1. Where Would a Conor McGregor Win Rank Among Combat Sports' All-Time Upsets?

    By any measure, Conor McGregor enters his Aug. 26 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. as a massive underdog...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 days ago 78,251 reads 0 comments

  2. 7 Boxing vs. MMA Fantasy Fights That Would Have Rocked

    A sure way to start an argument between boxing and mixed martial arts fans is to ask one simple question. "What if?" What if a top mixed martial artist stepped in the boxing ring ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 days ago 37,769 reads 0 comments

  3. Win or Lose, Is This the Last We See of Conor McGregor the Fighter?

    Back in the summer of 2014, when Conor McGregor was preparing for a fight in which he wasn’t even the main event—before he knocked out Jose Aldo or faced off with ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 days ago 154,126 reads 0 comments

  4. The Rock as an MMA Fighter? Experts Weigh in on What Could Have Been

    It all started, as things often do now, with a tweet. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, former professional wrestling superstar and the current highest-paid actor in the world, recently ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 17 days ago 92,126 reads 0 comments

  5. Boo All You Want, Tyron Woodley's 'Boring' UFC 214 Performance Was All Business

    First, let us be clear about something: The UFC welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia at UFC 214 was a bad fight. There's no other way to spin it...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 21 days ago 22,509 reads 0 comments

  6. There Will Be Blood: Robbie Lawler's Trail of Destruction

    It was one of those moments where you had to be there. You know the kind of moment I'm talking about. The ones you never forget. The ones that seem to stick around even as you grow old and forget everything else...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 24 days ago 13,162 reads 0 comments

  7. The Question: Is Chris Weidman Done?

    The career path of Chris Weidman looks like a rip-roaring stock that craters after an unexpected market crash. It's straight up, then straight down, and that's puzzling...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 40,718 reads 0 comments

  8. Conor McGregor's Brooklyn Embarrassment

    In hindsight, maybe a four-city press tour wasn't such a great idea. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor hit the Big Apple on Thursday for a big to-do designed to build anticipation for their massive August 26 boxing match...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 210,779 reads 0 comments

  9. Justin Gaethje, Michael Johnson Thrill in Brawl for the Ages

    Over 17 professional fights, Justin Gaethje developed a reputation as a thrilling, all-action fighter. With his habit of throwing maximum effort into every single strike—and ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 22,247 reads 0 comments

  10. The Complete Guide to UFC 213: Nunes vs. Shevchenko

    International Fight Week has returned. The UFC's annual summer event is often dubbed their version of WrestleMania...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 19,702 reads 0 comments

  11. Bellator's New York City Debut Was the Night Everything Went Wrong

    In life, there are those magical nights when everything goes according to plan. Other times, literally everything goes wrong...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 95,753 reads 0 comments

  12. Scott Coker, Chael Sonnen and Bellator MMA Hit NYC with Something for Everyone

    Three years ago, if you asked Scott Coker—early-1990s karate movie D-lister and owner/promoter for the now-defunct Strikeforce—about his grand plans for Bellator MMA , he'd tell you he was in "Phase 1...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 14,381 reads 0 comments

  13. Win or Lose vs. Floyd, Conor McGregor Likely Will Never Return to the UFC

    On Wednesday, the impossible dream, the flight of fancy, the ridiculous notion became reality: Floyd Mayweather , owner of all sporting pay-per-view records of note, will exit ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 387,238 reads 0 comments

  14. The Question: Is Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3 the Best or Worst Idea Ever?

    What's old is new again. It's 2017 and yet here we are, watching UFC President Dana White apparently bully his athletes , just like the old days before WME-IMG purchased the promotion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 24,927 reads 0 comments

  15. Fabricio Werdum and the State of the UFC Heavyweight Division

    It is the division historically packed with men known as "the baddest on the planet." Mike Tyson. Evander Holyfield . Muhammad Ali. But the UFC's heavyweight division is anything but...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 16,366 reads 53 comments

  16. Reflecting on the Beginnings of UFC's Partnership with USADA

    On February 18, 2015, top executives from the Ultimate Fighting Championship held a media conference at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. The subject: the announcement of a comprehensive, year-round drug-testing program...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 6,616 reads 24 comments

  17. EA UFC 2 Review: A Beautiful, Yet Difficult Game to Master

    It is the fourth round of a UFC featherweight championship fight. My fighter, a former UFC lightweight champion who worked his way to the top after winning The Ultimate Fighter in dominant fashion, is in big trouble...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 29,408 reads 19 comments

  18. Conor McGregor's Pride Goes Before His Fall to Nate Diaz

    Conor McGregor has long been a proponent of the art of visualization and the law of attraction. When I traveled to Dublin a year ago, I learned of McGregor's fondness for The Secret , the bestselling book often chalked up as malarkey...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 330,577 reads 602 comments

  19. The Question: Will McGregor vs. Diaz Be a Huge Fight?

    Fans got a taste last week of what might have been this Saturday at UFC 196 . At a press conference for the ages, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz went back-and-forth determining who did and did not give a f--k...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 13,842 reads 122 comments

  20. UFC 196 Fight Week Notebook: On the Ground for Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz

    LAS VEGAS — On Saturday night, two of the UFC's mercurial superstars will square off in the main event of a pay-per-view that was hampered by injury and yet emerged somehow stronger than the original...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 34,044 reads 87 comments

  21. UFC 196 Breakdown: Dominick Cruz, Brian Stann Analyze McGregor vs. Diaz

    Saturday night's UFC 196 main event isn't the one we'd all hoped for, but it's a great fight all the same. When Nate Diaz replaced Rafael dos Anjos in the main event against Conor McGregor, a whole new slew of questions were raised...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 38,875 reads 82 comments

  22. If Conor McGregor Beats Nate Diaz, Who Should He Fight at UFC 200?

    Groans were heard across the world when a foot injury forced Rafael dos Anjos to pull out of his UFC 196 bout against Conor McGregor. McGregor, the featherweight champion, seems constantly stricken by opponents who can't make it to fight night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 86,628 reads 250 comments

  23. Ain't No Circus Like a Bellator Circus

    So, about last night... Bellator MMA rolled into Houston for the first time earlier this week, bringing along its particular brand of something that resembles MMA but is mostly anything but...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 35,811 reads 38 comments

  24. UFC's Recent USADA Failures Highlight Dangers of Supplement Use

    One aspect of the UFC's stringent drug-testing policy, administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, has come under a bright spotlight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 27,471 reads 107 comments

  25. The Question: Will Anthony Johnson Drive Jon Jones to Heavyweight?

    It was the beating heard round the world. Ryan Bader walked into the Octagon last Saturday as a potential light heavyweight title challenger...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 33,048 reads 119 comments