1. John Howard Thinks Uriah Hall Is Good, but Perhaps a Little Overrated

    John Howard hasn't competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship since a 2011 loss to Matt Brown capped a three-fight losing streak and sent him packing from the world's biggest promotion all the way to the minor leagues around the United States...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 5,913 reads 47 comments

  2. Rousimar Palhares Plans to Shed Tons of Muscle, Drop to Welterweight

    It's a sad day, of sorts: Rousimar Palhares is planning a drop to welterweight, and that means we'll marvel no more at his incredible ability to pack 250 pounds of muscle on a frame that's much more suited for featherweight than middleweight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 872 reads 2 comments

  3. For Tito Ortiz, More Injury Excuses Are Par for the Course

    Like me, there are plenty of you who years ago gave up the quest to make sense of the things that often come out of Tito Ortiz 's mouth...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 11,472 reads 71 comments

  4. Dan Henderson's Coach: Vitor Belfort Will Regret Asking for This Fight

    What to do with Vitor Belfort? That's one of the more pressing questions on the mind of UFC president Dana White these days. Belfort has four consecutive wins at middleweight, with three of those wins coming by knockout...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 19,831 reads 118 comments

  5. Anthony Pettis Says Aldo's Coach Is Stupid for Claiming He Faked Injury

    Anthony Pettis isn't even scheduled to face Jose Aldo , and still the barbs are flying between their respective camps...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 12,364 reads 57 comments

  6. Jose Aldo vs. Chan-Sung Jung: What We Learned from UFC 163 Main Event

    Before Jose Aldo and Chan-Sung Jung even stepped in the cage, we learned something important from UFC 163 . Or rather, we solidified something that should no longer surprise us...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 27,765 reads 165 comments

  7. Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos Ratchet UFC 166 Promotional Hype in Houston

    I pulled up to the Toyota Center at 12:10 p.m. CT on Thursday afternoon, a full 50 minutes before Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos were scheduled to hit the floor for an open workout session designed to promote their Oct...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 7,791 reads 35 comments

  8. Bellator Makes Great Decision with Rampage Jackson vs. Tito Ortiz on PPV

    In the moment, it felt like an old-school professional wrestling surprise. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, a recent dual signee of Viacom's Bellator and TNA Impact Wrestling brands, ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 21,288 reads 131 comments

  9. UFC 163: Previewing Aldo vs. Korean Zombie, Machida vs. Davis

    Are you excited about Saturday's UFC 163 event? If not, I totally understand. Saturday's event is long on purchase price and short on the kind of top-to-bottom pay-per-view excellence that we've come to expect from the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 9,883 reads 23 comments

  10. UFC 163 Predictions You Can Take to the Bank

    I can't remember a time when an upcoming UFC pay-per-view had as little buzz going for it as Saturday's UFC 163 fight card. I get it. I can't blame you for being underwhelmed by the UFC's latest return trip to Brazil...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 15,190 reads 70 comments

  11. Rory MacDonald, Jake Ellenberger and Sports vs. Entertainment

    I realized something while watching UFC on Fox last Saturday night. The co-main event between Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger had just ended, with MacDonald named the winner by decision...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 5,289 reads 61 comments

  12. Mayhem Miller Unloads on Dana White, Says He's Killing the Sport of MMA

    If there's one thing we've learned to expect from Jason "Mayhem" Miller over the years, it's this: We have no idea what to expect from Mayhem Miller. That trait has made him one of the more well-loved cult figures in mixed martial arts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 12,049 reads 60 comments

  13. UFC on Fox 8: What We Learned from Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga

    John Moraga was an unheralded challenger heading into his flyweight title fight with Demetrious Johnson at UFC on Fox 8 from Seattle...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 15,335 reads 10 comments

  14. Biogenesis MMA Names Aren't the First, and They Won't Be the Last

    It was only a matter of time. If you're not the type who follow sports outside of mixed martial arts, here's a brief recap of the Biogenesis scandal that has sent the baseball world reeling over the past few months...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 10,722 reads 24 comments

  15. UFC on Fox 8 Preview: Breaking Down Johnson vs. Moraga, MacDonald/Ellenberger

    The UFC returns to Seattle on Saturday night with an action-packed card that will be topped off by a fast-paced flyweight title bout...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 6,568 reads 12 comments

  16. Chael Sonnen Moves Training Camp to Mark Munoz's Reign Training Center

    After spending the majority of his career training near his West Linn, Ore., home, former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen revealed he has moved to Reign Training Center in Orange County...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 8,599 reads 25 comments

  17. Brian Melancon Replaces Injured Paulo Thiago, Meets Kelvin Gastelum

    After making a big splash in his UFC debut earlier this month, Brian Melancon isn't wasting any time returning to the Octagon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 1,680 reads 15 comments

  18. Daniel Cormier Details the Real Reason He Can't Wait to Fight Roy Nelson

    Above all, Daniel Cormier would like to stress that he's never had a problem with Roy Nelson in the past...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 17,770 reads 113 comments

  19. UFC on Fox 8: Predictions You Can Take to the Bank

    The last time the UFC hit Seattle, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson watched the action from a prime seat in the crowd...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 10,049 reads 46 comments

  20. B.J. Penn Talks a Potential Return to the UFC's Octagon and Fatherhood

    B.J. Penn is one of the most popular fighters in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The legendary lightweight and welterweight has been on the sidelines since being overwhelmed by Rory MacDonald last December...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 10,932 reads 36 comments

  21. Nick Diaz Continues Being Nick Diaz, No-Shows Scheduled Interview

    Oh, Nick Diaz . When will you ever learn? Or perhaps the real question is not when Diaz will learn, but if he will learn at all. Diaz has a long history of simply not showing up for things he's scheduled for...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 21,895 reads 202 comments

  22. The 10 August UFC Fights You Don't Want to Miss

    The dog days of summer are almost over. After July's relative lack of fights —we had the thrilling high of UFC 162 and Anderson Silva 's very public dethroning at the hands of Chris Weidman and then...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 17,815 reads 55 comments

  23. Fox Sports 1 Programming Needs Honesty Even When Reporting on UFC

    There's no question that next month's launch of Fox Sports 1 is an important milestone for the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 7,184 reads 36 comments

  24. Benson Henderson, Anthony Pettis and the Art of Letting Go

    Standing in the center of the cage, Benson Henderson wasn't quite sure what to expect. He'd just gone five rounds with Anthony Pettis in the main event of the final World Extreme Cagefighting event...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 9,478 reads 28 comments

  25. Rory MacDonald, Georges St-Pierre on a Championship Collision Course

    In late 2011, I was in Toronto covering UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida for my former employer. I remember plenty about that week...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 8,189 reads 35 comments