1. UFC on Fox 10: What We Learned from Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship's return to Chicago was initially met without much fanfare. On paper, the card couldn't hold its own when held up next to the UFC's previous two Fox Chicago installments...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 14,351 reads 87 comments

  2. Rampage Jackson Changes 2008 Car Chase Excuse Again, Can't Keep Story Straight

    If there's one thing you know about Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, it's that you never really know anything at all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 12,563 reads 32 comments

  3. UFC on Fox 10: Henderson vs. Thomson Fight Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    The UFC returns to Fox on Saturday night with a familiar name: former lightweight champion Benson Henderson, who has made three appearances on the network fight cards since they began in 2011...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 13,112 reads 17 comments

  4. In Which Tim Kennedy Takes Me to a Gun Show

    LAS VEGAS — Tim Kennedy greets me in the lobby of the massive Sands Expo Convention Center at The Venetian casino resort. He is wearing a gray suit and white shirt...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 14,862 reads 29 comments

  5. Tim Kennedy vs. Michael Bisping Targeted for TUF Nations Finale on April 16

    Ask, and ye shall receive. After months of call-outs, tweets and public shaming, former Strikeforce star Tim Kennedy will finally get the one fight he's wanted for months when he faces veteran Michael Bisping at the TUF Nations Finale...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 11,744 reads 71 comments

  6. Nevada Commission Details Process for Hiring Permanent Kizer Replacement

    LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Athletic Commission will seek to hire a permanent replacement to fill the role of executive director of the commission within the next two to three months...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 2,974 reads 7 comments

  7. Dana White's Defense Against Georges St-Pierre Doing More Harm Than Good

    kook·y 1. strange or eccentric. In a sport where masculinity is prized and the symbols and accoutrements of male pride are displayed, splashed and painted across various ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 31,652 reads 184 comments

  8. UFC Fight Night 35: What We Learned from Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou

    When Luke Rockhold stepped in the cage for his UFC debut against Vitor Belfort, he carried the virtual weight of Strikeforce on his shoulders...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 9,769 reads 37 comments

  9. Bellator's Tournament Format Continues to Hold the Promotion Back

    Bjorn Rebney to Ariel Helwani (h/t MMA Fighting), March 26, 2012 : At the same time, it’s critical to have a system in place that ensures our Champions defend their titles as frequently as possible...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 5,491 reads 30 comments

  10. Stefan Struve Cleared to Resume Sparring, Plans Spring UFC Return

    Five months after being diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve that threatened to end his mixed martial arts career, UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is nearing a return to the Octagon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 4,825 reads 29 comments

  11. Keith Kizer Resigns from NSAC, Moves to Role in Nevada Attorney General's Office

    LAS VEGAS — Keith Kizer , who has served as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission from the time of his appointment in 2006, has resigned his position and is moving into a role with the Nevada Attorney General's office...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 20,942 reads 42 comments

  12. Daniel Cormier Avoiding Weighty Issues in Preparation for Rashad Evans Fight

    LAS VEGAS — A week ago, Daniel Cormier weighed 225 pounds. Friday, he weighs 223 pounds. By next Friday, he'll be 219 pounds. In just more than a month, he'll weigh 215 pounds, where he'll begin his actual weight cut...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 30,895 reads 64 comments

  13. Sara McMann: Undaunted, Unafraid and Ready for Ronda Rousey

    LAS VEGAS — Sara McMann would like to make one thing perfectly clear: She is grateful to Ronda Rousey for helping usher women's mixed martial arts into the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 21,047 reads 68 comments

  14. MMA Tweet-O-Rama: Snowden, Dundas and Botter Discuss Faber, Diaz and More

    Hi there. Hope you had a great holiday season, full of presents and family and merriment. But now that we're past all that nonsense, it's time to get down to the very serious business of mixed martial arts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 7,343 reads 13 comments

  15. Dominick Cruz: The Unluckiest Person in Sports

    The past few weeks, I'd been planning a trip to San Diego to spend a few days with the now-former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 14,402 reads 44 comments

  16. Anderson Silva and the Awful Sound I'll Never Forget

    First, there was the sound. If I am somehow lucky enough to live to a ripe and forgetful old age—and even if that old age is filled with joy and laughter—I do not imagine ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 59,203 reads 127 comments

  17. UFC Launches "UFC Fight Pass" Digital Fight Network and Library

    LAS VEGAS—If you dream of the day when you can fire up your television and watch 22 Fedor Emelianenko fights in a single binge sitting, well, your dream is now a reality...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 45,854 reads 32 comments

  18. Shogun Rua Says He's Not Dropping to 185, Will Remain at Light Heavyweight

    Mauricio "Shogun" Rua has heard the calls for him to drop to middleweight for many years. He's still not interested...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 7,761 reads 51 comments

  19. Miesha Tate: Barbie Dolls and Bloodshed

    Resting on her forearms and knees while looking down at the hazy red spot beneath her, Miesha Tate struggled to get her bearings. She wasn't quite sure what the spot was. Truth be told, she wasn't even all that sure what was happening...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 67,074 reads 79 comments

  20. UFC 168: 'Weidman vs. Silva 2' Fight Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    Welcome to the latest biggest UFC event in the entire history of time. That's not true, of course. It will be very difficult for UFC 168 to bypass the fabled UFC 100 event in ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 34,749 reads 53 comments

  21. UFC Website Lists Continued PPV Price Hike for UFC 169, 170

    UPDATE: A UFC representative contacted Bleacher Report and noted that the UFC.tv price listing is a mistake. Pay-per-view prices will go back to the normal $54.95 listing following UFC 168...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 16,017 reads 38 comments

  22. Ronda Rousey's Corner Bets Big Cash on Her to Win Fights

    Heading into next Saturday's UFC 168 event, Ronda Rousey is a heavy favorite to beat Miesha Tate and retain the UFC women's bantamweight championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 30,487 reads 105 comments

  23. Shane Del Rosario Died of Natural Causes, but Drugs Found in System

    Shane Del Rosario died of natural causes after suffering a heart attack on Nov. 26, but the late UFC heavyweight also had traces of cocaine, opiates and THC present in his body at the time of death...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 34,115 reads 49 comments

  24. UFC 168 Preview: Weidman vs. Silva, Rousey vs. Tate Predictions

    Dana White says UFC 168 will be the biggest pay-per-view event in UFC history, according to Dave Doyle of MMAFighting.com . I disagree. I don't think it's going to come remotely close to dethroning UFC 100 as the MMA pay-per-view king...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 32,209 reads 46 comments

  25. Predictions for Every UFC Champ at the End of 2014

    Looking into our collective crystal balls can be a fun experience. I've never been all that great at long-term predictions, and anyone who tells you they are—especially in a volatile sport such as mixed martial arts—is probably a liar...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 26,037 reads 166 comments