1. Stool Gate: 'Old Dirty Trick' Saves Yoel Romero from Tim Kennedy at UFC 178

    When there's 10 seconds left between rounds, it's the referee's job to let the fighters' corners know and to start the athletes on the path back into the cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 25,714 reads 129 comments

  2. Demetrious Johnson Is the UFC's Most Dominant Champion and No One Cares

    There was a weird vibe in Las Vegas as Demetrious Johnson ( 21–2–1) , the UFC's most dominant champion, made his way to the Octagon to defend his flyweight championship...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 13,451 reads 107 comments

  3. Demetrious Johnson Faces No-Win Situation in UFC 178 Main Event

    Demetrious Johnson takes another one for the team Saturday night. Since becoming the UFC’s inaugural flyweight champion two years ago, Johnson has been nothing short of a workhorse for the world’s largest MMA company...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 10,104 reads 21 comments

  4. UFC 178: Cerrone vs. Alvarez Winner Should Get Next Lightweight Title Shot

    Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez are going to get in the Octagon on Saturday night. They’re going to fight. It is probably going to be awesome...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 4,912 reads 27 comments

  5. Return of the King: Can Former UFC Champ Dominick Cruz Reclaim His Throne?

    It seems ridiculous considering his placement on this weekend's UFC 178 preliminaries, but, believe it or not, bantamweight Dominick Cruz was once one of the most dominant champions in UFC history...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 8,296 reads 19 comments

  6. Conor McGregor: From Football to Fighting, Comfortable in the Uncomfortable

    Growing up in Dublin, Conor McGregor was just like every other Irish boy. Which is to say, McGregor grew up with dreams of playing football...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 16,532 reads 57 comments

  7. Yoel Romero Gets Chance to Shine at UFC 178, but Is Smart Money on Tim Kennedy?

    Yoel Romero spent much of the last 18 months establishing himself as the UFC middleweight division’s most wonderfully weird newcomer...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 7,127 reads 27 comments

  8. Eddie Alvarez Faces Instant Must-Win in UFC 178 Debut Against Donald Cerrone

    UFC 178 was a long time coming for Eddie Alvarez . It took nearly two years of legal wrangling , followed by wholesale regime change to disentangle the Bellator lightweight champion from his previous place of work...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 8,109 reads 12 comments

  9. Mark Hunt Deserves a Title Shot Against UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez

    There's something so cool about UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt (10-8-1)—entrancing even. He's a human paradox, a man whose very existence defies the carefully crafted rules that govern the world of combat sports...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 19,578 reads 98 comments

  10. UFC 178 Is a Great Fight Card, It Just Lacks a Proper Main Event

    If you follow me on Twitter —and let's be honest with each other, you have no reason not to—you've no doubt seen me trumpeting my excitement for Saturday's UFC 178 card...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 15,363 reads 54 comments

  11. Jon Jones in 2015: Prognosticating the UFC Champ's Upcoming Schedule

    Chances are, Jon Jones will never have another 2011. To say that year was a good one for the UFC light heavyweight champion is a drastic understatement...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 15,347 reads 21 comments

  12. Wanderlei Silva's Camp Files Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss Case

    Veteran mixed martial arts fighter Wanderlei Silva has filed a reply in support of motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction in the case brought against him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 6,211 reads 10 comments

  13. The 10 Greatest Feuds in UFC and MMA History

    For some people MMA competition is enough. Two tough guys, one cage, something has to give. But for many, dare I suggest most, simply inserting two people into the UFC Octagon is not, in and of itself, particularly compelling...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 38,405 reads 46 comments

  14. Johny Hendricks Is Finally Healthy, Ready to Talk Robbie Lawler, Ben Askren, GSP

    As we speak, Johny Hendricks is about a month into his fight camp. Never mind that the UFC welterweight champion doesn ’t yet officially have an opponent for the first defense of his title...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 17,436 reads 43 comments

  15. 5 TUF 20 Cast Members with the Inside Track to Be Champion

    The Ultimate Fighter 20 debuted last week to rave reviews and not-so-great television ratings. But regardless of the show's ability to capture fan imagination—it has grown ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 8,492 reads 32 comments

  16. By Getting Under Ronda Rousey's Skin, Bethe Correia Is Already a Winner

    Some very big doors may be about to open for Bethe Correia . If they do, it will happen because—and only because—she had the foresight and fortitude to kick them down on her own...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 22,123 reads 46 comments

  17. What's Next for Anderson Silva After He Beats Nick Diaz?

    The biggest fight of 2015, on nearly every kind of scale one imagines, is probably Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier . After that, it's Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz . It wasn't always this way, of course...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 41,654 reads 164 comments

  18. Andrei Arlovski Returns to Prominence as Possible UFC Heavyweight Contender

    Andrei Arlovksi , world heavyweight title contender? This seemed a ludicrous idea in March 2013, when Arlovski lost to former welterweight and future light heavyweight Anthony Johnson...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 21,301 reads 68 comments

  19. When Risks Outweigh Rewards, Fighters and Fans Face Uncertain Futures

    I’d like to think a guy like Krzysztof Soszynski would be set for life. A veteran of nearly 40 fights, Soszynski spent more than eight years in the trenches of professional MMA ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 19,443 reads 31 comments

  20. Dana White vs. Ben Askren Isn't Good for Anyone

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Dana White doesn't like somebody, and he doesn't mind telling anyone who will listen exactly what he thinks. It's that trait that made White one of the biggest stars in the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 21,136 reads 92 comments

  21. The Ultimate Fighter 20 Is Good, and You Should Watch It

    It has been a long time since a season of The Ultimate Fighter felt like a big deal. I am not telling you anything you don't know. This is not a revelation. The Ultimate Fighter has been stuck on "not interesting" for years...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 7,327 reads 36 comments

  22. What's Next for Ronda Rousey? Only One Controversial Fight Makes Sense

    What's next for Ronda Rousey ? There was a time when the answer to that question seemed clear. Back when Rousey was in Strikeforce, we all assumed she'd sign with the UFC, ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 26,263 reads 90 comments

  23. Ben Askren Walks Alone: Is the OneFC Champ MMA's Most Interesting Character?

    Clearly, getting kicked off Inside MMA was a win-win for Ben Askren . If Askren had been wondering how to take his ongoing rift with UFC President Dana White to the ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 11,231 reads 76 comments

  24. For Jacare Souza, a Middleweight Title Shot Is the Only Fight That Makes Sense

    Ronaldo “ Jacare ” Souza rests his case. Souza made his final push toward No. 1 contender status in the middleweight division on Friday, as he battered, fatigued ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 12,031 reads 42 comments

  25. Bellator's Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar Brawl: So Bad It Was Actually Good?

    I've seen a lot of MMA over the years. A lot. Putting together The MMA Encyclopedia , I watched footage from all over the world, from the despondently bad to the resplendently life-changing...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 28,854 reads 49 comments