1. Darren Till Mows Path to Stardom Through Donald Cerrone's Dome

    Here's a big hot topic as of late: the UFC's seeming lack of any prospective future superstars. Ronda Rousey is gone and may or may not come back (she won't be back)...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 22 hours ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. McGregor vs. Malignaggi Will Be a Train Wreck That None of Us Can Turn Away From

    Let's say you've got a stray cat in your neighborhood. You've seen the cat scrounging around your house and your neighbor's house for food. You feel sorry for the cat and, one day, you decide to leave a little bowl of milk on the back porch...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. Tony Ferguson Sets Up Conor McGregor Title Fight, but Will We Ever See It?

    The weird thing about UFC 216 's main event between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee? The difficulty we had in figuring out the point of it. On the surface, it's easy: Ferguson and Lee are two really good lightweights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 15 days ago 2 reads 0 comments

  4. Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 3: The Only Fight to Make

    Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz ? In the words of Diaz , I'm not surprised. This is destiny, or at least something like it. I've long written that McGregor would never return to the Octagon after his Mayweather payday...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 26 days ago 22,585 reads 0 comments

  5. Luke Rockhold Wins but Stays in Middleweight Shadows

    Last June, Luke Rockhold defended the UFC middleweight championship against Michael Bisping. Bisping, a seasoned veteran who had never even earned a title shot, took the fight against Rockhold on late notice...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 14,031 reads 0 comments

  6. Nunes, Shevchenko Prove Nothing in UFC 215 Rematch

    So what, exactly, are we supposed to do now? Saturday night's UFC 215 main event would help us determine the better fighter: Amanda Nunes or Valentina Shevchenko? They had fought once already, in March 2016...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 14,747 reads 0 comments

  7. Not Interested in Amanda Nunes or UFC 215? Blame Dana White.

    If there existed a Promoter's Rulebook, somewhere among the first few rules listed would be: "Do not bury your athletes, no matter how angry they make you...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 167,375 reads 0 comments

  8. Conor McGregor Is the Perfect Loser

    You want to know something weird? Conor McGregor isn’t beloved by everyone in Ireland. McGregor is almost certainly the most famous athlete in the history of the country...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 67,802 reads 0 comments

  9. The Secret That Led Conor McGregor to Fame, Fortune and Floyd Mayweather

    On the cusp of making his professional boxing debut against one of the greatest boxers of all time, Conor McGregor is preparing to make history again...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 37,815 reads 0 comments

  10. Where Would a Conor McGregor Win Rank Among Combat Sports' All-Time Upsets?

    By any measure, Conor McGregor enters his Aug. 26 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. as a massive underdog...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 78,798 reads 0 comments

  11. 7 Boxing vs. MMA Fantasy Fights That Would Have Rocked

    A sure way to start an argument between boxing and mixed martial arts fans is to ask one simple question. "What if?" What if a top mixed martial artist stepped in the boxing ring ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 64,558 reads 0 comments

  12. Win or Lose, Is This the Last We See of Conor McGregor the Fighter?

    Back in the summer of 2014, when Conor McGregor was preparing for a fight in which he wasn’t even the main event—before he knocked out Jose Aldo or faced off with ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 154,917 reads 0 comments

  13. The Rock as an MMA Fighter? Experts Weigh in on What Could Have Been

    It all started, as things often do now, with a tweet. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, former professional wrestling superstar and the current highest-paid actor in the world, recently ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 92,424 reads 0 comments

  14. Boo All You Want, Tyron Woodley's 'Boring' UFC 214 Performance Was All Business

    First, let us be clear about something: The UFC welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia at UFC 214 was a bad fight. There's no other way to spin it...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 22,610 reads 0 comments

  15. There Will Be Blood: Robbie Lawler's Trail of Destruction

    It was one of those moments where you had to be there. You know the kind of moment I'm talking about. The ones you never forget. The ones that seem to stick around even as you grow old and forget everything else...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 13,227 reads 0 comments

  16. The Question: Is Chris Weidman Done?

    The career path of Chris Weidman looks like a rip-roaring stock that craters after an unexpected market crash. It's straight up, then straight down, and that's puzzling...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 40,748 reads 0 comments

  17. Conor McGregor's Brooklyn Embarrassment

    In hindsight, maybe a four-city press tour wasn't such a great idea. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor hit the Big Apple on Thursday for a big to-do designed to build anticipation for their massive August 26 boxing match...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 211,259 reads 0 comments

  18. Justin Gaethje, Michael Johnson Thrill in Brawl for the Ages

    Over 17 professional fights, Justin Gaethje developed a reputation as a thrilling, all-action fighter. With his habit of throwing maximum effort into every single strike—and ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 22,297 reads 0 comments

  19. The Complete Guide to UFC 213: Nunes vs. Shevchenko

    International Fight Week has returned. The UFC's annual summer event is often dubbed their version of WrestleMania...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 19,720 reads 0 comments

  20. Bellator's New York City Debut Was the Night Everything Went Wrong

    In life, there are those magical nights when everything goes according to plan. Other times, literally everything goes wrong...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 95,882 reads 0 comments

  21. Scott Coker, Chael Sonnen and Bellator MMA Hit NYC with Something for Everyone

    Three years ago, if you asked Scott Coker—early-1990s karate movie D-lister and owner/promoter for the now-defunct Strikeforce—about his grand plans for Bellator MMA , he'd tell you he was in "Phase 1...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 14,385 reads 0 comments

  22. Win or Lose vs. Floyd, Conor McGregor Likely Will Never Return to the UFC

    On Wednesday, the impossible dream, the flight of fancy, the ridiculous notion became reality: Floyd Mayweather , owner of all sporting pay-per-view records of note, will exit ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 388,747 reads 0 comments

  23. The Question: Is Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3 the Best or Worst Idea Ever?

    What's old is new again. It's 2017 and yet here we are, watching UFC President Dana White apparently bully his athletes , just like the old days before WME-IMG purchased the promotion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 24,980 reads 0 comments

  24. Fabricio Werdum and the State of the UFC Heavyweight Division

    It is the division historically packed with men known as "the baddest on the planet." Mike Tyson. Evander Holyfield . Muhammad Ali. But the UFC's heavyweight division is anything but...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 16,369 reads 53 comments

  25. Reflecting on the Beginnings of UFC's Partnership with USADA

    On February 18, 2015, top executives from the Ultimate Fighting Championship held a media conference at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. The subject: the announcement of a comprehensive, year-round drug-testing program...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 6,633 reads 24 comments