1. Power Ranking the 12 Can't-Miss MMA Fights Left in 2014

    When Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson was booked in September 2013, nobody thought the Swede stood much of a chance against the light heavyweight champion, whom many were already calling the greatest mixed martial artist of all time...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 1 month ago 10,428 reads 66 comments

  2. UFC in ABQ Features 2 Top Contenders and a Pioneer of the Sport

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For the first time in its 20-year history, the UFC will host a fight card in the city most recently known for being the backdrop of the hit TV show Breaking Bad...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 1 month ago 13,827 reads 4 comments

  3. Benson Henderson Plans to Get 'His Belt' Back, Retire at 33

    Albuquerque, N.M. — Former lightweight champion and perennial contender Benson Henderson has a main event fight this weekend when he steps into the cage opposite unheralded but tough-as-nails Rustam Khabilov...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 1 month ago 23,863 reads 73 comments

  4. Renan Barao Might Be the Best MMA Fighter You May Have Never Heard Of

    In the 20-plus years since UFC 1 introduced the world to mixed martial arts, only three have been able to string together a nearly innumerable 30-plus-fight win streak ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 2 months ago 7,272 reads 26 comments

  5. For Urijah Faber, Hard Work and a Positive Attitude at the Heart of All He Does

    Urijah Faber was born in a house in Isla Vista, California. A house, not a hospital. He fondly recalls being raised in a hippie environment, lying around naked until he was two, having a good time...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 months ago 15,169 reads 32 comments

  6. Is Chris Weidman Simply Confident (and Honest) or Being a Bit of a Jerk?

    Chris Weidman carries confidence — and American flags —i n spades, into the cage. He had confidence before knocking out Anderson Silva in their first fight at UFC 162...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 7 months ago 28,163 reads 372 comments

  7. Anderson Silva, Chris Leben and This MMA Thing That Keeps on Rolling Along

    June 8, 2006 may not be a date that will live in infamy, but it's a day that an undone Chris Leben will likely never forget —one that, despite the hellacious amount of beatings ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 7 months ago 20,234 reads 46 comments

  8. Weidman vs. Silva 2: Breakdown, Predictions for UFC 168 Main Event

    You know nothing about how the rematch will play out. Then again, you probably know everything. Normally in the fight game, so called "experts," and the lay fan too, have at least a modicum of insight into how a fight might play out...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 7 months ago 15,253 reads 25 comments

  9. Junior Dos Santos Fighting 'Out on His Feet' Gives Us Pause...But Then What?

    If 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche had been around to give Junior dos Santos a post-fight pep talk after the beating he took from Cain Velasquez, he might have said something like, "that which does not kill us makes us stronger...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 9 months ago 29,037 reads 70 comments

  10. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson and All That It Gave Us

    For 25 minutes, Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson traded punches, elbows, knees and kicks as if their lives hung in the balance. Even if it had been two no-names duking it out on the prelims, it would have easily been fight of the night...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 10 months ago 19,128 reads 82 comments

  11. Should Fighters Be Limited in Number of Significant Strikes They Can Sustain?

    At UFC 161 in June, Roy Nelson was transformed into a human pinata at the hands of Stipe Miocic. A pinata that was more than willing to bend, but ultimately unwilling to break...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 11 months ago 2,174 reads 11 comments

  12. Johny Hendricks Wants to Break Something...Will It Be Enough to Beat GSP?

    Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger has got the MMA world yammering about '"exciting versus boring" in the context of what takes place when the door to the Octagon is slammed shut...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 12 months ago 9,627 reads 153 comments

  13. Despite the Boo Birds, Rory MacDonald Proved He Is a Legit Contender

    "Who sh*t in your cereal?" is a question Rory MacDonald could be asking the entire MMA world following his win over Jake Ellenberger in the co-main event on UFC on Fox 8 ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 12 months ago 7,477 reads 127 comments

  14. Power Ranking All 9 UFC Title Fights Based on Interest Factor

    I have been thinking a lot about the upcoming title fights. Like, a lot. While you shouldn't care what I think, I'm going to tell you anyway. How do you like them apples? Enough about fruit...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 1 year ago 14,833 reads 106 comments

  15. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson: Does Anyone Care About This Fight?

    Jon Jones is set to defend his light heavyweight belt against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 , this September from Toronto, Canada...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 1 year ago 18,574 reads 159 comments

  16. 2nd Half of 2013 Set to Offer One of the Sweetest Stretches in UFC History

    The UFC is fueled by its biggest stars competing on the center stage. While there are literally hundreds of fights now over the course of a calender year, it is the champions of ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 1 year ago 7,018 reads 59 comments

  17. Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman and the Weirdness That Was

    I stood directly in front of Anderson Silva following his open workout for UFC 162 . The greatest mixed martial artist of all-time sat on stage in front of a motley crew of media that included myself...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 1 year ago 44,505 reads 282 comments

  18. Does UFC Want Jon Jones for UFC on Fox Sports in Boston or UFC 164 in Milwaukee?

    When you hear the name Jon Jones these days, one of the first things that comes to mind is a horrific visual of the nasty toe injury he suffered in his fight against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 1 year ago 4,772 reads 24 comments

  19. Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones: Can Dana White Make the Fight Happen?

    Anderson Silva does not want to fight Jon Jones (listen to the "Spider" speak great English in his post-fight interview with Ariel Helwani )...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 2 years ago 13,426 reads 60 comments

  20. UFC 152: Why Is Vitor Belfort Fighting Jon Jones and Not Chael Sonnen?

    They say truth is stranger than fiction. They were right. So everyone thought that a Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida rematch was a lock for UFC 152 in Toronto, right? On the media ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 2 years ago 8,104 reads 128 comments

  21. Will Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones Be the Biggest UFC Fight That Never Happens?

    All hail the king. Last night, at UFC 148, Anderson Silva usurped any psychological claim Chael Sonnen had to his belt, thus r estoring order to his middleweight kingdom ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 2 years ago 19,240 reads 143 comments

  22. Silva vs. Sonnen 2: What Does Silva (and Seagal) Have in Store for Sonnen?

    On the UFC 148 media call last week, Anderson Silva went off on long-time nemesis Chael Sonnen; the volume of his verbal venom was turned up so high, it had UFC President Dana ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 2 years ago 2,181 reads 19 comments

  23. Photo of Sonnnen Before Facing off with Silva at UFC 148 Pre-Fight Presser

    By now you have likely heard, or better yet seen , what went down at today's UFC 148 pre-fight press conference featuring Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 2 years ago 1,677 reads 9 comments

  24. Silva vs. Sonnen 2: Who Will You Be Rooting for at UFC 148?

    (See how the stats stacked up in the first fight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at UFC 117) The "good guy vs. bad guy" motif sells tickets. Mar vel's The Avenge rs is the latest example of such...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 2 years ago 4,111 reads 41 comments

  25. UFC 148 Media Call: Quotes from Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen and Dana White

    Reigning middleweight champ Anderson Silva is usually one of the more respectful mixed martial artists, however, on today’s UFC 148 media call, Silva went off on his long-time antagonist, Chael Sonnen ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 2 years ago 4,933 reads 8 comments