1. UFC 196 Renamed Fight Night 82 After Move to Cable, Main Event Cancellation

    UFC 196 was a pay-per-view event scheduled for Super Bowl weekend and featuring a heavyweight title bout. UFC Fight Night 82 airs on cable TV and features a non-title welterweight match...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 14,130 reads 25 comments

  2. The 10 Must-See NCAA Basketball Games in February

    Spoiler: The top college basketball game on tap for February is the Kansas-Oklahoma rematch. That's just the way it is. Right after the new year, Kansas, then ranked No...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 7,433 reads 21 comments

  3. Sage Northcutt to Pay Critics: 'The UFC Sees That I Bring Something of Value'

    Find your own gimmick. That, in a nutshell, is the message from Sage Northcutt , UFC's 19-year-old promotional darling of the moment, to those who believe he is paid or marketed ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 14,061 reads 53 comments

  4. Carlos Condit Takes New Driver's License Photo—3 Days After Fight with Lawler

    Carlos Condit better be ready for a lot of raised eyebrows. A lot of chuckles. A lot of low whistles. Why? Because he has a big, huge black eye in his new driver's license photo...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 98,987 reads 16 comments

  5. UFC Fights an Increasingly Complex Battle to Legalize MMA in New York

    The news conferences, celebrity fighters and other public posturings are still there. Now more than ever, though, the move to legalize mixed martial arts in New York—the only ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 3,586 reads 10 comments

  6. Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum and the Top Canceled Fights in UFC History

    Super Bowl weekend became decidedly less super for MMA fans Monday when heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum withdrew from the main event of UFC 196...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 67,644 reads 72 comments

  7. Ranking the Top College Basketball Coach of the Year Candidates for 2015-16

    When your sport ends its season with a 68-team, single-elimination tournament, it's probably fair to say the issue is never settled until the thing's played out. Working around that caveat, the 2015-16 college basketball campaign is coming into focus..

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 21,377 reads 61 comments

  8. College Basketball Players Who've Improved Their Games During Conference Play

    If there's a time to up your game, now is that time. We're in the thick of college basketball's conference season, so it's time to put up or shut up. You have to go big, or, failing that, you have to go home...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 10,238 reads 31 comments

  9. Paige VanZant: My Stock Grew After Bloody, Lopsided Loss

    Paige VanZant is good at being undaunted. During her December fight with Rose Namajunas, the UFC's well-marketed strawweight never gave up despite a tremendous beating that draped her face in sheets of blood...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 12,135 reads 61 comments

  10. The Best Players on Bad College Basketball Teams in the 2015-16 Season

    There are few things more fun in sports than finding a diamond in the rough. With so many teams on the landscape and legions of fans (college and pro) looking for any glimmer of hope, college basketball is a perfect landscape for that pursuit...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 8,905 reads 16 comments

  11. The Beaten Path: Top 25 MMA Prospects for 2016, Part 1

    No other sport needs prospects the way MMA needs prospects. The machine is always hungry. With it being a bloodsport and all, not to mention an individual sport, and an extremely ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 19,420 reads 9 comments

  12. The Biggest Takeaways from the 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season so Far

    Give or take a game or two, we now sit at the halfway point of the 2015-16 college basketball season. The season has already given us plenty of memories for the scrapbook...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 44,657 reads 57 comments

  13. Ranking the Best 'Glue Guys' in College Basketball in 2015-16 Season

    Glue is sticky and binding. The definition of a glue guy is anything but. At least when it comes to the definition of a glue guy, there are more than a few ambiguities—and even outright contradictions...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 9,527 reads 16 comments

  14. BJ Penn Planning Return to MMA, Calls out Featherweight Nik Lentz for UFC 197

    Those rumors of BJ Penn 's return to MMA just became a lot more than rumors. On Wednesday afternoon, Penn posted a message and photo on his Instagram account that pledged a return to the UFC...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 14,913 reads 46 comments

  15. Justin Gaethje, Top MMA Lightweight, Will Defend Belt vs Brian Foster at WSOF 29

    Justin Gaethje may be one of MMA 's most under-recognized champions. Even so, the man who holds the lightweight belt for the World Series of Fighting promotion is 15-0 and has yet to meet a credible threat...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 1,513 reads 5 comments

  16. We Could Have a New Lightweight Great After UFC 197, and It's Not Conor McGregor

    March 5, 2016: a date that will live in lightweight history. Last week, Bleacher Report MMA first reported the news that Conor McGregor will, as he has long promised to do, ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 140,910 reads 144 comments

  17. Compelling Options Abound for Luke Rockhold's 1st Middleweight Title Defense

    Will it be business, or will it be personal? In his first title defense, new UFC middleweight champ Luke Rockhold and matchmakers will have to choose what they think is the best ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 36,546 reads 86 comments

  18. The Beaten Path: 5 Top MMA Prospects to Watch in January

    Happy new year. It's a time of new beginnings. Even as we turn over the calendar, do you know what else we turn over? New leaves. That's right. Here in January, it's all about the newness...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 4,930 reads 11 comments

  19. Overrated Teams That Could Miss the 2016 NCAA Tournament

    There's no way this draws animosity from anyone. I'm excited for the kind of honest, level-headed discourse that can only come from pointing to a bunch of college basketball teams and calling them overrated...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 15,140 reads 26 comments

  20. Predicting Which Mid-Major College Basketball Stars Have NBA Futures

    Life is a little easier for mid-major players these days. Leave the NBA lottery for the one-and-doners and the blue bloods. That's OK. A new stratum has drifted down onto college basketball: the veteran...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 4,805 reads 5 comments

  21. Top Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling: Fighters Not Earning What They Deserve

    MMA fighters, particularly those in the UFC, aren't taking in as much money as they should. That's the opinion of Aljamain Sterling, a 12-0, 26-year-old bantamweight who recently became a free agent after nearly two years with the UFC...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 6,705 reads 47 comments

  22. Conor McGregor Named 1 of 2015's '25 Hottest Sex Symbols' by Rolling Stone

    Well, this is escalating quickly. Less than one month after Conor McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo to take the UFC's undisputed featherweight crown at UFC 194, Rolling Stone ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 8,171 reads 74 comments

  23. Ed Soares Talks Past, Present and Future of Resurrection Fighting Alliance

    Four years can be a long time. Especially in MMA . In the sport’s minor leagues, marking time is like riding a bull. It’s not an easy place to get or keep a foothold, whether you’re a fighter or a promoter...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 2,465 reads 0 comments

  24. UFC 195: Michinori Tanaka Shows Fine Line Between Hot Prospect and Unemployment

    There's a fine line sometimes between success and failure. At UFC 195, after a close but impressive split-decision win over Joe Soto on Saturday in Las Vegas, Michinori Tanaka ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 4,115 reads 3 comments

  25. UFC 195 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Lawler vs. Condit Fight Card

    Hi, kids. Do you like violence? With Eminem's famous opening line ( Warning: NFSW language )—so simple, so, I don't know, fraught?—we welcome you to UFC 195. Come one, come all...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 64,004 reads 69 comments