AX 3 DOMAINES, FRANCE - JULY 06: The entrance to the doping control area is show at the finish of stage eight of the 2013 Tour de France, a 195KM road stage from Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, on July 6, 2013 in Castres, France.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

UFC Drug Testing: The Man Behind The Curtain

  The day of reckoning has finally come.  Well, for at least a few of the fighters currently on the UFC’s roster.  The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has finally taken over drug testing for the UFC, and every fighter on its roster is now subject to random drug tests.  Over the past few years, the […]


The Rankings: The Lightweights: July 3, 2015

The Rankings are just that – The MMA Manifesto’s rankings of the best fighters in mixed martial arts today.  Check back every Monday and Friday for our rankings of a different weight class.  Next up: The Lightweight Rankings.   Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, speeds, Dave Kelsey, Daniel Vreeland, Ryan MacDonald, Rick Snavely and Walter Davis III.   CLICK ON FIGHTER’S NAME FOR […]

during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia.

The Ten Best American MMA Fighters of All-Time

    With America’s Independence fast upon us, I have compiled a list of the Top 10 American MMA Fighters to date. Putting together a list of this magnitude will surely be met with much debate so feel free to voice your thoughts here or find me on Twitter

conor mcgregor celebrates ufc 178 win with irish flag

Sinead O’Connor To Sing McGregor Into Octagon

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports)   How big of a star is Conor McGregor?  So big that one of the biggest stars his country has ever produced, singer Sinead O’Connor, will be singing him into the Octagon for his Interim UFC Featherweight Championship fight against Chad Mendes at UFC 189. The fiery chanteuse confirmed as […]

tony ferguson

July’s Can’t Miss MMA Matches

  We have official ascended into the golden age of MMA coverage. You don’t have to look very far on a typical Friday or Saturday night to find fights to see. Not only do the big names like UFC, Bellator and World Series of Fighting have major television deals, but smaller promotions like RFA, CES, […]


The Ten Best Canadians in MMA Today

  July 1st, to Canadians, is the equivalent of their American neighbors July 4th. While they may not spend it on boats or in backyards while drinking cheap Mexican beer, it’s a day of celebration and pride for our continental brethren. So we at The MMA Manifesto have used this day to show our appreciation […]

chad mendes

UFC 189: Aldo Out, Mendes In

  Today is Chad ‘Money’ Mendes’s lucky day.  Jose Aldo has officially withdrawn from his title defense at UFC 189, so it’ll be Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes for the Interim UFC Featherweight Championship on July 11th.  Aldo decided that his injured rib isn’t good enough to go, so he’ll forgo the biggest payday of […]

ufc fight kit group photo

The UFC Fight Kit: A Sartorial Review

  UFC Fight Kit…it’s Alright   Today the UFC Fight Kit from Reebok was revealed. Just by looking at it, it doesn’t look too appealing. Every fighter who is not a champion will have a jersey with their name running down the left side of the back. Located on the right sleeve will feature the […]


World Fighting Championship 41 Fighter Purses

  World Fighting Championship 41 went down last weekend in Reno, Nevada – here’s the fighter purse info for the event, released by the Nevada Athletic Commission.   Steven Siler: $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 win bonus) Dan Molina: $1,600 ($800 to show, $800 win bonus) Brandon Frunk: $1,000 ($500 to show, $500 win bonus) […]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 25: Jose Aldo of Brazil reacts in his featherweight championship bout against Chad Mendes of the United States during the UFC 179 event at Maracanazinho on October 25, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Aldo To Decide Tuesday If He Can Fight at UFC 189-UPDATED

  Now or Never, Jose Aldo Will Decide Guiherme Cruz of reports that Jose Aldo will train tomorrow (Tuesday) to see if he can fight in what most say is definitively the biggest bout in UFC history. With a lot to lose financially, is it worth it? Chael Sonnen, according to his Facebook page, […]

cage warrior logo

Cage Warriors Get New Ownership

On today’s edition of The MMA Hour, Ariel Helwani broke the news that Cage Warriors Fighting Championships (CWFC), which is one of Europe’s premier MMA promotions is under new ownership. Graham Boylan who was the former CEO of CWFC, took a six month break from CWFC. After his break concluded, he made the announcement that […]


The Rankings: The Welterweights: June 29, 2015

The Rankings are just that – The MMA Manifesto’s rankings of the best fighters in mixed martial arts today.  Check back every Monday and Friday for our rankings of a different weight class.  Next up: The Welterweight Rankings.   Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, speeds, Daniel Vreeland, Aaron Honma, John Gordon, Geoff Craig, Walter Davis III, Dave Kelsey, and Ryan MacDonald. *stipulations: […]

chad mendes

McGregor vs Mendes Betting Odds

They say styles make fights, and that truism seems to be adopted by the segment of the MMA world that bets on fights.  How else to explain how Chad Mendes is favored over Conor McGregor, yet the man who is the current champion – and who has beaten Mendes twice – is an underdog against […]