1. No. 22 Best City to Be a Sports Fan: Houston

    How much does where you live matter as a sports fan? The short answer is: It depends. If you're an Alabama football fan, there's no better place to live than Tuscaloosa. If you're a Red Sox fan, there's no worse place to live than New York City...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 10,646 reads 31 comments

  2. Leaked Jones, Cormier Video Drives UFC 178 Interest Through the Roof

    If there were any lingering doubts in your mind that Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier might be putting on a show for the sole purpose of filling their pockets with your hard-earned cash, well, those fears should be firmly put to rest...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 43,517 reads 156 comments

  3. Chael Sonnen Camp Waiting on Any Response from Nevada Commission

    LAS VEGAS—A lawyer for Chael Sonnen has twice responded to an official letter from the Nevada State Athletic Commission that attempted to prevent Sonnen from competing on Saturday's Metamoris event in Los Angeles...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 13,254 reads 45 comments

  4. Daniel Cormier: 'I'm the Guy Who Can Beat Jon Jones'

    LAS VEGAS — On Monday morning, Daniel Cormier denied that he and Jones had any intentions of staging mock conflicts in order to sell their September 27 fight. "I don't talk to Jon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 18,267 reads 86 comments

  5. Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier Staredown Erupts in MGM Grand Brawl

    LAS VEGAS — The pre-fight festivities between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier went to a new level on Monday morning when a staredown between the ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 293,842 reads 616 comments

  6. Anderson Silva Focused on Return to Octagon, Not Nick Diaz or Titles

    Business as usual. That is the theme for Brazilian middleweight fighter Anderson Silva , though the truth is that life is anything but business as usual...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 28,141 reads 96 comments

  7. Nick Diaz Hates Fighting, but He's Ready to Fight Anyway

    Nick Diaz has always been a little bit different from everyone else in mixed martial arts, and that's why the fans love him. While others are respectful, Diaz is brash and insulting...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 24,591 reads 185 comments

  8. UFC 178: Jones vs. Cormier Is a Majestic Return to Stacked PPV Cards

    On July 11, I wrote a story detailing my wishes for the UFC to return to stacked pay-per-view events . The story was written in the wake of the cancellation of UFC 176...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 26,279 reads 38 comments

  9. Anthony Johnson a Fearsome New Light Heavyweight Force

    A new force has emerged in the UFC's light heavyweight division. The funny thing about Anthony Johnson, who brutally destroyed Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to cement himself as one of ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 19,916 reads 116 comments

  10. Nick Diaz Returning to the UFC Is a Good Thing, for Now

    If there was ever any question that holding out can be good for the career of a mixed martial artist, look no further than the story of Nick Diaz for the answer...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 11,642 reads 106 comments

  11. Chael Sonnen Issued 2-Year Suspension, No Fine for 5 Drug Failures

    LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday handed down a largely light punishment to retired UFC star Chael Sonnen . Sonnen was suspended for two years with no fine...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 27,785 reads 117 comments

  12. Anthony Johnson Plans on Finishing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

    When the Ultimate Fighting Championship asked Anthony Johnson if he wanted to fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, he didn't do the obvious thing. Johnson didn't question if Nogueira would show up come fight night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 10,474 reads 62 comments

  13. Fact from Fiction: Analyzing Dana White's Ireland Media Scrum

    Dana White 's scrums are usually a source of fantastic information. The UFC president sits down on a chair, the media circle around him, and an informal chat begins...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 25,355 reads 100 comments

  14. Johny Hendricks on Forgetting the Belt at Home and Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

    If anything has changed for Johny Hendricks since he became the UFC welterweight champion in March, it's that dang UFC championship belt. This seems obvious, so let's clarify: remembering the belt is the problem...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 20,542 reads 77 comments

  15. Robbie Lawler, Office Enforcer, Gets Ruthless on Bleacher Report Staff

    UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler will face Matt Brown in the main event of UFC on Fox 12 next week in San Jose. It's one of the biggest fights of Lawler 's career...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 37,249 reads 33 comments

  16. Will Brooks Just Wants to Have Fun

    Though he cannot be absolutely sure, Will Brooks reckons the first fight he ever saw likely featured his older sister. Brooks lived in Chicago with his mom, sister and brother...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 3,160 reads 4 comments

  17. Gadelha vs. Lahdemaki a Landmark Moment for UFC; Here Come the Strawweights

    Claudia Gadelha stood on one side of the Octagon, Tina Lahdemaki on the other. UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik welcomed viewers watching on Fight Pass to "beautiful Atlantic City,” ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 12,425 reads 39 comments

  18. 3 Reasons We Don't Need Rousey vs. Carano...and 1 Reason We Do

    Gina Carano isn't a fighter. She hasn't been a fighter since 2010. And she lost her last fight. If you're like me, your last memory of Gina Carano as a mixed martial artist ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 14,338 reads 122 comments

  19. UFC Needs to Return to Stacked PPV Cards for Year-End Event

    UFC fans have grown spoiled over the years. This is not debatable. It is fact. Diehard fans of any sport will find a way to argue anything, and I am being quite literal in my usage of the term "literal...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 12,370 reads 45 comments

  20. The State of the UFC Middleweight Division

    We've taken a look at the state of the UFC's heavyweight , light heavyweight , welterweight and lightweight divisions...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 17,818 reads 98 comments

  21. In Loss to Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida's Legacy Grows

    He sat in the corner on a hard stool, blood streaming down his face, drawing heaving breaths between sips of water. A cutman worked on a deep gash above his left eye...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 71,214 reads 388 comments

  22. Chris Weidman Can Close TRT Era in UFC by Beating Vitor Belfort

    In dispatching Lyoto Machida at UFC 175, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman proved he's the best middleweight in the world. This may seem obvious. Weidman was already the middleweight champion, after all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 17,389 reads 121 comments

  23. Ronda Rousey Cements Her Place as Most Terrifying Woman on Earth

    Ronda Rousey , the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star, sent her fame soaring to unprecedented heights with a 16-second knockout win over Alexis Davis at UFC 175. It wasn't just the speed, though there was plenty of that...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 55,761 reads 422 comments

  24. Ronda Rousey, UFC's Biggest Star, Prepared for UFC 175 Challenge from Davis

    Ronda Rousey is the biggest star in the known universe. This may not be the most truthful statement ever written. But it feels that way, here in one of the many rooms that make up the Mandalay Bay Events Center...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 22,525 reads 81 comments

  25. Weidman vs. Machida Is an Excellent Fight, but Will Anyone Watch?

    As far as main events go, you're not going to find many better than Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida . The middleweight title fight headlines this Saturday's UFC 175 event in Las Vegas...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 22,789 reads 159 comments