1. Valiant in Defeat: Robbie Lawler Reached His Full Potential and Still Fell Short

    Robbie Lawler flashed his pearly whites throughout his UFC title fight with Johny Hendricks. All but forgotten, one foot out the door just two years ago after a loss to Lorenz Larkin ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 20,938 reads 112 comments

  2. UFC 171: Johny Hendricks Outblasts, Outlasts Robbie Lawler for Vacant Title

    Smart won. Heart won. Johny Hendricks was at his best when his best was needed Saturday at UFC 171 , turning away a strong second-half push from Robbie Lawler to claim the vacant welterweight title via unanimous decision...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 40,037 reads 163 comments

  3. Bold Predictions for UFC 171: Who Will Be the New Welterweight Kingpin?

    The post-Georges St-Pierre era begins in earnest on Saturday night, when Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler scrap for the vacant welterweight title at UFC 171 ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 9,523 reads 26 comments

  4. UFC 171's Robbie Lawler Says He's Finally Ready to Live Up to the Hype

    Robbie Lawler , circa 2001, was a fight promoter's dream. Raw-boned, corn-fed and lily white, the 19-year-old Iowan prodigy appeared to be cut from granite as he laid waste to Saburo Kawakatsu at a long-forgotten extravaganza in Hawaii...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 6,788 reads 14 comments

  5. UFC 171: Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler Prepare to Put Fresh Spin on WW Title

    Arguably the most interesting thing about Saturday's fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler is that it doesn ’t really matter who wins...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 30,111 reads 72 comments

  6. American Gladiators Meets MMA in 'Hip Show: Arena Combat' on AXS TV

    Eldarhan Machukaev, nicknamed "Sniper 95," attempted to build speed as he scrambled across a series of obstacles, with his flight-or-fight instinct on overload...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 46,373 reads 25 comments

  7. UFC 171: Diego Sanchez Is Still the Ultimate Fighter, for Better and Worse

    Diego Sanchez is perhaps the UFC’s pound-for-pound most likable fighter. At least in interview settings, the first-ever The Ultimate Fighter winner comes across as one of MMA ’s true nice guys...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 14,218 reads 37 comments

  8. UFC's Current Crop of Contenders Could Make Light Heavyweight Great Again

    For many of the UFC's formative years, light heavyweight was the company's undisputed glamor division. The 205-pound class became comfortably ensconced as the UFC’s marquee ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 13,574 reads 92 comments

  9. Is UFC Champion Jon Jones Trying to Duck Top Contender Alexander Gustafsson?

    Alexander Gustafsson , the recently minted Swedish superstar, doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 45,487 reads 457 comments

  10. Why Is UFC Star Alexander Gustafsson Relegated to an Online Fight?

    There was legitimate tension the last time we saw Alexander Gustafsson in the UFC Octagon. A single question lingered in the air...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 29,092 reads 130 comments

  11. To Be Truly Innovative, UFC Fight Pass Should Save Fans Money

    Let’s make one thing clear from the start: UFC Fight Pass is an amazing idea. Perhaps no single entity has as much potential to chart the future of MMA as the UFC’s new digital subscription service...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 19,956 reads 132 comments

  12. Is It Time for the UFC to Cut Ties with Vitor Belfort?

    UFC President Dana White has invested significant time and energy into defending Vitor Belfort. Even as his overall opinion of testosterone replacement therapy began to sour in recent months, White steadfastly supported his No...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 51,444 reads 276 comments

  13. TUF China Finale Results: UFC Star Dong Hyun Kim on a Long, Ugly Road to Nowhere

    The end was beautiful, a startling bit of violence that made even the most hardened fight fan wake up, shake off the ennui and feel...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 23,802 reads 67 comments

  14. MMA Industry Has Cause to Celebrate as Nevada, UFC Ban Testosterone Therapy

    The testosterone replacement therapy era ended swiftly and unexpectedly on Thursday, with all the fireworks of a subdued but unanimous vote by the Nevada State Athletic Commission...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 43,966 reads 177 comments

  15. Why Ronda Rousey, and Women's MMA, Need a Fight with Cris Cyborg to Happen

    Excellence. Fundamentally, it's why we watch sports, to see human beings reach their ultimate potential, to see the body and mind pushed to their absolute limits...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 64,496 reads 337 comments

  16. Gilbert Melendez Pulls Upset of the Year in UFC Contract Negotiation

    When the final scorecards were revealed on Sunday in Gilbert Melendez’s arduous contract negotiation with the UFC, the results were a clear-cut unanimous-decision victory for the former Strikeforce lightweight champion...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 11,243 reads 33 comments

  17. 5 Things the UFC Should Do While Ronda Rousey Is on Vacation

    If social media is to be believed, Ronda Rousey celebrated Saturday’s win over Sara McMann at UFC 170 by going out for chicken wings ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 26,432 reads 96 comments

  18. UFC 170: Early Stoppage Robs Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann of Their Moment

    Perhaps the worst thing about the controversial ending to UFC 170 is there will be no easy fix. After back-to-back fight camps and a 56-day turnaround between defenses of her ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 52,552 reads 208 comments

  19. UFC 170: Why Cormier vs. Cummins Could Be the Worst Thing for MMA

    Imagine this unlikely scenario—a week before the Super Bowl the entire roster of the Seattle Seahawks comes down with Legionnaires' disease . The NFC champions, without a doubt, will be medically unable to perform...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 30,656 reads 141 comments

  20. Olympian vs. Olympian: Sara McMann Aims to Stop the Ronda Rousey Show at UFC 170

    Ronda Rousey is getting a massage. It’s Wednesday afternoon in Glendale, Calif., 11 days before she’ll defend her UFC women’s bantamweight championship against Sara McMann at UFC 170 , and Rousey is due for a short break...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 63,401 reads 70 comments

  21. Nate Quarry Hammers UFC on Fighter Pay, Contracts and Possibility of Uniforms

    Add Nate Quarry to the growing chorus of former UFC fighters who are taking aim at the company on a number of fronts...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 20,096 reads 104 comments

  22. Daniel Cormier vs. Patrick Cummins Is UFC Damage Control at Its Best (and Worst)

    One of the great strengths of the UFC has always been its ability to make sharp turns. Because it operates largely without concern for modern burdens like corporate policy, decorum ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 7,343 reads 16 comments

  23. UFC Fight Night 36: Lyoto Machida Makes Himself at Home at Middleweight

    Middleweight seems to suit Lyoto Machida . The former light heavyweight champion’s style will probably never be for everyone, but in the wake of his victory over Gegard ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 18,410 reads 72 comments

  24. UFC Fight Night 36 Notebook: The Night the Decisions Came to Brazil

    Another week, another fight card. The UFC returned to Brazil for Fight Night 36, headlined by two fights with more than a little importance to the middleweight division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 9,212 reads 29 comments

  25. Dana White Hopeful of Testosterone Replacement Ban Sooner Than Later

    LAS VEGAS—UFC President Dana White would like nothing more than to see testosterone replacement therapy go the way of the dodo...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 3,768 reads 27 comments