1. UFC 196 Breakdown: Dominick Cruz, Brian Stann Analyze McGregor vs. Diaz

    Saturday night's UFC 196 main event isn't the one we'd all hoped for, but it's a great fight all the same. When Nate Diaz replaced Rafael dos Anjos in the main event against Conor McGregor, a whole new slew of questions were raised...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 38,876 reads 82 comments

  2. If Conor McGregor Beats Nate Diaz, Who Should He Fight at UFC 200?

    Groans were heard across the world when a foot injury forced Rafael dos Anjos to pull out of his UFC 196 bout against Conor McGregor. McGregor, the featherweight champion, seems constantly stricken by opponents who can't make it to fight night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 86,629 reads 250 comments

  3. Ain't No Circus Like a Bellator Circus

    So, about last night... Bellator MMA rolled into Houston for the first time earlier this week, bringing along its particular brand of something that resembles MMA but is mostly anything but...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 35,812 reads 38 comments

  4. UFC's Recent USADA Failures Highlight Dangers of Supplement Use

    One aspect of the UFC's stringent drug-testing policy, administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, has come under a bright spotlight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 27,518 reads 107 comments

  5. The Question: Will Anthony Johnson Drive Jon Jones to Heavyweight?

    It was the beating heard round the world. Ryan Bader walked into the Octagon last Saturday as a potential light heavyweight title challenger...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 33,048 reads 119 comments

  6. Ben Rothwell and the Fear of Being Yourself

    It was a couple of days after Christmas when Ben Rothwell was six years old that he woke up in the morning and couldn't see anything at all. He'd gone suddenly and terrifyingly blind...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 14,374 reads 49 comments

  7. Cursed Cain Velasquez, the Man with so Much Unrealized Potential

    " Cain Velasquez injured, out of upcoming fight." It is something like a broken record at this point, isn't it? Have there actually been more headlines announcing a Velasquez ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 15,431 reads 58 comments

  8. Conor McGregor's Circus, Renewed and Reinvigorated, Rolls Toward UFC 197

    LAS VEGAS — If you thought Conor McGregor used up his well of material during the 11-month odyssey that was his rivalry with Jose Aldo, you would be mistaken...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 71,258 reads 228 comments

  9. Dominick Cruz Completes Grueling Return with Title Win over Dillashaw

    It was billed as the ultimate tactical clash. Dominick Cruz , undefeated at bantamweight, lost his UFC title outside the Octagon when continual injuries kept him on the shelf for years...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 27,585 reads 289 comments

  10. Wanderlei Silva Free of UFC, but Battle with NSAC Still Looms Large

    The late-career tale of Wanderlei Silva took another interesting twist on Thursday. To recap: Silva was dinged by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for running from a drug test in 2014...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 8,780 reads 32 comments

  11. Conor McGregor Eyes Future of Promoting His Own Fights

    Last week, I reported that Conor McGregor would move up to the lightweight division to challenge Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC's lightweight title...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 29,655 reads 105 comments

  12. B/R MMA Roundtable: Breaking Down McGregor vs. Dos Anjos and What It Means

    On Thursday night, Bleacher Report broke the news that UFC 197 would be heading to Las Vegas in March with a pair of big-time fights: Rafael dos Anjos defending the lightweight ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 104,970 reads 273 comments

  13. Brennan Ward, Master of the F-Bomb, Reflects on Rizin Debut Win

    Any conversation with Brennan Ward should be prefaced with something along the following lines: Warning: Adult language and mature subject matter...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 4,915 reads 1 comments

  14. The Question: Will Others Follow McGregor, Cerrone in Switching Weight Classes?

    2016 is only a few days old, and already we are seeing the birth of what might become a new trend: fighters switching weight classes in pursuit of big fights and new career paths...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 16,905 reads 129 comments

  15. Dominick Cruz, the Thinking Man's Fighter, Continues to Break New Ground

    Imagine, if you will, that you are very good at a certain thing. Imagine that you're one of the best in the world. You are young and in your prime and you feel untouchable, mostly because you are...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 14,197 reads 47 comments

  16. Holly Holm Should Wait for UFC 200 and Ronda Rousey, No Matter What

    It seemed so certain, back when Holly Holm was still crying in the Octagon while Ronda Rousey attempted to gather her senses on the canvas below...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 46,104 reads 144 comments

  17. Robbie Lawler, Carlos Condit Endure Battle for the Championship Ages

    Every so often, when we are very lucky and when the gods and goddesses who created fighting decide we all need a little bit of light in our lives, they send us something that warms ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 54,863 reads 223 comments

  18. The Legend of 'Irish' Joe Duffy, the Last Man to Beat Conor McGregor

    Joe Duffy is the last man to beat Conor McGregor, perhaps the fastest-rising star in the history of mixed martial arts. But before all that, before the questions and before the what-ifs about a rematch, Joe Duffy was the son of a miner...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 67,641 reads 38 comments

  19. With McGregor, Rousey, UFC Experiences Best Year Ever in 2015

    It closed not with a whimper, but with a bang. It closed with the sight of Conor McGregor, the UFC's chosen future megastar, standing in the middle of the Octagon, a real (not interim) UFC title strapped around his waist...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 14,497 reads 65 comments

  20. PRIDE Veteran James Thompson Thrilled to Be Back in Japan with Rizin

    Ask James Thompson about his favorite memory from his days fighting in Japan, and you're likely to get a story about an omelet...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 5,530 reads 6 comments

  21. The Question: Should the UFC Allow McGregor to Hold 2 Championships?

    Conor McGregor vanquished Jose Aldo and captured the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 194...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 41,954 reads 137 comments

  22. UFC Wins Big with Three Fight Cards in Las Vegas

    This past week was unlike any other in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It included three events on consecutive days, over 30 fights and fan events every single day...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 16,340 reads 16 comments

  23. Conor McGregor Captures UFC Title with 13-Second KO of Jose Aldo

    LAS VEGAS — For years, Conor McGregor predicted he would be the UFC featherweight champion. On Saturday night in Las Vegas, the prediction came true...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 232,382 reads 309 comments

  24. Frankie Edgar KOs Chad Mendes in 1st Round of TUF 22 Finale Main Event

    A day before the featherweight division sees the biggest fight in the history of the weight class, perennial top contenders Chad Mendes and Frankie Edgar stepped in the Octagon to determine who might be next...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 34,254 reads 98 comments

  25. Rose Namajunas Batters Paige VanZant in UFC Fight Pass Main Event

    Rose Namajunas (4-2) was billed as a test for Paige VanZant (6-2), a way to determine if the marketable and attractive young star had what it took to ascend to the upper echelon of the UFC's strawweight division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 28,225 reads 97 comments