1. MMA in NY: Lawmakers Reportedly Close to 11th-Hour Deal to Legalize MMA

    After years of false starts and late stoppages, the New York Legislature may be on the verge of passing a law that would legalize mixed martial arts in the Empire State...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 7,451 reads 32 comments

  2. UFC 188 Data Dump: Statistics from Velasquez vs. Werdum Fight Card Results

    We have a new champion. Not long after Fabricio Werdum got his arms around Cain Velasquez's throat, he had his hands around the UFC heavyweight belt...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 6,477 reads 8 comments

  3. UFC 188 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Velasquez vs. Werdum Card

    The Baddest Man on the Planet. If you were exposed to any part of the UFC's marketing push for UFC 188, which happened Saturday night in Mexico City, you heard that phrase...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 71,047 reads 111 comments

  4. Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nate Marquardt: What We Learned from UFC 188 Tilt

    Nate Marquardt has had his days in the sun. Saturday night was not one of those days. Nate Marquardt was once a great fighter. He won a title in Strikeforce and was a contender for a sustained time period in the UFC...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 12,871 reads 26 comments

  5. College World Series 2015: Championship Predictions, Format and Full Bracket

    The first pitch of the College World Series hit the mitt Saturday afternoon. Only eight teams remain, and the action always ratchets up when the clubs take the field in Omaha, Nebraska, for this best-of-three super regionals round...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 3,342 reads 0 comments

  6. The Beaten Path: 5 Top MMA Prospects to Watch in June

    June is about a third of the way done, but as MMA prospects go, it's about to really get started. I'm totally serious...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 5,504 reads 1 comments

  7. The Beaten Path: Prospect Chris Honeycutt Follows His Instincts

    For Chris Honeycutt , Bellator wasn ’t the other place. It was the only place. When the welterweight prospect and two-time Division I wrestling All-American ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 3,490 reads 4 comments

  8. UFC 188: Cain Velasquez and the Top 10 Heavyweights in MMA History

    If you could somehow take one Junior dos Santos overhand right out of the MMA time stream, Cain Velasquez is undefeated. Not only undefeated, but virtually unthreatened...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 17,462 reads 147 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 68 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from New Orleans

    UFC Fight Night 68 was, on paper, not a very good card. Of course, the problem with paper is that it's two-dimensional, and immutable. Unless you know origami. Which I do not...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 28,888 reads 63 comments

  10. Rashad Evans Plans Fall Return, Wants Ryan Bader in 1st Fight Back

    The carousel at the top of the light heavyweight division spun off its usual course Wednesday, in part because one of its former champions, Rashad Evans, has apparently found a firm time frame for his return to action...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 9,939 reads 91 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 68: A Complete Guide to the Full Card

    Dan Henderson is one of only three fighters ever to hold titles in two different weight classes for a major MMA promotion. If we keep reminding ourselves of that, maybe his fight this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 68 will become compelling...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 11,209 reads 38 comments

  12. UFC Women's Bantamweight Leslie Smith Beats Up Male Groper at California Club

    One would hope that this will one day go without saying, but there are all sorts of reasons why groping someone you don't know is not a very strong play. For male nightclub patrons in the San Francisco area, Leslie Smith just added another reason...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 11,931 reads 60 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 67 Results: 4 Fights for Thiago Alves to Take Next

    Everything can change in the blink of an eye. It's a tired cliche, but for Thiago Alves Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 67, it was the brutal truth...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 7,164 reads 16 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 67 Results: 4 Fights for Carlos Condit to Take Next

    The oil can was in full effect for Carlos Condit Saturday night. A knee injury kept him out for more than a year, but rust was not a major factor in the main event of UFC Fight Night 67, where Condit scored a TKO of a tough Thiago Alves...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 10,255 reads 54 comments

  15. The Pressure Is on Jessamyn Duke in Her UFC Return After Yearlong Absence

    The horsewoman rides again. Jessamyn Duke, frankly known more for her time on The Ultimate Fighter and her place in Ronda Rousey 's " Four Horsewomen " contingent than for her ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 6,889 reads 43 comments

  16. Bethe Correia Apologizes to Ronda Rousey for Suicide Remark

    Bethe Correia has apologized to UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey for some recent trash talk that referenced suicide. Given that Rousey's father committed suicide when she was eight years old, Correia's comment was, at best, poorly worded...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 33,459 reads 93 comments

  17. UFC 187 Salaries: Daniel Cormier Earns $180,000 for Light Heavyweight Title Win

    Defending UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and light heavyweight challenger Anthony Johnson topped the list of UFC 187 fighter salaries, earning $500,000 each for their performances...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 12,965 reads 75 comments

  18. Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones' Absence Is No 'Asterisk' on Light Heavyweight Title

    Daniel Cormier wants you to know something: He is the UFC light heavyweight champion. No ifs, ands or asterisks about it...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 7,875 reads 115 comments

  19. WSOF 22 Gets 3 Title Fights and Tyrone Spong in Bid to Compete with UFC 190

    If World Series of Fighting 22 was going to pose even a minor threat to UFC 190, it was going to need a pretty stacked card. Mission accomplished...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 4,407 reads 9 comments

  20. After UFC 187 Loss, John Makdessi Undergoes Jaw Surgery, Ponders Future

    John Makdessi , the lightweight fighter who lost by TKO to Donald Cerrone Saturday at UFC 187, underwent surgery to repair his fractured jaw, even as he wondered about his future as a fighter...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 16,476 reads 56 comments

  21. New York Native Chris Weidman Wants Madison Square Garden for Next Title Defense

    A couple of opponents make sense as the next challenger to Chris Weidman 's UFC middleweight title. The champ isn't expressing a preference on who he fights. The "where," however, is another matter...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 7,857 reads 18 comments

  22. Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne Classic Almost Didn't Happen, UFC Brass Said

    Just hours before Andrei Arlovski and Travis Browne took the cage for one classic round of heavyweight brawling, UFC leaders nearly waved off the bout before it started...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 6,210 reads 12 comments

  23. UFC 187 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Johnson vs. Cormier Fight Card

    Robert Frost never had this in mind. Instead of two roads diverging, we have about 17. Standing in for that yellow wood, we have a desert outpost known as Las Vegas, Nevada, and a little blockbuster known as UFC 187 ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 104,615 reads 161 comments

  24. Bas Rutten to Be Included in 2015 Class of UFC Hall of Fame

    Bas Rutten , a former UFC heavyweight champion and a three-time King of Pancrase , will be inducted this July into the UFC Hall of Fame, promotion officials announced Friday...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 4,412 reads 19 comments

  25. UFC 187: Joseph Benavidez and Championship No-Man's Land

    In MMA , the idea of a divisional no-man's land is pretty straightforward. Basically, it means you can beat everyone in your division except the champion...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 1,809 reads 5 comments