1. UFC 152 Fight Card: Will Nike Regret Signing Jon Jones?

    Jon Jones' recent and numerous faux paus have tarnished his image as a fighter. Are Nike execs now facepalming in the wake of Jones' DWI and inept handling of his public relations? No—not by a long shot...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 4,704 reads 20 comments

  2. UFC 2012: The Age of Money-First Fighters Will Kill the Sport of MMA

    If antics like those pulled by Jon Jones concerning UFC 151 become commonplace, the sport will die a sad, swift, unheralded death...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 5,855 reads 100 comments

  3. Jon Jones and UFC 151: As the Money in MMA Increases, So Will the Headaches

    MMA has entered the age of the superstar, but with mainstream appeal comes mainstream problems. One such problem was recently on display—the issue of a fight negatively influencing an athlete's "brand image...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 3,108 reads 30 comments

  4. GSP vs. Anderson Silva: Why You Shouldn't Care

    Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva is a pointless one-off fight fight whose only purposes are to sell tickets, sell pay-per-views and drum up interest in the UFC brand...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 7,142 reads 105 comments

  5. UFC 151 Canceled: Dana White's Reaction to Jon Jones Shows Why He's the Man

    UFC president Dana White 's refreshingly honest words on the UFC 151 cancellation were the only good thing concerning the whole debacle. No, they weren't hot-headed, they were refreshingly honest and open...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 274 reads 65 comments

  6. Jones vs. Sonnen: Jon Jones Has Become the Most Hated Man in the UFC

    Jon Jones has irrevocably damaged his reputation with the UFC and, more importantly, with fans. In fact, his recent actions have made him the most hated man in the entire UFC roster...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 4,320 reads 63 comments

  7. UFC 151 Canceled: Is Jon Jones a Coward for Not Taking the Chael Sonnen Fight?

    Jon Jones has refused to take a fight with Chael Sonnen on eight days notice according to Dana White on a media conference call—and that's not something a champion should ever do...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,655 reads 34 comments

  8. Michael Phelps 2012: Is Ronda Rousey and Ian McCall Dissing Phelps a Good Thing?

    Women's MMA starlet Ronda Rousey and flyweight sensation Ian McCall have both unleashed verbal assaults at famed Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps —but this isn't a bad thing at all...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 6,136 reads 55 comments

  9. UFC 150 Results: Is Frankie Edgar the Greatest Role Model in UFC History?

    Frankie Edgar is the greatest role model in the history of the UFC. Yes, he lost last night, and yes, his life narrative isn't as compelling as Junior Dos Santos or Brian Stann ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,110 reads 12 comments

  10. UFC 150 Results: Should MMA Have a Rule Similar to Boxing's 3-Knockdown Rule?

    Athletic commissions should consider adding a variation of boxing's famous "three-knockdown rule" to further guarantee the safety of MMA fighters...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,210 reads 5 comments

  11. UFC 2012: Life Lessons We Can Learn from MMA

    MMA —despite being the sport of fighting—isn't just about two guys beating each other up. Mixed martial arts has far greater significance to the world than that...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,117 reads 5 comments

  12. Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva: Why Diaz vs. Silva Would Be a Disaster

    If Nick Diaz fights Anderson Silva , it'll be a disaster of epic proportions. Carlos Condit—a great fighter but nowhere near the Neo-level striker that Silva is—decisively outstruck Nick Diaz, landing 151 strikes to Diaz's 105 ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 8,779 reads 98 comments

  13. UFC 149 Results: Chris Weidman Deserves the Next Shot at Anderson Silva

    Chris Weidman deserves the next shot at Anderson Silva , as Weidman is the only man currently in the division who has a legitimate chance at beating "The Spider...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,584 reads 14 comments

  14. UFC 149 Results: What Happened to the Old Hector Lombard?

    What happened to the old Hector Lombard? Nothing. The Hector Lombard that entered the Octagon at UFC 149 was the same that had entered the cage in Bellator and various other promotions—except this time he wasn't fighting a can...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 4,591 reads 65 comments

  15. BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald: Why Penn Will Be Destroyed and Then Retire

    It's laughable to think that BJ Penn has a chance against Rory MacDonald. Penn will be smashed from pillar to post, and then subsequently retire (again), since he almost always threatens retirement after being beaten decisively...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 6,637 reads 41 comments

  16. UFC 2012: 10 Most Unfairly Criticized Figures in MMA

    MMA fans are a notoriously contentious bunch, but sometimes their verbal jabs are aimed at the wrong people for the wrong reasons...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 6,877 reads 80 comments

  17. UFC 149 Fight Card: Dana White Still Unsure of Who Gets Next Title Shot at 185

    UFC President Dana White still doesn't have any definite plans concerning middleweight champion Anderson Silva 's next challenger. "I don't know...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 13,017 reads 75 comments

  18. UFC on Fuel Results: Anderson Silva Is Keeping the Belt Warm for Chris Weidman

    Anderson Silva has no chance of beating Chris Weidman. The current champ is simply keeping the belt warm for Weidman. Absurd? Think again...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 3,210 reads 73 comments

  19. UFC 148 Results: Anderson Silva Will Be Destroyed by the Weidman-Munoz Winner

    Anderson Silva is just keeping the belt warm for the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Mark Munoz. This is no exaggeration; this is a definite possibility based of what was seen at UFC 148 ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 4,078 reads 42 comments

  20. UFC 148 Results: Why the Prelims Were 10 Times Better Than the Main Card

    The UFC 148 preliminary fights weren't worth complaining over. In fact, they were far better than the main card. "Heresy!" you say? Think again...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,667 reads 18 comments

  21. UFC 148 Results: Is Forrest Griffin's Act Getting Old?

    Forrest Griffin 's self-deprecating, depressed sense of humor was a breath of fresh air in 2005, but not seven years later...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 626 reads 3 comments

  22. UFC 148 Results: The Funniest Tweets from Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 2

    UFC 148 , which featured Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 2, was an event with an epic level of anticipation. As such, it featured an epic amount of tweets ranging from the ribald to the outright hilarious...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 6,027 reads 3 comments

  23. Silva vs. Sonnen 2: Why Anderson Silva Did Nothing Wrong at the UFC 148 Weigh-in

    Anderson Silva did nothing wrong when he faced off with Chael Sonnen at the UFC 148 weigh-ins. To those who think he did do something wrong, relax. He shouldn't be fined; he shouldn't be suspended; he shouldn't be reprimanded in any way...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 10,269 reads 149 comments

  24. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen: Is Sonnen the Smartest Fighter in UFC History?

    Chael Sonnen is inherently brilliant. No matter what you think of the man, you can't deny that his antics have been the most successful attention-gathering ploys in the history of the UFC...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 3,679 reads 32 comments

  25. UFC 148 Fight Card: 50 Things New MMA Fans Need to Know

    Having some friends over for UFC 148 but are worried that some of them won't know enough about MMA to appreciate Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II? Worry no more! Bleacher Report has you covered...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 5,525 reads 23 comments