1. 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 ...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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 6 months ago 95,882 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 6 months ago 14,385 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 ...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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 16,369 reads 53 comments

  8. 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 6,633 reads 24 comments

  9. 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 almost 2 years ago 29,432 reads 19 comments

  10. 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 almost 2 years ago 330,585 reads 602 comments

  11. 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 almost 2 years ago 13,842 reads 122 comments

  12. 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 almost 2 years ago 34,047 reads 87 comments

  13. 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 almost 2 years ago 38,876 reads 82 comments

  14. 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 almost 2 years ago 86,629 reads 250 comments

  15. 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 almost 2 years ago 35,813 reads 38 comments

  16. 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 almost 2 years ago 27,529 reads 107 comments

  17. 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 almost 2 years ago 33,048 reads 119 comments

  18. Ben Rothwell and the Fear of Being Yourself

    It was a couple of days after Christmas when Ben Rothwell was six years old that he woke up in the morning and couldn't see anything at all. He'd gone suddenly and terrifyingly blind...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 14,374 reads 49 comments

  19. Cursed Cain Velasquez, the Man with so Much Unrealized Potential

    " Cain Velasquez injured, out of upcoming fight." It is something like a broken record at this point, isn't it? Have there actually been more headlines announcing a Velasquez ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 15,431 reads 58 comments

  20. Conor McGregor's Circus, Renewed and Reinvigorated, Rolls Toward UFC 197

    LAS VEGAS — If you thought Conor McGregor used up his well of material during the 11-month odyssey that was his rivalry with Jose Aldo, you would be mistaken...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 71,258 reads 228 comments

  21. Dominick Cruz Completes Grueling Return with Title Win over Dillashaw

    It was billed as the ultimate tactical clash. Dominick Cruz , undefeated at bantamweight, lost his UFC title outside the Octagon when continual injuries kept him on the shelf for years...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 27,585 reads 289 comments

  22. Wanderlei Silva Free of UFC, but Battle with NSAC Still Looms Large

    The late-career tale of Wanderlei Silva took another interesting twist on Thursday. To recap: Silva was dinged by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for running from a drug test in 2014...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 8,780 reads 32 comments

  23. Conor McGregor Eyes Future of Promoting His Own Fights

    Last week, I reported that Conor McGregor would move up to the lightweight division to challenge Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC's lightweight title...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 29,656 reads 105 comments

  24. B/R MMA Roundtable: Breaking Down McGregor vs. Dos Anjos and What It Means

    On Thursday night, Bleacher Report broke the news that UFC 197 would be heading to Las Vegas in March with a pair of big-time fights: Rafael dos Anjos defending the lightweight ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 104,970 reads 273 comments

  25. Brennan Ward, Master of the F-Bomb, Reflects on Rizin Debut Win

    Any conversation with Brennan Ward should be prefaced with something along the following lines: Warning: Adult language and mature subject matter...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 4,915 reads 1 comments