1. Ronda Rousey vs. Arianny Celeste Is the UFC's Best Dumb Rivalry

    Heading into UFC 184 , Ronda Rousey is facing two opponents. First, there's Cat Zingano, Rousey's opponent on Saturday night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 20,978 reads 238 comments

  2. The Question: Is Ronda Rousey the Most Dominant Female Athlete of All Time?

    Saturday night's UFC 184 card marks the return of perhaps the biggest current star in mixed martial arts. Ronda Rousey , the women's bantamweight champion, has never been tested in competition...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 36,002 reads 211 comments

  3. Frank Mir Overcomes the Odds Yet Again with Knockout of Bigfoot Silva

    Frank Mir , after spending over 380 days on the sidelines, returned to the Octagon in Brazil on Sunday night to try to put a stop to a four-fight losing streak. It is surprising that he returned at all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 28,725 reads 107 comments

  4. UFC Deserves Credit for Taking Steps to Clean Up Sport

    Damned if they don't, damned if they do. That's the feeling I had at the conclusion of Wednesday's Ultimate Fighting Championship news conference on performance-enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 5,401 reads 44 comments

  5. UFC Announces Drastic New Drug-Testing Program, Goes into Effect July 1

    LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Wednesday plans for sweeping changes to its overall drug-testing program that could change the face of mixed martial ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 30,946 reads 129 comments

  6. Anderson Silva Fails UFC 183 Post-Fight Drug Test for 3 Substances

    UPDATE: Tuesday, February 17 at 6:54pm ET Anderson Silva was issued a temporary suspension during Tuesday's meeting. His case will be heard during a full disciplinary hearing at a future NAC meeting...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 100,344 reads 179 comments

  7. The Question: Is Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber a Real Superfight?

    On Tuesday evening, the mixed martial arts Internet exploded with the news that Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber would potentially, possibly, probably headline the UFC's first foray into the Philippines...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 19,715 reads 165 comments

  8. UFC's February 18 Press Conference a Promising Start Toward Drug Changes

    Over the past seven days, I have gone in hard on the UFC and its drug testing issues. I've said I believe they have a problem with performance enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 11,850 reads 68 comments

  9. UFC, MMA Needs More Vocal Anti-PED Fighters Like Tim Kennedy

    If more fighters took the same kind of public stance on performance-enhancing drugs as UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy, the sport of mixed martial arts might be better off. Not everybody can be Kennedy, of course...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 8,431 reads 103 comments

  10. Daniel Cormier Reflects on Jones Fight, Promises He Can Still Beat the Champion

    LAS VEGAS — Daniel Cormier stood backstage, moments away from making the most important walk of his athletic career...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 32,232 reads 110 comments

  11. UFC Must Take Drastic Stand on PEDs in Mixed Martial Arts

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship has a drug problem . If you weren't already aware of this, you are now. 2015 started off with a bang for the promotion, with two consecutive pay-per-view events headlined by appealing fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 15,477 reads 163 comments

  12. Michael Bisping on Anderson Silva: Drug Failure Taints Entire Legacy

    In a video released Thursday, veteran Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Michael Bisping said the news of Anderson Silva 's test failure for performance-enhancing drugs has tarnished his entire legacy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 8,253 reads 67 comments

  13. The Question: Does the UFC Have a Drug Problem?

    The UFC's announcement of Anderson Silva 's failed test for performance-enhancing drugs once again brought the topic of PEDs in mixed martial arts to the forefront of discussion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 17,795 reads 102 comments

  14. UFC 183 Post-Fight Notebook: A Weird Week for the UFC Draws to a Close

    LAS VEGAS — I arrived fashionably late for UFC 183, just in time for the first preliminary-card bout...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 15,990 reads 31 comments

  15. UFC 183: Anderson Silva Is Back, but Age Might Be Most Difficult Opponent Yet

    LAS VEGAS — Just over one year ago, Anderson Silva was on the Octagon floor, holding his leg and screaming in pain...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 52,106 reads 92 comments

  16. UFC 183 Pre-Fight Notebook: Nick Diaz Has Arrived, Not a Moment Too Soon

    LAS VEGAS—The fun part about a Nick Diaz fight isn't really the fight itself. Not that there's anything wrong with the fights. Diaz is exciting, what with his constant motion and punches and trash-talking...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 5,811 reads 13 comments

  17. Miesha Tate Finds Peace in Las Vegas but Still Seeks 3rd Fight with Rousey

    LAS VEGAS — If you ask Miesha Tate the question—the one question everybody wants to ask—she'll give you an honest answer. "Do you want to fight Ronda Rousey again?" Of course she does...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 16,332 reads 127 comments

  18. UFC on Fox 14: Gustafsson's Title Hopes Crushed by Anthony Johnson, for Now

    Twenty-four hours ago, my colleague Jonathan Snowden and I put together the latest edition of our new series, The Question ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 20,724 reads 139 comments

  19. The Question: Will Anthony Johnson Derail Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2?

    This Saturday, the UFC heads to a massive indoor arena in Sweden for UFC on Fox 14. The main event features the ultra-smooth Alexander Gustafsson taking on Anthony Johnson, who ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 9,108 reads 55 comments

  20. The Notebook: McGregor Rises, Judging Still Sucks and Larkin Has Bright Future

    Our enduring memory from UFC Fight Night 59 will be Conor McGregor , moments removed from his easy destruction of Dennis Siver , leaping over the Octagon in search of his next foe...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 4,825 reads 22 comments

  21. Conor McGregor, Next UFC 145lb Contender, Might Be UFC's Biggest Star

    It was a night designed for one thing, and for one thing only: To cement Conor McGregor as a superstar and to set up the biggest featherweight championship fight in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 44,844 reads 176 comments

  22. UFC and Reebok Deal: Mysteries Still Remain on Fighter Pay and More

    LAS VEGAS — Yesterday, I published an exclusive, detailed look at a document governing the UFC's new Athlete Outfitting Policy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 10,731 reads 35 comments

  23. UFC and Reebok: A Detailed Look at the UFC's New Athlete Outfitting Policy

    LAS VEGAS — On Wednesday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship outlined its new Athlete Outfitting Policy in a document sent to managers of all fighters currently on the roster...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 28,934 reads 87 comments

  24. The Question: Will Conor McGregor Cement His Rise to the Top at Fight Night 59?

    On Sunday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship presents a novelty Sunday card, following an extensive day of playoff football, in an effort designed to do one thing and one thing only: to make Conor McGregor a household name...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 10,052 reads 72 comments

  25. NSAC Takes No Immediate Action on Drug Testing, Promises Future Steps

    LAS VEGAS — In the end, the Nevada State Athletic Commission's much-anticipated session on its out-of-competition drug-testing program ended up being much ado about nothing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 4,535 reads 22 comments