1. 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 8 months ago 6,419 reads 17 comments

  2. 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 9 months ago 5,500 reads 16 comments

  3. 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 9 months ago 8,482 reads 21 comments

  4. 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 9 months ago 22,034 reads 47 comments

  5. 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 9 months ago 8,398 reads 24 comments

  6. 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 10 months ago 12,559 reads 23 comments

  7. 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 10 months ago 3,014 reads 5 comments

  8. 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 10 months ago 4,291 reads 5 comments

  9. 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 10 months ago 490 reads 2 comments

  10. 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 10 months ago 4,018 reads 3 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 6,029 reads 20 comments

  12. Conor McGregor: Ricky Hatton or Naseem Hamed, Babyface or Heel?

    After dispatching Dustin Poirier inside of two minutes at UFC 178 , even Conor McGregor’s most cynical critics would have to concede that he has something a little bit special...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 10 months ago 7,875 reads 18 comments

  13. 5 Controversial but Justified Referee Stoppages

    It’s fair to say that MMA referees take their fair share of stick from both fans and media. As viewers, we have a tendency to underestimate just how difficult a referee’s ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 10 months ago 2,540 reads 17 comments

  14. 5 Fights in Which Sportsmanship Turned to Farce

    We all love to see good sportsmanship in MMA . If nothing else, it helps dispel the still-prevalent notion that mixed martial artists are little more than boorish barroom brawlers...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 10 months ago 4,040 reads 7 comments

  15. UFC Fight Night 50: B/R Main Card Staff Predictions

    Throw a rock in any direction and you’re liable to hit an upcoming UFC event. This week is no different, my friends, with UFC Fight Night 50 coming to us from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 11 months ago 6,060 reads 37 comments

  16. 5 Teammate vs. Teammate MMA Fights We'd Love to See

    Within the context of combat sports, the concept of teams is virtually unique to MMA . Sure, there are plenty of professional kickboxers who come from the same gym, but the dynamic is vastly different...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 12 months ago 12,562 reads 82 comments

  17. Examining the Growth and Popularity of Women's Mixed Martial Arts

    It is uncontroversial to say that sport is a male-dominated enterprise at almost every level, from participation to consumption...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 12 months ago 14,310 reads 66 comments

  18. Ronda Rousey: Is the UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion the UFC's Biggest Star?

    Dana White isn ’t shy when it comes to making bold claims, but perhaps the most curious of his recent claims is his assertion that Ronda Rousey is the biggest star the UFC has ever seen...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 year ago 10,734 reads 91 comments

  19. UFC Fight Night 46: B/R Main Card Staff Predictions

    In front of a sold-out O2 Arena, the UFC will make its long-awaited return to Dublin, Ireland, with UFC Fight Night 46 this Saturday...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 year ago 9,069 reads 21 comments

  20. Examining the UFC's Strategy of Global Expansion and Media Negativity

    A great deal has been written about the UFC’s expansionist philosophy recently, much of it being negative. There’s nothing wrong with expressing a negative opinion, of course...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 year ago 8,444 reads 42 comments

  21. Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov: What We Learned from the Main Event

    UFC Fight Night 42’s main event between Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov was, in some ways, a contest between the old and the new...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 year ago 13,996 reads 87 comments

  22. UFC Fight Night 42: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    After enjoying a hectic, fight-filled weekend that included two UFC events in one day, we’re back to relative normalcy with just a single offering from the sport’s premier organisation, in the form of UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 year ago 7,605 reads 9 comments

  23. UFC: Should Daniel Cormier Wait Around for a Title Shot?

    The landscape of mixed martial arts is constantly shifting. Changes, both big and small, occur with such frequency — and for myriad reasons — that one’s plans become little more than tentative hopes...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 year ago 2,919 reads 17 comments

  24. Ranking the Most Disappointing Fighters in UFC History

    Not every man or woman who steps inside the Octagon is going to be a success. Mixed martial arts is a zero-sum game, after all. For one fighter to win, another has to lose. There are no everyone-is-a-winner, Disney-style endings...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 year ago 60,800 reads 111 comments

  25. The 10 Most Controversial Judging Decisions in UFC History

    To say that mixed martial arts judging is one of the sport’s most pressing issues is about as uncontroversial a statement as one can make...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 year ago 26,232 reads 112 comments