1. Conor McGregor: All Hype Aside, Is He Really Ready for Aldo?

    There is something wonderful about being a fight fan during the times when a new voice, such as Conor McGregor 's, comes out, loud and unafraid, predicting greatness at the expense of all others...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 4 days ago 14,095 reads 121 comments

  2. MMA Retrospective: Examining the Career of 'The Axe Murderer' Wanderlei Silva

    Upon hearing the news that “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva was retiring from MMA , I found myself both sad and glad...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 month ago 5,276 reads 14 comments

  3. UFC 180: Zuffa Finally Goes to Mexico, but Is the Main Card Good Enough?

    For a very long time, fans of the combative sports have been waiting (or even dying ) for the UFC to go to Mexico...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 3 months ago 11,546 reads 46 comments

  4. Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier: The Most Compelling Title Fight in UFC History

    Very rarely does a fight come together via honest divisional math that has as much heat and validity as Jon Jones versus Daniel Cormier. That isn’t to say that there haven’t been some very lucrative bad-blood matches in the UFC to date...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 3 months ago 26,794 reads 106 comments

  5. UFC: With Cain Velasquez as Champion, Where Does Junior Dos Santos Go Now?

    It’s hard to believe a fighter like Junior dos Santos, a former UFC champion with a record of 16-3, may be a man with no place to go, but that’s the situation before him now...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 3 months ago 19,500 reads 72 comments

  6. Can Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva Pull the UFC out of Its Pay-Per-View Doldrums?

    When we heard that the UFC was working to make Ronda Rousey vs. Gina Carano a reality , we should have known then that things were changing, perhaps by necessity...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 4 months ago 22,904 reads 64 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 5,384 reads 6 comments

  8. '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 5 months ago 20,653 reads 10 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 13,613 reads 48 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 8,575 reads 51 comments

  11. 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...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 6 months ago 19,944 reads 135 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 59,039 reads 310 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 1,556 reads 3 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 5,896 reads 34 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 10,370 reads 35 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 19,867 reads 81 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 5,024 reads 14 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 6,572 reads 16 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 19,941 reads 140 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 4,223 reads 44 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 13,959 reads 23 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 881 reads 3 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 7,616 reads 25 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 7,916 reads 21 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 32,559 reads 241 comments