1. UFC Fight Night 48: Dong Hyun Kim Needs to Continue His Berserker Approach

    Not that long ago, Dong Hyun Kim was boring. Really boring. For a guy so thoroughly trained in the art of putting fist to face, he sure could suck the fun out of the process...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 43 minutes ago 26 reads 0 comments

  2. UFC Fight Night 47 Results: 3 Fights for Ross Pearson to Take Next

    With a short right hand and some follow-up shots to a collapsed Gray Maynard , Ross Pearson made a bold, violent announcement to the MMA world Saturday night in Maine at UFC Fight Night 47: His time is now; ignore him at your own peril...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 days ago 4,313 reads 18 comments

  3. Ross Pearson vs. Gray Maynard: What We Learned from the Lightweight Tilt

    Bangor, Maine, played host to a pair of lightweights looking to rise above the middle of the pack Saturday night, as UFC Fight Night 47's co-main event saw Ross Pearson stop Gray Maynard in the second round...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 days ago 16,290 reads 19 comments

  4. Junior Dos Santos: The UFC's Forgotten Star

    Uh, guys? Guys? Aren't we all forgetting something here? It's pretty important, actually. Not, like, water and food important, but at least as important as remembering to turn off the stove after using it...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 7 days ago 17,819 reads 67 comments

  5. UFC Fight Night 47: Gray Maynard's Back Is Against the Wall in Maine

    Sometimes, guys are just done . That's a harsh reality in all walks of life, but it's particularly harsh in sports and harshest in combat sports...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 8 days ago 1,750 reads 9 comments

  6. UFC: Predicting Every Champion 1 Year from Now

    It's 2015. You've just traveled to work in your flying, water-powered car after eating a breakfast consisting of nutrient pills and Soylent Green ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 12 days ago 47,172 reads 172 comments

  7. Diaz vs. Silva: It's Going to Be Fun, but Will It Be Competitive?

    Fun fight. Superfight . Competitive fight? Since the fight gods sent their messenger down from the mountains to announce Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva last week, there's been plenty of postulating on how the bout could be categorized...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 15 days ago 15,369 reads 64 comments

  8. Adding Invicta Is a Massive Coup for UFC Fight Pass

    Women's MMA is a hot commodity these days. From one of the biggest stars in the UFC being the women's champion to an entirely new weight class opening up for ladies in the promotion, ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 19 days ago 9,623 reads 20 comments

  9. UFC: 10 Veterans Who Are Almost Done

    Veterans in any sport walk a fine line. They're valuable in team building and useful for their experience, but oftentimes they wake up one day and are suddenly way too old and slow to compete at the highest level...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 22 days ago 10,858 reads 59 comments

  10. UFC on Fox 12 Results: 3 Fights for Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to Take Next

    Well then. That didn't go very well. After 18 months of waiting to get back into the Octagon, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira might as well have stayed home...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 24 days ago 8,680 reads 62 comments

  11. UFC on Fox 12 Results: Grades for Every Main Card Fighter

    With the ghosts of Strikeforce still shuffling through the rafters, the UFC returned to the SAP Center (formerly known as the HP Pavilion) on Saturday night in an effort to fill the needs of Bay Area MMA fans...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 24 days ago 13,387 reads 55 comments

  12. UFC: Has Michael Bisping Been Relegated to Fun Fights Instead of Contendership?

    Michael Bisping 's career has been a pretty interesting one when you really look at it. He was a trailblazer in the UFC for fighters from the United Kingdom, a winner of The ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 26 days ago 10,743 reads 33 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 46 Results: What We Learned from McGregor vs. Brandao

    The UFC returned to Ireland for the first time since 2009, storming into Dublin on the back of hometown hype machine Conor McGregor and his first fight in nearly a year...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 24,054 reads 96 comments

  14. 5 Things the UFC Can Do to Get Its Groove Back

    Depending on who you ask, the UFC isn't exactly knocking it out of the park these days. Wednesday night's show in Atlantic City, a parade of violent stoppages and explosive wars, was largely the exception that proves the rule in terms of the modern UFC..

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 8,628 reads 93 comments

  15. UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs. Nurmagomedov Is the Only Fight to Make

    Sometimes, the path is pretty clear when it comes to matchmaking in the UFC. Sometimes, two dogs are snarling at each other through the chain link, and you've just got to put them together and let them hash it out...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 1,099 reads 4 comments

  16. UFC: Rick Story and 5 Other Journeymen No One Wants to Fight

    The UFC is a dangerous place. It's a proving ground for the toughest, most skilled martial artists on Earth. If you're not one of the 500 baddest dudes (or dudettes ) on the globe, you probably have no business being there...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 21,751 reads 32 comments

  17. MMA: The 5 Biggest Surprises of 2014 so Far

    MMA is a pretty surprising business. Go ahead, try and argue it isn't. How many times have you seen a guy, on the fringes of his own consciousness and easy pickings for an opponent, ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 9,413 reads 9 comments

  18. UFC Fight Night 44: 3 Fights for Kelvin Gastelum to Take Next

    Kelvin Gastelum, the former The Ultimate Fighter champion who's been steadily improving and proving doubters wrong since he hit the FX airwaves in 2013, returned to action on Saturday night in San Antonio...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 9,170 reads 50 comments

  19. Nate Marquardt vs. James Te Huna: Keys to Victory for Each UFN 43 Fighter

    Things get started early for UFC fans stateside on Saturday, as Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna will exchange firepower live from New Zealand in UFC Fight Night 43...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 3,114 reads 12 comments

  20. Scott Coker: Looking at the Path of the New Bellator Boss

    It's 1985. Wham! is the hottest thing in music, and movies like The Breakfast Club and The Goonies are reinventing the "random kids come of age, often while wearing awesome '80s clothes" genre...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 1,809 reads 1 comments

  21. Perfect Retirements for 5 UFC Fighters Who Didn't Know When to Quit

    It's hard to know when it's time to quit sometimes. Most of us can likely remember a few instances when it would have been wise to let discretion get the better of valor...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 70,786 reads 11 comments

  22. Demetrious Johnson: The FOX to PPV Road Could Be off to a Bumpy Start

    It was a nice little theory we had there. Real nice. Anyone with a rooting interest in MMA was kind of looking at it the same way: If the UFC gives away the fights of a guy who's ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 1,666 reads 13 comments

  23. UFC 174: We All Jumped on the Tyron Woodley Hype Train a Little Too Early

    Something came to the forefront during Rory MacDonald's drubbing of Tyron Woodley at UFC 174 Saturday...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 26,390 reads 87 comments

  24. UFC 174: Why Arlovski vs. Schaub Wasn't Exactly an Epic Robbery

    It's safe to say that anyone who's been around MMA since before 2012 or so (RIP TUF : Live , you were too beautiful for this world) was pretty happy to have Andrei Arlovski back in the Octagon...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 1,478 reads 5 comments

  25. Rory MacDonald: The Lost Opportunity of a Mic in His Face

    He'd done it. The hometown boy made good. Rory MacDonald had come to Vancouver and vanquished his UFC demons there, battering Tyron Woodley in a clinical display that is becoming regular enough to describe as "MacDonaldesque...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 9,480 reads 46 comments