1. UFC vs. NFL: Why the NFL Shouldn't Bother Going to the UK

    The NFL will never succeed in the UK because of three letters: UFC. The UFC has established a stranglehold on the UK; the Brits love their MMA and wont easily be wrested from it ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 829 reads 16 comments

  2. Why 2012 Will Be the Most Important Year in UFC History

    The year 2012 is one that will forever make or break the UFC. What happens this year will determine the future of the UFC and MMA ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,669 reads 2 comments

  3. UFC: What Does the UFC Becoming Mainstream Really Mean?

    ESPN blasts the UFC because their pay is allegedly lacking in regards to other mainstream organizations, but that's just it—what does "mainstream" really mean? This is the ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 949 reads 6 comments

  4. Ronda Rousey to Cyborg: You Don't Just Have a [expletive], You Are a [expletive]

    Famously (or infamously) outspoken female fighter Ronda Rousey has gotten into a verbal row with former Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos over Twitter...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 4,683 reads 22 comments

  5. Year in Review: 20 Worst MMA Beatdowns of 2011

    There's losing a fight and then there's just plain getting beaten down. But even among beatdowns there are distinctions; there are beatdowns, and then there are truly memorable beatdowns that transcend the others...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 6,176 reads 17 comments

  6. UFC 142 Results: Questions Answered and Lessons Learned

    The modern UFC's second foray into Rio de Janeiro is over. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo knocked Chad "Money" Mendes into unconsciousness and Vitor Belfort managed to choke out the overweight Anthony Johnson...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 8,708 reads 9 comments

  7. UFC 142 Fight Card: What to Expect from Sam Stout

    Sam Stout is returning to the octagon for the first time since June 2011 and, unfortunately, for the first time since trainer Shawn Tompkins passed away. So what can we expect from Stout in his return? Fireworks...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 143 reads 0 comments

  8. UFC 142 Predictions: How Anthony Johnson's Weight Cut Will Impact His Fight

    The story of Anthony Johnson’s weight cut is at the proverbial fork in the road. As everyone knows, "Rumble" missed weight again, coming in a startling 12 lbs overweight at 197...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 966 reads 1 comments

  9. UFC 142 Fight Card: How High Is Edson Barboza's Upside

    Lightweight striker Edson Barboza is one of the most highly touted prospects at lightweight—and its deserved. Barboza is 9-0 in his career and has amazing Muay Thai skills, perhaps the best in the 155-pound weight class...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 298 reads 0 comments

  10. UFC 142 Fight Card: Why Anthony Johnson Will Get Fired No Matter What

    UFC 142 will be Anthony Johnson 's last fight in the UFC, period. Even UFC president Dana White said that Johnson's job is on the line—even if he manages to defeat ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,997 reads 6 comments

  11. UFC 142 Fight Card: What a Chad Mendes Win Means for the Featherweight Division

    If Chad Mendes beats UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the champ's home country of Brazil, the featherweight division will be turned on its head. Mendes has strength, conditioning and the ability to control an opponent like only a wrestler can...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 328 reads 5 comments

  12. UFC 142 Predictions: Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout

    MMA fans are fortunate that Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares—an intriguing and exciting fight—is for free on the FX preliminaries. Stout vs. Tavares is a classic striker vs...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 467 reads 0 comments

  13. UFC 142 Predictions: Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater

    Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater is one of the most overlooked fights on the UFC 142 fight card. Silva is a legitimate prospect. At age 27, he is 13-1 (1 no contest), has a great skill set, and trains with the Nogueria brothers...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 859 reads 0 comments

  14. UFC 142 Predictions: Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson

    Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson was an anticipated matchup until Johnson missing weight the way he did cast a shadow over the fight and over the event itself...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,143 reads 5 comments

  15. UFC President Dana White: ESPN Can NOT Be Trusted

    Sports giant ESPN seems to be sending a message to the UFC with its latest exposè that the gloves are coming off, and UFC president Dana White has responded in kind...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 17,927 reads 113 comments

  16. UFC in 2012: Which UFC Fighter Will Be the Next Jon Jones?

    There will be the rise of a new " Jon Jones "—a nigh invincible superhero—in 2012, and his name is Chris Weidman...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 4,234 reads 11 comments

  17. UFC 142: Are Cards Like UFC 142 the Reason UFC's PPV Numbers Are in Decline?

    UFC 142 will be a bloodbath in the pay-per-view market, and not just because of "Tebowmania" and the NFL playoffs...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,646 reads 16 comments

  18. Luke Rockhold vs. Keith Jardine: Does Strikeforce Have a Point?

    Luke Rockhold defends his Strikeforce middleweight title against journeyman extraordinaire Keith Jardine tonight, but does this really matter in the grand scheme of MMA ? Is it ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 364 reads 1 comments

  19. UFC 142: Anthony Johnson "More Explosive, More Athletic" at Middleweight

    Anthony Johnson has gone up a weight class (so now he's just a large middleweight instead of a titanic welterweight) but to him, that only makes life easier...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,508 reads 9 comments

  20. 10 Biggest Influences on Modern MMA

    There's more to modern MMA than Zuffa and the UFC. The current incarnation of the sport has been influenced by many figures and happenings in the past that have been forgotten or were never known well in the first place...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 6,100 reads 5 comments

  21. B/R MMA Rankings for January: Top 10 Heavyweights in MMA

    UFC 141's main event between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem shifted the heavyweight rankings considerably, as did Frank Mir 's victory over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 140...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 10,704 reads 34 comments

  22. UFC 141 Results: When Is Johny Hendricks Getting a Title Shot?

    After Johny Hendricks' stunning 12-second knockout of Jon Fitch, there aren't many questions left about him. He's proven that his striking abilities are up there with the division's best, especially when you consider the sheer power in his hands...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 231 reads 3 comments

  23. UFC 141: 10 Memorable Moments from the UFC 141 Fight Card

    The UFC closed out 2011 on a high note. UFC 141 was an entertaining fight card that saw Nate Diaz batter Donald Cerrone in a 15-minute brawl and Alistair Overeem beat Brock Lesnar into retirement in only 2...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 10,621 reads 6 comments

  24. UFC 141 Results: 3 Things We Learned from Nate Diaz

    Nate Diaz wowed the MMA world by outclassing Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, a man who was thought to be the next big thing at lightweight. Diaz turned in the best performance of his career and taught MMA fans and pundits a thing or two about him...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 219 reads 1 comments

  25. UFC 141 Results: 3 Reasons Why Brock Lesnar Should Go Back to the WWE

    Brock Lesnar made his fame (and his fortune) by performing in the WWE—and there's nothing wrong with that...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 4,282 reads 7 comments