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The Bottom Line: An Explosive Legacy In the wake of Paul Daley's triumphant swan song in London, Todd Martin takes a moment to reflect on a career the likes of which we will likely...
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The Bottom Line: When Nothingness Surpasses Evenness The universally criticized rematch between Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza in the UFC 274 co-main event served as a case study for when 10-10...
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The Bottom Line: An Inextricable Link The success of Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-views and the struggles of “lesser” weekly events are tied to one another, writes Todd...
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The Bottom Line: Longevity as a Virtue Uncommon reliability has marked Andrei Arlovski’s remarkable career and separates him from the vast majority of his peers, writes Todd Martin.
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The Bottom Line: Climate Change Conditions have grown less and less favorable for female mixed martial artists who hope to break through to true stardom, writes Todd Martin.
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Opinion: Time for MMA to Cut the 10-9 Cord Scores in the Aljamain Sterling-Petr Yan co-main event at UFC 273 once again highlighted the need for sweeping changes to the MMA judiciary,...
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The Bottom Line: Profiles in Validation Neither Aljamain Sterling nor Gilbert Burns should have been so casually dismissed heading into UFC 273, writes Todd Martin.
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April 22 One Championship ‘Eersel vs. Sadikovic’ Event Set With 16 Fights on Tap With any luck, the days of tape-delayed One Championship fight cards are now completely in the past.
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The Bottom Line: Khamzat Chimaev and the UFC 273 Crucible The outcome of the undefeated prospect’s battle with Gilbert Burns should settle the hype-versus-substance debate that has accompanied his...
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Stock Report: First Quarter of 2022 Ben Duffy examines some of the biggest winners and losers of the first quarter of 2022.
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The Bottom Line: The Paddy Pimblett Conundrum Still relatively new to the Ultimate Fighting Championship scene, the Englishman has painted himself into a corner with Ilia Topuria, writes Todd...
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The Bottom Line: No Easy Answers Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has put Russian mixed martial artists in an impossible situation without a clear solution, writes Todd Martin.
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The Bottom Line: An American Tragedy MMA fans are used to heartbreaking stories from our former idols in retirement, but the recent tragedy surrounding former UFC champ Cain...
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The Bottom Line: Cashing In Though he took the long road to stardom in mixed martial arts, UFC 272 headliner Jorge Masvidal serves as proof that persistence pays, writes...
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The Bottom Line: Eventful Developments Bellator MMA has mapped out its plans for the first half of 2022 and offers its fans a generally compelling slate, writes Todd Martin.
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The Rise of MMA Professionalism and its Consequences Is the lack of finishes in the top bouts of 2022 just a statistical blip, or is it an indication of the way the sport is headed? Sherdog's Lev...
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The Bottom Line: Consider the Source The effort to make Joe Rogan into some sort of threat lands very differently for MMA fans who have grown familiar with him over the last two...
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The Bottom Line: Put Up or Shut Up The jury remains out on whether or not a change in approach from Robert Whittaker will make a difference in his UFC 271 rematch with middleweight champion...
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The Bottom Line: The Rodney Dangerfield of MMA Ryan Bader may not be the flashiest competitor, but he embodies the Bellator MMA spirit and deserves respect more befitting of someone who has...
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The Bottom Line: Trouble in Paradise The Ultimate Fighting Championship should consider a compromise to avoid a messy divorce with current heavyweight titleholder Francis Ngannou,...
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Opinion: Same Old Story - or Not? Francis Ngannou's impasse with the UFC harks back to the similar situation of Randy Couture a decade and a half ago — with a few important...
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The Bottom Line: Unappetizing Visions Francis Ngannou’s looming contract battle with the Ultimate Fighting Championship casts a shadow over his future and his forthcoming title defense against Ciryl Gane in the...
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The Bottom Line: Calculated Gamble By setting up the biggest fights behind a two-layered expensive paywall, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and ESPN are prioritizing short-term...
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Forecasting Bellator Champions, Class of 2022 Four of the nine undisputed Bellator MMA titles changed hands at least once in 2021. Who will be the last men and women standing when the...
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Forecasting UFC Champions, Class of 2022 Seven of the 12 undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship titles changed hands at least once in 2021. Who will be the last men and women...