1. MMA in 2004: A Retrospective Look at the Sport a Decade Later

    With the events of UFC 175, the finale of season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter and UFC Fight Night McGregor vs. Brandao now behind us, it seems a good time to look back upon the sport as it was a decade ago...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 days ago 4,721 reads 6 comments

  2. 'Foxcatcher': The Story of Former UFC Fighter and Olympian Mark Schultz

    WARNING—SPOILER ALERT: If you don’t want to know the story behind the movie, read no further. On May 17, 1996, Mark Schultz stepped into the Octagon at UFC 9 on just 24 hours notice...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 20 days ago 7,695 reads 10 comments

  3. MMA: Why Retired Fighters Should Be Employed as Judges

    There are a lot of discussions going on as to how to fix the judging problems in MMA today. By and large, the judging of many fights is simply below the efforts of the fighters, who deserve much better...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 22 days ago 13,402 reads 48 comments

  4. MMA: Examining the Idea of 3-Minute Rounds and Longer Bout Durations

    For some time now, fans and officials have been pondering how to fix many of the problems currently in the sport of MMA ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 month ago 8,363 reads 51 comments

  5. 3 Reasons Why We Love Joe Rogan as UFC Commentator

    The first time Joe Rogan accepted the microphone on behalf of the UFC was at UFC 12, way back in 1997. Since that time, he has become one of the bigger gateways to the fighters for the fans, save perhaps Dana White himself...

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  6. Previewing and Predicting Every Potential MMA Superfight

    The superfight: It’s a term used so often these days that it’s become a novelty. In theory, it identifies a bout that is designed to bring two fantastic fighters together ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 month ago 58,777 reads 310 comments

  7. Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo: Remembering the FOTY for May 2005

    As we come to a close for the month of May, it seems criminal not to give celebration to one of the greatest fights in recent memory for said month: Diego Corrales versus Jose Luis Castillo, which unfolded on May 7, 2005...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 2 months ago 736 reads 3 comments

  8. Renan Barao: Why a P4P Label Is Not Everything in the Sport of MMA

    It seems that whenever a supporter of a fighter wants to elevate his name, he is elevated as a pound-for-pound great...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 2 months ago 5,754 reads 34 comments

  9. Adonis Stevenson: Why He's Not the Man to Beat Bernard Hopkins

    It would be easy to dismiss the talent and future of Adonis Stevenson based upon his performance against Andrzej Fonfara , but every fighter has shortcomings...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 2 months ago 9,878 reads 36 comments

  10. Anderson Silva: Why the Odds Are Against Him Making a Championship Comeback

    To understand just how dominant Anderson Silva has been in the UFC, you really need to take a full day and watch all of his fights, back-to-back...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 2 months ago 19,377 reads 81 comments

  11. Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward I: Remembering the FOTY for 2002

    On May 18, 2002, Arturo Gatti squared off against Micky Ward in one of the greatest fights that boxing fans had any right to hope for...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 2 months ago 3,466 reads 16 comments

  12. Bellator: A Good Promotion Doing Good Work, But How Far Will It Get Them?

    When Bellator began, they had to know that theirs would be a tough road; they were basically born out of the ashes of the UFC’s relationship with SpikeTV and that is one large shadow to toil under...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 2 months ago 6,510 reads 16 comments

  13. Matt Brown vs. Nick Diaz: Why It Is Now the Only Real Superfight to Make

    On Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 40, Matt Brown reminded us all why he is a fighter not to be missed. It’s not that he’s the walking definition of technical perfection because he’s not...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 3 months ago 19,665 reads 140 comments

  14. MMA Trash Talk: Why Selling the Fight Pales in Comparison to Winning the Fight

    “And but one word with one of us? Couple it with something. Make it a word and a blow.” —Shakespeare In the world of MMA , the use of trash talk seems to be growing, and leading the pack is one Chael P...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 3 months ago 3,989 reads 44 comments

  15. MMA Retrospective: Examining the Career of the Legendary Dan Henderson

    After his last victory over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, via knockout, Dan Henderson seemed like a man who should have been walking back to his dressing room with a UFC belt around his waist...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 3 months ago 13,701 reads 23 comments

  16. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Why It Is Years Too Late and Still the PPV to Make

    For a long time (longer than many realize), boxing has been waiting for an event that is the pure crystallization of the greatest aspects of the sport on the highest level—two ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 3 months ago 744 reads 3 comments

  17. MMA Retrospective: Examining the Career of UFC Champion Jon Jones

    This past Saturday night at UFC 172, Jon Jones stepped into the cage to defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 3 months ago 7,486 reads 25 comments

  18. Metamoris, College Wrestling and 10 Non-MMA Events MMA Fans Should Watch

    Not that long ago, MMA fans were relegated to watching VHS copies of the UFC and reading about other “fringe” aspects of the sport, such as submission grappling, in Black Belt magazine...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 3 months ago 7,810 reads 21 comments

  19. MMA Bouts We Would Have Loved to See: Velasquez vs. Fedor

    Perhaps one of the main reasons why video games are so popular among fight fans is that it allows them to seamlessly bridge one era with another; pitting the best of yesterday (or yesteryear) against the best of today...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 4 months ago 31,603 reads 241 comments

  20. Georges St-Pierre's Fight Scene in Captain America: Winter Soldier

    Although Georges St-Pierre may not be returning to the Octagon anytime soon, he’s not been totally idle...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 4 months ago 34,476 reads 32 comments

  21. Michael Johnson vs. Nate Diaz: Make It Happen, UFC

    As a fighter coming off three straight wins, Michael Johnson still finds himself working hard to push the boulder of public opinion uphill...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 4 months ago 28,788 reads 69 comments

  22. Tito Ortiz: Why His Time in Bellator Could See Him Rebuilt

    Even for older fans of the sport who had been following when the UFC was owned by SEG and only available on VHS, the idea that Tito Ortiz was going to go on an epic losing skid seemed highly improbable...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 4 months ago 10,640 reads 49 comments

  23. Turning the Corner: Remembering When Frank Shamrock Was the P4P Best

    Being a fight fan is a funny thing. As fans, our tools are two parts statistics, one part favoritism and the rest is faith...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 4 months ago 6,611 reads 20 comments

  24. UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks: New King or Steward?

    Now that the dust from UFC 171 has settled, Johny Hendricks stands atop the welterweight heap as the new UFC champion...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 4 months ago 19,387 reads 189 comments

  25. Takanori Gomi: Is He Facing a Must-Win Situation at UFC 172?

    When former Pride lightweight champion Takanori Gomi steps foot into the Octagon at UFC 172, he may very well be at a crossroads in his career...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 3,095 reads 4 comments