1. UFC 185 Results: 3 Fights for Roy Nelson to Take Next

    Roy Nelson is that rare fighter whose value to the sport exceeds his fighting potential, much like Matt Brown. No one is blind to his limitations, both physical and technical, yet his appeal eclipses that of many more gifted mixed martial artists...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 15 days ago 11,554 reads 38 comments

  2. UFC 185 Results: 3 Fights for Matt Brown to Take Next

    Matt Brown may never quite reach the peak of the mountain, but he has already gotten an awful lot closer than anyone could have predicted...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 15 days ago 6,723 reads 52 comments

  3. UFC 185 Results: Should Johny Hendricks' Next Fight Be for the Title?

    It’s tough to know what to make of Johny Hendricks at this point in his MMA career. It seems strange to criticise a fighter who just dominated Matt Brown, but an honest ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 15 days ago 9,019 reads 79 comments

  4. UFC 184 Results: 3 Fights for Cat Zingano to Take Next

    It’s fair to say that Cat Zingano didn’t put on the performance of her career at UFC 184 . Hurling herself at Ronda Rousey from the opening bell was a novel strategy, ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 29 days ago 15,312 reads 30 comments

  5. UFC 184 Rousey vs. Zingano: B/R Main Card Staff Predictions

    This coming weekend is something of a celebration for women's mixed martial arts, with UFC 184 featuring an all-female main and co-main event for the first time in the organisation's history—not to mention Invicta FC 11 taking place Friday...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 month ago 136,043 reads 166 comments

  6. On Performance Enhancing Drugs and Cheating in Mixed Martial Arts

    “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.”—Sophocles An opposition to cheating and the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) is as uncontroversial a position as one can take within a sporting context...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 month ago 4,311 reads 28 comments

  7. MMA Is in Better Shape Than Disgruntled Fans Would Have You Believe

    There are countless legitimate debates to be had within mixed martial arts. Quarrelling over the particulars of drug testing , fighter safety , oversaturation of the market, fighter pay , etc...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 month ago 13,086 reads 50 comments

  8. UFC 183 Results: After a Bizarre Main Event, What's Next for Silva and Diaz?

    So, the UFC 183 main event was pretty weird, right? Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz conspired to produce a spectacle that was bizarrely compelling in every sense of the phrase...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 month ago 10,539 reads 29 comments

  9. UFC 183 Results: 3 Fights for John Lineker to Take Next

    This article would have looked very different had John Lineker managed to make the flyweight limit for his UFC 183 bout with Ian McCall...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 month ago 3,244 reads 10 comments

  10. UFC 183 Results: 3 Fights for Miesha Tate to Take Next

    Miesha Tate is as savvy as they come. The former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion might have fallen short against current division champion Ronda Rousey , but her ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 month ago 5,728 reads 15 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 59: B/R Main Card Staff Predictions

    With all the hype surrounding Conor McGregor and a potential meeting with featherweight king Jose Aldo, we could forgive you for thinking that the Irishman is headlining against a punching bag at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 2 months ago 36,013 reads 90 comments

  12. Jon Jones and the 4 Most Creative Fighters in MMA

    It's tempting to think that mixed martial arts has reached its final form. Once dominated by specialists of one fighting style or another, the sport has evolved to require at least a basic understanding of several core disciplines...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 3 months ago 32,525 reads 69 comments

  13. UFC on Fox 13 Results: 3 Fights for Stipe Miocic to Take Next

    It’s rare to see a fighter’s stock rise after a loss, but that is precisely what appears to have happened to Stipe Miocic after his career-shortening slugfest with Junior Dos Santos at UFC on Fox 13...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 4 months ago 5,826 reads 8 comments

  14. UFC 181: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    Even the UFC’s most loyal supporter would likely concede that stacked cards are rare in the current MMA climate. Relatively speaking, UFC 181 is quite a treat for the fans, then...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 4 months ago 28,783 reads 75 comments

  15. UFC 180 Results: 3 Fights for Fabricio Werdum to Take Next

    Heading into UFC 180’s main event between Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt, the smart money was certainly on the Brazilian...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 4 months ago 6,388 reads 17 comments

  16. UFC Fight Night 56: Is It Time for 'Shogun' to Be Protected from Himself?

    Another night, another MMA veteran has arrived at a career crossroads. After being dispatched in under a minute by Ovince St...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 5 months ago 5,498 reads 16 comments

  17. UFC Fight Night 55 Results: 3 Fights for Michael Bisping to Take Next

    Michael Bisping ’s lengthy tenure as a top contender in the UFC’s middleweight division may finally be at its end...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 5 months ago 8,443 reads 21 comments

  18. UFC 179: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    After a short break from UFC action over the past couple of weeks, many of you may have started to experience withdrawal symptoms. But fear not—Saturday night’s UFC 179 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, should take the edge off...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 5 months ago 22,020 reads 47 comments

  19. MMA Psychology: The Psychological Impact of Injury

    It should have come as no surprise when Anderson Silva recently opened up to Fanta stico about working with a psychologist to banish the “ghosts” of the horrific tibia-fibula fracture he suffered against Chris Weidman at UFC 168...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 5 months ago 8,311 reads 24 comments

  20. UFC Fight Night 54 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Rory MacDonald

    All the pressure was on Rory MacDonald at UFC Fight Night 54 on Saturday. Fighting in his own backyard against a relatively unheralded opponent in Tarec Saffiedine, and with a title ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 6 months ago 12,539 reads 23 comments

  21. UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Takeya Mizugaki

    Takeya Mizugaki finds himself in much the same place as Dustin Poirier right now. Both men are well inside the top 10, and both were simply outclassed by superior opposition at UFC 178 ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 6 months ago 3,001 reads 5 comments

  22. UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Dustin Poirier

    It was a short night for Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 . Even Conor McGregor probably expected the fight to go at least a couple more minutes...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 6 months ago 4,286 reads 5 comments

  23. UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Chris Cariaso

    Chris Cariaso may have been outclassed by flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 178 , but the 33-year-old still has plenty to offer the division...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 6 months ago 488 reads 2 comments

  24. UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Demetrious Johnson

    Can Demetrious Johnson actually get any better? His bout with Chris Cariaso at UFC 178 was certainly a mismatch, but his victory was arguably even more emphatic than most expected...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 6 months ago 4,015 reads 3 comments

  25. Dominick Cruz: Fights for Him to Take Next? Only One Fight Makes Sense

    For Dominick Cruz , it would appear the hard part is over. Just making it into the cage at UFC 178 was a victory for the former bantamweight king...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 6 months ago 6,013 reads 20 comments