1. Demetrious Johnson Casts Eye Toward Future, Still Has Things to Prove at 125

    Demetrious Johnson is an avid gamer, and so it is a little upsetting for him that the Electronic Entertainment Expo—or E3, in the parlance of those who follow such things—is ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 4,781 reads 10 comments

  2. Daniel Cormier on Floyd Mayweather, Jon Jones and Being a Great Heel

    LAS VEGAS — It is 6:11 p.m. on Thursday, June 5. Over on Sahara, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones strolls into the offices of his promoter for a meeting with UFC President Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 20,116 reads 45 comments

  3. Johnson vs. Bagautinov: Complete Guide to UFC 174 Fight Card

    It has been three years, nearly to the day, since the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its one-Octagon circus last rolled into Vancouver...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 13,389 reads 34 comments

  4. UFC Fight Night 42: Russian Accents, Fishhooks and the Worst Decision Ever

    There is something in the air in Albuquerque, or perhaps it is in the water. Or perhaps it is nowhere at all. The popularity of the AMC show "Breaking Bad" led to scores of jokes about the Albuquerque desert...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 18,435 reads 123 comments

  5. Two Brothers

    Jeff and Barry Meyer grew up in one of the nice parts of Chicago, where money begat nice shopping malls and nice schools and nice kids wearing nice clothes. They were karate kids...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 3,473 reads 2 comments

  6. UFC's Public Attempts at Humiliating Jon Jones Could Backfire in a Big Way

    If there is one thing we know about UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, it's that we don't know anything. Even among those of us who have spent a considerable amount of time in his presence, Jones remains a mystery...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 44,162 reads 381 comments

  7. TJ Dillashaw on UFC 173 Win, Cruz, Faber and Return to the Octagon

    Last week, I followed TJ Dillashaw as he prepared for his UFC 173 bout against Renan Barao. He was one of the biggest underdogs ever to participate in a championship bout, and ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 13,518 reads 24 comments

  8. Chael Sonnen Will Continue to Get Title Shots, and Here's Why

    It is a familiar refrain: Chael Sonnen , coming off a loss, finds himself in position for a title shot. It happened in 2013...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 34,334 reads 189 comments

  9. Wanderlei Silva Torpedoes Career with Nevada Licensing Controversy

    There was a time when Wanderlei Silva was the most feared man in mixed martial arts. He had a terrifying visage. Before every fight in PRIDE, Silva would stand across the ring and glare a hole through his opponent...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 49,512 reads 90 comments

  10. Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown: July 26th Can't Get Here Soon Enough

    Even if it ends up being a temporary sabbatical, Georges St-Pierre’s decision to walk away from the UFC was the best thing to ever happen to the welterweight division. St-Pierre was a dominant champion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 20,313 reads 66 comments

  11. Renan Barao Doesn't Deserve Immediate Rematch with T.J. Dillashaw

    T.J. Dillashaw ’s championship win over Renan Barao at UFC 173 created all sorts of interesting subplots around the UFC bantamweight championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 17,363 reads 83 comments

  12. TJ Dillashaw Puts in Star-Making Performance at UFC 173

    TJ Dillashaw spent much of the last week brimming with a quiet confidence. The UFC bantamweight title challenger was a massive underdog to champion Renan Barao, but you’d never glimpse those long odds on his face...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 14,751 reads 41 comments

  13. UFC 173: Fight Week with TJ Dillashaw

    LAS VEGAS — TJ Dillashaw will face the biggest challenge of his life Saturday night. The Team Alpha Male fighter steps into the Octagon at UFC 173 to face Renan Barao for the UFC bantamweight championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 14,021 reads 28 comments

  14. Bjorn Rebney Should Focus on Bellator, Not Dana White and the UFC

    In the old days, back when he was trying to carve a place for his new mixed martial arts promotion, Bjorn Rebney refused to say a bad word about the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 20,569 reads 73 comments

  15. Jon Jones Going Full Mayweather Would Be a Massive Boost for His Career

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is one of the most controversial fighters in mixed martial arts. He is a study in contrasts. He often appears humble and respectful...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 29,144 reads 81 comments

  16. Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres Announcement Leaves Fans Scratching Their Heads

    Urijah Faber is one of the UFC’s more popular fighters. He’s a pioneer in the lower weight divisions...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 24,290 reads 80 comments

  17. UFC Making Correct Decision in Hard-Line Stance with Diaz Brothers

    The Diaz brothers, long a thorn in UFC president Dana White ’s side, may finally be riding off into the sunset — for good this time. And if you ask me, that’s OK...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 34,458 reads 133 comments

  18. Miesha Tate Feels Inevitable Rousey vs. Carano Fight Is a Joke, and She's Right

    The idea of Gina Carano returning from Hollywood to take on Ronda Rousey for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship is no longer in the realm of fantasy. Instead, it is reality in progress...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 27,276 reads 112 comments

  19. Jon Jones: The Path to Breaking Anderson Silva's Title Defense Record

    Even if you don’t consider Jon Jones the greatest light heavyweight of all time, you must admit he’s getting close. Since winning the championship from Mauricio Rua in 2011, Jones has defended the championship seven times...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 29,370 reads 203 comments

  20. Conor McGregor Should Focus Less on Talking and More on Fighting Cole Miller

    Conor McGregor is nearing a return to the Octagon. It is a tangible thing; even though McGregor won’t yet step in the cage for over two months, we can already feel ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 10,736 reads 47 comments

  21. Chasing Down a Strawweight Dream

    LAS VEGAS — "When we call your name, come out to the center of the mat. If you catch a submission, let go. You know you got it, they know you got it, we know you got it. So just let it go and move on...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 10,385 reads 16 comments

  22. 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 8 months ago 11,837 reads 38 comments

  23. 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 8 months ago 57,068 reads 70 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 9,500 reads 71 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 119,934 reads 63 comments