1. With ESPN Cutting Costs, UFC Faces Challenge in Meeting Bold TV Rights Fee Goals

    The last week of April 2017 marked a loud yet symbolic shift in the future of sports on television. ESPN, the longtime self-proclaimed “Worldwide Leader in Sports,” released ...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 1 month ago 18,121 reads 0 comments

  2. Anderson Silva: 'I'm Done' If Interim Title Bout with Yoel Romero Doesn't Happen

    Anderson Silva appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani on Monday. To say he was a little perturbed with the UFC would be an understatement. The former longtime middleweight champion went off on his employer...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 1 month ago 18,979 reads 0 comments

  3. This Tree Doesn't Stand a Chance vs. Muay Thai World Champ Tiffany Van Soest

    High-level athletes will do some wild things in the name of becoming the best at their respective craft. But kicking the crap out of what appears to be a palm tree in a bikini might take the prize...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 1 month ago 93,715 reads 0 comments

  4. Nick and Nate Diaz Hit Los Angeles with Anthony Bourdain on 'Parts Unknown'

    For all their popularity, the Diaz brothers are notoriously reclusive. So it was a special—if slightly jarring—treat for MMA fans when Nick and Nate Diaz sat down ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 13,146 reads 0 comments

  5. Fastest Kick Ever? Legendary Kickboxer Levels Opponent at Lion Fight 36

    Lerdsila Chumpairtour isn't a familiar name to western fans but in Asian Muay Thai circles, he's legendary. Why? Because of his ability to land savage strikes like this one here...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 1 month ago 115,895 reads 0 comments

  6. There's a Reckoning Coming for Daniel Cormier

    Imagine being great. Imagine being a conqueror, one who has stood atop every mountain he ever tried to scale. One people respect and fear in equal, healthy measures...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 17,025 reads 0 comments

  7. The Question: Is It Time for UFC to Step in for Diego Sanchez's Own Good?

    Since he made his first appearance on The Ultimate Fighter more than 12 years ago, Diego Sanchez has been one of the most beloved competitors in the organization...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 1 month ago 18,102 reads 0 comments

  8. The Art of Fighting in the UFC Has Changed. Here's How.

    Since July 2014, I've written 110 previews of UFC events. In that time, I've seen every single fight the promotion has put on and thousands more besides in order to do the necessary film study to write my guides...

    Patrick  Wyman Written by Patrick Wyman about 1 month ago 23,859 reads 0 comments

  9. That Time UFC's Steve Bosse Threw Down in Classic Hockey Fight in Pre-MMA Days

    UFC light heavyweight Steve Bosse was booked for his fourth bout in the promotion this week. The light heavyweight will lock horns with Jared Cannonier at The Ultimate Fighter ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 11,533 reads 0 comments

  10. Weighing the Awful: UFC Star Mike Perry Is Problematic but Also Electrifying

    There was a distinct crack a moment before Jake Ellenberger fell — this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville — a sound very much like a tree makes an instant prior to toppling to the ground...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 12,438 reads 0 comments

  11. The Case Against Every UFC Champion

    Champions are champions for a reason. But they're never infallible, especially in a crucible as intense as MMA . Reams of pixels, if pixels can truly be said to exist on reams, are regularly generated on what makes each reigning UFC champion great...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 46,535 reads 0 comments

  12. With Clock Ticking, What's the Hold-Up Getting Cris Cyborg a UFC Title Fight?

    Cris "Cyborg" Justino continued her guerrilla marketing push for a UFC women’s featherweight title shot this week...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 13,526 reads 0 comments

  13. Super Prospect Aaron Pico on Bellator Debut and Working with Freddie Roach

    0-0. In certain contexts, it's a pretty auspicious pro MMA record. One of those contexts occurs when you see the 0-0 on a pay-per-view card...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 14,878 reads 0 comments

  14. MMA Fighter Avoids Loss by Busting His Own Head Open with Illegal Headbutt

    Mixed martial artists get a lot of freedom in terms of what they're allowed to do to their opponents. One of the few exceptions to that, however, is the headbutt...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 2 months ago 34,641 reads 0 comments

  15. UFCer Wins Violently, Pimps Real Estate Business, Then Trolls UFC on Twitter

    It was a pretty unique weekend for Al Iaquinta of the UFC. After a protracted negotiation with the promotion over pay he deemed unsatisfactory, one that ended up with him banned ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 17,243 reads 0 comments

  16. CM Punk, Lolo Jones, Shawne Merriman Among Participants on MTV's New Challenge

    MTV have announced the roster for the top athletes competing on the show The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros and the team includes several big names, including UFC star CM Punk, hurdler-turned-bobsledder ...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 2 months ago 44,760 reads 0 comments

  17. 12-Year-Old Set for Amateur MMA Debut on May 20 in Japan

    Japan is known for its circus fights in mixed martial arts, but it's being taken to a potentially dangerous new level...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 2 months ago 416,562 reads 0 comments

  18. UFC Fight Night 108 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

    UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville provided quite a bit of action and quite a few interesting results. Artem Lobov proved many doubters wrong by hanging with one of the featherweight elite for 25 minutes...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 2 months ago 16,900 reads 0 comments

  19. UFC Fight Night 108 Results: Cub Swanson Tops Artem Lobov in Main Event Decision

    UFC Fight Night 108 ended with the image that most thought we'd see from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee: Cub Swanson getting his hand raised in victory over Artem Lobov in the main event...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 2 months ago 14,590 reads 0 comments

  20. UFC Fight Night 108 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Nashville

    Cub Swanson was supposed to run through Artem Lobov at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville on Saturday. That didn't quite happen. The Russian came to scrap and gave Swanson 25 minutes of opposition...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 2 months ago 29,426 reads 0 comments

  21. Bellator 178 Results: Daniel Straus Falls to Patricio Freire Via Submission

    It's not often two fighters go head-to-head four times, but Patricio Freire and Daniel Straus just can't seem to get enough of each other in the cage...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 2 months ago 7,011 reads 0 comments

  22. A.J. McKee Dusts Dominic Mazzotta with a Head Kick KO at Bellator 178

    A.J. McKee has been heralded as a top MMA prospect since before his MMA debut in 2015. The son of Antonio McKee was seen as part of the future of the featherweight division...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 2 months ago 88,290 reads 0 comments

  23. UFC Fight Night 108: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    UFC Fight Night 108 is getting loads of buzz for all the wrong reasons. Simply going down the list of names on this card is enough to pique the interest of hardcore MMA fans...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 2 months ago 16,342 reads 0 comments

  24. Conor McGregor Estimates He Would Earn $100M in Fight vs. Floyd Mayweather

    A day after UFC President Dana White appeared on T he Herd with Colin Cowherd (h/t MMAFighting.com's Shaun Al-Shatti ) and estimated Conor McGregor would earn $75 million from a potential showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 15,279 reads 0 comments

  25. Ronda Rousey Announces Engagement to Travis Browne

    Former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey confirmed Thursday she's engaged to marry fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne . TMZ Sports passed along the news. Browne proposed in New Zealand "about a week ago," and Rousey accepted...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 2 months ago 400,809 reads 0 comments