1. Dana White vs. Ben Askren Isn't Good for Anyone

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Dana White doesn't like somebody, and he doesn't mind telling anyone who will listen exactly what he thinks. It's that trait that made White one of the biggest stars in the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 21,396 reads 91 comments

  2. The Ultimate Fighter 20 Is Good, and You Should Watch It

    It has been a long time since a season of The Ultimate Fighter felt like a big deal. I am not telling you anything you don't know. This is not a revelation. The Ultimate Fighter has been stuck on "not interesting" for years...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 7,431 reads 36 comments

  3. What's Next for Ronda Rousey? Only One Controversial Fight Makes Sense

    What's next for Ronda Rousey ? There was a time when the answer to that question seemed clear. Back when Rousey was in Strikeforce, we all assumed she'd sign with the UFC, ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 28,224 reads 90 comments

  4. UFC, Bellator Present Friday Night Filled with Mostly Highs and Few Lows

    I wrote earlier this week that Friday night's dueling UFC and Bellator cards were a throwback to the old Monday Night Wars in professional wrestling...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 5,704 reads 7 comments

  5. Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Johnson Closer to Reality? That's Fine with Me.

    At long last, it appears Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson might be headed for a collision course...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 12,889 reads 73 comments

  6. Friday Night Is Alright for (UFC and Bellator) Fighting

    In the late 1990's, when I was a wee lad (or, as the woman I love would so hilariously tell you, back when I was already an elderly man), I used to gather around the television on Monday nights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 15,535 reads 46 comments

  7. UFC 177 Was Low on Star Power but Ended Up Being a Lot of Fun Anyway

    In the end, if you were looking for the UFC's brightest-shining stars, you were never going to find them at UFC 177 . Not after The Curse waylaid Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson and Renan Barao and the rest...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 22,603 reads 58 comments

  8. T.J. Dillashaw Will Beat Renan Barao, and He'll Beat Everyone Else, Too

    In May, I spent four days with T. J. Dillashaw during the lead-up to his UFC bantamweight title fight with Renan Barao . Barao was the UFC's latest pet project at the time...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 5,579 reads 36 comments

  9. UFC Star Tyron Woodley Skeptical of Real Change in Hometown of Ferguson

    Tyron Woodley was on Canfield Drive just two days before Michael Brown was gunned down by police officer Darren Wilson. "I was a one-minute walk away from where it happened," Woodley says...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 10,015 reads 1 comments

  10. Tyron Woodley Wants to Continue Climbing Up the Ladder by Facing Matt Brown

    Tyron Woodley does not care if his ideal next opponent is coming off a loss. He does not care if they are ranked two spots lower than him in the UFC's official rankings ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 13,278 reads 57 comments

  11. Wanderlei Silva No-Shows NAC Disciplinary Meeting, Files Motion to Dismiss

    Thursday's postponement of Wanderlei Silva 's disciplinary hearing in front of the Nevada Athletic Commission added another layer of intrigue to one of the most controversial subjects in mixed martial arts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 7,187 reads 37 comments

  12. Scott Coker Is a Breath of Fresh Air for Bellator MMA

    The June appointment of Scott Coke r as president of Bellator MMA left many wondering what was in store for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts company. There was plenty of optimism...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 4,393 reads 6 comments

  13. Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le: Contrived Insults Are Totally Unnecessary

    If you were looking for a reason to wake up at 6:30 a.m. ET to watch the preliminary card for the UFC's latest return to Macau , China, on Saturday, well, I've got nothing for you...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 12,615 reads 23 comments

  14. Data Bomb: Who Is the UFC's Biggest Pay-Per-View Star?

    We constantly hear discussion of Ronda Rousey or Jon Jones being the UFC's biggest pay-per-view draw. But who really has the correct answer? With Brock Lesnar and Georges St-Pierre—easily ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 11,844 reads 75 comments

  15. Michelle Waterson, the Next Big Star for Women's MMA

    LAS VEGAS — Michelle Waterson , the Invicta Fighting Championships 105-pound champion, is already reaping the benefits of Invicta 's recent broadcast deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 18,948 reads 31 comments

  16. No. 22 Best City to Be a Sports Fan: Houston

    How much does where you live matter as a sports fan? The short answer is: It depends. If you're an Alabama football fan, there's no better place to live than Tuscaloosa. If you're a Red Sox fan, there's no worse place to live than New York City...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 11,681 reads 31 comments

  17. Leaked Jones, Cormier Video Drives UFC 178 Interest Through the Roof

    If there were any lingering doubts in your mind that Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier might be putting on a show for the sole purpose of filling their pockets with your hard-earned cash, well, those fears should be firmly put to rest...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 43,831 reads 156 comments

  18. Chael Sonnen Camp Waiting on Any Response from Nevada Commission

    LAS VEGAS — A lawyer for Chael Sonnen has twice responded to an official letter from the Nevada State Athletic Commission that attempted to prevent Sonnen from competing on Saturday's Metamoris event in Los Angeles...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 13,457 reads 45 comments

  19. Daniel Cormier: 'I'm the Guy Who Can Beat Jon Jones'

    LAS VEGAS — On Monday morning, Daniel Cormier denied that he and Jones had any intentions of staging mock conflicts in order to sell their September 27 fight. "I don't talk to Jon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 18,909 reads 86 comments

  20. Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier Staredown Erupts in MGM Grand Brawl

    LAS VEGAS — The pre-fight festivities between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier went to a new level on Monday morning when a staredown between the ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 296,994 reads 615 comments

  21. Anderson Silva Focused on Return to Octagon, Not Nick Diaz or Titles

    Business as usual. That is the theme for Brazilian middleweight fighter Anderson Silva , though the truth is that life is anything but business as usual...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 28,281 reads 95 comments

  22. Nick Diaz Hates Fighting, but He's Ready to Fight Anyway

    Nick Diaz has always been a little bit different from everyone else in mixed martial arts, and that's why the fans love him. While others are respectful, Diaz is brash and insulting...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 24,839 reads 177 comments

  23. UFC 178: Jones vs. Cormier Is a Majestic Return to Stacked PPV Cards

    On July 11, I wrote a story detailing my wishes for the UFC to return to stacked pay-per-view events . The story was written in the wake of the cancellation of UFC 176...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 26,830 reads 37 comments

  24. Anthony Johnson a Fearsome New Light Heavyweight Force

    A new force has emerged in the UFC's light heavyweight division. The funny thing about Anthony Johnson, who brutally destroyed Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to cement himself as one of ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 20,057 reads 116 comments

  25. Nick Diaz Returning to the UFC Is a Good Thing, for Now

    If there was ever any question that holding out can be good for the career of a mixed martial artist, look no further than the story of Nick Diaz for the answer...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 11,748 reads 105 comments