook: Nick Diaz Has Arrived, Not a Moment Too Soon

    LAS VEGAS—The fun part about a Nick Diaz fight isn't really the fight itself. Not that there's anything wrong with the fights. Diaz is exciting, what with his constant motion and punches and trash-talking...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 5,815 reads 13 comments

  9. UFC 183 Bold Predictions: Is Anderson Silva a Suicide Mission for Nick Diaz?

    Funny thing about these mixed weight "superfights." They always sound great in theory. Maybe when you're just spitballing ideas over a couple cold ones at the local watering hole, weight classes seem negotiable...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 13,714 reads 36 comments

  10. UFC 183 Preview: What's Nick Diaz's Best Path to Victory over Anderson Silva?

    Conventional wisdom says Nick Diaz probably can’t beat Anderson Silva on Saturday at UFC 183 . At least, not the Diaz we’ ve all come to know and love during his 11-plus years in the spotlight...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 18,199 reads 47 comments

  11. Miesha Tate Finds Peace in Las Vegas but Still Seeks 3rd Fight with Rousey

    LAS VEGAS — If you ask Miesha Tate the question—the one question everybody wants to ask—she'll give you an honest answer. "Do you want to fight Ronda Rousey again?" Of course she does...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 16,360 reads 129 comments

  12. The Question: Can Anderson Silva Reclaim Greatness at UFC 183?

    Bleacher Report lead mixed martial arts writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter have banded together—much like a modern-day version of Wham !— to take on the most important questions facing the MMA world...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 19,107 reads 101 comments

  13. What Should the UFC Do Now with Alexander Gustafsson?

    The Mauler has known better days. Alexander Gustafsson finds himself at loose ends after Saturday’s first-round TKO loss to Anthony Johnson at UFC on Fox 14...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 37,359 reads 101 comments

  14. Anthony Johnson's Fight with Jon Jones Could Be the Classic We Least Expected

    It took Anthony Johnson all of two minutes, 15 seconds on Saturday to change the trajectory of the UFC light heavyweight division...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 55,794 reads 235 comments

  15. UFC on Fox 14: Gustafsson's Title Hopes Crushed by Anthony Johnson, for Now

    Twenty-four hours ago, my colleague Jonathan Snowden and I put together the latest edition of our new series, The Question ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 20,734 reads 139 comments

  16. The Question: Will Anthony Johnson Derail Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2?

    This Saturday, the UFC heads to a massive indoor arena in Sweden for UFC on Fox 14. The main event features the ultra-smooth Alexander Gustafsson taking on Anthony Johnson, who ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 9,145 reads 55 comments

  17. UFC on Fox 14 Bold Predictions: Who Gets a Date with Jon Jones? Rumble or Gus?

    Even as the UFC light heavyweight champion finds himself mired in the flat spin of a drug scandal, the division rolls on around him. Saturday's UFC on Fox 14 features two potentially meaningful 205-pound scraps...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 21,092 reads 89 comments

  18. The Question: Can Conor McGregor Dethrone UFC Champ Jose Aldo?

    Bleacher Report lead mixed martial arts writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter have banded together—much like a modern-day version of the Justice League — to take on the most important questions facing the MMA world...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 35,132 reads 224 comments

  19. UFC's Anthony Johnson Talks Alexander Gustafsson Fight, Jon Jones Drug Scandal

    Anthony Johnson is a night owl these days. The UFC’s No. 3-ranked light heavyweight arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, late last week to prepare for Saturday’s title eliminator against Alexander Gustafsson ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 10,333 reads 38 comments

  20. The Notebook: McGregor Rises, Judging Still Sucks and Larkin Has Bright Future

    Our enduring memory from UFC Fight Night 59 will be Conor McGregor , moments removed from his easy destruction of Dennis Siver , leaping over the Octagon in search of his next foe...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 4,829 reads 22 comments

  21. Narrative-Defying Donald Cerrone Keeps Blazing His Own Weird Trail Through UFC

    The narrative on Donald Cerrone is that there is no narrative. Honestly, it’s getting to the point where there just isn ’t a lot left to say about the guy...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 22,733 reads 75 comments

  22. Conor McGregor, Next UFC 145lb Contender, Might Be UFC's Biggest Star

    It was a night designed for one thing, and for one thing only: To cement Conor McGregor as a superstar and to set up the biggest featherweight championship fight in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 44,872 reads 176 comments

  23. UFC Fight Night: Irishman Conor McGregor Is Dreaming Big in Boston

    O'Connell Street in Dublin, Ireland, is one of the world's iconic thruways. Reborn in the late 1990s, it's a beautiful testament to Ireland itself, celebrating the past while also looking forward to a promising future...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 46,050 reads 93 comments

  24. Conor McGregor Is Ready for His Close-Up, but Is He Really Ready for Jose Aldo?

    The Conor McGregor hyperbole may finally have gotten out of hand this week. Frightening, considering it feels like we're just getting started...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 18,037 reads 125 comments

  25. UFC and Reebok Deal: Mysteries Still Remain on Fighter Pay and More

    LAS VEGAS — Yesterday, I published an exclusive, detailed look at a document governing the UFC's new Athlete Outfitting Policy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 10,764 reads 35 comments