1. 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 20 days ago 11,241 reads 45 comments

  2. 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 25 days ago 23,396 reads 105 comments

  3. 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 29 days ago 18,526 reads 72 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 22,009 reads 64 comments

  5. 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 2 months ago 5,110 reads 6 comments

  6. '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 3 months ago 13,668 reads 10 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 13,524 reads 48 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 8,452 reads 51 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 19,594 reads 135 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 58,898 reads 310 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 985 reads 3 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 5,821 reads 34 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 10,145 reads 35 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 19,642 reads 81 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 3,995 reads 14 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 6,512 reads 16 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 19,780 reads 140 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 4,114 reads 44 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 13,826 reads 23 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 818 reads 3 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 7,555 reads 25 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 7,861 reads 21 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 32,078 reads 241 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 41,478 reads 32 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 28,857 reads 66 comments