1. Luke Rockhold Wins but Stays in Middleweight Shadows

    Last June, Luke Rockhold defended the UFC middleweight championship against Michael Bisping. Bisping, a seasoned veteran who had never even earned a title shot, took the fight against Rockhold on late notice...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 days ago 13,786 reads 0 comments

  2. Nunes, Shevchenko Prove Nothing in UFC 215 Rematch

    So what, exactly, are we supposed to do now? Saturday night's UFC 215 main event would help us determine the better fighter: Amanda Nunes or Valentina Shevchenko? They had fought once already, in March 2016...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 13 days ago 14,739 reads 0 comments

  3. Not Interested in Amanda Nunes or UFC 215? Blame Dana White.

    If there existed a Promoter's Rulebook, somewhere among the first few rules listed would be: "Do not bury your athletes, no matter how angry they make you...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 15 days ago 167,124 reads 0 comments

  4. Conor McGregor Is the Perfect Loser

    You want to know something weird? Conor McGregor isn’t beloved by everyone in Ireland. McGregor is almost certainly the most famous athlete in the history of the country...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 23 days ago 67,759 reads 0 comments

  5. The Secret That Led Conor McGregor to Fame, Fortune and Floyd Mayweather

    On the cusp of making his professional boxing debut against one of the greatest boxers of all time, Conor McGregor is preparing to make history again...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 28 days ago 37,718 reads 0 comments

  6. Where Would a Conor McGregor Win Rank Among Combat Sports' All-Time Upsets?

    By any measure, Conor McGregor enters his Aug. 26 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. as a massive underdog...

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  7. 7 Boxing vs. MMA Fantasy Fights That Would Have Rocked

    A sure way to start an argument between boxing and mixed martial arts fans is to ask one simple question. "What if?" What if a top mixed martial artist stepped in the boxing ring ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 61,231 reads 0 comments

  8. Win or Lose, Is This the Last We See of Conor McGregor the Fighter?

    Back in the summer of 2014, when Conor McGregor was preparing for a fight in which he wasn’t even the main event—before he knocked out Jose Aldo or faced off with ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 154,868 reads 0 comments

  9. The Rock as an MMA Fighter? Experts Weigh in on What Could Have Been

    It all started, as things often do now, with a tweet. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, former professional wrestling superstar and the current highest-paid actor in the world, recently ...

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  10. Boo All You Want, Tyron Woodley's 'Boring' UFC 214 Performance Was All Business

    First, let us be clear about something: The UFC welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia at UFC 214 was a bad fight. There's no other way to spin it...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 22,600 reads 0 comments

  11. There Will Be Blood: Robbie Lawler's Trail of Destruction

    It was one of those moments where you had to be there. You know the kind of moment I'm talking about. The ones you never forget. The ones that seem to stick around even as you grow old and forget everything else...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 13,224 reads 0 comments

  12. The Question: Is Chris Weidman Done?

    The career path of Chris Weidman looks like a rip-roaring stock that craters after an unexpected market crash. It's straight up, then straight down, and that's puzzling...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 40,744 reads 0 comments

  13. Conor McGregor's Brooklyn Embarrassment

    In hindsight, maybe a four-city press tour wasn't such a great idea. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor hit the Big Apple on Thursday for a big to-do designed to build anticipation for their massive August 26 boxing match...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 211,208 reads 0 comments

  14. Justin Gaethje, Michael Johnson Thrill in Brawl for the Ages

    Over 17 professional fights, Justin Gaethje developed a reputation as a thrilling, all-action fighter. With his habit of throwing maximum effort into every single strike—and ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 22,293 reads 0 comments

  15. The Complete Guide to UFC 213: Nunes vs. Shevchenko

    International Fight Week has returned. The UFC's annual summer event is often dubbed their version of WrestleMania...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 19,717 reads 0 comments

  16. Bellator's New York City Debut Was the Night Everything Went Wrong

    In life, there are those magical nights when everything goes according to plan. Other times, literally everything goes wrong...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 95,865 reads 0 comments

  17. Scott Coker, Chael Sonnen and Bellator MMA Hit NYC with Something for Everyone

    Three years ago, if you asked Scott Coker—early-1990s karate movie D-lister and owner/promoter for the now-defunct Strikeforce—about his grand plans for Bellator MMA , he'd tell you he was in "Phase 1...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 14,384 reads 0 comments

  18. Win or Lose vs. Floyd, Conor McGregor Likely Will Never Return to the UFC

    On Wednesday, the impossible dream, the flight of fancy, the ridiculous notion became reality: Floyd Mayweather , owner of all sporting pay-per-view records of note, will exit ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 388,641 reads 0 comments

  19. The Question: Is Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3 the Best or Worst Idea Ever?

    What's old is new again. It's 2017 and yet here we are, watching UFC President Dana White apparently bully his athletes , just like the old days before WME-IMG purchased the promotion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 24,973 reads 0 comments

  20. Fabricio Werdum and the State of the UFC Heavyweight Division

    It is the division historically packed with men known as "the baddest on the planet." Mike Tyson. Evander Holyfield . Muhammad Ali. But the UFC's heavyweight division is anything but...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 16,367 reads 53 comments

  21. Reflecting on the Beginnings of UFC's Partnership with USADA

    On February 18, 2015, top executives from the Ultimate Fighting Championship held a media conference at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. The subject: the announcement of a comprehensive, year-round drug-testing program...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 6,631 reads 24 comments

  22. EA UFC 2 Review: A Beautiful, Yet Difficult Game to Master

    It is the fourth round of a UFC featherweight championship fight. My fighter, a former UFC lightweight champion who worked his way to the top after winning The Ultimate Fighter in dominant fashion, is in big trouble...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 29,427 reads 19 comments

  23. Conor McGregor's Pride Goes Before His Fall to Nate Diaz

    Conor McGregor has long been a proponent of the art of visualization and the law of attraction. When I traveled to Dublin a year ago, I learned of McGregor's fondness for The Secret , the bestselling book often chalked up as malarkey...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 330,584 reads 602 comments

  24. The Question: Will McGregor vs. Diaz Be a Huge Fight?

    Fans got a taste last week of what might have been this Saturday at UFC 196 . At a press conference for the ages, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz went back-and-forth determining who did and did not give a f--k...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 13,842 reads 122 comments

  25. UFC 196 Fight Week Notebook: On the Ground for Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz

    LAS VEGAS — On Saturday night, two of the UFC's mercurial superstars will square off in the main event of a pay-per-view that was hampered by injury and yet emerged somehow stronger than the original...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 34,047 reads 87 comments