1. MMA Christmas: White Elephant Gifts for the UFC's 9 Champions

    What do you get the fighter who has everything? It's a vexing seasonal question, as we consider what we could possibly gift the UFC's nine reigning champions that they don't have already...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 11,563 reads 16 comments

  2. UFC 168: Anderson Silva and the Lofty Expectation of Greatness

    The name Anderson Silva evokes a plethora of thoughts. From a legendary montage of highlight-reel knockouts where he dispatched a mixture of the best fighters across the MMA ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 38,665 reads 43 comments

  3. Chris Weidman 'Doesn't Care' Which Anderson Silva Shows Up at UFC 168

    Most of the juiciest talk leading up to UFC 168 has had nothing to do with middleweight champion Chris Weidman . As usual, the industry at large remains in the thrall of Anderson Silva ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 20,082 reads 182 comments

  4. UFC 168: Another Atypical Pre-Fight Interview with Josh Barnett

    As a writer who has made a career out of doing interviews and features, I have come to learn that timing means everything...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 11,858 reads 45 comments

  5. UFC 168's Travis Browne: Hungry for Gold, on a Mission of Destruction

    Travis Browne has every intention of becoming the UFC heavyweight champion. Where the rangy Hawaiian's immense potential once garnered the prospect label, he's since traded in that particular tag for contender status...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 8,984 reads 30 comments

  6. UFC 168 Primer: Reliving 1st Fight Between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman

    Anderson Silva is the greatest fighter in UFC history. Few, at this point, would dare dispute that. It's hardly worth arguing—seven years and 17 wins speak plenty loudly all on their own in response to naysayers...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 32,596 reads 116 comments

  7. Shane Del Rosario Died of Natural Causes, but Drugs Found in System

    Shane Del Rosario died of natural causes after suffering a heart attack on Nov. 26, but the late UFC heavyweight also had traces of cocaine, opiates and THC present in his body at the time of death...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 33,266 reads 49 comments

  8. Brad Tavares Ready for Battle with Lorenz Larkin, Aiming at Top 10 in 2014

    The past two years have been interesting for Brad Tavares. In addition to winning all four of his showings inside the Octagon over that stretch, the 25-year-old Hawaiian has steadily made his way up the ladder in the middleweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 3,520 reads 6 comments

  9. MMA Tweet-O-Rama: Botter, Dundas and Snowden Prepare for UFC 168 Drama

    We're less than 10 days away from UFC 168 and the Most Anticipated Rematch in UFC History®. Naturally, as we all prepare for the world-shattering drama that will be Anderson Silva vs...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 10,253 reads 46 comments

  10. UFC 171: Johny Hendricks Refuses to Let the Title Slip Away from Him Again

    When the final second ticked off the clock in the main event of UFC 167, Johny Hendricks felt his heart start pounding. In his mind, he had just accomplished what few believed he could: defeat the long-reigning welterweight king Georges St-Pierre...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 20,824 reads 96 comments

  11. Nick Diaz: After Rebuffing UFC's Latest Offer, Is He Ever Coming Back?

    As wise men, referees and jazz drummers are fond of reminding us, life is all about timing. Admittedly, we’ ve known for years that Nick Diaz doesn ’t synchronize ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 20,410 reads 100 comments

  12. Predictions for Every UFC Champ at the End of 2014

    Looking into our collective crystal balls can be a fun experience. I've never been all that great at long-term predictions, and anyone who tells you they are—especially in a volatile sport such as mixed martial arts—is probably a liar...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 25,659 reads 166 comments

  13. UFC 168: Is Price Hike Justified for Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman?

    It’s always unsettling to hear Dana White plead ignorance. After more than a decade as one of the most opinionated and hands-on executives in sports, we’ ve come ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 20,939 reads 145 comments

  14. Stipe Miocic Looking to Keep Momentum Rolling Against Gabriel Gonzaga

    Stipe Miocic is on the verge of doing big things in the UFC heavyweight division. The Cleveland-based fighter has been one of the organization's best heavyweight prospects since making his promotional debut in 2011...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 5,593 reads 15 comments

  15. UFC on Fox 9: Urijah Faber Proves He Still Holds the Cards at Bantamweight

    The road to the UFC bantamweight title still runs through Urijah Faber. Just in case we forgot, we were reminded of that fact in emphatic fashion on Saturday night as Faber ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 14,135 reads 41 comments

  16. Little Man, Big Power: Is Demetrious Johnson on His Way to Becoming a UFC Star?

    Challenger Joseph Benavidez (19-4) and champion Demetrious Johnson (19-2-1) both loaded up big right hands about two minutes through the first round of their flyweight title fight...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 12,232 reads 71 comments

  17. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC on Fox 9

    The card was officially billed as UFC on Fox 9 , but it very well could have passed as "Team Alpha Male vs. Everybody...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 10,177 reads 20 comments

  18. Jon Jones on GSP's Decision: 'I Think He's Right Where He Needs to Be'

    After dominating the welterweight division for the better part of a decade, Georges St-Pierre has decided to vacate his title and walk away from MMA for the time being...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 36,972 reads 139 comments

  19. Alexander Gustafsson Wins Contest, Joins Jon Jones on Cover of EA UFC

    The votes are in—11 million of them in fact—and Alexander Gustafsson will join light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on the cover of the EA UFC video game, according to EA Sports' official website...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 16,437 reads 78 comments

  20. Georges St-Pierre Displays Grace, Professionalism in Walking Away from the UFC

    Georges St-Pierre may come back to the fight game. Or perhaps he won't. But in walking away from the sport, if only temporarily, in the manner he did on Friday afternoon, St-Pierre ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 40,498 reads 217 comments

  21. Georges St-Pierre Vacates UFC Welterweight Title, Takes Indefinite Hiatus

    Longtime welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has elected to take what he described as an indefinite absence from mixed martial arts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 93,244 reads 192 comments

  22. TUF 20: Can Strawweights Make the UFC's Reality Show Relevant Again?

    Don’t be fooled by the fact that it continues to stagger aimlessly through the barren fields of cable television— The Ultimate Fighter has been dead for years...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 6,637 reads 13 comments

  23. UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 Main Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    It appears the UFC's network television broadcasts on Fox have been designated as the official home of the flyweight championship. Oh. Excuse me...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 12,986 reads 5 comments

  24. UFC on Fox 9 Bold Predictions: Insiders on Ratings, Benavidez and More

    The week prior to a UFC fight card is a magical time. The fighters, like flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and his challenger Joseph Benavidez , prepare for two battles—one with the scale and the other with their opponent...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 13,249 reads 18 comments

  25. Dropping Knowledge: Brian Stann Breaks Down Card for UFC on Fox 9

    The team of analysts for the UFC on Fox Sports 1 and Fox broadcasts has been providing the most in-depth coverage that mixed martial arts has seen in its 20 years of existence...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 3,461 reads 6 comments