1. The UFC Fighters We're Most Excited to See in 2015

    It was a wild and wooly year for MMA in 2014. But now it's over. We missed a lot of fighters this year, and saw some great performances from newcomers...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 23 days ago 27,209 reads 98 comments

  2. Jon Jones, UFC Issue Statements Following Jones' Positive Drug Test

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and the UFC have each issued a statement in the wake of reports that Jones tested positive for a cocaine metabolite during a pre -fight drug test and will enter a rehab facility...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 25 days ago 25,468 reads 48 comments

  3. Alistair Overeem vs. Roy Nelson Set for UFC 185 in March

    This one might be fun to watch, even if we pretty much already know how it ends. Heavyweight sluggers Alistair Overeem and Roy Nelson will face off March 14 at UFC 185 in Dallas...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 25 days ago 11,252 reads 61 comments

  4. Stuart Scott Reportedly Continued MMA Training Even in Final Stages of Life

    Despite its violent nature, MMA students and fans routinely point to the sport as a life-enhancing, life-affirming pursuit. That's the way it was for Stuart Scott, the longtime ESPN anchor who passed away Sunday morning at age 49 of cancer...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 27 days ago 6,857 reads 10 comments

  5. UFC 182 Results: Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier and the Real Winners and Losers

    In a lot of ways, Jon Jones is the LeBron James of MMA . And he has Daniel Cormier to thank for that. There is no question Jon Jones holds the same once-in-a-decade physical tools as his basketball counterpart...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 28 days ago 131,650 reads 308 comments

  6. Predicting the 10 Best Individual Matchups in College Basketball Conference Play

    We are now descending into the real meat of college basketball's regular season. It is, that which we call, the conference schedule. This is where bad blood and high stakes pool and congeal into rivalries...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 19,820 reads 34 comments

  7. UFC Hires Attorneys for Fighter Lawsuit: 'We Intend to Prevail'

    UFC officials announced Monday that they have hired a prestigious law firm to defend them in a class-action lawsuit recently brought against them by current and former UFC fighters...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 14,769 reads 34 comments

  8. Jones vs. Cormier: A Complete Guide to Full UFC 182 Fight Card

    When was the last time a main event was this hotly anticipated? Seriously, I'm asking. Arguably, not since Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman were involved have fans been in such a fervor...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 22,843 reads 60 comments

  9. Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier: Complete Timeline of Their Beef

    You might think it all started in August, when that little stage gasped under the anger of the planet's two baddest light heavyweights, one steaming toward the other, with only a goggle-eyed ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 21,530 reads 45 comments

  10. MMA in 2014: The Real Winners and Losers

    You can't pack the sum total of an entire year into a box and slap one label on it. Life is too complicated for such a simple procedure. Something's bound to ooze out. So it is for mixed martial arts...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 40,393 reads 27 comments

  11. Ranking the 10 Most Underrated Teams in College Basketball Right Now

    We're now a couple of months into the college basketball season, and you know what that means: Ladies and gentlemen, start your halfway-point analysis! With 12 games, give or take, ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 15,332 reads 18 comments

  12. UFC Bantamweight Raphael Assuncao Breaks Ankle, Could Miss Extended Time

    No injury news is ever happy, but for Raphael Assuncao and his fans, Monday's news has to be particularly gut-wrenching...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 7,677 reads 33 comments

  13. Jose Aldo Wants Conor McGregor for Next Featherweight Title Challenger

    Add an important name to the list of those who want to see Conor McGregor as the next featherweight title challenger: the champ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 19,582 reads 88 comments

  14. UFC Featherweight Champ Jose Aldo Sounds off Again on MMA Fighter Pay

    Jose Aldo is increasingly vocal about UFC fighter pay. The UFC featherweight champ—and one of the best two or three fighters in all of mixed martial arts—is again ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 15,305 reads 113 comments

  15. Ranking the Most Dynamic Freshmen Scorers in College Basketball in 2014-15

    The youngsters are putting quite a stamp on this young college basketball campaign. These elite freshmen, with their invisible ceilings, capture headlines and imaginations around the country...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 6,169 reads 9 comments

  16. UFC Fight Night 58: Main Card Staff Picks for Machida vs. Dollaway

    It's a marathon, not a sprint. And we are all to be commended for breaking the tape of the 2014 UFC event season. With 45 events, it was long and, at times, tedious. But in the end, it was also very rewarding...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 16,192 reads 20 comments

  17. Renan Barao: From Pound-for-Pound Best to Cable Co-Main Event

    Renan Barao must've thought he'd live forever. After all, the young man had it all. He was the three-time defending UFC bantamweight champion. He had a nine-year, 34-fight unbeaten streak...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 12,735 reads 38 comments

  18. Roan Carneiro vs. Mark Munoz Confirmed for UFC 184

    After more than six years away, Roan Carneiro will return to the UFC Octagon this February. But it won't be an easy victory lap for the longtime fighter and jiu-jitsu black belt when he faces win-hungry Mark Munoz at UFC 184...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 2,425 reads 10 comments

  19. Hendricks-Lawler Trilogy? Rory MacDonald Won't Get Next Welterweight Title Shot

    In an announcement that may pave the way for a blockbusting rubber match next year, UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald confirmed Wednesday that he is not the next challenger for new champion Robbie Lawler ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 19,585 reads 169 comments

  20. Lyoto Machida and the 5 Most Awkward Styles in the UFC Right Now

    If variety is the spice of life, then these fighters are very, very spicy. And we should be thankful for these guys (spoiler: and gal)...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 8,044 reads 18 comments

  21. UFC Won't Be Able to Bluster Its Way Out of Class-Action Fighter Lawsuit

    You can tell a given moment is momentous when a simple date won't suffice. When you bring exact times into it, you're probably in red-letter territory...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 31,611 reads 117 comments

  22. Rousimar Palhares Avoids Punishment for Brutal Submission of Jon Fitch

    Rousimar Palhares , the World Series of Fighting welterweight champion and one of the most dangerous fighters in all of MMA , will not be punished by the California State ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 11,471 reads 47 comments

  23. Junior Dos Santos Doesn't Need Another Slugfest, and Neither Do We

    When one discovers toughness in a fighter's fists and face, it's a celebrated discovery. It's also mined and depleted like a vein of gold in the ground. Word gets out and the land rush is on...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 23,367 reads 97 comments

  24. 10 Under-the-Radar College Basketball Freshmen Who Are Having Success in 2014-15

    You know how it goes in modern college basketball. Freshmen oil the machine these days, providing (or failing to provide) key contributions for rosters in a constant state of churn...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 7,084 reads 23 comments

  25. The Beaten Path: 5 MMA Prospects to Watch in December

    With the world starting to wind down for the various end-of-year holidays, there is not a ton of MMA prospecting to be had here in December. But "not a ton" does not mean "none...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 6,269 reads 2 comments