1. After Younger Brother's Abduction and Murder, L.C. Davis Keeps Grinding

    On October 24, 2013, Ryan Cobbins left his home and headed toward the barbershop he'd been going to for well over two years, on 39th Street and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City. He had an 11 a...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 17,558 reads 15 comments

  2. UFC 189: The Aldo/McGregor World Tour Parades Through Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Out near the edges of Las Vegas sits Red Rock Resort and Casino, the sprawling, gleaming centerpiece of the Fertitta family's locals-centric casino empire...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 5,284 reads 58 comments

  3. Brock Lesnar Makes Correct Choice in Closing Door on UFC Career

    He's been out of action since 2011, but Brock Lesnar has consistently remained one of MMA 's big stories. But after his Tuesday appearance on SportsCenter , that will no longer be the case...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 69,157 reads 213 comments

  4. McGregor Expects Aldo Bout to Compete with Mayweather/Pacquiao PPV Numbers

    LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor is not a man known for his subdued nature. McGregor is brash, from his newfound taste for expensively tailored suits to the over-the-top ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 32,722 reads 161 comments

  5. Josh Koscheck Earns Respect with Decade of UFC Competition

    Many words have been written about Josh Koscheck since Saturday's loss to Erick Silva. Many more will be written in the coming days. There is something about nostalgia that tugs at the heartstrings...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 20,817 reads 94 comments

  6. Court's Reading of Contract Will Settle Bellator vs. Rampage Jackson Standoff

    I have read the entirety of Bellator 's request for an injunction (obtained by Bleacher Report via a Freedom of Information Act request late last week) against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 15,271 reads 26 comments

  7. Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia Is What's Best for Business

    If recent reports from Brazilian outlet Tatame (h/t MMAJunkie ) are true, we'll see UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey head to Brazil to defend her title on August 1 against Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 22,104 reads 283 comments

  8. UFC 185: What We Loved, Learned and Hated from Pettis vs. Dos Anjos Fight Card

    Another month, another UFC pay per view in the books. Saturday's UFC 185 was historic for several reasons, but the most important takeaway? In an era where championships don't trade hands all that often, UFC 185 saw the crowning of two new champs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 29,885 reads 97 comments

  9. Among Upcoming UFC Title Fights, Velasquez vs. Werdum Generates Little Interest

    On Saturday evening, I watched UFC 185 with two friends who work for a highly respected social media company here in Las Vegas...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 20,819 reads 139 comments

  10. Rafael Dos Anjos Completes Dramatic Career Comeback with Pettis Win

    Anthony Pettis is one of the best lightweights in the history of mixed martial arts. This was hardly in doubt even before Pettis faced Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC 185 ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 19,762 reads 87 comments

  11. UFC's New Stacked-Card Philosophy May Be Tough to Sustain, but It's Awesome

    This Saturday's UFC 185 fight card is good. It is very good. The preliminary card is deep, and the main card is full of interesting fights, including Henry Cejudo 's return to flyweight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 10,961 reads 15 comments

  12. Anthony Pettis: Injury-Free and Ready to Become the UFC's King of PPV

    After just five fights in almost four years, Anthony Pettis knew something had to change. Injury after injury piled up, stealing important years from his prime...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 10,474 reads 87 comments

  13. Joanna Jedrzejczyk: After UFC 185, You Can Call Me 'Joanna Champion'

    LAS VEGAS — The first thing you notice about Joanna Jedrzejczyk is her name, of course, because you have to figure out how to spell it. She is a writer's worst nightmare. She is the reason copy and paste was invented...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 13,395 reads 73 comments

  14. The Question: Should Brock Lesnar Stick with Pro Wrestling and Not MMA?

    Brock Lesnar 's run in World Wrestling Entertainment might be coming to an end. Or, at least his contract is expiring after WrestleMania in a few weeks, making him the hottest free agent in combat sports...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 11,988 reads 81 comments

  15. UFC 184: What We Learned, Loved and Hated

    Saturday night's UFC 184 event offered more of that patented Ronda Rousey magic: the anticipation, the atmosphere and the quick destruction of an opponent that leaves us all ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 23,036 reads 128 comments

  16. The Question: Does Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock Make a Mockery of MMA?

    Last fall, Scott Coker surprised just about everybody by announcing that Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar would face off in a headlining Bellator event...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 15,177 reads 59 comments

  17. Bellator's Crazy Main Events Will Set It Apart from the UFC

    Scott Coker seems to have a winning formula for television success. The formula goes a little something like this: Fill up a card with great prospects and great style fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 19,213 reads 53 comments

  18. Ronda Rousey vs. Arianny Celeste Is the UFC's Best Dumb Rivalry

    Heading into UFC 184 , Ronda Rousey is facing two opponents. First, there's Cat Zingano, Rousey's opponent on Saturday night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 21,081 reads 238 comments

  19. The Question: Is Ronda Rousey the Most Dominant Female Athlete of All Time?

    Saturday night's UFC 184 card marks the return of perhaps the biggest current star in mixed martial arts. Ronda Rousey , the women's bantamweight champion, has never been tested in competition...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 36,101 reads 211 comments

  20. Frank Mir Overcomes the Odds Yet Again with Knockout of Bigfoot Silva

    Frank Mir , after spending over 380 days on the sidelines, returned to the Octagon in Brazil on Sunday night to try to put a stop to a four-fight losing streak. It is surprising that he returned at all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 28,735 reads 107 comments

  21. UFC Deserves Credit for Taking Steps to Clean Up Sport

    Damned if they don't, damned if they do. That's the feeling I had at the conclusion of Wednesday's Ultimate Fighting Championship news conference on performance-enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 5,406 reads 44 comments

  22. UFC Announces Drastic New Drug-Testing Program, Goes into Effect July 1

    LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Wednesday plans for sweeping changes to its overall drug-testing program that could change the face of mixed martial ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 30,985 reads 129 comments

  23. Anderson Silva Fails UFC 183 Post-Fight Drug Test for 3 Substances

    UPDATE: Tuesday, February 17 at 6:54pm ET Anderson Silva was issued a temporary suspension during Tuesday's meeting. His case will be heard during a full disciplinary hearing at a future NAC meeting...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 100,384 reads 179 comments

  24. The Question: Is Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber a Real Superfight?

    On Tuesday evening, the mixed martial arts Internet exploded with the news that Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber would potentially, possibly, probably headline the UFC's first foray into the Philippines...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 19,923 reads 167 comments

  25. UFC's February 18 Press Conference a Promising Start Toward Drug Changes

    Over the past seven days, I have gone in hard on the UFC and its drug testing issues. I've said I believe they have a problem with performance enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 11,854 reads 68 comments