1. Greatest UFC Champion Ever: Chuck Liddell vs. Anderson Silva

    “If he wins Saturday, does Anderson Silva become the greatest champion this organization has ever seen?” That question was recently put forth to Dana White by a reporter at the UFC 97 press conference...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 8 years ago 2,190 reads 43 comments

  2. B/R Interview: Chuck Liddell Confident He Will Get One Last Crack at UFC Gold

    One of the most fascinating studies in sports is looking at an athlete who is considered one of the greats and observing them when they are down but not fully out...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 8 years ago 736 reads 32 comments

  3. The Frank Shamrock Interview: Can He Lead Strikeforce into MMA 2.0?

    In MMA, you have your up-and-comers, your run-of-the mill-fighters, title holders that become superstars, and then you have Frank Shamrock. Whether you love him or hate him, Frank Shamrock is an icon in the world of mixed martial arts...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 8 years ago 548 reads 20 comments

  4. Will Season Nine of the Ultimate Fighter Save Spike TV's Signature Series?

    Most television series tend to suffer from a ratings decline as they get older. With slightly sagging ratings, the "Ultimate Fighter" series seemed destined to head down that same predictable course...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 8 years ago 242 reads 5 comments

  5. Who Will UFC Welterweights Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit Fight Next?

    The Ultimate Fight Night 18 “main event” between Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann certainly delivered. One could argue that it’s an early candidate for fight of the year, despite somehow getting beat out for fight of the night...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 8 years ago 745 reads 10 comments

  6. Round 5 Figurines Are Poised To Take Over the MMA World

    Damon Lau, President of Round 5, is living out his MMA dreams. Round 5, a company based in Ontario, Canada, is the manufacturer of North America's first official MMA collectibles...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 8 years ago 543 reads 3 comments

  7. Will Ryan Bader Be Able To Navigate the Same Roadmap as Rashad Evans?

    On December 13, 2008, Ryan Bader defeated Vinicius Magalhães to win a UFC contract and the title of The Ultimate Fighter's light heavyweight championship...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 8 years ago 697 reads 5 comments

  8. In the Next 10 Years, MMA Will Be the Biggest Sport on the Planet

    A few years ago, such a statement would have drawn ridicule. Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 8 years ago 211 reads 32 comments

  9. Is Roy Jones Jr. a Combat Sports God or Fraud?

    The relationship between boxing and MMA is reminiscent to another in the sports world: the one between Formula One and NASCAR...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 8 years ago 1,201 reads 16 comments

  10. Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann: Let the Judges Take the Night Off

    Caption: Will there be blood? When you have monikers like “Hitman” and “Natural Born Killer” meeting inside the octagon, it’s safe to assume the crowd won’t be booing...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 8 years ago 936 reads 17 comments

  11. A Memo to Anderson Silva Fans: Start Rooting Against Lyoto Machida

    Lyoto Machida will finally get his long awaited title shot against Rashad Evans at UFC 98. Now that Machida is within striking distance, it’s the perfect time for hardcore Anderson Silva ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 8 years ago 783 reads 20 comments

  12. The Evolution of MMA: Team Training Camps

    Every so often it is worth looking at current trends and thinking about future consequences. The sport of MMA continues to evolve and grow, and one of the major trends involves the world's top ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 8 years ago 686 reads 34 comments

  13. Yushin Okami: The Elephant in the Octagon

    If you are popular, you are regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general. Popularity forms a vital component of success in life. The popular person gets the girl, gets the job, and gets your vote...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 8 years ago 353 reads 21 comments

  14. A Call to Arms: The Best of B/R MMA…Past, Present and Future

    In my nearly six months as a B/R MMA writer, I have seen many great writers come, stay, and also go. An open source site like Bleacher report allows us, as passionate MMA followers, ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 8 years ago 207 reads 26 comments

  15. Rampage Jackson Bored By Lyoto Machida?

    Speaking with MMA fanhouse, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson had some choice words on co-No. 1 contender Lyoto Machida. "Lyoto is a weird fighter," Jackson said...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 8 years ago 753 reads 22 comments

  16. Could Fedor Emelianenko Vs. Randy Couture Happen At UFC 100?

    Kevin Iole and Steve Cofield of Yahoo! Sports, two of the most in-the-know MMA writers in the game, have speculated on the possibility of the UFC signing Fedor Emelianenko in time to fight Randy Couture at UFC 100...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 8 years ago 2,073 reads 16 comments

  17. Who Will Diego Sanchez Fight Next?

    Diego Sanchez made his successful debut in the lightweight division with the win over Joe Stevenson. Sanchez is an immediate threat to the division’s title and would love to be next in line to face the winner of B...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 8 years ago 3,102 reads 32 comments

  18. Will Fedor Emelianenko Add Josh Barnett to His Growing List this Summer?

    John Gross of SI.com is reporting that Fedor Emelianenko could return to the ring in June against Josh Barnett. This comes from sources close to the Russian heavyweight champion and his promoters, Affliction Entertainment and M-1 Global...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 8 years ago 667 reads 24 comments

  19. UFC 100: Greatest Fight Card Ever?

    It is hard not to have high expectations for UFC 100. The century mark has such a nice ring to it. If things go according to plan then we should be able to identify three main-card fights planned for what could be the greatest fight card in UFC history...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 8 years ago 12,935 reads 23 comments

  20. 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 8 years ago 1,108 reads 15 comments

  21. 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 8 years ago 246 reads 15 comments

  22. 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 8 years ago 594 reads 3 comments

  23. 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 8 years ago 2,803 reads 25 comments

  24. 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 8 years ago 1,157 reads 61 comments

  25. 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 8 years ago 1,607 reads 23 comments