1. UFC 192: Daniel Cormier Defends Against Alexander Gustafsson in Main Event

    In the end, Daniel Cormier got his wish: He's fighting in the South again. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is returning to Houston for UFC 192 on October 3, and the event ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 years ago 28,323 reads 257 comments

  2. The Question: Will Conor McGregor Be Overexposed by Serving as 'TUF' Coach?

    Last weekend, Conor McGregor cemented himself as the biggest star in the UFC with his knockout win over Chad Mendes at UFC 189...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 years ago 26,972 reads 77 comments

  3. Reebok's Michael Lunardelli on UFC Kit Launch Mistakes and the Future

    The UFC's new Reebok era did not get off to the best of starts. The backlash began with the perception that fighters would be losing out on the kind of pay they used to get from individual sponsorships for their fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 years ago 28,715 reads 76 comments

  4. Conor McGregor Cements Himself as the UFC's Biggest Star

    LAS VEGAS — The most incredible thing on Saturday evening—and this means something, because it happened after a night full of incredible things—was the way the Irish ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 years ago 62,538 reads 217 comments

  5. Robbie Lawler: The UFC's Zen Welterweight Champion

    LAS VEGAS — Robbie Lawler , UFC welterweight champion of the world, decided to do a little shopping after Thursday's pre-fight press conference at the MGM Grand...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 years ago 15,786 reads 44 comments

  6. Outrageous Conor McGregor: His Irish Roots and an Improbable American Dream

    DUBLIN — For Conor McGregor , it all started when his sister told him about The Secret . Erin McGregor had received a copy of the book from a friend, and she liked the things she read...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 years ago 221,573 reads 119 comments

  7. Jose Aldo's MRI Results Show Clear Rib Break, Former Chargers Doctor Says

    On Tuesday afternoon, Dr. David Chao said, he was contacted by representatives for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo . They did not tell him at the time who they represented other than that it was a professional athlete...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 years ago 24,356 reads 127 comments

  8. UFC's Reebok Era Begins in a Comedy of Errors

    When I first began reporting on the February 2014 story that would eventually break the news that the UFC was working on creating a uniform for its fighters, I felt optimistic about the deal...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 years ago 32,729 reads 86 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 70: Lyoto Machida's Quick Turnaround Could Backfire

    Back in October 2009, I attended UFC 104 in Los Angeles. After years of covering mixed martial arts from my home in Texas, I was finally beginning to attend UFC events on a regular basis...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 years ago 8,908 reads 34 comments

  10. Joanna Jedrzejczyk Is the UFC's Next Big Female Superstar

    The UFC's biggest star is Ronda Rousey. This is nearly without question. She has been the flag-bearer for women in the UFC. It has become part of Zuffa legend at this point, but it is true that Rousey led the way for female fighters in the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 24,691 reads 75 comments

  11. No Shame in Ken Shamrock's Loss to Kimbo, but His Fighting Days Are Over

    A little more than a month ago, my colleague Jonathan Snowden and I visited Ken Shamrock in San Diego. Jonathan was there to work on a story about Shamrock's preparations for his bout with Kimbo Slice...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 42,744 reads 80 comments

  12. The Question: Is Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice the Biggest Fight of 2015?

    The moment has finally arrived. After seven years of waiting (and one dead fight promotion), Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock will finally step in the cage on Friday night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 28,404 reads 142 comments

  13. 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 over 2 years ago 4,960 reads 29 comments

  14. 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 over 2 years ago 11,406 reads 64 comments

  15. 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 over 2 years ago 282,650 reads 425 comments

  16. 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 over 2 years ago 5,725 reads 14 comments

  17. 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 over 2 years ago 17,325 reads 75 comments

  18. 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 over 2 years ago 17,598 reads 83 comments

  19. 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 over 2 years ago 9,942 reads 83 comments

  20. 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 over 2 years ago 10,545 reads 124 comments

  21. 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 over 2 years ago 110,478 reads 122 comments

  22. 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 over 2 years ago 7,997 reads 17 comments

  23. 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 over 2 years ago 21,142 reads 69 comments

  24. 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 over 2 years ago 18,201 reads 142 comments

  25. 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 over 2 years ago 18,764 reads 133 comments