UFC media panelists were impressed enough by Conor McGregor's showing last Saturday to give him a spot in the top 10 in the featherweight division.
The latest UFC rankings came out yesterday, and the biggest notable change coming out of the UFC Fight Night Dublin show was Conor McGregor making the top 10 of featherweight for the first time. It's a bit surprising that McGregor, who hasn't beaten a single ranked opponent en route to this spot, was rewarded as such, but I guess style points plays a more
When a fighter loses a title fight, he usually has to go back to the drawing board, see what went wrong and figure out how to come back stronger.
Some are able to do that very well and get back in title contention quickly. Others, like Frank Mir, don't do so well after a title loss.
With more divisions and fighters now than ever before, there are far more title fights and far more title contenders. Some contenders are ready for a second or maybe even a third shot at the belt. Let's see who they more
Conor McGregor wants to jump the line in the UFC featherweight division. As you might expect in a case like this, that's not going to happen without a fight.
Before, during and after McGregor's stirring first-round TKO of Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin Saturday, a new and very dangerous challenger revealed himself to the Irish sensation: young up-and-comer Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier.
On Monday, Poirier took his challenge to a new level, crushing McGregor's UFC bona fides down th more
The UFC has been putting on more fights than ever in 2014. While the uptick in events has had its drawbacks, MMA fans have been treated to a bunch of great fights.
Following UFC Fight Night 43 and UFC Fight Night 44 on Saturday, the 2014 MMA schedule is half-completed. Before we look forward to a strong finish to the calendar, now is a good time to look back at some of the brightest moments from the past six months.
Yeah, there have been some duds. However, most fights have delivered and kept us more
Everybody loves a good knockout.
Your letter carrier, your grandmother, your dentist, everyone.
But there are different degrees of knockouts.
From split-second front kicks to thunderous overhand rights, knockouts come in all shapes and sizes. That's what makes them so savory.
Here are the 10 best from the first half of 2014. Enjoy.Begin Slideshow more
Following his FOTN win over Jeremy Stephens, Cub Swanson cemented his place as one of the UFC's top 3 featherweights in the latest rankings update.
This past weekend's double dose of UFC Fight Nights ultimately was lacking in ranked fighters, save for the main event in San Antonio between Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens. Swanson's unanimous decision win not only greatly helped his rankings position, but he's all but earned himself a title shot and a rematch against one of Jose Aldo or Chad Mende more
On Independence Day weekend, MMA is like inexpensive grilling meat. The stuff is just everywhere.
For the second consecutive weekend, two UFC events are going down. The first is UFC 175 on Saturday, and the second is the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 19 on Sunday. But another upstart competitor is in the mix. World Series of Fighting 11 goes down on July 5 on NBC. That's the NBC, not some cable derivative. WSOF has pulled out all its stops and stars to make it as exciting an event as it can be. more
Nate Marquardt closed out Saturday's UFC event in Auckland, New Zealand with a submission win over James Te Huna. However, the former middleweight title challenger still fell short of scoring the most impressive submission of the weekend.
That honor went to Charles Oliveira, who locked up an anaconda choke against Hatsu Hioki. While we have seen anaconda chokes executed previously inside the Octagon, nobody had ever forced the Japanese featherweight to tap.
For that reason alone, Oliveira's win more
Women's MMA is growing, and with that, we must keep up with the times. Women are getting more and more opportunities in mixed martial arts, as well as becoming more prevalent on the big stage.
The UFC, Invicta and World Series of Fighting are just three of the major organizations that host female fighters. When you consider Deep Jewels, MMA Super Heroes and several others who let the ladies compete, you have a bunch of proving grounds for these up-and-coming athletes.
Here is this month's instal more