1. B/R MMA Retrospective: Examining the Career of 'GSP,' Georges St-Pierre

    With so much talk of which fighter will be the next pay-per-view superstar of MMA and who is really the greatest of all time, people can forget even great fighters of the recent past—unless their name is Georges St-Pierre...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 days ago 10,814 reads 125 comments

  2. B/R MMA Retrospective: Examining the Career of 'The Prodigy' BJ Penn

    Anytime the career of a notable fighter comes to an end, distance is required in order to appreciate his full body of work. Sometimes, it is an epic saga, vast and shockingly dense, as is the case for men such as Jeremy Horn or Dan Severn...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 24 days ago 23,330 reads 77 comments

  3. UFC183: Why a Loss for Anderson Silva Should Not Shock Anyone

    Stepping back into the Octagon after more than a year off, Anderson Silva is back and with his return comes predictions of shocking devastation and artistic annihilation. A while back, I listed Anderson Silva vs...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 month ago 8,172 reads 45 comments

  4. Bellator MMA: 10 Ways Coker Can Take the Promotion to the Major Leagues

    When news came of the lawsuit against the UFC, Scott Coker took exception with the idea that Bellator MMA was being considered as a minor league organization. Coker addressed the issue with MMAfighting...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 2 months ago 6,443 reads 26 comments

  5. Conor McGregor: Is He Just Another Proud Irish Fighter, or Is He Something More?

    When asked by a reporter why he was a boxer, Irish featherweight champion Barry McGuigan answered simply and honestly: “I can’t be a poet. I can’t tell stories...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 2 months ago 4,319 reads 46 comments

  6. B/R Combative Sports: Top 25 Wishes for MMA and Boxing for 2015

    With 2015 nearly upon us, it is time to look forward and hope that all the unrealized fights of the past finally see the light and give us the answers we seek...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 3 months ago 591 reads 2 comments

  7. Jones vs. Cormier Preview: Predicting Ways the Fight Might End

    It’s a rare occurrence when high expectations are met, let alone surpassed; yet that is what we expect from the upcoming bout at UFC 182 between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 3 months ago 26,219 reads 136 comments

  8. UFC: CM Punk Is Fine, but Give Us the Fights That Matter

    The moment the signing of Phillip Brooks (CM Punk) was announced, I suddenly had a new appreciation for Conor McGregor...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 3 months ago 7,987 reads 18 comments

  9. 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 months ago 19,300 reads 129 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 5,433 reads 14 comments

  11. 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 7 months ago 11,619 reads 46 comments

  12. 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 7 months ago 30,214 reads 109 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 19,757 reads 72 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 23,644 reads 64 comments

  15. 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 8 months ago 5,674 reads 6 comments

  16. '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 9 months ago 25,917 reads 10 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 13,658 reads 48 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 8,672 reads 51 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 20,176 reads 135 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 60,521 reads 310 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 1,999 reads 3 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 5,934 reads 34 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 10,464 reads 35 comments

  24. 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 10 months ago 19,988 reads 81 comments

  25. 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 11 months ago 6,021 reads 14 comments