1. Why Is the UFC Ignoring Luke Rockhold?

    It's hard to ignore an overwhelming athlete and competitor like Luke Rockhold. But somehow, despite its well-known efforts to push divisional favorites to the front of the line, the UFC has ignored him...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 5 months ago 25,873 reads 202 comments

  2. 5 Under-the-Radar Contenders in the UFC

    Like water in a desert, legitimate title contenders are hard to come by. Even in an international powerhouse like the UFC, the hard hitters and prolific practitioners who challenge calculated champions often lay an egg...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 5 months ago 26,062 reads 73 comments

  3. 5 Fighters Who Are Due for a Main Event Spot

    Fighters do everything they can to stand out from the pack. Whether it's a highlight-reel finish or a war of attrition, they often exceed expectations to fulfill undiscovered potential...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 5 months ago 11,955 reads 30 comments

  4. Hungriest Fighters in Every UFC Division

    Possessing the hunger to fight is found, not given. It's a sense of belonging, or rather self-entitlement, that fuels monumental success...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 5 months ago 6,841 reads 28 comments

  5. 9 Fighters Who'll Be Competing for a UFC Title in 2015

    Each year new contenders launch themselves to the front of the divisional line and reach for ultimate Octagon glory. Hot on the tails of each and every champion, these increasingly dangerous title threats do whatever is needed to reach the top...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 5 months ago 181,664 reads 120 comments

  6. Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    This Saturday is going to mark one of the most highly anticipated top-contender bouts of the year. As two of the very best welterweight brawlers on the planet, Robbie Lawler ...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 5 months ago 3,163 reads 35 comments

  7. Fantasy Top Contender Fights for Every Weight Class

    Each UFC division encompasses its own world of in-cage lunatics, obsessed practitioners and formidable title threats. From January to December, these differing Octagon entities wage war on one another until they reach the bittersweet top...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 5 months ago 7,676 reads 63 comments

  8. 5 MMA Fighters Under the Most Pressure to Perform Right Now

    Pressure can be good or bad. It often lends a hand in propelling fighters to a level otherwise undiscovered, but it can also serve as a crippling mental handicap...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 5 months ago 11,946 reads 28 comments

  9. Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brandao: Keys to Victory for Both Fighters

    Diego Brandao is not the quintessential top contender to test the budding skill set of an international dynamo like Conor McGregor , but he'll have to do...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 5 months ago 2,332 reads 1 comments

  10. 7 Fighters Who Could Be Next Two-Division UFC Champ

    Hundreds of fighters have strapped on the leather and stepped inside the Octagon, but only two men have won titles in multiple weight classes...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 5 months ago 9,741 reads 60 comments

  11. Building the Ultimate MMA Fighter

    Mixed martial arts has transformed into one of the most highly contested sports in the world. With countless numbers of disciplines and backgrounds, MMA incorporates an endless supply of talent, technique, skill and personality...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 19,409 reads 98 comments

  12. Georges St-Pierre Discusses His Future Career Plans

    The dramatic circus that surrounds Georges St-Pierre, his absence from mixed martial arts and his potential return is well-warranted...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 18,287 reads 28 comments

  13. The Best Weapon in Each UFC Weight Class

    Every fighter is different. From the food they eat to the training camps they conquer, no two fighters are alike. But as vast as the spectrum grows, their fear serves as a mediator, bringing polar opposites back together...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 122,680 reads 80 comments

  14. 5 Top Contender Rematches We Must See

    Forget about champions. How about the contenders who continuously put their careers on the line for just a shot at UFC gold? There will always be a titleholder for each division...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 11,984 reads 26 comments

  15. 5 UFC Fighters Poised to Regain Their Form

    Fighters come and go. Titles change hands, contenders drop off and this cycle that we tag as mixed martial arts repeats itself on cue...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 22,885 reads 31 comments

  16. 5 UFC Fighters Who Need to Up Their Mic Skills

    Today's mixed martial arts takes a certain kind of individual to stand out and succeed. No longer does one elite discipline supersede the rest. No longer does one attribute dictate perennial greatness...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 3,469 reads 22 comments

  17. 10 Best MMA Knockouts from the 1st Half of 2014

    Everybody loves a good knockout. Your best friend, your grandmother, your dentist, everyone. But there are different degrees of knockouts. From split-second front kicks to thunderous overhand rights, knockouts come in all shapes and sizes...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 7,071 reads 23 comments

  18. Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida: Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    As one of the best weekends of the year, there's no better way to cap off celebrating our nation's independence than to sit down with some friends and family and watch two of the best middleweights in the world go to war...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 18,217 reads 129 comments

  19. Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    This Saturday will feature a dynamic showdown between featherweight standouts Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 2,807 reads 6 comments

  20. 5 Best UFC Fighters Who Need to Start Finishing Fights

    Today's mixed martial arts incorporates a truly defined group of amazing athletes. From powerful strikers to bone-crunching submission specialists, MMA offers a hodgepodge of scintillating talents...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 13,216 reads 73 comments

  21. 5 Fighters Just Scratching the Surface of Greatness

    A new group of elite fighters is upon us. As a part of the UFC's growing crop heap, these fighters are expected to maintain a certain level of perennial supremacy. To little surprise, they have...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 14,906 reads 89 comments

  22. 10 UFC Fighters Who Should Change Their Nickname

    Nicknames are truly hit or miss. From "The Axe Murderer" to "The Cheesecake Assassin," they encompass a hodgepodge of unique personas. Some offer a brutal view into the mind of a fighter...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 10,736 reads 68 comments

  23. The 10 Best Unranked UFC Fighters

    The UFC ranking system is a reasonable way to gauge talent, new and old. But somewhere along the lines, divisional breakouts are lost in the mix. Some escape obscurity and reach their weight class' Top 15, while others simply tread water...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 4,964 reads 40 comments

  24. UFC 174: Recapping the Fight Night Bonuses

    Saturday night was a fairly good outing for the UFC. The prized flyweight champion remained as dominant as ever, while Canada's own Rory MacDonald forever solidified his spot as one of the welterweight division's next title contenders...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 6,112 reads 9 comments

  25. UFC 174 Results: 3 Fights for Demetrious Johnson to Take Next

    It's official. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson is as good as it gets. In a five-round elementary beatdown of top contender Ali Bagautinov Saturday, ...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 7,475 reads 22 comments