When Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson was booked in September 2013, nobody thought the Swede stood much of a chance against the light heavyweight champion, whom many were already calling the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.
But the two went toe-to-toe for 25 back-and-forth minutes in what ended up being one of the best scraps in the history of the sport. In hindsight, it was a can't-miss fight.
Thankfully, the two will rematch later this year at UFC 178, in what is one of the 12 can' more
Welcome to another week in MMA on Instagram! MMA stalker Katie Winter has collected the best pics that UFC and other MMA fighters and personalities were sharing this week, and they're all right here for your viewing pleasure.
Welcome to another week of MMA on Instagram! It's double fight week so the fighters were obviously posting a ton of pics and video, none more than one of our favorite, Mark Hunt. I know I missed some but I still counted 30 Mark Hunt videos this week. So, in order to not dep 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
For some time now, fans and officials have been pondering how to fix many of the problems currently in the sport of MMA.
Be it judging inconsistencies, fighters “coasting” by maintaining a top position without trying to improve said position for a finish, or just being overly tentative, the sport is still trying to come up with the next improvement.
As of now, most fights are three rounds, with each round lasting five minutes. For title fights, the bouts are five rounds, five minutes per round.
Scott Coker already enjoyed great success while running Strikeforce, now the promoter has a new task ahead of him—transforming Bellator into a credible No. 2 promotion.
While it’s true the promotion has been thought of as a second-tier promotion, it was more or less handed that title by default with Strikeforce closing up shop. Bellator has struggled to find an identity for itself outside of hosting tournaments, and it has come under fire through MMA media and fans on numerous occasions.
The pro more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones calls his UFC 165 unanimous decision win over Alexander Gustafsson his strongest showing to date, because of his heart and determination to win. more
Like at welterweight, a looming shadow has finally been lifted at middleweight. Anderson Silva's seven-year reign, one in which he amassed 14 stoppages and 10 title defenses, was particularly brutal. Not only did he terrorize every fighter in the world at 185 pounds, but he jumped up to light heavyweight to pick off two UFC Hall of Famers.
Along the way he polarized fans with his cocky demeanor and trash-talking nonchalance in the cage. For years, despite his athletic excellence, he failed to wo more
In Round #412 KNUCKLE UP host and the 8th Wonder of the World, EUGENE S. ROBINSON [with the "S" standing for "SURPRISE! JACK!"], score cards the recent hubbub, bub, about BELLATOR, the REBNEY outing, the COKER in'ing and a competitive MMA landscape that's shifting shapes sooner than your eyes can see. Aaaannnndddd…a re-primer on the ridiculous failed symbolism of our favorite ism: racism. more
The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of who will be stopping by:
1:00 p.m. -- Head coach Ray Longo will discuss his busy July 4 weekend with Chris Weidman defending his middleweight title against Lyoto Machida and Eddie Gordon fighting for The Ultimate Fighter 19 contract.
1:25 p.m. -- Ralek Gracie will preview the upcoming Metamoris 4 card, featuring a number of MMA fighters.
1:45 p.m. -- Josh Barnett will talk about competing at Metamoris 4, his return more