Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of BloodyElbow.com. 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.

UFC 295: Tom Aspinall ‘fighting the scariest guy in MMA’ without a training camp
Tom Aspinall ‘fighting the scariest guy in MMA’ without a training camp at UFC 295
Tom Aspinall got the opportunity to fight for an interim title at UFC 295 a few weeks ago, but does he have enough time to prepare?
Jorge Masvidal has a new plan for Colby Covington
Jorge Masvidal has a new plan for Colby Covington
Now that he's not facing jail time, Jorge Masvidal has a lot to say about UFC contender Colby Covington.
Israel Adesanya’s hiatus? Alex Pereira doesn’t get it
Alex Pereira not buying Israel Adesanya's plan for a long hiatus
Long-time rival Alex Pereira doesn't believe Israel Adesanya will be taking a long hiatus from UFC competition.
Francis Ngannou blames boxing establishment for Tyson Fury loss
Francis Ngannou blames boxing establishment for Tyson Fury loss
Francis Ngannou sounds like he knows exactly why he didn't get the win against Tyson Fury.
Retired MMA Fighter slams attacker wielding 15 inch knife
Retired MMA Fighter slams knife-wielding attacker
A retired MMA fighter got a chance to put his skills to work this week in a shocking attack.
Endeavor is vulnerable, but massively profitable UFC is ‘definitely not for sale’
Endeavor is vulnerable, but massively profitable UFC is ‘definitely not for sale’
Endeavor is raking in revenue from the UFC, but not all is well inside Ari Emanuel's empire.
Will Francis Ngannou return to MMA? Here’s what the PFL are saying
Will Francis Ngannou return to MMA? Here's what the PFL are saying
Francis Ngannou is a star. And PFL MMA think they'll have in their cage sooner rather than later.
Sorry! Canadian fans going to miss out on UFC lightweight championship rematch
Sorry! Canadian fans going to miss out on UFC lightweight championship rematch
For those of you excited to see the highly anticipated rematch between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira at UFC 297, we have some bad news.
‘Something’s not quite right’ — Ex-UFC champion reacts to string of PFL failed drug tests
‘Something’s not quite right’ — Ex-UFC champion reacts to string of PFL failed drug tests
Ex-UFC champion Randy Couture had an interesting theory on why the Professional Fighters League (PFL) had so many drug test failures this year.
Derrick Lewis talks new UFC deal
Derrick Lewis talks new UFC deal
Derrick Lewis sounds pretty sweet on his new 8-fight UFC contract.
UFC fighter makes opponent pay for missing weight
UFC fighter makes opponent pay for missing weight
One of the fighters on this week's UFC event in Sao Paulo is hoping to teach his opponent a lesson outside of the cage.
Judge sets trial date for UFC antitrust case: ‘the Court will NOT grant a continuance’
April date seems likely for hearing of UFC antitrust case
Judge Boulware looks set to hold the UFC antitrust trial in April, 2024.
Court denies Zuffa’s appeal in UFC antitrust case
9th Circuit denies UFC’s appeal in anti-trust case
The latest update on the UFC anti-trust lawsuit is a doozy for the Las Vegas-based promotion.
Can UFC champ Sean O’Malley get a boxing match?
Can Sean O'Malley get a boxing match?
UFC champ Sean O'Malley wants to box, and at least one boxer wants to fight him.
More UFC boxing? Ex-commentator recalls Liddell/PRIDE fiasco
More UFC boxing? Ex-commentator recalls Liddell/PRIDE fiasco
There's one big reason that the UFC isn't going to let more fighters try their hand at boxing.
Cagebound MMA Card features Bell vs Schmehl from Heights Casino
Fight Night at The Heights MMA card features Cass Bell vs Edward Schmehl
Don't miss this exciting night of MMA action featuring nine pro bouts, including a main event showdown between bantamweight sensation Cass Bell (7-3) and Edward Schmehl (5-4).
Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk original December date dashed after Francis Ngannou scare?
Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk original December date dashed after Francis Ngannou scare
Did Francis Ngannou throw a wrench in the original plans for Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk? It sure seems like he did.
UFC employee: Why not give Conor McGregor an immediate title shot?
UFC employee: Why not give McGregor an immediate title shot?
At least one noted UFC talking head thinks that Conor McGregor's next fight should be for a belt.
Devin Haney admits that Francis Ngannou has a puncher’s chance against Tyson Fury
Devin Haney admits Ngannou has a 'puncher's chance'
Lightweight boxing champ is extremely skeptical of Francis Ngannou's chances against Tyson Fury.
Jinx? Tyson Fury ‘wasn’t happy’ with Usyk announcement before Francis Ngannou bout
Jinx? Fury 'wasn't happy' with Usyk announcement before Ngannou bout
Tyson Fury didn't want to jinx himself against Francis Ngannou, so the title unification announcement against Oleksandr Usyk came at the worst time.
Ex-UFC champ Robert Whittaker invites Kamaru Usman to stay at middleweight
Whittaker invites Usman to stay at middleweight
Should Kamaru Usman remain at middleweight after his debut at UFC 294 didn't go as planned? One ex-UFC champion says he should.
Darren Till trying to avoid MMA out of respect for UFC
Darren Till trying to avoid MMA out of respect for UFC
Don't expect Darren Till to join up with any of the UFC's MMA rivals.
Alexander Volkanovski gives mental health update after UFC 294 loss
Alexander Volkanovski gives mental health update after UFC 294 loss
UFC champ Alexander Volkanovski wants to give fans an update after a raw display of emotion following his UFC 294 loss to Islam Makhachev.
Tyson Fury & Oleksandr Usyk agree, Francis Ngannou has no chance in upcoming fight
Tyson Fury & Oleksandr Usyk agree, Francis Ngannou has no chance
Does anyone out there think Francis Ngannou can beat Tyson Fury other than the former UFC champ?
Javid Basharat to appeal groin shot no contest decision at UFC 294
Javid Basharat to appeal groin shot no contest decision at UFC 294
Javid Basharat hopes to appeal the result of his fight at UFC 294, which was originally called off after a low blow on Victor Henry.
Ex-UFC champ Cain Velasquez gets philosophical on time behind bars
Ex-UFC champ Cain Velasquez gets philosophical on time behind bars
Cain Velasquez doesn't sound bitter about the time he had to spend behind bars.
Khamzat Chimaev’s English UFC 294 post-fight comments very different from his remarks in Chechen – Updated
Chimaev's English post-fight comments very different from remarks in Chechen
After his UFC 294 win over Kamaru Usman, Khamzat Chimaev gave an impassioned speech for peace.
Report: Ex-WWE star Matt Riddle likely headed back to MMA
Report: Ex-WWE star Matt Riddle likely headed back to real fighting
From the sound of things, pro wrestling companies aren't all that interested in former WWE & UFC talent Matt Riddle.
Multiple UFC 294 winners admit fighting with staph infections
UFC 294 winner describes staph infection in 'places that isn't necessarily OK to announce to the world'
Multiple UFC 294 winners revealed post-fight that they suffered from unreported staph infections before their bouts.
UFC 294: Dana White overruled, flag ban is back?
UFC 294: Dana White overruled, flag ban is back?
Just two weeks ago UFC frontman Dana White gleefully announced the flag ban was dead. Now it's seemingly back for UFC 294, sorry Dana.