Jonathan Snowden is a long time MMA fan and MMA "journalist."
In other sports, quitter is the dirtiest of words. In mixed martial arts, it is a way of life. Bellator's Eddie Alvarez provided a perfect example in his title fight against Michael Chandler.
Elaina Maxwell is a fringe top 10 fighter in the sport of mixed martial arts. Is her presence on a kickboxing card a sign of bad things to come for a sport on the edge?
Frank Shamrock and Dana White have feuded for years. Last night, the battle ground was Twitter. Jonathan Snowden explains what exactly was going on.
Dan Henderson is one of the sport's highest paid fighters. Unfortunately, he doesn't pack the same punch at the box office he does with his famous right hand. Jonathan Snowden looks at whether his outlandish contract is sinking MMA's second largest promotion.
Stephen Quadros, legendary Pride broadcaster and MMA media pioneer, breaks down Friday's Strikeforce Challengers show. The bouts air live on Showtime starting at 11 PM EST.
Tito Ortiz will rise to Dana White's challenge and fight Rashad Evans at UFC 133. Jonathan Snowden breaks down the bout to see how this rematch of a 2007 draw might play out in 2011.
Tito Ortiz turns down a fight with Rashad Evans at UFC 133. Jonathan Snowden says it was the right move for a veteran star.
UFC star Chael Sonnen has taken trash talk to new heights. But The MMA Encyclopedia author Jonathan Snowden says Sonnen is not the first fighter to recognize the appeal of pro wrestling style promotion.
Wanderlei Silva is one of the most brutal fighters in MMA history. The MMA Encyclopedia author Jonathan Snowden takes a look at one of his early bouts, a fight that showed just what the "Axe Murderer" was capable of.
Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber packed five fights worth of action into five rounds Saturday night at UFC 132. Jonathan Snowden breaks down the fight minute by minute.
Tito Ortiz and Wanderlei Silva are two of the most important fighters in MMA history. Last night, at UFC 132, the two men saw their careers go in markedly different directions.
One hundred numbered UFC events ago, B.J. Penn and Pat Miletich scored highlight reel knockouts and Tito Ortiz successfully defended his UFC belt. Step back in time with The MMA Encyclopedia author Jonathan Snowden and the fighters themselves as we continue our history of the modern era of mixed martial arts.
Andre Winner is an explosive striker - but without a better avenue to pursue wrestling training in Britain he and other English fighters will continue to struggle at the highest levels of the sport. SBNation's Luke Thomas sat down with Winner to get his thoughts on the British system and opponent Anthony Njokuani.
Royce Gracie was a legend of the sport, seemingly unbeatable. In 2000, after five years on the sideline, he returned to mixed martial arts to battle the world's best. Could Kazushi Sakuraba, a pro wrestling jokester and undercard standout, possibly compete with the mythic Gracie? The answer to that question changed MMA history forever.
Nate Marquardt was nowhere to be seen Sunday night on Versus. But The MMA Encyclopedia author Jonathan Snowden says he was still the talk of the UFC nation postfight as questions linger about his future in the sport.
Chris Leben doesn't like fighting. Will that realization make him a better fighter in the UFC Octagon?
No one was sure what to do with MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko next. But when the name of former Pride champion Dan Henderson popped up, it was immediately evident it was a fight that had to be made. Jonathan Snowden talked to Fedor and his team about Henderson, Zuffa, and his status as a legend.
A minute by minute look at Josh Barnett's fight with Brett Rogers at the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. We break down exactly how the "Babyfaced Assassin" managed to reinvent himself as one of the division's best fighters.
Before Josh Barnett was a star, he was just a doughy kid from Seattle with a dream. Jonathan Snowden looks back on the former UFC champion's rise to glory, starting with his upset win over Dan "The Beast" Severn.
With the signing of football star Chad Ochocinco, MMA's leading apparel company TapouT is taking its first steps beyond the UFC Octagon.
Shane Carwin was beaten badly by Junior dos Santos at UFC 131. Jonathan Snowden wonders if that means the era of the massive heavyweight is DOA.
Firas Zahabi has guided Georges St. Pierre to UFC gold. Can he do the same for Kenny Florian at featherweight? Jonathan Snowden talked to both men about Florian's featherweight debut.
Yesterday the sport of mixed martial arts was abuzz with the news that the UFC was close to buying their own television network. Jonathan Snowden explores the pros and cons of a UFC run G4 Network.
When Kenny Florian makes his featherweight debut this weekend, he won't be doing it alone. Jonathan Snowden explains how MMA is indeed a team sport - at least in the gym where champions are made.
Few in mixed martial arts dare to be different. Anthony Pettis did - and when it mattered most, in the final minute, of the final round, of the most important fight of his life.
Jon Fitch doesn't want to fight just anybody - he wants B.J. Penn and Georges St. Pierre. The UFC star rejects a bout with Rick Story and takes an important step towards controlling his own destiny.
In Dagestan, a war torn Russian republic, violence is a way of life. In the midst of bullets and bombs, M-1 Global's Shamil Zavurov trains to be a champion.
Roy Nelson is grotesquely fat and embarrassingly out of shape. The MMA Encyclopedia author Jonathan Snowden wonders if a fighter that refuses to put in the effort deserves a place on pay per view.
Is there a more fitting MMA hero this Memorial Day Weekend than former Marine Captain Brian Stann? Jonathan Snowden takes a look at a fighter who makes veterans proud.