1. The Question: Does the UFC's New Drug Testing Policy Reflect Real Change?

    On Wednesday, the UFC announced what may be potentially sweeping changes to its performance-enhancing-drug policy...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 5,420 reads 31 comments

  2. UFC Deserves Credit for Taking Steps to Clean Up Sport

    Damned if they don't, damned if they do. That's the feeling I had at the conclusion of Wednesday's Ultimate Fighting Championship news conference on performance-enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 5,406 reads 44 comments

  3. UFC Announces Drastic New Drug-Testing Program, Goes into Effect July 1

    LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Wednesday plans for sweeping changes to its overall drug-testing program that could change the face of mixed martial ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 30,984 reads 129 comments

  4. Dana White: Anderson Silva's Failed Test Screwed Me Up for a Few Days

    It's fair to say Anderson Silva 's failed test prior to UFC 183 messed with all of our heads a bit. UFC President Dana White is no exception to the rule...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 3 months ago 19,103 reads 78 comments

  5. UFC's February 18 Press Conference a Promising Start Toward Drug Changes

    Over the past seven days, I have gone in hard on the UFC and its drug testing issues. I've said I believe they have a problem with performance enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 11,854 reads 68 comments

  6. UFC, MMA Needs More Vocal Anti-PED Fighters Like Tim Kennedy

    If more fighters took the same kind of public stance on performance-enhancing drugs as UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy, the sport of mixed martial arts might be better off. Not everybody can be Kennedy, of course...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 8,437 reads 103 comments

  7. Bellator 134 Might Be the Best Fight Card in February

    The UFC and Bellator are duking it out in February with five total events, but Bellator looks to be the more interesting promotion with the best fight cards this month. There was a time when we would go months without MMA...

    Jason Nawara Written by Jason Nawara about 4 months ago 1,333 reads 2 comments

  8. UFC Must Take Drastic Stand on PEDs in Mixed Martial Arts

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship has a drug problem . If you weren't already aware of this, you are now. 2015 started off with a bang for the promotion, with two consecutive pay-per-view events headlined by appealing fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 15,491 reads 163 comments

  9. Dana White: Cormier and Gustafsson Bouts Set, Won't Fight Each Other Next

    Mere logic would put top contenders Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson in a bout to determine the next title contender, but obviously, the UFC has other things in mind for the light heavyweight division...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 4 months ago 13,799 reads 82 comments

  10. UFC on Fox 14: Gustafsson's Title Hopes Crushed by Anthony Johnson, for Now

    Twenty-four hours ago, my colleague Jonathan Snowden and I put together the latest edition of our new series, The Question ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 20,735 reads 139 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night Notebook: McGregor Ignites Boston Crowd En Route to Title Fight

    The UFC put on its third event from the TD Garden in Boston on Sunday night. The show was headlined by the promotion’s fastest-rising star, Conor McGregor...

    Mike Wellman Written by Mike Wellman about 4 months ago 2,661 reads 8 comments

  12. Conor McGregor and the UFC Implemented the Right Booking and Promotions Plan

    Conor McGregor did what he needed to do against Dennis Siver . His second-round stoppage has earned him a title shot against longtime champion Jose Aldo...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 4 months ago 6,855 reads 34 comments

  13. Dana White Explains Why Jose Aldo Didn't Face off with Conor McGregor

    The UFC appeared to botch a golden opportunity to have Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo face off after the Irishman's victory over Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 59 Sunday night...

    Kyle Symes Written by Kyle Symes about 4 months ago 2,948 reads 4 comments

  14. Conor McGregor Still Has Sights Set on UFC Lightweight Division

    Add lightweight to the list of things Conor McGregor wants to conquer before his time in the fight game is up...

    Mike Wellman Written by Mike Wellman about 4 months ago 1,773 reads 15 comments

  15. Conor McGregor: Is He Just Another Proud Irish Fighter, or Is He Something More?

    When asked by a reporter why he was a boxer, Irish featherweight champion Barry McGuigan answered simply and honestly: “I can’t be a poet. I can’t tell stories...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 4 months ago 4,512 reads 46 comments

  16. Jon Jones Debacle Shows Need for Trustworthy 3rd-Party Drug Testing

    If the recent flap over Jon Jones' positive drug test has taught us anything at all, it's that the system is only as good as the people running it. And right now, those people aren't doing much to inspire confidence...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 7,148 reads 32 comments

  17. Absolute Honesty Is Imperative from the UFC in Jon Jones Cocaine Fiasco

    Things went so well last Saturday night for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. They had a big, highly anticipated fight that should be a commercial success. The rest of the UFC 182 card was mostly forgettable, but Jones vs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 11,964 reads 122 comments

  18. UFC President Dana White Discusses Jon Jones' Drug Test Failure

    The revelation that UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones failed a December drug test due to cocaine metabolites and has recently checked into a drug rehabilitation center has shaken MMA to the core...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 5 months ago 22,569 reads 165 comments

  19. Dana White: UFC 182 Ref Herb Dean Did a 'Horrible Job' in Jones vs. Cormier

    Herb Dean is still UFC President Dana White 's favorite referee despite a "horrible effort" in the fifth round of the epic light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 ...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 5 months ago 79,585 reads 84 comments

  20. Following UFC 182, Hector Lombard vs. Rory MacDonald the Fight to Make

    Hector Lombard has three wins as a UFC welterweight and has already put himself into a place to be considered a top contender within the weight class. He took a decision victory over Josh Burkman at UFC 182 to continue his current run...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 5 months ago 1,146 reads 8 comments

  21. Dana White: UFC Abandons Plans for Out-of-Competition Drug Testing

    LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Champion has abandoned the plans it once had for an in-house drug testing program that would see all of its contracted fighters tested randomly year-round...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 13,343 reads 34 comments

  22. B/R Combative Sports: Top 25 Wishes for MMA and Boxing for 2015

    With 2015 nearly upon us, it is time to look forward and hope that all the unrealized fights of the past finally see the light and give us the answers we seek...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 654 reads 2 comments

  23. UFC in 2014: What We Learned from the Year That Was

    2014 was not the best year for MMA . In particular, it wasn’t the best year for the UFC, but as goes the biggest tree in the forest, so goes the rest of the forest...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 5 months ago 22,729 reads 23 comments

  24. UFC Fight Night 58 Results: Lyoto Machida's One-Kick Wonder Destroys CB Dollaway

    If you want to get technical about it, Lyoto Machida actually threw two kicks Saturday during his main event bout against CB Dollaway . Really, though, all he needed was the one...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 12,575 reads 13 comments

  25. UFC Releases Statement in Response to Class-Action Lawsuit

    Past and current UFC fighters came together on Tuesday afternoon to file a class-action lawsuit against Zuffa LLC, the parent company of the UFC...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 5 months ago 2,861 reads 7 comments