1. Bleacher Report MMA Rankings for April 2016

    March started out hot but cooled considerably down the stretch. The first weekend saw Conor McGregor lose suddenly and shockingly to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, immediately after Miesha ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 1 month ago 12,467 reads 25 comments

  2. The Question: Did UFC Make a Mistake Booking Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux?

    It’s a story that MMA fans have grown distressingly used to hearing—news of a hotly anticipated fight canceled at the 11th hour, followed immediately by the obligatory news of a short-notice replacement...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 92,855 reads 122 comments

  3. Jose Aldo Talks Conor McGregor's 'Lucky' Punch, UFC Rematch Frustration

    Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo believes Conor McGregor only won their highly anticipated fight at UFC 194 in December because he was "lucky" to land a knockout shot just seconds into the bout...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 1 month ago 31,446 reads 169 comments

  4. 'The Grass Is Greener': UFC-to-Bellator Signees Speak Out

    For one UFC fighter, a conversation with one of the promotion's top executives sealed his already-evolving decision to test free agency...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 1 month ago 175,355 reads 71 comments

  5. Ben Rothwell vs. Junior Dos Santos: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    The heavyweight division is heating up leading into summer, and No. 4-ranked contender Ben Rothwell and No. 5-ranked Junior Dos Santos will meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night 86 on Sunday...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 1 month ago 10,592 reads 35 comments

  6. Daniel Cormier Responds to Jon Jones' Comments

    UFC fighter Daniel Cormier apparently did not appreciate that Jon Jones called him a coward when he appeared on The MMA Hour on Monday (h/t Shaun Al-Shatti of MMAFighting.com)...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 39,059 reads 105 comments

  7. Jon Jones Hires a Full-Time Driver After Recent Traffic Citations

    MMA fighter and former UFC l ight heavyweight champion Jon Jones has hired his nutritionist, Lou Giordano, to also serve as his full-time driver after a recent incident that resulted in his being issued five tickets for allegedly drag racing...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 13,987 reads 41 comments

  8. Benson Henderson Prepares for Bellator Debut with Weight of Expectations

    Of all the names that have bolted to Bellator from the UFC, Benson Henderson is the one that most surprised the mixed martial arts establishment...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 1 month ago 12,215 reads 45 comments

  9. Jon Jones Taunts Daniel Cormier in Deleted Tweet About UFC 197 Injury Withdrawal

    UFC light heavyweight contender Jon "Bones" Jones showed the rivalry between him and Daniel Cormier is alive and well, taunting the current champion on Saturday for pulling out of their scheduled bout at UFC 197 on April 23 because of injury...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 1 month ago 111,124 reads 92 comments

  10. Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux and the Rotting Out of the UFC Interim Belt

    What exactly is a UFC interim belt? For starters, it's fast becoming essentially worthless. Fool's gold. A facade. Worth little more than the tinfoil it's printed on...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 1 month ago 45,286 reads 88 comments

  11. Daniel Cormier Injury: Updates on UFC Star's Leg and Return

    Daniel Cormier removed himself from UFC 197 on Friday after suffering a leg injury that will require four to six weeks of recovery, per Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com. Continue for updates...

    Daniel Kramer Written by Daniel Kramer about 1 month ago 28,768 reads 60 comments

  12. Jon Jones vs. Ovince St. Preux Announced for UFC 197: Latest Details, Reaction

    Less than 24 hours after Daniel Cormier removed himself from his April 23 fight with Jon Jones at UFC 197 because of an injury, the UFC announced Saturday it found a replacement in Ovince St...

    Daniel Kramer Written by Daniel Kramer about 1 month ago 59,637 reads 145 comments

  13. Jon Jones Talks Daniel Cormier Injury, Issues Heavyweight Challenge for UFC 197

    UFC light heavyweight contender Jon "Bones" Jones still wants to fight at UFC 197, even after Daniel Cormier pulled out of the event with an injury, and he has urged the UFC to come ...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 1 month ago 59,342 reads 35 comments

  14. Jon Jones Will Fight Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197

    Jon Jones will fight at UFC 197 —even though Daniel Cormier withdrew with an injury, per Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com...

    Daniel Kramer Written by Daniel Kramer about 1 month ago 22,106 reads 42 comments

  15. Paul Heyman Discusses WrestleMania 32 and Brock Lesnar in Exclusive Interview

    Despite literally stating his name to start his promos, Paul Heyman needs no introduction. The enigmatic advocate to Brock Lesnar has the unique ability to incite fans' reaction with just his words...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 1 month ago 20,660 reads 20 comments

  16. Dana White Comments on Ronda Rousey's UFC Return Amid Miesha Tate Fight Rumours

    UFC President Dana White believes former women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is "ready to fight" again, and she will return to the Octagon in November or December...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 1 month ago 11,680 reads 40 comments

  17. Daniel Cormier Withdraws from UFC 197 Fight vs. Jon Jones Due to Injury

    UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has suffered an injury that will hold him out of his UFC 197 fight against Jon Jones on April 23, according to BJPenn.com . ESPN...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 1 month ago 80,315 reads 210 comments

  18. The UFC Has Lost the Battle with Its Stars

    The UFC didn't lose its perpetual battle against its stars in a day. There wasn't a single defining moment that marked the transition from a promotion focused above all on its brand ...

    Patrick  Wyman Written by Patrick Wyman about 1 month ago 158,886 reads 80 comments

  19. Watch: Jon Jones Already Back in the Gym Popping Pads After Jail

    Jon Jones just got out of jail, and it did not take him long to get back in the gym. Video of the former light heavyweight champ hitting pads with his striking coach has hit social media, and Jones seems to be as good as ever...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 1 month ago 40,489 reads 49 comments

  20. The Trials of Jon Jones: Is He in Danger of Losing the Prime of His Career?

    Jon Jones dodged another major career hurdle Thursday when a New Mexico Judicial District Court judge added new provisions to his existing court probation but declined any harsher conditions, including jail time...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 1 month ago 30,294 reads 76 comments

  21. Bellator 155: Marloes Coenen to Face Julia Budd for Women's Featherweight Title

    Bellator has confirmed to Bleacher Report that its inaugural women's featherweight championship fight will take place May 20 at Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef...

    Sydnie Jones Written by Sydnie Jones about 1 month ago 3,383 reads 6 comments

  22. Nate Diaz Slams Dana White, UFC for Conor McGregor's 'Gift' Rematch at UFC 200

    Nate Diaz has lashed out at UFC President Dana White for handing Conor McGregor a rematch at UFC 200, insisting the promotion has acted as if his win over the Notorious was a fluke...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 1 month ago 183,071 reads 312 comments

  23. UFC 200: Diaz-McGregor Rematch Might Make Dollars, but Does It Make Sense?

    In some ways it feels like the more we learn about UFC 200, the less we understand. The UFC on Wednesday confirmed earlier reports that Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor are indeed ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 22,020 reads 120 comments

  24. UFC Brass 'Disappointed' in Jon Jones, Call Actions 'Dumb,' but UFC 197 Goes on

    The UFC was not impressed with Jon Jones' performance. Jones was arrested Tuesday for violating his probation ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 12,983 reads 9 comments

  25. Famous Cutman Jacob 'Stitch' Duran, Recently Fired by UFC, Signs with Bellator

    Cutman Jacob "Stitch" Duran, a between-round fixture for many of the largest boxing and MMA fights in recent memory, has signed a multiyear deal with Bellator MMA less than a year after UFC officials fired him for publicly criticizing their company...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 7,797 reads 19 comments