1. Phil Davis Puts Jon Jones on Blast, but Maintains Focus on Anthony Johnson

    Phil Davis has always been known as a quiet man. He is someone who goes in the cage to fight but keeps a low profile outside of it. He has never done much trash talking...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 27,668 reads 160 comments

  2. Watch Out Fabricio Werdum: UFC Champ Cain Velasquez Is No Travis Browne

    The new Fabricio Werdum truly emerged against Travis Browne in the third round of their title eliminator on Fox. In the classic Brazilian "butt scoot" position, Werdum challenged Browne to hit the mat and roll around with him a bit...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 35,144 reads 127 comments

  3. Travis Browne Not Quite Ready to Seize His Moment Against Fabricio Werdum

    Here’s the moment you knew for sure that Saturday night’s UFC heavyweight title eliminator wasn ’t going to end well for Travis Browne: It was midway through ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 16,666 reads 57 comments

  4. Fabricio Werdum's Transformation to Complete Fighter on Display Against Browne

    There was a time, and it was not all that long ago, that Fabricio Werdum was a one-dimensional fighter. Long considered one of the world’s best jiu-jitsu players, he was as dangerous on the ground as anyone in the world...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 10,554 reads 29 comments

  5. Travis Browne Could Breathe New Life into Rapidly Aging UFC Heavyweight Division

    It’s a sobering commentary on the UFC heavyweight division that Travis Browne is arguably its most intriguing young contender. This is by no means a critique of Browne...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 9,287 reads 36 comments

  6. UFC Stars Browne, Tate, Cerrone on Limiting Sparring Due to Head Injury Concern

    Concussions and brain injuries are hot topics in sports. Over the past five years, the National Football League has instituted new rules designed to minimize head injuries for its athletes...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 9,042 reads 12 comments

  7. Tim Kennedy's Win over Michael Bisping Should Do Wonders for His Career

    In January, I attended a gun show with Tim Kennedy . That morning, Kennedy had agreed to a new contract with the UFC. He'd also been given the fight he requested against Michael Bisping ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 12,909 reads 38 comments

  8. Michael Bisping Lets Tim Kennedy Wrestle Him into Decline at TUF: Nations Finale

    Michael Bisping put his gift for gamesmanship on full display leading up to his return fight against Tim Kennedy...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 16,449 reads 46 comments

  9. With Comeback Looming, Can Michael Bisping Still Be the Man We Love to Loathe?

    It’s been a minute since MMA fans have had the pleasure of Michael Bisping ’s company. The UFC’s original bad guy has been out of action for nearly a year recovering from a career-threatening eye injury ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 4,923 reads 20 comments

  10. UFC Does Right with Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis, but Gina Carano Still Lurks

    After weeks of hand wringing and head scratching over the identity of Ronda Rousey ’s next opponent, it turned out the answer was right under our noses all along...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 43,797 reads 79 comments

  11. Chael Sonnen Reflects on TUF Brazil Brawl with Wanderlei Silva

    "We all understand how these things go. The Ultimate Fighter has been around since 2004 or 2005. Nothing like this has ever happened. You have coaches pushing each other. But it's always verbal, and everyone understands the deal...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 45,929 reads 55 comments

  12. Roy Nelson Still Draws Line in Sand for UFC Heavyweight Division

    Roy Nelson may never be regarded among the UFC's heavyweight elite, but at 37 years old he's still the perfect man to guard the door...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 26,576 reads 53 comments

  13. Roy Nelson Plans Knockout of PRIDE Legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

    One hopes Roy Nelson 's second trip to Abu Dhabi is better than the first. The last time Nelson visited the city that hosts tomorrow's UFC Fight Night card, he spent most of his time inside conference rooms, news studios and hotels...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 4,322 reads 10 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 39: Main Event of Big Country vs. Big Nog Signals Changing Times

    Perhaps the story of Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is one of lowered expectations—about the fighters and the kind of fight we think of as a UFC main event...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 14,900 reads 27 comments

  15. Tyrone Spong, the King of the Ring, Talks Glory 15 and Jon Jones

    One could forgive most folks if they forget Gokhan Saki is not, in fact, Tyrone Spong 's scheduled opponent for Glory 15. Saki is the goal, of course. Saki has been the goal ever since he knocked Spong out back in Yokohoma in 2009...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 10,656 reads 26 comments

  16. Nate Diaz Speaks out on Money Complaints, Dana White Offers His Thoughts

    Nate Diaz isn't happy about his treatment at the hands of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and he's not going to take it anymore...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 33,905 reads 146 comments

  17. Jake Shields Release Highlights UFC's Unfortunate Entertainment-First Philosophy

    I awoke on Monday morning to the strangest news: Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields was released from the UFC, per Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting .com ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 41,514 reads 227 comments

  18. Josh Burkman, Ali Abdelaziz Detail Contractual Issues and Resolution

    For a brief period of time on Thursday night, issues between Josh Burkman and his employers at World Series of Fighting seemed untenable. Burkman expressed his disappointment with vague issues on Twitter, asking to be released from his contract...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 4,433 reads 1 comments

  19. The Ronda Rousey Sweepstakes: How Cris Cyborg Lost More Than a Fight

    It's not really fair to say MMA standout Cris "Cyborg" Justino lost big at Lion Fight 14 Friday night in Las Vegas...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 37,524 reads 516 comments

  20. Dear Ronda Rousey: Enough with the Four Horsewomen Stuff—You Don't Measure Up

    Mixed martial arts, the velvet painting of the sports world, is coated with a sheen of the ridiculous. Like its artistic counterpart, it's something you're likely to see at a country fair...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 67,652 reads 257 comments

  21. Daniel Cormier's Willingness to Stay Busy in UFC Is as Admirable as It Is Risky

    One of the many, many things to like about Daniel Cormier is his simple desire to scrap. We saw this inclination in February after Rashad Evans was forced out of their ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 7,048 reads 21 comments

  22. Ronda Rousey vs. Gina Carano: Too Weird to Book, or Too Big to Fail?

    After 20 days of wild speculation and calculated innuendo, I honestly can’t decide if it’s more difficult to imagine a world where Ronda Rousey next defends her UFC women’s ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 32,248 reads 134 comments

  23. UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun Rua and the Blurry Line Between Success and Failure

    There is a moment at UFC Fight Night 38 when all Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ’s dreams are about to come true. It ’ s late in the first round, and he’s defending a frenzied attack from Dan Henderson ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 11,635 reads 37 comments

  24. Dan Henderson Still Odd Man Out at 205, Despite Win over Shogun Rua

    Dan Henderson couldn’t solve all of his problems with a single punch at UFC Fight Night 38—just the most pressing of them...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 9,680 reads 37 comments

  25. UFC Fight Night 38: Dan Henderson Beats Back Time with Comeback KO of Shogun Rua

    After two rounds on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 38, we were all struggling to write eulogies for Dan Henderson ’s legendary MMA career...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 10,386 reads 16 comments