1. 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 4 months ago 20,889 reads 47 comments

  2. 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 4 months ago 31,691 reads 135 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 23,193 reads 97 comments

  4. UFC 182's Myles Jury Wants Title Shot with Win over Donald Cerrone

    LAS VEGAS — In the basement of the Ultimate Fighting Championship office on Sahara Avenue is a gym. It is filled to overflowing with weights and mirrors, but there is also a boxing ring, speed bags and other various fight gear...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 10,606 reads 40 comments

  5. Brock Lesnar Is Still Big Business After All These Years

    There is a short list of athletes who can step away from the fight game and instantly become the hottest topic of discussion when there's a mere mention of them possibly, maybe, perhaps making a return...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 32,345 reads 36 comments

  6. White Elephant Christmas MMA Edition: Jones, McGregor and CM Punk Exchange Gifts

    If you work in a particularly horrid office environment, you may be familiar with the "White Elephant Christmas" tradition. The basics are simple—everyone brings gifts and puts them in a giant pile...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 17,074 reads 14 comments

  7. MMA in 2014: Headlines That Defined the Year

    2014 will not go down as an easy year in MMA history. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, it’s difficult to remember another calendar turn when there was such a range of bad news...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 16,977 reads 19 comments

  8. MMA in 2014: Fight of the Year

    2014 was a down year in terms of business for mixed martial arts. But the action in the cage was better than ever, for the most part. There were classic fights from the championship level on down to the lowest of preliminary bouts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 18,821 reads 60 comments

  9. With Contract Fight Brewing, Rampage Jackson Not Worth the Trouble for UFC

    Perhaps there was a time when Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was worth the hassle. Maybe back in 2007—when he entered the UFC with three straight victories and won ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 35,774 reads 68 comments

  10. MMA in 2014: Fighter of the Year

    2014 was a rocky year for high-level mixed martial arts. While there were spots of excitement and transcendent glory, for the most part, it was a year marked by loss...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 50,507 reads 190 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 58 Results: Lyoto Machida's One-Kick Wonder Destroys CB Dollaway

    If you want to get technical about it, Lyoto Machida actually threw two kicks Saturday during his main event bout against CB Dollaway . Really, though, all he needed was the one...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 12,571 reads 13 comments

  12. UFC Fight Night 58 Preview: Machida, Dollaway Try to Muddle Middleweight Puzzle

    At this point, both Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway must be like human Rubik’s Cubes for UFC matchmakers...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 3,431 reads 5 comments

  13. UFC Heavyweights in 2015: Making Sense of the 265-Pound Logjam

    The UFC’s heavyweights have never really found their stride. For a brief time during the Brock Lesnar Administration, the 265-pound division felt fresh and vital. It felt—for lack of a better word—big...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 31,895 reads 28 comments

  14. Rousimar Palhares: Is the Terrifying Submission Specialist Too Scary for UFC?

    Big fighters . Small fighters . Rich fighters . Poor fighters . Ground fighters . Stand-up fighters . Mixed martial arts contains multitudes — fighters seemingly crafted especially to fulfill their role in the combat sports ecosystem...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 48,016 reads 137 comments

  15. UFC on Fox 13: Rafael Dos Anjos Ends Nate Diaz's Weird Week with a Whipping

    Rafael dos Anjos saw to it that Nate Diaz ’s week of bluster ended with a whimper. From Wednesday to Friday, Diaz had largely set the pace for UFC on Fox 13, grabbing ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 29,401 reads 69 comments

  16. TUF 20 Finale: Carla Esparza Dominant in UFC Championship Win

    In the end, it was perhaps too much, too soon for Rose Namajunas. They came to the cage as opposite portraits...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 21,722 reads 71 comments

  17. UFC on Fox 13 Preview: As UFC Universe Changes, Will Planet Diaz Stay in Orbit?

    It was weirdly comforting on Wednesday to hear Nate Diaz say he slept through his open workout. The younger Diaz has been gone for a minute—out some 13 months squabbling ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 15,814 reads 47 comments

  18. The Meteoric Rise of Thug Rose Namajunas

    Pat Barry met Rose Namajunas when she punched him in the head. Barry was sparring at Roufusport one day, working on his stand-up game...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 16,113 reads 70 comments

  19. WSOF Star Jon Fitch on CM Punk, Reebok, Fighter Pay and Reinventing MMA Training

    For more than seven years, welterweight Jon Fitch built a reputation as one of the UFC's toughest fighters. He fought a who's who of the world's best at 170 pounds—and beat almost all of them...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 12,500 reads 16 comments

  20. UFC on Fox 13 Bold Predictions: Junior Dos Santos Halts the Rise of Stipe Miocic

    On Saturday at UFC on Fox 13, the giants will once again roam the Octagon. Even as the top of the fight company's 265-pound division remains in limbo while awaiting the return ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 8,177 reads 12 comments

  21. Junior Dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic: What's at Stake in This Heavyweight Tilt?

    The UFC heavyweight division has a way of muddying its own waters. Perhaps in a perfect world—or just a normal weight class—Saturday night’s network television main event pitting No...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 8,165 reads 22 comments

  22. UFC's Signing of CM Punk Is a Good Thing, as Long as It's Honest About It

    Saturday's news that Phil " CM Punk " Brooks signed a multifight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship sent the mixed martial arts world into a frenzy. It is understandable...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 16,329 reads 62 comments

  23. UFC on Fox 13: 7 Reasons to Watch Dos Santos vs. Miocic Fight Card

    We are in the midst of a UFC deluge, with fight cards seemingly every weekend. It is hard to tell them apart. But on Saturday night, the promotion returns to network television with a slew of intriguing fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 11,151 reads 20 comments

  24. CM Punk: Signing with the UFC Was the Easiest Decision I've Ever Made

    Phil Brooks has zero professional UFC fights. He has zero amateur fights. He's spent his adult life as CM Punk in the world of professional wrestling, which is certainly athletic but not competitive in a traditional sense...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 69,382 reads 139 comments

  25. Robbie Lawler Completes Improbable Career Comeback with UFC Title Win

    It was a night when a special announcement made after the first pay-per-view bout threatened to overshadow one of the UFC's best cards of the year...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 23,216 reads 89 comments