1. 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 1 year ago 7,207 reads 14 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 6,604 reads 16 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 19,988 reads 140 comments

  4. 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 1 year ago 4,312 reads 44 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 14,102 reads 23 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 1,140 reads 3 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 7,671 reads 25 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 7,917 reads 21 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 33,304 reads 241 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 50,239 reads 32 comments

  11. 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 over 1 year ago 28,970 reads 66 comments

  12. 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 over 1 year ago 10,879 reads 48 comments

  13. 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 over 1 year ago 6,742 reads 20 comments

  14. 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 over 1 year ago 20,370 reads 189 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 3,389 reads 4 comments

  16. 3 Reasons Why Alistair Overeem Should Fight Junior Dos Santos

    When Alistair Overeem came into the UFC, it looked like he was on the fast track to a title shot. As a notable heavyweight, it looked like he could bring new life to the division that was ruled by then-champion Junior dos Santos ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about over 1 year ago 11,311 reads 20 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 3,165 reads 16 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 26,015 reads 60 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 2,778 reads 1 comments

  20. 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...

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  21. 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 over 1 year ago 754 reads 0 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 28,148 reads 68 comments

  23. 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 over 1 year ago 7,971 reads 11 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 1,273 reads 5 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 2,946 reads 13 comments