MMA should be about striving to be the best, not stardom. And while fighters should be paid better across the board, they shouldn’t stop fighting the best.
2016 was the year of Conor McGregor, and you can bet he’ll make sure it’s as much in 2017. But charging fans to watch a meaningless interview? Come on.
In the UFC, stars don’t come as naturally as they used to, and there’s been a trend to match up-and-comers favorably. B.J. Penn was just the latest victim.
Sunday at UFC Fight Night, Joe Lauzon defeated Marcin Held via decision—only Lauzon didn’t agree. In this sport, there’s something refreshing about that.
B.J. Penn is a living legend when it comes to the UFC, and MMA in general. But his time has long passed, and Fight Night 103 should mark the end.
After successive knockout losses, should we view Ronda Rousey differently? Could she be labeled a pretender, or was she still a worthy champion?
Plenty love to see successful people fall. But despite succumbing to another defeat, Ronda Rousey has nothing to be embarrassed about. She’s done plenty.
UFC 207 capped off an excellent year of MMA action. With Garbrandt and Nunes stealing the show, we look back at the event’s winners and losers.
Yes, Ronda Rousey lost again. And yes, she looked entirely out of sorts once again. But guess what? That doesn’t diminish her legacy one bit.
March 24, 2007—Dominick Cruz debuts. But just as his legacy begins to stand on its own, his knee falls apart. At 207, he has a chance to cement said legacy.
Win, lose or draw Friday night, too many people seem to forget how important Ronda Rousey has been to MMA in such a short time.
Normally all eyes are on the champion. This hasn’t been the case for Amanda Nunes heading into UFC 207, but this champ should not be overlooked.
What happens when your aura of invincibility is cracked? We saw it with Sonny Liston and Mike Tyson. Now, we’ll get to see how Ronda Rousey responds.
Is the UFC going down the path of putting on too many events at once, and in effect killing their market? Well, the answer isn’t that simple.
Whether he deserved a lightweight title shot at UFC 205 or not, Conor McGregor made quick work of Eddie Alvarez. Now what? Well, we’ve got five options.
UFC 205 was supposed to be a dream come true for Chris Weidman, but Yoel Romero had other plans. On the heels of consecutive KO losses, what’s next for him?
Part of the appeal in MMA was, and has always been, the mixing of styles. That in mind, a win for Stephen Thompson on Saturday could be great for the sport.