1. PRIDE Veteran James Thompson Thrilled to Be Back in Japan with Rizin

    Ask James Thompson about his favorite memory from his days fighting in Japan, and you're likely to get a story about an omelet...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 5,476 reads 6 comments

  2. The Question: Should the UFC Allow McGregor to Hold 2 Championships?

    Conor McGregor vanquished Jose Aldo and captured the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 194...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 41,887 reads 138 comments

  3. UFC Wins Big with Three Fight Cards in Las Vegas

    This past week was unlike any other in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It included three events on consecutive days, over 30 fights and fan events every single day...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 16,330 reads 16 comments

  4. Conor McGregor Captures UFC Title with 13-Second KO of Jose Aldo

    LAS VEGAS — For years, Conor McGregor predicted he would be the UFC featherweight champion. On Saturday night in Las Vegas, the prediction came true...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 232,149 reads 309 comments

  5. Frankie Edgar KOs Chad Mendes in 1st Round of TUF 22 Finale Main Event

    A day before the featherweight division sees the biggest fight in the history of the weight class, perennial top contenders Chad Mendes and Frankie Edgar stepped in the Octagon to determine who might be next...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 34,232 reads 98 comments

  6. Rose Namajunas Batters Paige VanZant in UFC Fight Pass Main Event

    Rose Namajunas (4-2) was billed as a test for Paige VanZant (6-2), a way to determine if the marketable and attractive young star had what it took to ascend to the upper echelon of the UFC's strawweight division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 28,111 reads 97 comments

  7. Sage Northcutt Scores Second UFC Win with Submission of Cody Pfister

    It wasn't as easy as his first outing in the UFC, but 19-year-old phenom Sage Northcutt scored a win in his second outing all the same. White discovered him on the regional fight scene...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 18,157 reads 65 comments

  8. Rose Namajunas and the Difference a (Dark) Year Can Make

    The weeks that followed Rose Namajunas ' loss to Carla Esparza a year ago were dark days. Gaze back on it now, with the benefit and weight of time in equal measure, and that night might feel like a foregone conclusion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 16,946 reads 45 comments

  9. Sage Northcutt Ready for Next Step to Potential Superstardom

    Sage Northcutt , all precocious 19 years of him, is considered by some to be a superstar in the making for the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 12,037 reads 65 comments

  10. The Question: Is Conor McGregor Destined to Beat Jose Aldo?

    We have all waited so long, but the day is (finally) fast approaching when Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, both UFC champions, will step in the Octagon to settle their long-lasting, blood-boiling feud...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 34,303 reads 107 comments

  11. The Cost: MMA's Injury Epidemic and How the UFC Is Seeking to Fix It

    Thirty-seven Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes descended on Las Vegas in early November. They arrived for something called the Athlete Summit. In the old days, the Athlete Summit was known as the Fighter Summit...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 216,739 reads 42 comments

  12. The Real Jon Jones Appears to (Finally) Emerge in Captivating Interview

    For all of the accolades heaped upon Jon Jones during a fighting career that has been nearly unrivaled, one bit of criticism has always followed him...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 41,046 reads 105 comments

  13. Paris Terrorist Attacks Hit Close to Home for Bellator's Hisaki Kato

    Roughly 100 meters from the Bataclan Theater is the NBF mixed martial arts gym where Hisaki Kato trains on a daily basis. Usually, the Bataclan is a great place to catch a concert...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 17,680 reads 2 comments

  14. The Question: Why Did the World Turn on Ronda Rousey?

    Perhaps it wasn't the biggest upset in mixed martial arts history. Maybe it was. There's one thing we know for certain: Holly Holm's upset of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 was a moment we won't soon forget...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 782,298 reads 510 comments

  15. Holly Holm vs. Ronda Rousey 2 at UFC 200 Is the Perfect Scenario

    The dust has yet to settle on Holly Holm 's shocking upset of Ronda Rousey on Saturday night at UFC 193...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 33,765 reads 134 comments

  16. Ronda Rousey Adds Last-Minute UFC 193 Interest with Weigh-in Drama

    For all of her bluster, it generally takes special circumstances to bring the nastiness out of Ronda Rousey . You know what I mean, of course...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 71,970 reads 119 comments

  17. Joanna Jedrzejczyk Is Way Too Violent to Be Ronda Rousey

    Ronda Rousey is a force of nature. She is a scintillating fighter and an athlete of the highest caliber...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 18,299 reads 63 comments

  18. UFC 193: Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva Looking for 'Sixth Round' with Mark Hunt

    A little more than a year ago, Antonio Silva underwent surgery to remove a tumor on his pituitary gland. Silva spent nearly his entire life with the tumor...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 5,121 reads 24 comments

  19. Herschel Walker Still Has Another Fight Left Inside

    Herschel Walker would like to make one thing absolutely clear: He is not done fighting. Oh, he has nothing scheduled...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 24,153 reads 28 comments

  20. Michael Chandler on 'Embarrassing' Will Brooks and Being MMA's Barry Sanders

    A year ago, when Michael Chandler lost his third fight in a row, he was shaken. Before the losing streak began, he was undefeated and the Bellator lightweight champion. Then he lost his title to Eddie Alvarez...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 3,825 reads 10 comments

  21. Miesha Tate Should Be Commended for Taking a Brave Stand

    The idea that Miesha Tate —by most metrics the UFC's second-most popular female fighter—could walk away from the sport at 29 years old is nearly unfathomable. And yet, that's exactly what could be on the horizon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 25,390 reads 115 comments

  22. Rousimar Palhares Handed 2-Year Suspension, $40K Fine

    One of mixed martial arts dirtiest fighters was suspended for two years and fined $40,000 (plus attorney general's fees) for holding a submission too long earlier this year...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 16,014 reads 59 comments

  23. Injury Creates Rare Better Fight with VanZant vs. Namajunas

    The injury bug has not been kind to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. For years we have seen highly anticipated main events and other major fights fall through, whether it's months ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 12,196 reads 81 comments

  24. Dustin Poirier's Decision to Withdraw from Dublin Is the Right One

    Imagine for a second, if you can, that you are an independent contractor at a major corporation. You have your role. You signed your contract, and you know exactly what you'll be doing each and every day when you arrive at the office...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 22,851 reads 52 comments

  25. Nick Newell: A Man in Full

    On March 17, 1986, Stacey Newell was on the operating table, as pregnant as it gets. She’d had an ultrasound six months earlier, but technology being what it was almost 30 ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 months ago 13,328 reads 14 comments