1. 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 almost 2 years ago 18,187 reads 65 comments

  2. 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 almost 2 years ago 17,436 reads 45 comments

  3. 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 almost 2 years ago 12,080 reads 65 comments

  4. 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 almost 2 years ago 34,329 reads 107 comments

  5. 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 almost 2 years ago 217,192 reads 42 comments

  6. 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 almost 2 years ago 41,087 reads 104 comments

  7. 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 almost 2 years ago 17,767 reads 2 comments

  8. 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 almost 2 years ago 782,494 reads 510 comments

  9. 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 almost 2 years ago 33,809 reads 133 comments

  10. 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 almost 2 years ago 72,035 reads 119 comments

  11. 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 almost 2 years ago 18,638 reads 63 comments

  12. 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 almost 2 years ago 5,159 reads 24 comments

  13. 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 almost 2 years ago 24,256 reads 28 comments

  14. 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 almost 2 years ago 3,964 reads 10 comments

  15. 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 almost 2 years ago 25,407 reads 115 comments

  16. 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 almost 2 years ago 16,380 reads 59 comments

  17. 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 almost 2 years ago 12,208 reads 81 comments

  18. 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 almost 2 years ago 22,861 reads 52 comments

  19. 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 almost 2 years ago 13,427 reads 14 comments

  20. T.J. Dillashaw's Alpha Male Departure: A Long Time Coming and the Right Move

    I have seen enough of T.J. Dillashaw over the course of his mixed martial arts career to know that what happened late last week—with Dillashaw leaving his longtime gym home of Team Alpha Male—was not surprising in the least...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 24,539 reads 83 comments

  21. UFC 192: Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson Tough Beyond All Measure

    It seems nearly impossible to mention Daniel Cormier and his reign as UFC light heavyweight champion without mentioning the great, glaring elephant in the room...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 54,475 reads 100 comments

  22. UFC 192: Is 19-Year-Old Sage Northcutt the Future of the UFC?

    Sage Northcutt is 19 years old. He is 6'1" tall. We are standing in the lobby of the Gracie Barra gym in Katy, Texas, where he trains in mixed martial arts, and I am realizing he is perhaps the most in-shape human I have ever seen in person...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 47,621 reads 100 comments

  23. Luke Rockhold: Vitor Belfort Is a Disgrace to the Sport

    Just when you thought it was over, the saga of Vitor Belfort and his involvement with performance enhancing drugs continues...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 years ago 29,287 reads 81 comments

  24. 'King' Mo Talks Dynamite Rib Injury, 'B---H' Tito Ortiz and Fedor

    Though it would end in less-than-optimal fashion for him, there was something about Bellator: Dynamite that was right up "King" Mo Lawal's alley...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 years ago 9,593 reads 21 comments

  25. Bellator: Dynamite Brings the Weird and Wonderful in Equal Doses

    Pretty much since the day PRIDE Fighting Championships closed its doors and sold the whole kit and caboodle to their casino magnate foes from across the sea, mixed martial arts ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 years ago 5,756 reads 9 comments