UFC Champ Jon Jones (Apparently) Calls Some Guy A "Fag," Blames Hacker

The other day, a Swedish guy posted some images purporting to show that after he trolled UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones—he is, roughly, the Kevin Durant or Mike Trout of his sport—on Twitter, Jones went through his photos on Instagram and tagged them with homophobic comments. » 4/17/14 6:21pm 4/17/14 6:21pm

The UFC Has A Human Rights Problem

One curious fact about the UFC of which a lot of people aren't aware is that the repressive government of Abu Dhabi owns a substantial minority stake in it. With the promotion staging a fight card there tomorrow, Bloody Elbow's Brent Brookhouse rightly figured it would be a good time to remind fans of what that means. » 4/10/14 2:50pm 4/10/14 2:50pm

If MMA Doesn't Change, Someone Is Going To Die

No one needed to see Marlon Moraes continue beating on Josh Rettinghouse. Moraes had outclassed his opponent in every facet of the game for 15 minutes, piling on abuse and bludgeoning his lead leg. Rettinghouse could barely support his own weight, let alone continue to defend himself, and as he hobbled back to his… » 4/02/14 2:05pm 4/02/14 2:05pm

UFC Books Match Between Number One Contender And Twitter User

Daniel Cormier is one of the most terrifying men on the planet, a former Olympic wrestling team captain and pro fighter who's the top contender at heavyweight and one fight away from a title shot at light heavyweight. Yesterday he was sad, because former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans had to pull out of their… » 2/13/14 4:23pm 2/13/14 4:23pm

How Greg Jackson Is Changing The Parameters Of Coaching

Last year, we spent a week with Greg Jackson, a top fight trainer, as he and his team prepared four athletes to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. We were granted unusual behind-the-scenes access so that we could answer a fairly straightforward question: Just what does a great coach do, and why does it… » 1/24/14 1:21pm 1/24/14 1:21pm

Fox Sports Has A Message For Imaginary Haters Hating On UFC CEO's Son

The best thing about the relationship between Fox Sports and the UFC is that it works exactly the way you'd expect a relationship between Fox Sports and the UFC to work. This ensures that you can rely on Fox Sports to bring you the UFC content you want and need. Unsure what UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta's second-oldest… » 1/22/14 12:54pm 1/22/14 12:54pm

Anderson Silva's Final Moment

Anderson Silva, more than any other fighter ever, had—or has, who knows—a gift for timing, so that his career played out as a sequence of essentially perfect moments. The best may have been a Chaplinesque performance in a loss this summer that was so unimprovable that he should have said he was done right there, but… » 12/29/13 2:35pm 12/29/13 2:35pm

Ronda Rousey Curses On SportsCenter, Asked To Enter "Cuddle Tree"

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey went on SportsCenter today for a predictably ridiculous interview in which her Saturday bout against Miesha Tate was treated less like a title fight than as an opportunity to see two saucy broads who really don't like one another going at it. The best part came when a… » 12/26/13 2:50pm 12/26/13 2:50pm

Either Chael Sonnen Is The Toughest Man Alive, Or TSN Is Full Of Shit

TSN Off The Record host Michael Landsberg appears to have just broken one of the great sports stories of the year, a stirring tale of the triumph of the human spirit that doubles as a horrifying scandal, unless he didn't. It was definitely one or the other. Probably. » 12/18/13 2:51pm 12/18/13 2:51pm

GSP Is Being Honest; It's The Best Thing That Could Happen To Fighting

So UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is disappearing from the fight game for an indefinite and unspecified period of time, relinquishing his title and taking time to rest from a career that's seen him spend more time fighting in the UFC than anyone else ever has. Whether or not he ever returns, this clearly… » 12/13/13 4:08pm 12/13/13 4:08pm

ESPN Writer Denies Writing ESPN Article Claiming Living Man Is Dead

This is tragic and weird. MMA fighter Shane Del Rosario is on life support after suffering a series of critical heart attacks this week, but according to numerous sources close to the situation (including Del Rosario's own family members), he is still alive. That's contrary to what ESPN's been reporting for several… » 11/28/13 8:11pm 11/28/13 8:11pm

Dana White Says Some More Ridiculous Things About Georges St-Pierre

UFC president Dana White received plenty of pushback, on this website and elsewhere, when on Saturday he demanded that welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre—who had just finished getting pummeled by Johny Hendricks and was clearly distressed about his own physical and mental well-being after his title fight—abandon… » 11/21/13 10:35am 11/21/13 10:35am