1. Frank Mir Won't Get Brock Lesnar: Ref Almost Lets Mir Be First Octagon Death

    "I want to fight Brock Lesnar. I hate who he is as a person. I want to break his neck in the ring. I want him to be the first person that dies to Octagon-related injuries...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about over 4 years ago 2,090 reads 7 comments

  2. Frank Mir Threatens To Kill Brock Lesnar: Is He Poking the Bear?

    Bleacher Report's James Ryan brought us this story yesterday. In it, he provided this incendiary quote: "I want to fight Brock Lesnar. I hate who he is as a person. I want to break his neck in the ring...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about almost 5 years ago 3,793 reads 39 comments

  3. Herschel Walker Called Out By...Jose Canseco?

    It's a mad world. Steroid aficionado (and former Bash Brother) Jose Canseco has made public his desire to throw down with Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about almost 5 years ago 631 reads 8 comments

  4. UFN 20: Gray Maynard Vs Nate Diaz: Some Thoughts From Ringside

    Last night, I had the privilege to blog from ringside for the duration of Ultimate Fight Night 20 in Fairfax, Va. Being a Virginia native and resident, this was the first chance for my state ...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about almost 5 years ago 707 reads 0 comments

  5. UFN 20: Gray Maynard vs. Nick Diaz Live Blog Results

    Alright guys, we're a little over halfway done with the first fight. I would have gotten to you sooner, but I've been working out some wireless issues and swearing. Don't worry, it looks like my troubles are shot...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about almost 5 years ago 1,004 reads 32 comments

  6. Tom Lawlor Speaks: From the Ultimate Fighter To Ultimate Fight Night

    Season 8 of The Ultimate Fighter was one of the best in recent memory. One of the men who helped make it so unforgettable was Tom Lawlor...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about almost 5 years ago 587 reads 8 comments

  7. Frank Mir-Cheick Kongo: Mir Weighs in 265 Lbs, Squashes Kongo—Wider Is Better?

    They say imitation is the sincerest form a flattery. If that's true, then Brock Lesnar must have been blushing when Frank Mir stepped on the scales before his bout with Cheick Kongo at UFC 107...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about 5 years ago 2,587 reads 22 comments

  8. Is Roy Nelson Ready for the UFC Heavyweight Division?

    Roy "Big Country" Nelson is this year's Ultimate Fighter. It's probably not a coincidence that his nickname is also a brand of Pillsbury biscuits. His belly may have earned him his doughy moniker...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about 5 years ago 1,544 reads 28 comments

  9. UFC 101: We're on the Line, Just Reel Us In

    Dana White and the Ultimate Fighting Championship set the bar high at UFC 100. They set it really, really, freakin’ high...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about over 5 years ago 168 reads 0 comments

  10. While Fedor, M-1, and UFC State Cases, Public Courting Peaceful Resolution

    The emotional roller coaster of the UFC's possible acquisition of heavyweight superstar Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko has left fan sites like Bleacher Report ablaze with frustration and conflicting opinions...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about over 5 years ago 237 reads 8 comments

  11. Vitor Belfort Confirmed As Fedor Emelianenko's Next Victim

    John Pollock of The Fight Network has reported that Vitor Belfort's trainer at Xtreme Couture, Shawn Tompkins, has confirmed that Belfort will face the Last Emperor at Affliction: Trilogy on Aug...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about over 5 years ago 1,336 reads 14 comments

  12. Forget Hong Man, Shaq Wants a Piece of Lesnar

    Dana White revealed on "Into the Night with Tony Bruno" (no, not that Bruno) that he constantly receives texts and Twitters from Shaquille O'Neal expressing his desire to fight the UFC heavyweight champ, Brock Lesnar...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about over 5 years ago 784 reads 6 comments

  13. UFC 100: The Dust Settles and All Is as It Should Be...

    The televised portion of UFC 100 went exactly as it was supposed to. For the first bout, between Akiyama and Belcher, ending as it was supposed to means Belcher got robbed...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about over 5 years ago 943 reads 1 comments

  14. Shaq Attack: O'Neal Wants Some of Choi Hong-Man

    Already an accomplished basketball player, musician, and actor (well, an accomplished basketball player at least), Shaquille O'Neal is looking to dip his enormous toes into the waters of MMA...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about over 5 years ago 1,794 reads 18 comments

  15. Is Nick Diaz a MMA Boxing Genius?

    In an MMA world where styles are blending more and more evenly and thoroughly (into something so smooth and predictable it may be spreadable on warm toast), Nick Diaz proved this past Saturday that going against the grain can work just as well...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about over 5 years ago 1,949 reads 9 comments

  16. Lyoto Machida: A Done Deal?

    If mixed martial arts were a giant corporation—and many of you would say this analogy is a little too close for comfort—and you had a job opening—let’s say, ...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about over 5 years ago 642 reads 11 comments

  17. Exclusive Interview With Dan "The Beast" Severn!

    They used to grab our attention, neck crank it and pummel it unmercifully when the landscape of mixed martial arts was primordial and new. They were the lumbering giants, fantastic titans and ancient gods that did battle in the “before times”.

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about over 5 years ago 534 reads 4 comments

  18. Anderson Silva Calls Out... Fedor?

    Anderson Silva obviously isn't concerned about the size of Forrest Griffin. Apparently, a light heavyweight is only a light snack for "The Spider"...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about over 5 years ago 2,504 reads 40 comments

  19. UFC 100: The Best Thing Going

    We all heard the rumors that have been surrounding UFC 100 for the last couple of months. Every title was going to be on the line. Georges St. Pierre would fight Anderson Silva...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about over 5 years ago 514 reads 2 comments

  20. Why Shane Carwin-Gabriel Gonzaga Is the Best Bet of the Night

    I don't gamble...at least, I don't go through bookies and place bets. My friends and I may make small wagers before fights begin, sometimes adjusting them slightly if there is an obvious favorite...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about almost 6 years ago 244 reads 9 comments

  21. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Pulls a Werdum

    I am not an MMA insider. I don't pretend to be privy to the training and dietary habits of the UFC elite. Usually. They do not consult me when they have personal or emotional issues...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about almost 6 years ago 417 reads 11 comments

  22. What the UFC Did Right

    It's easy to knock the UFC nowadays. They're the big bully on the playground, taking lunch money and kicking sand in the face of every other promotion. Say something good about the UFC and you're certain to be rebuffed by this or that purist/old-schooler.

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about 6 years ago 423 reads 13 comments

  23. Roles Reversed For UFC 91 Betting Odds: Lesnar Now Favored To Defeat Couture

    In a reversal of roles, Brock Lesnar is now even or more heavily favored than Randy Couture among most on-line betting sites...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about 6 years ago 618 reads 13 comments

  24. Why Brock Lesnar Captures Our Imagination

    Greek mythology...Comic books...Superhero movies...Tall tales...Shoot 'em up video games... Superman. The Incredible Hulk. Hercules. John Henry and Paul Bunyan. Duke Nukem. Ah-nold Schwartezenaeyager...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about 6 years ago 420 reads 15 comments

  25. Urijah Faber, B.J. Penn, Anderson Silva, GSP, & Fedor: The Apex Predators

    There are six major mountains in MMA. A king sits atop each of them, surveying his territory and occasionally casting an envious glance to his northern neighbor, coveting his mountain as well...

    Brad Barrett Written by Brad Barrett about 6 years ago 841 reads 17 comments