1. Every Current UFC Champ's Nightmare Matchup

    UFC champions are stoic creatures by nature. They inhabit the most treacherous atmosphere in sports, exploring the intricacies of natural human war in the process...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 8 months ago 53,827 reads 66 comments

  2. 5 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Night 50

    Another free card, another five reasons to watch. In effort to keep this frantic mixed martial arts train going, the UFC will put forth yet another reputable main card this Friday on Fox Sports 1...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 8 months ago 3,867 reads 4 comments

  3. Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell: Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Before Gegard Mousasi and Ronald Souza settle their differences inside the Octagon Friday night, surging heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell will let the leather fly...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 8 months ago 6,897 reads 16 comments

  4. 1 Sleeper to Watch in Every UFC Weight Class

    Every sport has sleepers. In mixed martial arts, a sport defined by its depth, sleepers exist in the darkest of corners. They are the lurkers in the night. The unseen forgers of violence and beauty...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 8 months ago 118,913 reads 31 comments

  5. TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 2: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    In arguably the biggest and most shocking title upset in UFC history, current bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw dominated former kingpin Renan Barao at UFC 173...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 8 months ago 25,666 reads 86 comments

  6. Chris Weidman: The Invisible Champion

    Invisibility will always remain a superpower most of us dream of acquiring. As a kid, I remember pulling a blanket over my head and walking around my house pretending to be unseen...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 8 months ago 17,081 reads 101 comments

  7. 5 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Night 48 and 49

    What more can you ask for than two UFC events on the same day? A Ferrari with a bag of cash and Joanna Krupa in the passenger's seat? Well, sure, but this isn't Candyland, and ...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 8 months ago 2,641 reads 8 comments

  8. Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler: Could the Rematch Be Even Better?

    Sequels never live up to their billing. Jaws 2 , Son of the Mask , Evil Dead 2 and so on. But unlike these cinematic reboots that are incapable of reproducing perfection, mixed martial arts offers pure, unscripted action...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 8 months ago 9,413 reads 61 comments

  9. The 5 Worst Fighters on the UFC Roster Right Now

    As the quickest-growing mixed martial arts outpost in the world, the UFC is accustomed to weeding out the weak...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 8 months ago 51,027 reads 78 comments

  10. 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 9 months ago 25,877 reads 202 comments

  11. 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 9 months ago 26,088 reads 73 comments

  12. 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 9 months ago 11,959 reads 30 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 6,851 reads 28 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 181,705 reads 120 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 3,170 reads 35 comments

  16. 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 9 months ago 7,685 reads 63 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 11,952 reads 28 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 2,348 reads 1 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 9,768 reads 60 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 19,447 reads 98 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 18,407 reads 28 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 122,768 reads 80 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 11,984 reads 26 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 22,892 reads 31 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 3,476 reads 22 comments