We used to busy ourselves wondering how the UFC would look for "casual" audiences when the broadcast deal with FOX got underway. Was it a platform for champions, or contenders, or people who fought a certain way? How would it translate? The whole thing became a process of discovery. One thing we knew right off the bat was that there was a "cleaner," a sort of "Wolf" figure like in the film Pulp Fiction…a person who made the evidence of bloody in-cage scenes from preliminary action disappear.If y more
The "new beginning" isn't starting off so well for "The Young Assassin."
Who said making weight was easy?
After being cut from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Melvin Guillard declared his release was "the best thing that could have happened."
On the eve of his first fight with upstart promotion World Series of Fighting (WSOF), things aren't going so well.
"The Young Assassin" came in heavy for his main card clash against Gesias Cavalcante, which is being contested at lightweight. Guillard more
The Ultimate Fighter's 20th season will feature an all-female strawweight cast. The UFC made that announcement in early December after acquiring several of Invicta FC's strawweight roster. From that time going forward, there were questions about the cast.
Carla Esparza, Alex Chambers, Claudia Gadelha, Felice Herrig, Bec Rawlings, Emily Kagan, Juliana Lima, Rose Namajunas, Tecia Torres, Paige VanZant and Joanne Calderwood were the first names to be announced, but Gadelha, VanZant and Lima were fo more
T.J. Dillashaw made good on his promise to shock the world like Chris Weidman did against Anderson Silva by defeating Renan Barao, and, like Weidman, he’ll have to do it all over again at UFC 177.
MMA journalist Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight that the UFC was close to booking a bantamweight championship rematch between Dillashaw and Barao. The bout would likely take place on the August 30 fight card in Sacramento. Dillashaw, who entered the first bout as an 8-to-1 u more
LAS VEGAS -- Chris Weidman talks about his UFC 175 middleweight title fight against Lyoto Machida, why he wasn't happy after his second win over Anderson Silva, why it's bittersweet to move on from the Silva fights, and more. more
A big drop for the UFC and Fox Sports 1 in the ratings department as Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens (and the supporting cast) were unable to pull in significant viewing numbers
Last week was the first ever headlining spot for Cub Swanson and just the second for Jeremy Stephens. Swanson took an entertaining unanimous decision over Stephens in San Antonio to earn (likely) a title shot against the Jose Aldo/Chad Mendes winner. Unfortunately for Cub, his main event debut did not produce good rating more
The Swede now stands at 6-1 after another big win overseas.
Swedish welterweight Zebaztian Kadestam became the Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) 170-pound champion with a win last weekend, which takes him to 6-1 overall and immediately established him as one of Scandinavia's top prospects and a potential future UFC signing.
Kadestam took on Josh Calvo, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt from the U.S., and claimed a hard fought decision victory which came courtesy of some solid takedown defense, as more
This summer is proving to be the turning point in the career of middleweight Bubba Bush. The Legacy FC champ will make his promotional debut at UFC 175 on Saturday night. more
Former WEC Light heavyweight champion and UFC middleweight contender Brian Stann has made it clear where he stands on the Chael Sonnen situation. The criticism levelled at Chael Sonnen in the wake of his second failed drug test of 2014 just keeps on going.
As if being forced into retirement, fired from his roles as an analyst for FOX and suffering widespread criticism from media and fans alike, one of Sonnen's co-analysts Brian Stann tweeted the below today: Adversity reveals true character, if more