1. Urijah Faber, Travis Browne and 5 Pokiest Eye Pokes in Recent UFC History

    If UFC 203 felt a little familiar to you, maybe that was on account of all the eye-poking. When Urijah Faber caught Jimmie Rivera, it wasn't his first eye-poke rodeo. It wasn't even his first eye-poke rodeo with a guy named Rivera...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 14,409 reads 29 comments

  2. Did Bellator Find Its Own Paige VanZant in Russian Flyweight Anastasia Yankova?

    Anastasia Yankova is very pretty. It feels disingenuous to start anywhere else. It's always been a part of her story, even back to her amateur days at a tournament where no one would cheer for her...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 40,442 reads 13 comments

  3. Urijah Faber's Eye Poke Was 'A Little Bit' Intentional, Jimmie Rivera Says

    In the later minutes of Urijah Faber's loss to Jimmie Rivera at UFC 203, the action was temporarily stopped after Faber poked Rivera in the eye. That eye poke was "a little bit" deliberate, at least according to Rivera...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 4,831 reads 15 comments

  4. UFC 203 Results: Real Winners and Losers from Miocic vs. Overeem Fight Card

    On Friday, the elevators had their say. On Saturday, it was time for the fighters to assume center stage. That's when UFC 203 went down from The Land, aka LeBron's Kingdom, aka Cleveland, Ohio...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 102,024 reads 76 comments

  5. Fabricio Werdum, Urijah Faber, Other Fighters Stuck in Elevator Before UFC 203

    UPDATE: It turns out the elevators didn't leave everyone unscathed. Middleweight C.B. Dollaway was forced out of his bout, per a report from MMA Fighting , because of an elevator accident Friday...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 16,683 reads 10 comments

  6. CM Punk Wants His MMA Skills to Do the Talking, but What Will They Say?

    "Luck is for losers." Say this much for CM Punk : He must save a ton on safety nets. As the former pro wrestling star prepares for his pro MMA debut Saturday at UFC 203, ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 4,925 reads 27 comments

  7. UFC 203: 4 Key Storylines for Miocic vs. Overeem Card in Cleveland

    All right, all right, let's all just relax now. Come on, deep breaths. Yes, CM Punk is coming. But there's no need to freak out. Either his MMA debut will be successful or unsuccessful...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 4,422 reads 4 comments

  8. Cain Velasquez: I'll Do Full Camp in Mexico City If I Fight There Again

    You can take all those "sea-level Cain Velasquez " jokes and shove them in a sack. That seems to be what Velasquez wants to have happen, at least if some of his recent comments ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 4,898 reads 15 comments

  9. CM Punk May Have Needed Special Permission to Fight at UFC 203

    Turns out CM Punk's lack of MMA experience is more than a mere talking point for disgruntled fans. When Punk (real name Phil Brooks) steps into the cage in Cleveland on Saturday ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 81,555 reads 56 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 93 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Hamburg Fight Card

    UFC Fight Night 93 went down Saturday afternoon, U.S. Eastern time, from the city of Hamburg, Germany. It was the UFC's fourth visit to Germany and first to Hamburg, and the European flavor of the card was in keeping with the backdrop...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 57,391 reads 14 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 93 Predictions: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Picks

    Welcome once again, fight fans, to Germany (or Deutschland, as it's also known). On Saturday, the UFC will host UFC Fight Night 93, its fourth event in Germany and first in the city of Hamburg...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 7,912 reads 11 comments

  12. UFC Fight Night 93: 4 Key Storylines for Arlovski vs. Barnett Fight Card

    UFC Fight Night 93 goes down Saturday from the home of the hamburger (one assumes), Hamburg, Germany. In the main event, you have two very, very old heavyweights fighting each ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 9,336 reads 8 comments

  13. After Grisly Skull Fracture, Bellator Should Say No to Return of Cyborg Santos

    In the MMA world Monday, the august figure balancing the scales between integrity and lucre looked less like a blindfolded woman and more like Scott Coker...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 8,116 reads 16 comments

  14. UFC on Fox 21 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Maia vs. Condit Card

    Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia was more than a striker-grappler matchup. It was more like the striker-grappler matchup, at least among UFC welterweights...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 60,659 reads 42 comments

  15. Demian Maia on Fight with Carlos Condit: 'This Is for a Title Shot'

    No UFC official has publicly stated the winner of Saturday's bout between Carlos Condit and Demian Maia will receive the next welterweight title shot. Unless, that is, you count Demian Maia as an official...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 5,844 reads 33 comments

  16. UFC on Fox 21: The 4 Key Storylines for Maia vs. Condit Fight Card

    Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia is not a striker-grappler matchup. It's more like the striker-grappler matchup, particularly in the UFC welterweight division...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 4,266 reads 5 comments

  17. The 10 Genuine Good Guys in MMA

    The headlines of the day usually force MMA media to emphasize the bad actors of the sport. So what a breath of fresh air it is, then, when coverage can turn to MMA's good guys...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 3,139 reads 4 comments

  18. Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia: Did a Scheduling Change Swing the Edge to Condit?

    When Carlos Condit and Demian Maia square off Saturday at UFC on Fox 21, it's possible a welterweight title shot could hang in the balance. That makes sense...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 4,658 reads 6 comments

  19. UFC 202 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from McGregor vs. Diaz 2 Fight Card

    The main event of UFC 202 was one man's doing. Even Conor McGregor's coach tried to talk him out of it. But he couldn't be persuaded. He had to avenge his only UFC loss...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 31,833 reads 60 comments

  20. UFC 202: Neil Magny Reveals the Secrets of His MMA Durability

    Since the calendar flipped to 2014, Neil Magny has competed 11 times in the UFC. That's a high number. After five fights per year in 2014 and 2015, his pace slowed in 2016, but ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 400 reads 1 comments

  21. From UFC Gym to UFC 202: Florida Welterweight Fills in on Las Vegas Pay-Per-View

    Mike Perry couldn't even take advantage. He had to sit there and watch everyone else do it for him. "I get these buffet cards. You get a free buffet," Perry said. "My coaches use them...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 758 reads 0 comments

  22. UFC 202: Cody Garbrandt Doubles Down on 'Bully' Cruz, Calls Shot for Mizugaki

    On fight week, you hear a lot of bold talk from fighters toward their opponents. Leading up to UFC 202, Cody Garbrandt may be going above and beyond the call of duty with the boldness...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 7,698 reads 43 comments

  23. UFC 202: The 4 Key Storylines for McGregor vs. Diaz 2 Fight Card

    Of course we're all excited for the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz . Of course. But maybe, just maybe, heading into UFC 202 on Saturday, there isn't quite the same ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 10,039 reads 13 comments

  24. USA Olympic Wrestling 2016: America's Best Bets for Gold in Rio

    The wrestling competition at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games gets started Sunday. The Greco-Roman competition kicks it off, followed by women's freestyle (which, unlike Greco-Roman, allows holds below the waist) and then men's freestyle...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 12,721 reads 4 comments

  25. Olympic Wrestling 2016: Complete Guide to Men's and Women's Events

    Every self-respecting sports fan should have been delighted when the International Olympic Committee went back on its decision...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 12,363 reads 4 comments