1. Lyoto Machida Confirms Dana White Paid Him Extra for Beating Tito Ortiz

    It's no secret that UFC President Dana White and Tito Ortiz have never gotten along. And it should come as no surprise that White gave Lyoto Machida a bonus for beating Ortiz at UFC 84...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 24,446 reads 39 comments

  2. Bond Hearing for Embattled Thiago Silva Set for Next Week

    A bond hearing next week will determine if former UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva can leave the jail cell he has occupied since his Feb. 6 arrest. Silva's manager, Glenn Robinson, informed MMAFighting ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 10,820 reads 21 comments

  3. Anthony Pettis Opens as Betting Favorite over Gilbert Melendez

    One of the most anticipated fights of 2014 was announced on Sunday: UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis defending his title against top contender Gilbert Melendez ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 6,353 reads 79 comments

  4. Rory MacDonald Stabbed Hand While Cutting Avocado, Almost Missed UFC 170

    Welterweight Rory MacDonald had one of the better performances at UFC 170 on Saturday night with his unanimous decision win over Demian Maia...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 16,210 reads 34 comments

  5. UFC 170 Notebook: Behind the Scenes of Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann Fight Card

    LAS VEGAS — Ronda Rousey , women's bantamweight champion of the world, returns to the Octagon Saturday night for her second title defense in three months...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 6,888 reads 2 comments

  6. UFC Uniforms, Fight Pass and Dana White's Misdirected Anger

    LAS VEGAS — The launch of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Fight Pass online streaming service has caused more headaches than the company likely intended when it made the announcement in December...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 25,304 reads 65 comments

  7. Dana White Fine with Gilbert Melendez Testing Free-Agent Waters

    LAS VEGAS — Gilbert Melendez is one of the more prominent free agents to leave the UFC and sign with a competing organization in many years. Melendez, currently ranked No...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 10,677 reads 37 comments

  8. UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Fight Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    The UFC returns to Las Vegas for the second time in three months with a familiar headliner: women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey , who defended her title against Miesha Tate at December's UFC 168 just up the road at the MGM Grand...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 28,751 reads 15 comments

  9. Ronda Rousey Is Willing to Die to Keep Her UFC Championship

    LAS VEGAS — Most UFC fighters view the mid-week open workouts as just another obligation in an endless sea of fight week commitments they must attend. They walk into the room, say hello to a few fans, hit a few mitts and they're done...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 11,831 reads 124 comments

  10. Daniel Cormier, Pat Cummins Both Supremely Confident in UFC 170 Victory

    LAS VEGAS — When Daniel Cormier received a call from the UFC letting him know Rashad Evans had injured his knee and was out of its UFC 170 bout, he was overcome with sadness...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 14,046 reads 54 comments

  11. Cris "Cyborg" Justino Responds to Dana White's Hurtful Criticism

    Former Strikeforce women's champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino is mad, and she isn't going to take it anymore. Justino issued a response to Dana White , who last week told media in Las Vegas that Cyborg was taking performance-enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 39,509 reads 244 comments

  12. Daniel Cormier's Olympic Teammate Sara McMann Defends Him Against Cummins

    I have racked my brain, but I cannot remember a mixed martial arts rivalry that became heated more quickly than the UFC 170 bout between Daniel Cormier and Pat Cummins . Most of this is due to the circumstances surrounding the fight, of course.

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 18,312 reads 95 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 36 Notebook: The Night the Decisions Came to Brazil

    Another week, another fight card. The UFC returned to Brazil for Fight Night 36, headlined by two fights with more than a little importance to the middleweight division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 9,212 reads 29 comments

  14. Dana White Hopeful of Testosterone Replacement Ban Sooner Than Later

    LAS VEGAS—UFC President Dana White would like nothing more than to see testosterone replacement therapy go the way of the dodo...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 3,768 reads 27 comments

  15. White: Overeem's Rib Will Heal as Soon as We Find Dos Santos Another Fight

    LAS VEGAS—The war of words between UFC President Dana White and heavyweight Alistair Overeem continued during a Thursday afternoon meeting with local Las Vegas media...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 12,780 reads 101 comments

  16. Dana White: UFC Working on Deal to Create a Standard UFC Uniform

    LAS VEGAS — When it comes to fighter sponsorships in the UFC, the winds of change are blowing. UFC president Dana White confirmed on Thursday that the UFC is working on a deal to create a UFC uniform...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 67,540 reads 207 comments

  17. Patrick Cummins: How an Unknown Fighter Got the Chance of a Lifetime

    LAS VEGAS — On Wednesday afternoon, Dana White was informed that Rashad Evans, who was scheduled to compete next week at UFC 170 against Daniel Cormier , had injured his knee...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 32,805 reads 69 comments

  18. UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi Fight Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    With as many trips as the UFC is now making to Brazil (on a seemingly monthly basis), it would be easy for a few of these free televised fight cards to get lost in the shuffle. Rightly so...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 12,649 reads 16 comments

  19. Daniel Cormier, Rashad Evans and the Cost of Fighting Friends

    Daniel Cormier met Rashad Evans during his senior year at Oklahoma State. Evans was a Michigan State wrestler, and his school dual meet against Cormier 's Oklahoma State team...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 13,256 reads 35 comments

  20. UFC Announces Major Changes to Post-Fight Bonus Structure

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship Tuesday announced a major change to the way they hand out post-event bonuses. Traditionally, the promotion has handed out bonuses for Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night and Knockout of the Night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 44,372 reads 113 comments

  21. UFC Will Not Offer TUF Nations Contestant a Contract After Racist Instagram Pic

    On Sunday, a photo posted to Instagram by The Ultimate Fighter: Nations contestant Tyler Manawaroa some 18 weeks ago made the rounds. I'm choosing not to post the photo here, because it's racist and embarrassing and hurtful...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 23,609 reads 116 comments

  22. Cub Swanson Wants Jose Aldo to Move Up and Challenge Himself at Lightweight

    Anthony Pettis and Jose Aldo were scheduled to fight at featherweight last year, but an injury to Pettis forced the bout to be cancelled...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 7,665 reads 45 comments

  23. Jon Jones Doesn't See Eye to Eye with the UFC, and That May Cost the UFC Dearly

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is a marketable star. You won't find any MMA -centric brands adorning Jones when he walks out for fight night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 68,207 reads 220 comments

  24. Playing the Heel a Calculated Effort from Wrestling Legend Ben Askren

    LAS VEGAS—Ben Askren , once and perhaps future free-agent welterweight, sits near a waterfall in the massive Venetian casino...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 10,372 reads 48 comments

  25. Junior Dos Santos Denies Reports That He's Left Team Nogueira

    Earlier today, we relayed a report from Brazilian outlet Globo that said former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos had left his longtime home at Team Nogueira and made the switch to Nova Uniao ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 9,254 reads 24 comments