1. Saluting the Gatekeeper in Every UFC Division Right Now

    The term "gatekeeper" is so often used pejoratively. I beg to differ. How else do you know who is truly befitting of the VIP section without someone manning the velvet ropes? What is a bar without a bouncer? Just a bunch of drunken chaos is what...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 44,621 reads 79 comments

  2. Rory MacDonald 'Next in Line' for Welterweight Title Shot, UFC Confirms

    It's all lining up for Rory MacDonald. After winning his third straight contest last Saturday, the gifted young Canadian will receive the next shot at the UFC welterweight title...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 9,212 reads 44 comments

  3. The Beaten Path: The Performance Art of Michael Page

    It’s hard enough to be successful. To be original is about as close to impossible as you can get without Tom Cruise and suspension wire. If you want to be both, you basically need some kind of trickery...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 3,356 reads 12 comments

  4. 10 European Fighters Ready to Break Out

    A "breakout" can mean different things to different people. It can mean a flare-up of a skin irritation, for example. It can mean an escape en masse of prisoners from prison. But it's not going to mean those things today...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 9,989 reads 24 comments

  5. Dan Henderson, 44, Wants to Fight in January UFC Event

    Dan Henderson appears determined to depart on his own terms. Despite losing four of his last five bouts and being 44 years old, the surefire Hall of Famer has expressed his desire to fight again in the Octagon, ideally Jan...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 9,510 reads 38 comments

  6. UFC Veteran Cody McKenzie Gives Blood to Make Weight for Battlegrounds MMA

    And to think he used to fight at featherweight. Popular oddball, notorious party dude and former UFC competitor and The Ultimate Fighter contestant Cody McKenzie reportedly was ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 8,060 reads 21 comments

  7. The Beaten Path: Irish Prospect Paddy Holohan Brings Lyrical Approach to MMA

    When he steps into the cage this Saturday in Nova Scotia, Paddy Holohan will compete outside of Europe for the first time as a pro MMA fighter...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 2,409 reads 2 comments

  8. More Than Conor McGregor: Big Fights Keep Coming for MMA's New Irish Contingent

    If, in the calming wake of Conor McGregor's latest and largest step toward fighting superstardom, you thought you were done hearing about Irish MMA fighters for a while, you done thought wrong...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 8,859 reads 19 comments

  9. UFC Middleweight Cung Le Suspended After Testing Positive for HGH

    Cung Le was uncertain about his future in MMA . The UFC might have just made the decision for him. In a statement released late Wednesday, UFC officials announced that the 42-year-old ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 26,049 reads 74 comments

  10. Jeremy Stephens vs. Charles Oliveira Slated for TUF 20 Finale Co-Main Event

    This one should be fun. Assuming both fighters make it to fight day, Charles Oliveira and Jeremy Stephens—two of the more exciting featherweights on the UFC roster—will do battle Dec...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 2,931 reads 14 comments

  11. A Complete Guide to UFC Fight Nights 53 and 54

    UFC 178 was pretty sweet, but these days the fighting calendar waits for no fan. The train pulls back out of the station today with two destinations on the docket for Saturday. The first will happen in the middle of the afternoon U...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 17,819 reads 28 comments

  12. UFC 178 Video Highlights: Champ Demetrious Johnson Handles Underdog Cariaso

    As the main event of UFC 178 got underway, it was eerily quiet inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Las Vegas faithful seemed drained of their energy even as the card was supposed to be hitting its culmination...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 3,760 reads 1 comments

  13. Conor McGregor Video Highlights: Irish Phenom Knocks out Dustin Poirier

    There is hype and then there is action. One is the domain of those who are being, who have corralled a reputation and a spot and have established themselves inside the middle. The action is the becoming...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 7,147 reads 11 comments

  14. UFC 178 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Johnson vs. Cariaso

    UFC 178 had to be one of the oddest MMA cards devised in recent memory. It was also one of the best. The reason behind its head-scratchingness is simple...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 75,229 reads 108 comments

  15. UFC 178: Main Card Staff Picks

    Athletes often complain about the repetitive nature of the media's questions. Normally, it's hard to sympathize with such celebrity problems, but in the case of UFC 178 , going down Saturday in fabulous Las Vegas, I'm starting to feel their pain...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 19,010 reads 45 comments

  16. Benson Henderson May Move Up to Welterweight After 1 More Lightweight Bout

    Benson Henderson, the former UFC lightweight champion, may be set to move up to welterweight after one more contest at 155 pounds...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 7,331 reads 52 comments

  17. Nate Diaz Returns, Faces Rafael Dos Anjos in December

    Nate Diaz has broken his self-imposed MMA exile. The iconoclastic lightweight, who engaged in a public back-and-forth battle with the UFC over fighter pay, will return to the cage Dec...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 7,245 reads 64 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 12,541 reads 42 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 13,270 reads 39 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 56,719 reads 125 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 5,382 reads 7 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 17,746 reads 47 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 11,595 reads 44 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 17,702 reads 51 comments

  25. 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 5 months ago 37,570 reads 48 comments