1. UFC's Recent USADA Failures Highlight Dangers of Supplement Use

    One aspect of the UFC's stringent drug-testing policy, administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, has come under a bright spotlight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 days ago 26,282 reads 105 comments

  2. The Question: Will Anthony Johnson Drive Jon Jones to Heavyweight?

    It was the beating heard round the world. Ryan Bader walked into the Octagon last Saturday as a potential light heavyweight title challenger...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 days ago 31,827 reads 119 comments

  3. Ben Rothwell and the Fear of Being Yourself

    It was a couple of days after Christmas when Ben Rothwell was six years old that he woke up in the morning and couldn't see anything at all. He'd gone suddenly and terrifyingly blind...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 17 days ago 14,030 reads 49 comments

  4. Cursed Cain Velasquez, the Man with so Much Unrealized Potential

    " Cain Velasquez injured, out of upcoming fight." It is something like a broken record at this point, isn't it? Have there actually been more headlines announcing a Velasquez ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 18 days ago 15,266 reads 58 comments

  5. Conor McGregor's Circus, Renewed and Reinvigorated, Rolls Toward UFC 197

    LAS VEGAS — If you thought Conor McGregor used up his well of material during the 11-month odyssey that was his rivalry with Jose Aldo, you would be mistaken...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 23 days ago 70,901 reads 239 comments

  6. Dominick Cruz Completes Grueling Return with Title Win over Dillashaw

    It was billed as the ultimate tactical clash. Dominick Cruz , undefeated at bantamweight, lost his UFC title outside the Octagon when continual injuries kept him on the shelf for years...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 26 days ago 27,431 reads 290 comments

  7. Wanderlei Silva Free of UFC, but Battle with NSAC Still Looms Large

    The late-career tale of Wanderlei Silva took another interesting twist on Thursday. To recap: Silva was dinged by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for running from a drug test in 2014...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 29 days ago 8,737 reads 32 comments

  8. Conor McGregor Eyes Future of Promoting His Own Fights

    Last week, I reported that Conor McGregor would move up to the lightweight division to challenge Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC's lightweight title...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 28,548 reads 105 comments

  9. B/R MMA Roundtable: Breaking Down McGregor vs. Dos Anjos and What It Means

    On Thursday night, Bleacher Report broke the news that UFC 197 would be heading to Las Vegas in March with a pair of big-time fights: Rafael dos Anjos defending the lightweight ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 104,191 reads 273 comments

  10. Brennan Ward, Master of the F-Bomb, Reflects on Rizin Debut Win

    Any conversation with Brennan Ward should be prefaced with something along the following lines: Warning: Adult language and mature subject matter...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 4,801 reads 1 comments

  11. The Question: Will Others Follow McGregor, Cerrone in Switching Weight Classes?

    2016 is only a few days old, and already we are seeing the birth of what might become a new trend: fighters switching weight classes in pursuit of big fights and new career paths...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 16,720 reads 129 comments

  12. Dominick Cruz, the Thinking Man's Fighter, Continues to Break New Ground

    Imagine, if you will, that you are very good at a certain thing. Imagine that you're one of the best in the world. You are young and in your prime and you feel untouchable, mostly because you are...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 14,063 reads 47 comments

  13. Holly Holm Should Wait for UFC 200 and Ronda Rousey, No Matter What

    It seemed so certain, back when Holly Holm was still crying in the Octagon while Ronda Rousey attempted to gather her senses on the canvas below...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 45,816 reads 146 comments

  14. Robbie Lawler, Carlos Condit Endure Battle for the Championship Ages

    Every so often, when we are very lucky and when the gods and goddesses who created fighting decide we all need a little bit of light in our lives, they send us something that warms ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 54,814 reads 223 comments

  15. The Legend of 'Irish' Joe Duffy, the Last Man to Beat Conor McGregor

    Joe Duffy is the last man to beat Conor McGregor, perhaps the fastest-rising star in the history of mixed martial arts. But before all that, before the questions and before the what-ifs about a rematch, Joe Duffy was the son of a miner...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 65,533 reads 38 comments

  16. With McGregor, Rousey, UFC Experiences Best Year Ever in 2015

    It closed not with a whimper, but with a bang. It closed with the sight of Conor McGregor, the UFC's chosen future megastar, standing in the middle of the Octagon, a real (not interim) UFC title strapped around his waist...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 14,421 reads 65 comments

  17. PRIDE Veteran James Thompson Thrilled to Be Back in Japan with Rizin

    Ask James Thompson about his favorite memory from his days fighting in Japan, and you're likely to get a story about an omelet...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 5,410 reads 6 comments

  18. The Question: Should the UFC Allow McGregor to Hold 2 Championships?

    Conor McGregor vanquished Jose Aldo and captured the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 194...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 41,768 reads 138 comments

  19. UFC Wins Big with Three Fight Cards in Las Vegas

    This past week was unlike any other in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It included three events on consecutive days, over 30 fights and fan events every single day...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 16,299 reads 16 comments

  20. Conor McGregor Captures UFC Title with 13-Second KO of Jose Aldo

    LAS VEGAS — For years, Conor McGregor predicted he would be the UFC featherweight champion. On Saturday night in Las Vegas, the prediction came true...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 231,526 reads 309 comments

  21. Frankie Edgar KOs Chad Mendes in 1st Round of TUF 22 Finale Main Event

    A day before the featherweight division sees the biggest fight in the history of the weight class, perennial top contenders Chad Mendes and Frankie Edgar stepped in the Octagon to determine who might be next...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 34,186 reads 98 comments

  22. Rose Namajunas Batters Paige VanZant in UFC Fight Pass Main Event

    Rose Namajunas (4-2) was billed as a test for Paige VanZant (6-2), a way to determine if the marketable and attractive young star had what it took to ascend to the upper echelon of the UFC's strawweight division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 27,764 reads 97 comments

  23. Sage Northcutt Scores Second UFC Win with Submission of Cody Pfister

    It wasn't as easy as his first outing in the UFC, but 19-year-old phenom Sage Northcutt scored a win in his second outing all the same. White discovered him on the regional fight scene...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 18,100 reads 65 comments

  24. Rose Namajunas and the Difference a (Dark) Year Can Make

    The weeks that followed Rose Namajunas ' loss to Carla Esparza a year ago were dark days. Gaze back on it now, with the benefit and weight of time in equal measure, and that night might feel like a foregone conclusion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 16,460 reads 45 comments

  25. Sage Northcutt Ready for Next Step to Potential Superstardom

    Sage Northcutt , all precocious 19 years of him, is considered by some to be a superstar in the making for the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 11,916 reads 65 comments