1. Will a Win over Melvin Guillard Give Michael Johnson the Respect He Deserves?

    Coming off just two wins, it’s understandable why fans are skeptical of declaring Michael Johnson as a fighter of note in the UFC’s lightweight division. It’s a weight class overflowing with talent...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 4 months ago 3,014 reads 16 comments

  2. Rousey vs. McMann Early Stoppage: Does It Warrant an Immediate Rematch?

    When considering the quick finish to the fight between Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann , given the hype and significant nature of the bout, it seems natural to declare an immediate rematch necessary...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 25,753 reads 61 comments

  3. Rousey vs. McMann: Did the Fight Help the Cause of Olympic Combative Sports?

    When Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann locked up at UFC 170, it was a night of fists and firsts. Two Olympians coming together from different sports could really only happen in MMA , and that’s a glorious thing...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 2,626 reads 1 comments

  4. UFC 170 Results: Rory MacDonald Steals the Show

    Make no mistake about it; anyone looking to stand out from the pack at UFC 170 had a big task ahead of them...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 745 reads 3 comments

  5. Rousey vs. McMann: Twitter Reacts to Main Event

    It’s an amazing thing when an Olympic silver medalist is predicted to lose in a grappling contest, yet that was the case when Sara McMann stepped into the cage opposite Ronda Rousey at UFC 170...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 603 reads 0 comments

  6. Daniel Cormier vs. Patrick Cummins: What We Learned from UFC 170 Co-Main Event

    At UFC 170, Daniel Cormier stepped into the Octagon against late replacement Patrick Cummins to make a statement at light heavyweight. Thanks to the verbosity of the latter, Cormier also had the chance to make the most of a sudden bad-blood situation.

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 26,263 reads 68 comments

  7. UFC 170: What We Learned from Stephen Thompson vs. Robert Whittaker

    Living up to expectations can’t be easy. Coming into their bout at UFC 170 on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Stephen Thompson looked to be the favorite over Robert Whittaker, mainly based on his accomplishments in the kickboxing world...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 7,618 reads 10 comments

  8. UFC 170: Keys to Victory for Rory MacDonald

    When Rory MacDonald steps into the cage against Demian Maia at UFC 170, he is in for a serious test...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 1,078 reads 5 comments

  9. 5 Most One-Sided Rivalries Where We'd Like to See 1 More Fight

    No matter how even a fight looks on paper, sometimes theory falls short of fact. Perhaps one of the hardest jobs in combative sports is that of matchmaker, who wants to maximize the potential of action toward an honest end every single time...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 2,839 reads 13 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 36 Results: Which Fighter Stole the Show?

    With ten fights out of the entire card going to a decision, it would be easy to declare that the fighters who finished their bouts were the clear standouts. Of course, as always, it is far deeper than that...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 6,798 reads 48 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 36 Results: Real Winners and Losers from Machida vs. Mousasi

    Coming into UFC Fight Night 36, most fans of the UFC knew the name Lyoto Machida very well, yet few knew much about his opponent, Gegard Mousasi...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 29,113 reads 67 comments

  12. 1 Thing Rory MacDonald Can Improve Before His Next Fight

    It wasn ’t all that long ago that Rory MacDonald looked like he could be a serious contender for the UFC welterweight title. He was young, strong, aggressive and growing into a man with a scary skill set...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 7,844 reads 53 comments

  13. Anderson Silva: Why the Rush to Return?

    It was one of the worst scenes one could imagine for a fighter: Anderson Silva on the floor, screaming in pain after a checked kick saw his left leg snapped at the shin...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 33,088 reads 109 comments

  14. Anthony Pettis vs. Jose Aldo: Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Whenever a fan gets to see two exceptional fighters paired against each other, such as Anthony Pettis and Jose Aldo , the mind races. Such standoffs bring many questions to light, mainly because the margin of error for both fighters is razor thin...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 7,482 reads 67 comments

  15. MMA: The Cruelty of the Combative Sport

    It is odd how the viewing public has romanticized combative sports to the point that one would think it’s a glorious, glamorous life—all positive and little negative...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 7,295 reads 34 comments

  16. Violence in the Stands: 2 Fans Stabbed at UFC 169

    According to James Queally of The Star-Ledger , two fans were stabbed during UFC 169 , which was held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 32,136 reads 89 comments

  17. Dana White: The Daring and Duplicity of the UFC President

    For years now, UFC President Dana White has been talking loudly and carrying a big hammer. The former is just a perk of being the man with the biggest microphone; the latter ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 5 months ago 17,332 reads 46 comments

  18. Donald Cerrone: Is He Ready for a Rematch with Nate Diaz?

    In late 2011, Donald Cerrone had a six-fight win streak snapped as he was pummeled by Nate Diaz for three rounds. It was a fight that saw him outworked by the Stockton, Calif., slugger, who simply threw and landed more punches...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 6 months ago 7,596 reads 51 comments

  19. Kaitlin Young Training Injury: Looks Like She Got Hit with an Axe

    By now, most fans of the sport know that some pretty nasty injuries can occur to fighters in training. MMA is a full contact sport with a lot of contact going on behind closed doors, so injuries are a given...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 6 months ago 12,216 reads 15 comments

  20. 2 Things Junior Dos Santos Could Improve Before His Next Fight

    Now close to three months removed from his first ever TKO loss, Junior dos Santos is at a crossroads. The former UFC heavyweight champion has twice been beaten by the reigning champion Cain Velasquez in dominant fashion...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 6 months ago 6,511 reads 26 comments

  21. UFC: Josh Thomson Live Commentary on Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez

    For a long time now, fans have wondered what is on the minds of professional fighters as they watch their peers compete in the cage. Case in point: Josh Thomson watching Diego Sanchez battling with Gilbert Melendez...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 6 months ago 1,484 reads 7 comments

  22. MMA: Could the UFC Eventually Suffer the Same Fate as HBO Boxing?

    Recently, Jonathan Snowden wrote an excellent piece on the current battle that is being waged between Showtime and HBO for the heart of boxing. Reading it reminded me of the near stranglehold HBO had on the sport for many, many years...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 6 months ago 25,547 reads 124 comments

  23. UFC: Assembling the Greatest July 4 PPV Card Ever, Top to Bottom

    Ever since the huge success of UFC 100, building a pay-per-view card that could deliver the goods in equal (if not greater) measure has been a kind of holy grail for the organization and the fans...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 6 months ago 25,625 reads 100 comments

  24. TUF Brazil 3: Dana White Calls Filming "Absolute Insanity," Show to Be "Crazy"

    If anyone thought that Chael Sonnen’s coaching stint opposite rival Wanderlei Silva on Season 3 of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil would roll on peacefully, it appears they were wrong...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 6 months ago 39,257 reads 124 comments

  25. Kyacey Uscola Found Guilty of Domestic Abuse, Could Face 13 Years

    According to a report from C. Johnson and Siemny Chhuon of KXTV News10 , MMA fighter and The Ultimate Fighter 11 veteran Kyacey Uscola has been found guilty of domestic abuse and could serve up to 13 years in prison...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 6 months ago 13,580 reads 21 comments