1. Conor McGregor Is Like 'A Young Muhammad Ali,' Demetrious Johnson Says

    Demetrious Johnson has a reputation as someone who has a difficult time hyping his own fights. Apparently, he does much better when he's hyping another fighter, especially a fighter with lots of of hype skills...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 12,384 reads 42 comments

  2. Johnson vs. Cariaso: A Complete Guide to UFC 178 Full Card

    Get your fighting pants on. The mismatch in the UFC 178 main event is real, but don't let that deter your interest. Be interested. Have I ever led you astray? Trust me. You want to watch this...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 13,196 reads 39 comments

  3. Thiago Silva Released, Anthony Johnson Suspended Indefinitely by UFC

    Thiago Silva has been released and Anthony Johnson suspended indefinitely by the UFC after separate revelations emerged Friday afternoon illustrating histories of domestic violence from both fighters...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 56,112 reads 125 comments

  4. Melvin Manhoef's Bellator Debut Is an Event in and of Itself

    It's easy to understand Melvin Manhoef's appeal. He's one of those fighters who elicits a gut reaction. So it's not surprising that everyone who knows him is getting psyched for ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 5,220 reads 7 comments

  5. UFC Reportedly Cuts Middleweight Francis Carmont After 3 Consecutive Losses

    Francis Carmont , a middleweight who became a UFC contender before dropping three straight contests, has been cut by the promotion. That's according to a post appearing Wednesday morning on Carmont 's Facebook page ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 17,510 reads 47 comments

  6. What He Allegedly Did Was Wrong, but Thiago Silva Was Still Right

    What used to be known as the tide of public opinion is now more like a flash flood. If you get swept up in it, grab hold of something, anything at all, and hang on for dear life...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 11,499 reads 44 comments

  7. Hunt vs. Nelson: A Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 52

    The Land of the Rising Sun? When your fight card is wrapping up right around the time East Coast birds are preparing their opening chirps, the moniker feels appropriate. UFC Fight Night 52—kicking off at 12:30 a...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 17,556 reads 51 comments

  8. UFC Fight Night 51 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Silva vs. Arlovski

    It doesn't get much more Brazilian than UFC Fight Night 51. The card, which went down Saturday night in Brazil's capital city of Brasilia, featured at least one Brazilian fighter in each of its 11 contests...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 37,406 reads 48 comments

  9. Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold Trade Verbal Barbs in Australia

    Everyone got his or her camera ready? Notorious tongue-wagger Michael Bisping and his next opponent, Luke Rockhold, engaged in some vigorous trash talk Thursday during a media event in Australia...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 7,895 reads 25 comments

  10. Khabib Nurmagomedov Hopes for February Return, Lightweight Title Shot

    Khabib Nurmagomedov does a couple of things well. First, he's a good fighter. You might say that. A 22-0 record at the age of 25 will earn you that status...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 13,501 reads 69 comments

  11. The Beaten Path: 5 MMA Prospects to Watch in September

    September is a month for rebirth. It's for getting back to business. For remembering what really matters. It's been a pretty tough stretch lately for MMA fans...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 5,133 reads 6 comments

  12. 6 MMA Stars and How They Might Have Spent Their Summer Vacations

    Welp. There goes Labor Day. And there goes the summer. Time to crack the books, roll out the footballs and get back to business. But first, what did you do for your summer vacation? Everyone loves a little time off...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 6,384 reads 7 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 50 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Mousasi vs. Souza 2

    UFC leaders have repeatedly said they don't view Bellator as true competition. On Friday, though, their actions indicated otherwise...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 27,584 reads 79 comments

  14. Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell: What We Learned From Heavyweight Tilt

    Ben Rothwell was a massive underdog going into his fight with Alistair Overeem at UFC Fight Night 50. Apparently, that's just fine with Ben Rothwell...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 23,085 reads 130 comments

  15. The Great Lumbering Heavyweights of MMA History

    Plenty of people appreciate the heavyweights. For decades immemorial, these behemoths have buttered the bread that is combat sports. But I wish there was more love for the rank and file: the lumbering heavyweights...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 17,238 reads 29 comments

  16. Chris Beal and the Knee That Twice Changed His Life

    It was the most money he'd ever seen in his life. Easily. Just sitting there in his hand, all at once. You bet Chris Beal reacted. After all he's been through, he had earned it...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 4,272 reads 11 comments

  17. The 10 Best Pros the Ultimate Fighter Has Ever Produced

    Three hundred and four MMA fighters have circulated through The Ultimate Fighter .* A few handfuls at a time, 19 seasons' worth of would-be professionals lived, trained, bro-hugged, ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 24,098 reads 75 comments

  18. Souza vs. Mousasi: A Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 50

    Everything that UFC 177 was not, UFC Fight Night 50 is. Not to excuse the septic tank fire that was last weekend's pay-per-view offering, but we've all said and thought plenty about that event...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 23,727 reads 64 comments

  19. UFC Announces Plans to Ramp Up Random Drug Screenings Later This Year

    In the wake of high-profile drug test failures and mounting pressure to lead change, UFC officials announced Wednesday they will enhance their out-of-competition drug testing efforts...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 2,045 reads 17 comments

  20. No. 17 Best City to Be a Sports Fan: Washington/Baltimore

    How much does where you live matter as a sports fan? The short answer is: It depends. If you're an Alabama football fan, there's no better place to live than Tuscaloosa. If you're a Boston Red Sox fan, there's no worse place to live than New York City.

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 9,482 reads 45 comments

  21. The 5 Unluckiest Fighters in MMA History

    With so many moving parts in play, luck can have a huge role in the success or failure of a mixed martial arts fighter. Think about all the things that have to line up. You have to avoid injuries...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 26,211 reads 27 comments

  22. WSOF Champ Rick Glenn Reveals Reason for 2013 Absence, Talks 1st Title Defense

    Pushing through long odds has to get old. It’s a great story for the bystanders, but for the person actually doing it, the struggle to succeed in a driving headwind is not a feel-good narrative...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 1,880 reads 2 comments

  23. Amateur MMA Fighter Loses Fight by Way of Vomit

    This much is certain: It's a sickening way to lose a fight. In another gut-wrenching tale from the hinterlands of regional MMA , two amateur fighters stepped into the cage on Aug...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 2,802 reads 8 comments

  24. 'Karate Clerk' Mayura Dissanayake Knocks out Real Opponent in 18 Seconds

    Do we have the next Kimbo Slice on our hands? Mayura Dissanayake, also known as the "Karate Clerk" or simply "Gas Station Guy," made headlines around the nation and globe in July ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 10,391 reads 7 comments

  25. Barao vs. Dillashaw II: A Complete Guide to UFC 177

    Hello. Come in, I'm glad you came. Sit down. Can I get you something to drink? Coffee, distilled water, perhaps something stronger, Nos Active, whiskey? Great, that's great. But let's get down to brass tacks now...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 5,737 reads 16 comments