1. Jessica Aguilar Ready for Life in the UFC, Wants Immediate Title Shot

    Jessica Aguilar knew what her future held from the moment the UFC announced the addition of its strawweight division in early 2014. At the time, she was content in her deal with World Series of Fighting...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 hours ago 7,390 reads 26 comments

  2. Luke Rockhold: I'm Better Than Chris Weidman Everywhere

    Luke Rockhold would like to make one thing absolutely clear: Chris Weidman 's win over Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 on Saturday did nothing to diminish the reigning middleweight champion's standing in his eyes...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 days ago 16,871 reads 160 comments

  3. Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold Should Be Next, and Anything Else Is Dumb

    After Chris Weidman ’s smashing defeat of Vitor Belfort on Saturday night, only one fight makes sense. Luke Rockhold , the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, is in the middle of a four-fight winning streak...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 days ago 17,510 reads 133 comments

  4. UFC 187: What We Learned, Loved and Hated

    UFC 187 is now in the books, and our summer of UFC overload is just beginning. But in a sea of what should be mostly memorable UFC events seemingly every weekend for the next four ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 days ago 18,691 reads 64 comments

  5. UFC 187: Daniel Cormier's Golden Dream Finally Becomes a Reality

    LAS VEGAS — It didn't happen the way he wanted the first time around. And maybe the second time around isn't exactly what he'd envisioned, either, after he lost to Jon Jones in January...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 days ago 31,793 reads 210 comments

  6. Chris Weidman Won't Back Down

    LAS VEGAS — It is Thursday night, and The Ultimate Fighter gym is packed. Daniel Cormier and his team are swarthed in towels, sitting in the sauna near the entrance and pouring volumes of sweat onto the floor...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 days ago 19,477 reads 137 comments

  7. Johnson vs. Cormier: A Complete Guide to UFC 187

    UFC 187 isn't what it once was, but it's still pretty good. That's a familiar refrain for all mixed martial arts fans these days. Rarely does an anticipated UFC card come off without a hitch...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 days ago 16,600 reads 36 comments

  8. Mark Munoz Writes Deserving Fairy-Tale Ending to His MMA Career

    If you need any more proof that Mark Munoz is one of the most beloved athletes in mixed martial arts, you need look no further than UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik handing the fighter ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 14 days ago 19,138 reads 25 comments

  9. NAC's New PED Punishments Perfect, but Marijuana Rules Are Ridiculous

    The sweeping changes instituted by the Nevada Athletic Commission during a Friday meeting will forever alter the way it punishes users of performance-enhancing drugs. It has been a long time coming...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 15 days ago 32,633 reads 218 comments

  10. There Is Only One Ronda Rousey

    Ronda Rousey , the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star, is once again leading headlines. And rightly so. This time, it's twofold. She's on the cover of Sports Illustrated , which is still a big thing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 18 days ago 12,793 reads 109 comments

  11. UFC: The State of the Heavyweight Division

    There's no gentle way to put it: The UFC's heavyweight division is old. Like, really old. The average age of the current Top Five heavyweights, per the latest set of UFC rankings ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 19 days ago 23,004 reads 75 comments

  12. Even with Loss to Stipe Miocic, the Legendary Heart of Mark Hunt Grows

    Over the past five years, Mark Hunt has morphed from an also-ran whom the UFC tried to pay to stay away from the Octagon into a heavyweight contender who could always be counted on ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 20 days ago 18,066 reads 35 comments

  13. UFC Reveals Reebok Pay Tiers That Aren't All That Great

    When the UFC announced its new Athlete Outfitting Policy earlier this year, all we could do was take a "wait and see" approach. We knew it was a seismic shift for the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 23 days ago 23,530 reads 150 comments

  14. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Backlash Is Not a Win for the UFC

    When all is said and done, Saturday night's boxing megafight between Floyd Mayeather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will go down as not just the richest combat sports event in history, but one of the most lucrative sporting events to ever take place...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 26 days ago 92,313 reads 401 comments

  15. The Question: What Should Happen with Jon Jones When He Returns to the UFC?

    The news cycle for Jon Jones is slowly going dark, at least until his legal process plays out in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We don't know what he's facing there, and we don't know if he'll serve any sort of prison time...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 29 days ago 39,430 reads 206 comments

  16. UFC's Decision to Strip Jones of Title Could Be the Biggest Moment of His Life

    The UFC's decision to strip Jon Jones of its light heavyweight championship , and to suspend him indefinitely, was one of the more difficult and gut-wrenching decisions it's made since Zuffa purchased the promotion in January 2001...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 25,202 reads 175 comments

  17. Johnson vs. Horiguchi: A Complete Guide to UFC 186

    There's no nice way to say this, so I'm going to just come out with it: UFC 186 is not the UFC's best pay-per-view offering...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 13,350 reads 45 comments

  18. UFC on Fox 15: Paige VanZant Makes the Most of Her Time in Prime Time

    We said—and I include myself here — that she didn't deserve the things she was getting. We said she received too much, too soon. She landed an exclusive Reebok deal before the champion in her division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 26,059 reads 96 comments

  19. Bellator's Signing of Phil Davis Could Be Far More Important Than We Realize

    The news that Phil Davis has agreed to a multiyear deal with Bellator should not come as a surprise to anyone...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 34,059 reads 118 comments

  20. UFC on Fox 15: VanZant vs. Herrig Could Determine Next Title Challenger

    Saturday's UFC on Fox event from New Jersey is a breath of fresh air. It is a beacon shining in the night, smack dab in the middle of a mostly dreadful Fight Pass card and UFC 186, ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 8,094 reads 31 comments

  21. What We Learned, Loved and Hated from Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 Fight Card

    When the UFC debuts in a new market, it is usually a cause for celebration. Fans thirsty for the world's biggest fight promotion are finally satiated...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 19,556 reads 52 comments

  22. The 10 Best and Worst Moments of Mirko Cro Cop's Career

    On Saturday, legendary Croatian striker Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic returns to the Octagon for the first time since 2011. He is 40 years old and has been fighting since 2001. Over the past few years, he became an afterthought...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 6,037 reads 17 comments

  23. The Question: Should Zuffa Cancel Depleted UFC 186 Card?

    UFC 186, the latest in a string of utterly cursed fight cards, took another hit on Tuesday morning when a New Jersey judge granted an injunction to Bellator that will prevent Quinton ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 39,531 reads 164 comments

  24. UFC's Featherweight Division in Flux After Mendes KO's Lamas

    They say there is an unwritten rule that fighters who have lost two title shots to the same champion don't get a third chance. And perhaps it's a good thing, for the most part...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 13,344 reads 94 comments

  25. Ronda Rousey's WWE Run Cements Her as Biggest Star in UFC History

    If there were any doubts that Ronda Jean Rousey is the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star (and perhaps its biggest-ever star), those notions were dispelled on Sunday...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 132,802 reads 188 comments