When it comes to her fighting career, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is in a league of her own. But when it comes to her side career, she’s happily a follower.Filed under: News, UFC more
Sometimes, the path is pretty clear when it comes to matchmaking in the UFC. Sometimes, two dogs are snarling at each other through the chain link, and you've just got to put them together and let them hash it out.
After UFC Fight Night 45 and the remarkable showing by one Donald Cerrone, it's pretty clear who he should fight next.
Prospect turned contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Cerrone looked excellent in stopping Jim Miller in Atlantic City on Wednesday night. He was smooth and confident, tackl more
Matchmaking usually isn't so easy when it comes to people at the top of their divisions. You have to balance out fighters who have an idea of who they want and don't want to face. You have to balance out matches that make sense in building contenders for a title opportunity with matches that fans would want to see. And there are always timing issues. This week, we saw two different examples of that. A fight with Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov would have made sense this month, since both more
Dana White isn’t shy when it comes to making bold claims, but perhaps the most curious of his recent claims is his assertion that Ronda Rousey is the biggest star the UFC has ever seen.
What exactly does it mean to be a star, though? It has something to do with renown, critical acclaim, transcendence, mass appeal and the ability to both earn and generate money. However, the truth is that superstardom, as a concept, isn’t particularly well defined.
There’s an arbitrariness that makes measuring it more
When Dustin Poirier fought (and beat) Diego Brandao at UFC 168, the only real story there was that Brandao threatened to stab Poirier in his neck before the fight, and that he was slipping from consciousness before the second round. Otherwise, a pretty freaking mellow encounter.When Conor McGregor fought (and beat) Diego Brandao seven months later, we were celebrating everything from the fact that Brandao made weight to the importance of the two-step Guinness pour. We were wrapping ourselves in more
When it comes to UFC President Dana White and disgruntled lightweight Nate Diaz, it’s all about the “needle.” MMAjunkie’s Ben Fowlkes, meanwhile, has three questions about that mysterious needle.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, (...) more
The working relationship between Ultimate Fighting Championship and Invicta FC continues to blossom with the announcement that the all-women’s mixed martial arts promotion will air exclusively on UFC Fight Pass going forward. more
Chris Weidman coach Ray Longo believes there are three names clamoring for a shot at his champ: “Jacare” Souza, Luke Rockhold, and a man he says is “living in a different universe at this point”: Vitor Belfort.Filed under: MMA Rumors, MMAjunkie Radio, (...) more
UFC bantamweight staple Urijah Faber got back to his winning ways with a submission victory over Alex Caceres in the main event of the preliminary card Saturday at UFC 175.
Faber bounced back from a TKO loss to Renan Barao in a bantamweight title fight at UFC 162 by cinching up a fight-ending rear-naked choke on the 11th-ranked "Bruce Leeroy" early in the third round.
"The California Kid" has suffered just three losses in the UFC (each of which were title fights) and has prevailed in five of his more