1. Strikeforce: Why American Society NEEDS Ronda Rousey

    American society needs Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. More specifically, millions of young girls need her as a role model, someone to look up to and emulate...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,328 reads 15 comments

  2. The Most Underappreciated Fighters in MMA History

    The Georges St.Pierre's and Anderson Silva's of the world have a place in MMA history for all eternity through their skills and accolades...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 6,593 reads 15 comments

  3. B/R MMA Official Rankings for March: Top 10 Flyweights in MMA

    The opening round of the UFC flyweight tournament is over. The flyweight rankings for March are therefore that much clearer. However, the UFC doesn't have the same monopoly over the high-end talent at flyweight that it does in the other weight classes..

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,500 reads 9 comments

  4. Nostalgia Crisis: Are We Longing for the 'Good Old Days' of MMA?

    Stop watching MMA . Pride is dead, Fedor's mystique is gone, the unified rules are awful and the UFC is a haven for "lay and pray" artists and fighters who avoid real fighting at all costs...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,784 reads 11 comments

  5. Strikeforce: Ronda Rousey Plans to "Change Women's MMA for a Long Time"

    Silver-tongued Judoka Ronda Rousey has taken women's MMA by storm as of late, and she plans on doing more. Her fight with Strikforce women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is just the next big step on her journey...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 944 reads 0 comments

  6. Has the UFC Made the Sport of MMA into Sports Entertainment?

    Mixed martial arts is one part sport, and one part sports entertainment. Yes, people tune in to watch the world's greatest fighters compete, but they also tune in for excitement, ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 801 reads 12 comments

  7. UFC: Zuffa Takes Yet Another Shot at Fedor Emelianenko

    Zuffa has finally acknowledged Fedor Emelianenko —in trading card form. And it's not even a card of him; it's a card of Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva beating him up...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 7,190 reads 26 comments

  8. UFC: Why the Casual Fan Is Both a Bane and a Blessing

    We've all seen them. They wear TapouT or Affliction shirts, "watch UFC," only know the big name fighters and get bored when fights go to the ground...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 706 reads 5 comments

  9. UFC 144 Results: Do Corn Nuts Show That the UFC Has Gone Too Far with Sponsors?

    The UFC now has an official corn snack . You can add that to the official tire, official malt beverage and the other dozen or so "official" products endorsed by the UFC for money...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 963 reads 2 comments

  10. UFC 144 Results: Why Edgar Does NOT Need to Go to Featherweight

    Frankie Edgar was the world champion at lightweight, he doesn't need to drop to featherweight. Saying that he's simply "too small" to fight at lightweight borders on blindly idiotic...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 858 reads 7 comments

  11. UFC 144 Results: Can Jake Shields' Style Work in the UFC?

    Jake Shields was once the dominant Strikeforce middleweight champion, but those days are long gone. In the UFC, he's just another fighter and it's due to his style...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 218 reads 2 comments

  12. UFC 144 Results: Will Less North American Cards Help or Hurt the UFC?

    International cards like UFC 144 are only a boon to the UFC: the more, the better. However, this is not to say that having UFC fight cards in North America is bad per se, just that international cards are better...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 177 reads 1 comments

  13. Edgar vs Henderson: The Numbers Say That Benson Henderson Was the Winner

    Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson is a decision that's being debated almost as much as Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit, but this time the winner is clearer. Despite some saying that Edgar was the clear winner, the statistics tell a different story...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 6,645 reads 33 comments

  14. UFC 144 Results: Was UFC 144 Fight Card of the Year?

    UFC 144 was top-to-bottom one of the greatest fight cards in the last 365 days and it's definitely a lock for fight card of the year (although, to be fair, we're only two months into 2012 so far)...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,316 reads 1 comments

  15. UFC 144 Results: Questions Answered and Lessons Learned

    The UFC's triumphant return to Japan is over. UFC 144 ended in success and controversy. After a thrilling fight, Benson Henderson edged Frankie Edgar in a questionable decision, and Ryan Bader dominated Quinton "Rampage" Jackson...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 31,927 reads 62 comments

  16. The Rise and Fall of Fedor Emelianenko

    Fedor Emelianenko is a legend in the sport of mixed martial arts. Love him or hate him, he's had one of the most storied and acclaimed careers in MMA history...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,083 reads 10 comments

  17. UFC: Is Nick Diaz Right About the State of Modern MMA?

    Even dead, Pride casts a shadow. Ever since the rivalry between Pride and the UFC, people have questioned which organization had better rules—rules that produced a more exciting and more realistic contest...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 6,879 reads 49 comments

  18. What Jeremy Lin Reveals About UFC's Role in Society

    New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has done more than take the sports world by storm. He has shown MMA fans just how unimportant the sport is in the mainstream. However, this isn't to the detriment of the UFC...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,676 reads 21 comments

  19. Is the UFC Prepared for Its Biggest Draws Retiring in the Future?

    "It's too bad we've got to get old." Brock Lesnar is gone. Anderson Silva is nearly 37. The UFC's biggest draws are going or graying. Soon, they'll be a thing of the past...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,477 reads 5 comments

  20. Ryan Shank Talks Trials, Tribulations of Being an MMA Fighter

    The real heroes of MMA are the fighters at the bottom; the men who toil and sweat not for hundreds of thousands of dollars, but for the chance at fame and for the sheer love of fighting, men like West Virginia's Ryan Shank...

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

  21. UFC on Fuel Results: Memorable Moments from Omaha

    The first UFC event on Fuel TV is over. Jake Ellenberger defeated Diego Sanchez and solidified his place in the top echelon of the division...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,458 reads 3 comments

  22. Nick Diaz: What Nick Diaz and Tim Tebow Have in Common

    Nick Diaz and Tim Tebow are doppelgangers of one another. Before you start writing a scathing rebuttal, let me explain. Tim Tebow is an athlete whose presence in the NFL created a tremendous amount of controversy...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,720 reads 20 comments

  23. UFC: Is Heavyweight the Least Talented Division in MMA?

    When people see heavyweight fighters with less-than-chiseled physiques such as Mike Russow and Christian Morecraft, forgive them if they don't think the heavyweight division is the epitome of athleticism in the UFC...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,553 reads 19 comments

  24. UFC 145 Fight Card: Is Jon Jones a Complete and Total Fraud?

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is one of the most talked about fighters in the sport—but not all of that talk is positive...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 4,771 reads 29 comments

  25. Nick Diaz Tests Positive: Why Diaz Testing Positive for Weed Isn't a Bad Thing

    UFC welterweight Nick Diaz has tested positive for "marijuana metabolites" which will likely result in a stern suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commision—but this might actually be a good thing...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 8,729 reads 55 comments