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Power Ranking Middleweight Contenders' Chances vs. Chris Weidman

We're about 18 months into the new era of middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Ever since that historic night inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena at UFC 162, the world has begun familiarizing itself with this new breed. He's the All-American and the best fighter at 185 pounds. Two men have tried to pry the belt from his grasp. Show More Summary

UFC Stockholm: Time for Alex Gustafsson to 'break' Anthony Johnson and give fans the fight they want

It's been a January dominated by Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, but now Alexander Gustafsson, the third man at the top of the light-heavyweight tree, finally gets the chance to steal some of the spotlight. He faces a resurgent Anthony Johnson on Saturday night in Sweden and knows that an impressive performance will help him [...]

UFC on Fox: Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi Head-to-Toe Breakdown

This Saturday, two of the best middleweights in the world will step into the cage with former Pride champion Dan Henderson facing off against former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi. Mousasi has gone just 1-2 in his return to middleweight. Show More Summary

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson: Keys to Victory for Both Fighters

At UFC on Fox 14, Alexander Gustafsson will face Anthony Johnson for the opportunity to do battle against the light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. The epic matchup will take place in Gustafsson ’s home country of Sweden this Saturday...Show More Summary

Analyzing UFC on Fox 14 Preliminary Card Main Event: Musoke vs. Tumenov

While the broad shoulders of former light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson take center stage in Stockholm, Sweden, up-and-coming UFC welterweight Nico Musoke demands your attention. With three wins in his first fourShow More Summary

Nick Diaz Says 'The Right Deal' Will Determine His Next Fight, Win or Lose

Nick Diaz is comfortable at middleweight, but his future in MMA will be shaped by the right deal and the right matchup—not weight classes or even title shots. "They're going to use me to fight the best guys," Diaz said during a Thursday conference call with Bleacher Report MMA and other media outlets. Show More Summary

Gegard Mousasi Has Rediscovered His Killer Instinct Heading into UFC on Fox 14

When it comes to tempering nerves on fight night, few fighters have ever reached the level of calm Gegard Mousasi possesses when the cage door closes. The 29-year-old former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion is a portrait of cool in the lead up to the fray—almost to the point where it isn't clear if his interest is entirely there or not. Show More Summary

Anderson Silva Explains Why He's Upset with Lyoto Machida, 'Jacare' Souza

Anderson "The Spider" Silva is not pleased with fellow UFC middleweights and Brazilian countrymen Lyoto Machida and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. Speaking on a UFC 183 pre -fight media call on Thursday evening, Silva expressed his disappointment...Show More Summary

Anderson Silva and Anthony Johnson Defend Jon Jones in Wake of Fan Criticism

Jon Jones is a human being like everybody else, which means he’s capable of making mistakes like everybody else. The reigning UFC light heavyweight champ has spent the better part of the last week fanning the scorching flames of public...Show More Summary

Record-Breaking FOX Fight Night Numbers Prove Conor McGregor Is a Huge Star

If seeing is believing, then the MMA world can no longer refute the fact that Conor McGregor is a star. According to, the viewership numbers from UFC Fight Night 59, which was headlined by McGregor and Dennis Siver, drew an average of 2,751,000 viewers. Show More Summary

Bobby Green Injured, Benson Henderson Steps in to Fight Jorge Masvidal

Rather than moping around and feeling sorry for himself, Benson Henderson is jumping back in the saddle and replacing an injured Bobby Green for a lightweight tilt against Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 63. The breaking news was confirmed...Show More Summary

Dan Henderson 'Not Going Anywhere,' Plans to See out 4-Fight Contract

Don't tell Dan "Hendo" Henderson he's 44 years old. Don't remind him he's lost four of his last five bouts, two in brutal fashion. Don't tell him it seems increasingly obvious the sport is passing him by. He won't have it. "The gold is still the goal," Henderson told Bleacher Report. Show More Summary

“The Religion of Aikido” By Nathan Ray

“The dojos around the world are like churches and the religion practiced is one of self-mastery and improvement through Aikido. “ What a title, right? Well, before you tune out what I am about to share, just take a moment to think of religion in simple terms. In this article, the term “religion” is a… Read More

Ten Unrelated Thoughts About Running a Mid-Level MMA Blog — A Goodbye Letter From BG

(Author’s note: Please listen to this song while reading the column below. When it ends, listen to it again.) By Ben Goldstein 1. I was 26, I had just gotten fired for the first time, and I was scared about making rent in New York without a job. Show More Summary

SDMA (Self-Defense Martial Arts)

I am not exactly being original here but in my posts I have decided to use SDMA or Self-defense martial arts as the main reference toward all those things necessary to make a martial system or discipline appropriate toward self-defense. Show More Summary

Ninety Fights

Caveat: This post is mine and mine alone. I the author of this blog assure you, the reader, that any of the opinions expressed here are my own and are a result of the way in which my meandering mind interprets a particular situation and or concept. Show More Summary

Infection And Review

I haven't posted in the last week due to a lingering illness. As the cold/flu season rolls across the US I thought I had escaped the clutches of fever, chills and snots as my friends and co-workers were laid low all around me. Alas, not even my robust immune system could fight off all of it. Show More Summary

And Now He’s Retired: Cung Le Will No Longer Be Throwing Spinning Sht

(Warrior. Photo via Victor Fraile/Getty Images) Well, we probably should have seen this coming. In the media firestorm following his Fight Night 48 drug-testing fiasco and subsequent (but unrelated) class-action lawsuit against the UFC, Cung Le has decided to retire from MMA. Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Irish MMA Fighters Poised to Break out Next

With his rise toward the top of the 145-pound division, Conor McGregor has put Irish MMA on the map. McGregor's biggest impact on Irish MMA may not be felt for years, when younger Irish athletes who enter MMA competition hoping to follow...Show More Summary

UFC on Fox 14 Bold Predictions: Who Gets a Date with Jon Jones? Rumble or Gus?

Even as the UFC light heavyweight champion finds himself mired in the flat spin of a drug scandal, the division rolls on around him. Saturday's UFC on Fox 14 features two potentially meaningful 205-pound scraps. Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson battle for likely No. Show More Summary

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