1. 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 18,038 reads 125 comments

  2. 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 10,765 reads 35 comments

  3. UFC and Reebok: A Detailed Look at the UFC's New Athlete Outfitting Policy

    LAS VEGAS — On Wednesday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship outlined its new Athlete Outfitting Policy in a document sent to managers of all fighters currently on the roster...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 29,526 reads 87 comments

  4. The Question: Will Conor McGregor Cement His Rise to the Top at Fight Night 59?

    On Sunday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship presents a novelty Sunday card, following an extensive day of playoff football, in an effort designed to do one thing and one thing only: to make Conor McGregor a household name...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 10,058 reads 72 comments

  5. Dennis Siver Is UFC Fight Night 59's Forgotten Man

    How did Dennis Siver get in there? I think I speak for everyone when I admit this was my initial response to seeing the latest UFC Magazine cover...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 12,192 reads 44 comments

  6. Jon Jones Debacle Shows Need for Trustworthy 3rd-Party Drug Testing

    If the recent flap over Jon Jones' positive drug test has taught us anything at all, it's that the system is only as good as the people running it. And right now, those people aren't doing much to inspire confidence...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 7,148 reads 32 comments

  7. NSAC Takes No Immediate Action on Drug Testing, Promises Future Steps

    LAS VEGAS — In the end, the Nevada State Athletic Commission's much-anticipated session on its out-of-competition drug-testing program ended up being much ado about nothing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 4,537 reads 22 comments

  8. NSAC Director Bennett: CIR Testing Done on Jones Sample, Came Back Clean

    LAS VEGAS — In the wake of Jon Jones ' failed test for cocaine metabolites, social media lit up with discussion over Jones' curious testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratios...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 38,627 reads 205 comments

  9. Bold MMA Predictions for 2015: A Good Year for Punks, PEDs, Plaintiffs & Parity?

    In a rare show of solidarity, the MMA community nearly unilaterally told 2014 not to let the door bump its behind on the way out. It had not been a good dozen months for the sport, and we were eager for change...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 32,060 reads 14 comments

  10. Complete Guide to UFC Champ Jon Jones's Cocaine Scandal

    On Tuesday, just days removed from his dominant title defense against former Olympian Daniel Cormier, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones surprised many in the MMA community by checking himself into a drug rehabilitation clinic ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 58,665 reads 161 comments

  11. Jon Jones Goes to Rehab: Another Odd Chapter for Great Fighter, Flawed Human

    We’ve all spent considerable time during Jon Jones ’ six-and-a-half year run in the UFC trying to figure out if he is a good man or a bad man . In the wake of news this week, via Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 33,441 reads 136 comments

  12. UFC 183 Preview: Once-Great Anderson Silva Has Much to Prove Against Nick Diaz

    MMA Kingpin is a funny responsibility. It's an entirely fictional position, sure. But it's one with no small level of import...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 23,125 reads 72 comments

  13. Jon Jones Reminds Us Why We Love and Loathe Him in Win over Daniel Cormier

    For the last six months, they were the best of enemies, and on Saturday at UFC 182 , Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier pretty much proved to be perfect dance partners, too...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 56,725 reads 117 comments

  14. UFC 182 Results: Jon Jones Uses Title Fight to Prove a Point to Daniel Cormier

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (21-1) is the best fighter in the world. If that was a controversial statement before he dispatched undefeated Olympian Daniel Cormier ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 82,522 reads 211 comments

  15. Daniel Cormier Meets the Equal He Wanted and Then Some in Jon Jones

    LAS VEGAS—In pre-fight interviews leading up to UFC 182, Daniel Cormier told Jon Jones that he hoped Jones would finally be the man who could be his equal. He got what he wanted, and then some...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 69,650 reads 242 comments

  16. UFC's Fight Pass Adds Pancrase, TKO Canada, Other Historic MMA Libraries

    LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Championship has acquired the complete video libraries of eight of the most famous and respected mixed martial arts promotions in the history of the sport...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 7,520 reads 22 comments

  17. UFC 182 Bold Predictions: Will Daniel Cormier Slay the Unbeatable Jon Jones?

    This is the one we've all been waiting for. After one change in opponent and a bevy of knee surgeries , light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will finally defend his title against Daniel Cormier on Saturday at UFC 182 ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 22,854 reads 30 comments

  18. Sorry Haters: UFC Champion Jon Jones Is the Greatest Fighter of All Time

    Controversy, as always, is swirling around Jon Jones (20-1). On Thursday, it was a hallway war of words . What it will be tomorrow, no one can say...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 39,076 reads 198 comments

  19. UFC 182 Notebook: Jones/Cormier Bad Blood, McGregor Title Shot Next

    LAS VEGAS — Of the many UFC "rivalries" over the years, 98 percent of them are fake, created out of thin air for the purpose of selling pay-per-views...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 4,921 reads 6 comments

  20. Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier and the Most Anticipated Fights in UFC History

    Jon Jones is the greatest mixed martial arts fighter in the history of the sport. A combination of carefully honed skill and innate physical tools, he's run roughshod over one of the UFC's glamour divisions...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 38,321 reads 63 comments

  21. Jon Jones' Secret Weapon

    Brandon Gibson says the first time he studied film on Daniel Cormier , he was in a truck stop outside Amarillo, Texas. It was mid-summer, and Gibson was on his way home from visiting family in Ohio...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 62,502 reads 35 comments

  22. The Olympian

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Daniel Cormier slumps in a metal folding chair. He leans his head back, blood pouring from his nose. A cutman shoves Q-tips up his left nostril in an attempt to stop the bleeding...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 104,831 reads 91 comments

  23. Daniel Cormier Knows It Could Be Now or Never to Win UFC Gold, Break the Bank

    Daniel Cormier has made a lot of smart choices during the extended lead-up to Saturday night's UFC 182 clash against Jon Jones . You could argue, in fact, that the undefeated former U...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 20,892 reads 47 comments

  24. The Question: Can Daniel Cormier Beat Jon Jones at UFC 182?

    Bleacher Report lead mixed martial arts writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter have decided to band together—much like The Avengers or the Mega Powers, except better ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 31,703 reads 135 comments

  25. Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Could Be Greatest Matchup in MMA History

    These are the times we should all hold dear. Six months from now, if things go south again and 2015 turns into a repeat of this year's drudgery , MMA fans will look back in awe at Jon Jones vs...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 23,203 reads 97 comments