1. A Complete Guide to the UFC's New Anti-Doping Program

    It is safe to say that everything about the Ultimate Fighting Championship will change on July 1. That's the day the UFC's new anti-doping policy will go into effect...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 4,851 reads 29 comments

  2. UFC 188: What We Learned, Loved and Loathed from Velasquez vs. Werdum

    Another month, another UFC pay-per-view in the books. The UFC returned to Mexico City on Saturday night, and this time it had its Mexican-American champion in tow...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 11,335 reads 64 comments

  3. UFC 188: Exhausted Cain Velasquez No Match for Fabricio Werdum

    They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. In mixed martial arts, however, absence makes the heart (and brain) forget. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been out of action for a long time...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 281,719 reads 429 comments

  4. Dead Man Fighting: UFC's Court McGee Seeks to Change Lives

    Court McGee has a story to tell. Chances are, you’ve heard his story. McGee, raised in a good family with a good upbringing, started taking painkillers to help with an ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 5,309 reads 14 comments

  5. Velasquez vs. Werdum: A Complete Guide to UFC 188 Fight Card

    The man who could be the greatest heavyweight in the history of mixed martial arts is finally returning. Only, we don't know if he's the greatest ever, because Cain Velasquez can't seem to stay healthy for long enough to prove it...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 17,093 reads 76 comments

  6. Dan Henderson Turns Back the Clock with 1st Round KO of Tim Boetsch

    This was a night where the only explanation went a little something like this: There was something in the water in New Orleans...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 17,539 reads 83 comments

  7. UFC Reveals Details of USADA-Controlled Anti-Doping Program

    LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the details of its new "Athlete Marketing and Development Program" during a special media-only press conference on Wednesday at the Red Rock Casino & Resort...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 9,772 reads 83 comments

  8. Tyron Woodley Wants His Title Shot, and It Doesn't Matter What You Think

    You'll have to forgive Tyron Woodley if he’s less than enthused with Carlos Condit’s request to face the winner of the UFC 189 bout between Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 10,422 reads 124 comments

  9. Kimbo Slice: I'm Going to Knock Shamrock's Ass out

    When the UFC released Kimbo Slice in 2010, he knew his days in mixed martial arts probably weren't over. What mattered was the opportunity...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 110,090 reads 125 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 67: What We Learned, Loved and Loathed from Condit vs. Alves

    The UFC's jam-packed summer of 2015 kept rolling on Saturday with a return to Brazil. Most of the Fox Sports 1 events in Brazil are nothing to write home about, but this one was packed with much more intrigue than usual...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 7,951 reads 17 comments

  11. Jessica Aguilar Ready for Life in the UFC, Wants Immediate Title Shot

    Jessica Aguilar knew what her future held from the moment the UFC announced the addition of its strawweight division in early 2014. At the time, she was content in her deal with World Series of Fighting...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 21,079 reads 69 comments

  12. Luke Rockhold: I'm Better Than Chris Weidman Everywhere

    Luke Rockhold would like to make one thing absolutely clear: Chris Weidman 's win over Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 on Saturday did nothing to diminish the reigning middleweight champion's standing in his eyes...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 17,663 reads 142 comments

  13. Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold Should Be Next, and Anything Else Is Dumb

    After Chris Weidman ’s smashing defeat of Vitor Belfort on Saturday night, only one fight makes sense. Luke Rockhold , the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, is in the middle of a four-fight winning streak...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 18,342 reads 133 comments

  14. UFC 187: What We Learned, Loved and Hated

    UFC 187 is now in the books, and our summer of UFC overload is just beginning. But in a sea of what should be mostly memorable UFC events seemingly every weekend for the next four ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 19,145 reads 64 comments

  15. UFC 187: Daniel Cormier's Golden Dream Finally Becomes a Reality

    LAS VEGAS — It didn't happen the way he wanted the first time around. And maybe the second time around isn't exactly what he'd envisioned, either, after he lost to Jon Jones in January...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 31,947 reads 209 comments

  16. Chris Weidman Won't Back Down

    LAS VEGAS — It is Thursday night, and The Ultimate Fighter gym is packed. Daniel Cormier and his team are swarthed in towels, sitting in the sauna near the entrance and pouring volumes of sweat onto the floor...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 19,592 reads 134 comments

  17. Johnson vs. Cormier: A Complete Guide to UFC 187

    UFC 187 isn't what it once was, but it's still pretty good. That's a familiar refrain for all mixed martial arts fans these days. Rarely does an anticipated UFC card come off without a hitch...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 16,633 reads 36 comments

  18. Mark Munoz Writes Deserving Fairy-Tale Ending to His MMA Career

    If you need any more proof that Mark Munoz is one of the most beloved athletes in mixed martial arts, you need look no further than UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik handing the fighter ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 19,165 reads 25 comments

  19. NAC's New PED Punishments Perfect, but Marijuana Rules Are Ridiculous

    The sweeping changes instituted by the Nevada Athletic Commission during a Friday meeting will forever alter the way it punishes users of performance-enhancing drugs. It has been a long time coming...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 32,795 reads 218 comments

  20. There Is Only One Ronda Rousey

    Ronda Rousey , the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star, is once again leading headlines. And rightly so. This time, it's twofold. She's on the cover of Sports Illustrated , which is still a big thing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 13,142 reads 109 comments

  21. UFC: The State of the Heavyweight Division

    There's no gentle way to put it: The UFC's heavyweight division is old. Like, really old. The average age of the current Top Five heavyweights, per the latest set of UFC rankings ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 23,196 reads 75 comments

  22. Even with Loss to Stipe Miocic, the Legendary Heart of Mark Hunt Grows

    Over the past five years, Mark Hunt has morphed from an also-ran whom the UFC tried to pay to stay away from the Octagon into a heavyweight contender who could always be counted on ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 18,079 reads 35 comments

  23. UFC Reveals Reebok Pay Tiers That Aren't All That Great

    When the UFC announced its new Athlete Outfitting Policy earlier this year, all we could do was take a "wait and see" approach. We knew it was a seismic shift for the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 23,770 reads 150 comments

  24. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Backlash Is Not a Win for the UFC

    When all is said and done, Saturday night's boxing megafight between Floyd Mayeather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will go down as not just the richest combat sports event in history, but one of the most lucrative sporting events to ever take place...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 92,638 reads 401 comments

  25. The Question: What Should Happen with Jon Jones When He Returns to the UFC?

    The news cycle for Jon Jones is slowly going dark, at least until his legal process plays out in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We don't know what he's facing there, and we don't know if he'll serve any sort of prison time...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 39,757 reads 206 comments