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Is Jose Aldo Really the Pound-for-Pound Best Fighter in Mixed Martial Arts?

Jon Jones’ most recent transgression was the talk of the town, and it landed him in serious hot water with the UFC brass. The leader in mixed martial arts indefinitely suspended the now-former light heavyweight champion, and as suchShow More Summary

Carlos Condit: Natural Born Killer Set to Be Unleashed at Fight Night 67

There is a quiet intensity that pulses through Carlos Condit. One that simmers just below the surface, yet is ever present and readily available when it becomes necessary to tap into. This attribute is the catalyst for his killer instinct...Show More Summary

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Backlash Is Not a Win for the UFC

When all is said and done, Saturday night's boxing megafight between Floyd Mayeather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will go down as not just the richest combat sports event in history, but one of the most lucrative sporting events to ever take place. The numbers are mind-boggling. Show More Summary

Jon Jones' Manager: Former Champ 'May Never Return to MMA'

The hit-and-run case of the now-former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones shook up MMA in a big way, and things may not settle down any time soon. According to Jones' manager, Malki Kawa, fight fans might have to just start coming...Show More Summary

Melvin Guillard Signs Bellator Deal Four Days After Being Released by WSOF

Melvin Guillard, a popular if mercurial lightweight who fought 22 times for the UFC, has signed a long-term deal with the Bellator MMA promotion. Bellator officials announced the deal Monday in a news release emailed to reporters, and...Show More Summary

John Dodson: 'I Am the Savior of the Flyweight Division'

The UFC has struggled to make fight fans care about the flyweight division, but John Dodson believes he's the solution to that problem. While the 125-pound fold is lined with talented fighters and currently features one of the pound-for-pound...Show More Summary

Stipe Miocic vs. Mark Hunt: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

UFC Fight Night 65 comes your way this Saturday, and the event features a top-five heavyweight main event. No. 4-ranked heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic battles No. 5-ranked Mark Hunt in a bout scheduled for five rounds. The eventShow More Summary

Who Will the UFC Turn to in Jon Jones' Absence?

Jon Jones is a once-in-a-lifetime type of athlete, and there isn't one fighter on the planet who can replace his divisional dominance and overall marketability. But until the former (that's weird to say) light heavyweight champion makes...Show More Summary

Bleacher Report Men's MMA Rankings for May 2015

Man, April was quite the month for the UFC and MMA as a whole, wasn't it? The Jon Jones hit-and-run. The Rampage Jackson vs. Bellator lawsuits. Major prospect signings in basically every promotion. Phil Davis leaving the UFC for Bellator through free agency. Show More Summary

Diego Sanchez: Matches to Make for Him in the Featherweight Division

Inactive since a controversial decision win over Ross Pearson 11 months ago, Diego Sanchez is planning a move down to 145 pounds. On The MMA Road Show, Diego Sanchez told John Morgan that he made the decision now that he is walking around at 170 pounds. Show More Summary

Jessica Penne: Championship Opportunity Knocks at UFC Berlin

Opportunities arise in the strangest places in mixed martial arts, but Jessica Penne was ready when the biggest moment of her career came to call. The former atomweight turned UFC women's strawweight contender was training for her upcoming...Show More Summary

Pic: UFC Lightweight Myles Jury Trashes Reebok Deal...Literally!

The UFC's new uniform policy, which will require its fighters to wear approved Reebok-branded apparel, is set to launch in about two month's time, and there's at least one UFC fighter who is quite displeased. That would be top-10 lightweight Myles "Fury" Jury. Show More Summary

The Question: What Should Happen with Jon Jones When He Returns to the UFC?

The news cycle for Jon Jones is slowly going dark, at least until his legal process plays out in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We don't know what he's facing there, and we don't know if he'll serve any sort of prison time. But what is clear is that, no matter how things ultimately play out, Jones will be away from the Octagon for awhile. Show More Summary

UFC Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Penne Announced for Fight Night 69

The UFC has chosen Joanna Jedrzejczyk 's first title challenger: former Invicta FC atomweight champion Jessica Penne. The news was announced Friday morning by the UFC on Twitter. The fight is booked as the new headliner for June's UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin, Germany. Show More Summary

Aljamain Sterling on the Rise and Bringing the Funk Every Step of the Way

It's quite possible Aljamain Sterling is the threat none of the top fighters in the UFC bantamweight see coming at the current time. And that's just fine with him. In fact, it was one of his fellow members of Team Serra-Longo who traveled...Show More Summary

UFC Rankings: Good Calls and Bad Calls Following UFC 186

With his win at UFC 186, Demetrious Johnson became the fifth person in UFC history to record six consecutive title defenses. Even in a bout where he was a massive favorite, Mighty Mouse found a way to impress. Late in the fifth round,...Show More Summary

Imagining the UFC Light Heavyweight Division Without Jon Jones

This is a story we didn ’t think we’d need for another decade or so. As of last Friday, Jon Jones’ place atop the UFC light heavyweight division seemed as secure as any in the MMA universe. Then came Sunday’s alleged hit-and-run accident,...Show More Summary

Making the Case for Ronda Rousey as the Pound-for-Pound Best in MMA

Over the past few years, only Jon Jones and Jose Aldo have been nearly as dominant over their divisions in the UFC as Ronda Rousey has. Despite recent off-the-Octagon issues, Jones is still undeniably the best mixed martial artist in the organization. Show More Summary

After 2-Year Absence, Opponent Sought for Prospect Frodo Khasbulaev's WSOF Debut

It has been called one of the saddest stories in mixed martial arts. That may be a bit of an overstatement, but not by a huge margin. Now, after two years in contractual and bureaucratic purgatory, Dagestani Russian featherweight Magomedrasul...Show More Summary

Anthony Johnson Says New Opponent, Same Game Plan for UFC 187: 'Whoop Ass'

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson is still fighting for the UFC light heavyweight title on May 23. He's just not fighting Jon Jones anymore. After Jones was stripped of his championship and indefinitely suspended earlier this week, UFC officials...Show More Summary

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