1. Bellator's Tournament Format Continues to Hold the Promotion Back

    Bjorn Rebney to Ariel Helwani (h/t MMA Fighting), March 26, 2012 : At the same time, it’s critical to have a system in place that ensures our Champions defend their titles as frequently as possible...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 5,340 reads 30 comments

  2. Keith Kizer Resigns from NSAC, Moves to Role in Nevada Attorney General's Office

    LAS VEGAS — Keith Kizer , who has served as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission from the time of his appointment in 2006, has resigned his position and is moving into a role with the Nevada Attorney General's office...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 20,724 reads 42 comments

  3. Daniel Cormier Avoiding Weighty Issues in Preparation for Rashad Evans Fight

    LAS VEGAS — A week ago, Daniel Cormier weighed 225 pounds. Friday, he weighs 223 pounds. By next Friday, he'll be 219 pounds. In just more than a month, he'll weigh 215 pounds, where he'll begin his actual weight cut...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 30,513 reads 64 comments

  4. Bold Predictions for 2014: Dundas and Snowden Foresee Futures of UFC Stars

    Prognostication is typically a precision art. When trying to peer into the future, it’s better to do it through a sniper’s scope than a wide-angle lens...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 16,432 reads 88 comments

  5. Sara McMann: Undaunted, Unafraid and Ready for Ronda Rousey

    LAS VEGAS — Sara McMann would like to make one thing perfectly clear: She is grateful to Ronda Rousey for helping usher women's mixed martial arts into the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 20,832 reads 68 comments

  6. MMA Tweet-O-Rama: Snowden, Dundas and Botter Discuss Faber, Diaz and More

    Hi there. Hope you had a great holiday season, full of presents and family and merriment. But now that we're past all that nonsense, it's time to get down to the very serious business of mixed martial arts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 7,293 reads 13 comments

  7. UFC 169: Injury Has Rivals Dominick Cruz, Urijah Faber Both Facing Long Odds

    It must needle Dominick Cruz to know the latest episode in his seemingly endless, excruciating series of injury setbacks opened another door for Urijah Faber ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 19,701 reads 39 comments

  8. Dominick Cruz: The Unluckiest Person in Sports

    The past few weeks, I'd been planning a trip to San Diego to spend a few days with the now-former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 14,271 reads 44 comments

  9. Ronda Rousey: Top 5 Threats to Her Reign as UFC Champion

    It’s not really even an insult to call Ronda Rousey one-dimensional anymore. Like any self-respecting fighter, she would likely bristle at that notion, but the truth is, she’s easy to figure out...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 25,034 reads 55 comments

  10. The Fighting Life: Live Blogging All 4,000 Miles of B/R's 'MMA Road Trip 2014'

    "The Road" is a concept that has fascinated American writers for more than a century. Where western expansion—and later the railways—captivated great minds long before ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 30,424 reads 52 comments

  11. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 34

    After the run the UFC just came off in the previous year, there is going to have to be a lot of work put in to raise the bar higher in 2014...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 13,834 reads 17 comments

  12. MMA Year-in-Review: Dundas and Snowden Decide Who Won 2013

    By any metric, 2013 was a weird year in mixed martial arts. After years of setting our watches by the UFC's welterweight and middleweight champions, both Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre disembarked for the great unknown...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 11,358 reads 87 comments

  13. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker January 2014 Edition

    There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports. While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 7,240 reads 30 comments

  14. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Looking to Go All out at UFC Fight Night 35

    Despite getting off to a great start, 2013 wasn't the year that Isaac "Ike" Vallie-Flagg hoped it would be, but he has to chance to start 2014 off with a win at UFC Fight Night 35 on Jan...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 2,051 reads 0 comments

  15. Anderson Silva Leg Break Update from Doctor Who Performed Surgery

    For a man who has made a career out of crafting spectacular highlight-reel knockouts and unforgettable moments inside the cage, any time Anderson Silva fights, something about it is worth remembering...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 92,129 reads 121 comments

  16. With Silva and St-Pierre Out, Who Will Fill the UFC's Superstar Void in 2014?

    In the end, it was fitting that Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre left the party together. The Octagon’s two biggest stars began their respective title reigns a little ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 29,520 reads 194 comments

  17. UFC 168 Results: The Unstoppable, Unflappable Ronda Rousey Searches for a Foil

    Miesha Tate was smiling as the bell rang to begin the second round. Her face was already swelling and red, the blood that had dotted it carefully wiped away in her corner. None of that mattered...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 50,057 reads 297 comments

  18. Anderson Silva and the Awful Sound I'll Never Forget

    First, there was the sound. If I am somehow lucky enough to live to a ripe and forgetful old age—and even if that old age is filled with joy and laughter—I do not imagine ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 58,691 reads 127 comments

  19. UFC 168: Anderson Silva's Injury Reminds Us MMA Has Few Storybook Endings

    The first time Chris Weidman fought Anderson Silva , it ended in controversy, public bickering and demands for an immediate rematch...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 132,386 reads 317 comments

  20. UFC 168 Results: The Good, Bad and Strange from Weidman vs. Silva 2 Fight Card

    With all the buzz, hype and anticipation, UFC 168 had all the elements to create that "big fight" feel. And certainly for good reason...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 58,199 reads 63 comments

  21. UFC 168 Results: Anderson Silva, Ronda Rousey and the Real Winners and Losers

    At UFC 162, Chris Weidman's left hand ended an era. At UFC 168 , his left leg likely ended a career. After being dominated for much of the first round, Anderson Silva came out a man on fire...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 327,429 reads 557 comments

  22. UFC Launches "UFC Fight Pass" Digital Fight Network and Library

    LAS VEGAS—If you dream of the day when you can fire up your television and watch 22 Fedor Emelianenko fights in a single binge sitting, well, your dream is now a reality...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 44,237 reads 32 comments

  23. Brock Lesnar Thinking About a UFC Comeback? Some Unsolicited Advice: Don't Do It

    This is how rumors get started. The scene is a 23-second video shot during the media scrum portion of Thursday's UFC 168 pre-fight press conference...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 44,536 reads 118 comments

  24. Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman 2 & the Joy of Having No Idea What Will Happen

    Here’s a weird little fact you probably already know: MMA is obsessed with the future. In order to satisfy what we’re led to believe is a nearly inexhaustible interest ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 102,048 reads 115 comments

  25. UFC 168: Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate Battle for the Soul of Women's MMA

    Ronda Rousey didn't crack many smiles during this season of the UFC's groundbreaking reality television show The Ultimate Fighter . On the surface, there was plenty to grin about...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 220,003 reads 201 comments