1. UFC Installing Time Restrictions on Interim Title Belts Is a Good Thing

    The Dominick Cruz saga hasn't benefited anyone. Not Cruz, certainly. The bantamweight champion has been out of action for over two years. Two years and seven days, to be precise, and you can be sure Cruz is painfully aware of the number...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 17,538 reads 60 comments

  2. UFC Fight Night 29: With a Win, Demian Maia Should Receive Shot at GSP

    I vividly remember Demian Maia 's UFC debut back in October 2007. It was UFC 77, and the one enduring memory I'll carry from that night—aside from Anderson Silva face-blasting ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 7,238 reads 82 comments

  3. Ben Askren Isn't Retiring; Instead, He Wants to 'Beat Up GSP'

    Ben Askren is stuck in a kind of limbo. This is what happens when Bellator Fighting Championship allows your contract to expire and then tells you to go get an offer from the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 24,621 reads 222 comments

  4. BJJ Legend Robert Drysdale Makes UFC Debut vs. Cody Donovan at UFC 167

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu phenom Robert Drysdale will make his long-awaited UFC debut in November at UFC 167 , according to MMA Junkie ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 5,594 reads 15 comments

  5. Thales Leites Replaces Rafael Natal, Faces Ed Herman at UFC 167

    After a fight-card shuffle that saw Lyoto Machida replace the injured Michael Bisping against Mark Munoz (and Rafael Natal, who was scheduled to face Ed Herman, step in to replace ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 2,543 reads 3 comments

  6. Jim Miller vs. Fabricio Camoes Added to Year-End UFC 168 Fight Card

    Former highly ranked UFC lightweight Jim Miller will return to the Octagon at December's UFC 168 event in a bout against Fabricio Camoes . The promotion announced the bout via Twitter on Wednesday night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 4,957 reads 7 comments

  7. Sergio Pettis vs. Vaughan Lee in the Works for November's UFC 167

    Just 24 hours after the news of his signing with the UFC broke, much-hyped American mixed martial arts prospect Sergio Pettis has an opponent for his UFC debut...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 15,485 reads 28 comments

  8. Lavar Johnson Makes Dumb Mistake in Failing to Reveal TRT Usage

    Lavar Johnson's last few appearances in the Ultimate Fighting Championship were nothing much to write home about...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 6,895 reads 14 comments

  9. Sergio Pettis Signs with the UFC, Debuts at November's UFC 167

    One of the brightest and most popular mixed martial arts prospects in the United States has finally stepped into the limelight offered by the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 19,675 reads 80 comments

  10. Anderson Silva Would Quit Fighting If Forced to Face Lyoto Machida, Jacare Souza

    Anderson Silva made a habit of telling the world he doesn't want to fight Brazilians after beating Vitor Belfort at UFC 126 in February 2011...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 14,763 reads 100 comments

  11. UFC Middleweight Tim Kennedy Shows You How to Accomplish Things on Twitter

    Friday was not a good day for Tim Kennedy. When he woke up in the morning, Kennedy was scheduled to face Lyoto Machida , himself freshly removed from the light heavyweight division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 5,764 reads 11 comments

  12. UFC in October 2013: The Top 10 Fights to Watch

    September 2013 hasn't been a great month to be a mixed martial arts fan, at least for those of you who crave non-stop action. Okay, we did get one of the best fights in the history of the sport...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 12,622 reads 59 comments

  13. No Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson Rematch? That's the Dumbest Thing Ever

    Well, this certainly isn't the way you want to kick off a Thursday morning: Before I delve into the various instinctual responses my body went through upon reading that news, ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 30,913 reads 335 comments

  14. Video: The Top 5 Fights Remaining in 2013

    How lucky are we? After a 2012 that saw main events (and entire fight cards, in the case of UFC 151) canceled due to repeated injuries, 2013 is set to close out with a bang...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 41,042 reads 58 comments

  15. The Buzz List: The 9 Hottest, Most Controversial MMA Topics for 9/9-9/24

    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 1 year ago 6,375 reads 18 comments

  16. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustaffson: What We Learned from UFC 165 Main Event

    Jon Jones is the prototype for a new generation of mixed martial artists. He's evolving into a mainstream and cultural celebrity and has truly come into his own over the past two years...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 28,752 reads 266 comments

  17. The Beautiful Mind of Jon 'Bones' Jones

    At first, we didn't notice how different he was. We saw his enormous physical gifts against Stephan Bonnar and Jake O'Brien, two durable veterans who wilted under his surprising strength...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 41,001 reads 229 comments

  18. Barnett vs. Browne, the Battle to Determine the Next UFC Heavyweight Contender

    As heavyweight title contender fights go, Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne—which the UFC recently added to an already-stacked UFC 168 fight card —is one fans can be reasonably happy with...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 6,351 reads 31 comments

  19. Renan Barao May Never Get the Chance to Prove He's the True Best in the World

    Renan "Barao" Pegado might be the most quietly impressive champion in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 4,850 reads 25 comments

  20. UFC 165: Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson Main Card Betting Odds and Prediction

    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 1 year ago 57,976 reads 55 comments

  21. UFC 165 Preview Video: Has Jon Jones Met His Match in the Octagon?

    "Greatness within reach." That's the UFC's marketing slogan for UFC 165, which takes place next week from Toronto. Greatness within reach...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 11,754 reads 44 comments

  22. Stop the Drama: Frankie Edgar vs. BJ Penn Isn't Pointless

    Ariel Helwani's announcement on UFC Tonight on Wednesday ( h/t Fox Sports ) that former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn would be returning from a brief pseudo-retirement ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 11,993 reads 112 comments

  23. TUF Veteran Myles Jury Loves UFC 165 Fight with Mike Ricci

    UFC lightweight Myles "Fury" Jury is undefeated since making his UFC debut just over a year ago, but he'll face the toughest test of his young career when he goes into hostile Canadian territory to square off against Mike Ricci at UFC 165 in Toronto...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 2,228 reads 2 comments

  24. Matt Riddle Retires from MMA, but Is Money Really to Blame?

    Matthew Riddle announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Monday at the ripe old age of 27. Riddle, who debuted on the national scene on Season 7 of The Ultimate Fighter ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 12,902 reads 76 comments

  25. Bellator Continues Charade by Potentially Allowing Ben Askren to Walk

    Ben Askren is the Bellator welterweight champion. By just about any measure, he's been the most dominant fighter in the short history of the company. Granted, much of the dominance has come at the expense of viewer entertainment...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 9,538 reads 35 comments