1. Dana White: 'Rory MacDonald Will Fight Georges St-Pierre'

    Georges St-Pierre and Rory MacDonald will fight. So said UFC president Dana White anyway, but that's probably news to the welterweight champion and his Tristar training partner...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 17,640 reads 73 comments

  2. The Friendship and Rivalry of Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen

    LAS VEGAS — Rashad Evans , former light heavyweight champion of the world, sits on a plastic chair on the stage of the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand. He is covered in sweat...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 8,487 reads 20 comments

  3. Georges St-Pierre, Royce Gracie and the Thrill of Honoring MMA's Past

    LAS VEGAS—Georges St-Pierre can trace a direct line from November 12, 1993, all the way to November 16, 2013...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 10,589 reads 24 comments

  4. The Buzz List: The 5 Hottest, Most Controversial MMA Topics for 11/12-11/18

    The UFC is rolling out the red carpet in Las Vegas this week. The occasion: celebrating 20 years since the birth of the company, way back in 1993...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 5,206 reads 7 comments

  5. UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks Main Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    First, here's my standard introduction for this series: Gambling on mixed martial arts, like anything else in life, is about assuming risks. But we have the ability to negate those risks, or at least minimize them, by carefully selecting our plays...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 63,401 reads 78 comments

  6. UFC Fight Night 32: What We Learned from Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson II

    There is always one major storyline leading into any Vitor Belfort fight: testosterone-replacement therapy. It is a hotly debated subject by fans and media looking for any way to explain Belfort's career resurgence at age 36...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 24,677 reads 107 comments

  7. Tim Kennedy vs. Michael Bisping? Yeah, That Sounds About Right

    Fresh off the biggest win of his career over Rafael Natal at UFC Fight for the Troops 3, Tim Kennedy wasted little time in setting his sights on a new opponent. Well, truth be told, he wasted a little time...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 12,643 reads 76 comments

  8. Ronda Rousey Needs to Dial Back the Insane-O-Meter a Few Notches

    People say crazy things in mixed martial arts—just like they do in any other sport or walk of life. This is not new, nor is it exclusive to athletes or others involved in different forms of entertainment...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 151,835 reads 345 comments

  9. Tim Kennedy on Machida Miss, Fighting for the Troops and War

    "I will never leave Austin," Tim Kennedy tells me. "You should know better." He has a point. I should know better. I know how much Kennedy loves the quirky Texas state capital, and I know how much he loves breakfast tacos and barbecue...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 3,230 reads 2 comments

  10. Junior dos Santos Somehow Still Hasn't Learned a Thing About Cain Velasquez

    Over the past year, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has twice stepped in the cage with current champ Cain Velasquez for championship fights. Ten rounds...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 32,111 reads 170 comments

  11. Football Manager 14 Review: There Goes My Social Life

    It is 3:32 a.m., and I am still awake. At this moment, I am filled with anger and a little bit of self-loathing. I stopped drinking sodas years ago, but three empty cans sit beside my keyboard...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 5,922 reads 9 comments

  12. UFC 169: A Super Bowl Weekend Event Unlike Any Other, but Is That a Good Thing?

    Tuesday's news that the UFC's traditional Super Bowl weekend event—held not in Las Vegas this time around, but in Newark— would feature a pair of lower-weight title ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 15,373 reads 56 comments

  13. UFC 169: Super Bowl Weekend Show Adds Cruz vs. Barao, Aldo vs. Lamas

    The UFC's traditional Super Bowl weekend event—typically held in Las Vegas but headed to New Jersey this year to coincide with broadcast partner Fox's coverage of the big game—has a main event...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 17,400 reads 133 comments

  14. Lyoto Machida Wants to Fight Vitor Belfort After Beating Mark Munoz

    All too often, fans of mixed martial arts don't get to see the fights they want because of injuries or contract disputes or because fighters are training partners and don't want to face each other...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 7,917 reads 65 comments

  15. The Buzz List: The 5 Hottest, Most Controversial MMA Topics for 10/28-11/3

    What you'll find in the following slides is not anything resembling fighter rankings. We've got plenty of those already...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 19,790 reads 19 comments

  16. Dana White Ready to Book Jimi Manuwa vs. Big Name Opponent in the United States

    There comes a time in the life of many English mixed martial artists when fighting near home just isn't good enough anymore...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 11,306 reads 35 comments

  17. Cain Velasquez's Camp Denies Reports of Broken Jaw from Texas Commission

    The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is historically known as one of the worst commissions in all of combat sports. This is not a new thing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 10,111 reads 34 comments

  18. UFC Confirms Returns to Chicago, Vegas; 35 Events Scheduled in 2014

    The UFC's schedule of events in 2014 will be larger than ever before—but only slightly. UFC President Dana White appeared on Fox Sports Live  Wednesday night to detail his promotion's plans for the next calendar year...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 17,489 reads 29 comments

  19. Cain Velasquez vs. Jon Jones in 2014? Don't Hold Your Breath

    Two years ago, the thinking went a little something like this: Jon Jones was so good, and so young, that it was only a matter of time before he'd clean out the UFC's light heavyweight division and move up to challenge the biggest men in the sport...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 21,155 reads 109 comments

  20. The Buzz List: The 5 Hottest, Most Controversial MMA Topics for 10/21-10/27

    Welcome to The Buzz List. First, an introduction (in case you missed the last edition): What you'll find in the following slides is not anything resembling fighter rankings. We've got plenty of those already...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 21,563 reads 38 comments

  21. UFC 166 Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3: Phantom Cam Slo-Mo Highlights

    Reliving Saturday's historic UFC 166 event will never get old. If it wasn't the best event in history, as Dana White said following the conclusion of the thrilling card, it will certainly go down as one of the best...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 20,127 reads 24 comments

  22. UFC Fight Night 30: Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz Betting Odds & Predictions

    With one of the greatest events in mixed martial arts history in the books, it's time to turn our gaze towards Manchester and this Saturday's " UFC Fight Night 30 : Machida vs. Munoz" fight card...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 16,556 reads 28 comments

  23. Cain Velasquez: What 2014 Could Have in Store for the Heavyweight Champion

    It's safe to say that few people would dispute that Cain Velasquez is the best heavyweight in the world. Not after his UFC 166 performance against Junior dos Santos, anyway...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 38,073 reads 73 comments

  24. UFC 166 Notebook: A Night of Enduring Human Spirit

    HOUSTON — There was a moment, at some point during the fourth round of the UFC 166 main event between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, when I noticed that my internal monologue had changed tone in a drastic way...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 11,159 reads 9 comments

  25. UFC 166 Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3: What's Next for Cain Velasquez?

    HOUSTON -- What's next for UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez ? UFC President Dana White said on Saturday night that it will likely be Fabricio Werdum...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 24,734 reads 35 comments