1. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney on Spike TV Deal: "It's Opened Up a Lot of Doors"

    Bellator Fighting Championships has been waiting since late 2011 to make their debut on Spike TV. Next Thursday, it's finally happening. CEO Bjorn Rebney is excited, if not a little anxious...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 1,251 reads 1 comments

  2. Rousimar Palhares and Joey Beltran Fail UFC on FX 6 Drug Tests

    According to MMAweekly.com , both Rousimar Palhares and Joey Beltran have failed their UFC on FX 6 drug tests. Beltran tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 11,609 reads 48 comments

  3. Dana White: MMA Is 'the Safest Sport in the World, Fact'

    UFC president Dana White has proclaimed that his organization is safer than the NFL. Furthermore, he said that MMA as a whole is the world's safest sport...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 3,997 reads 63 comments

  4. Report: Ronda Rousey Has a Six-Fight UFC Contract

    The Ronda Rousey contract conundrum is showing no signs of slowing. Now, Sports Illustrated is reporting that the media misreported the amount of fights on Rousey 's contract; it's a six-fight deal, not an eight-fight one...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 1,730 reads 6 comments

  5. Prominent MMA Coach Greg Jackson Addresses His Critics

    Famed MMA coach Greg Jackson doesn't care what you think about him or his stratagems. He's in the business of winning and coaching, not pleasing your or anyone else, including UFC president Dana White...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 780 reads 5 comments

  6. UFC Helps Fuel TV to Grow Viewers by More Than 100 Percent

    Fuel TV's partnership with the UFC has resulted in a banner year for the TV network; their prime time viewership increased 164 percent and their total daytime viewership increased 122 percent...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 1,310 reads 10 comments

  7. UFC 155: How Would a Cain Velasquez-Junior Dos Santos Rubber Match Play Out?

    Junior dos Santos should temper his desire to fight Cain Velasquez again seeing as a rubber match between the two wouldn't go his way...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 7,149 reads 44 comments

  8. UFC 158 Fight Card: Dana White: 'Nick Diaz Does Not Return My Calls, My Texts'

    Nick Diaz hasn't spoken to Dana White regarding UFC 158 , even declining to answer his boss' calls and texts. "Nick Diaz doesn't return my calls, my texts, nothing," the UFC president told Middle Easy ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 9,279 reads 24 comments

  9. Report: Fewer Than 5,000 Tickets Sold for Ronda Rousey's UFC Debut at UFC 157

    UFC 157 —an event meant to showcase the first-ever female UFC champion Ronda Rousey —has sold fewer than 5,000 tickets, according to a report by Dave Meltzer of MMAfighting...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 12,187 reads 104 comments

  10. UFC 156 Fight Card: Alistair Overeem to Appear Before NSAC on January 8

    UFC 156 fighter Alistair Overeem will appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission in regards to his fighter's license on Jan. 8, according to MMAJunkie .com ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 6,425 reads 1 comments

  11. UFC 155 Results: Junior Dos Santos Anxious for Rematch Against Cain Velasquez

    The dust from UFC 155 has barely settled and already former heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos is aching for a rematch. "I want [a rematch] now, soon," he told Brazilian media outlet SporTV ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 30,063 reads 229 comments

  12. Former UFC Star Dan Severn Officially Retires from MMA

    Dan Severn announced via his website that he has officially retired from MMA competition. Severn was a mainstay in the early days of the UFC. He was the first man in the organization to show the true strength of amateur wrestling...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 2,282 reads 4 comments

  13. UFC 155 Results: Did the Velasquez vs. JDS Fight Card Live Up to the Hype?

    UFC 155 only lived up to the hype surrounding it because of two fights: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos and Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon . Those two contests were worth the price of admission...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 1,459 reads 0 comments

  14. UFC 155 Results: Questions Answered and Lessons Learned

    UFC 155 is over. Cain Velasquez battered Junior Dos Santos and Jim Miller defeated Joe Lauzon in one of the best fights of the year...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 10,059 reads 35 comments

  15. Paul Herrera and 10 Under-the-Radar, Influential MMA Figures

    The history of MMA has figures, such as Paul Herrera, whose considerable influence on the sport has been long forgotten by the majority of fans...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 1 year ago 6,122 reads 25 comments

  16. Let's Put "Warrior" to Rest When Describing MMA Fighters

    There are many adjectives in the lexicon that can accurately describe MMA fighters—"warrior" isn't one of them. The word is used far too liberally by fans and pundits alike; it's time to put it to rest for good...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about almost 2 years ago 3,806 reads 81 comments

  17. TUF 16 Finale Results: Questions Answered and Lessons Learned

    The 16th incarnation of The Ultimate Fighter is finished. Colton Smith has bested Mike Ricci, and Roy Nelson has won the "coaches" battle—although Matt Mitrione wasn't actually a coach on the show; he replaced the injured Shane Carwin...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about almost 2 years ago 6,624 reads 19 comments

  18. UFC on FX 6 Results: Questions Answered and Lessons Learned

    UFC on FX 6 (which served as the finale for the UFC's The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes ) is over. Ross Pearson proved he was the better man against George Sotiropoulos and Robert ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about almost 2 years ago 5,581 reads 36 comments

  19. UFC on FOX 5 Results: Why Rory MacDonald Doesn't Need Fan Support

    Rory MacDonald may have lost some fans with his taunting of the famed, popular fighter B.J. Penn at their UFC on Fox 5 bout, but it hardly matters. MacDonald's skills will carry him where the fans wont...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about almost 2 years ago 240 reads 10 comments

  20. UFC on Fox 5 Results: Questions Answered and Lessons Learned

    The UFC's fifth venture onto Fox is over and done with. Benson Henderson defeated Nate Diaz and Rory MacDonald outclassed B.J. Penn in every sense of the word. UFC on Fox 5 saw other fights happen throughout the night...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about almost 2 years ago 11,172 reads 61 comments

  21. Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz: Why It Will Be a Disappointment

    Fans have been waiting for Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz for quite some time. It's arguably the most anticipated fight in the welterweight division. Too bad it'll be all for naught...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about almost 2 years ago 463 reads 29 comments

  22. UFC 157: What Happens If Ronda Rousey Gets Beaten Badly by Liz Carmouche?

    Ronda Rousey is fighting Liz Carmouche and she's expected to trample her—but what if Rousey doesn't? What if the unthinkable happens and Rousey , the UFC's poster-woman ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about almost 2 years ago 174 reads 21 comments

  23. Fighters Need to Take After Jon Fitch and Learn That MMA Is About Entertainment

    UFC welterweight Jon Fitch has discovered a truth that all fighters need to learn if they haven't already: The UFC is in the business of entertainment. Fitch learned this lesson the hard way...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about almost 2 years ago 2,146 reads 61 comments

  24. MMA 2012: As the Sport Grows so Will the Amount of Criticism

    MMA fighters aren't paragons of virtue that are above all forms of criticism simply because they beat up other people in a cage...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about almost 2 years ago 1,362 reads 24 comments

  25. UFC 154 Results: Georges St-Pierre Has Got Nothing for Anderson Silva

    Georges St-Pierre's performance against Carlos Condit was endearing, and it earned him a unanimous decision victory. That same performance against Anderson Silva would have earned him sublime unconsciousness...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about almost 2 years ago 4,023 reads 45 comments