1. UFC 220 Expert Roundtable: Stipe Miocic Dominates Francis Ngannou to Stay Champ

    UFC 220 is in the books, and the most hotly anticipated heavyweight title fight in a number of years is in the books with it. The end result: Stipe Miocic is still your UFC heavyweight champion...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 7 hours ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. What Is the UFC Heading into 2018?

    It's all over. 2017, that is. Or, as a jettisoned former face of the UFC might say : It. Is. Allllllllllllllllllllllllllll...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 19 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. It's OK to Be Out on Conor McGregor's Nonsense

    Conor McGregor has been a whole bunch of fun. Love him or hate him, he’s been about as much fun as anyone to ever step foot in the Octagon...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  4. GSP Targeting McGregor, Mayweather for 'Big, Exciting' Fights

    Well. Nobody saw this coming. A little over a week after Georges St-Pierre vacated his middleweight title after winning it from Michael Bisping at UFC 217, his coach is already out there beating the bushes on potential future matchups...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  5. Ever-Improving Mixed Martial Artist CM Punk Gets BJJ Blue Belt

    Breaking news this week in the world of guys who are on the UFC roster but probably shouldn't be: Phil " CM Punk " Brooks is now a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  6. The Greatest 155-Pounder in MMA History Isn't Who You Think He Is

    The title of "Most Violent Man" in the UFC has been settled . UFC 218 saw to that. In a memorable lightweight brawl last Saturday, Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje did their part to stake claim to the title...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  7. After the War He Promised with Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez Is Unequalled

    Always forward. Thud. Thud, thud, thud. Forward. Thud. Thud, thud. Forward again. Thud. A crowd screams. Chaos, in one form, ongoing for the past 15 minutes or less, is over...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  8. Fighter Sells Low Blow with Ric Flair Faceplant

    We all tend to take for granted that the UFC makes MMA a bit more serious than it is at its core. With the stars and titles and big pay-per-views, you'd almost forget what the game is in actuality...

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

  9. 7 Rematches the UFC Has to Book in 2018

    Sometimes seeing a fight happen one time just isn't enough. It's as though the second a hand is raised and Bruce Buffer theatrically crows that one party is the winner, the very fiber of your being knows that you have to see it again...

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

  10. Did Brazil's Next UFC Legend Just Take Over NYC?

    There he was—a former champion looking to be in the best physical shape he'd seen for quite some time...

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

  11. Forget GSP's Return: Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw Is the Best Thing Going at UFC 217

    An ultimate truism of mixed martial arts is that feuds sell tickets. Sure, there's a case to be made that stars or maybe sound bites or maybe even athletic merit ( as if ) sell ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  12. Even with a UFC 217 Win, GSP Still Isn't Big Enough to Fight Conor McGregor

    Things change. Things change a lot in four years. Think of how the world looked four years ago. Some examples: America had no idea what MAGA was an abbreviation for, Canada ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  13. Guessing the Odds on Conor McGregor's Next Opponent

    Conor McGregor is a fighter. He isn't for everyone, what with the flash and pizzazz that has come along with his blistering rise to the top of combat sports, but that much is tried and true...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  14. GSP and Michael Bisping Drop Puck at Hockey Game, Smack Talk Each Other on Ice

    UFC 217 is coming down the pipe pretty quickly, and headliners Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre have indulged in quite a press tour in preparation for the Madison Square Garden showdown...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  15. UFC 216: Derrick Lewis Rises Against Suddenly Reviled Fabricio Werdum

    People love Derrick Lewis. No, seriously. People love him. He's the type of character you'd only ever find in mixed martial arts, a brawling wild man who went from troubled ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 4 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  16. 8 Fighters with the Best Post-MMA Careers

    MMA is a cruel mistress. For the vast majority of its athletes, they'll put years into their pursuit and never get near the level of iconography that the very best do...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 4 months ago 9,629 reads 0 comments

  17. What Is Benson Henderson's Legacy After Bellator 183?

    The Bellator career of Benson Henderson has been turbulent. He's enjoyed two title fights in two separate weight classes since jumping ship from the UFC in early 2016, but he lost them both...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 4 months ago 24,461 reads 0 comments

  18. CM Punk's Perfect Next Opponent? Why, It's Edmond Tarverdyan, Of Course!

    Here's something you probably hadn't contemplated: People are hot to see CM Punk return to the UFC, and they seem keen to have that return come against Ronda Rousey's oft-ridiculed coach, Edmond Tarverdyan...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 4 months ago 21,506 reads 0 comments

  19. Fighter Badly Misses Weight at UFC Japan Weigh-Ins, Stumbles off Scale

    Another day, another controversial UFC weigh-in. Ahead of the promotion’s most recent attendance in Japan, to be headlined by a fairly uninteresting fight between Ovince Saint Preux and a returning Yushin Okami, drama unfolded on the scale...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 4 months ago 185,501 reads 0 comments

  20. UFC Middleweight Luke Rockhold Is the Heel Nobody Asked for

    Luke Rockhold won a fight this past weekend. It was the first time he'd done that since late 2015, when he won the UFC middleweight title, and his first appearance since mid-2016, ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 4 months ago 14,324 reads 0 comments

  21. Behold Mike Perry, the UFC's Unlikeliest Rising Star

    Mike Perry indulges his violent side. He's finished three of four UFC opponents viciously. He's boxed professionally. He's been to jail ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 4 months ago 12,292 reads 0 comments

  22. GSP Meets His Childhood Bully on the Street, Turns His Life Around

    Georges St-Pierre wasn’t always the great warrior he is today. In fact, the warrior spirit that pushed him to become the greatest welterweight of all time, and to soon return ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 4 months ago 13,018 reads 0 comments

  23. Sarah 'Cheesecake' Moras Dislocates Opponent's Elbow with UFC 215 Armbar

    While the relative controversy of the Amanda Nunes -Valentina Shevchenko women's bantamweight title headliner for UFC 215 has taken up much of the attention since Saturday night, an outrageous event in the division took place on the undercard...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 4 months ago 7,541 reads 0 comments

  24. An Open Letter to Jon Jones

    Dear Jon, I don't feel good. Not too many people feel good, actually. Not after you've failed your second drug test in as many Daniel Cormier bookings, and not in light of some of the things that have led us to this point...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 5 months ago 42,961 reads 0 comments

  25. Mayweather vs. McGregor: How a Ringside Doctor Might Save Conor from Injury

    Combat athletes are not like the average person. They're millionaires— sometimes billionaires —who spend their prizefighting days racing clock and calendar to make as much money as they can before body and mind betray them...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 5 months ago 14,744 reads 0 comments