1. Alistair Overeem vs. Roy Nelson Set for UFC 185 in March

    This one might be fun to watch, even if we pretty much already know how it ends. Heavyweight sluggers Alistair Overeem and Roy Nelson will face off March 14 at UFC 185 in Dallas...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 12,487 reads 61 comments

  2. Stuart Scott Reportedly Continued MMA Training Even in Final Stages of Life

    Despite its violent nature, MMA students and fans routinely point to the sport as a life-enhancing, life-affirming pursuit. That's the way it was for Stuart Scott, the longtime ESPN anchor who passed away Sunday morning at age 49 of cancer...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 6,885 reads 10 comments

  3. UFC 182 Results: Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier and the Real Winners and Losers

    In a lot of ways, Jon Jones is the LeBron James of MMA . And he has Daniel Cormier to thank for that. There is no question Jon Jones holds the same once-in-a-decade physical tools as his basketball counterpart...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 131,943 reads 305 comments

  4. Predicting the 10 Best Individual Matchups in College Basketball Conference Play

    We are now descending into the real meat of college basketball's regular season. It is, that which we call, the conference schedule. This is where bad blood and high stakes pool and congeal into rivalries...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 19,842 reads 34 comments

  5. UFC Hires Attorneys for Fighter Lawsuit: 'We Intend to Prevail'

    UFC officials announced Monday that they have hired a prestigious law firm to defend them in a class-action lawsuit recently brought against them by current and former UFC fighters...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 14,789 reads 34 comments

  6. Jones vs. Cormier: A Complete Guide to Full UFC 182 Fight Card

    When was the last time a main event was this hotly anticipated? Seriously, I'm asking. Arguably, not since Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman were involved have fans been in such a fervor...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 22,862 reads 60 comments

  7. Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier: Complete Timeline of Their Beef

    You might think it all started in August, when that little stage gasped under the anger of the planet's two baddest light heavyweights, one steaming toward the other, with only a goggle-eyed ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 21,583 reads 45 comments

  8. MMA in 2014: The Real Winners and Losers

    You can't pack the sum total of an entire year into a box and slap one label on it. Life is too complicated for such a simple procedure. Something's bound to ooze out. So it is for mixed martial arts...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 40,424 reads 27 comments

  9. Ranking the 10 Most Underrated Teams in College Basketball Right Now

    We're now a couple of months into the college basketball season, and you know what that means: Ladies and gentlemen, start your halfway-point analysis! With 12 games, give or take, ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 15,573 reads 18 comments

  10. UFC Bantamweight Raphael Assuncao Breaks Ankle, Could Miss Extended Time

    No injury news is ever happy, but for Raphael Assuncao and his fans, Monday's news has to be particularly gut-wrenching...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 7,691 reads 33 comments

  11. Jose Aldo Wants Conor McGregor for Next Featherweight Title Challenger

    Add an important name to the list of those who want to see Conor McGregor as the next featherweight title challenger: the champ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 19,606 reads 88 comments

  12. UFC Featherweight Champ Jose Aldo Sounds off Again on MMA Fighter Pay

    Jose Aldo is increasingly vocal about UFC fighter pay. The UFC featherweight champ—and one of the best two or three fighters in all of mixed martial arts—is again ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 15,423 reads 113 comments

  13. Ranking the Most Dynamic Freshmen Scorers in College Basketball in 2014-15

    The youngsters are putting quite a stamp on this young college basketball campaign. These elite freshmen, with their invisible ceilings, capture headlines and imaginations around the country...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 6,269 reads 9 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 58: Main Card Staff Picks for Machida vs. Dollaway

    It's a marathon, not a sprint. And we are all to be commended for breaking the tape of the 2014 UFC event season. With 45 events, it was long and, at times, tedious. But in the end, it was also very rewarding...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 16,202 reads 20 comments

  15. Renan Barao: From Pound-for-Pound Best to Cable Co-Main Event

    Renan Barao must've thought he'd live forever. After all, the young man had it all. He was the three-time defending UFC bantamweight champion. He had a nine-year, 34-fight unbeaten streak...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 12,755 reads 38 comments

  16. Roan Carneiro vs. Mark Munoz Confirmed for UFC 184

    After more than six years away, Roan Carneiro will return to the UFC Octagon this February. But it won't be an easy victory lap for the longtime fighter and jiu-jitsu black belt when he faces win-hungry Mark Munoz at UFC 184...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 2,513 reads 10 comments

  17. Hendricks-Lawler Trilogy? Rory MacDonald Won't Get Next Welterweight Title Shot

    In an announcement that may pave the way for a blockbusting rubber match next year, UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald confirmed Wednesday that he is not the next challenger for new champion Robbie Lawler ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 19,600 reads 169 comments

  18. Lyoto Machida and the 5 Most Awkward Styles in the UFC Right Now

    If variety is the spice of life, then these fighters are very, very spicy. And we should be thankful for these guys (spoiler: and gal)...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 8,113 reads 18 comments

  19. UFC Won't Be Able to Bluster Its Way Out of Class-Action Fighter Lawsuit

    You can tell a given moment is momentous when a simple date won't suffice. When you bring exact times into it, you're probably in red-letter territory...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 31,645 reads 117 comments

  20. Rousimar Palhares Avoids Punishment for Brutal Submission of Jon Fitch

    Rousimar Palhares , the World Series of Fighting welterweight champion and one of the most dangerous fighters in all of MMA , will not be punished by the California State ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 11,569 reads 47 comments

  21. Junior Dos Santos Doesn't Need Another Slugfest, and Neither Do We

    When one discovers toughness in a fighter's fists and face, it's a celebrated discovery. It's also mined and depleted like a vein of gold in the ground. Word gets out and the land rush is on...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 23,447 reads 97 comments

  22. 10 Under-the-Radar College Basketball Freshmen Who Are Having Success in 2014-15

    You know how it goes in modern college basketball. Freshmen oil the machine these days, providing (or failing to provide) key contributions for rosters in a constant state of churn...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 7,092 reads 23 comments

  23. The Beaten Path: 5 MMA Prospects to Watch in December

    With the world starting to wind down for the various end-of-year holidays, there is not a ton of MMA prospecting to be had here in December. But "not a ton" does not mean "none...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 6,280 reads 2 comments

  24. CM Punk's First Opponent? Welterweight Cathal Pendred Suggests He's First Up

    It's not just for Power Rangers any more. Real, honest-to-goodness UFC fighters are now positioning themselves as the first opponent for CM Punk , the former WWE wrestler who announced last Saturday he will try pro MMA in the UFC Octagon...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 34,275 reads 74 comments

  25. UFC on Fox 13: Complete Guide to Dos Santos vs. Miocic Full Fight Card

    False starts, new beginnings and redemption stories. Not every UFC card can claim the kinds of easy narratives afforded by the veterans, ex-champions and misfit toys of the sport. But UFC on Fox 13 can, and it goes down Saturday in Phoenix...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 16,384 reads 30 comments