1. UFC Pioneer Gary Goodridge Talks New Book, UFC 144, and More in BR Exclusive

    To many, UFC veteran Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge is known only for being a journeyman with a dubious fourth-degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won whose only claim to fame is an eight-second dismantling of Paul Herrera at UFC 8...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,586 reads 6 comments

  2. B/R MMA Official Pound-for-Pound Rankings for February

    Much has changed in the MMA world after the events of January and the first few days of February. Axiomatic truths about certain fighters were dispelled as lies, questionable decisions were had, and relatively unknown fighters rose to prominence...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 3,853 reads 13 comments

  3. UFC 143 Results: What Roy Nelson's Loss Reveals About the Future of MMA

    Roy Nelson's UFC 143 loss to Fabricio Werdum will probably be forgotten in the long-term history of MMA , but it shouldn't be...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,445 reads 6 comments

  4. UFC 143 Results: Was Nick Diaz's Rise a Complete Farce?

    Nick Diaz went from disliked mid-card punk to dangerous anti-hero who was set to take away Georges St-Pierre's welterweight title. It was a story that was too good to be true. But was it just that, too good to be true? Maybe...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,131 reads 7 comments

  5. UFC 143 Results: Why Jon Fitch Should Be Nick Diaz's Next Opponent

    Enigmatic UFC welterweight Nick Diaz shouldn't retire. If wises up and decides not to, Jon Fitch needs to be his next opponent. The fight between Nick Diaz and Jon Fitch would be the smartest match to make, as both men are coming off losses...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,023 reads 1 comments

  6. UFC 143 Results: Why Carlos Condit Did Nothing Wrong Against Nick Diaz

    There is a hate-filled uproar in the MMA world over Carlos Condit 's decision victory over Nick Diaz, but it's much ado about nothing—Condit didn't do anything wrong. In fact, Condit only excelled...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 751 reads 17 comments

  7. UFC 143 Results: Questions Answered and Lessons Learned

    UFC 143 is in the history books. Carlos Condit has shockingly upset Nick Diaz, and Fabricio Werdum battered Roy "Big Country" Nelson...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 12,465 reads 45 comments

  8. UFC 143 Fight Card: Which UFC 143 Fighter Has the Most to Gain?

    On every UFC fight card, there are fighters who stand to gain a lot. But at UFC 143 , no one has more to gain than the unheralded Carlos Condit. Condit is the proverbial dark horse in the welterweight division and not through any fault of his own...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,120 reads 3 comments

  9. 20 MMA Cliches We Never Want to Hear Again

    There are cliches and then there are cliches so heinous and widespread that they evoke intense feelings of nausea and lunacy. Well...maybe they're not that bad, but they're bad for sure...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 14,136 reads 55 comments

  10. UFC on FOX 2 Results: Which Is Easier to Sell, Silva-Sonnen or Jones-Evans?

    The UFC has two guaranteed grudge matches coming up: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II and Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans. But which is the easier fight to sell? Without a doubt, it's Silva vs...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 755 reads 3 comments

  11. UFC on FOX 2 Results: Was Phil Davis Pushed Too Far Too Fast?

    At UFC on FOX 2, it was proven that Phil Davis wasn't on the same level as Rashad Evans . But this doesn't mean that Davis was pushed too far, too fast. In truth, the timing was just right...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 373 reads 0 comments

  12. UFC on FOX 2 Results: Power Ranking Chael Sonnen's Best Octagon Performances

    Chael Sonnen is one of the most impressive middleweights in MMA . His lackluster performance over Michael Bisping notwithstanding. He's beaten great fighters, and he's almost beaten the greatest of all time— Anderson Silva ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 634 reads 3 comments

  13. UFC on FOX 2 Results: Lavar Johnson and 7 Hardest-Hitting Heavyweights

    The heavyweight division has the hardest hitters in MMA . At UFC on FOX 2, Lavar Johnson proved that he was one of the elite heavy hitters at heavyweight...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 623 reads 0 comments

  14. UFC on FOX 2 Results: 4 Things Rashad Evans Needs to Do to Beat Jon Jones

    There's no easy way for Rashad Evans , or anyone for that matter, to beat UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Evans earned the shot at his archnemesis by outworking Phil Davis throughout their 25-minute contest at UFC on FOX...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 289 reads 1 comments

  15. UFC on FOX 2 Results: 3 Things Phil Davis Needs to Improve On

    Phil Davis is an amazing wrestler; but he's mainly just a wrestler. His NCAA accolades and his time at Penn State have served him well so far in the Octagon. However, against the top-tier fighters, he needs something more...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 367 reads 0 comments

  16. UFC on FOX 2: Questions Answered and Lessons Learned

    The UFC's second FOX outing is over. Rashad Evans has defeated Phil Davis and the "real" middleweight champion Chael Sonnen unconvincingly triumphed over Michael Bisping ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 6,652 reads 47 comments

  17. SOPA, PIPA and UFC: Hacker Group Responds to Dana White's Challenge

    The legendary "hacktivist" group Anonymous has apparently retaliated in their war with the UFC and UFC president Dana White over support of the controversial SOPA and PIPA bills...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,615 reads 11 comments

  18. UFC on FOX 2: Why Chael Sonnen's Antics Are Changing MMA for the Better

    Silver-tongued UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen is revolutionizing MMA with his outlandish antics, and for the better...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,609 reads 28 comments

  19. MMA: Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is NOT the Most Useless Discipline in MMA

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn't useless, and it's not in crisis. It is, and always will be, applicable in MMA , despite what BJJ legend Rickson Gracie might think ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 4,895 reads 20 comments

  20. UFC: Why the UFC Needs Paul Daley and Nate Marquardt

    The UFC needs to bring back disgraced welterweights Paul Daley and Nate Marquardt something fierce. Why? Depth and increased intrigue at welterweight...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 3,765 reads 16 comments

  21. UFC on FOX 2: Chris Weidman Ready for 'History in the Making'

    One year ago, Chris Weidman was a name known only to the people at the Serra-Longo fight team, avid MMA fans and well-read pundits who knew that he was a serious middleweight prospect...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 219 reads 0 comments

  22. UFC: Can Excessive Celebration Cause More Harm Than Good?

    UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo's celebration in the Rio de Janeiro crowd may have been "excessive" and dangerous, but that's the name of the game...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 913 reads 4 comments

  23. Jon Jones Commercial: What the Jones Commercial Reveals About the Future of MMA

    The recent commercial featuring UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones reveals the very future of the UFC and MMA —that the promotion and sport are primed to to conquer American society...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 3,560 reads 8 comments

  24. Strikeforce: Why Ronda Rousey Is the Savior of Women's MMA

    The outspoken, silver-tongued Ronda Rousey has likely saved women's MMA due to her antics. Can trash talk really save a sport, you ask? Undeniably...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,876 reads 3 comments

  25. UFC on FX Results: Questions Answered and Lessons Learned

    The UFC's FX debut is in the books. Jim Miller quickly submitted Melvin Guillard and Josh Neer choked Muay Thai phenom Duane "Bang" Ludwig unconscious...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 3,499 reads 10 comments