MMA Editorial

UFC on Fox 12: Fights to make for main carders

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Mookie Alexander puts on his matchmaking cap for the main card fighters from last night's UFC on Fox 12.

HTMTT? Cat Fights, ESPYs, Sensei Seagal Sexuality

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The week's most interesting bits from the MMA and UFC twitter world.

BE Radio: Smith, UFC on FOX Preview

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Bloody Elbow Radio, presented by Bad Boy, was live Tuesday afternoon with Matt Bishop and Nolan Howell. We previewed UFC on Fox 12, discussed both UFC Fight Nights and were joined by UFC...

NYBA Blog: The dying breed from the old generation

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A hungrier and leaner Phil Baroni blogs about his Bellator 122 bout against Karo Parisyan, the remaining fighters from the forgotten untelevised generation in MMA, and a future drop down to...

Is Chris Weidman the best pound for pound in MMA?

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Kyle McLachlan assesses all the current UFC champions and their pound-for-pound credentials. Who will come out on top?

BE Radio: Gaethje, UFC 175 Recap, Penn Overrated?

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Bloody Elbow Radio, presented by Bad Boy, was live Thursday with Matt Bishop and Nolan Howell. We recapped the big UFCs, including discussing Ronda Rousey and if she can be beat, plus, is BJ Penn...

I worry about the new Bellator. You should too.

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Fans are welcoming Scott Coker to Bellator with open arms, but an unsentimental look back at Strikeforce raises questions about Coker's ability to drive fighters for the good of the organization.

NBC and ADL respond to Holyko controversy

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While the World Series of Fighting claims that they don't do background checks for fighters, NBC says that they're taking steps to make sure situations such as Dustin Holyko's neo-Nazi inspired...

UFC's saturation strategy is smart but risky

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The UFC strategy of putting on more and more events makes sense, but it has a potentially fatal flaw.

On Rousey and ‘game changers’ for women’s sports

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Bloodyelbow.com’s Karim Zidan analyzes Dana White’s comments regarding women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and her status as a "game changer" for women in sports, and argues that this shows a...

TUF 19 Finale results: Winners and losers

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Mookie Alexander looks at the real winners and losers from Sunday night's TUF 19 Finale from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fights to make after UFC 175

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Kyle McLachlan tries to think like Joe Silva and line up the fighters who featured on last nights card for their next bouts in the Octagon.

UFC 175 - Sunday Perspective

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UFC 175 lived up to the hype with two outstanding title fights as both American Champions successfully defended their titles.

UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida - Winners and losers

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Mookie Alexander takes a look at the real winners and losers from last night's UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida event in Las Vegas.

BE Analytics Fight Week edition

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Paul Gift returns to crunch the fight numbers and estimate win probabilities for tomorrow’s UFC 175 card and Penn vs. Edgar 3 on Sunday.

Roundtable: Should UFC 176 be cancelled?

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Jose Aldo is injured and the main event of UFC 176 has been cancelled. So should the entire card be scrapped? The Bloody Elbow staff tackles the issue.

BE Analytics: Do bonuses affect fighter behavior?

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The biggest sports economist conference of the year just ended. Out of 70+ projects, sadly only one was on MMA. Paul Gift discusses his project on fight night bonus awards as well as some of the...

Florian: 'There's winning, and there's learning'

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Kenny Florian recently visited Pepperdine University to share the story of finding his passion, overcoming setbacks and the mindset needed to succeed at the highest level. Paul Gift was there and...

Is the UFC a Monopoly?

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John S. Nash tries to answer the question with Paul Gift, a Pepperdine Professor of Economics, and David Dudley, a former FTC antitrust lawyer.

HTMTT? Sign my boobs, Bellator Game of Thrones

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The week's most interesting bits from the MMA and UFC twitter world.

BE Radio: Branch, Coy, Bellator Drama

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Bloody Elbow Radio, presented by Bad Boy, was live Tuesday with Matt Bishop and Nolan Howell. We previewed the two UFC shows this weekend, discuss the Bellator drama, and be joined by WSOF champ...

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OSMMA Review: UFC 11 - Epic Tournament Fail

In the second part of the OSMMA Review of UFC 11, we look at the huge brawl between Tank Abbott and Scott Ferrozzo, and how a pay-per-view kills 70 minutes of dead air time with filler until we get...

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OSMMA Review: UFC 11 - Part 1

Mark Coleman is back in the tournament after destroying everyone at UFC 10, and Tank Abbott returns to the show after beating up Art Davie in Puerto Rico - Welcome to UFC 11!

Evening wrap-up: All Bellator edition

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A look at the three most interesting stories of the day in MMA. Tonight's edition is all-Bellator as they dominated the MMA media landscape.

Evening wrap-up: Kogan, Sonnen, Wanderlei and TUF

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A rundown of the three most interesting stories in the day in MMA: Mike Kogan using a racial epithet, the NSAC taking their first steps on punishing Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva and the status...

Is TUF's dramatic decline recent, or ongoing?

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The Ultimate Fighter is a staple of UFC programming. However, the inability to define its purpose (does it want to groom the future, or sell the sport?) is turning the show into an albatross in the...

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