1. Bored With Anderson Silva's Lethargy, UFC Wants Forrest Griffin To Rattle Cage

    Anderson Silva needs no formal introduction. He is one of the most recognizable faces in all of MMA, and arguably the best fighter on the planet...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 29 reads 73 comments

  2. Georges St. Pierre: Beat Thiago Alves at UFC 100, Get Anderson Silva?

    Georges St. Pierre is the prototype for the modern day mixed martial artist and a guy who has no visible weakness in the cage. That was clearly evident on the night of UFC 94, which saw him dominate the current UFC Lightweight Champion B...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 2,060 reads 21 comments

  3. UFC 100: Home Field Disadvantage for Frank Mir?

    In sports, home-field advantage is seen as exactly that; it is an added advantage over the opposition. It’s a key factor that could potentially tip the scales in one athlete’s favor and unlevel the playing field...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 584 reads 17 comments

  4. Exclusive Rich Franklin UFC 99 Interview: Ace in the Hole

    Rich Franklin is one of the most recognizable faces in the history of mixed martial arts, and remains one of the UFC’s most beloved former champions...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 440 reads 8 comments

  5. A UFC 99 Interview: Mike "Quick" Swick

    It’s fair to say Mike Swick is on the brink of something big. After losing a hard fought decision to a physically superior Yushin Okami at UFC 69 as a middleweight, he made the trek ...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 231 reads 4 comments

  6. Strikeforce Aftermath: Storylines and Consequences

    The Strikeforce: "Lawler vs. Shields" event went off without a hitch this past Saturday from the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis, Missouri...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 432 reads 7 comments

  7. Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Shields: Strikeforce Aftermath and Analysis

    Downtown St. Louis played host to the Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields event last night at the Scottrade Center and put on a great show in front of the near-capacity crowd...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 455 reads 2 comments

  8. Strikeforce: 'Lawler Vs. Shields' Live Blog Color Commentary

    The Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis, Missouri is playing host tonight to the much anticipated Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields event. The crowd has begun to file in and the undercard fights are currently underway...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 473 reads 41 comments

  9. Exclusive Andrei Arlovski Interview: Stronger than Before

    The Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri is ready and waiting for the stacked Strikeforce soiree to commence this Saturday...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 602 reads 27 comments

  10. Exclusive Ben Saunders Interview: Killer Instinct

    Ben Saunders is known for two things so far in his young MMA career. One is being a cast member under coach Matt Serra during The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season Six...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 208 reads 16 comments

  11. "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler: Blue Collar Brawler

    Granite City, IL is a hard working, blue collar, industrial town that has been hit hard over the years by de-industrialization and weak economic conditions, both foreign and domestic...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 340 reads 21 comments

  12. Heart and Soul: An Exclusive Interview with MMA Lightweight Eddie Alvarez

    Twenty-five-year-old Philadelphia native Eddie Alvarez may just be the best American-born lightweight fighter currently not employed by the UFC. He is quietly considered to be as high as the No...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 213 reads 25 comments

  13. Exclusive Mike Brown Interview: Working Class Hero

    Luck is the result of hard work and sacrifice. It’s the time when preparation and opportunity meet. So when doubters branded WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown a one hit wonder after ...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 362 reads 21 comments

  14. Exclusive Jake Shields Interview: Ready for Action

    Eight months is a long time to wait. Especially for a fighter who is more than anxious to prove he belongs alongside the elite welterweights in the world...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 209 reads 17 comments

  15. The MMA Top 10 Pound-for-Pound List

    The very definition of the phrase “pound-for-pound” in combat sports typically attracts more debate than the actual lists themselves. The phrase can take on any number of meanings depending on your interpretation or point of view...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 1,022 reads 94 comments

  16. Exclusive Shane Carwin Interview: One Rung At A Time

    The biggest man inside the UFC octagon not named Brock Lesnar is fellow heavyweight star-in-the-making Shane Carwin. Like Lesnar, he is blessed with a rare combination of size, strength, and athleticism that is unparalleled in MMA today...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 1,814 reads 27 comments

  17. Exclusive Sean Sherk Interview: Father Time Can Wait

    A vicious flying knee at the end of third round of his title fight against B.J. Penn at UFC 84 caught Sean Sherk flush and as a result he was unable to answer the call for the fourth round. It was a heartbreaking and disappointing loss for Sherk...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 431 reads 55 comments

  18. Sean Sherk: Over the Hill, Much Maligned, and As Good As Ever

    Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk is a lot of things to a lot of different people. To some, he’s a potential UFC hall of famer, a former UFC lightweight champion, and grinding, blue-collar animal inside the octagon...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 529 reads 73 comments

  19. Keith Jardine: The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing

    At first glance Keith Jardine may appear to be the big bad wolf, but in reality he’s the proverbial sheep, the UFC’s quintessential sacrificial lamb...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 548 reads 40 comments

  20. Robert Drysdale: Only a Matter of Time

    Traditionally, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight division has been the premier division in the organization thanks in large part to the huge success of fan favorites ...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 5 years ago 600 reads 27 comments

  21. Five Mental Hurdles Anderson Silva Must Manage To Remain Champ

    On Oct. 25, 2008 the world saw a different side of Anderson Silva, one nobody could have anticipated or ever predicted...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about almost 6 years ago 695 reads 39 comments

  22. My 2009 MMA Top-10 Wish List

    Each year, it is good to take a step back and look at the sport of mixed martial arts as a whole. 2008 has been another exciting and unpredictable year and 2009 will likely be no different...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about almost 6 years ago 837 reads 28 comments

  23. Thiago Alves: Your Next UFC Welterweight Champ

    The UFC will kickoff their 2009 campaign during Super Bowl weekend with a Super Bowl-esque matchup of their own. A mixed martial arts (MMA) anomaly will headline the main card at UFC 94 on January 31 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about almost 6 years ago 1,047 reads 31 comments

  24. Anatomy of a Trilogy

    In society a trilogy is typically synonymous with a landmark series of movies or books such as Lord of the Rings or The Godfather. In the sports arena trilogies also appear from time to time...

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  25. UFC 91: Preview and Predictions

    UFC 91 is set for Saturday, November 15th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card is Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Couture, which is arguably one of the most publicized fights in MMA history...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about almost 6 years ago 2,919 reads 34 comments