1. Predictions for Every UFC Champ at the End of 2014

    Looking into our collective crystal balls can be a fun experience. I've never been all that great at long-term predictions, and anyone who tells you they are—especially in a volatile sport such as mixed martial arts—is probably a liar...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 25,785 reads 166 comments

  2. Julie Kedzie Announces That She's the New Invicta FC Matchmaker

    Women's mixed martial arts pioneer and former UFC bantamweight Julie Kedzie announced today that she has accepted a position as the new matchmaker for all-women's fighting promotion Invicta Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 2,831 reads 6 comments

  3. Nick Diaz Turns Down Opportunity to Face Carlos Condit at UFC 171

    Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz was offered a chance to come out of retirement at UFC 171 and face Carlos Condit ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 37,289 reads 294 comments

  4. UFC on Fox 9: What We Learned from Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship has found a home for the flyweight championship on Fox network television...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 9,167 reads 41 comments

  5. Georges St-Pierre Displays Grace, Professionalism in Walking Away from the UFC

    Georges St-Pierre may come back to the fight game. Or perhaps he won't. But in walking away from the sport, if only temporarily, in the manner he did on Friday afternoon, St-Pierre ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 40,641 reads 217 comments

  6. Georges St-Pierre Vacates UFC Welterweight Title, Takes Indefinite Hiatus

    Longtime welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has elected to take what he described as an indefinite absence from mixed martial arts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 94,591 reads 192 comments

  7. Dana White, Georges St-Pierre to Hold "Special Conference Call" Friday at 2:30pm

    LAS VEGAS—The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Thursday night that UFC president Dana White will be joined by longtime welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre on a Friday afternoon conference call...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 16,039 reads 57 comments

  8. UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 Main Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    It appears the UFC's network television broadcasts on Fox have been designated as the official home of the flyweight championship. Oh. Excuse me...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 13,023 reads 5 comments

  9. UFC Signs 11 Invicta Strawweights, Will Compete on TUF 20 for 1st Championship

    LAS VEGAS—The UFC's addition of the women's strawweight division is happening a whole lot sooner than anyone believed...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 15,475 reads 93 comments

  10. Urijah Faber on Team Alpha Male and Why He Will Beat Michael McDonald

    You'll find Ultimate Fitness on a tree-lined street in one of the older parts of Sacramento, the part that resembles the fading main street area of your hometown more so than the bustling cities many old American towns eventually gave way to...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 7,533 reads 18 comments

  11. The Numbers Game: Analyzing Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez

    At first glance, the UFC on Fox title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez doesn't offer all that much to analyze...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 3,695 reads 9 comments

  12. The Buzz List: The 4 Hottest, Most Controversial Topics in MMA for 12/9-12/15

    Our string of never-ending fight weeks continues this week with UFC on FOX 9. I'm sure it'll be a memorable event, but can it live up to the strong memories created by heavyweights ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 12,759 reads 13 comments

  13. Matt Brown Withdraws from UFC on FOX 9 Bout Due to Back Injury

    UPDATE: December 7, 12:53 p.m. PT Brown tweeted the specific nature of the injury: he has three herniated discs in his lower back. Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting reported that Condit has, in fact, been pulled from the fight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 31,626 reads 148 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 33: What We Learned from Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva

    There are times in this profession where I have no words to describe what I've just seen. It doesn't happen often. Most of the time, I feel like I've seen it all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 39,746 reads 121 comments

  15. Daniel Cormier Signs New 8-Fight Deal with UFC, Rashad Evans a Possible Opponent

    A top heavyweight contender—and an intriguing future addition to the UFC's light heavyweight division—has signed a new contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 5,475 reads 19 comments

  16. UFC on Fox 9: Former Bellator Champ Zach Makovsky Faces Scott Jorgensen

    Former Bellator bantamweight champion Zach "Fun Size" Makovsky has signed a multi -fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and will face Scott Jorgensen at next week's UFC on Fox 9 event in Sacramento...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 5,524 reads 17 comments

  17. UFC Fight Night 33: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva Betting Odds and Predictions

    Hey guys, it's fight week. Actually, there's no such thing as fight week any more. It's just one long stretch of fight weeks, pressing out into the distance with no end in sight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 24,047 reads 21 comments

  18. TUF 18 Finale Salaries: Maynard ($45K), Diaz ($30K) Top Event Payroll

    Main-event winner Nate Diaz made a paltry $30,000—$15,000 to show and $15,000 earned for his stunning demolition of former lightweight title contender Gray Maynard at Saturday's Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 5,443 reads 13 comments

  19. UFC Dials Back European Expansion, but Overexposure Still a Danger

    I woke up this fine Monday morning with the realization that we've just begun another Ultimate Fighting Championship fight week. And, in both the immortal words and general vibe of Ron Burgundy, in no way is that depressing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 11,981 reads 53 comments

  20. TUF 18 Finale: What We Learned from Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard

    LAS VEGAS — The old version of Nate Diaz returned Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, while the old version of Gray Maynard may be gone for good...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 21,694 reads 61 comments

  21. Shane Del Rosario Taken off Life Support, Breathing on His Own

    UPDATE: Saturday, November 30 at 8:05pm ET Sources close to Del Rosario told Bleacher Report that the fighter was removed from life support on Friday night, and as of Saturday evening, he is breathing on his own and has shown encouraging signs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 537,705 reads 40 comments

  22. TUF 18 Finale: Maynard vs. Diaz Betting Odds and Predictions

    By the time most of you read this, there's a chance you'll be on your way to a post-Thanksgiving lunch nap filled with thoughts of cranberry sauce and regret...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 5,890 reads 4 comments

  23. TUF 18 Finale: Nate Diaz Relaxed, Focused on Getting Win over Gray Maynard

    LAS VEGAS—Nate Diaz sits on a small stage on the Mandalay Bay Events Center concourse. He has arrived late—stop me if you've heard this before, but the brothers Diaz ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 10,563 reads 26 comments

  24. Gray Maynard Willing to Drop to Featherweight for Final Bout with Frankie Edgar

    Gray Maynard isn't quite done with Frankie Edgar . At least, he hopes not. Maynard and Edgar's story began on April 2, 2008. The location was Broomfield , Colo., and the event was Kenny Florian vs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 9,331 reads 34 comments

  25. 'Walking Miracle' Matt Grice Unveils Details from Near-Fatal Car Accident

    Earlier this year, Matt Grice fought Dennis Bermudez at UFC 157. It was a heart-stopping blend of action and endurance, and it easily won Fight of the Night honors...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 10,612 reads 15 comments