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Ronda Rousey: Is the UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion the UFC's Biggest Star?

Bleacherreport.com  -  Dana White isn’t shy when it comes to making bold claims, but perhaps the most curious of his recent claims is his assertion that Ronda Rousey is the biggest star the UFC has ever seen.What exactly does it mean to be a star, though? It has something to do with renown, critical acclaim, transcendence, mass appeal and the ability to both earn and generate money. However, the truth is that sup 6 days

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5 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Night 46

Bleacherreport.com  -  It's been a busy week for the UFC. Wednesday night, it was UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City. Saturday, it's UFC Fight Night 46 in Ireland.The card in Ireland will feature local superstar Conor McGregor continuing his UFC journey when he takes on Diego Brandao. Not only that, but McGregor's teammate, Gunnar Nelson, looks to stay unbeaten when he takes on Zak Cummings.Need more incentive? Here a 6 days

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Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Booked for UFC 178, Immediately Canceled

Bleacherreport.com  -  Donald Cerrone helped even the most cynical fans rekindle their love of MMA with his tantalizing fight with Jim Miller on Wednesday, and the future seemed even brighter when rumors swirled that he was set to face Dagestani sensation Khabib Nurmagomedov. When news broke that Cerrone vs. Nurmagomedov was booked for UFC 178, there was much rejoicing. When UFC President Dana White discussed 6 days

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UFC Fight Night 46 Live Results, Play-by-Play and Main-Card Highlights

Bleacherreport.com  -  Just in case you didn't get your UFC fix from Wednesday's Fight Night 45 card, the Octagon is back in the spotlight on Saturday, July 19, for Fight Night 46.Because the event takes place in Dublin, it will air in the afternoon for North American audiences. Prelims begin at 12:30 p.m. ET, while the main card begins at 3 p.m. ET.UFC Fight Night 46 is headlined by a featherweight showdown between po 6 days

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UFC President Dana White Buys Entire Bar Drinks Before UFC Fight Night in Dublin

Bleacherreport.com  -  With the UFC back in Dublin for its first time in five years, UFC President Dana White wanted to make sure that the fans felt welcome. White offered fans a free drink via Twitter, and it looks like his bill could be pretty pricey, judging from the subsequent tweets.Note to self: Offering drinks to an entire Dublin bar may not be the best idea for the wallet. [Twitter]Read more MMA news 6 days

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5 Things the UFC Can Do to Get Its Groove Back

Bleacherreport.com  -  Depending on who you ask, the UFC isn't exactly knocking it out of the park these days. Wednesday night's show in Atlantic City, a parade of violent stoppages and explosive wars, was largely the exception that proves the rule in terms of the modern UFC.That rule? There's no such thing as too much, and too much is exactly what's going to make the UFC a dominant force on the sporting landscape.Dana 7 days

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MMA Bold Predictions: What Will the 2nd Half of 2014 Bring for UFC, Bellator?

Bleacherreport.com  -  The first half of 2014 has been an uneasy time in mixed martial arts.The UFC’s unforgiving marathon schedule refused to yield, and in the face of a rough rash of injuries, compromises were made.Over in Bellator? Things were typically atypical. America’s runner-up MMA promotion soared to new heights with its first pay-per-view event and then almost immediately fired its longtime powerb 7 days

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UFC Fight Night 46: B/R Main Card Staff Predictions

Bleacherreport.com  -  In front of a sold-out O2 Arena, the UFC will make its long-awaited return to Dublin, Ireland, with UFC Fight Night 46 this Saturday.For those who have been under a rock, hometown hero Conor McGregor makes his return to the Octagon after an 11-month layoff, taking on the nigh-on-maniacal Diego Brandao in the main event.Also featured on the main card is Gunnar Nelson vs. Zak Cummings, Ian McCall v 7 days

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