1. Tyron Woodley Wants His Title Shot, and It Doesn't Matter What You Think

    You'll have to forgive Tyron Woodley if he’s less than enthused with Carlos Condit’s request to face the winner of the UFC 189 bout between Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 10,515 reads 124 comments

  2. Kimbo Slice: I'm Going to Knock Shamrock's Ass out

    When the UFC released Kimbo Slice in 2010, he knew his days in mixed martial arts probably weren't over. What mattered was the opportunity...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 110,400 reads 122 comments

  3. UFC Fight Night 67: What We Learned, Loved and Loathed from Condit vs. Alves

    The UFC's jam-packed summer of 2015 kept rolling on Saturday with a return to Brazil. Most of the Fox Sports 1 events in Brazil are nothing to write home about, but this one was packed with much more intrigue than usual...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 7,987 reads 17 comments

  4. Jessica Aguilar Ready for Life in the UFC, Wants Immediate Title Shot

    Jessica Aguilar knew what her future held from the moment the UFC announced the addition of its strawweight division in early 2014. At the time, she was content in her deal with World Series of Fighting...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 21,132 reads 69 comments

  5. Luke Rockhold: I'm Better Than Chris Weidman Everywhere

    Luke Rockhold would like to make one thing absolutely clear: Chris Weidman 's win over Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 on Saturday did nothing to diminish the reigning middleweight champion's standing in his eyes...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 18,173 reads 142 comments

  6. Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold Should Be Next, and Anything Else Is Dumb

    After Chris Weidman ’s smashing defeat of Vitor Belfort on Saturday night, only one fight makes sense. Luke Rockhold , the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, is in the middle of a four-fight winning streak...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 18,746 reads 133 comments

  7. UFC 187: What We Learned, Loved and Hated

    UFC 187 is now in the books, and our summer of UFC overload is just beginning. But in a sea of what should be mostly memorable UFC events seemingly every weekend for the next four ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 19,167 reads 64 comments

  8. UFC 187: Daniel Cormier's Golden Dream Finally Becomes a Reality

    LAS VEGAS — It didn't happen the way he wanted the first time around. And maybe the second time around isn't exactly what he'd envisioned, either, after he lost to Jon Jones in January...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 32,148 reads 209 comments

  9. Chris Weidman Won't Back Down

    LAS VEGAS — It is Thursday night, and The Ultimate Fighter gym is packed. Daniel Cormier and his team are swarthed in towels, sitting in the sauna near the entrance and pouring volumes of sweat onto the floor...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 19,775 reads 134 comments

  10. Johnson vs. Cormier: A Complete Guide to UFC 187

    UFC 187 isn't what it once was, but it's still pretty good. That's a familiar refrain for all mixed martial arts fans these days. Rarely does an anticipated UFC card come off without a hitch...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 16,675 reads 36 comments

  11. Mark Munoz Writes Deserving Fairy-Tale Ending to His MMA Career

    If you need any more proof that Mark Munoz is one of the most beloved athletes in mixed martial arts, you need look no further than UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik handing the fighter ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 19,196 reads 25 comments

  12. NAC's New PED Punishments Perfect, but Marijuana Rules Are Ridiculous

    The sweeping changes instituted by the Nevada Athletic Commission during a Friday meeting will forever alter the way it punishes users of performance-enhancing drugs. It has been a long time coming...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 33,054 reads 217 comments

  13. There Is Only One Ronda Rousey

    Ronda Rousey , the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star, is once again leading headlines. And rightly so. This time, it's twofold. She's on the cover of Sports Illustrated , which is still a big thing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 13,262 reads 107 comments

  14. UFC: The State of the Heavyweight Division

    There's no gentle way to put it: The UFC's heavyweight division is old. Like, really old. The average age of the current Top Five heavyweights, per the latest set of UFC rankings ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 23,300 reads 75 comments

  15. Even with Loss to Stipe Miocic, the Legendary Heart of Mark Hunt Grows

    Over the past five years, Mark Hunt has morphed from an also-ran whom the UFC tried to pay to stay away from the Octagon into a heavyweight contender who could always be counted on ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 18,177 reads 35 comments

  16. UFC Reveals Reebok Pay Tiers That Aren't All That Great

    When the UFC announced its new Athlete Outfitting Policy earlier this year, all we could do was take a "wait and see" approach. We knew it was a seismic shift for the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 23,948 reads 150 comments

  17. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Backlash Is Not a Win for the UFC

    When all is said and done, Saturday night's boxing megafight between Floyd Mayeather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will go down as not just the richest combat sports event in history, but one of the most lucrative sporting events to ever take place...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 92,872 reads 401 comments

  18. The Question: What Should Happen with Jon Jones When He Returns to the UFC?

    The news cycle for Jon Jones is slowly going dark, at least until his legal process plays out in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We don't know what he's facing there, and we don't know if he'll serve any sort of prison time...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 40,119 reads 206 comments

  19. UFC's Decision to Strip Jones of Title Could Be the Biggest Moment of His Life

    The UFC's decision to strip Jon Jones of its light heavyweight championship , and to suspend him indefinitely, was one of the more difficult and gut-wrenching decisions it's made since Zuffa purchased the promotion in January 2001...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 year ago 25,255 reads 172 comments

  20. Johnson vs. Horiguchi: A Complete Guide to UFC 186

    There's no nice way to say this, so I'm going to just come out with it: UFC 186 is not the UFC's best pay-per-view offering...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 13,427 reads 45 comments

  21. UFC on Fox 15: Paige VanZant Makes the Most of Her Time in Prime Time

    We said—and I include myself here — that she didn't deserve the things she was getting. We said she received too much, too soon. She landed an exclusive Reebok deal before the champion in her division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 26,133 reads 95 comments

  22. Bellator's Signing of Phil Davis Could Be Far More Important Than We Realize

    The news that Phil Davis has agreed to a multiyear deal with Bellator should not come as a surprise to anyone...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 34,962 reads 118 comments

  23. UFC on Fox 15: VanZant vs. Herrig Could Determine Next Title Challenger

    Saturday's UFC on Fox event from New Jersey is a breath of fresh air. It is a beacon shining in the night, smack dab in the middle of a mostly dreadful Fight Pass card and UFC 186, ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 8,186 reads 31 comments

  24. What We Learned, Loved and Hated from Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 Fight Card

    When the UFC debuts in a new market, it is usually a cause for celebration. Fans thirsty for the world's biggest fight promotion are finally satiated...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 19,705 reads 52 comments

  25. The 10 Best and Worst Moments of Mirko Cro Cop's Career

    On Saturday, legendary Croatian striker Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic returns to the Octagon for the first time since 2011. He is 40 years old and has been fighting since 2001. Over the past few years, he became an afterthought...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 6,527 reads 17 comments