1. Anderson Silva, Matt Serra and More Unforgettable MMA Stories

    Recently, I wrote about the 10 defining moments of my 10 favorite fighters . I know lists like these are nothing new, so my attempt to break away from the norm involved some personal ...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 2,444 reads 7 comments

  2. Anderson Silva and the 10 Defining Moments of 10 Favorite Fighters

    I don’t think I’m alone in saying that as an MMA fan, I can be a little moody sometimes. The MMA news cycle tends to be just that: cyclical. Bad news tends to come in heaps, and when it does it’s hard to not get cynical and jaded...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 3,559 reads 21 comments

  3. Devin Johnson Paralyzed in Training Accident; Should We Be Doing More?

    As an exclusive follower of MMA , I can’t compare the rate of tragic accidents and injuries to other sports...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 2,062 reads 2 comments

  4. UFC on FUEL TV 3: Why You Should Be Excited

    Does anyone really care about the UFC’s UFC on FUEL TV efforts? Unfortunately, it seems increasingly evident that this series of live fight nights have become irrelevant in the eyes of many...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 914 reads 2 comments

  5. UFC Fighter Summit on Behavior: The Big Issues That Need Fixing

    Recently it’s been reported that the UFC is in the midst of organizing a fighter summit that will address the recent problems revolving around the behaviors of several prominent fighters...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 1,134 reads 3 comments

  6. UFC on Fox 3: Why the UFC Needs Pat Barry Now More Than Ever

    For certain fighters, a majority of their popularity comes from something I like to call the “How Can You Not” argument...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 2,437 reads 5 comments

  7. The Ultimate Fighter Season 15: 4 Big Reasons Why TUF Live Failed

    I can’t think of a nice way to say this so I’ll just say it: I’ve only watched one single episode from this season of The Ultimate Fighter because I’ve passed the point of caring about this series...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 2,955 reads 22 comments

  8. Dana White: How the UFC's 'Grim Reaper' Is Killing MMA

    When I recently chronicled the five dumbest things Dana White has said in recent years, one notable entry was unfortunately omitted...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 2,155 reads 12 comments

  9. UFC on Fox 3: Why Alan Belcher or Rousimar Palhares Deserves a Title Shot

    This Saturday, the UFC will broadcast its third-ever “UFC on FOX” card, with a main event pitting top lightweight fighters Nate Diaz and Jim Miller against each other...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 1,412 reads 11 comments

  10. Jon Jones and the Top 5 Fighters Most Likely to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

    Think of this as a “reboot,” to borrow a Hollywood term. I’ve currently done this list two times: one in article form, another in audio form. But the thing about it is: the fighters keep changing, and the zombies keep coming back...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 1,268 reads 9 comments

  11. Dana White: The Five Dumbest Things He's Said in Recent Years

    Whether you’re a fan, a fighter, or even a newcomer, you’ve probably got a strongly-held opinion on Dana White ...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 3,782 reads 4 comments

  12. UFC 146: 5 Simple Reasons Why Alistair Overeem's Test Was High

    As a big fan of Alistair Overeem , I’m honestly sick of all these rumors and speculation regarding Overeem’s recent drug test failure...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 3,788 reads 9 comments

  13. 'Rally for Mark Hunt' Final Thoughts: Sure Was Fun While It Lasted

    I have impeccable timing. A few days ago I wrote about why I had decided to join the “Rally for Mark Hunt” movement...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 880 reads 2 comments

  14. UFC 145: Knowing Jon Jones Will Win, Yet Hoping Rashad Evans Upsets

    This Saturday, the latest in an ever-longer line of UFC superfeuds gets its chance to reach a conclusion...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 1,366 reads 8 comments

  15. Strikeforce's Ronda Rousey: Loving the Hate and Hating to Love

    It certainly feels weird to say this, but I now consider myself a fan of Ronda Rousey. This isn’t the first time I’ve gone from completely loathing a fighter to considering myself a fan, but it’s honestly a very rare occasion for me...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 1,525 reads 2 comments

  16. UFC 146: Why It's Time to Rally for Mark Hunt

    What a long, strange, and most importantly, beautiful trip it’s been, fans and friends. I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the movement to give Mark Hunt a shot at ...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about 2 years ago 1,747 reads 14 comments

  17. Ryron and Rener Gracie Break Down the Rear-Naked Choke to Help Prevent Tragedy

    Although it’s quickly grown into one of the largest mixed martial arts channels on YouTube, I admit I’m a newcomer when it comes to “The Gracie Breakdown...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about over 2 years ago 526 reads 0 comments

  18. UFC vs. Bellator: Bellator Champion Zach Makovsky Defends Bellator's Best

    Ever since I watched my first World Extreme Cagefighting event, I’ve been a fan of lighter-weight fighters...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about over 2 years ago 384 reads 1 comments

  19. Bellator 62: 4 Fighters to Watch in Season 6's Lightweight Tournament

    This Friday Bellator FC will put on another live MMA event, and another opening round of a season-six tournament. For this week’s Bellator 62 event, it’ll be the lightweights who step into the cage...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about over 2 years ago 244 reads 0 comments

  20. Defending Bellator by Not Defending Non-Title Super-Fights

    In order to truly consider yourself a sports fan, you have to take the bad with the good. My rallying cry of “go watch Bellator” has not been without some detractors, but thankfully, most of them have been fellow hardcore MMA fans like myself...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about over 2 years ago 232 reads 2 comments

  21. Bellator FC: The Top 5 Reasons You Need to Go Watch Bellator

    Tonight, Bellator will be presenting its 61st event live on MTV2. The sixth season is already off to a good start, as seen by Pat Curran's dramatic KTFO of Joe Warren last week...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about over 2 years ago 1,167 reads 3 comments

  22. Strikeforce vs. Bellator: 5 Reasons Why Bellator Will Surpass Strikeforce

    For the longest time, Bellator FC was thought of as a distant third when put up against both Strikeforce and the UFC...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about over 2 years ago 2,143 reads 3 comments

  23. UFC vs. Bellator: Why Bellator Beats 'Ultimate Fighter Live'

    Sometimes the best way to get a little attention is to cause an argument. As a fan of Bellator Fighting Championships, I had a very positive reaction when it was announced months ago that they would be switching to Friday nights...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about over 2 years ago 1,370 reads 1 comments

  24. Go Watch Bellator: One Fan's Rallying Cry

    I have no idea if this is going to change anything or have an effect on anyone. I don’t want to consider this a movement, although I would like to consider it a rallying cry...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about over 2 years ago 541 reads 2 comments

  25. Bellator 60's Best Performance of the Night: Pat Curran

    It’s that time once again: Another major MMA event has come and gone, and it’s time for my unofficial “Best Performance of the Night” award...

    Oliver Saenz Written by Oliver Saenz about over 2 years ago 277 reads 2 comments