1. 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 7 months ago 28,889 reads 66 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 10,774 reads 48 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 6,668 reads 20 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 19,938 reads 189 comments

  5. 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 8 months ago 3,280 reads 4 comments

  6. 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 8 months ago 11,116 reads 20 comments

  7. 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 8 months ago 3,103 reads 16 comments

  8. 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 8 months ago 25,906 reads 60 comments

  9. 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 8 months ago 2,717 reads 1 comments

  10. 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 8 months ago 802 reads 3 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 684 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 27,278 reads 68 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 7,897 reads 10 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 1,173 reads 5 comments

  15. 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 8 months ago 2,909 reads 13 comments

  16. 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 9 months ago 6,870 reads 48 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 29,204 reads 67 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 7,989 reads 53 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 33,398 reads 109 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 7,841 reads 67 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 7,428 reads 34 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 32,245 reads 89 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 17,580 reads 47 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 8,204 reads 51 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 12,936 reads 15 comments