1. The Question: Is Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber a Real Superfight?

    On Tuesday evening, the mixed martial arts Internet exploded with the news that Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber would potentially, possibly, probably headline the UFC's first foray into the Philippines...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 19,936 reads 167 comments

  2. UFC's February 18 Press Conference a Promising Start Toward Drug Changes

    Over the past seven days, I have gone in hard on the UFC and its drug testing issues. I've said I believe they have a problem with performance enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 11,862 reads 68 comments

  3. Hot to Not: UFC's Early 2015 Schedule Soured by Drug Test Failures, Injuries

    Maybe we’re all feeling a little bit like Alexander Gustafsson right now. You remember how Gustafsson ’s 2015 started, right? The erstwhile light heavyweight No...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 16,374 reads 40 comments

  4. UFC, MMA Needs More Vocal Anti-PED Fighters Like Tim Kennedy

    If more fighters took the same kind of public stance on performance-enhancing drugs as UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy, the sport of mixed martial arts might be better off. Not everybody can be Kennedy, of course...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 8,452 reads 103 comments

  5. Daniel Cormier Reflects on Jones Fight, Promises He Can Still Beat the Champion

    LAS VEGAS — Daniel Cormier stood backstage, moments away from making the most important walk of his athletic career...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 32,530 reads 110 comments

  6. Bye, Bye PEDs: A 5-Point Plan to Get Performance-Enhancing Drugs out of UFC

    You aren’t going to like this. The price of expunging performance-enhancing drugs from mixed martial arts will be steep, and fans will need to shoulder at least some of the cost...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 26,863 reads 139 comments

  7. UFC Must Take Drastic Stand on PEDs in Mixed Martial Arts

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship has a drug problem . If you weren't already aware of this, you are now. 2015 started off with a bang for the promotion, with two consecutive pay-per-view events headlined by appealing fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 15,506 reads 163 comments

  8. Michael Bisping on Anderson Silva: Drug Failure Taints Entire Legacy

    In a video released Thursday, veteran Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Michael Bisping said the news of Anderson Silva 's test failure for performance-enhancing drugs has tarnished his entire legacy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 8,267 reads 67 comments

  9. The Question: Does the UFC Have a Drug Problem?

    The UFC's announcement of Anderson Silva 's failed test for performance-enhancing drugs once again brought the topic of PEDs in mixed martial arts to the forefront of discussion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 17,820 reads 102 comments

  10. Anderson Silva vs. the World: Can the GOAT Still Compete with UFC's Best?

    Anderson Silva will be 40 years old before he fights again. If he fights again. The consensus pick as greatest MMA fighter of all time convincingly outgunned welterweight Nick Diaz on Saturday at UFC 183...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 6,603 reads 28 comments

  11. UFC 183 Post-Fight Notebook: A Weird Week for the UFC Draws to a Close

    LAS VEGAS — I arrived fashionably late for UFC 183, just in time for the first preliminary-card bout...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 15,993 reads 31 comments

  12. If This Is Goodbye: Remembering UFC 183 Great Nick Diaz

    Say this for UFC star Nick Diaz —the man knows how to put on a show. Spitting, taunting and at one point even laying down on the mat, Diaz made a mockery of Anderson Silva, the greatest middleweight to ever live...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 18,833 reads 48 comments

  13. Nick Diaz Gives the Fans What They Paid to See in UFC 183 Loss to Anderson Silva

    If you paid to see a show on Saturday at UFC 183 , you certainly got your money’s worth—even at the fight company’s newly inflated pay-per-view asking price...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 34,274 reads 78 comments

  14. UFC 183: Anderson Silva Is Back, but Age Might Be Most Difficult Opponent Yet

    LAS VEGAS — Just over one year ago, Anderson Silva was on the Octagon floor, holding his leg and screaming in pain...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 52,208 reads 92 comments

  15. Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz: Great Fighters, Terrible Fight?

    I love Nick Diaz. In the spirit of full disclosure I think it's important to tell you that up front. It's a manly platonic love. Purely unprofessional? Sure. And deeply held. Everything about Diaz resonates with me...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 29,144 reads 59 comments

  16. UFC 183 Pre-Fight Notebook: Nick Diaz Has Arrived, Not a Moment Too Soon

    LAS VEGAS—The fun part about a Nick Diaz fight isn't really the fight itself. Not that there's anything wrong with the fights. Diaz is exciting, what with his constant motion and punches and trash-talking...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 5,824 reads 13 comments

  17. UFC 183 Bold Predictions: Is Anderson Silva a Suicide Mission for Nick Diaz?

    Funny thing about these mixed weight "superfights." They always sound great in theory. Maybe when you're just spitballing ideas over a couple cold ones at the local watering hole, weight classes seem negotiable...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 13,731 reads 36 comments

  18. UFC 183 Preview: What's Nick Diaz's Best Path to Victory over Anderson Silva?

    Conventional wisdom says Nick Diaz probably can’t beat Anderson Silva on Saturday at UFC 183 . At least, not the Diaz we’ ve all come to know and love during his 11-plus years in the spotlight...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 18,202 reads 47 comments

  19. Miesha Tate Finds Peace in Las Vegas but Still Seeks 3rd Fight with Rousey

    LAS VEGAS — If you ask Miesha Tate the question—the one question everybody wants to ask—she'll give you an honest answer. "Do you want to fight Ronda Rousey again?" Of course she does...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 16,457 reads 129 comments

  20. The Question: Can Anderson Silva Reclaim Greatness at UFC 183?

    Bleacher Report lead mixed martial arts writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter have banded together—much like a modern-day version of Wham !— to take on the most important questions facing the MMA world...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 19,117 reads 101 comments

  21. What Should the UFC Do Now with Alexander Gustafsson?

    The Mauler has known better days. Alexander Gustafsson finds himself at loose ends after Saturday’s first-round TKO loss to Anthony Johnson at UFC on Fox 14...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 37,517 reads 101 comments

  22. Anthony Johnson's Fight with Jon Jones Could Be the Classic We Least Expected

    It took Anthony Johnson all of two minutes, 15 seconds on Saturday to change the trajectory of the UFC light heavyweight division...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 55,809 reads 232 comments

  23. UFC on Fox 14: Gustafsson's Title Hopes Crushed by Anthony Johnson, for Now

    Twenty-four hours ago, my colleague Jonathan Snowden and I put together the latest edition of our new series, The Question ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 20,738 reads 139 comments

  24. The Question: Will Anthony Johnson Derail Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2?

    This Saturday, the UFC heads to a massive indoor arena in Sweden for UFC on Fox 14. The main event features the ultra-smooth Alexander Gustafsson taking on Anthony Johnson, who ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 9,176 reads 55 comments

  25. UFC on Fox 14 Bold Predictions: Who Gets a Date with Jon Jones? Rumble or Gus?

    Even as the UFC light heavyweight champion finds himself mired in the flat spin of a drug scandal, the division rolls on around him. Saturday's UFC on Fox 14 features two potentially meaningful 205-pound scraps...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 21,102 reads 89 comments