1. Junior Dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic: What's at Stake in This Heavyweight Tilt?

    The UFC heavyweight division has a way of muddying its own waters. Perhaps in a perfect world—or just a normal weight class—Saturday night’s network television main event pitting No...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 8,176 reads 22 comments

  2. UFC's Signing of CM Punk Is a Good Thing, as Long as It's Honest About It

    Saturday's news that Phil " CM Punk " Brooks signed a multifight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship sent the mixed martial arts world into a frenzy. It is understandable...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 16,341 reads 62 comments

  3. UFC on Fox 13: 7 Reasons to Watch Dos Santos vs. Miocic Fight Card

    We are in the midst of a UFC deluge, with fight cards seemingly every weekend. It is hard to tell them apart. But on Saturday night, the promotion returns to network television with a slew of intriguing fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 11,158 reads 20 comments

  4. CM Punk: Signing with the UFC Was the Easiest Decision I've Ever Made

    Phil Brooks has zero professional UFC fights. He has zero amateur fights. He's spent his adult life as CM Punk in the world of professional wrestling, which is certainly athletic but not competitive in a traditional sense...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 69,420 reads 139 comments

  5. Robbie Lawler Completes Improbable Career Comeback with UFC Title Win

    It was a night when a special announcement made after the first pay-per-view bout threatened to overshadow one of the UFC's best cards of the year...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 23,262 reads 89 comments

  6. UFC 181: Anthony Pettis Makes Up for Lost Time, Subs Gilbert Melendez in 2nd

    Like riding a bike. For nearly seven minutes on Saturday, it appeared Anthony Pettis was going to have trouble shaking off the rust...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 26,591 reads 53 comments

  7. Dear Dana White: Send CM Punk Back to the WWE—UFC Doesn't Need Him

    Fights happened at UFC 181. Titles were defended. Blood spilled. But all that went down in a very large shadow—deposed WWE wrestling kingpin CM Punk is coming , per an announcement during the pay-per-view Saturday night, to the UFC Octagon...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 57,308 reads 177 comments

  8. Rest vs. Rust: Will Johny Hendricks Be Fresh or Foggy at UFC 181?

    It’s easy to trick yourself into thinking Johny Hendricks has been out longer than nine months. Maybe it’s the general breakneck pace of 2014, or the glut of injuries ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 4,963 reads 15 comments

  9. UFC 181: Can Robbie Lawler Do Enough to Win Rounds 6 Through 10?

    Five minutes flies by in a flash, at least in most contexts. It's the length of time it takes to heat a standard microwave dinner. Five minutes is fleeting. Five minutes is transitory...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 11,663 reads 30 comments

  10. Abel Trujillo Must Transform Himself into a Demon in Order to Conquer One

    Fighters, as a rule, are an unusual bunch. You must be a little off-center in order to willingly participate in a sport where you are repeatedly punched, kicked and choked...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 6,092 reads 11 comments

  11. UFC 181 Bold Predictions: It's Time for Johny Hendricks, Anthony Pettis to Roar

    The champions are finally healthy, and the challengers each ready to take their second shots at UFC gold. Parallel storylines, you guys! As Saturday night's UFC 181 kicks off ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 25,871 reads 54 comments

  12. UFC's Media Rankings Cannot Determine Pay from Reebok

    Over the past 24 hours, many words have been written about the UFC's new "athlete outfitting policy." Many words will be written in the future, as athletes, managers and the UFC figure out how to tread this rocky new ground...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 10,567 reads 47 comments

  13. UFC 181: Gilbert Melendez Gets 2nd (Maybe Last?) Chance to Prove He's Best

    If you’re Gilbert Melendez , you must be pretty happy with how it all worked out. In quieter moments, perhaps you can even marvel at your own good fortune...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 10,207 reads 21 comments

  14. UFC 181: Anthony Pettis Can Solidify Himself as One of Lightweight's Greats

    When Anthony Pettis steps into the cage for the first time in 15 long months on Saturday at UFC 181 , he'll be facing down more than just opponent Gilbert Melendez, the former ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 8,002 reads 34 comments

  15. UFC Inks Deal with Reebok: What Are the Pros and Cons of the New Uniform Deal?

    At last, the time is finally now. After months of speculation and at least one high-profile delay , the UFC and Reebok held a joint press conference on Tuesday to announce a partnership ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 33,952 reads 59 comments

  16. Wanderlei Silva Is Hard to Take Seriously

    If you thought Wanderlei Silva would go quietly into that good night after finishing his career with the human equivalent of a dumpster fire, well, you've got another thing coming...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 20,469 reads 38 comments

  17. UFC Star Conor McGregor, Bellator and More: An MMA Thanksgiving

    It hasn't been the easiest year to be an MMA fan. Between the UFC's precipitous financial decline , decimated fight cards and what seemed to be a bizarre crime ring made up exclusively of fringe fighters, 2014 was far from a banner year...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 17,329 reads 10 comments

  18. Renan Barao Is in No Position to Demand Fight with T.J. Dillashaw in Brazil

    Renan Barao wants to fight T.J. Dillashaw in Brazil. You can't blame a fighter for seeking a home-court advantage, and Brazil offers just such a thing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 18,106 reads 83 comments

  19. AKA Head Javier Mendez Discusses Ways to Lessen Training Camp Injuries

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Daniel Cormier had been training hard for 23 minutes when the accident happened...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 19,051 reads 22 comments

  20. Conor McGregor Should Get Next Title Shot After Edgar Dominates Swanson

    The UFC's featherweight title picture just cleared up. Cub Swanson, he of the six-fight winning streak heading into UFC Fight Night Austin, is vanquished...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 31,849 reads 213 comments

  21. UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar, Swanson Still Hope to Choose Their Own Adventures

    The dense plot surrounding the UFC featherweight title got some clarifying edits last Saturday at UFC 180...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 4,714 reads 8 comments

  22. UFC 181: Urijah Faber on Cisco Rivera, Dominick Cruz and Business

    Urijah Faber last stepped in the Octagon in July, which means he's had ample opportunities to start new businesses. Faber is a prolific businessman...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 4,571 reads 4 comments

  23. UFC's Early 2015 Schedule Could Go a Long Way to Silencing Critics, If It Holds

    Dana White could only chuckle on Monday, as he and some of the UFC’s biggest stars gathered on stage to release the organization’s upcoming schedule to a theater full of fans and media...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 16,324 reads 17 comments

  24. UFC 181: Gilbert Melendez Is Ready for War

    It has been a long time since Gilbert Melendez competed in a mixed martial arts fight. This is not to say he has not been busy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 10,006 reads 26 comments

  25. Bellator 131 Scores Big Ratings; Can Its New-Look Product Push the UFC in 2015?

    UFC owners would probably bristle at the suggestion they even occupy the same universe as their counterparts over at Bellator MMA . Actually, the bristling is obvious pretty much every time the topic comes up...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 11,767 reads 20 comments