1. UFC Champ Renan Barao 3-1 Odds-on Favorite over Urijah Faber at UFC 169

    Per BestFightOdds .com (h/t Tom Ngo at 5thRound.com ), now undisputed bantamweight champion Renan Barao is a 3-1 odds-on favorite to defeat top contender Urijah Faber at UFC 169 on February 1...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 8,348 reads 42 comments

  2. MMA Fighter Reportedly Fights Off 4 Gang Members in Home Invasion, Killing 1

    Shortly after ringing in the New Year in Las Cruces, N.M., professional MMA fighter Joe Torrez reportedly defended his home and family against four gang members, killing one and severely injuring another...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 731,454 reads 357 comments

  3. TUF: China Stumbles as Civilian Yoga Instructor Appears as Fighter

    Not everything the UFC touches turns to gold right away. Case in point—the first ever production of The Ultimate Fighter in China. During a Q&A in Singapore (h/t mmajunkie ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 8,867 reads 21 comments

  4. MMA Blamed by Australian Publication for Random Acts of Violence

    Evidently, there are a lot of problems with random acts of violence in Australia and MMA is to blame, if you ask The Sydney Morning Herald and NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione (h/t C...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 13,285 reads 80 comments

  5. Should Rousey Regret Not at Least Giving Tate a Fist Bump After Fight?

    As much as it pains many a sophisticate to admit, perhaps fighting does solve things after all. As per Bryan Alvarez and David Meltzer ( www.wrestlingobserver...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 8,428 reads 124 comments

  6. UFC: Why Michael Johnson Can Be the Next Man to Beat Nate Diaz

    There is something about a possible fight between Michael Johnson and Nate Diaz that has had me grinning from ear to ear since Johnson brought up the subject on Twitter. Perhaps it’s a bit too early to hop onto the Johnson hype train...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 4,128 reads 39 comments

  7. Theater of the Bizarre: Glorious Fights That Never Could Have Happened, Pt. III

    Forget, if you can, that sad and limited group of considerations that say two fighters from different sports, eras and weight classes can never meet in anger...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 4,491 reads 28 comments

  8. 10 More MMA Rematches We'd Love to See

    Anytime a fighter loses, if he really did his best, he usually wants a rematch to prove he can be better . Chuck Liddell took pride in settling the score in his rematches. He creamed Jeremy Horn the second time around, as he did Randy Couture...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 19,171 reads 130 comments

  9. UFC: Revisiting Foolish Thoughts of the Past in UFC 151, Jones vs. Henderson

    It may be hard to believe, but when most writers sit down to put their name to a piece, they usually need to have some honesty behind their words—some belief that what they say is true...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 4,459 reads 28 comments

  10. MMA in 2014: 10 Fights We Would Love to See

    Now that 2014 has officially begun, our eyes look forward with no small amount of anticipation to the future and the fights that could continue the pace that the tail end of 2013 provided...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 20,793 reads 108 comments

  11. 2013: The Year That Changed Everything for the UFC

    With the last UFC event of the year behind us (UFC 168), the time has come to look upon what has happened over the past 12 months and take a moment to quantify it all...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 13,407 reads 42 comments

  12. UFC 168: Keys to Victory for Anderson Silva

    At UFC 168, Anderson Silva will be facing Chris Weidman as a challenger for the first time since he took the belt at UFC 64...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 1,164 reads 5 comments

  13. 3 Boxers Silva Should Face Instead of Jones for True Test in the Ring

    I will be the first to admit, I was stunned when I heard Dana White speaking about a potential fight between Anderson Silva and Roy Jones Jr. when he was a guest on Joe Rogan’s podcast before UFC 157...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 7,904 reads 62 comments

  14. If Silva Blasts Weidman in Rematch, What Does That Say About the 1st Fight?

    As the most anticipated rematch in many years comes our way at UFC 168 , Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman will finally meet again in 2013...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 9 months ago 5,703 reads 59 comments

  15. Diego Sanchez or Someone Else? 3 Options for Conor McGregor's Return Fight

    Although he may have been on the sidelines for a while, Conor McGregor hasn’t been idle. Taking to Twitter, the Irish fighter wasted no time in giving his opinion on the fighters in the featherweight division...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 10 months ago 9,214 reads 65 comments

  16. MMA in 2003: A Retrospective Look at the Sport a Decade Later

    We all have moments in time that stand out to us as great periods in our lives: when we had our first child, fell in love or, as the case usually is for fight fans, got to enjoy some truly excellent moments in combative sport...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 10 months ago 8,035 reads 45 comments

  17. 3 Reasons We Still Want to See Ronda Rousey vs. Cyborg Justino

    While Miesha Tate may be Ronda Rousey ’s rival at the moment, there is still another woman out there that poses a very real threat to Rousey ’s crown: Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 10 months ago 10,426 reads 158 comments

  18. UFC Fight Night 33: If Shogun Rua Loses, He Should Start Considering Retirement

    It is hard to believe that Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, a man seen by many as the future of the light heavyweight division in 2007, has lost six out of 11 fights in his UFC career...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 10 months ago 3,583 reads 12 comments

  19. MMA Meets Boxing: Looking at Dana White's 'The Fighters'

    And so it begins. Or, perhaps it should be said: “And so it has finally happened.” As a longtime proponent of MMA , it is an often forgotten fact (dismissed as a notion ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 10 months ago 12,673 reads 45 comments

  20. Theater of the Bizarre: Glorious Fights That Never Could Have Happened, Pt. II

    Forget, if you can, that sad and limited group of considerations that say two fighters from different sports and weight classes can never meet in anger. Disregard the idea that says, “It would never happen because...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 10 months ago 9,433 reads 55 comments

  21. TUF: 6 Coaches Who Could Be Great for 'The Ultimate Fighter'

    For the longest time, the formula for The Ultimate Fighter has been fairly simple as far as who winds up as the coaches. The UFC chooses two fighters who can meet at the end of the season for a pay-per-view bout that makes sense in their division...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 10 months ago 8,017 reads 21 comments

  22. Nick Diaz's Refusal to Fight Puts His Legacy in Jeopardy

    It has been approximately eight months since Nick Diaz decided to step away from the sport after being defeated by Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 11 months ago 16,758 reads 162 comments

  23. Georges St-Pierre: Yes, He Really Does Owe It to the Sport

    I have no idea what goes on in the minds of great fighters like Georges St-Pierre as they sit backstage, battered, bleeding and bruised, getting their gloves cut off their hands after a tough decision victory...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 11 months ago 5,194 reads 126 comments

  24. UFC 167: Johny Hendricks, the Man Who Would Be King

    While all the talk swarming around UFC 167 focuses on Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks stands at stage left, poised and ready, just waiting for his cue to step to the center of it all and take for himself that which no one can really give...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 11 months ago 1,300 reads 31 comments

  25. The KC Chiefs: Why I Have to Watch with My Head Turned

    If there is one thing longtime KC Chiefs fans should have learned by now, it is the virtue of humility. Since the days of Marv Levy, we have seen the winners of Super Bowl IV snatch defeat from the jaws of victory at nearly every important moment...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 11 months ago 1,904 reads 10 comments