1. Daniel Cormier's Willingness to Stay Busy in UFC Is as Admirable as It Is Risky

    One of the many, many things to like about Daniel Cormier is his simple desire to scrap. We saw this inclination in February after Rashad Evans was forced out of their ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 7,028 reads 21 comments

  2. Ronda Rousey vs. Gina Carano: Too Weird to Book, or Too Big to Fail?

    After 20 days of wild speculation and calculated innuendo, I honestly can’t decide if it’s more difficult to imagine a world where Ronda Rousey next defends her UFC women’s ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 32,007 reads 134 comments

  3. UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun Rua and the Blurry Line Between Success and Failure

    There is a moment at UFC Fight Night 38 when all Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ’s dreams are about to come true. It ’ s late in the first round, and he’s defending a frenzied attack from Dan Henderson ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 11,593 reads 37 comments

  4. Dan Henderson Still Odd Man Out at 205, Despite Win over Shogun Rua

    Dan Henderson couldn’t solve all of his problems with a single punch at UFC Fight Night 38—just the most pressing of them...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 9,662 reads 37 comments

  5. UFC Fight Night 38: Dan Henderson Beats Back Time with Comeback KO of Shogun Rua

    After two rounds on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 38, we were all struggling to write eulogies for Dan Henderson ’s legendary MMA career...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 10,333 reads 16 comments

  6. UFC Fight Night 38: Dan Henderson 'T's' It Up One More Time Against Shogun Rua

    Of all the fighters forced to walk the testosterone replacement therapy tightrope during the last several years, Dan Henderson always managed to pull it off with the greatest of ease...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 12,367 reads 23 comments

  7. Game of Thrones: Who Is the UFC's True No. 1 Welterweight Contender?

    As one of his first official moves as UFC welterweight champion, Johny Hendricks told MMA Junkie Radio he's going to lock his new title in a safety deposit box...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 27,781 reads 198 comments

  8. Georges St-Pierre's UFC Hiatus No Longer a Mystery: It's Definitely Drug Testing

    At this point, there appears to be very little mystery left in Georges St-Pierre’s indefinite leave of absence from mixed martial arts...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 77,962 reads 156 comments

  9. The Cult of Nick Diaz: Why Some Fans Are Obsessed with the UFC Star

    Sometimes you miss something without even consciously knowing it was gone. It's a nagging feeling, one that tickles the back of your brain...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 24,028 reads 248 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 20,971 reads 112 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 40,086 reads 163 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 9,534 reads 26 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 6,838 reads 14 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 30,140 reads 72 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 46,698 reads 25 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 14,285 reads 36 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 13,602 reads 92 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 45,567 reads 457 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 29,143 reads 128 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 20,167 reads 129 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 51,565 reads 276 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 23,827 reads 66 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 43,998 reads 176 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 64,586 reads 337 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 11,295 reads 33 comments