1. 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 6 months ago 11,258 reads 33 comments

  2. 5 Things the UFC Should Do While Ronda Rousey Is on Vacation

    If social media is to be believed, Ronda Rousey celebrated Saturday’s win over Sara McMann at UFC 170 by going out for chicken wings ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 26,438 reads 96 comments

  3. UFC 170: Early Stoppage Robs Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann of Their Moment

    Perhaps the worst thing about the controversial ending to UFC 170 is there will be no easy fix. After back-to-back fight camps and a 56-day turnaround between defenses of her ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 52,673 reads 208 comments

  4. UFC 170: Why Cormier vs. Cummins Could Be the Worst Thing for MMA

    Imagine this unlikely scenario—a week before the Super Bowl the entire roster of the Seattle Seahawks comes down with Legionnaires' disease . The NFC champions, without a doubt, will be medically unable to perform...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 30,668 reads 141 comments

  5. Olympian vs. Olympian: Sara McMann Aims to Stop the Ronda Rousey Show at UFC 170

    Ronda Rousey is getting a massage. It’s Wednesday afternoon in Glendale, Calif., 11 days before she’ll defend her UFC women’s bantamweight championship against Sara McMann at UFC 170 , and Rousey is due for a short break...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 63,408 reads 70 comments

  6. Nate Quarry Hammers UFC on Fighter Pay, Contracts and Possibility of Uniforms

    Add Nate Quarry to the growing chorus of former UFC fighters who are taking aim at the company on a number of fronts...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 20,128 reads 104 comments

  7. Daniel Cormier vs. Patrick Cummins Is UFC Damage Control at Its Best (and Worst)

    One of the great strengths of the UFC has always been its ability to make sharp turns. Because it operates largely without concern for modern burdens like corporate policy, decorum ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 7,348 reads 16 comments

  8. UFC Fight Night 36: Lyoto Machida Makes Himself at Home at Middleweight

    Middleweight seems to suit Lyoto Machida . The former light heavyweight champion’s style will probably never be for everyone, but in the wake of his victory over Gegard ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 18,429 reads 72 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 36 Notebook: The Night the Decisions Came to Brazil

    Another week, another fight card. The UFC returned to Brazil for Fight Night 36, headlined by two fights with more than a little importance to the middleweight division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 9,217 reads 29 comments

  10. Dana White Hopeful of Testosterone Replacement Ban Sooner Than Later

    LAS VEGAS—UFC President Dana White would like nothing more than to see testosterone replacement therapy go the way of the dodo...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 3,774 reads 27 comments

  11. Patrick Cummins: How an Unknown Fighter Got the Chance of a Lifetime

    LAS VEGAS — On Wednesday afternoon, Dana White was informed that Rashad Evans, who was scheduled to compete next week at UFC 170 against Daniel Cormier , had injured his knee...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 32,816 reads 69 comments

  12. UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi Fight Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    With as many trips as the UFC is now making to Brazil (on a seemingly monthly basis), it would be easy for a few of these free televised fight cards to get lost in the shuffle. Rightly so...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 12,660 reads 16 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 36: Can Jacare Souza Leapfrog Lyoto Machida in MW Arms Race?

    It would certainly be no surprise if Lyoto Machida emerged from UFC Fight Night 36 with the next available middleweight title shot sewn up...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 11,253 reads 53 comments

  14. Daniel Cormier, Rashad Evans and the Cost of Fighting Friends

    Daniel Cormier met Rashad Evans during his senior year at Oklahoma State. Evans was a Michigan State wrestler, and his school dual meet against Cormier 's Oklahoma State team...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 13,270 reads 35 comments

  15. Jessica Eye's Biggest Mistake Wasn't Marijuana, It Was Not Coming Clean

    In retrospect, perhaps we should’ ve known things weren ’t going to end well for Jessica Eye when she deleted her Twitter account...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 15,861 reads 73 comments

  16. UFC's Superfight Craze Doesn't Stay 'Dead' for Long

    To understand the depth of MMA ’s current obsession with interdivisional superfights , it’s important to remember that Johny Hendricks isn ’t even UFC welterweight champion yet...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 12,039 reads 39 comments

  17. Jon Jones Doesn't See Eye to Eye with the UFC, and That May Cost the UFC Dearly

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is a marketable star. You won't find any MMA -centric brands adorning Jones when he walks out for fight night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 68,221 reads 220 comments

  18. Playing the Heel a Calculated Effort from Wrestling Legend Ben Askren

    LAS VEGAS—Ben Askren , once and perhaps future free-agent welterweight, sits near a waterfall in the massive Venetian casino...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 10,376 reads 48 comments

  19. Brock Lesnar Call-out Shows Alistair Overeem Still Not in Tune with UFC Audience

    We’ve known for years that Alistair Overeem marches to the beat of his own electronic dance music...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 31,807 reads 84 comments

  20. John Lineker's Weighty Issues Can Be Fixed with Easy Solutions

    Despite missing weight for two of his last three bouts—and needing an extra hour to make weight in the third—UFC flyweight John Lineker has no plans to move back up to bantamweight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 5,227 reads 12 comments

  21. Anthony Johnson Gets Rare Second Chance to Throw His Weight Around in UFC

    Here is Anthony Johnson ’s chance to make an impact. The fighter whose name was once synonymous with failed weigh-ins is back as of Tuesday morning, and he's booked ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 25,348 reads 34 comments

  22. Vacating Title to Fight Injured Anthony Pettis Would Be Risky Move for Jose Aldo

    It took UFC President Dana White all of about four minutes on Saturday to negotiate terms for a superfight between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and lightweight champ Anthony Pettis ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 14,315 reads 53 comments

  23. Jose Aldo's Move to Lightweight Could Cement Him as Greatest Fighter in History

    There was a moment, roughly halfway through Jose Aldo's thoroughly brilliant and yet somehow uninspiring victory over Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169, when the longtime featherweight kingpin's murky future suddenly became quite clear...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 9,624 reads 70 comments

  24. UFC 169 One for the Record Books but Nothing to Write Home About

    This was not one to tell your grandkids about. I mean, unless your grandkids want to grow up to be ringside officials...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 10,208 reads 41 comments

  25. UFC 169: Featherweight King Jose Aldo Looking Forward to Bout with Ricardo Lamas

    The numbers are beginning to pile up for featherweight champion Jose Aldo . The reigning 145-pound king has defeated the last 16 men who have stood across from him inside the cage, and the majority of them have been disposed of in brutal fashion...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 3,098 reads 4 comments