1. Glory 11 Diary, Day 2: The Crowning of a New Heavyweight King

    CHICAGO -- More than anything, the two things I will remember from this night were the liver kick and the left hook. If you watched Glory 11 on Spike TV, you know the liver kick...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 12,555 reads 12 comments

  2. Glory 11 Diary, Day 1: How the Kickboxers Invaded Chicago

    CHICAGO — It is 6:05 p.m., and Daniel Sam's considerable frame is taking up the majority of the hallway that leads to my room at the Marriott. When I say that Sam is a large man, what I really mean is that he is a giant...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 5,147 reads 4 comments

  3. Bjorn Rebney Promises to Let Ben Askren Leave with Guaranteed UFC Title Shot

    Watching Ben Askren fight has never been the most entertaining thing in the world. This is not an insult; I've long stated that I enjoy watching his special brand of wrestling-based dominance...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 21,465 reads 115 comments

  4. Dana White Says Rousimar Palhares Is 'Done' in the UFC

    For Rousimar Palhares, the decision to hold a heel hook against Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29 was a costly one. Palhares, who scored the night's only submission, was denied a $50,000 bonus on Wednesday for "unsportsmanlike conduct...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 332,738 reads 354 comments

  5. 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 17,611 reads 60 comments

  6. 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 7,267 reads 82 comments

  7. 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 24,624 reads 222 comments

  8. 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 5,655 reads 15 comments

  9. 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 2,599 reads 3 comments

  10. 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 5,001 reads 7 comments

  11. 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 15,543 reads 28 comments

  12. 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 6,909 reads 14 comments

  13. 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 19,724 reads 80 comments

  14. 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 14,862 reads 100 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 5,817 reads 11 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 12,591 reads 59 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 31,017 reads 335 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 41,141 reads 58 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 6,408 reads 18 comments

  20. 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 over 1 year ago 28,825 reads 266 comments

  21. 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 over 1 year ago 41,059 reads 229 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 6,368 reads 31 comments

  23. 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 over 1 year ago 4,889 reads 25 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 58,020 reads 55 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 11,756 reads 44 comments