1. The State of the UFC Middleweight Division

    We've taken a look at the state of the UFC's heavyweight , light heavyweight , welterweight and lightweight divisions...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 20 hours ago 6,623 reads 69 comments

  2. In Loss to Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida's Legacy Grows

    He sat in the corner on a hard stool, blood streaming down his face, drawing heaving breaths between sips of water. A cutman worked on a deep gash above his left eye...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 days ago 79,563 reads 385 comments

  3. Chris Weidman Can Close TRT Era in UFC by Beating Vitor Belfort

    In dispatching Lyoto Machida at UFC 175, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman proved he's the best middleweight in the world. This may seem obvious. Weidman was already the middleweight champion, after all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 days ago 14,200 reads 103 comments

  4. Ronda Rousey Cements Her Place as Most Terrifying Woman on Earth

    Ronda Rousey , the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star, sent her fame soaring to unprecedented heights with a 16-second knockout win over Alexis Davis at UFC 175. It wasn't just the speed, though there was plenty of that...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 days ago 54,702 reads 398 comments

  5. Ronda Rousey, UFC's Biggest Star, Prepared for UFC 175 Challenge from Davis

    Ronda Rousey is the biggest star in the known universe. This may not be the most truthful statement ever written. But it feels that way, here in one of the many rooms that make up the Mandalay Bay Events Center...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 days ago 22,247 reads 81 comments

  6. Weidman vs. Machida Is an Excellent Fight, but Will Anyone Watch?

    As far as main events go, you're not going to find many better than Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida . The middleweight title fight headlines this Saturday's UFC 175 event in Las Vegas...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 days ago 22,125 reads 159 comments

  7. Chael Sonnen's Latest Failed Drug Test Casts a Shadow over His Entire Career

    Until the very end, there were many who wanted to believe in Chael Sonnen . You've heard me say this before, but I will say it again: Sonnen is one of the nicest people you'll meet in mixed martial arts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 days ago 19,466 reads 191 comments

  8. Fantasy UFC 175 Fight Card: Combining Multiple UFC Events into 1 Big PPV

    The UFC, in its ever-increasing attempts at expanding its brand around the globe, is running a lot of shows. This is an unarguable point. Whether or not you believe it is running too many events comes down to your own personal preference...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 14 days ago 5,929 reads 7 comments

  9. The State of the UFC Light Heavyweight Division

    We've taken a look at the UFC's heavyweight , lightweight and welterweight divisions. Today, we move down to what has historically been considered the UFC's marquee division: the light heavyweights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 15 days ago 7,147 reads 10 comments

  10. The State of the UFC Heavyweight Division

    We've already taken a look at the state of the UFC's welterweight and lightweight divisions. Today, we turn our eyes to the big boys in the heavyweight division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 17 days ago 23,056 reads 90 comments

  11. The State of the UFC Lightweight Division

    The UFC's Lightweight Championship has been on ice for nearly a year due to recurring injuries suffered by champ Anthony Pettis , and it could be another year before anyone not named Gilbert Melendez earns a title shot...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 21 days ago 21,304 reads 58 comments

  12. Scott Coker Officially Announced as Bellator President After Rebney Departure

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Scott Coker, who created and promoted fights under the Strikeforce banner from 1985 to 2013, was officially introduced as the ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 22 days ago 11,761 reads 53 comments

  13. Sonnen Suspended, Silva Explains His Side of the Story at NAC Meeting

    Retired mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen was handed a temporary suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday, and a hearing will be held on a future date to determine his official punishment...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 23 days ago 48,974 reads 114 comments

  14. The State of the UFC Welterweight Division

    Georges St-Pierre's decision to walk away from the Ultimate Fighting Championship may have been met with groans from fans and from the halls of the UFC's office. But for the rest of the fighters inhabiting the division, it has been a blessing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 23 days ago 17,696 reads 73 comments

  15. Rory MacDonald Emerges from GSP's Shadow with Dominant UFC 174 Win

    Rory MacDonald was once an afterthought of sorts. He has made significant progress each time he's stepped in the Octagon and has always been considered a fighter who might easily be a future champion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 25 days ago 9,404 reads 75 comments

  16. Tyron Woodley: 'I Should Be the UFC Champion This Year'

    A year ago, Tyron Woodley sat at a table across from me at a hotel in freezing Montreal. One month prior, Woodley had made his UFC debut. It was an emphatic one...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 27 days ago 9,126 reads 135 comments

  17. Demetrious Johnson Casts Eye Toward Future, Still Has Things to Prove at 125

    Demetrious Johnson is an avid gamer, and so it is a little upsetting for him that the Electronic Entertainment Expo—or E3, in the parlance of those who follow such things—is ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 29 days ago 4,586 reads 10 comments

  18. Daniel Cormier on Floyd Mayweather, Jon Jones and Being a Great Heel

    LAS VEGAS — It is 6:11 p.m. on Thursday, June 5. Over on Sahara, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones strolls into the offices of his promoter for a meeting with UFC President Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 18,698 reads 45 comments

  19. Johnson vs. Bagautinov: Complete Guide to UFC 174 Fight Card

    It has been three years, nearly to the day, since the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its one-Octagon circus last rolled into Vancouver...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 13,210 reads 34 comments

  20. UFC Fight Night 42: Russian Accents, Fishhooks and the Worst Decision Ever

    There is something in the air in Albuquerque, or perhaps it is in the water. Or perhaps it is nowhere at all. The popularity of the AMC show "Breaking Bad" led to scores of jokes about the Albuquerque desert...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 18,193 reads 123 comments

  21. Two Brothers

    Jeff and Barry Meyer grew up in one of the nice parts of Chicago, where money begat nice shopping malls and nice schools and nice kids wearing nice clothes. They were karate kids...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 3,348 reads 2 comments

  22. UFC's Public Attempts at Humiliating Jon Jones Could Backfire in a Big Way

    If there is one thing we know about UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, it's that we don't know anything. Even among those of us who have spent a considerable amount of time in his presence, Jones remains a mystery...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 43,838 reads 382 comments

  23. TJ Dillashaw on UFC 173 Win, Cruz, Faber and Return to the Octagon

    Last week, I followed TJ Dillashaw as he prepared for his UFC 173 bout against Renan Barao. He was one of the biggest underdogs ever to participate in a championship bout, and ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 13,190 reads 24 comments

  24. Chael Sonnen Will Continue to Get Title Shots, and Here's Why

    It is a familiar refrain: Chael Sonnen , coming off a loss, finds himself in position for a title shot. It happened in 2013...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 34,176 reads 189 comments

  25. Wanderlei Silva Torpedoes Career with Nevada Licensing Controversy

    There was a time when Wanderlei Silva was the most feared man in mixed martial arts. He had a terrifying visage. Before every fight in PRIDE, Silva would stand across the ring and glare a hole through his opponent...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 49,280 reads 90 comments