1. Sage Northcutt, Max Holloway Go Ham on Houston Rockets Mascot

    When will it end, I ask you? When will it once again be safe for mascots to tread the sidelines of our nation's professional basketball games? If UFC fighters have anything to say about it, we could be in for an extended time of darkness...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 8,022 reads 0 comments

  2. The 10 UFC Fighters Who Are Most Fun to Watch

    It's hard to pick just 10, especially given a burgeoning new guard of UFC action fighters. That's what makes this job so hard. You think it's easy to narrow down the 10 UFC fighters who are the most fun to watch? I beg to differ, sir or madam...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 34,922 reads 0 comments

  3. Ranking the Top College Basketball Coach of Year Candidates for 2016-17

    Doing more with less. That mantra makes the Coach of the Year debate fun, especially in college basketball. It's also typically the race's deciding factor. Well, that and having an amazing team...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 2,086 reads 0 comments

  4. UFC on Fox 23 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Denver Fight Card

    If you slumbered on UFC on Fox 23, you missed a title eliminator bout, one of the best action fights possible in the welterweight division and the most exciting prospect in the heavyweight division...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 18,491 reads 0 comments

  5. UFC on Fox 23: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    There's a lot of pop in this little main card. UFC on Fox 23, going down this Saturday from Denver, isn't getting the same run as most other Fox cards. It's not getting the same run as the last Fox card, which featured Paige VanZant...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 29,959 reads 0 comments

  6. Announcer Mike Goldberg on UFC Departure: 'It Was a Shock'

    If Mike Goldberg's UFC departure struck you as a bit abrupt, you weren't the only one. "It was a shock," Goldberg said Monday on The MMA Hour broadcast with host Ariel Helwani ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 46,317 reads 0 comments

  7. Bleacher Report's Top 25 MMA Prospects for 2017, Part 1

    No sport needs prospects like MMA needs prospects. It's the hard truth underpinning a high churn rate...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 24,569 reads 0 comments

  8. NSFW: Brennan Ward Posts Photo of Deep Gash Following Flying-Knee KO at Bellator

    When you look inside a cut and can't see the bottom, that's a pretty deep cut. Actually, when you can look inside a cut at all, there are significant problems...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 81,517 reads 0 comments

  9. Bellator 170 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Sonnen vs. Ortiz Card

    Was this the biggest card in Bellator history? If it wasn't, it was pretty close. In the main event, you had two very famous fighters in former UFC contender Chael Sonnen , ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 24,213 reads 0 comments

  10. The Biggest Overachievers in College Basketball So Far in 2016-17

    It might be a corny device, but listing a dictionary definition is apt in this case. Merriam-Webster defines an overachiever as "one who achieves success over and above the standard or expected level, especially at an early age...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 23,544 reads 0 comments

  11. 'Mr. Guillotine' Notches 24-Second Chokeout at LFA 2

    Move over, Cody McKenzie . MMA may have a new king of the guillotine. OK, maybe that's a little hasty. After all, Mitch "Mister Guillotine" White is only 3-1 as a pro, but all three of those wins came by way of the guillotine choke...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 41,319 reads 0 comments

  12. Hisaki Kato on Ralek Gracie: Either It Will Be Boring or I Will Knock Him out

    Hisaki Kato is not like a box of chocolates. You know exactly what the hell you’re getting with him...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 13,660 reads 3 comments

  13. Buying or Selling Each Top 10 Team as a National Championship Contender

    In college basketball, the NCAA tournament is when everything comes to fruition, but right now is the hard stuff...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 16,000 reads 23 comments

  14. Brutal Powerbomb in MMA Fight Ends in Worst Way Possible for Guy on Losing End

    No, it's not pro wrestling. It just looks that way. You don't see a lot of powerbombs on the unscripted side of the combat sports world. But fans saw one Friday at Superstar Fight 7, an event airing from Hunan, China...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 124,380 reads 46 comments

  15. For Love, Not Money: How Low Fighter Pay Is Undermining MMA

    Conor McGregor's Lamborghini purrs like Mike Tyson's tiger. Greener than the border of a fresh dollar bill, the Lambo spits fire like someone just threatened its khaleesi. Henry Ford and H...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 116,590 reads 74 comments

  16. Yair Rodriguez: 'It Was Kind of Surprising' to Get Matchup with Aging BJ Penn

    This weekend at UFC Fight Night 103, a young lion and an aging lion face off when 24-year-old phenom Yair Rodriguez faces 38-year-old former two-division champion BJ Penn ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 7 months ago 10,391 reads 25 comments

  17. After Another Domestic Violence Arrest, Time to Ban Cody East for Life

    What, exactly, does an MMA fighter have to do to receive a lifetime ban? It's tough to say. There's precedent for it, but the intricacies of the legal system, athletic commissions and fight promotion game make the action unusual...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 8 months ago 21,391 reads 8 comments

  18. Ronda Rousey Sidelined Until at Least Mid-February After UFC 207 Beating

    It is anybody's guess whether Ronda Rousey will ever fight again. But if she does return, she'll first need to wait until February 14 to do so, thanks to the damage she sustained in her knockout loss to Amanda Nunes Friday at UFC 207...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 8 months ago 11,344 reads 12 comments

  19. Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov Spar over Terms of Potential Blockbuster

    Khabib Nurmagomedov is putting considerable money where his considerable mouth is, but Tony Ferguson isn't backing away from what he says he needs for their fight to happen...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 8 months ago 12,867 reads 38 comments

  20. Ranking the Most Important Bench Players in College Basketball

    Basketball teams cannot live on stars alone. You'll bloat up with hydrogen and burn yourself. No, instead you need a balanced diet. Everyone understands this to be true...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 8 months ago 187 reads 0 comments

  21. UFC 207 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Rousey vs. Nunes Fight Card

    There are always plenty of lessons following any fight card, but the learning curve is not usually as steep as it was for UFC 207 on Friday night from Las Vegas...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 8 months ago 47,919 reads 79 comments

  22. WSOF: For Champ David Branch, Good Things Come in Twos

    David Branch can't pick just one fighter as a comparison point. Instead, he goes for a median between two notable poles. "Andre Ward is more of a well-rounded boxer," he said. "Bernard Hopkins took it to another level as he matured and aged...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 8 months ago 5,965 reads 7 comments

  23. Cain Velasquez Says He Was Ready for UFC 207, Disagrees with Decision to Cancel

    Former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez , whose rematch with Fabricio Werdum at Friday's UFC 207 was canceled under some strange circumstances, released a statement on Wednesday offering his side of the story...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 8 months ago 8,618 reads 12 comments

  24. Mike Goldberg out as UFC Play-by-Play Man, Jim Rome a Candidate to Replace Him

    Mike Goldberg, the UFC's longtime play-by-play announcer and a controversial figure in MMA circles, will leave the UFC after Friday's UFC 207 broadcast...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 8 months ago 36,576 reads 100 comments

  25. UFC 207: Key Storylines for Nunes vs. Rousey Fight Card in Las Vegas

    No MMA fan needs to be coaxed toward the key storyline of UFC 207. Any blind horse with half a nostril can sense it...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 8 months ago 4,750 reads 12 comments