1. Can Nick Diaz Actually Beat Anderson Silva? Does It Even Matter?

    On day two, reality started to set in. Tuesday’s confirmation that Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz will fight next January at UFC 183 was pure joy, pure wonder...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 25,849 reads 232 comments

  2. Nick Diaz Hates Fighting, but He's Ready to Fight Anyway

    Nick Diaz has always been a little bit different from everyone else in mixed martial arts, and that's why the fans love him. While others are respectful, Diaz is brash and insulting...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 24,752 reads 177 comments

  3. UFC 183: Why Nick Diaz vs Anderson Silva Is a Bona Fide Superfight

    Most fight announcements, even the big ones, have the feel of carefully scripted routine. They're words on paper or a listless television announcement, a token of gratitude dealt ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 30,866 reads 223 comments

  4. Anthony Johnson's Rapid Rise Causes Matchmaking Puzzle with No Perfect Answer

    It's hard to imagine a better comeback story than the one Anthony Johnson wrote for himself during the last four months...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 29,264 reads 99 comments

  5. UFC 178: Jones vs. Cormier Is a Majestic Return to Stacked PPV Cards

    On July 11, I wrote a story detailing my wishes for the UFC to return to stacked pay-per-view events . The story was written in the wake of the cancellation of UFC 176...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 26,789 reads 37 comments

  6. With Win Streak Snapped, Unfiltered Matt Brown Has Little Margin for More Errors

    There were times last week when it felt like MMA ’s love affair with Matt Brown was on the ropes. It’s no secret that Brown did some pretty dumb stuff leading up to his UFC on Fox 12 main event against Robbie Lawler ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 13,359 reads 66 comments

  7. Robbie Lawler Outguns Matt Brown, Keeps New UFC Life on Fast Track to Title

    Robbie Lawler 's slow burn toward the UFC welterweight title smolders on. After pulling the plug on Matt Brown's Cinderella story via unanimous decision Saturday in the main event ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 22,380 reads 86 comments

  8. Anthony Johnson a Fearsome New Light Heavyweight Force

    A new force has emerged in the UFC's light heavyweight division. The funny thing about Anthony Johnson, who brutally destroyed Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to cement himself as one of ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 20,033 reads 116 comments

  9. Nick Diaz Returning to the UFC Is a Good Thing, for Now

    If there was ever any question that holding out can be good for the career of a mixed martial artist, look no further than the story of Nick Diaz for the answer...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 11,728 reads 106 comments

  10. UFC 178: As Questions Loom, Can Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones Deliver a Classic?

    Daniel Cormier has always been the elephant in the room. Ever since the former Olympic wrestler announced in August 2013 that he'd shed the weight necessary to enter the UFC ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 20,201 reads 172 comments

  11. Vitor Belfort Learns NSAC's Bark Is Worse Than Its Bite, Licensed for UFC 181

    Vitor Belfort may be down to his last strike, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission is still giving him good pitches to hit...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 9,581 reads 50 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 27,959 reads 117 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 10,585 reads 62 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 15,138 reads 44 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 22,509 reads 108 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 25,388 reads 100 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 20,850 reads 77 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 18,102 reads 49 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 37,640 reads 34 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 10,690 reads 33 comments

  21. 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 12,577 reads 39 comments

  22. 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 13,081 reads 16 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 12,496 reads 45 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 17,966 reads 98 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 28,736 reads 36 comments