1. Jose Aldo's MRI Results Show Clear Rib Break, Former Chargers Doctor Says

    On Tuesday afternoon, Dr. David Chao said, he was contacted by representatives for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo . They did not tell him at the time who they represented other than that it was a professional athlete...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 days ago 22,215 reads 130 comments

  2. UFC's Reebok Era Begins in a Comedy of Errors

    When I first began reporting on the February 2014 story that would eventually break the news that the UFC was working on creating a uniform for its fighters, I felt optimistic about the deal...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 days ago 28,808 reads 85 comments

  3. UFC Fight Night 70: Lyoto Machida's Quick Turnaround Could Backfire

    Back in October 2009, I attended UFC 104 in Los Angeles. After years of covering mixed martial arts from my home in Texas, I was finally beginning to attend UFC events on a regular basis...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 11 days ago 8,834 reads 34 comments

  4. Joanna Jedrzejczyk Is the UFC's Next Big Female Superstar

    The UFC's biggest star is Ronda Rousey. This is nearly without question. She has been the flag-bearer for women in the UFC. It has become part of Zuffa legend at this point, but it is true that Rousey led the way for female fighters in the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 16 days ago 23,410 reads 75 comments

  5. No Shame in Ken Shamrock's Loss to Kimbo, but His Fighting Days Are Over

    A little more than a month ago, my colleague Jonathan Snowden and I visited Ken Shamrock in San Diego. Jonathan was there to work on a story about Shamrock's preparations for his bout with Kimbo Slice...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 17 days ago 42,158 reads 99 comments

  6. The Question: Is Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice the Biggest Fight of 2015?

    The moment has finally arrived. After seven years of waiting (and one dead fight promotion), Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock will finally step in the cage on Friday night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 19 days ago 27,961 reads 142 comments

  7. A Complete Guide to the UFC's New Anti-Doping Program

    It is safe to say that everything about the Ultimate Fighting Championship will change on July 1. That's the day the UFC's new anti-doping policy will go into effect...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 21 days ago 4,790 reads 30 comments

  8. UFC 188: What We Learned, Loved and Loathed from Velasquez vs. Werdum

    Another month, another UFC pay-per-view in the books. The UFC returned to Mexico City on Saturday night, and this time it had its Mexican-American champion in tow...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 21 days ago 11,292 reads 64 comments

  9. UFC 188: Exhausted Cain Velasquez No Match for Fabricio Werdum

    They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. In mixed martial arts, however, absence makes the heart (and brain) forget. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been out of action for a long time...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 23 days ago 281,499 reads 429 comments

  10. Dead Man Fighting: UFC's Court McGee Seeks to Change Lives

    Court McGee has a story to tell. Chances are, you’ve heard his story. McGee, raised in a good family with a good upbringing, started taking painkillers to help with an ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 26 days ago 5,279 reads 14 comments

  11. Velasquez vs. Werdum: A Complete Guide to UFC 188 Fight Card

    The man who could be the greatest heavyweight in the history of mixed martial arts is finally returning. Only, we don't know if he's the greatest ever, because Cain Velasquez can't seem to stay healthy for long enough to prove it...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 27 days ago 17,072 reads 76 comments

  12. Dan Henderson Turns Back the Clock with 1st Round KO of Tim Boetsch

    This was a night where the only explanation went a little something like this: There was something in the water in New Orleans...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 30 days ago 17,534 reads 83 comments

  13. UFC Reveals Details of USADA-Controlled Anti-Doping Program

    LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the details of its new "Athlete Marketing and Development Program" during a special media-only press conference on Wednesday at the Red Rock Casino & Resort...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 9,756 reads 83 comments

  14. Tyron Woodley Wants His Title Shot, and It Doesn't Matter What You Think

    You'll have to forgive Tyron Woodley if he’s less than enthused with Carlos Condit’s request to face the winner of the UFC 189 bout between Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 10,283 reads 124 comments

  15. Kimbo Slice: I'm Going to Knock Shamrock's Ass out

    When the UFC released Kimbo Slice in 2010, he knew his days in mixed martial arts probably weren't over. What mattered was the opportunity...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 110,057 reads 125 comments

  16. UFC Fight Night 67: What We Learned, Loved and Loathed from Condit vs. Alves

    The UFC's jam-packed summer of 2015 kept rolling on Saturday with a return to Brazil. Most of the Fox Sports 1 events in Brazil are nothing to write home about, but this one was packed with much more intrigue than usual...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 7,936 reads 17 comments

  17. Jessica Aguilar Ready for Life in the UFC, Wants Immediate Title Shot

    Jessica Aguilar knew what her future held from the moment the UFC announced the addition of its strawweight division in early 2014. At the time, she was content in her deal with World Series of Fighting...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 21,070 reads 69 comments

  18. Luke Rockhold: I'm Better Than Chris Weidman Everywhere

    Luke Rockhold would like to make one thing absolutely clear: Chris Weidman 's win over Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 on Saturday did nothing to diminish the reigning middleweight champion's standing in his eyes...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 17,615 reads 142 comments

  19. Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold Should Be Next, and Anything Else Is Dumb

    After Chris Weidman ’s smashing defeat of Vitor Belfort on Saturday night, only one fight makes sense. Luke Rockhold , the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, is in the middle of a four-fight winning streak...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 18,290 reads 133 comments

  20. UFC 187: What We Learned, Loved and Hated

    UFC 187 is now in the books, and our summer of UFC overload is just beginning. But in a sea of what should be mostly memorable UFC events seemingly every weekend for the next four ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 19,116 reads 64 comments

  21. UFC 187: Daniel Cormier's Golden Dream Finally Becomes a Reality

    LAS VEGAS — It didn't happen the way he wanted the first time around. And maybe the second time around isn't exactly what he'd envisioned, either, after he lost to Jon Jones in January...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 31,937 reads 210 comments

  22. Chris Weidman Won't Back Down

    LAS VEGAS — It is Thursday night, and The Ultimate Fighter gym is packed. Daniel Cormier and his team are swarthed in towels, sitting in the sauna near the entrance and pouring volumes of sweat onto the floor...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 19,566 reads 137 comments

  23. Johnson vs. Cormier: A Complete Guide to UFC 187

    UFC 187 isn't what it once was, but it's still pretty good. That's a familiar refrain for all mixed martial arts fans these days. Rarely does an anticipated UFC card come off without a hitch...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 16,627 reads 36 comments

  24. Mark Munoz Writes Deserving Fairy-Tale Ending to His MMA Career

    If you need any more proof that Mark Munoz is one of the most beloved athletes in mixed martial arts, you need look no further than UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik handing the fighter ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 19,159 reads 25 comments

  25. NAC's New PED Punishments Perfect, but Marijuana Rules Are Ridiculous

    The sweeping changes instituted by the Nevada Athletic Commission during a Friday meeting will forever alter the way it punishes users of performance-enhancing drugs. It has been a long time coming...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 32,756 reads 218 comments