1. Chael Sonnen Issued 2-Year Suspension, No Fine for 5 Drug Failures

    LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday handed down a largely light punishment to retired UFC star Chael Sonnen . Sonnen was suspended for two years with no fine...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 27,945 reads 117 comments

  2. Anthony Johnson Plans on Finishing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

    When the Ultimate Fighting Championship asked Anthony Johnson if he wanted to fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, he didn't do the obvious thing. Johnson didn't question if Nogueira would show up come fight night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 10,577 reads 62 comments

  3. UFC's Jam-Packed July Will Go Down as a Month to Remember for MMA Fans

    Considering the ever-increasing demands of being an MMA fan, it can sometimes be difficult to savor the moment. It's never been more expensive or more difficult to simply follow our sport...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 15,136 reads 44 comments

  4. Conor McGregor Proves He's More Than Just Talk, but Still Has a Long Road Ahead

    Two things were immediately apparent on Saturday, after Conor McGregor dusted Diego Brandao via first-round TKO at UFC Fight Night 46. First, McGregor has “ it...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 22,494 reads 108 comments

  5. Fact from Fiction: Analyzing Dana White's Ireland Media Scrum

    Dana White 's scrums are usually a source of fantastic information. The UFC president sits down on a chair, the media circle around him, and an informal chat begins...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 25,361 reads 100 comments

  6. Johny Hendricks on Forgetting the Belt at Home and Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

    If anything has changed for Johny Hendricks since he became the UFC welterweight champion in March, it's that dang UFC championship belt. This seems obvious, so let's clarify: remembering the belt is the problem...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 20,834 reads 77 comments

  7. MMA Bold Predictions: What Will the 2nd Half of 2014 Bring for UFC, Bellator?

    The first half of 2014 has been an uneasy time in mixed martial arts. The UFC’s unforgiving marathon schedule refused to yield, and in the face of a rough rash of injuries, compromises were made ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 18,096 reads 49 comments

  8. Robbie Lawler, Office Enforcer, Gets Ruthless on Bleacher Report Staff

    UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler will face Matt Brown in the main event of UFC on Fox 12 next week in San Jose. It's one of the biggest fights of Lawler 's career...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 37,616 reads 34 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 45: Behind Brash Facade, a Cowboy Quietly Comes into His Own

    After polishing off Jim Miller via head-kick knockout on Wednesday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 45, Donald Cerrone stood in the Octagon and announced his future plans. They sounded suspiciously like many of his past plans...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 10,686 reads 33 comments

  10. Gadelha vs. Lahdemaki a Landmark Moment for UFC; Here Come the Strawweights

    Claudia Gadelha stood on one side of the Octagon, Tina Lahdemaki on the other. UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik welcomed viewers watching on Fight Pass to "beautiful Atlantic City,” ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 12,566 reads 39 comments

  11. Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller: Appreciating the UFC Fight Night 45 Main Event

    Neither Donald Cerrone nor Jim Miller has ever headlined a UFC pay-per-view. Neither guy has ever been champion (or even fought for UFC gold)...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 13,076 reads 16 comments

  12. UFC Needs to Return to Stacked PPV Cards for Year-End Event

    UFC fans have grown spoiled over the years. This is not debatable. It is fact. Diehard fans of any sport will find a way to argue anything, and I am being quite literal in my usage of the term "literal...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 12,488 reads 45 comments

  13. The State of the UFC Middleweight Division

    We've taken a look at the state of the UFC's heavyweight , light heavyweight , welterweight and lightweight divisions...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 17,959 reads 98 comments

  14. TUF 19 Finale: On Frankie Edgar, BJ Penn and the Horrible Clarity of Hindsight

    A third fight between Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn never made much sense. Less and less so every second they actually spent together in the cage...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 28,727 reads 36 comments

  15. UFC 175 Results: Chris Weidman Proves His Point, Holds Off Game Lyoto Machida

    After each of his fights against Anderson Silva during 2013, Chris Weidman was rightfully announced as the undisputed UFC middleweight champion. Maybe now people will finally stop disputing it...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 48,361 reads 278 comments

  16. Ronda Rousey Cements Her Place as Most Terrifying Woman on Earth

    Ronda Rousey , the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star, sent her fame soaring to unprecedented heights with a 16-second knockout win over Alexis Davis at UFC 175. It wasn't just the speed, though there was plenty of that...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 55,885 reads 422 comments

  17. UFC 175: Will the Biggest PPV of 2014 (so Far) Bear Fruit or Die on the Vine?

    Just in case anyone was wondering, UFC President Dana White wants us all to know the state of his company is strong, thank you very much...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 13,040 reads 41 comments

  18. Ronda Rousey, UFC's Biggest Star, Prepared for UFC 175 Challenge from Davis

    Ronda Rousey is the biggest star in the known universe. This may not be the most truthful statement ever written. But it feels that way, here in one of the many rooms that make up the Mandalay Bay Events Center...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 22,733 reads 81 comments

  19. With Few Real Challenges Ahead, Ronda Rousey's Fighting Future Still Uncertain

    Here’s what we know for sure about Ronda Rousey ’s future in the Octagon: On Saturday she’ll take on Alexis Davis at UFC 175 , she’ll win, and then she’ll go on a vacation...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 18,586 reads 53 comments

  20. UFC 175 Bold Predictions: What Does Future Hold for Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey?

    The UFC has a lot riding on this Saturday's pay-per-view event. With Chris Weidman set to defend his middleweight title against Lyoto Machida and Ronda Rousey putting her women's ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 21,788 reads 39 comments

  21. Weidman vs. Machida Is an Excellent Fight, but Will Anyone Watch?

    As far as main events go, you're not going to find many better than Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida . The middleweight title fight headlines this Saturday's UFC 175 event in Las Vegas...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 22,906 reads 159 comments

  22. Lyoto Gets 1 More Chance to Jump-Start 'Machida Era' at UFC 175

    At this point, it’s one of our sport's most persistent jokes. Five years after the UFC broadcast team prematurely bellowed the dawn of a new day in the light heavyweight ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 15,289 reads 57 comments

  23. Can Chris Weidman Silence His Critics with a Win over Lyoto Machida?

    With his first anniversary as UFC middleweight champion approaching, it sounds as though Chris Weidman has made peace with never getting the credit he deserves...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 17,755 reads 260 comments

  24. Chael Sonnen's Latest Failed Drug Test Casts a Shadow over His Entire Career

    Until the very end, there were many who wanted to believe in Chael Sonnen . You've heard me say this before, but I will say it again: Sonnen is one of the nicest people you'll meet in mixed martial arts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 20,449 reads 191 comments

  25. Cub Swanson Proves Worthy of UFC Featherweight Title Shot, but Will It Come?

    For Cub Swanson , perhaps the sixth time will be the charm. Swanson ran his impressive Octagon win streak to an even half-dozen on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 44, outdueling the ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 9,325 reads 40 comments