1. 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 over 5 years ago 993 reads 19 comments

  2. 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 over 5 years ago 553 reads 7 comments

  3. 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 over 5 years ago 399 reads 13 comments

  4. 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 over 5 years ago 2,803 reads 42 comments

  5. 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...

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  6. 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 over 5 years ago 2,037 reads 24 comments

  7. 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 over 5 years ago 486 reads 21 comments

  8. 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 over 5 years ago 345 reads 27 comments

  9. 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 over 5 years ago 390 reads 80 comments

  10. 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 over 5 years ago 492 reads 13 comments

  11. 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 over 5 years ago 303 reads 28 comments

  12. 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 over 5 years ago 615 reads 28 comments

  13. 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 over 5 years ago 317 reads 50 comments

  14. 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 over 5 years ago 1,746 reads 34 comments

  15. UFC 91: Guilty of a Quick Climax

    Caption: This man is the UFC Heavyweight champion after only four MMA fights Brock Lesnar lands a left jab followed by a right straight, and we have a new heavyweight champion...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 1,080 reads 11 comments

  16. UFC 92: Will Anderson Silva make it onto the ultimate fight card?

    Caption: Could Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami be fighting sooner rather then later? How do you make Ultimate 2008 “over the top” Ultimate? Try adding Anderson Silva to the fight card...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 1,924 reads 21 comments

  17. Rampage vs. Wanderlei: A Look Back Before Their Ultimate Showdown

    Certain men’s careers seem destined for a collision course; intertwining their fates as fighters. Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva are two such fighters. Both men have great pride...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 765 reads 38 comments

  18. Kenny Florian will never get a title shot

    That’s right, you heard it hear first. Kenny Florian will never get a title shot, at least not against BJ Penn. And it’s not because he can’t beat Joe Stevenson, at UFC 91...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 618 reads 70 comments

  19. WEC 36: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    The man is this picture should not be smiling. Although he did provide us with the ugly... The Ugly: The entire Paulo Filho/Chael Sonnen fight. I won’t torture you with the details because there weren’t any...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 210 reads 33 comments

  20. Anderson Silva has Five UFC Fights Left

    By now, most of us should be familiar with Anderson’s retirement talk. Silva, now 33, would likely be 35 when he fulfills his current UFC contract. While devastating to his fans, it might be the smartest thing Silva has done...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 902 reads 32 comments

  21. UFC 94 & Carano vs. Cyborg to co-main event; or two of my obsessions combined

    Before you get worked into a frenzy, keep in mind that I posted this under the “fantasy section.” Also, if you have read enough of my articles you may have realized that ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 708 reads 19 comments

  22. Anderson Silva to Fight at UFC 91?

    It sounds like some of the criticism is starting to hit home for Anderson Silva. UFC president Dana White told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Silva wants to get right back on the horse: "He's flipping out...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 1,968 reads 26 comments

  23. UFC 90: Where Do the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Go from Here?

    For some reason, I feel obligated to write the obligatory fight recap. While fight recaps always seem anticlimactic, like the fight between Silva and Cote, I hope those reading will refrain from booing my efforts; unlike those disgruntled fans in Chicago.

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 692 reads 16 comments

  24. UFC 91 Couture vs. Lesnar: Randy Has No Chance...or Does He?

    With just over three weeks to go until UFC 91, I couldn’t resist previewing what will be one of the largest and most important fights in MMA history. Tribute to a champion Randy Couture has lived up to most of our expectations...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 2,617 reads 126 comments

  25. UFC 90: Patrick Cote can upset Silva?

    Matt Serra certainly thinks so. Serra, who delivered on his promise to shock the world by dethroning 9-1 favorite Georges St. Pierre at UFC 69, sees a chance for Cote. "First of all nobody's unbeatable in this game," Serra told the Canadian Press...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 269 reads 27 comments