1. UFC 171 Results: Rory MacDonald Wants to Fight Hendricks for the Belt in Canada

    UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald may only be 1-1 in his past two fights, but that isn't stopping him from angling at a shot at new champion Johny Hendricks in front of his home crowd...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 1 month ago 15,890 reads 148 comments

  2. Myles Jury, Justin Scoggins and the Top Young Guns to Watch for in the UFC

    Mixed martial arts pundits love to rave about the "new breed" of fighter—the men and women who combine all facets of the game effortlessly and specialize in MMA rather than one discipline...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 1 month ago 12,392 reads 20 comments

  3. Lawler vs. Hendricks: The Strangest Great Fight of the Year

    Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler , at UFC 171 in Dallas on Saturday night, was one of the strangest fights I've ever seen. It was also easily my favourite fight of the year so far...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 1 month ago 25,283 reads 42 comments

  4. Nick Diaz: 'Amateur' Johny Hendricks Got His 'A** Whooped' by Robbie Lawler

    Now that “amateur” hour is over, Nick Diaz is ready to cut in line once more to hand welterweight champ Johny Hendricks a worse beating than he took from Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 ...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 1 month ago 23,377 reads 124 comments

  5. UFC 171: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

    At UFC 171 , Johny Hendricks claimed the title that many thought should have been his months ago. In November, "Bigg Rigg " fought to a close decision with Georges St-Pierre, who had reigned over the 170-pound division for years...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 1 month ago 6,505 reads 30 comments

  6. The Beaten Path: 5 Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign

    Another year, another edition of the infamous "5 Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series. We as MMA fans are a little older and a little wiser. We're getting accustomed to more and more MMA popping up in the mainstream...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 month ago 16,714 reads 5 comments

  7. UFC Welterweight Division Picture Much Clearer After UFC 171

    Like Optimus Prime or Starscream, the UFC welterweight division has began its intricate transformation. But like any significant alteration, the 170-pound weight class needed a new beginning...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 1 month ago 3,019 reads 20 comments

  8. UFC 171: Examining the Future of Diego Sanchez and the Issue of Fighter Safety

    Having lost comfortably to Myles Jury at UFC 171 , the question facing Diego Sanchez is where should he go next? Stick around in any sport for long enough and the competition will eventually surpass you...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 month ago 7,940 reads 18 comments

  9. Diego Sanchez Says Food Poisoning Contributed to UFC 171 Loss to Myles Jury

    One of the winners on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter , Diego Sanchez , believes a bad dinner choice after the UFC 171 weigh-ins cost him against surging prospect Myles Jury...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 1 month ago 23,608 reads 74 comments

  10. UFC 171 Results: Ranking the 5 Most Impressive Performances

    UFC 171 promised much and arguably exceeded all of our expectations. From top to bottom, the card delivered like few do...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 month ago 3,284 reads 11 comments

  11. Valiant in Defeat: Robbie Lawler Reached His Full Potential and Still Fell Short

    Robbie Lawler flashed his pearly whites throughout his UFC title fight with Johny Hendricks. All but forgotten, one foot out the door just two years ago after a loss to Lorenz Larkin ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 20,808 reads 112 comments

  12. Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler: How Safe Sparring May Change Contact Sports

    We live in a weird time in sports. For the first time ever, the world is almost as focused on the physical price athletes pay to compete as they are on what happens on the field of play...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 33,560 reads 9 comments

  13. Johny Hendricks: 5 Fights for 'Big Rigg' to Take Next

    Entering UFC 171, the question was who would be the welterweight champion. Exiting the event, the question on everybody's mind is this: Who the heck gets the next title shot? Indeed, ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 1 month ago 15,615 reads 87 comments

  14. UFC 171: Did Hector Lombard Do Enough to Earn a Title Shot?

    With Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley gobbling up most of the column inches post UFC 171 , Hector Lombard ’s dominant win over Jake Shields has seemingly flown under the radar...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 month ago 3,280 reads 27 comments

  15. UFC 171: Breaking Down Welterweight Division After Hendricks vs. Lawler

    UFC 171 was highlighted by the fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC Welterweight Championship, but there were several important divisional battles on the card...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 1 month ago 687 reads 2 comments

  16. UFC 171: What's Next for the Winners?

    UFC 171 was an eventful broadcast for the UFC. The wild night in Dallas saw half of the relevant welterweights on the roster jockeying for position and a man not named Georges St-Pierre ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 11,772 reads 33 comments

  17. UFC 171 Results: Projecting What's Next for Main Card Winners

    Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks finally did it. On Saturday night at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, he captured the UFC welterweight title...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 1 month ago 789 reads 0 comments

  18. UFC 171 Results: Updating B/R MMA Welterweight Rankings

    UFC 171 provided tons of welterweight action on Saturday, offering a title fight in the main event and a couple of pivotal contender's bouts on the main card...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 month ago 19,526 reads 24 comments

  19. Tyron Woodley vs. Carlos Condit: Does an Injury Undermine a Win's Legitimacy?

    The unpredictable nature of mixed martial arts is part of the sport’s appeal, yet the abrupt end to UFC 171 ’s simmering co-main event between Tyron Woodley ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 month ago 8,609 reads 67 comments

  20. UFC 171: If This Is What Title Fights Look Like with No GSP, Sign Me Up

    For years, Georges St-Pierre was the king of the welterweight mountain. Men came from all around to hit the scales on a Friday and then take their beating from him on a Saturday, ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 5,760 reads 19 comments

  21. UFC 171: Johny Hendricks Outblasts, Outlasts Robbie Lawler for Vacant Title

    Smart won. Heart won. Johny Hendricks was at his best when his best was needed Saturday at UFC 171 , turning away a strong second-half push from Robbie Lawler to claim the vacant welterweight title via unanimous decision...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 39,780 reads 163 comments

  22. UFC 171: Who Every Welterweight Winner and Loser Should Fight Next

    UFC 171 featured five welterweight contests on the 13-fight card from Dallas. The event was sure to shake up the division, and it did. However, it did not make the title picture any clearer...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 1 month ago 12,483 reads 41 comments

  23. Carlos Condit: How His Potential Absence Hurts the Welterweight Division

    Lots of fighters won at UFC 171 on Saturday night, and an equal number lost. That's the nature of MMA , but it may have been Carlos Condit who lost the most of anyone...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 8,843 reads 48 comments

  24. Carlos Condit Injury: Updates on UFC Star's Knee and Recovery

    Updates from Wednesday, March 26 Carlos Condit will have surgery on his injured knee according to Mike Chiappetta of Fox Sports: The former interim UFC welterweight champion, currently ranked No...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 1 month ago 35,090 reads 63 comments

  25. Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley Video: Highlights from Woodley's Injury TKO Win

    A win is a win. Tyron Woodley's TKO victory Saturday night was caused in part by a strange injury to Carlos Condit, but it was a win nonetheless and will surely move Woodley farther up the UFC welterweight rankings...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 16,703 reads 8 comments