Robbie Lawler Keeps It Moving

“I’m getting stronger, getting faster, and there’s not much time to rest and get lazy, that’s for sure.” – Robbie Lawler

UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler

As the great resurgence of Robbie Lawler continues, the fistic artist known as “Ruthless” doesn’t blink when it comes to a schedule that would make most fighters cower, or at least hit the ‘ignore’ button when they see UFC matchmaker Joe Silva’s name on the caller ID.

With three fights and nearly 19 rounds in since last November, and potentially five more on the docket in this Saturday’s FOX main event against Matt Brown, Lawler is just happy to be working.

“It’s a good thing because it keeps me in the gym, keeps me training, and keeps me getting better,” he said...

Tim Means: Back to Basics

“No game plan, I’m just going to go and react and it should pay off.” – Tim Means

UFC welterweight Tim MeansWhen Tim Means describes the training camp for his Saturday fight against Hernani Perpetuo, please note that he’s not complaining.

“It’s been a humbling training camp and I really had to be open-minded,” said the Albuquerque welterweight, who has been sent into the fire in preparation for what he hopes will be a return to the win column after a May decision loss to Neil Magny.

In that fight, Means was simply outboxed and outfoxed by the fleet-footed Magny, whose stick and move style kept “The Dirty Bird” from getting untracked...

Nick Diaz Is Back In The UFC; Eyes 2015 Return

Now that Nick Diaz is back, who do you hope he fights first? Let us know in the comment section below.

UFC superstar Nick Diaz has come out of retirement and has signed a three-fight contract extension in hopes of returning to the Octagon in early 2015.
 
Diaz, who has been out of action since March 2013, has hinted at a return in recent months if either a road to a title shot or a super fight opportunity presented itself.
 
The Gracie jiu-jitsu black belt said the time off has helped him reenergize, and he is now ready to fight.
 
“I’ve been doing a whole lot of not getting punched around-type stuff,” Diaz said Thursday afternoon at UFC headquarters. “I’ve been staying in shape pretty good, doing a lot of running. It’s been a good experience having this much time off.”
 
The target for Dia...

Backstrom vs. Wilkinson At UFC Stockholm

Featherweight bout becomes the second fight added to the UFC Fight Night Stockholm card on October 4th.

Undefeated Swede Niklas Backstrom (8-0, 1NC) will meet Brit Mike Wilkinson (8-1) at UFC Fight Night Stockholm on October 4th.

Backstrom will be looking to build on his impressive debut at UFC Fight Night Berlin where despite being a late replacement for Thiago Tavares he earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus for his submission win over Tom Niinimaki.

“I feel great about fighting at home in Sweden! The Swedish crowd is always amazing so it’s always something special fighting here.” said Backstrom.

Featherweight Wilkinson will make his return to the Octagon after over a year on the sidelines and will no doubt be eager to put the disappointing defeat in his last outing again...

UFC Signs Olympic Gold Winner Cejudo

The UFC has been home to several Olympians over the years, including medalists Ronda Rousey, Sara McMann, Yoel Romero, and Matt Lindland. But the only Olympic Gold medalists to compete in the Octagon thus far have been 1992 Gold winner in freestyle wrestling Kevin Jackson, and fellow wrestler Mark Schultz, who scored Gold in 1984.

That is until today, as the 2008 United States Olympic Gold medal winner in freestyle wrestling, Henry Cejudo, has been signed to a promotional contract that will start with his UFC 177 flyweight bout against Scott Jorgensen on August 30 in Sacramento.

“It feels good to be part of the UFC family finally,” said the 27-year-old Cejudo.

Cejudo was a highly decorated amateur wrestler, foregoing the traditional college route to train with Team USA in Colorado Spr...

Fight Night San Jose Study Guide

The UFC makes its return to San Jose for an action-packed card Saturday night live on FOX. Before the big show, take a look at all the stars from the card in action. 


The UFC makes its return to San Jose for an action-packed card Saturday night live on FOX. Before the big show, take a look at all the stars from the card in action. 

Robbie Lawler

Resurgent veteran Robbie Lawler has been one of the most exciting welterweights since his return to the UFC in early 2013. Lawler, who touts a 23-10 record overall, has dispatched wrestling ace Josh Koscheck, former Strikeforce fighter Bobby Voelker, and up-and-coming Canadian Rory MacDonald before falling victim to champion Johny Hendricks at UFC 171. Ruthless is coming off a third-round finish of Jake Ellenberger and is looking forward to an...

By The Numbers: UFC on FOX 12

Breaking down Saturday’s UFC on FOX 12 card By The Numbers…

Lawler vs. Brown

On Saturday, the Octagon is in San Jose for the welterweight showdown between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown. But before UFC on FOX 12 begins, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.

4
Times the Octagon has traveled to San Jose, California including this Saturday’s UFC on FOX: Lawler vs. Brown card with its main event, the UFC welterweight title eliminator between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown

7
Knockdowns recorded inside the Octagon for both “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler and Matt “The Immortal” Brown, tied for 5th most in UFC welterweight history

4.03
Strikes landed per minute rate by Lawler, 7th highest in UFC welterweight history (min. 5 fights)

4.13
Strikes landed per minute rate for “The Immortal”, 6th highest in ...

The Glass is Always Half-Full for Clay Guida

“There’s no reason to mope around. Life’s too short for that.” – Clay Guida

UFC featherweight Clay GuidaIt was like old times again; Clay Guida putting it on an opponent, winning the bout, and then walking away with a Fight of the Night award.

He did all of the above in his April victory over Japanese veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri, picking up his second victory at featherweight, but his first post-fight bonus since a 2011 Fight of the Night against Benson Henderson. For a guy who had seven such bonuses on his resume, that was a long drought. So was all right in the Clay Guida universe after the win in Abu Dhabi?

“All is always great in the Clay Guida universe,” he laughs. “Even through some ups and downs, we always look at the bright side of life...

Anthony Johnson: Potential Has a Shelf Life

“Now I feel like I’m an actual fighter. Now I know that I know how to
fight and now I’m putting it all together with my athletic ability and
everything is working.” – Anthony Johnson

UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson

There is a line in Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood’s 1988 novel Cat’s Eye that serves as a fitting tagline for the rise, fall, and comeback of current UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson: “Potential has a shelf life.”

You don’t need to know the context of the quote in the story or even anything about the book at all to understand how true the statement is. Sports are littered with top draft picks that didn’t pan out and solid journeymen that should have enjoyed even more substantial careers, except for one reason or another, that just wasn’t in the cards for them.

Mixed ...

The Downes Side: UFC on FOX 12 Predictions

UFC/WEC veteran Dan Downes talks strategy and predictions for UFC on FOX 12, taking place Saturday, July 26

UFC welterweight <a href='../fighter/Robbie-Lawler'>Robbie Lawler</a>

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another edition of the Downes Side. The Nostradamus of MMA has been on a roll lately. They say pride goeth before the fall, and while that may have been true for Oedipus, there’s no way that sort of thing applies to me.

Speaking of the former King of Thebes, this weekend we have such a great fight card that even Sigmund Freud couldn’t find any problems. One of the most anticipated fights of 2014, the main event features a welterweight clash between the “Immortal” Matt Brown and “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler...