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Has UFC Hit An Inflection Point?

Three recent events indicate that the UFC has reached an inflection point in their business cycle: the decision to cancel UFC 145 in Montreal; the decision to test new UFC fighters for PEDs before signing them; and the UFC's continued stubborn advocacy of SOPA even after it failed.

UFC Vs. ESPN: Who's Right, Who's Wrong, Who Freaked Out And Who Blew The Story

Dana White went ballistic when ESPN reported on UFC fighter pay. Was that the right move?

UFC Vs. Strikeforce: MMA Needs A Super Bowl

MMA needs a superbowl. An annual fight card pitting Strikeforce and UFC champs against each other would do the trick.

With Brock Lesnar Gone, Who Will Be In The Next Wave Of UFC Stars?

With Brock Lesnar gone and Georges St. Pierre on ice, the UFC is going to need a new crop of stars to carry the company - and the sport - into 2012.

Are Brock Lesnar And Fedor Emelianenko One Loss Away From MMA Retirement?

Will MMA stars Brock Lesnar and Fedor Emelianenko retire if they lose their respective bouts at UFC 141 and Dream New Years 2011! this weekend?

UFC 141: Brock Lesnar Vs. Frank Mir 3 Would Be Even Bigger Than Lesnar Vs. Overeem

Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar 3 at UFC 141 would be an even bigger fight than the scheduled Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem bout.

Bisping, Miller, Ultimate Fighter Contestants Collateral Damage In Spike TV Feud With UFC

The fighters Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Michael Bisping, John Dodson, T.J. Dillashaw, Diego Brandao and Dennis Bermudez are hurt by the UFC's feud with Spike TV.

What If Mayhem Miller Beats Michael Bisping At UFC's Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale?

Most of the attention is on Michael Bisping going into this Saturday's Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale, but don't count Jason "Mayhem" Miller out.

After UFC's Dos Santos Vs. Velasquez, MMA's Heavyweight Division, Once Red Hot, Has Cooled

After Cain Velasquez was dethroned by Junior dos Santos at UFC on Fox, is the heavyweight division now thin again?

UFC On Fox Results: Henderson Vs. Guida Was Everything Dos Santos Vs. Velasquez Should Have Been

If tonight's UFC on Fox headlining UFC heavyweight championship fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos was a disappointment, the fight that preceded it, Ben Henderson vs. Clay Guida had it all.

UFC On Fox 1: What Is The Best Case Scenario For Cain Velasquez Vs. Junior Dos Santos?

A look at five types of great MMA fights that the UFC and Fox would be thrilled to see replicated by Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos at UFC on Fox 1.

Will UFC Ever Produce Its Own Smokin' Joe Frazier?

Will the UFC ever produce an athlete as iconic as Smokin' Joe Frazier? Nate Wilcox breaks down the factors that will have to be in place for that to happen.

UFC's B.J. Penn, Cro Cop And Brandon Vera: Missed Opportunities And Unfulfilled Potential

B.J. Penn, Brandon Vera and Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic all contributed to an air of disappointment at UFC 137.

Viacom Buying Bellator Is Good For MMA

The decision of Viacom, the world's 4th largest media conglomerate, to buy an ownership stake in Bellator Fighting Championships is a huge vote of confidence in the future of Mixed Martial Arts.

Why UFC's Dana White Isn't Worried About Bellator

UFC president Dana White isn't threatened by Bellator because they're not threatening the UFC in any real way.

The Anderson Silva-Georges St. Pierre-Jon Jones Triangle Likely To Leave UFC Fans Frustrated

A look at the latest comments on possible Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre or Jon Jones UFC superfights.

UFC 136: Can Sport Without Spectacle Sell? Ask Frankie Edgar And Chael Sonnen

Does the relatively flat fan response to Frankie Edgar's incredible fight at UFC 136 and the frenzy for Chael Sonnen's schtick mean spectacle has triumphed over sport?

Why No Love For The UFC's Little Men?

UFC fans are in less than a frenzy about the spate of smaller division title fights we are enjoying. Why don't the little guys get the respect they deserve?

First Overeem, Now Badr Hari, Is Kickboxing Done?

With stars and champions like Badr Hari and Alistair Overeem leaving kickboxing for boxing and MMA, is kickboxing dead?

Jon Jones Mesmerizes Rampage Jackson At UFC 135

#UFC 135 results: Jon Jones defeats Quinton "Rampage" Jackson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:14 of round 4.

Is MMA Goon Culture Staining The Sport?

A recent series of highly publicized murders, rapes and assaults have been linked with MMA. Is this hurting the sport?

Why The UFC Gutted Strikeforce

Since being purchased by the UFC, Strikeforce is a shadow of its former self. Why?

UFC: Why Anderson Silva Isn't All That In My Heart

A look at why some fans don't get that excited about Anderson Silva.

Weight Cutting: The Phantom Menace of MMA

A look at the dangers of weight cutting in MMA.

UFC Live's Hardy Vs. Lytle: Is This It For Dan Hardy?

The big questions going into UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle (UFC on Versus 5).

Where Do Fedor Emelianenko And M-1 Global Go From Here?

What's next for Fedor Emelianenko and M-1 Global?

Where Does Golden Glory Go From Here?

What is next for kickboxing/MMA gym and promoter Golden Glory?

Where Does Strikeforce Go From Here?

A look at all the balls in the air with MMA promotion Strikeforce. Two champions have left the promotion and two more stars are free agents following last weekend's event.