1. UFC 117: Thiago Alves Misses Weight, Title Shot for Jake Shields?

    Not making weight for a contender bout on the year’s most stacked card should be frowned upon, leading to missed opportunities, especially in a professional sense...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about almost 4 years ago 67 reads 11 comments

  2. UFC on Versus 2: After the Dust Settles

    There were many developments that came out of the UFC’s second Versus event held in the San Diego Sports Arena—namely, the revitalized state of Japanese MMA in America, thanks to ...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about almost 4 years ago 1,642 reads 11 comments

  3. UFC On Versus 2: The Chopping Block

    Tiiimmmbbbbeeeerrrrr! When a fighter’s illustrious UFC career comes tumbling down in the middle of a forest and nobody is there to hear it, can it be taken as fact? Of course it can and it usually is...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about almost 4 years ago 567 reads 12 comments

  4. Marketing Madness: Matches Made in Commercial Heaven

    SATIRE--Like any popular industry within our monetized system, from Hollywood to Sportscenter, the recognition of its biggest stars is a huge target for all mainstream commercial companies...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about almost 4 years ago 1,994 reads 32 comments

  5. MMA: Top 10 In-Ring Stare Downs

    Fighters share a substantial part of their lives with their opponents, lasting anywhere from two to eight months, from when the contract is signed to the last word uttered by an announcer...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about almost 4 years ago 3,310 reads 12 comments

  6. Jake Shields In The UFC: Martin Kampmann Is The Perfect First Opponent

    Now that former, yes former from this point on, Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields has unofficially “signed” with the UFC, there has been plenty of speculation ...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about almost 4 years ago 348 reads 5 comments

  7. UFC 117's Chael Sonnen: Antagonist or Genius?

    Leading up to his highly anticipated title fight with Anderson Silva, No. 1 middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has been on a verbal tear, doing his best to drum up hype for his headlining battle at UFC 117...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 2,608 reads 17 comments

  8. 10 MMA Fighters In Need of Their Own Reality Shows

    Television has shared an important role in mankind’s short modern history as a unique window of perception, sometimes distorted and other times enlightening...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 3,075 reads 15 comments

  9. Kurt "Batman" Pellegrino Eyes Top Five Lightweight Spot After UFC 116

    New Jersey’s Kurt “Batman” Pellegrino undeservingly goes under many casual fight fans’ radar for a mixed martial artist that has spent more than half of his ...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 814 reads 4 comments

  10. WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalours: After The Dust Settles

    Over the last week, fans had three events to choose from to get their mixed martial arts fix. Last Wednesday, Strikeforce put together their Los Angeles show, headlined by Robbie Lawler ...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 497 reads 3 comments

  11. TUF 11 Team Liddell Vs. Team Ortiz Finale: After The Dust Settles

    The UFC’s flagship reality show, The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV, has come and gone in conclusion with its 11th season...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 1,069 reads 2 comments

  12. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Spain's Loss Makes Germany Only Powerhouse With Momentum

    World Cup 2010, the beautiful game’s grandest international contest and arguably the greatest sporting event on the planet, has produced a plethora of surprising outcomes...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 724 reads 1 comments

  13. UFC 115 Results: After the Dust Settles

    UFC 115 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the locale’s inaugural event, will go down as the sleeper card of the summer, having gone under most casual fans’ radar for the lack of star power beyond headliners Liddell and Franklin...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 3,143 reads 5 comments

  14. UFC 115: Chuck Liddell Trades in Six-Pack Of Beer For Six-Pack Abs

    SATIRE—Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell's new exercise video is currently in the works, appropriately titled: "40-Year Abs By The Iceman...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 4,243 reads 10 comments

  15. UFC 115: Rich Franklin's Top 10 Career Defining Moments

    Come this Saturday at UFC 115 in Las Vegas, Cincinnati math teacher turned professional ass-kicker Rich "Ace" Franklin will headline the main card with fellow former champion Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell in what is being considered a battle between legends.

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 4,480 reads 11 comments

  16. Spike TV's 'The Ultimate Fighter' Season 12 Starts Production

    The UFC's popular reality show on Spike TV, "The Ultimate Fighter," begins filming its 12th season this week in Las Vegas...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 3,920 reads 2 comments

  17. Cung Le-Scott Smith Rematch Added To Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum

    Strikeforce has recently confirmed the highly anticipated rematch between heavy-handed Scott "Hand of Steel" Smith (17-6) and former middleweight champion Cung Le (6-1) for this month's Fedor vs...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 726 reads 6 comments

  18. Top 10 Sexiest MMA Pics: UFC's Arianny Celeste

    For this Memorial Day, I've prepared a special treat for my readers—a piece that will make the sun warmer, cheeseburgers tastier, and getting paid on a holiday that much better...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 19,841 reads 15 comments

  19. UFC 114: After the Dust Settles

    Like Quinton “Rampage” Jackson so eloquently predicted a year ago, all the build-up and trash talking escalated into some “black on black crime” in the form ...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 2,719 reads 14 comments

  20. Creature vs. Creature: Rashad Evans Will Beat Rampage into a Snuggy at UFC 114

    It's time...for the moment you've all been waiting for! For the thousands browsing at home and the millions surfing cyberspace, Bleacher Report presents one of its staple series, Creature vs...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 3,301 reads 26 comments

  21. Tito Ortiz Fired From the Ultimate Fighter, Undergoes Neck Surgery

    Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz recently underwent extensive neck surgery to repair fused discs that have been causing the fighter a range of problems, anything from sharp pains to numbness in his arms...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 836 reads 16 comments

  22. From Fedor Emelianenko to Randy Couture: Top 10 MMA Man-Crushes

    First things first: having a "man-crush," ironically, is the most masculine secret one could reveal. At first glance, you might uncomfortably think, "Hey, there's no way I can crush on another man," but hear me out...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 6,045 reads 31 comments

  23. Strikeforce Results: Overeem Dominates Rogers; Calls out Fedor Emelianenko

    Bleacher Report is reporting cageside in the Scottrade Center in the "Gateway City" of Saint Louis, MO, to give fight fans full blown coverage of each round of each fight on both the undercard and main card...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 3,647 reads 50 comments

  24. Post UFC 113 Official Light-heavyweight MMA Rankings

    UFC 113 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada proved to be an eventful night, concluding many pre-fight title implications after the shake up in the light-heavyweight and welterweight divisions...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 2,833 reads 18 comments

  25. UFC 113: After the Dust Settles

    There is nothing like having the success UFC 113 had in Montreal this past Saturday to help extinguish the sour taste that was left from the last Bell Centre venture, UFC 97: Silva vs...

    Joe Schafer Written by Joe Schafer about 4 years ago 3,136 reads 27 comments