1. Will Brooks Just Wants to Have Fun

    Though he cannot be absolutely sure, Will Brooks reckons the first fight he ever saw likely featured his older sister. Brooks lived in Chicago with his mom, sister and brother...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 3,683 reads 4 comments

  2. Gadelha vs. Lahdemaki a Landmark Moment for UFC; Here Come the Strawweights

    Claudia Gadelha stood on one side of the Octagon, Tina Lahdemaki on the other. UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik welcomed viewers watching on Fight Pass to "beautiful Atlantic City,” ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 12,631 reads 39 comments

  3. 3 Reasons We Don't Need Rousey vs. Carano...and 1 Reason We Do

    Gina Carano isn't a fighter. She hasn't been a fighter since 2010. And she lost her last fight. If you're like me, your last memory of Gina Carano as a mixed martial artist ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 14,607 reads 122 comments

  4. UFC Needs to Return to Stacked PPV Cards for Year-End Event

    UFC fans have grown spoiled over the years. This is not debatable. It is fact. Diehard fans of any sport will find a way to argue anything, and I am being quite literal in my usage of the term "literal...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 12,549 reads 45 comments

  5. The State of the UFC Middleweight Division

    We've taken a look at the state of the UFC's heavyweight , light heavyweight , welterweight and lightweight divisions...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 18,039 reads 98 comments

  6. In Loss to Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida's Legacy Grows

    He sat in the corner on a hard stool, blood streaming down his face, drawing heaving breaths between sips of water. A cutman worked on a deep gash above his left eye...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 74,064 reads 388 comments

  7. Chris Weidman Can Close TRT Era in UFC by Beating Vitor Belfort

    In dispatching Lyoto Machida at UFC 175, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman proved he's the best middleweight in the world. This may seem obvious. Weidman was already the middleweight champion, after all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 17,732 reads 121 comments

  8. Ronda Rousey Cements Her Place as Most Terrifying Woman on Earth

    Ronda Rousey , the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star, sent her fame soaring to unprecedented heights with a 16-second knockout win over Alexis Davis at UFC 175. It wasn't just the speed, though there was plenty of that...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 55,965 reads 421 comments

  9. Ronda Rousey, UFC's Biggest Star, Prepared for UFC 175 Challenge from Davis

    Ronda Rousey is the biggest star in the known universe. This may not be the most truthful statement ever written. But it feels that way, here in one of the many rooms that make up the Mandalay Bay Events Center...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 22,884 reads 81 comments

  10. Weidman vs. Machida Is an Excellent Fight, but Will Anyone Watch?

    As far as main events go, you're not going to find many better than Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida . The middleweight title fight headlines this Saturday's UFC 175 event in Las Vegas...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 22,946 reads 159 comments

  11. Chael Sonnen's Latest Failed Drug Test Casts a Shadow over His Entire Career

    Until the very end, there were many who wanted to believe in Chael Sonnen . You've heard me say this before, but I will say it again: Sonnen is one of the nicest people you'll meet in mixed martial arts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 20,599 reads 191 comments

  12. Fantasy UFC 175 Fight Card: Combining Multiple UFC Events into 1 Big PPV

    The UFC, in its ever-increasing attempts at expanding its brand around the globe, is running a lot of shows. This is an unarguable point. Whether or not you believe it is running too many events comes down to your own personal preference...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 6,290 reads 7 comments

  13. The State of the UFC Light Heavyweight Division

    We've taken a look at the UFC's heavyweight , lightweight and welterweight divisions. Today, we move down to what has historically been considered the UFC's marquee division: the light heavyweights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 7,815 reads 12 comments

  14. The State of the UFC Heavyweight Division

    We've already taken a look at the state of the UFC's welterweight and lightweight divisions. Today, we turn our eyes to the big boys in the heavyweight division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 25,702 reads 88 comments

  15. The State of the UFC Lightweight Division

    The UFC's Lightweight Championship has been on ice for nearly a year due to recurring injuries suffered by champ Anthony Pettis , and it could be another year before anyone not named Gilbert Melendez earns a title shot...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 21,865 reads 56 comments

  16. Scott Coker Officially Announced as Bellator President After Rebney Departure

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Scott Coker, who created and promoted fights under the Strikeforce banner from 1985 to 2013, was officially introduced as the ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 12,084 reads 53 comments

  17. Sonnen Suspended, Silva Explains His Side of the Story at NAC Meeting

    Retired mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen was handed a temporary suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday, and a hearing will be held on a future date to determine his official punishment...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 49,252 reads 113 comments

  18. The State of the UFC Welterweight Division

    Georges St-Pierre's decision to walk away from the Ultimate Fighting Championship may have been met with groans from fans and from the halls of the UFC's office. But for the rest of the fighters inhabiting the division, it has been a blessing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 18,190 reads 67 comments

  19. Rory MacDonald Emerges from GSP's Shadow with Dominant UFC 174 Win

    Rory MacDonald was once an afterthought of sorts. He has made significant progress each time he's stepped in the Octagon and has always been considered a fighter who might easily be a future champion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 9,698 reads 75 comments

  20. Tyron Woodley: 'I Should Be the UFC Champion This Year'

    A year ago, Tyron Woodley sat at a table across from me at a hotel in freezing Montreal. One month prior, Woodley had made his UFC debut. It was an emphatic one...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 9,296 reads 135 comments

  21. Demetrious Johnson Casts Eye Toward Future, Still Has Things to Prove at 125

    Demetrious Johnson is an avid gamer, and so it is a little upsetting for him that the Electronic Entertainment Expo—or E3, in the parlance of those who follow such things—is ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 4,821 reads 10 comments

  22. Daniel Cormier on Floyd Mayweather, Jon Jones and Being a Great Heel

    LAS VEGAS — It is 6:11 p.m. on Thursday, June 5. Over on Sahara, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones strolls into the offices of his promoter for a meeting with UFC President Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 20,265 reads 45 comments

  23. Johnson vs. Bagautinov: Complete Guide to UFC 174 Fight Card

    It has been three years, nearly to the day, since the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its one-Octagon circus last rolled into Vancouver...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 13,422 reads 34 comments

  24. UFC Fight Night 42: Russian Accents, Fishhooks and the Worst Decision Ever

    There is something in the air in Albuquerque, or perhaps it is in the water. Or perhaps it is nowhere at all. The popularity of the AMC show "Breaking Bad" led to scores of jokes about the Albuquerque desert...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 18,583 reads 123 comments

  25. Two Brothers

    Jeff and Barry Meyer grew up in one of the nice parts of Chicago, where money begat nice shopping malls and nice schools and nice kids wearing nice clothes. They were karate kids...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 years ago 3,529 reads 2 comments