1. 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 7 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 7 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 21 days ago 9,629 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 29 days ago 24,461 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 21,506 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 185,501 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 14,324 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 12,292 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 13,018 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 7,541 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 42,961 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 14,744 reads 0 comments

  14. Before Conor McGregor: 7 MMA Fighters Who Would've Been Great Boxing Headliners

    It's only days away now. Soon, all the hyperbole and hype in the world won't matter a lick, because Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will enter the ring and throw hands Aug...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 8,210 reads 0 comments

  15. That Time Conor McGregor Really Sparred the Mountain from Game of Thrones

    Conor McGregor was allegedly very close to throwing his hat in the ring for a crack at taking over Westeros. Yup. Westeros, the fictional land concocted in the mind of George R...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 45,870 reads 0 comments

  16. McGregor vs. Malignaggi Is the Perfect First Fight for Zuffa Boxing

    Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi do not like each other. They never have . Even when they tried to get along in the name of iron sharpening iron, it lasted somewhere ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 56,078 reads 0 comments

  17. Daycare Owner Recounts Using MMA to Thwart Attempted Child Abduction

    While the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor circus continued Wednesday, a daycare owner in Prince George, British Columbia, was telling her tale of heroism to a local news station...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 272,336 reads 0 comments

  18. Conor Has All He Needs to Shock Floyd and the World—Except Boxing Acumen

    Acumen. Noun ; the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain. Synonyms include astuteness, shrewdness, acuity and sharpness...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 41,388 reads 0 comments

  19. That Time Floyd Mayweather and Nate Diaz Trolled Conor McGregor on FaceTime

    As the old saying goes: The enemy of my enemy is my friend. And who better to indulge in such an iconic statement on battle and warfare than the gladiators of modern times? Enter ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 16,995 reads 0 comments

  20. Conor McGregor and Ariel Helwani View the Malignaggi Footage Dana White Leaked

    Ariel Helwani has always had pretty good access to the stars of MMA. As one of the foremost journalistic presences in the sport, it's no wonder Conor McGregor would handpick him ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 50,753 reads 0 comments

  21. On Conor McGregor's Unfathomable Rise in Modern Sports Culture

    There was a moment when it became clear Conor McGregor was an undeniable force. It was a little over three years into his UFC run...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 220,065 reads 0 comments

  22. Conor MMA's Biggest Rags-to-Riches Story Yet—He Just Needed Boxing to Do It

    "We're not here to take part— we're here to take over ." Those words—which Conor McGregor uttered after knocking out Diego Brandao in July 2014 — birthed ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 23,689 reads 0 comments

  23. Did Rashad Evans' Career Just End in Mexico City?

    On a hot summer night in a land far from his home and way above sea level, a once-great champion lost to a divisional afterthought...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 249,355 reads 0 comments

  24. Meet Tyron Woodley, the UFC's Most Hated Champion

    Imagine a guy. He is well-educated. Went to the University of Missouri, in fact. He is articulate, a reflection of that education. He has done well as a television personality—even as an actor ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 56,238 reads 0 comments

  25. The 5 Most Famous Pullouts in UFC History

    UFC 213 kind of stumbled over itself, swallowed up by the hoopla surrounding a war between Justin Gaethje and Michael Johnson and a carousel of withdrawing headliners...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 93,540 reads 0 comments