1. Antonio Silva Departs UFC, but a New Promotion Likely Awaits

    After three consecutive knockout losses, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and the UFC mutually agreed to part ways Friday. But while his UFC career is probably permanently over, his time as an active MMA fighter may be far from done...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 14,293 reads 17 comments

  2. Nick Diaz Returns: The Best Opponents for His 1st Fight Back

    It takes a lot to knock Nick Diaz off the front pages. Georges St-Pierre did it with Monday's free-agency announcement, but not everyone failed to notice the news that one of ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 77,210 reads 60 comments

  3. In Response to UFC, WSOF Cancels 2 Events to Beef Up New Year's Card in NYC

    The World Series of Fighting is pulling out all the stops for Madison Square Garden. WSOF President Ray Sefo told broadcaster Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour Monday that it would ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 5,573 reads 6 comments

  4. Donald Trump's Failed Foray into the World of MMA

    By now, most people recognize the key pages in the Donald Trump playbook. An ambitious effort starts with a bang but ends with the rumor of a whimper tucked deep into classified legal briefs, well clear of the camera's eye...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 92,822 reads 29 comments

  5. Chris Weidman Returns Fire on Michael Bisping

    Chris Weidman isn't backing down from Michael Bisping's verbal taunts. Speaking Monday on The MMA Hour broadcast with host Ariel Helwani, the former champ said he believed ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 37,365 reads 31 comments

  6. UFC 204: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    UFC 204 goes down Saturday from Manchester, England. In the co-main event, you have Michael Bisping defending his middleweight title for the first time, and he's doing it against ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 13,308 reads 35 comments

  7. Justin Gaethje on Jason High: 'I Would Put Him to Sleep in Front of His Fans'

    Justin Gaethje and Jason High are on a collision course. If they weren't before, they are now. Granted, there's business in front of them first, happening at World Series of Fighting 33...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 2,747 reads 1 comments

  8. UFC 204: Key Storylines for Bisping vs. Hendo 2 Fight Card

    You probably know about Michael Bisping , but what else is going on at UFC 204? We'd be remiss if we glossed over Bisping 's valiant—or reckless, depending on how your tastes run—bid for revenge against Dan Henderson...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 1,719 reads 3 comments

  9. Jason High Talks Roy Nelson Ref Kick, Calls for 'Consistency' in UFC Discipline

    Jason High has a fight coming up Saturday in his native Kansas City, Missouri, against a dangerous submission artist. If he can notch a victory, he has a pretty airtight case to compete for World Series of Fighting's lightweight title...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 9,725 reads 6 comments

  10. Video: Banned UFC Fighter Rousimar Palhares Takes Another KO Loss Overseas

    Rousimar Palhares , who was kicked out of both the UFC and World Series of Fighting for failing to relinquish dangerous submission holds after an opponent tapped, took his second ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 52,884 reads 15 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 96 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Portland Card

    John Lineker did it again. As UFC Fight Night 96 began Saturday night in Portland, Oregon, it did so in a bit of a headwind...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 19,201 reads 51 comments

  12. John Lineker Misses Weight for a UFC Record 5th Time

    It turns out moving up to bantamweight was not the cure he sought. John Lineker, who joined the UFC's 135-pound division after missing the 125-pound flyweight limit on four separate ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 22,693 reads 20 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 96: 4 Key Storylines for Lineker vs. Dodson Fight Card

    If you drill down through the UFC 205 announcement hype that happened this week, down past the Conor McGregor layer and the New York City layer and the Jose Aldo layer, and if you ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 4,740 reads 3 comments

  14. UFC 205 Is the Greatest Card Ever Assembled in MMA History

    Every caveat and jinx protection applies, but it must be said: Barring injuries or failed drug tests or spilled salt or one open umbrella too many inside headquarters, UFC 205, the ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 47,811 reads 75 comments

  15. Cris Cyborg Nutritionist: Controversial Birth Control Method Was Cleared by Doc

    Because of her efforts to reach the 140-pound weight limit stipulated by the UFC, Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino, widely regarded as the best female MMA fighter in the world today, has been at the center of some weight-cutting controversy...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 14,168 reads 10 comments

  16. Charles 'Krazy Horse' Bennett Puts on Performance for the Ages at Rizin FF 2

    At Rizin Fighting Federation 2, Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett talked the talk, then walked the walk, then talked the talk some more. And when it was all done, he had singlehandedly fashioned one of the most memorable MMA performances of recent memory...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 19,572 reads 22 comments

  17. Roy Nelson Apologizes For, but Doesn't Regret, Kicking Referee After Fight

    It will be interesting to see how this one unfolds. UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson , after winning his bout with Antonio Silva on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 95, grew frustrated ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 20,938 reads 39 comments

  18. UFC Fight Night 95 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Cyborg vs. Lansberg

    One storyline—and one storyline only—dominated UFC Fight Night 95, which went down Saturday from Brasilia, Brazil: Cris "Cyborg" Justino. Cyborg is probably the best female MMA fighter in the world...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 19,003 reads 30 comments

  19. UFC Fight Night 94: 4 Key Storylines for Johnson vs. Poirier Fight Card in Texas

    With UFC 203 on one side, Cris Cyborg on the other and a slew of top-shelf cards heading our way as the year winds down, it might feel right to skip out on UFC Fight Night 94. There are reasons to resist that feeling...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 3,726 reads 6 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 14,727 reads 29 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 40,518 reads 13 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 4,961 reads 15 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 102,067 reads 76 comments

  24. 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 5 months ago 16,701 reads 10 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 4,938 reads 27 comments