1. 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 5 months ago 10,323 reads 48 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 9,194 reads 24 comments

  3. John Lineker's Weighty Issues Can Be Fixed with Easy Solutions

    Despite missing weight for two of his last three bouts—and needing an extra hour to make weight in the third—UFC flyweight John Lineker has no plans to move back up to bantamweight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 5,190 reads 12 comments

  4. Middleweights Luke Rockhold, Tim Boetsch Face off at UFC 172 in Baltimore

    A middleweight bout between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and ultra-durable Tim Boetsch has been added to UFC 172 in Baltimore. The news was first announced by the UFC on their official website...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 3,333 reads 36 comments

  5. Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman Overturned Due to Failed Drug Test

    UPDATE 3, 4:16 p.m. ET: Marc Ratner, UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, confirmed with Bleacher Report that Eye's fight against Alexis Davis will indeed move forward on February 22...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 29,177 reads 50 comments

  6. Jose Aldo's Move to Lightweight Could Cement Him as Greatest Fighter in History

    There was a moment, roughly halfway through Jose Aldo's thoroughly brilliant and yet somehow uninspiring victory over Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169, when the longtime featherweight kingpin's murky future suddenly became quite clear...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 9,525 reads 70 comments

  7. Renan Barao vs Urijah Faber 2: What We Learned from UFC 169's Main Event

    It was a night designed to showcase two of the UFC's brightest stars below 155 pounds. Renan Barao and Jose Aldo, longtime teammates at the Nova Uniao camp in Brazil, went into ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 39,691 reads 110 comments

  8. Jon Jones Discusses Heavyweight Move, Potential Superfight vs. Chris Weidman

    From the moment he capped his meteoric rise to the UFC light heavyweight championship, Jon Jones has constantly been asked one important question: When are you going to move to heavyweight? It's a question with merit...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 16,631 reads 128 comments

  9. Dana White Says Anderson Silva Wants the Belt Back

    To hear UFC president Dana White tell it, we may get to see a third fight between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva after all. It's a notion many consider impossible...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 14,163 reads 58 comments

  10. UFC on Fox 11: Travis Browne vs. Fabricio Werdum Is the Official Main Event

    A fight once planned as the co-main event for April's UFC on Fox card is now the main event. Heavyweights Travis Browne and Fabricio Werdum will face off in a fight to determine ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 3,536 reads 10 comments

  11. Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Could Join Weidman vs. Belfort Fight Card

    A planned fight between current coaches Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva could join a summer UFC event that will be headlined by middleweight champion Chris Weidman defending his belt against top challenger Vitor Belfort...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 15,895 reads 50 comments

  12. UFC Announces Tim Kennedy vs. Michael Bisping Headlines TUF Nations Finale

    A middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Michael Bisping will indeed headline The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale. On January 19, Bleacher Report reported Kennedy vs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 11,463 reads 45 comments

  13. Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Targeted for UFC Return to Abu Dhabi

    A fight between veteran heavyweights Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is being targeted for the Ultimate Fighting Championship's return to Abu Dhabi , which could take place later this year...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 6,769 reads 20 comments

  14. Ultimate Fighting Championship Details Canadian Fight Plans for 2014

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship will expand its Canadian reach further in 2014 than ever before. At a news conference today in Quebec City, UFC Canadian director of operations ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 5,857 reads 13 comments

  15. UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2 Fight Card Betting Odds & Predictions

    UFC 169 takes place this Saturday night in Newark, New Jersey. Or perhaps it will take place Sunday night in Newark; that will only happen if the Super Bowl is moved to Saturday due to bad weather...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 12,364 reads 11 comments

  16. Gabriel Gonzaga to Undergo Surgery for Broken Right Hand

    UFC heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga will undergo surgery to repair a broken hand suffered during his loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC on Fox 10. The news was first reported by Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 1,275 reads 1 comments

  17. UFC on Fox 10: What We Learned from Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship's return to Chicago was initially met without much fanfare. On paper, the card couldn't hold its own when held up next to the UFC's previous two Fox Chicago installments...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 14,089 reads 87 comments

  18. Rampage Jackson Changes 2008 Car Chase Excuse Again, Can't Keep Story Straight

    If there's one thing you know about Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, it's that you never really know anything at all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 12,167 reads 32 comments

  19. UFC on Fox 10: Henderson vs. Thomson Fight Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    The UFC returns to Fox on Saturday night with a familiar name: former lightweight champion Benson Henderson, who has made three appearances on the network fight cards since they began in 2011...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 13,023 reads 17 comments

  20. In Which Tim Kennedy Takes Me to a Gun Show

    LAS VEGAS — Tim Kennedy greets me in the lobby of the massive Sands Expo Convention Center at The Venetian casino resort. He is wearing a gray suit and white shirt...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 14,043 reads 29 comments

  21. Tim Kennedy vs. Michael Bisping Targeted for TUF Nations Finale on April 16

    Ask, and ye shall receive. After months of call-outs, tweets and public shaming, former Strikeforce star Tim Kennedy will finally get the one fight he's wanted for months when he faces veteran Michael Bisping at the TUF Nations Finale...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 11,470 reads 71 comments

  22. Nevada Commission Details Process for Hiring Permanent Kizer Replacement

    LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Athletic Commission will seek to hire a permanent replacement to fill the role of executive director of the commission within the next two to three months...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 2,839 reads 7 comments

  23. Dana White's Defense Against Georges St-Pierre Doing More Harm Than Good

    kook·y 1. strange or eccentric. In a sport where masculinity is prized and the symbols and accoutrements of male pride are displayed, splashed and painted across various ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 31,298 reads 185 comments

  24. UFC Fight Night 35: What We Learned from Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou

    When Luke Rockhold stepped in the cage for his UFC debut against Vitor Belfort, he carried the virtual weight of Strikeforce on his shoulders...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 9,629 reads 37 comments

  25. Bellator's Tournament Format Continues to Hold the Promotion Back

    Bjorn Rebney to Ariel Helwani (h/t MMA Fighting), March 26, 2012 : At the same time, it’s critical to have a system in place that ensures our Champions defend their titles as frequently as possible...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 5,328 reads 30 comments