1. 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 4 hours ago 5,875 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 4 days ago 4,853 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 9 days ago 15,894 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 13 days ago 1,080,373 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 17 days ago 102,846 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 18 days ago 20,869 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 26 days ago 14,508 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 28 days ago 14,296 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 16,833 reads 0 comments

  10. Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate Should Unretire and Complete Their Trilogy

    The fighter's itch is a hard one to scratch. The fight is a challenge unlike any other, built on lifelong preparation boiled down to a training camp of only a few months and a high-adrenaline problem-solving exercise of only a few minutes...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 14,084 reads 0 comments

  11. That Time Joe Duffy Choked Out a Young Conor McGregor

    Joe Duffy laces 'em up this weekend at UFC Fight Night 107 in London. He's perhaps not the most famous guy on the UFC roster, even if he's 3-1 in the promotion and serving as a headliner for the prelims on Fight Pass against Reza Medadi...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 58,277 reads 0 comments

  12. 5 UFC Stories That Would Make Great Movies

    Many things have changed since WME-IMG made their record purchase of the UFC last year. Matchmaking and building pay-per-views have been altered considerably, and the chase of the ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 9,755 reads 0 comments

  13. Nothing Against Kelvin Gastelum, but Silva vs. Romero Was the Fight to Make

    Yoel Romero might just be the best. He’s got kind of a wrestling heel vibe, dominating opponents with athleticism and skill while affording himself enough “lie, ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 11,443 reads 0 comments

  14. Vitor Belfort's Old Lion May Roar for a Final Time at UFC Fight Night 106

    It's time to address the elephant in the room. Or lion , as it were: When you watch Vitor Belfort on Saturday night as he headlines UFC Fight Night 106 against Kelvin Gastelum, you might be watching him for the last time...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 5,459 reads 0 comments

  15. That Time a Young Khabib Nurmagomedov Wrestled a Bear

    They do things differently in Russia. They breed their mixed martial artists differently, too. If you don't believe that to be true, consider Exhibit "A": a nine-year-old Khabib Nurmagomedov grappling a bear...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 58,873 reads 0 comments

  16. Johny Hendricks Isn't Quite Back, but He's Not Gone Yet Either

    There’s a curiosity in changing weight classes. Guys do it all the time hoping to reinvigorate a stagnant career, and as soon as there are more weight classes available to them in the UFC you can bet that women will be doing it too...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 4,198 reads 0 comments

  17. Yes GSP Is Back, but for a Time It Looked Like Canada Would Be TJ Grant's

    The biggest star in the history of Canadian MMA —possibly in the history of MMA, period —is back ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 7,978 reads 0 comments

  18. Fighting Fedor Is a Level Matt Mitrione Would Never Have Seen in the UFC

    More and more guys are leaving the UFC to fight for Bellator. And as much as the former's president, Dana White , will tell people that it doesn't bother him , it should. It probably does...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 4,263 reads 0 comments

  19. Not a Surprise, Donald Trump Is Bigly a Fan of Fedor Emelianenko

    Saturday night will mark the return of mixed martial arts' Last Emperor to American soil, as legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko makes his Bellator debut against Matt Mitrione in San Jose, California...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 9,692 reads 0 comments

  20. UFC 208 Could Be a Last Stand for Black House MMA

    Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York, the UFC will hit pay-per-view airwaves with an eye on creating a new women’s featherweight champion more or less out of thin air...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 9,205 reads 0 comments

  21. Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: Booking the Biggest Card in Combat Sports

    By now it’s no real secret: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is on the table. It’s on the table to the extent Dana White has publicly made a first offer to ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 23,725 reads 0 comments

  22. The UFC Is Missing the Point in Trying to Book Nick Diaz

    People love Nick Diaz. Sure, there might be a few detractors here and there, but that is largely a measurable objective fact...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 30,683 reads 0 comments

  23. UFC: The Demise of the Super Bowl Weekend Megacard

    "The Super Bowl of MMA " is a term you’ve probably heard before. It’s one that’s been kicking around for years, a tongue-in-cheek proclamation that people cling to when it’s time to talk about the UFC...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 10,804 reads 0 comments

  24. Jorge Masvidal Talked to Donald Cerrone's Grandma After KO Win on Fox

    After years of slugging it out against the nastiest dudes in the backyard, ring and cage, Jorge Masvidal scored a massive win Saturday night when he pounded Donald Cerrone on his way to a stoppage early in the second round...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 24,955 reads 0 comments

  25. UFC on FOX: Cerrone and Masvidal Are Elite Welterweights That Were Lost at 155

    At any point in their respective careers, people would have been happy to see Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal square off...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 11,165 reads 0 comments