Dave Meltzer

Senior Writer


Ratings report: WSOF, UFC pull strong numbers


UFC drew its largest audience for pay-per-view prelims since UFC 168 this past Saturday, with 1 million viewers. This came hours after the World Series of Fighting did 906,000 viewers for a...

Fortunes changed for five this weekend


The end of B.J. Penn's career, and the continued success of Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey as modern day champions highlighted MMA's biggest weekend of 2014, which included one of the year's best...

Steve Austin: Jon Jones is 'living two lives'


Steve Austin, considered one of the most knowledgeable celebrities when it comes to the UFC, gave his viewpoints on every champion. He said while he respects his ability, that Jon Jones sometimes...

Sonnen HGH test failure raises troubling issues


Chael Sonnen's positive test for HGH and EPO can be looked at in simple terms as if the system caught someone using banned substances. But in the big picture, Sonnen's test result raises some very...

Japanese legends return for Sept. 20 UFC show


Japanese MMA superstars from the heyday of the sport in that country, Takanori Gomi, Yoshihiro Akiyama and Kid Yamamoto were all announced for UFC's Sept. 20 show at the Saitama Super Arena.

UFC partners with Vale Tudo Japan for TV series


For the first time, UFC will be working with a local promotion to produce a market-specific television show, as they join with Vale Tudo Japan, the oldest still active MMA company in the world, for...

WSOF 10 smashes former ratings record


On a show that featured three championship fights, the World Series of Fighting bested its former viewing audience record by 38 percent on Saturday night. A show headlined by David Branch vs. Jesse...

Edgar says failure to make TUF 5 was a blessing


Frankie Edgar just finished coaching The Ultimate Fighter, the same show he convinced himself would be his big break nearly eight years ago. While Edgar didn't make the show back then, things ended...

Mir's first title win shows many major changes


On June 19, 2004, 25-year-old Frank Mir became UFC heavyweight champion, breaking the arm of Tim Sylvia in just 50 seconds. Looking back at the reaction to the surprise win shows just how much the...

Dana White responds to Jose Aldo, Jon Jones


Dana White appeared Friday night on "Inside MMA," discussing such topics as Jose Aldo's pay, making Jones vs. Gustafsson, and even answered Johny Hendricks' question about a fight with Chris Weidman.

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