1. UFC 99 Rumor: Rich Franklin Vs. Wanderlei Silva at Catchweight?

    According to MMAWeekly, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin and former Pride 205-pound champion Wanderlei Silva have agreed to fight each other at UFC 99. The UFC is set to make its German debut on June 13 in Cologne...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,102 reads 15 comments

  2. The UFC's Euro Bonanza and Beyond

    We live in an increasingly global community. For a business to be successful it can't isolate itself to the United States and remain viable long-term...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 237 reads 15 comments

  3. Roy Jones Jr. Gets into the MMA Business

    Eight-time world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. may not be ready to wear four-ounce gloves, but he looks ready to promote the fighters who do. According to Newsday, Jones Jr. will look to mix boxing and MMA on his next card which he is self-promoting...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 583 reads 3 comments

  4. Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida Fight Hinges on Rampage Jackson

    Inside Fights is reporting that Randy Couture is interested in a fight with Lyoto Machida. This information has been corroborated through several sources inside the Xtreme Couture camp...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 2,798 reads 25 comments

  5. MMA Fighters and Their Superhero Counterparts

    In sports, we tend to idolize our athletes and at times, raise them to the status of hero, some might say super heroes. If you think of it, MMA is no different...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,111 reads 61 comments

  6. MMA's Top 10 P4P rankings (Zuffa Not Included)

    UFC fighters tend to dominate the pound-for-pound rankings, and with good reason. I thought it would be worth seperating out Zuffa-signed fighters and seeing how the best of the rest stack up against each other...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 1,600 reads 23 comments

  7. The WEC's Top-10 P4P Fighters

    Top 10 P4P lists are always popular…and controversial. I thought it would be fun to assemble a list to draw more attention to Zuffa’s smaller organization...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 801 reads 43 comments

  8. UFC 99: Rumors and Conjecture

    According to Sherdog, there is some interesting chatter in regard to UFC 99, which will go down in Cologne, Germany. The front runner for the main event was thought to be Randy Couture vs. Antonio Nogueira...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 2,700 reads 31 comments

  9. UFC 93 Results: When Winners Also Lose

    Davis vs. Lytle was good, but not great.Davis wanted it to be a “Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar” fight and he set himself up for disappointment. It won “co-fight of the night” but won't be a fight of the year candidate...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 2,357 reads 19 comments

  10. UFC 93 War Report: How Dan Henderson Will Beat Rich Franklin

    Dan Henderson and Rich Franklin are both former champions. In fact, Henderson won the 183-pound PRIDE title at the same time Franklin was the reigning UFC 185-pound champion. Time doesn’t stand still long for a champion though...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 339 reads 22 comments

  11. UFC 97: Sean Sherk Vs. Roger Huerta Possible

    Roger Huerta may be leaving the UFC with a bang. It has been previously reported that Huerta turned down a UFC contract extension to pursue an acting and modeling career. For Huerta's sake, let's hope Sean Sherk doesn't mess his pretty face up too bad...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 995 reads 16 comments

  12. Could Brock Lesnar Face Bobby Lashley or Satoshi Ishii in 2010?

    One of the most enjoyable things about sports, MMA in particular, is speculating about future matchups. Mixed martial arts has transcended being just about the fights. It has entered the realm of sports entertainment in every respect...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 1,034 reads 19 comments

  13. Randy Couture Will Not Fight Antonio Nogueria

    Randy Couture has declined an early 2009 fight against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira due to two bone spurs being removed from his elbow, this according to Jeremy Botter of Inside Fights. Also reporting the story, Josh Gross of SI...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 587 reads 7 comments

  14. Tito Ortiz: His Perfect Next Opponent?

    Many fight fans are eagerly awaiting the return of the man, the legend, Tito Ortiz. While Ortiz is currently unable to fight—back problems and contract issues—MMA fans will be treated to Tito the color analyst...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 420 reads 13 comments

  15. Fedor Emelianenko's Next Foe: What's Next After Arlovski?

    I certainly do not wish to look past Andrei Arlovski. Andre was considered by many to be the third best heavyweight behind Fedor and Nogueria. With Nogueria’s loss to Frank Mir at UFC 92, Fedor vs...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 2,812 reads 42 comments

  16. The 12 Most Impressive Individual Years By a Fighter in MMA History

    Mixed martial arts is unlike any other sport. There is no regular season–with a determined start and stop in action–so fighters do not engage in a set amount of fights per year...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 610 reads 55 comments

  17. The 10 Most Marketable UFC Fights of 2009

    It is no secret why marketability is important—it’s what keeps the UFC going and allows the sport to grow...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 2,107 reads 24 comments

  18. The Best Scheduled Fights Not in the UFC

    Afflicted When most people think of MMA, they think of the UFC–and with good reason. There are 13 high-level MMA events currently scheduled though March, and nine of them are UFC shows, if you include WEC 38...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 495 reads 21 comments

  19. Middleweight Musings: Franklin-Henderson Winner Gets TUF Bonus

    Dana White recently confirmed the winner of Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson fight will be named a head coach for the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter. It seems that Rich Franklin’s move to light heavyweight has always been a move in flux...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 354 reads 27 comments

  20. The War Report, Vol. 1: Rampage Will Beat Wanderlei

    The War Report will be an ongoing series that pits two writers with opposing viewpoints on a particular fight. This feature will evolve with each subsequent piece and can change based on the styles of the two writers involved...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 408 reads 80 comments

  21. The Real Fight: Superfights vs. Divisional Integrity

    If you’re an MMA fan, then you want what’s best for the long-term growth of the sport. At the same time, you don’t want overly calculated business moves comprising its integrity...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 498 reads 13 comments

  22. Upon Further Review: Miguel Torres

    If you were to do a quick scan of an MMA pound-for-pound ranking, you’d find the usual suspects at the top—fighters like Anderson Silva and BJ Penn. However, when you got half way down the list, you might find an unrecognizable name...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 319 reads 28 comments

  23. MMA's First Edition: My Top 10 B/R Young Guns

    I have noticed, on more then one occasion, top writers in other sections profiling the younger writers in tribute articles...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 629 reads 28 comments

  24. Let's Pick Our First “People's Champ”: The Middleweight Division

    Caption: Who is No. 1 contender to this man's title? A little clarity is always good. But sometimes a little chaos can be more fun. Recently, we have gotten some clarity in several of the UFC’s divisions, while others remain anything but...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 332 reads 50 comments

  25. Randy Couture: What's next for the fallen champion?

    Randy Couture has had his storied MMA career. No matter what happens from here on out, he is still a hall-of-famer and one of the most beloved fighters to ever step into the octagon...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 1,768 reads 34 comments