1. Dana White: UFC Abandons Plans for Out-of-Competition Drug Testing

    LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Champion has abandoned the plans it once had for an in-house drug testing program that would see all of its contracted fighters tested randomly year-round...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 13,385 reads 34 comments

  2. The Olympian

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Daniel Cormier slumps in a metal folding chair. He leans his head back, blood pouring from his nose. A cutman shoves Q-tips up his left nostril in an attempt to stop the bleeding...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 109,429 reads 91 comments

  3. The Question: Can Daniel Cormier Beat Jon Jones at UFC 182?

    Bleacher Report lead mixed martial arts writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter have decided to band together—much like The Avengers or the Mega Powers, except better ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 31,879 reads 135 comments

  4. UFC 182's Myles Jury Wants Title Shot with Win over Donald Cerrone

    LAS VEGAS — In the basement of the Ultimate Fighting Championship office on Sahara Avenue is a gym. It is filled to overflowing with weights and mirrors, but there is also a boxing ring, speed bags and other various fight gear...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 10,645 reads 40 comments

  5. Brock Lesnar Is Still Big Business After All These Years

    There is a short list of athletes who can step away from the fight game and instantly become the hottest topic of discussion when there's a mere mention of them possibly, maybe, perhaps making a return...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 34,854 reads 36 comments

  6. MMA in 2014: Fight of the Year

    2014 was a down year in terms of business for mixed martial arts. But the action in the cage was better than ever, for the most part. There were classic fights from the championship level on down to the lowest of preliminary bouts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 19,077 reads 60 comments

  7. TUF 20 Finale: Carla Esparza Dominant in UFC Championship Win

    In the end, it was perhaps too much, too soon for Rose Namajunas. They came to the cage as opposite portraits...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 21,877 reads 71 comments

  8. The Meteoric Rise of Thug Rose Namajunas

    Pat Barry met Rose Namajunas when she punched him in the head. Barry was sparring at Roufusport one day, working on his stand-up game...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 18,157 reads 70 comments

  9. UFC's Signing of CM Punk Is a Good Thing, as Long as It's Honest About It

    Saturday's news that Phil " CM Punk " Brooks signed a multifight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship sent the mixed martial arts world into a frenzy. It is understandable...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 16,383 reads 62 comments

  10. UFC on Fox 13: 7 Reasons to Watch Dos Santos vs. Miocic Fight Card

    We are in the midst of a UFC deluge, with fight cards seemingly every weekend. It is hard to tell them apart. But on Saturday night, the promotion returns to network television with a slew of intriguing fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 11,188 reads 20 comments

  11. CM Punk: Signing with the UFC Was the Easiest Decision I've Ever Made

    Phil Brooks has zero professional UFC fights. He has zero amateur fights. He's spent his adult life as CM Punk in the world of professional wrestling, which is certainly athletic but not competitive in a traditional sense...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 69,457 reads 139 comments

  12. Robbie Lawler Completes Improbable Career Comeback with UFC Title Win

    It was a night when a special announcement made after the first pay-per-view bout threatened to overshadow one of the UFC's best cards of the year...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 23,396 reads 89 comments

  13. Abel Trujillo Must Transform Himself into a Demon in Order to Conquer One

    Fighters, as a rule, are an unusual bunch. You must be a little off-center in order to willingly participate in a sport where you are repeatedly punched, kicked and choked...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 6,134 reads 11 comments

  14. UFC's Media Rankings Cannot Determine Pay from Reebok

    Over the past 24 hours, many words have been written about the UFC's new "athlete outfitting policy." Many words will be written in the future, as athletes, managers and the UFC figure out how to tread this rocky new ground...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 10,605 reads 47 comments

  15. UFC, Reebok Announce Uniform Partnership Deal

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced Tuesday a long-term deal with apparel company Reebok that will see the outfitter serve as the official provider for new UFC uniforms that will go into effect in 2015...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 18,298 reads 77 comments

  16. Wanderlei Silva Is Hard to Take Seriously

    If you thought Wanderlei Silva would go quietly into that good night after finishing his career with the human equivalent of a dumpster fire, well, you've got another thing coming...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 21,214 reads 38 comments

  17. Renan Barao Is in No Position to Demand Fight with T.J. Dillashaw in Brazil

    Renan Barao wants to fight T.J. Dillashaw in Brazil. You can't blame a fighter for seeking a home-court advantage, and Brazil offers just such a thing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 18,161 reads 83 comments

  18. AKA Head Javier Mendez Discusses Ways to Lessen Training Camp Injuries

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Daniel Cormier had been training hard for 23 minutes when the accident happened...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 19,113 reads 22 comments

  19. Conor McGregor Should Get Next Title Shot After Edgar Dominates Swanson

    The UFC's featherweight title picture just cleared up. Cub Swanson, he of the six-fight winning streak heading into UFC Fight Night Austin, is vanquished...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 31,888 reads 213 comments

  20. UFC 181: Urijah Faber on Cisco Rivera, Dominick Cruz and Business

    Urijah Faber last stepped in the Octagon in July, which means he's had ample opportunities to start new businesses. Faber is a prolific businessman...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 4,631 reads 4 comments

  21. UFC 181: Gilbert Melendez Is Ready for War

    It has been a long time since Gilbert Melendez competed in a mixed martial arts fight. This is not to say he has not been busy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 10,026 reads 26 comments

  22. Rousey on Cyborg: I'm Going to Try to Kill Her with My Bare Hands

    When it comes to the topic of Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino, UFC champion Ronda Rousey has never been one to mince words. She's been vocal about Justino and steroids and other weighty issues for years...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 18,054 reads 72 comments

  23. Bellator 131: Tito Ortiz Outlasts Stephan Bonnar in New-Look Bellator

    SAN DIEGO — It was a night filled with a sparkling new sheen for North America's second-largest mixed martial arts promotion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 24,471 reads 14 comments

  24. Bellator Reveals Main Event Fights for First Three Events of 2015

    SAN DIEGO—Bellator Fighting Championships today announced the first part of its 2015 schedule. The announcement features four title fights spread over the first three months of 2015...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 17,390 reads 14 comments

  25. Bellator 131: The Ortiz, Bonnar Traveling Circus Arrives in San Diego

    It is 1:10 p.m. in a banquet room of this San Diego Dave & Busters. Outside, throngs of fans play Skeeball and shoot hoops and play video games that are far larger and brighter than the arcade games of my youth...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 12,441 reads 20 comments