1. The Vitor Belfort TRT Mystery Deepens, and Nobody Knows Why

    Here’s a question for you: Does anybody know what is happening with Vitor Belfort ? It has been two months since the Nevada Athletic Commission voted to ban exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 11,595 reads 38 comments

  2. UFC 172 Results: Anthony Johnson Instantly Becomes Light Heavyweight Contender

    Don’t look now, but the UFC’s light heavyweight division is in upheaval. Not at the top, of course. Jon Jones did what we all expected him to do in easily beating Glover Teixeira in the main event at UFC 172 to retain his championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 56,920 reads 70 comments

  3. UFC 172 Is Not the Most Stacked Card Ever, but That's OK

    It's “ the most stacked card we’ve ever done .” It's “ crazy that Glover Teixeira is a 5-1 underdog ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 9,428 reads 71 comments

  4. The Obsessions of Jon Jones

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It's 8:45 in the morning, and I'm standing in the lobby of the famed Jackson/Winkeljohn Mixed Martial Arts gym...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 119,231 reads 63 comments

  5. UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira Betting Odds and Predictions

    For the first time ever, the UFC will bring its traveling circus to Baltimore on Saturday night, and the best fighter in the world is coming along for the ride. Jon Jones has not competed since a narrow win over Alexander Gustafsson in September...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 12,890 reads 9 comments

  6. Phil Davis Puts Jon Jones on Blast, but Maintains Focus on Anthony Johnson

    Phil Davis has always been known as a quiet man. He is someone who goes in the cage to fight but keeps a low profile outside of it. He has never done much trash talking...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 27,633 reads 160 comments

  7. Fabricio Werdum's Transformation to Complete Fighter on Display Against Browne

    There was a time, and it was not all that long ago, that Fabricio Werdum was a one-dimensional fighter. Long considered one of the world’s best jiu-jitsu players, he was as dangerous on the ground as anyone in the world...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 10,534 reads 29 comments

  8. UFC Stars Browne, Tate, Cerrone on Limiting Sparring Due to Head Injury Concern

    Concussions and brain injuries are hot topics in sports. Over the past five years, the National Football League has instituted new rules designed to minimize head injuries for its athletes...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 8,985 reads 12 comments

  9. Jake Shields Signs with World Series of Fighting

    Former UFC welterweight Jake Shields has signed a contract with World Series of Fighting. WSOF executive Shawn Lampman confirmed the news with Bleacher Report on Thursday afternoon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 9,041 reads 54 comments

  10. Tim Kennedy's Win over Michael Bisping Should Do Wonders for His Career

    In January, I attended a gun show with Tim Kennedy . That morning, Kennedy had agreed to a new contract with the UFC. He'd also been given the fight he requested against Michael Bisping ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 12,891 reads 38 comments

  11. Chael Sonnen Reflects on TUF Brazil Brawl with Wanderlei Silva

    "We all understand how these things go. The Ultimate Fighter has been around since 2004 or 2005. Nothing like this has ever happened. You have coaches pushing each other. But it's always verbal, and everyone understands the deal...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 45,817 reads 55 comments

  12. Roy Nelson Plans Knockout of PRIDE Legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

    One hopes Roy Nelson 's second trip to Abu Dhabi is better than the first. The last time Nelson visited the city that hosts tomorrow's UFC Fight Night card, he spent most of his time inside conference rooms, news studios and hotels...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 4,306 reads 10 comments

  13. Tyrone Spong, the King of the Ring, Talks Glory 15 and Jon Jones

    One could forgive most folks if they forget Gokhan Saki is not, in fact, Tyrone Spong 's scheduled opponent for Glory 15. Saki is the goal, of course. Saki has been the goal ever since he knocked Spong out back in Yokohoma in 2009...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 10,516 reads 26 comments

  14. Tyron Woodley vs. Rory MacDonald Official for UFC 174 in June

    A welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley is official for UFC 174 , and it will serve as the co-main event...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 14,051 reads 91 comments

  15. Nate Diaz Speaks out on Money Complaints, Dana White Offers His Thoughts

    Nate Diaz isn't happy about his treatment at the hands of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and he's not going to take it anymore...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 33,883 reads 146 comments

  16. T.J. Dillashaw Has to Win

    T.J. Dillashaw 's competitive streak started at an early age. Dillashaw is the son of two highly competitive parents. He has two brothers. And growing up, even casual situations were often turned into a chance to win...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 7,624 reads 50 comments

  17. Melvin Guillard Signs Multi-Fight Deal with World Series of Fighting

    Former UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard has signed a multi-fight contract with Las Vegas-based promotion World Series of Fighting. WSOF executive Shawn Lampman confirmed the news to Bleacher Report on Monday...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 8,351 reads 35 comments

  18. Dos Santos vs. Miocic Moved to 5/31 Brazil Card, Sonnen vs. Silva to UFC 175

    A heavyweight bout between Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic will now serve as the main event for The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil Finale on May 31 in Sao Paolo. Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports first reported the news on Monday afternoon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 20,322 reads 82 comments

  19. Jon Jones OK with UFC Uniforms If They Benefit the Fighters

    Jon Jones has a big sponsorship deal with Nike. But the UFC light heavyweight champion recently told MMAjunkie .com that he's fine with a plan to institute official UFC fighter uniforms, as long as it benefits the fighters who wear them...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 20,756 reads 50 comments

  20. Jake Shields Release Highlights UFC's Unfortunate Entertainment-First Philosophy

    I awoke on Monday morning to the strangest news: Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields was released from the UFC, per Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting .com ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 41,423 reads 227 comments

  21. Pat Cummins vs. Francimar Barroso Slated for UFC Fight Night in Albuquerque

    After making his UFC debut under less than ideal circumstances in February, former collegiate wrestler Pat Cummins will get an opponent who is a little more on his level...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 6,776 reads 20 comments

  22. Josh Burkman, Ali Abdelaziz Detail Contractual Issues and Resolution

    For a brief period of time on Thursday night, issues between Josh Burkman and his employers at World Series of Fighting seemed untenable. Burkman expressed his disappointment with vague issues on Twitter, asking to be released from his contract...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 4,405 reads 1 comments

  23. The Once and Future Queen of Fighting

    Holly Holm spent the first 17 years of her life in Bosque Farms. It is not a town or a city. It is not much of anything except a four-square mile collection of ranches and farms...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 43,731 reads 25 comments

  24. Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson Winner Gets Title Shot After Gustafsson

    A bout between light heavyweights Daniel Cormier and Dan Henderson just got a lot more interesting. Cormier and Henderson meet at UFC 175 on July 5. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 19,123 reads 149 comments

  25. Chael Sonnen Believes Wanderlei Silva Will Pull out of Their Fight

    After many delays, the long-awaited bout between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva is finally set for the end of May. The two fighters have taken shots at each other via the media and Twitter for years...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 8,868 reads 44 comments