1. NSAC Takes No Immediate Action on Drug Testing, Promises Future Steps

    LAS VEGAS — In the end, the Nevada State Athletic Commission's much-anticipated session on its out-of-competition drug-testing program ended up being much ado about nothing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 4,540 reads 22 comments

  2. NSAC Director Bennett: CIR Testing Done on Jones Sample, Came Back Clean

    LAS VEGAS — In the wake of Jon Jones ' failed test for cocaine metabolites, social media lit up with discussion over Jones' curious testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratios...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 38,641 reads 205 comments

  3. Bold MMA Predictions for 2015: A Good Year for Punks, PEDs, Plaintiffs & Parity?

    In a rare show of solidarity, the MMA community nearly unilaterally told 2014 not to let the door bump its behind on the way out. It had not been a good dozen months for the sport, and we were eager for change...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 32,069 reads 14 comments

  4. Complete Guide to UFC Champ Jon Jones's Cocaine Scandal

    On Tuesday, just days removed from his dominant title defense against former Olympian Daniel Cormier, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones surprised many in the MMA community by checking himself into a drug rehabilitation clinic ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 58,709 reads 161 comments

  5. Jon Jones Goes to Rehab: Another Odd Chapter for Great Fighter, Flawed Human

    We’ve all spent considerable time during Jon Jones ’ six-and-a-half year run in the UFC trying to figure out if he is a good man or a bad man . In the wake of news this week, via Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 33,445 reads 136 comments

  6. UFC 183 Preview: Once-Great Anderson Silva Has Much to Prove Against Nick Diaz

    MMA Kingpin is a funny responsibility. It's an entirely fictional position, sure. But it's one with no small level of import...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 23,148 reads 72 comments

  7. Jon Jones Reminds Us Why We Love and Loathe Him in Win over Daniel Cormier

    For the last six months, they were the best of enemies, and on Saturday at UFC 182 , Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier pretty much proved to be perfect dance partners, too...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 56,741 reads 117 comments

  8. UFC 182 Results: Jon Jones Uses Title Fight to Prove a Point to Daniel Cormier

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (21-1) is the best fighter in the world. If that was a controversial statement before he dispatched undefeated Olympian Daniel Cormier ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 82,543 reads 211 comments

  9. Daniel Cormier Meets the Equal He Wanted and Then Some in Jon Jones

    LAS VEGAS—In pre-fight interviews leading up to UFC 182, Daniel Cormier told Jon Jones that he hoped Jones would finally be the man who could be his equal. He got what he wanted, and then some...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 69,663 reads 242 comments

  10. UFC's Fight Pass Adds Pancrase, TKO Canada, Other Historic MMA Libraries

    LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Championship has acquired the complete video libraries of eight of the most famous and respected mixed martial arts promotions in the history of the sport...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 7,530 reads 22 comments

  11. UFC 182 Bold Predictions: Will Daniel Cormier Slay the Unbeatable Jon Jones?

    This is the one we've all been waiting for. After one change in opponent and a bevy of knee surgeries , light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will finally defend his title against Daniel Cormier on Saturday at UFC 182 ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 22,860 reads 30 comments

  12. Sorry Haters: UFC Champion Jon Jones Is the Greatest Fighter of All Time

    Controversy, as always, is swirling around Jon Jones (20-1). On Thursday, it was a hallway war of words . What it will be tomorrow, no one can say...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 39,386 reads 198 comments

  13. UFC 182 Notebook: Jones/Cormier Bad Blood, McGregor Title Shot Next

    LAS VEGAS — Of the many UFC "rivalries" over the years, 98 percent of them are fake, created out of thin air for the purpose of selling pay-per-views...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 4,928 reads 6 comments

  14. Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier and the Most Anticipated Fights in UFC History

    Jon Jones is the greatest mixed martial arts fighter in the history of the sport. A combination of carefully honed skill and innate physical tools, he's run roughshod over one of the UFC's glamour divisions...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 38,355 reads 63 comments

  15. Jon Jones' Secret Weapon

    Brandon Gibson says the first time he studied film on Daniel Cormier , he was in a truck stop outside Amarillo, Texas. It was mid-summer, and Gibson was on his way home from visiting family in Ohio...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 62,518 reads 35 comments

  16. The Olympian

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Daniel Cormier slumps in a metal folding chair. He leans his head back, blood pouring from his nose. A cutman shoves Q-tips up his left nostril in an attempt to stop the bleeding...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 104,929 reads 91 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 20,896 reads 47 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 31,706 reads 135 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 23,213 reads 97 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 10,613 reads 40 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 32,784 reads 36 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 17,082 reads 14 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 16,983 reads 19 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 18,891 reads 60 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 35,789 reads 68 comments