1. 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 17,550 reads 51 comments

  2. 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 37,401 reads 48 comments

  3. 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 7,887 reads 25 comments

  4. 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

  5. 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 5,132 reads 6 comments

  6. 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 6,376 reads 7 comments

  7. 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 27,575 reads 79 comments

  8. 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 23,077 reads 130 comments

  9. 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 17,213 reads 29 comments

  10. 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 4,271 reads 11 comments

  11. 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 24,067 reads 75 comments

  12. 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 23,723 reads 64 comments

  13. 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 2,043 reads 17 comments

  14. 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 9,462 reads 45 comments

  15. 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 26,168 reads 27 comments

  16. 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

  17. 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 2,795 reads 8 comments

  18. '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 1 month ago 10,381 reads 7 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 5,736 reads 16 comments

  20. Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le: What We Learned from Middleweight Tilt

    In the main event of UFC Fight Night 48, Michael Bisping and Cung Le had the power. They had the power to demonstrate that their bout held implications for the middleweight division...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 30,816 reads 29 comments

  21. UFC Fight Nights 48 and 49: Main Card Staff Predictions

    Here's hoping fight fans eat their Wheaties Saturday morning. With an average of 1.3 UFC fights per hour happening throughout the waking day, it's going to be quite the marathon for anyone hoping to take in all of the action...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 4,345 reads 6 comments

  22. Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold May Be in the Works

    A major fight in the UFC middleweight division is reportedly under discussion. Luke Rockhold , who has won two straight and has long requested a big-time opponent, may face ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 9,135 reads 72 comments

  23. Dan Henderson vs. Wanderlei Silva: The Very Best Novelty Fight the UFC Can Make

    The UFC's novelty circuit is alive and well. Truly, don't cry for it. Yes, it lost Rich Franklin earlier this year. Then it lost Chael Sonnen just as Uncle P...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 6,264 reads 10 comments

  24. Georges St-Pierre Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    One of MMA 's biggest stars has jumped on one of the Internet's biggest trends. Georges St-Pierre, the semi-retired longtime UFC welterweight champion, took to Twitter to document ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 12,229 reads 29 comments

  25. Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier Should Ramp Up, Not Pause, Their Verbal Exchanges

    On Aug. 12, Jon Jones poured a huge bucket of ice water on the MMA community when he pulled out of his UFC 178 grudge match with Daniel Cormier. Unfortunately, no associated charity dollars appear to be forthcoming...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 11,513 reads 35 comments