1. Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le: Contrived Insults Are Totally Unnecessary

    If you were looking for a reason to wake up at 6:30 a.m. ET to watch the preliminary card for the UFC's latest return to Macau , China, on Saturday, well, I've got nothing for you...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 12,382 reads 23 comments

  2. Data Bomb: Who Is the UFC's Biggest Pay-Per-View Star?

    We constantly hear discussion of Ronda Rousey or Jon Jones being the UFC's biggest pay-per-view draw. But who really has the correct answer? With Brock Lesnar and Georges St-Pierre—easily ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 11,200 reads 75 comments

  3. Michelle Waterson, the Next Big Star for Women's MMA

    LAS VEGAS — Michelle Waterson , the Invicta Fighting Championships 105-pound champion, is already reaping the benefits of Invicta 's recent broadcast deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 18,680 reads 31 comments

  4. No. 22 Best City to Be a Sports Fan: Houston

    How much does where you live matter as a sports fan? The short answer is: It depends. If you're an Alabama football fan, there's no better place to live than Tuscaloosa. If you're a Red Sox fan, there's no worse place to live than New York City...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 11,291 reads 31 comments

  5. Leaked Jones, Cormier Video Drives UFC 178 Interest Through the Roof

    If there were any lingering doubts in your mind that Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier might be putting on a show for the sole purpose of filling their pockets with your hard-earned cash, well, those fears should be firmly put to rest...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 43,796 reads 156 comments

  6. Chael Sonnen Camp Waiting on Any Response from Nevada Commission

    LAS VEGAS—A lawyer for Chael Sonnen has twice responded to an official letter from the Nevada State Athletic Commission that attempted to prevent Sonnen from competing on Saturday's Metamoris event in Los Angeles...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 13,417 reads 45 comments

  7. Daniel Cormier: 'I'm the Guy Who Can Beat Jon Jones'

    LAS VEGAS — On Monday morning, Daniel Cormier denied that he and Jones had any intentions of staging mock conflicts in order to sell their September 27 fight. "I don't talk to Jon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 18,851 reads 86 comments

  8. Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier Staredown Erupts in MGM Grand Brawl

    LAS VEGAS — The pre-fight festivities between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier went to a new level on Monday morning when a staredown between the ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 296,237 reads 616 comments

  9. Anderson Silva Focused on Return to Octagon, Not Nick Diaz or Titles

    Business as usual. That is the theme for Brazilian middleweight fighter Anderson Silva , though the truth is that life is anything but business as usual...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 28,267 reads 96 comments

  10. Nick Diaz Hates Fighting, but He's Ready to Fight Anyway

    Nick Diaz has always been a little bit different from everyone else in mixed martial arts, and that's why the fans love him. While others are respectful, Diaz is brash and insulting...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 24,774 reads 177 comments

  11. UFC 178: Jones vs. Cormier Is a Majestic Return to Stacked PPV Cards

    On July 11, I wrote a story detailing my wishes for the UFC to return to stacked pay-per-view events . The story was written in the wake of the cancellation of UFC 176...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 26,797 reads 37 comments

  12. Anthony Johnson a Fearsome New Light Heavyweight Force

    A new force has emerged in the UFC's light heavyweight division. The funny thing about Anthony Johnson, who brutally destroyed Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to cement himself as one of ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 20,035 reads 116 comments

  13. Nick Diaz Returning to the UFC Is a Good Thing, for Now

    If there was ever any question that holding out can be good for the career of a mixed martial artist, look no further than the story of Nick Diaz for the answer...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 11,731 reads 106 comments

  14. Chael Sonnen Issued 2-Year Suspension, No Fine for 5 Drug Failures

    LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday handed down a largely light punishment to retired UFC star Chael Sonnen . Sonnen was suspended for two years with no fine...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 27,974 reads 117 comments

  15. Anthony Johnson Plans on Finishing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

    When the Ultimate Fighting Championship asked Anthony Johnson if he wanted to fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, he didn't do the obvious thing. Johnson didn't question if Nogueira would show up come fight night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 10,591 reads 62 comments

  16. Fact from Fiction: Analyzing Dana White's Ireland Media Scrum

    Dana White 's scrums are usually a source of fantastic information. The UFC president sits down on a chair, the media circle around him, and an informal chat begins...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 25,396 reads 100 comments

  17. Johny Hendricks on Forgetting the Belt at Home and Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

    If anything has changed for Johny Hendricks since he became the UFC welterweight champion in March, it's that dang UFC championship belt. This seems obvious, so let's clarify: remembering the belt is the problem...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 20,858 reads 77 comments

  18. Robbie Lawler, Office Enforcer, Gets Ruthless on Bleacher Report Staff

    UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler will face Matt Brown in the main event of UFC on Fox 12 next week in San Jose. It's one of the biggest fights of Lawler 's career...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 37,678 reads 34 comments

  19. Will Brooks Just Wants to Have Fun

    Though he cannot be absolutely sure, Will Brooks reckons the first fight he ever saw likely featured his older sister. Brooks lived in Chicago with his mom, sister and brother...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 3,375 reads 4 comments

  20. Gadelha vs. Lahdemaki a Landmark Moment for UFC; Here Come the Strawweights

    Claudia Gadelha stood on one side of the Octagon, Tina Lahdemaki on the other. UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik welcomed viewers watching on Fight Pass to "beautiful Atlantic City,” ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 12,587 reads 39 comments

  21. 3 Reasons We Don't Need Rousey vs. Carano...and 1 Reason We Do

    Gina Carano isn't a fighter. She hasn't been a fighter since 2010. And she lost her last fight. If you're like me, your last memory of Gina Carano as a mixed martial artist ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 14,479 reads 122 comments

  22. UFC Needs to Return to Stacked PPV Cards for Year-End Event

    UFC fans have grown spoiled over the years. This is not debatable. It is fact. Diehard fans of any sport will find a way to argue anything, and I am being quite literal in my usage of the term "literal...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 12,508 reads 45 comments

  23. The State of the UFC Middleweight Division

    We've taken a look at the state of the UFC's heavyweight , light heavyweight , welterweight and lightweight divisions...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 17,973 reads 98 comments

  24. In Loss to Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida's Legacy Grows

    He sat in the corner on a hard stool, blood streaming down his face, drawing heaving breaths between sips of water. A cutman worked on a deep gash above his left eye...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 73,077 reads 388 comments

  25. Chris Weidman Can Close TRT Era in UFC by Beating Vitor Belfort

    In dispatching Lyoto Machida at UFC 175, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman proved he's the best middleweight in the world. This may seem obvious. Weidman was already the middleweight champion, after all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 17,672 reads 121 comments