Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

Yordenis Ugas aims to put Spence loss behind him with win over Mario Barrios
Ugas looking to forget Spence loss with big win over Barrios
Boxer Yordenis Ugas is coming back from a long layoff after a loss to Erroll Spence, Jr. He's looking to make everything right with a win over Mario Barrios on the Canelo vs Charlo undercard.
Who is Jermell Charlo and why is he fighting Canelo Alvarez? Highlights, fight record and more
Who is Jermell Charlo? Fight highlights, KO reel
A look at the career of boxer Jermell Charlo as he prepares to face Canelo Alvarez this Saturday, September 30 in Las Vegas.
Canelo Alvarez full fight video replays
Watch Canelo Alvarez' greatest fights — Full Fight Videos
A look back at Canelo Alvarez greatest fights including full fight videos of his bouts against Floyd Mayweather, GGG, Bivol and more.
Israel Adesanya pleads guilty, drove drunk 3 weeks before UFC title loss to Strickland
DUIzzy: Adesanya drove drunk 3 weeks before Strickland loss
Former UFC champ Israel Adesanya apologized to fans, friends and family after pleading guilty to driving drunk.
Charges dropped against Nate Diaz in New Orleans street fight
Charges dropped against Nate Diaz in New Orleans street fight
New Orleans will not be charging Nate Diaz over a street altercation last April.
UFC fighter goes after ‘worst referee of all time’
UFC fighter goes after 'worst referee of all time'
UFC fighter Renato Moicano goes deep into the career of MMA referee Chris Tognoni.
Shevchenko camp still stuck on ‘illegal’ knees at Noche UFC
Noche UFC title fight decided by Illegal knees?
The camp of Valentina Shevchenko is angry about some knees thrown by Alexa Grasso at UFC Noche.
Israel Adesanya and Dana White agree about one thing
Sorry Dricus, Izzy and Dana are laying out a MW title future and leaving you out of it
Neither UFC MW champ Israel Adesanya nor UFC boss Dana White seem to be prioritizing Dricus Du Plessis' title shot.
UFC boss Dana White mocks idea of PFL buying Bellator
Dana White laughs at idea of PFL buying Bellator
UFC CEO Dana White thinks the idea of PFL buying Bellator is very funny.
UFC threatens fighters who bet on bouts with fines, suspension or termination
UFC announces new initiative to stamp out betting by fighters
The UFC announced a new partnership with ProhiBet to crack down on fighters and other insiders who may try to bet on fights.
Israel Adesanya definitely has a favorite between  Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294
Izzy definitely has a favorite between Costa and Chimaev
UFC champ Israel Adesanya has got enough mental space to look ahead at a UFC 294 clash between ranked middleweights.
Past vs. Future? Watch Conor McGregor and Ian Machado Garry in sparing between Irish UFC stars
Past vs. Future? Watch McGregor and Ian Garry spar
The fading UFC legend Conor McGregor and the rising UFC star Ian Machado Garry met on the mats for some friendly sparring.
Is the newest UFC champ a PPV draw? Ex-champ says no
Is the newest UFC champ a PPV draw? Ex-champ says no
Since the UFC and ESPN don't release PPV numbers it's up for debate.
Ian Machado Garry maps his road to headlining the next UFC Dublin
Garry lays out his roadmap to headline UFC Dublin in 2024
One of the UFC's top rising stars, Ian Machado Garry has some ideas about when and where his next fights should be.
Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz PPV buys did well, adding  to former UFC star’s career high purse
Paul-Diaz PPV buys did well, adding to former UFC star's career high purse
Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz did very well on PPV but not quite as well as UFC 292.
UFC pushing for changes to DMCA to shut down streamers
UFC, NFL and NBA push for legal changes to combat illegal streams
The UFC sat down recently and put pen to paper (or some attorney did some typing on a computer) and along with the National Football League (NFL) and National Basketball Association (NBA) co-wrote a letter to the United States government pushing for changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that will get illegal streams […]
Wolf tickets? Conor McGregor shows screenshot of UFC return date; Dana White responds
McGregor tweets UFC 296 wolf tickets; White responds
Conor McGregor tweeted out a screenshot that seems to show him fighting Michael Chandler at UFC 296 in December.
Ian Machado Garry almost imitated Conor McGregor all the way to jail
Ian Machado Garry almost imitated Conor McGregor all the way to jail
Ian Machado Garry was threatened with arrest by Boston PD before his bout at UFC 292.
Sean O’Malley and Conor McGregor have big plans for UFC 296
O'Malley and McGregor talking about appearing on UFC 296 card together
Sean O'Malley spoke with Conor McGregor and they agreed to fight on the same UFC card.
UFC 292 shakeout will cost fans long-awaited super fight
The super fight we'll never get to see because of UFC 292
While many (ok most all) UFC fans are busy celebrating Sugar Sean O'Malley's huge win over Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292, it comes at a cost for hardcore fans
Jewish UFC fighter challenged by Nick Fuentes’ fan, outcome is satisfying if predictable
Natan Levy dishes out lesson to anti-Semitic troll in brutal sparring session
UFC lightweight Natan Levy was more than happy to welcome some Nick Fuentes supporters to the Xtreme Couture cage for a very educational sparring session.
Jake Paul: I don’t hate Dana White, I just want him to pay UFC fighters more
Jake: I don't hate Dana, I just want him to pay fighters more
Celebrity influencer turned boxer Jake Paul is asking Dana White to raise UFC minimum fighter pay from $12,000 to $50,000.
Undisputed boxing champ Alycia Baumgardner denies steroid use after positive test
Undisputed boxing champ denies steroid use after positive test
Alycia Baumgardner, the women's WBC, IBO, WBO, IBF, and The Ring female super featherweight champ failed a drug test before her most recent fight.
UFC tries to erase Francis Ngannou and an old school star from history
UFC tries to erase Ngannou from history
The UFC falsely claimed that Tafon Nchukwi was the first Cameroonian fighter in UFC history, erasing Francis Ngannou and Thierry Sokoudjou.
Conor McGregor: What godawful nonsense has  he gotten up to now?
Oh no, what's Conor gotten up to now?
Conor McGregor didn't get arrested this weekend at the Anthony Joshua fight that's about the best that can be said for his behavior.
New rules for UFC fighters will completely change the game 
New MMA rules will impact eye pokes, cuts from fouls and stalling fighters
The ABC has changed the rules of MMA in a way that should help fouled fighters quite a bit in the UFC and other promotions too.
If Dana White walks out on a UFC headliner is that a career killer?
Dana White walked out on UFC main event, here's what happened next
UFC boss Dana White left the arena rather than watch the tedious wrestle-mugging Cory Sandhagen put on Rob Font at UFC Nashville.
UFC 291 payouts finally revealed, kinda, after Utah changes policy
Utah finally releases a few of the UFC 291 payouts
The Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission has released UFC 291 payout figures for fighters who have chosen to release the information.
Jamahal Hill to Ariel Helwani: ‘You need to stay in a punk’s place’
Jamahal Hill vs. Ariel Helwani is not UFC vs. media, it's YouTuber vs. YouTuber
UFC fighter Jamahal Hill is pushing back against Ariel Helwani's media narrative.
Conor McGregor almost ready for Nate Diaz trilogy
McGregor almost ready for Nate Diaz trilogy
Conor McGregor, Jorge Masvidal and Michael Chandler all attempt to insert themselves into the BMF conversation after Justin Gaethje's win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 291.