1. UFC 177 Was Low on Star Power but Ended Up Being a Lot of Fun Anyway

    In the end, if you were looking for the UFC's brightest-shining stars, you were never going to find them at UFC 177 . Not after The Curse waylaid Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson and Renan Barao and the rest...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 22,580 reads 58 comments

  2. T.J. Dillashaw Will Beat Renan Barao, and He'll Beat Everyone Else, Too

    In May, I spent four days with T. J. Dillashaw during the lead-up to his UFC bantamweight title fight with Renan Barao . Barao was the UFC's latest pet project at the time...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 5,407 reads 36 comments

  3. UFC's New Drug Policy Could Be a Crucial Step into the Light (and in Wooing GSP)

    According to reports, the Holy Grail may be at hand. The UFC announced, via ESPN’s Brett Okamoto , on Wednesday that it will ramp up its drug testing efforts during the ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 18,329 reads 84 comments

  4. Less Than Super: Why I'm Not Buying UFC 177's Incredibly Inadequate Card

    You can't tell from Saturday's UFC 177, but there was a time every pay-per-view was an event . Even as cable television took the Octagon into America's living rooms, the sport was ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 36,095 reads 136 comments

  5. UFC 177 Bold Predictions: Can Renan Barao and T.J. Dillashaw Draw a Crowd?

    It wasn’t supposed to be this way. When the mad scientists at Zuffa headquarters fired-up their matchmaking supercomputer months ago and asked it to synthesize an awesome card ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 3,401 reads 10 comments

  6. T.J. Dillashaw's Worst-Case Scenario: Could a Loss Leave Him out in the Cold?

    Really quick, let’s lay out the doomsday scenario for T.J. Dillashaw . The new men’s bantamweight champion is already getting the short end of the stick on Saturday—slated ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 6,076 reads 21 comments

  7. UFC Star Tyron Woodley Skeptical of Real Change in Hometown of Ferguson

    Tyron Woodley was on Canfield Drive just two days before Michael Brown was gunned down by police officer Darren Wilson. "I was a one-minute walk away from where it happened," Woodley says...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 9,937 reads 1 comments

  8. Tyron Woodley Wants to Continue Climbing Up the Ladder by Facing Matt Brown

    Tyron Woodley does not care if his ideal next opponent is coming off a loss. He does not care if they are ranked two spots lower than him in the UFC's official rankings ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 13,249 reads 57 comments

  9. For Ben Henderson, Controversial Fights Are Nothing New (But Losing Them Is)

    You didn’t think we were going to get through an entire Benson Henderson fight without a little controversy, did you? Sorry, but that’s just not how he rolls...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 11,784 reads 39 comments

  10. Jordan Mein Says He Wasn't Distracted, but Father's Arrest Was on All Our Minds

    Maybe it was just the rest of us who were distracted. Clearly, Jordan Mein was in an unenviable spot Saturday night, fighting Mike Pyle at UFC Fight Night 49 just a day after ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 12,977 reads 41 comments

  11. Rafael Dos Anjos Makes a Mess of the UFC's Lightweight Title Picture

    When Benson Henderson fights, you can usually count on getting comfortable. There's time to secure your popcorn, visit the loo and make sure your stamp collection is in order...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 37,624 reads 104 comments

  12. UFC Star Michael Bisping Will Never Be World Champion, and That's OK

    For 23 seconds it all came together for England's Michael Bisping (25-6) at UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau on Saturday; he unleashed a glorious combination of 20 strikes that could have been lifted directly from an MMA textbook...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 18,690 reads 69 comments

  13. Wanderlei Silva No-Shows NAC Disciplinary Meeting, Files Motion to Dismiss

    Thursday's postponement of Wanderlei Silva 's disciplinary hearing in front of the Nevada Athletic Commission added another layer of intrigue to one of the most controversial subjects in mixed martial arts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 7,134 reads 37 comments

  14. Ben Henderson Can Take Next Step Toward Redemption Against Rafael Dos Anjos

    Rustam Khabilov was a good start. Last we saw Benson Henderson , the former lightweight champion snapped his streak of eight consecutive decision victories at June’s ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 4,191 reads 28 comments

  15. Scott Coker Is a Breath of Fresh Air for Bellator MMA

    The June appointment of Scott Coke r as president of Bellator MMA left many wondering what was in store for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts company. There was plenty of optimism...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 4,328 reads 6 comments

  16. Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone Could Have a Fight for the Ages at UFC 178

    For Eddie Alvarez , nearly two years of frustration and heartache ended in an all-out sprint. On Tuesday, Alvarez woke up the reigning Bellator lightweight champion...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 8,832 reads 31 comments

  17. Michael Bisping Needs Impressive Win over Cung Le to Prove He Still Belongs

    Say this much for Michael Bisping : The man is a professional. From the outside looking in, it’d be easy to greet Bisping ’s latest assignment with one of the brash Brit’s trademark sneers...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 4,613 reads 13 comments

  18. Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le: Contrived Insults Are Totally Unnecessary

    If you were looking for a reason to wake up at 6:30 a.m. ET to watch the preliminary card for the UFC's latest return to Macau , China, on Saturday, well, I've got nothing for you...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 12,355 reads 23 comments

  19. Ryan Bader's Win over Ovince Saint Preux Leaves Fans Asking the Tough Questions

    There were times when it seemed like nobody wanted to be there. Ryan Bader succeeded only in spurts, Ovince Saint Preux finished looking lost and tired, and as the clock crept past 1 a...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 8,208 reads 18 comments

  20. Judging the Judges: Did Sara McMann Beat Lauren Murphy at UFC Fight Night 47?

    Lauren Murphy hit Sara McMann a whopping 193 times Saturday night in Bangor, Maine, banging her about the head over and over again over the course of 15 minutes...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 15,664 reads 105 comments

  21. UFC Fight Night 47 Bold Predictions: What's in Store for Ryan Bader, OSP?

    Perhaps more than anything else, UFC Fight Night 47 has positioning going for it. The Octagon makes its first trip to Maine on Saturday in the UFC's first fight card in 21 days...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 7,640 reads 9 comments

  22. Data Bomb: Who Is the UFC's Biggest Pay-Per-View Star?

    We constantly hear discussion of Ronda Rousey or Jon Jones being the UFC's biggest pay-per-view draw. But who really has the correct answer? With Brock Lesnar and Georges St-Pierre—easily ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 11,050 reads 75 comments

  23. UFC Fight Night 47 Preview: Ryan Bader Can Still Be Somebody at 205 Pounds

    It’s easy to feel sorry for a guy like Ryan Bader . OK—scratch that—more accurately, I suspect it’s easy for fight fans to feel absolutely nothing for a guy like Bader ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 2,335 reads 14 comments

  24. Pressing Pause: Can the Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones Fight Survive a Delay?

    Being an MMA fan isn't always easy. Nice things are few and far between. For every truly compelling fight such as like light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 18,292 reads 30 comments

  25. Michelle Waterson, the Next Big Star for Women's MMA

    LAS VEGAS — Michelle Waterson , the Invicta Fighting Championships 105-pound champion, is already reaping the benefits of Invicta 's recent broadcast deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 18,631 reads 31 comments