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Scott Coker - Bellator MMA
The confused state of Bellator MMA

In the grand scheme of professional mixed martial arts, every promotion tends to know more…

Ronda Rousey enters the Octagon to face Amanda Nunes
Why has the UFC failed to create a female star since Ronda Rousey?

In November 2012, UFC president Dana White announced the arrival of women in the UFC,…

Is Cain Velasquez a lost love, or a disappointing ex-boyfriend?

Cain Velasquez casts a penumbra over the UFC heavyweight division.  With a 14-2 record and…

Jon Anik - UFC commentator
Not virtually identical: A countdown of the UFC’s best commentary teams

From baseball to tiddlywinks to chess to Olympic figure skating to mixed martial arts, there’s…

Conor McGregor: The Gold Standard of Trash-Talking in the UFC
Trash-talking in the UFC: Stories of slander, rhymes, and strange accents

To succeed in the modern era of combat sports, it’s no longer enough to just…