1. 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 6 months ago 19,774 reads 87 comments

  2. 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 6 months ago 10,971 reads 15 comments

  3. 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 6 months ago 10,479 reads 87 comments

  4. 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 6 months ago 13,748 reads 73 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 12,028 reads 81 comments

  6. 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 6 months ago 23,070 reads 128 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 15,779 reads 59 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 19,237 reads 53 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 21,447 reads 238 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 36,405 reads 211 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 28,779 reads 107 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 5,410 reads 44 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 31,042 reads 129 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 100,457 reads 179 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 19,938 reads 167 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 11,862 reads 68 comments

  17. UFC, MMA Needs More Vocal Anti-PED Fighters Like Tim Kennedy

    If more fighters took the same kind of public stance on performance-enhancing drugs as UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy, the sport of mixed martial arts might be better off. Not everybody can be Kennedy, of course...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 8,458 reads 103 comments

  18. Daniel Cormier Reflects on Jones Fight, Promises He Can Still Beat the Champion

    LAS VEGAS — Daniel Cormier stood backstage, moments away from making the most important walk of his athletic career...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 32,547 reads 110 comments

  19. UFC Must Take Drastic Stand on PEDs in Mixed Martial Arts

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship has a drug problem . If you weren't already aware of this, you are now. 2015 started off with a bang for the promotion, with two consecutive pay-per-view events headlined by appealing fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 15,515 reads 163 comments

  20. Michael Bisping on Anderson Silva: Drug Failure Taints Entire Legacy

    In a video released Thursday, veteran Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Michael Bisping said the news of Anderson Silva 's test failure for performance-enhancing drugs has tarnished his entire legacy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 8,269 reads 67 comments

  21. The Question: Does the UFC Have a Drug Problem?

    The UFC's announcement of Anderson Silva 's failed test for performance-enhancing drugs once again brought the topic of PEDs in mixed martial arts to the forefront of discussion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 17,823 reads 102 comments

  22. UFC 183 Post-Fight Notebook: A Weird Week for the UFC Draws to a Close

    LAS VEGAS — I arrived fashionably late for UFC 183, just in time for the first preliminary-card bout...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 15,995 reads 31 comments

  23. UFC 183: Anderson Silva Is Back, but Age Might Be Most Difficult Opponent Yet

    LAS VEGAS — Just over one year ago, Anderson Silva was on the Octagon floor, holding his leg and screaming in pain...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 52,239 reads 92 comments

  24. UFC 183 Pre-Fight Notebook: Nick Diaz Has Arrived, Not a Moment Too Soon

    LAS VEGAS—The fun part about a Nick Diaz fight isn't really the fight itself. Not that there's anything wrong with the fights. Diaz is exciting, what with his constant motion and punches and trash-talking...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 5,829 reads 13 comments

  25. Miesha Tate Finds Peace in Las Vegas but Still Seeks 3rd Fight with Rousey

    LAS VEGAS — If you ask Miesha Tate the question—the one question everybody wants to ask—she'll give you an honest answer. "Do you want to fight Ronda Rousey again?" Of course she does...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 16,517 reads 129 comments