1. 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 4 months ago 16,433 reads 55 comments

  2. 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 4 months ago 19,081 reads 82 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 10,221 reads 18 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 27,090 reads 113 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 28,641 reads 203 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 21,055 reads 64 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 10,560 reads 48 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 25,134 reads 165 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 10,011 reads 15 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 11,534 reads 38 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 32,976 reads 150 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 57,944 reads 120 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 56,878 reads 70 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 9,411 reads 71 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 37,920 reads 478 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 15,373 reads 27 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 119,017 reads 63 comments

  18. UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira Betting Odds and Predictions

    For the first time ever, the UFC will bring its traveling circus to Baltimore on Saturday night, and the best fighter in the world is coming along for the ride. Jon Jones has not competed since a narrow win over Alexander Gustafsson in September...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 12,876 reads 9 comments

  19. UFC Should Let Good Sense Prevail over Profit, Book Gina Carano vs. Miesha Tate

    Let’s all say it together: Ugh. Not to be the bearer of soul-crushing news, but the tea leaves indicate a long-rumored, much-decried fight between Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano may still be in the offing...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 34,332 reads 52 comments

  20. Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox and Her Slowly Fading 15 Minutes of Fame

    Fallon Fox's fifteen minutes of fame was inevitable the moment she got a phone call that changed everything. It should have been a time for celebration, a dinner to celebrate the launch of something new...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 93,833 reads 91 comments

  21. Khabib Nurmagomedov Is the New Name to Know in Stalled UFC Lightweight Division

    The last name is actually not that difficult if you just sound it out: Nurm -a-go-med-ov. Written out on paper (or in a headline), it looks like a handful, but after ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 8,719 reads 46 comments

  22. Phil Davis Puts Jon Jones on Blast, but Maintains Focus on Anthony Johnson

    Phil Davis has always been known as a quiet man. He is someone who goes in the cage to fight but keeps a low profile outside of it. He has never done much trash talking...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 27,606 reads 160 comments

  23. Watch Out Fabricio Werdum: UFC Champ Cain Velasquez Is No Travis Browne

    The new Fabricio Werdum truly emerged against Travis Browne in the third round of their title eliminator on Fox. In the classic Brazilian "butt scoot" position, Werdum challenged Browne to hit the mat and roll around with him a bit...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 34,550 reads 127 comments

  24. Travis Browne Not Quite Ready to Seize His Moment Against Fabricio Werdum

    Here’s the moment you knew for sure that Saturday night’s UFC heavyweight title eliminator wasn ’t going to end well for Travis Browne: It was midway through ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 16,564 reads 57 comments

  25. Fabricio Werdum's Transformation to Complete Fighter on Display Against Browne

    There was a time, and it was not all that long ago, that Fabricio Werdum was a one-dimensional fighter. Long considered one of the world’s best jiu-jitsu players, he was as dangerous on the ground as anyone in the world...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 10,523 reads 29 comments