1. Renan Barao Doesn't Deserve Immediate Rematch with T.J. Dillashaw

    T.J. Dillashaw ’s championship win over Renan Barao at UFC 173 created all sorts of interesting subplots around the UFC bantamweight championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 17,250 reads 83 comments

  2. TJ Dillashaw Puts in Star-Making Performance at UFC 173

    TJ Dillashaw spent much of the last week brimming with a quiet confidence. The UFC bantamweight title challenger was a massive underdog to champion Renan Barao, but you’d never glimpse those long odds on his face...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 14,651 reads 41 comments

  3. Is Being the UFC's Toughest Bantamweight Enough to Make Renan Barao a PPV Draw?

    Saturday night marks the first time the UFC bantamweight championship will headline a pay-per-view event without the presence of Urijah Faber...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 5,760 reads 69 comments

  4. UFC 173: Fight Week with TJ Dillashaw

    LAS VEGAS — TJ Dillashaw will face the biggest challenge of his life Saturday night. The Team Alpha Male fighter steps into the Octagon at UFC 173 to face Renan Barao for the UFC bantamweight championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 13,659 reads 28 comments

  5. Dan Henderson and Long Wait Still Stand Between Daniel Cormier and Title Shot

    Since before he even arrived in the UFC, we’ve been spinning intricate yarns about the future of Daniel Cormier ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 11,066 reads 51 comments

  6. Rampage Jackson Solidifies His Place as Bellator's Biggest Star, but Now What?

    Being in the Quinton “Rampage” Jackson business has never been easy. So far, Bellator MMA appears to be full-fistedly embracing Jackson as its biggest star, what ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 27,531 reads 31 comments

  7. Bjorn Rebney Should Focus on Bellator, Not Dana White and the UFC

    In the old days, back when he was trying to carve a place for his new mixed martial arts promotion, Bjorn Rebney refused to say a bad word about the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 20,514 reads 73 comments

  8. Bellator MMA's 1st PPV Hits All the Wrong Notes, in Exactly the Right Way

    Every now and then, it’s more important to be interesting than good. Bellator MMA may have pulled off one of those nights Saturday, as the unexpected plot twists of the ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 63,340 reads 94 comments

  9. Jon Jones Going Full Mayweather Would Be a Massive Boost for His Career

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is one of the most controversial fighters in mixed martial arts. He is a study in contrasts. He often appears humble and respectful...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 29,034 reads 81 comments

  10. Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres Announcement Leaves Fans Scratching Their Heads

    Urijah Faber is one of the UFC’s more popular fighters. He’s a pioneer in the lower weight divisions...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 24,183 reads 80 comments

  11. Bellator MMA Faces Defining Choice: To Be or Not to Be (On Pay-Per-View)

    After two hearty swings, Bellator MMA will finally split the pay-per-view pinata on Saturday night, though most observers predict only sorrow and red ink will tumble out...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 17,952 reads 62 comments

  12. UFC Making Correct Decision in Hard-Line Stance with Diaz Brothers

    The Diaz brothers, long a thorn in UFC president Dana White ’s side, may finally be riding off into the sunset — for good this time. And if you ask me, that’s OK...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 34,100 reads 133 comments

  13. UFC PPV Numbers Show Company Struggling to Adjust to Life Without GSP, Silva

    Here’s a fun fact, or perhaps a sobering one: If the estimated numbers are to be believed, Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva accounted for more than half of the UFC’s total pay-per-view buys during 2013...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 39,662 reads 105 comments

  14. Matt Brown Adds Epic Chapter to Cinderella Story with Win over Erick Silva

    Matt Brown played the underdog to the end. In the immediate aftermath of his epic third-round technical knockout victory over Erick Silva on Saturday, Brown stood in the cage in a ball cap and black T-shirt, looking not too much worse for wear...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 13,741 reads 58 comments

  15. Fabio Maldonado vs. Stipe Miocic Shows Shallow State of UFC Heavyweight Division

    In and of itself, it was not especially remarkable this week when Fabio Maldonado agreed to step up in weight to fight Stipe Miocic on 25 days' notice. Desperate times, and all that...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 16,486 reads 53 comments

  16. Anderson Silva Cleared to Train, but Which Version of the GOAT Is Coming Back?

    If it’s merely a formality, it feels like an important one. We’ ve known all along Anderson Silva was working his way back to the cage—we had the grainy, Loch ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 19,145 reads 81 comments

  17. After Palhares Bows Out, Can WSOF Stop Fighters from Treating It as a Pit Stop?

    You couldn ’t blame World Series of Fighting if it felt a little beat up right now. Frustrations appeared to be on the rise at the upstart MMA promotion last week, after ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 10,283 reads 18 comments

  18. Miesha Tate Feels Inevitable Rousey vs. Carano Fight Is a Joke, and She's Right

    The idea of Gina Carano returning from Hollywood to take on Ronda Rousey for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship is no longer in the realm of fantasy. Instead, it is reality in progress...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 27,186 reads 112 comments

  19. Jon Jones: The Path to Breaking Anderson Silva's Title Defense Record

    Even if you don’t consider Jon Jones the greatest light heavyweight of all time, you must admit he’s getting close. Since winning the championship from Mauricio Rua in 2011, Jones has defended the championship seven times...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 28,916 reads 203 comments

  20. Vitor Belfort's Mysterious Drug Test May Be About to Get a Lot More 'Relevant'

    For approximately the 1 millionth time during his run as MMA ’s most scrutinized fighter, Vitor Belfort wants us all to know everything is cool with him...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 21,105 reads 64 comments

  21. Conor McGregor Should Focus Less on Talking and More on Fighting Cole Miller

    Conor McGregor is nearing a return to the Octagon. It is a tangible thing; even though McGregor won’t yet step in the cage for over two months, we can already feel ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 10,643 reads 47 comments

  22. Haters Be Damned: It's Time for Jon Jones to Stop Being Polite, Start Being Real

    It’s strange to think there’s a fight Jon Jones can’t win. Because of his transcendent talent, we have a tendency to talk about Jones only in superlatives...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 25,173 reads 164 comments

  23. Chasing Down a Strawweight Dream

    LAS VEGAS — "When we call your name, come out to the center of the mat. If you catch a submission, let go. You know you got it, they know you got it, we know you got it. So just let it go and move on...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 10,336 reads 16 comments

  24. The Vitor Belfort TRT Mystery Deepens, and Nobody Knows Why

    Here’s a question for you: Does anybody know what is happening with Vitor Belfort ? It has been two months since the Nevada Athletic Commission voted to ban exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 11,744 reads 38 comments

  25. UFC 172 Results: Jon Jones Keeps the Art in Mixed Martial Arts

    The look on Glover Teixeira's face toward the end of his five-round fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones told the story of the fight. There was exhaustion. Amazement too...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 33,077 reads 150 comments