UFC Editorial

BE Analytics Fight Week edition


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.

The rise and fall of Chael Sonnen - Part 2


A look at the turbulent year of 2011 in the career of Chael Sonnen. Including his battles with athletic commissions and return to the cage after a suspension for his failed drug test following the...

BE Analytics: Do bonuses affect fighter behavior?


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...

BE Radio: UFC 175 Preview, Chael Mess


Bloody Elbow Radio, presented by Bad Boy, will air at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT with Matt Bishop and Nolan Howell. We'll preview UFC 175 and the Edgar/Penn fight, plus take a look at the UFC doubleheader...

Chael Sonnen's epic career of lies Pt 1


A look back at Chael Sonnen's first year as a true superstar in mixed martial arts, as he used controversial language to hype his fight with Anderson Silva, entered a guilty plea for money...

Hindsight: 20/20 on Fight Night NZ and San Antonio


All your life has been spent in pursuit of fight picks. Inside this article are treasures beyond your wildest aspirations. You want to see it opened as well as I. Readers, we are simply passing...

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


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...

BE Radio: Branch, Coy, Bellator Drama


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...

Hindsight: 20/20 on the UFC in June


It's been about a month since my last hindsight article and a lot has happened since then. So I'm talking about everything I've seen from the last four UFC events and what it means going forward.

Wrap-up: Vancouver Sun, UFC tactics and Kimbo


A rundown of the three most interesting stories in the day in MMA: The Vancouver Sun op-ed bashing the UFC, Jon Jones and Jason High sharing dissatisfaction with UFC business tactics and rumors of...

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