1. The State of the UFC Welterweight Division

    Georges St-Pierre's decision to walk away from the Ultimate Fighting Championship may have been met with groans from fans and from the halls of the UFC's office. But for the rest of the fighters inhabiting the division, it has been a blessing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 18,080 reads 68 comments

  2. Demetrious Johnson's Flawless Victory over Ali Bagautinov Can't Save UFC 174

    Demetrious Johnson was pretty close to flawless on Saturday in his destruction of Ali Bagautinov. The champ swept Bagautinov on all three scorecards at UFC 174 , looking so ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 18,998 reads 86 comments

  3. Tyron Woodley: 'I Should Be the UFC Champion This Year'

    A year ago, Tyron Woodley sat at a table across from me at a hotel in freezing Montreal. One month prior, Woodley had made his UFC debut. It was an emphatic one...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 9,237 reads 135 comments

  4. Chael Sonnen's Retirement Ends UFC's Most Unlikely & Controversial Success Story

    If there’s one thing about Chael Sonnen ’s 17-year MMA career that everyone can agree on, it’s that he got results. The rest? That’s kind of a gray area...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 24,294 reads 79 comments

  5. Demetrious Johnson Casts Eye Toward Future, Still Has Things to Prove at 125

    Demetrious Johnson is an avid gamer, and so it is a little upsetting for him that the Electronic Entertainment Expo—or E3, in the parlance of those who follow such things—is ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 4,754 reads 10 comments

  6. Chael Sonnen's Gift of Gab Betrays Him During Explanation of Failed Drug Test

    Chael Sonnen went on Fox Sports 1 on Tuesday afternoon and talked. Boy, did he talk. Just talked and talked...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 17,952 reads 149 comments

  7. Vitor Belfort's Licensing Chances Anyone's Guess After Positive Test Confirmed

    Somewhere, PT Barnum must be smiling. The saga of Vitor Belfort reached the circus-sideshow stratosphere last week, with the embattled fighter finally releasing the results ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 11,900 reads 54 comments

  8. Johnson vs. Bagautinov: Complete Guide to UFC 174 Fight Card

    It has been three years, nearly to the day, since the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its one-Octagon circus last rolled into Vancouver...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 13,363 reads 34 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 42 Results: Ben Henderson Picks Perfect Time to Leave No Doubt

    Benson Henderson was wise to handle all his own business on Saturday against Rustam Khabilov. This was the wrong night to leave anything to chance...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 26,527 reads 82 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 42: Russian Accents, Fishhooks and the Worst Decision Ever

    There is something in the air in Albuquerque, or perhaps it is in the water. Or perhaps it is nowhere at all. The popularity of the AMC show "Breaking Bad" led to scores of jokes about the Albuquerque desert...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 18,385 reads 123 comments

  11. Two Brothers

    Jeff and Barry Meyer grew up in one of the nice parts of Chicago, where money begat nice shopping malls and nice schools and nice kids wearing nice clothes. They were karate kids...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 3,449 reads 2 comments

  12. A Man Apart: Benson Henderson Needs to Do Something Special to Rejoin Title Hunt

    At first glance, Rustam Khabilov seems like a weird matchup for Benson Henderson . Given Henderson’s status as the UFC’s No...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 9,265 reads 55 comments

  13. Jon Jones Latest in Long List of Stars to Publicly Clash with UFC Brass

    The marriage between the UFC and its biggest stars has never been perfect. Jon Jones took his turn proving that point (again) on Monday, after Dana White needlessly put the light ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 20,673 reads 149 comments

  14. Jon Jones Hasn't Signed to Fight Alexander Gustafsson; Should Fans Be Worried?

    Very few people seem to know for sure where things stand between the UFC and Jon Jones at the moment. Those who do? They aren ’t talking...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 12,803 reads 54 comments

  15. The Dude Abides: Stipe Miocic Shuts Down Fabio Maldonado, Ends UFC Marathon

    Stipe Miocic gave UFC fans exactly what they wanted on Saturday against Fabio Maldonado. Mostly, what they wanted was to go to bed...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 21,367 reads 37 comments

  16. TJ Dillashaw on UFC 173 Win, Cruz, Faber and Return to the Octagon

    Last week, I followed TJ Dillashaw as he prepared for his UFC 173 bout against Renan Barao. He was one of the biggest underdogs ever to participate in a championship bout, and ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 13,493 reads 24 comments

  17. Chael Sonnen Will Continue to Get Title Shots, and Here's Why

    It is a familiar refrain: Chael Sonnen , coming off a loss, finds himself in position for a title shot. It happened in 2013...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 34,331 reads 189 comments

  18. Vitor Belfort's Long, Strange UFC Trip Is About to Take Its Weirdest Turn Yet

    We know now that Vitor Belfort was being too modest back in September of 2012, when he unwittingly dubbed himself the “Young Dinosaur” during an interview with MMAFighting ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 21,370 reads 58 comments

  19. Wanderlei Silva Torpedoes Career with Nevada Licensing Controversy

    There was a time when Wanderlei Silva was the most feared man in mixed martial arts. He had a terrifying visage. Before every fight in PRIDE, Silva would stand across the ring and glare a hole through his opponent...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 49,469 reads 90 comments

  20. Daniel Cormier Has Nothing Left to Prove After UFC 173 Win, Bring on Jon Jones

    It appears even Daniel Cormier knows his upcoming fight against light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is going to be something special...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 17,668 reads 165 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 17,315 reads 83 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 14,706 reads 41 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 5,792 reads 69 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 13,865 reads 28 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 11,097 reads 51 comments