1. B.J. Penn Still Has The Skills to Compete With the Best Lightweights in the UFC

    I'm not here to tell you if B.J. Penn is going to fight again. But I can tell you what I know after speaking with Penn on Sunday. Or, at least what I think I know. Because with Penn, you are never quite sure...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 8,017 reads 62 comments

  2. UFC 162 Notebook: Making Sense of the Silva vs. Weidman Madness

    LAS VEGAS -- My week-long stay in Vegas had an extra day added to it yesterday, courtesy of a genius decision by someone at United Airlines to overbook my Sunday flight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 7,342 reads 49 comments

  3. UFC 162 Results: B.J. Penn Responds to Anderson Silva's Loss to Chris Weidman

    LAS VEGAS -- Anderson Silva 's loss to Chris Weidman shocked fans and journalists around the world, but it also shocked fighters, including legendary lightweight B.J. Penn...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 56,040 reads 56 comments

  4. UFC 162 Results: Why I'd Rather See Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort

    LAS VEGAS — Most of what you're about to read is predicated on the idea that Anderson Silva does not actually want a rematch with Chris Weidman for the middleweight title...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 19,132 reads 105 comments

  5. UFC 162 Video: What's Next for New UFC Champion Chris Weidman

    LAS VEGAS — Chris Weidman is your new UFC middleweight champion after knocking out Anderson Silva in the second round of the UFC 162 main event...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 100,325 reads 102 comments

  6. UFC 162: What We Learned from Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman

    The greatest fighter in the history of the world, undone by his own arrogance. That's what viewers who tuned into UFC 162 witnessed Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 41,161 reads 107 comments

  7. UFC 162 Video: Chris Weidman Not Surprised at Being Picked to Beat Silva

    LAS VEGAS — Chris Weidman is being given a better chance to win than any Anderson Silva opponent in recent memory...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 7,556 reads 22 comments

  8. UFC 162 Predictions You Can Take to the Bank

    LAS VEGAS — Fight week is here again, which means another week spent in the sweltering Las Vegas sun...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 7,471 reads 20 comments

  9. UFC 162 Veteran Chris Leben Discusses Move to Alliance, Andrew Craig & More

    It's no secret that Chris Leben has endured a wild fighting life. From his days on the initial season of The Ultimate Fighter (where Leben was considered the house drunk ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 3,256 reads 0 comments

  10. Travis Browne: Don't Complain About Pay Once You Sign the UFC Contract

    UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy made a splash earlier this week when he sounded off about fighter pay. This is nothing new. Kennedy wasn't the first to do such a thing, and he certainly won't be the last...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 11,981 reads 40 comments

  11. Bellator Will Continue Stealing the Prime Years of Eddie Alvarez's Career

    Eddie Alvarez, the former Bellator lightweight champion, is a man long believed to be one of the best overall talents not signed to the UFC. His November 19, 2011 loss to Michael Chandler dulled a bit of Alvarez's shiny exterior, to be sure...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 6,335 reads 42 comments

  12. UFC 162 Preview Video: Predicting Silva vs. Weidman and More

    UFC 162 is just around the corner, and with it comes what might be the first title challenger in 2013 to actually deserve his title shot. Chris Weidman isn't Nick Diaz . He's not Chael Sonnen or Frankie Edgar...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 31,962 reads 157 comments

  13. Silva vs. Weidman and More: Power Ranking July's Best UFC Fights

    It's summer time. For some of you, that's good news. It means you can go out to the beach, play a little volleyball and get some much-needed sunshine. For me, summer just means that it's unbearably hot outside...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 11,175 reads 32 comments

  14. Miesha Tate Goes Nude for ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'

    Ronda Rousey may be a trailblazer in the world of women's mixed martial arts, but Miesha Tate is no slouch when it comes to achieving her own level of mainstream fame...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 28,880 reads 48 comments

  15. Seth Petruzelli Retires Following Bellator 96 Knockout Loss to King Mo Lawal

    Seth Petruzelli 's pro mixed martial arts career began on August 26, 2000 in Jacksonville, about four hours from his hometown of Coral Springs. It ended in Thackerville , Okla...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 8,694 reads 6 comments

  16. Bellator's Bjorn Rebney Weighs in On Roy Nelson to Bellator Talk

    A few weeks back, I posited that there was zero chance the UFC would allow Roy Nelson to leave the fold and sign with rival Bellator...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 10,291 reads 39 comments

  17. Jacob Volkmann Recounts Blackout and Seizure Prior to WSOF 3 Bout

    I've heard plenty of horror stories that come as a result of a weight cut gone bad in mixed martial arts. Most fighters who undertake a weight cut have done so before...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 5,105 reads 10 comments

  18. UFC Says UFC on Fox Sports 1 Not in Danger of Cancellation

    The MMA world can breathe a sigh of relief: The Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to Boston after all. On Tuesday morning, I passed along a report from the Boston Herald that stated that the UFC's first trip back to Boston since Aug...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 4,187 reads 9 comments

  19. UFC and EA Sports Team up to Create the Most Realistic MMA Game Ever

    EA Sports UFC is one of the most highly anticipated sports games being developed for the next generation of home video game consoles. The XBox One and PlayStation 4 are due out in the fall...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 16,817 reads 34 comments

  20. Exclusive: Chael Sonnen Details History, Beef with LeBron James

    One week ago, UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen appeared on The Jim Rome Show on the cable network Showtime...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 309,294 reads 586 comments

  21. Benson Henderson Takes to Facebook to Report, Vilify New UFC Dress Code

    The UFC apparently has a new official dress code for fighters (and other television talent) who are traveling on the UFC's dime for publicity tours and other marketing related events...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 22,680 reads 107 comments

  22. UFC on Fox Sports 1 No. 1 in Danger of Cancellation Due to Social Security Flaw

    We're still two months away from the UFC's debut on the much-hyped Fox Sports 1 cable channel, but if a report from Tuesday morning's Boston Herald is any indication, the show could be in danger of not happening at all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 18,193 reads 67 comments

  23. Anthony Pettis or T.J. Grant: Who Deserves to face Benson Henderson?

    The saga of Anthony Pettis and his quest for a UFC title shot continues. It started back in December 2010 when Pettis defeated Benson Henderson (using the now-infamous Showtime Kick) to become the final WEC lightweight champion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 6,599 reads 91 comments

  24. Keith Kizer's Support of Mazzagatti Will Eventually Hurt Mixed Martial Arts

    Stop me if you've heard this one: Dana White doesn't think Steve Mazzagatti should be allowed to act as referee during major mixed martial arts bouts, and he's sharing that opinion with anyone who will listen...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 4,876 reads 30 comments

  25. UFC 161: What We Learned from Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson

    What can we possibly learn when two veterans of the light heavyweight division face off in a fight that would determine which of them would remain near title contention and which one ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 29,973 reads 56 comments