1. 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 7 months ago 39,740 reads 198 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 4,929 reads 6 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 38,368 reads 63 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 62,531 reads 35 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 104,981 reads 91 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 20,897 reads 47 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 31,711 reads 135 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 23,219 reads 97 comments

  9. 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 7 months ago 10,617 reads 40 comments

  10. 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 7 months ago 33,032 reads 36 comments

  11. 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 7 months ago 17,082 reads 14 comments

  12. 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 7 months ago 16,984 reads 19 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 18,932 reads 60 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 35,796 reads 68 comments

  15. MMA in 2014: Fighter of the Year

    2014 was a rocky year for high-level mixed martial arts. While there were spots of excitement and transcendent glory, for the most part, it was a year marked by loss...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 50,534 reads 190 comments

  16. UFC Fight Night 58 Results: Lyoto Machida's One-Kick Wonder Destroys CB Dollaway

    If you want to get technical about it, Lyoto Machida actually threw two kicks Saturday during his main event bout against CB Dollaway . Really, though, all he needed was the one...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 12,586 reads 13 comments

  17. UFC Fight Night 58 Preview: Machida, Dollaway Try to Muddle Middleweight Puzzle

    At this point, both Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway must be like human Rubik’s Cubes for UFC matchmakers...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 3,434 reads 5 comments

  18. UFC Heavyweights in 2015: Making Sense of the 265-Pound Logjam

    The UFC’s heavyweights have never really found their stride. For a brief time during the Brock Lesnar Administration, the 265-pound division felt fresh and vital. It felt—for lack of a better word—big...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 32,135 reads 28 comments

  19. Rousimar Palhares: Is the Terrifying Submission Specialist Too Scary for UFC?

    Big fighters . Small fighters . Rich fighters . Poor fighters . Ground fighters . Stand-up fighters . Mixed martial arts contains multitudes — fighters seemingly crafted especially to fulfill their role in the combat sports ecosystem...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 48,579 reads 137 comments

  20. UFC on Fox 13: Rafael Dos Anjos Ends Nate Diaz's Weird Week with a Whipping

    Rafael dos Anjos saw to it that Nate Diaz ’s week of bluster ended with a whimper. From Wednesday to Friday, Diaz had largely set the pace for UFC on Fox 13, grabbing ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 29,463 reads 69 comments

  21. TUF 20 Finale: Carla Esparza Dominant in UFC Championship Win

    In the end, it was perhaps too much, too soon for Rose Namajunas. They came to the cage as opposite portraits...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 21,760 reads 71 comments

  22. UFC on Fox 13 Preview: As UFC Universe Changes, Will Planet Diaz Stay in Orbit?

    It was weirdly comforting on Wednesday to hear Nate Diaz say he slept through his open workout. The younger Diaz has been gone for a minute—out some 13 months squabbling ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 15,816 reads 47 comments

  23. The Meteoric Rise of Thug Rose Namajunas

    Pat Barry met Rose Namajunas when she punched him in the head. Barry was sparring at Roufusport one day, working on his stand-up game...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 16,275 reads 70 comments

  24. WSOF Star Jon Fitch on CM Punk, Reebok, Fighter Pay and Reinventing MMA Training

    For more than seven years, welterweight Jon Fitch built a reputation as one of the UFC's toughest fighters. He fought a who's who of the world's best at 170 pounds—and beat almost all of them...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 12,557 reads 16 comments

  25. UFC on Fox 13 Bold Predictions: Junior Dos Santos Halts the Rise of Stipe Miocic

    On Saturday at UFC on Fox 13, the giants will once again roam the Octagon. Even as the top of the fight company's 265-pound division remains in limbo while awaiting the return ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 8,189 reads 12 comments