1. UFC Fighter Josh Burkman: I Lost That Fight to Get out of My Contract

    Last October, Josh Burkman , fresh off the biggest win of his career over former UFC contender Jon Fitch, lost a fight for the World Series of Fighting welterweight title to the relatively unknown underdog Steve Carl...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 21,259 reads 46 comments

  2. Rory MacDonald Emerges as Title Threat for Spring; Can He Continue to Excite?

    In the aftermath of Rory MacDonald’s third-round TKO of Tarec Saffiedine on Saturday, a common phrase flying around online was that it’ll now be " hard to deny " MacDonald a welterweight title shot...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 15,041 reads 120 comments

  3. Jim Ross, Chael Sonnen Excel at Battlegrounds O.N.E.

    With apologies to Mr. Mike Goldberg, Mr. Joe Rogan, Mr. Jon Anik and Mr. Brian Stann, I have a new favorite mixed martial arts commentary team: Jim Ross and Chael Sonnen ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 22,641 reads 33 comments

  4. Call a Do Over: A Rematch Between Yoel Romero and Tim Kennedy Is Only Fair

    Upon further review, perhaps Yoel Romero isn ’t as big a jerk as first thought. Our initial collective reaction to Romero’s controversial win over Tim Kennedy at ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 13,782 reads 103 comments

  5. Conor McGregor vs. Diego Sanchez Would Be Violent Fun, but It Makes No Sense

    Say what you will about Conor McGregor —and you no doubt have by this point—but the man knows how to stoke a fire...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 13,871 reads 52 comments

  6. Elias Theodorou Is the UFC's Handsomest Man. Is He Also the Next GSP?

    When Georges St-Pierre walked away from mixed martial arts, a casualty of injury, burnout and concerns about the UFC's permissive performance-enhancing drugs culture , the sport lost more than a great fighter...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 24,005 reads 33 comments

  7. UFC Fight Night 53 and 54: The 5 Best Fights for This Weekend's Doubleheader

    Ah, the double-fight weekend. It used to be a rare bird, indeed, but these days they are coming fast and furious...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 8,347 reads 28 comments

  8. Donald Cerrone's Stay-Busy Strategy Continues to Pay Off, but for How Long?

    Donald Cerrone closed out his UFC 178 weekend on a fairly cryptic note. After a days-long extravaganza of wakeboarding , leg-kicking and rib-splitting, Cerrone notched ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 16,697 reads 44 comments

  9. Cat Zingano, Not Gina Carano Was Ronda Rousey's UFC 182 Destiny All Along

    Three days removed from UFC 178 , it feels as though Cat Zingano ’s come-from-behind win over Amanda Nunes has been overshadowed by arguably bigger news. Maybe that’s to be expected...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 17,821 reads 42 comments

  10. UFC 178 Notebook: The Irish Invade Las Vegas

    They came from Ireland, and they took over the MGM Grand. They began arriving in droves on Thursday. That was the moment the MGM slowly, methodically morphed from a ghost town into Dublin, America...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 3,612 reads 17 comments

  11. Too Soon: Why the Time Isn't Quite Right for UFC 178 Star Conor McGregor

    Conor McGregor , the loquacious 26-year-old Irishman with a silver tongue, golden fists and cash-green dreams, had less than two minutes to style on poor Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 26,524 reads 115 comments

  12. As Donald Cerrone Outguns Him, Eddie Alvarez Reminds Us UFC Debuts Ain't Easy

    It took approximately 10 seconds for the doubts to start creeping in. As soon as referee John McCarthy said the words and Eddie Alvarez bounded out to the center of the cage to ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 10,310 reads 26 comments

  13. Stool Gate: 'Old Dirty Trick' Saves Yoel Romero from Tim Kennedy at UFC 178

    When there's 10 seconds left between rounds, it's the referee's job to let the fighters' corners know and to start the athletes on the path back into the cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 25,486 reads 129 comments

  14. Demetrious Johnson Is the UFC's Most Dominant Champion and No One Cares

    There was a weird vibe in Las Vegas as Demetrious Johnson ( 21–2–1) , the UFC's most dominant champion, made his way to the Octagon to defend his flyweight championship...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 13,435 reads 107 comments

  15. Demetrious Johnson Faces No-Win Situation in UFC 178 Main Event

    Demetrious Johnson takes another one for the team Saturday night. Since becoming the UFC’s inaugural flyweight champion two years ago, Johnson has been nothing short of a workhorse for the world’s largest MMA company...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 10,103 reads 21 comments

  16. UFC 178: Cerrone vs. Alvarez Winner Should Get Next Lightweight Title Shot

    Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez are going to get in the Octagon on Saturday night. They’re going to fight. It is probably going to be awesome...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 4,908 reads 27 comments

  17. Return of the King: Can Former UFC Champ Dominick Cruz Reclaim His Throne?

    It seems ridiculous considering his placement on this weekend's UFC 178 preliminaries, but, believe it or not, bantamweight Dominick Cruz was once one of the most dominant champions in UFC history...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 8,295 reads 19 comments

  18. Conor McGregor: From Football to Fighting, Comfortable in the Uncomfortable

    Growing up in Dublin, Conor McGregor was just like every other Irish boy. Which is to say, McGregor grew up with dreams of playing football...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 16,225 reads 57 comments

  19. Yoel Romero Gets Chance to Shine at UFC 178, but Is Smart Money on Tim Kennedy?

    Yoel Romero spent much of the last 18 months establishing himself as the UFC middleweight division’s most wonderfully weird newcomer...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 7,127 reads 27 comments

  20. Eddie Alvarez Faces Instant Must-Win in UFC 178 Debut Against Donald Cerrone

    UFC 178 was a long time coming for Eddie Alvarez . It took nearly two years of legal wrangling , followed by wholesale regime change to disentangle the Bellator lightweight champion from his previous place of work...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 8,109 reads 12 comments

  21. Mark Hunt Deserves a Title Shot Against UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez

    There's something so cool about UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt (10-8-1)—entrancing even. He's a human paradox, a man whose very existence defies the carefully crafted rules that govern the world of combat sports...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 19,562 reads 98 comments

  22. UFC 178 Is a Great Fight Card, It Just Lacks a Proper Main Event

    If you follow me on Twitter —and let's be honest with each other, you have no reason not to—you've no doubt seen me trumpeting my excitement for Saturday's UFC 178 card...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 15,359 reads 54 comments

  23. Jon Jones in 2015: Prognosticating the UFC Champ's Upcoming Schedule

    Chances are, Jon Jones will never have another 2011. To say that year was a good one for the UFC light heavyweight champion is a drastic understatement...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 15,335 reads 21 comments

  24. Wanderlei Silva's Camp Files Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss Case

    Veteran mixed martial arts fighter Wanderlei Silva has filed a reply in support of motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction in the case brought against him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 6,210 reads 10 comments

  25. The 10 Greatest Feuds in UFC and MMA History

    For some people MMA competition is enough. Two tough guys, one cage, something has to give. But for many, dare I suggest most, simply inserting two people into the UFC Octagon is not, in and of itself, particularly compelling...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 38,313 reads 46 comments