1. McGregor Expects Aldo Bout to Compete with Mayweather/Pacquiao PPV Numbers

    LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor is not a man known for his subdued nature. McGregor is brash, from his newfound taste for expensively tailored suits to the over-the-top ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 32,908 reads 161 comments

  2. Josh Koscheck Earns Respect with Decade of UFC Competition

    Many words have been written about Josh Koscheck since Saturday's loss to Erick Silva. Many more will be written in the coming days. There is something about nostalgia that tugs at the heartstrings...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 20,893 reads 94 comments

  3. Court's Reading of Contract Will Settle Bellator vs. Rampage Jackson Standoff

    I have read the entirety of Bellator 's request for an injunction (obtained by Bleacher Report via a Freedom of Information Act request late last week) against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 15,369 reads 26 comments

  4. Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia Is What's Best for Business

    If recent reports from Brazilian outlet Tatame (h/t MMAJunkie ) are true, we'll see UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey head to Brazil to defend her title on August 1 against Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 23,170 reads 283 comments

  5. UFC 185: What We Loved, Learned and Hated from Pettis vs. Dos Anjos Fight Card

    Another month, another UFC pay per view in the books. Saturday's UFC 185 was historic for several reasons, but the most important takeaway? In an era where championships don't trade hands all that often, UFC 185 saw the crowning of two new champs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 29,944 reads 93 comments

  6. Among Upcoming UFC Title Fights, Velasquez vs. Werdum Generates Little Interest

    On Saturday evening, I watched UFC 185 with two friends who work for a highly respected social media company here in Las Vegas...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 20,974 reads 139 comments

  7. Rafael Dos Anjos Completes Dramatic Career Comeback with Pettis Win

    Anthony Pettis is one of the best lightweights in the history of mixed martial arts. This was hardly in doubt even before Pettis faced Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC 185 ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 19,801 reads 87 comments

  8. UFC's New Stacked-Card Philosophy May Be Tough to Sustain, but It's Awesome

    This Saturday's UFC 185 fight card is good. It is very good. The preliminary card is deep, and the main card is full of interesting fights, including Henry Cejudo 's return to flyweight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 11,003 reads 15 comments

  9. Anthony Pettis: Injury-Free and Ready to Become the UFC's King of PPV

    After just five fights in almost four years, Anthony Pettis knew something had to change. Injury after injury piled up, stealing important years from his prime...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 10,510 reads 87 comments

  10. Joanna Jedrzejczyk: After UFC 185, You Can Call Me 'Joanna Champion'

    LAS VEGAS — The first thing you notice about Joanna Jedrzejczyk is her name, of course, because you have to figure out how to spell it. She is a writer's worst nightmare. She is the reason copy and paste was invented...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 14,676 reads 71 comments

  11. The Question: Should Brock Lesnar Stick with Pro Wrestling and Not MMA?

    Brock Lesnar 's run in World Wrestling Entertainment might be coming to an end. Or, at least his contract is expiring after WrestleMania in a few weeks, making him the hottest free agent in combat sports...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 12,081 reads 78 comments

  12. UFC 184: What We Learned, Loved and Hated

    Saturday night's UFC 184 event offered more of that patented Ronda Rousey magic: the anticipation, the atmosphere and the quick destruction of an opponent that leaves us all ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 23,133 reads 128 comments

  13. The Question: Does Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock Make a Mockery of MMA?

    Last fall, Scott Coker surprised just about everybody by announcing that Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar would face off in a headlining Bellator event...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 15,892 reads 59 comments

  14. Bellator's Crazy Main Events Will Set It Apart from the UFC

    Scott Coker seems to have a winning formula for television success. The formula goes a little something like this: Fill up a card with great prospects and great style fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 19,315 reads 53 comments

  15. Ronda Rousey vs. Arianny Celeste Is the UFC's Best Dumb Rivalry

    Heading into UFC 184 , Ronda Rousey is facing two opponents. First, there's Cat Zingano, Rousey's opponent on Saturday night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 22,143 reads 238 comments

  16. The Question: Is Ronda Rousey the Most Dominant Female Athlete of All Time?

    Saturday night's UFC 184 card marks the return of perhaps the biggest current star in mixed martial arts. Ronda Rousey , the women's bantamweight champion, has never been tested in competition...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 36,698 reads 212 comments

  17. Frank Mir Overcomes the Odds Yet Again with Knockout of Bigfoot Silva

    Frank Mir , after spending over 380 days on the sidelines, returned to the Octagon in Brazil on Sunday night to try to put a stop to a four-fight losing streak. It is surprising that he returned at all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 28,822 reads 106 comments

  18. UFC Deserves Credit for Taking Steps to Clean Up Sport

    Damned if they don't, damned if they do. That's the feeling I had at the conclusion of Wednesday's Ultimate Fighting Championship news conference on performance-enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 5,539 reads 44 comments

  19. UFC Announces Drastic New Drug-Testing Program, Goes into Effect July 1

    LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Wednesday plans for sweeping changes to its overall drug-testing program that could change the face of mixed martial ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 31,108 reads 129 comments

  20. Anderson Silva Fails UFC 183 Post-Fight Drug Test for 3 Substances

    UPDATE: Tuesday, February 17 at 6:54pm ET Anderson Silva was issued a temporary suspension during Tuesday's meeting. His case will be heard during a full disciplinary hearing at a future NAC meeting...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 100,609 reads 179 comments

  21. The Question: Is Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber a Real Superfight?

    On Tuesday evening, the mixed martial arts Internet exploded with the news that Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber would potentially, possibly, probably headline the UFC's first foray into the Philippines...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 20,019 reads 167 comments

  22. UFC's February 18 Press Conference a Promising Start Toward Drug Changes

    Over the past seven days, I have gone in hard on the UFC and its drug testing issues. I've said I believe they have a problem with performance enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 11,890 reads 68 comments

  23. UFC, MMA Needs More Vocal Anti-PED Fighters Like Tim Kennedy

    If more fighters took the same kind of public stance on performance-enhancing drugs as UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy, the sport of mixed martial arts might be better off. Not everybody can be Kennedy, of course...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 8,537 reads 103 comments

  24. Daniel Cormier Reflects on Jones Fight, Promises He Can Still Beat the Champion

    LAS VEGAS — Daniel Cormier stood backstage, moments away from making the most important walk of his athletic career...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 32,660 reads 109 comments

  25. UFC Must Take Drastic Stand on PEDs in Mixed Martial Arts

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship has a drug problem . If you weren't already aware of this, you are now. 2015 started off with a bang for the promotion, with two consecutive pay-per-view events headlined by appealing fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 2 years ago 15,616 reads 162 comments