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UFC 178: Who's on the Hot Seat?

Bleacherreport.com  -  At UFC 178, Demetrious Johnson will attempt to extend his reign as 125-pound champion against Chris Cariaso. However, the main event may not even be one of the more intriguing matchups on the card.While Cariaso is widely being dismissed as a legitimate threat to Johnson's belt, some other bouts on the UFC 178 docket should be highly competitive on Saturday. Former Bellator MMA champion Eddie 6 days

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Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier Fined by NAC for UFC 178 Media Day Brawl

Bleacherreport.com  -  UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and 205-pound top contender Daniel Cormier appeared before the Nevada Athletic Commission to discuss their August brawl at a press event. Both fighters received modest punishments that ensures their fight will still go down in Las Vegas, Nevada at UFC 182 on Jan. 3rd. The entire hearing was broadcasted live on UFC Fight Pass.Jones appeared first, and was q 7 days

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Eddie Alvarez Faces Instant Must-Win in UFC 178 Debut Against Donald Cerrone

Bleacherreport.com  -  UFC 178 was a long time coming for Eddie Alvarez.It took nearly two years of legal wrangling, followed by wholesale regime change to disentangle the Bellator lightweight champion from his previous place of work. When Alvarez enters the Octagon on Saturday opposite 155-pound mainstay Donald Cerrone, it will probably feel like something close to freedom.That’s the good news here—that af 7 days

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The Pros and Cons of Fighting in a Smaller UFC Octagon

Bleacherreport.com  -  Chances are you probably did a double-take when you saw Ben Rothwell and Alistair Overeem take center of the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 50 earlier this month. The heavyweight fighters, already gargantuan in size, seemed bigger. A lot bigger.No, Rothwell and Overeem didn't balloon in size before this fight (Overeem actually came in smaller than he usually does). This Octagon was smaller—exac 7 days

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Mark Hunt Deserves a Title Shot Against UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez

Bleacherreport.com  -  There's something so cool about UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt (10-8-1)—entrancing even. He's a human paradox, a man whose very existence defies the carefully crafted rules that govern the world of combat sports.A gargantuan with neck tattoos and fists of granite, he should be one of the scariest men alive. A man who beats people up for a living definitely shouldn't exude such zen and 7 days

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Weidman Injured, Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler II Set for UFC 181 on Dec. 6

Bleacherreport.com  -  With Chris Weidman out of his UFC 181 middleweight title fight against Vitor Belfort on Dec. 6, the UFC has called in its welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, to pick up the slack. According to MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani, UFC President Dana White has announced that Hendricks will defend his title in a rematch against Robbie Lawler on Dec. 6, a fight which will presumably take the plac 7 days

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Former UFC Greats Back Wanderlei Silva's Testimony on Fighter Mistreatment

Bleacherreport.com  -  Wanderlei Silva is taking a stand against the UFC, and given the response by former champions and longtime contenders, he is not alone.The former Pride and UFC legend shocked the world on Friday by releasing a video on his YouTube page officially announcing his retirement from MMA. According to Silva, the UFC took away his desire to compete, and he was hanging up his gloves for good after an 18-y 8 days

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What, If Anything, Can the UFC Do to Protect Its Champs from Injury?

Bleacherreport.com  -  The Ultimate Fighting Championship, just like any other major sports promotion, is susceptible to injury-plagued moments. Just like a team in the NFL or NBA can have its season hopes ruined by one misstep, an entire MMA event can be blown up due to one painful moment.Mixed martial arts is a violent sport—a sport in which the athletes must train hard in order to be ready for high-level compe 8 days

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