1. UFC on Fox 14: Gustafsson's Title Hopes Crushed by Anthony Johnson, for Now

    Twenty-four hours ago, my colleague Jonathan Snowden and I put together the latest edition of our new series, The Question ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 20,736 reads 139 comments

  2. The Question: Will Anthony Johnson Derail Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2?

    This Saturday, the UFC heads to a massive indoor arena in Sweden for UFC on Fox 14. The main event features the ultra-smooth Alexander Gustafsson taking on Anthony Johnson, who ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 9,165 reads 55 comments

  3. The Notebook: McGregor Rises, Judging Still Sucks and Larkin Has Bright Future

    Our enduring memory from UFC Fight Night 59 will be Conor McGregor , moments removed from his easy destruction of Dennis Siver , leaping over the Octagon in search of his next foe...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 4,840 reads 22 comments

  4. Conor McGregor, Next UFC 145lb Contender, Might Be UFC's Biggest Star

    It was a night designed for one thing, and for one thing only: To cement Conor McGregor as a superstar and to set up the biggest featherweight championship fight in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 44,928 reads 176 comments

  5. UFC and Reebok Deal: Mysteries Still Remain on Fighter Pay and More

    LAS VEGAS — Yesterday, I published an exclusive, detailed look at a document governing the UFC's new Athlete Outfitting Policy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 10,784 reads 35 comments

  6. UFC and Reebok: A Detailed Look at the UFC's New Athlete Outfitting Policy

    LAS VEGAS — On Wednesday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship outlined its new Athlete Outfitting Policy in a document sent to managers of all fighters currently on the roster...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 30,032 reads 87 comments

  7. The Question: Will Conor McGregor Cement His Rise to the Top at Fight Night 59?

    On Sunday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship presents a novelty Sunday card, following an extensive day of playoff football, in an effort designed to do one thing and one thing only: to make Conor McGregor a household name...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 10,062 reads 72 comments

  8. NSAC Takes No Immediate Action on Drug Testing, Promises Future Steps

    LAS VEGAS — In the end, the Nevada State Athletic Commission's much-anticipated session on its out-of-competition drug-testing program ended up being much ado about nothing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 4,540 reads 22 comments

  9. NSAC Director Bennett: CIR Testing Done on Jones Sample, Came Back Clean

    LAS VEGAS — In the wake of Jon Jones ' failed test for cocaine metabolites, social media lit up with discussion over Jones' curious testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratios...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 38,644 reads 205 comments

  10. Absolute Honesty Is Imperative from the UFC in Jon Jones Cocaine Fiasco

    Things went so well last Saturday night for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. They had a big, highly anticipated fight that should be a commercial success. The rest of the UFC 182 card was mostly forgettable, but Jones vs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 11,965 reads 122 comments

  11. Daniel Cormier Meets the Equal He Wanted and Then Some in Jon Jones

    LAS VEGAS—In pre-fight interviews leading up to UFC 182, Daniel Cormier told Jon Jones that he hoped Jones would finally be the man who could be his equal. He got what he wanted, and then some...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 69,666 reads 242 comments

  12. UFC's Fight Pass Adds Pancrase, TKO Canada, Other Historic MMA Libraries

    LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Championship has acquired the complete video libraries of eight of the most famous and respected mixed martial arts promotions in the history of the sport...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 7,530 reads 22 comments

  13. UFC 182 Notebook: Jones/Cormier Bad Blood, McGregor Title Shot Next

    LAS VEGAS — Of the many UFC "rivalries" over the years, 98 percent of them are fake, created out of thin air for the purpose of selling pay-per-views...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 4,928 reads 6 comments

  14. Dana White: UFC Abandons Plans for Out-of-Competition Drug Testing

    LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Champion has abandoned the plans it once had for an in-house drug testing program that would see all of its contracted fighters tested randomly year-round...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 13,354 reads 34 comments

  15. The Olympian

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Daniel Cormier slumps in a metal folding chair. He leans his head back, blood pouring from his nose. A cutman shoves Q-tips up his left nostril in an attempt to stop the bleeding...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 104,936 reads 91 comments

  16. The Question: Can Daniel Cormier Beat Jon Jones at UFC 182?

    Bleacher Report lead mixed martial arts writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter have decided to band together—much like The Avengers or the Mega Powers, except better ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 31,707 reads 135 comments

  17. UFC 182's Myles Jury Wants Title Shot with Win over Donald Cerrone

    LAS VEGAS — In the basement of the Ultimate Fighting Championship office on Sahara Avenue is a gym. It is filled to overflowing with weights and mirrors, but there is also a boxing ring, speed bags and other various fight gear...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 10,613 reads 40 comments

  18. Brock Lesnar Is Still Big Business After All These Years

    There is a short list of athletes who can step away from the fight game and instantly become the hottest topic of discussion when there's a mere mention of them possibly, maybe, perhaps making a return...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 32,806 reads 36 comments

  19. MMA in 2014: Fight of the Year

    2014 was a down year in terms of business for mixed martial arts. But the action in the cage was better than ever, for the most part. There were classic fights from the championship level on down to the lowest of preliminary bouts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 18,896 reads 60 comments

  20. TUF 20 Finale: Carla Esparza Dominant in UFC Championship Win

    In the end, it was perhaps too much, too soon for Rose Namajunas. They came to the cage as opposite portraits...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 21,751 reads 71 comments

  21. The Meteoric Rise of Thug Rose Namajunas

    Pat Barry met Rose Namajunas when she punched him in the head. Barry was sparring at Roufusport one day, working on his stand-up game...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 16,254 reads 70 comments

  22. UFC's Signing of CM Punk Is a Good Thing, as Long as It's Honest About It

    Saturday's news that Phil " CM Punk " Brooks signed a multifight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship sent the mixed martial arts world into a frenzy. It is understandable...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 16,339 reads 62 comments

  23. UFC on Fox 13: 7 Reasons to Watch Dos Santos vs. Miocic Fight Card

    We are in the midst of a UFC deluge, with fight cards seemingly every weekend. It is hard to tell them apart. But on Saturday night, the promotion returns to network television with a slew of intriguing fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 11,154 reads 20 comments

  24. CM Punk: Signing with the UFC Was the Easiest Decision I've Ever Made

    Phil Brooks has zero professional UFC fights. He has zero amateur fights. He's spent his adult life as CM Punk in the world of professional wrestling, which is certainly athletic but not competitive in a traditional sense...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 69,395 reads 139 comments

  25. Robbie Lawler Completes Improbable Career Comeback with UFC Title Win

    It was a night when a special announcement made after the first pay-per-view bout threatened to overshadow one of the UFC's best cards of the year...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 23,235 reads 89 comments