1. Nevada State Athletic Commission Issues Testosterone Replacement Therapy Ban

    Las Vegas — In a move that will have far-reaching effects throughout the combat sports industry, the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday ruled unanimously to ban therapeutic usage exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 24,771 reads 178 comments

  2. Georges St-Pierre: Rory MacDonald Deserves Next Title Shot

    The process of determining a new UFC welterweight champion won't be complete until March 15. That's the day Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler meet in the main event of UFC 171...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 16,407 reads 174 comments

  3. TJ Grant Back to '90-95 Percent,' Hopes for UFC Return in Halifax

    TJ Grant never got the title shot he was promised, but the top lightweight contender has some good news, at least: He has returned to the gym and is eyeing a return to the UFC this fall...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 7,247 reads 37 comments

  4. Daniel Cormier Wants Top Contender or Title Shot in His Next Fight

    Coming off his blowout win over Patrick Cummins at UFC 170, Daniel Cormier is looking for a big step up in the UFC's light heavyweight division. Cormier told UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani that he either wants a No...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 11,053 reads 69 comments

  5. Lyoto Machida Confirms Dana White Paid Him Extra for Beating Tito Ortiz

    It's no secret that UFC President Dana White and Tito Ortiz have never gotten along. And it should come as no surprise that White gave Lyoto Machida a bonus for beating Ortiz at UFC 84...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 24,885 reads 39 comments

  6. Bond Hearing for Embattled Thiago Silva Set for Next Week

    A bond hearing next week will determine if former UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva can leave the jail cell he has occupied since his Feb. 6 arrest. Silva's manager, Glenn Robinson, informed MMAFighting ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 10,938 reads 21 comments

  7. Anthony Pettis Opens as Betting Favorite over Gilbert Melendez

    One of the most anticipated fights of 2014 was announced on Sunday: UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis defending his title against top contender Gilbert Melendez ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 6,547 reads 79 comments

  8. Rory MacDonald Stabbed Hand While Cutting Avocado, Almost Missed UFC 170

    Welterweight Rory MacDonald had one of the better performances at UFC 170 on Saturday night with his unanimous decision win over Demian Maia...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 16,608 reads 34 comments

  9. UFC 170 Notebook: Behind the Scenes of Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann Fight Card

    LAS VEGAS — Ronda Rousey , women's bantamweight champion of the world, returns to the Octagon Saturday night for her second title defense in three months...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 7,161 reads 2 comments

  10. UFC Uniforms, Fight Pass and Dana White's Misdirected Anger

    LAS VEGAS — The launch of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Fight Pass online streaming service has caused more headaches than the company likely intended when it made the announcement in December...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 25,510 reads 65 comments

  11. Dana White Fine with Gilbert Melendez Testing Free-Agent Waters

    LAS VEGAS — Gilbert Melendez is one of the more prominent free agents to leave the UFC and sign with a competing organization in many years. Melendez, currently ranked No...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 10,782 reads 37 comments

  12. UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Fight Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    The UFC returns to Las Vegas for the second time in three months with a familiar headliner: women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey , who defended her title against Miesha Tate at December's UFC 168 just up the road at the MGM Grand...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 28,949 reads 15 comments

  13. Ronda Rousey Is Willing to Die to Keep Her UFC Championship

    LAS VEGAS — Most UFC fighters view the mid-week open workouts as just another obligation in an endless sea of fight week commitments they must attend. They walk into the room, say hello to a few fans, hit a few mitts and they're done...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 11,957 reads 124 comments

  14. Daniel Cormier, Pat Cummins Both Supremely Confident in UFC 170 Victory

    LAS VEGAS — When Daniel Cormier received a call from the UFC letting him know Rashad Evans had injured his knee and was out of its UFC 170 bout, he was overcome with sadness...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 14,213 reads 54 comments

  15. Cris "Cyborg" Justino Responds to Dana White's Hurtful Criticism

    Former Strikeforce women's champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino is mad, and she isn't going to take it anymore. Justino issued a response to Dana White , who last week told media in Las Vegas that Cyborg was taking performance-enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 39,836 reads 244 comments

  16. Daniel Cormier's Olympic Teammate Sara McMann Defends Him Against Cummins

    I have racked my brain, but I cannot remember a mixed martial arts rivalry that became heated more quickly than the UFC 170 bout between Daniel Cormier and Pat Cummins . Most of this is due to the circumstances surrounding the fight, of course.

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 18,533 reads 95 comments

  17. UFC Fight Night 36 Notebook: The Night the Decisions Came to Brazil

    Another week, another fight card. The UFC returned to Brazil for Fight Night 36, headlined by two fights with more than a little importance to the middleweight division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 9,287 reads 29 comments

  18. Dana White Hopeful of Testosterone Replacement Ban Sooner Than Later

    LAS VEGAS—UFC President Dana White would like nothing more than to see testosterone replacement therapy go the way of the dodo...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 3,798 reads 27 comments

  19. White: Overeem's Rib Will Heal as Soon as We Find Dos Santos Another Fight

    LAS VEGAS—The war of words between UFC President Dana White and heavyweight Alistair Overeem continued during a Thursday afternoon meeting with local Las Vegas media...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 12,862 reads 101 comments

  20. Dana White: UFC Working on Deal to Create a Standard UFC Uniform

    LAS VEGAS — When it comes to fighter sponsorships in the UFC, the winds of change are blowing. UFC president Dana White confirmed on Thursday that the UFC is working on a deal to create a UFC uniform...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 68,527 reads 207 comments

  21. Patrick Cummins: How an Unknown Fighter Got the Chance of a Lifetime

    LAS VEGAS — On Wednesday afternoon, Dana White was informed that Rashad Evans, who was scheduled to compete next week at UFC 170 against Daniel Cormier , had injured his knee...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 33,134 reads 69 comments

  22. UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi Fight Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    With as many trips as the UFC is now making to Brazil (on a seemingly monthly basis), it would be easy for a few of these free televised fight cards to get lost in the shuffle. Rightly so...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 12,735 reads 16 comments

  23. Daniel Cormier, Rashad Evans and the Cost of Fighting Friends

    Daniel Cormier met Rashad Evans during his senior year at Oklahoma State. Evans was a Michigan State wrestler, and his school dual meet against Cormier 's Oklahoma State team...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 13,451 reads 35 comments

  24. UFC Announces Major Changes to Post-Fight Bonus Structure

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship Tuesday announced a major change to the way they hand out post-event bonuses. Traditionally, the promotion has handed out bonuses for Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night and Knockout of the Night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 44,638 reads 113 comments

  25. UFC Will Not Offer TUF Nations Contestant a Contract After Racist Instagram Pic

    On Sunday, a photo posted to Instagram by The Ultimate Fighter: Nations contestant Tyler Manawaroa some 18 weeks ago made the rounds. I'm choosing not to post the photo here, because it's racist and embarrassing and hurtful...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 23,734 reads 116 comments