1. The Question: Will Others Follow McGregor, Cerrone in Switching Weight Classes?

    2016 is only a few days old, and already we are seeing the birth of what might become a new trend: fighters switching weight classes in pursuit of big fights and new career paths...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 16,905 reads 129 comments

  2. Dominick Cruz, the Thinking Man's Fighter, Continues to Break New Ground

    Imagine, if you will, that you are very good at a certain thing. Imagine that you're one of the best in the world. You are young and in your prime and you feel untouchable, mostly because you are...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 14,197 reads 47 comments

  3. Holly Holm Should Wait for UFC 200 and Ronda Rousey, No Matter What

    It seemed so certain, back when Holly Holm was still crying in the Octagon while Ronda Rousey attempted to gather her senses on the canvas below...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 46,104 reads 144 comments

  4. Robbie Lawler, Carlos Condit Endure Battle for the Championship Ages

    Every so often, when we are very lucky and when the gods and goddesses who created fighting decide we all need a little bit of light in our lives, they send us something that warms ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 54,863 reads 223 comments

  5. The Legend of 'Irish' Joe Duffy, the Last Man to Beat Conor McGregor

    Joe Duffy is the last man to beat Conor McGregor, perhaps the fastest-rising star in the history of mixed martial arts. But before all that, before the questions and before the what-ifs about a rematch, Joe Duffy was the son of a miner...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 67,641 reads 38 comments

  6. With McGregor, Rousey, UFC Experiences Best Year Ever in 2015

    It closed not with a whimper, but with a bang. It closed with the sight of Conor McGregor, the UFC's chosen future megastar, standing in the middle of the Octagon, a real (not interim) UFC title strapped around his waist...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 14,497 reads 65 comments

  7. 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 almost 2 years ago 5,530 reads 6 comments

  8. 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 almost 2 years ago 41,954 reads 137 comments

  9. 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 2 years ago 16,340 reads 16 comments

  10. 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 2 years ago 232,382 reads 309 comments

  11. 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 2 years ago 34,254 reads 98 comments

  12. 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 2 years ago 28,226 reads 97 comments

  13. 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 2 years ago 18,187 reads 65 comments

  14. 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 2 years ago 17,437 reads 45 comments

  15. 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 2 years ago 12,080 reads 65 comments

  16. 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 2 years ago 34,329 reads 107 comments

  17. 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 2 years ago 217,254 reads 42 comments

  18. 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 2 years ago 41,087 reads 104 comments

  19. 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 2 years ago 17,767 reads 2 comments

  20. 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 2 years ago 782,496 reads 510 comments

  21. 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 2 years ago 33,809 reads 133 comments

  22. 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 2 years ago 72,035 reads 119 comments

  23. 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 2 years ago 18,639 reads 63 comments

  24. 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 2 years ago 5,159 reads 24 comments

  25. 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 2 years ago 24,258 reads 28 comments