1. California State Athletic Commission Walks the Talk in Drug Testing Fighters

    Another piece of evidence came Wednesday that the MMA community is getting more serious about forcing illegal drugs out of the sport...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 30 days ago 2,520 reads 6 comments

  2. Jose Aldo Out, Chad Mendes in vs. Conor McGregor for Interim Title at UFC 189

    UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was unable to overcome a rib injury and has now bowed out of his blockbuster title defense at UFC 189 . Now, top contender Chad Mendes will face McGregor for the interim featherweight title July 11...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 30 days ago 1,821 reads 6 comments

  3. Lorenzo Fertitta: Selecting Between Mendes and Edgar for UFC 189 Was a Coin Flip

    When UFC officials selected Chad Mendes as the main event "Plan B" for UFC 189, Frankie Edgar fans—not to mention the man himself—felt a little short-changed...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 30 days ago 6,936 reads 26 comments

  4. UFC-Reebok Uniform Deal: Social Media Reacts to New Uniform Kits

    For the first time, UFC officials unveiled Tuesday what their fighters will wear as part of the company's apparel deal with Reebok. The new uniform kits drew mixed reviews on social media...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 10,611 reads 18 comments

  5. Prospect Doo Ho Choi Withdraws Again from a Bout with Sam Sicilia

    A disappointing UFC career continues for The Korean Superboy . Doo Ho Choi, the 24-year-old South Korean featherweight who made a name for himself with his highlight-reel knockouts, has again been forced out of a match with Sam Sicilia ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 1,844 reads 6 comments

  6. Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson Is the Rematch UFC Flyweight Division Needs

    The UFC flyweight division just got a little more exciting. Division champ Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson will defend his title in a rematch with John Dodson, according to ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 10,124 reads 50 comments

  7. Jose Aldo Injury: Sparring Partner Who Broke Aldo's Rib Speaks Out

    I don't think you'd want to be Alcides Nunes right now. The sparring partner who accidentally broke Jose Aldo's rib is feeling a little bit downtrodden right now, as his wayward ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 26,833 reads 60 comments

  8. UFC 189 Card Change: Brandon Thatch vs. Nelson, Cathal Pendred vs. Howard Added

    An injury to welterweight John Hathaway earlier this week set the dominoes tumbling for UFC 189. UFC officials, however, were able to shore up the fight with some quick thinking and willing replacements...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 2,896 reads 12 comments

  9. Kimbo Slice: 3 Fights for Him to Take Next After His Bellator 138 Knockout Win

    Why not keep this thing rolling? We won't know anything for sure until the ratings numbers come in, but some preliminary metrics show that Friday night's Bellator 138—headlined ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 19,091 reads 71 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 69 Predictions: Main Card Staff Predictions

    The first order of business is to copy "Jedrzejczyk" onto my clipboard. Now we're cooking with gas. Joanna Jedrzejczyk , who has seven consonants in her 10-letter surname, is the UFC women's strawweight champion...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 16,990 reads 27 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 7,448 reads 32 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 6,451 reads 8 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 71,032 reads 111 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 12,834 reads 26 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 3,330 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 5,492 reads 1 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 3,484 reads 4 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 17,398 reads 147 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 28,882 reads 63 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 9,937 reads 91 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 11,204 reads 38 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 11,881 reads 60 comments

  23. 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 2 months ago 7,158 reads 16 comments

  24. 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 2 months ago 10,203 reads 54 comments

  25. 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 2 months ago 6,801 reads 43 comments