1. That Time Kevin Lee Brought Up Michael Chiesa's Mom and Started a Brawl

    The moms. Oh, buddy, you better not go after the moms. There might be nothing in the world that will rile a guy up quicker than a comment about their mom, and that very much ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 19 hours ago 6,161 reads 0 comments

  2. Win or Lose vs. Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen's Shtick Is Getting Old

    Chael Sonnen fights on Saturday, and the whole damn thing is getting pretty old. All of it. The flexing, the witticisms that have been in the can for nearly a decade, the proclamations ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 days ago 12,247 reads 0 comments

  3. Something's Gotta Give with All These Raging UFC Fighters

    If you've been watching MMA for any amount of time, you'll barely recognize the UFC as it presently exists. Interim titles are cascading out of the front office like water over a cliff...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 15 days ago 17,740 reads 0 comments

  4. The Time Is Now for a Jose Aldo Reinvention

    The smoke has cleared, and Jose Aldo is no longer the UFC featherweight champion. He's no longer champion thanks to being on the wrong end of one of the crispest one-two combinations ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 16 days ago 12,157 reads 0 comments

  5. Vitor Belfort's UFC Swan Song Is a Bridge to the Cheap Thrills of Bellator

    1998 is a long time ago. Brazil is a far way away. It was there that the world first saw Vitor Belfort...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 22 days ago 5,257 reads 0 comments

  6. That Time Jose Aldo's Flying Knee KO'd Cub Swanson in 8 Seconds Flat

    MMA is often swift with its violence. One second you're on the couch with nachos, making your way toward the dip; the next, the guy you were rooting for is on his back hugging an invisible entity and you have no idea how it happened...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 22 days ago 11,303 reads 0 comments

  7. Sliding Doors: 5 Fight Outcomes That Would Have Changed the UFC Forever

    Ever wonder what life might be like if a defining moment had turned out differently? If some memorable thing had been spun entirely in the opposite direction? Surely you have...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 27 days ago 25,108 reads 0 comments

  8. Jones Rematch Awaits Alexander Gustafsson If He Bounces Back at Fight Night 109

    There was a time when Alexander Gustafsson mauled the greatest to ever do it. With no one expecting much going into UFC 165, the Swede tore into Toronto and beat Jon Jones from pillar to post in a way no one ever had...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 30 days ago 37,568 reads 0 comments

  9. Cavs Guard Deron Williams Owns MMA Gym, Wants to Compete in BJJ in the Future

    You never know where you might find an MMA fan. Back when the sport was underground, they could be anywhere—at work or school, sitting next to you at a movie theatre or alongside you on a treadmill at the gym...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 43,221 reads 0 comments

  10. Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 211

    UFC 211 looked like quite an event on paper and, based on the headlining scrap for FX's preliminary action, anyone who felt that way has pretty good instincts about the game...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 20,363 reads 0 comments

  11. Forgotten Greatness Is on Display at UFC 211

    What would you say if someone told you UFC 211 boasted a pair of former world champions, both among the best to ever ply their trade, in separate bouts of considerable import? Would ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 7,973 reads 0 comments

  12. That Time Joanna Violence Delivered 1 of the Nastiest Wins in UFC History

    UFC women’s strawweight champion, and increasingly legendary purveyor of carnage, Joanna Jedrzejczyk returns to action in Dallas on Saturday, co-headlining UFC 211 in a bout with Jessica Andrade...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 14,761 reads 0 comments

  13. Dana White: Mayweather-McGregor Date 'Lost' to Canelo-GGG

    The biggest crossover fight in combat sports history has hit another snag. After months of apparent negotiations and discussions, and the promotional tug of war and complications associated with something of its magnitude, Floyd Mayweather vs...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 91,591 reads 0 comments

  14. It's About Time the GOAT Anderson Silva Called out the UFC

    The GOAT is not happy. Anderson Silva , the best to ever take part in this silly entertainment sport of MMA , is definitely not happy . And for once, finally , he outright does not care who knows it...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 21,755 reads 0 comments

  15. There's a Reckoning Coming for Daniel Cormier

    Imagine being great. Imagine being a conqueror, one who has stood atop every mountain he ever tried to scale. One people respect and fear in equal, healthy measures...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 17,022 reads 0 comments

  16. That Time UFC's Steve Bosse Threw Down in Classic Hockey Fight in Pre-MMA Days

    UFC light heavyweight Steve Bosse was booked for his fourth bout in the promotion this week. The light heavyweight will lock horns with Jared Cannonier at The Ultimate Fighter ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 11,533 reads 0 comments

  17. UFCer Wins Violently, Pimps Real Estate Business, Then Trolls UFC on Twitter

    It was a pretty unique weekend for Al Iaquinta of the UFC. After a protracted negotiation with the promotion over pay he deemed unsatisfactory, one that ended up with him banned ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 17,243 reads 0 comments

  18. Dana White's Good-Guy Narrative Surrounding Conor-Floyd Is a Bit Much

    Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are probably going to fight . And they're probably going to make a whole pile of money to do it. For Mayweather, it's likely to be another influx of cash in a career that's been filled with them...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 5,276 reads 0 comments

  19. Souza vs. Whittaker Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC on Fox 24

    For the second straight weekend, a UFC event featured a major middleweight matchup in a featured slot on the card, as renowned jiu-jitsu player Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza took on upstart Australian Robert Whittaker in Kansas City, Missouri...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 16,058 reads 0 comments

  20. Drunk Man Confronts Former MMA Fighter Outside a Walmart, With Unexpected Result

    Warning: Video contains NSFW language If you've spent much time on the internet, you're probably familiar with the subgenre of inebriated individuals getting their comeuppance while on video...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 1,109,481 reads 0 comments

  21. Did the NYSAC Let Daniel Cormier Get Away with Cheating at UFC 210 Weigh-Ins?

    There is no shortage of strangeness in MMA most of the time. So in a way, you could say the UFC 210 early weigh-ins encapsulated the still-young sport that combines face-punching and ground-fighting...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 103,113 reads 0 comments

  22. That Time Nick Diaz and Paul Daley Fought the Best Round in MMA History

    Six years ago this week, MMA got its benchmark for the best five minutes imaginable. Strikeforce, a promotion that was the closest thing the UFC had to a North American competitor at the time, took to the airwaves with Strikeforce: Diaz vs...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 21,265 reads 0 comments

  23. What If the Diaz Brothers Aren't the Moneymakers We Think They Are?

    There is a fairly polarizing, possibly hot take incoming. Prepare yourself accordingly. What if the Diaz brothers aren ’t the moneymakers everyone thinks they are? Don’t say you weren ’t warned...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 14,731 reads 0 comments

  24. That Time Rampage Jackson Randomly Returned to the UFC for 1 Fight

    Combat sports is a bizarre space by any reasonable metric. People leather up and get paid to blast each other in the chops for the amusement of the general populace, and the one who does it better will often double his or her pay for winning...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 14,364 reads 0 comments

  25. MMA Fans Who Think Conor Has a Shot vs. Floyd Need an Economics Lesson

    The enthusiasm surrounding the highest-profile crossover fight in modern combat sports history is officially nearing fever pitch...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 16,996 reads 0 comments