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
Cub Swanson, fresh off his huge win over Jeremy Stephens at Fight Night San Antonio to extend his win streak to six, makes a big time jump in the latest official UFC rankings. more
The SB Nation rankings panel takes a look at the middleweight division.
We're just under a week removed from Chris Weidman's successful middleweight title defense over Lyoto Machida at UFC 175, and the win has cemented his status as the consensus #1 middleweight in the world. From there? That's when it gets a bit tricky.
The SB Nation panel is comprised of two members from each of the three SBN MMA sites - MMA Fighting, MMA Mania, and Bloody Elbow. Replacing Tim Burke on the Bloody Elbow side is 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 SB Nation rankings panel takes a look at the quickly-changing welterweight division.
With Georges St-Pierre out of the picture, the welterweight division is wide open and our SB Nation rankings reflect that. New champion Johny Hendricks might be out until the late fall but many guys are jockeying for that first title shot. We update these rankings more than any other division, and it's no wonder why.
As usual, our panel consists of two members from each of the three SB Nation MMA sites - Ari more
Take a look at the fighter salaries from the recent World Series of Fighting 10 card in Las Vegas.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the salary payouts for last weekend's World Series of Fighting 10 card in the Hard Rock in Vegas. With three championship bouts on the card, you'd expect some bigger paydays than usual that was the case to a degree. Three fighters on the card topped $30,000, with the lowest paying being $1,000. David Branch led the way with 36k, with Jessica Aguilar more
For years, light heavyweight has been the UFC's marquee division. While there is a certain cache in being the heavyweight champion of the world, with due respect to the likes of Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski, this was the division that mattered most.
Frank Shamrock got the stone rolling nicely with a memorable dark-ages reign. But it was Tito Ortiz who brought the sport into the light, dominating in the cage and becoming the first star of the Zuffa era. His were enormous shoes to fill, but Chuc more
Renzo thinks that five minute rounds in the UFC hurts the grappling in MMA.
Member of the family that idealized the UFC, Renzo Gracie isn't satisfied with the current rules of the organization. The Jiu-Jitsu master thinks that grappling exchanges can't develop in a fight because of the time limit and 10 minute round - like in Pride - would be more appropriate, according to his interview to MSN. The MMA of today isn't set for Jiu-Jitsu fighters, I have no doubt of it. What a ground fighter can do more
It appears that reports of Dan Henderson's return to middleweight were a bit premature, at least according to the man himself.
It looks like one of Dan Henderson's coaches may not have been fully correct when he revealed that Hendo would be returning to middleweight. After the news spread fire and wide across the internet, it apparently came to the attention of the man himself. And Hendo took to Twitter to shoot down the idea: It's funny how rumors get started. If you have read that I will be re more