1. 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 over 2 years ago 8,294 reads 67 comments

  2. 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 over 2 years ago 18,003 reads 102 comments

  3. 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 over 2 years ago 16,018 reads 31 comments

  4. 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 over 2 years ago 52,499 reads 92 comments

  5. 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 over 2 years ago 5,897 reads 13 comments

  6. 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 over 2 years ago 16,883 reads 129 comments

  7. 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 over 2 years ago 20,790 reads 139 comments

  8. 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 over 2 years ago 9,316 reads 55 comments

  9. 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 over 2 years ago 5,208 reads 22 comments

  10. 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 over 2 years ago 45,276 reads 176 comments

  11. 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 over 2 years ago 10,938 reads 35 comments

  12. 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 over 2 years ago 32,454 reads 87 comments

  13. 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 over 2 years ago 10,109 reads 71 comments

  14. 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 over 2 years ago 4,570 reads 22 comments

  15. 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 over 2 years ago 39,092 reads 205 comments

  16. 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 over 2 years ago 12,018 reads 122 comments

  17. 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 over 2 years ago 69,779 reads 242 comments

  18. 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 over 2 years ago 7,613 reads 22 comments

  19. 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 over 2 years ago 4,981 reads 6 comments

  20. 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 over 2 years ago 13,423 reads 34 comments

  21. 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 over 2 years ago 110,770 reads 91 comments

  22. 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 over 2 years ago 31,917 reads 135 comments

  23. 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 over 2 years ago 10,660 reads 40 comments

  24. 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 over 2 years ago 34,948 reads 36 comments

  25. 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 over 2 years ago 19,128 reads 60 comments