1. UFC: Has Conor McGregor Begun to Believe His Own Hype?

    Perhaps one of the biggest prerequisites to succeed in MMA is confidence, and the way Conor McGregor has been fighting and talking, he has that in abundance...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 11 months ago 7,014 reads 26 comments

  2. UFC: Why Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis Superfight Isn't Super Just Yet

    By most accounts, when Anthony Pettis defeated Benson Henderson to claim the lightweight title at UFC 164, the final puzzle piece fell into place for a “ Superfight ” with Jose Aldo...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 11 months ago 13,350 reads 56 comments

  3. MMA: Where Would MMA Be Without Dana White?

    When Zuffa took over the reins of the UFC, way back in 2001, we were first introduced to Dana White . He would become the most aggressive advocate for the company and the sport; that came later...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 11 months ago 3,503 reads 35 comments

  4. Why Pound-for-Pound Means so Much in MMA

    During the 1950s, there was one fighter in the sport of boxing so incredible at all areas that the term “pound-for-pound” was created. It came to be simply because this boxer, Sugar Ray Robinson, was the perfect wrecking machine...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 11 months ago 3,011 reads 51 comments

  5. Theater of the Bizarre: Glorious Fights That Never Could Have Happened

    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...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 12 months ago 3,595 reads 19 comments

  6. 15 MMA Fighters Who Took the Most Damage in Their Careers

    If there is one tangible byproduct of a fighter’s career that will last far beyond glory, it is that of damage. As fans, we grimace in empathy as our favorite fighters get caught with that blow that puts them on wobbly legs...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 12 months ago 28,356 reads 136 comments

  7. 5 Improvements Alistair Overeem Needs to Make After Last Defeat

    Ever since Alistair Overeem took a vacation from his senses in his stunning defeat against Antonio “Big Foot” Silva, I have been wondering: “Why?” Obviously, he thought Silva was nothing but a slow-footed, limited fighter...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 12 months ago 6,354 reads 53 comments

  8. UFC: What a Loss to Chael Sonnen Would Mean for Shogun Rua

    In 2005, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was a man who would not be denied. He took the Pride FC middleweight division by storm, defeating Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 12 months ago 12,730 reads 111 comments

  9. Why the UFC Must Do Away with the Sponsor Tax

    If one issue infuriates the powers that be at the UFC, it’s that of money . The way the UFC manages and maintains its “bottom line” has always been a touchy subject...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 12 months ago 5,401 reads 29 comments

  10. Weidman vs. Silva 2: What's the Best Result for the Future of the UFC?

    When Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva to become UFC middleweight champion, most fans were stunned. It was a shocking upset for many to say the least. But now that we have some distance, it seems that most are wondering if it is permanent...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 4,283 reads 32 comments

  11. How Much Time Does Anderson Silva Have Left?

    After his defeat at UFC 162, Anderson Silva must have realized the enormity of his legend, his legacy. As soon as the talk of a rematch with Chris Weidman began, he was placed as a heavy betting favorite without a second thought...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 10,138 reads 115 comments

  12. Will Canelo Upset Mayweather Like Sanchez Upset Gomez?

    Fighting an undefeated pound-for-pound king isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do. Sure, you can show up and assume the role of punching bag while they cut your check; in fact, that's what seems to happen more often than not...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 4,581 reads 28 comments

  13. 3 Reasons Boxing Is Beating MMA at the Promotion Game

    On September 14 of this year, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be taking on rising star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. It’s a bout that will probably set the record for pay-per-view buys for combative sports in 2013...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 13,396 reads 89 comments

  14. UFC 162: What Went Right for Chris Weidman

    With Chris Weidman ’s knock out of Anderson Silva at UFC 162 , another great champion was removed from the lofty perch of “unbeatable...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 1,548 reads 7 comments

  15. 10 Bouts of Boxing Every MMA Fan Should See

    Sometimes, when a sport has garnered so much attention in such a short period of time, fans can find themselves suffering a kind of tunnel vision; a happy byproduct of being so thoroughly ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 1,820 reads 15 comments

  16. Junior Dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt: Key Takeaways from UFC 160's Co-Main Event

    Heading into his bout with Junior dos Santos, Mark Hunt, for all the support he and his incredibly entertaining style of fight have received of late, was thought by many to be in over his head...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 5,932 reads 11 comments

  17. 3 Questions We Have About Gray Maynard Ahead of UFC 160

    It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Gray Maynard in the cage. Since his last bout (an uninspiring affair with Clay Guida), Maynard has been on the sidelines, rehabbing ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 1,296 reads 1 comments

  18. UFC: 10 Fighters We'd Love to See as Coaches on TUF

    When The Ultimate Fighter series was first aired on Spike TV, it was perhaps one of the greatest oddities in the sport: a reality show built around a sport that was violent yet sophisticated, savage yet subtle...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 1,695 reads 19 comments

  19. MMA: The Role of Promoters, Managers and Trainers in the Sport

    If you ask most MMA fans what the role of a manager to a fighter consists of, most would not know, but happily hazard a guess: “To get a fighter signed to the UFC...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 1,984 reads 4 comments

  20. Rich Franklin vs. Michael Bisping Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Even though Rich Franklin is seeing his storied career wind down, there are still some good fights waiting to be made for him, and one in particular—a bout against Michael Bisping —has the former middleweight champion smiling...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 535 reads 40 comments

  21. An In-Depth Look at What Prevents Teammate vs. Teammate Fights in MMA

    At UFC 145, Jon Jones faced and defeated former teammate Rashad Evans in a fight that came into realization when Jones stepped in for the injured Evans to face then-light heavyweight champion, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 200 reads 35 comments

  22. UFC: Hold Your Breath…It's Time to Appreciate Dana White

    Perhaps one of the most noted (and quoted) figures in the sport of MMA is the man who helped drag the UFC—sometimes kicking and screaming—into the limelight of professional sport, Dana White ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 6,577 reads 47 comments

  23. 15 Biggest Title Fight Mismatches in UFC History

    There may be nothing as anticlimactic as a title fight in which one of the combatants is proven to be so woefully out of his depth in the bout, be it for any reason, that there is ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 58,521 reads 202 comments

  24. Will UFC on Fox 8 Be a Tough Sell with Johnson vs. Moraga Main Event?

    The flyweights will be front and center once again for the UFC on Fox 8 card, as champion Demetrious Johnson will defend his title against John Moraga in the headlining slot on July 27...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 2,002 reads 18 comments

  25. 10 MMA Fighters That Need a Change in Training Camps

    Before I start, I have a kind of odd confession to make. I’ve been a boxing fan for about as long as I’ve been walking; it’s just how our house was, and I am grateful for it...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 1 year ago 3,371 reads 11 comments