1. Renan Barao Doesn't Deserve Immediate Rematch with T.J. Dillashaw

    T.J. Dillashaw ’s championship win over Renan Barao at UFC 173 created all sorts of interesting subplots around the UFC bantamweight championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 17,112 reads 83 comments

  2. TJ Dillashaw Puts in Star-Making Performance at UFC 173

    TJ Dillashaw spent much of the last week brimming with a quiet confidence. The UFC bantamweight title challenger was a massive underdog to champion Renan Barao, but you’d never glimpse those long odds on his face...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 14,590 reads 41 comments

  3. UFC 173: Fight Week with TJ Dillashaw

    LAS VEGAS — TJ Dillashaw will face the biggest challenge of his life Saturday night. The Team Alpha Male fighter steps into the Octagon at UFC 173 to face Renan Barao for the UFC bantamweight championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 13,055 reads 28 comments

  4. Bjorn Rebney Should Focus on Bellator, Not Dana White and the UFC

    In the old days, back when he was trying to carve a place for his new mixed martial arts promotion, Bjorn Rebney refused to say a bad word about the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 20,396 reads 73 comments

  5. Jon Jones Going Full Mayweather Would Be a Massive Boost for His Career

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is one of the most controversial fighters in mixed martial arts. He is a study in contrasts. He often appears humble and respectful...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 28,908 reads 81 comments

  6. Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres Announcement Leaves Fans Scratching Their Heads

    Urijah Faber is one of the UFC’s more popular fighters. He’s a pioneer in the lower weight divisions...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 24,091 reads 80 comments

  7. UFC Making Correct Decision in Hard-Line Stance with Diaz Brothers

    The Diaz brothers, long a thorn in UFC president Dana White ’s side, may finally be riding off into the sunset — for good this time. And if you ask me, that’s OK...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 33,738 reads 133 comments

  8. Miesha Tate Feels Inevitable Rousey vs. Carano Fight Is a Joke, and She's Right

    The idea of Gina Carano returning from Hollywood to take on Ronda Rousey for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship is no longer in the realm of fantasy. Instead, it is reality in progress...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 27,090 reads 113 comments

  9. Jon Jones: The Path to Breaking Anderson Silva's Title Defense Record

    Even if you don’t consider Jon Jones the greatest light heavyweight of all time, you must admit he’s getting close. Since winning the championship from Mauricio Rua in 2011, Jones has defended the championship seven times...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 28,641 reads 203 comments

  10. Conor McGregor Should Focus Less on Talking and More on Fighting Cole Miller

    Conor McGregor is nearing a return to the Octagon. It is a tangible thing; even though McGregor won’t yet step in the cage for over two months, we can already feel ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 10,560 reads 48 comments

  11. Chasing Down a Strawweight Dream

    LAS VEGAS — "When we call your name, come out to the center of the mat. If you catch a submission, let go. You know you got it, they know you got it, we know you got it. So just let it go and move on...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 10,011 reads 15 comments

  12. The Vitor Belfort TRT Mystery Deepens, and Nobody Knows Why

    Here’s a question for you: Does anybody know what is happening with Vitor Belfort ? It has been two months since the Nevada Athletic Commission voted to ban exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 11,534 reads 38 comments

  13. UFC 172 Results: Anthony Johnson Instantly Becomes Light Heavyweight Contender

    Don’t look now, but the UFC’s light heavyweight division is in upheaval. Not at the top, of course. Jon Jones did what we all expected him to do in easily beating Glover Teixeira in the main event at UFC 172 to retain his championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 56,878 reads 70 comments

  14. UFC 172 Is Not the Most Stacked Card Ever, but That's OK

    It's “ the most stacked card we’ve ever done .” It's “ crazy that Glover Teixeira is a 5-1 underdog ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 9,411 reads 71 comments

  15. The Obsessions of Jon Jones

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It's 8:45 in the morning, and I'm standing in the lobby of the famed Jackson/Winkeljohn Mixed Martial Arts gym...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 119,017 reads 63 comments

  16. UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira Betting Odds and Predictions

    For the first time ever, the UFC will bring its traveling circus to Baltimore on Saturday night, and the best fighter in the world is coming along for the ride. Jon Jones has not competed since a narrow win over Alexander Gustafsson in September...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 12,876 reads 9 comments

  17. Phil Davis Puts Jon Jones on Blast, but Maintains Focus on Anthony Johnson

    Phil Davis has always been known as a quiet man. He is someone who goes in the cage to fight but keeps a low profile outside of it. He has never done much trash talking...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 27,606 reads 160 comments

  18. Fabricio Werdum's Transformation to Complete Fighter on Display Against Browne

    There was a time, and it was not all that long ago, that Fabricio Werdum was a one-dimensional fighter. Long considered one of the world’s best jiu-jitsu players, he was as dangerous on the ground as anyone in the world...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 10,523 reads 29 comments

  19. UFC Stars Browne, Tate, Cerrone on Limiting Sparring Due to Head Injury Concern

    Concussions and brain injuries are hot topics in sports. Over the past five years, the National Football League has instituted new rules designed to minimize head injuries for its athletes...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 8,953 reads 12 comments

  20. Jake Shields Signs with World Series of Fighting

    Former UFC welterweight Jake Shields has signed a contract with World Series of Fighting. WSOF executive Shawn Lampman confirmed the news with Bleacher Report on Thursday afternoon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 9,016 reads 54 comments

  21. Tim Kennedy's Win over Michael Bisping Should Do Wonders for His Career

    In January, I attended a gun show with Tim Kennedy . That morning, Kennedy had agreed to a new contract with the UFC. He'd also been given the fight he requested against Michael Bisping ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 12,867 reads 38 comments

  22. Chael Sonnen Reflects on TUF Brazil Brawl with Wanderlei Silva

    "We all understand how these things go. The Ultimate Fighter has been around since 2004 or 2005. Nothing like this has ever happened. You have coaches pushing each other. But it's always verbal, and everyone understands the deal...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 45,777 reads 55 comments

  23. Roy Nelson Plans Knockout of PRIDE Legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

    One hopes Roy Nelson 's second trip to Abu Dhabi is better than the first. The last time Nelson visited the city that hosts tomorrow's UFC Fight Night card, he spent most of his time inside conference rooms, news studios and hotels...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 4,293 reads 10 comments

  24. Tyrone Spong, the King of the Ring, Talks Glory 15 and Jon Jones

    One could forgive most folks if they forget Gokhan Saki is not, in fact, Tyrone Spong 's scheduled opponent for Glory 15. Saki is the goal, of course. Saki has been the goal ever since he knocked Spong out back in Yokohoma in 2009...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 10,437 reads 26 comments

  25. Tyron Woodley vs. Rory MacDonald Official for UFC 174 in June

    A welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley is official for UFC 174 , and it will serve as the co-main event...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 13,980 reads 91 comments