Dan Hiergesell

Dan is a former MMAWeekly.com contributor, BleacherReport.com MMA featured columnist, CagePages.com editor and a University of Tennessee graduate. He has been featured on Countdown to UFC 171 and SiriusXM Fight Club, while covering events such as: UFC 169 Barao vs. Faber II; UFC on Fuel TV Korean Zombie vs. Poirier; UFC on FX Browne vs. Bigfoot; UFC on FX Maynard vs. Guida; Bellator 123 Curran vs. Freire.

10 Worst MMA Fights Of All-Time: Historic Failures

The sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) is dictated by skill, athleticism, experience, and the willingness to put it all on the line. Throughout the...

Bigger Is Better: The Greatest Heavyweight Title Fights In UFC History

The UFC heavyweight landscape is one littered with towering mountains, turbulent storms, and unpredictable weather. It plays host to the baddest mixed martial artists...

Without A Horse: Four Reasons Why Donald Cerrone Will Never Be UFC Champ

Few fighters are able to put forth the admirable consistency that Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone did from November 2013 to May 2015. The 32-year-old veteran racked...

Who Hit Me? The Five Most Confusing Strikers In The UFC Today

The art of striking is one of many different offensive disciplines and offensive weapons. With countless maneuvers, the need for perfected timing, and limited room for...

Eight Best Title Fights In UFC Welterweight History

The UFC welterweight division has been one of the most consistent classes in mixed martial arts (MMA) over the past 10 years, if not the...

Top 10 Old School MMA Legends

Mixed martial arts (MMA) has come a long way. Titles have changed hands, promotions have died, disciplines have transformed, and fighters have evolved in...

Four Reasons Stephen Thompson Is The UFC’s Next Big Star

Each year the UFC stumbles upon yet another potential breakout star. Fighters like Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey have filled the void in year's past,...

Johny Hendricks & Four Former UFC Champs Who Won’t Regain Their Belts

UFC champions don't last forever. From greats like Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre to temporary titleholders like Matt Serra and Forrest Griffin, divisional kings...

Wasted Potential: Top Seven Failed Hype Trains in UFC History

With an expanding roster and bottomless bank account, the UFC is able to tactically market promotional newcomers, rising prospects, and evolving contenders like no...

Five Reasons The UFC Welterweight Division Will Never Be The Same After 2016

The UFC welterweight division sports a blistering group of top contenders. Current titleholder Robbie Lawler has heroically defended is throne twice in the past year,...

Top 10 Blockbuster Events That Changed The UFC Forever

With UFC 196 and UFC 200 set to elevate the sport to a new level in 2016, we're forced to look back on past...

Five Biggest Takeaways From UFC on FOX 18

Despite what many pundits considered a lackadaisical fight card, UFC on FOX 18 delivered on more than one occasion this past Saturday. Headlined by yet...

Four Reasons Light Heavyweight Is A Mess No Matter Who Wins ‘Rumble’ vs. Bader

The return of Jon Jones is great for the sport, but not good news for prospective title contenders like Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and Ryan...

What’s At Stake for UFC On FOX 18’s Headliners?

The eighteenth installment of UFC on FOX should be quite the doozy. Headlined by a light heavyweight clash between knockout specialist Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and...

Heavyweight Failure: Four Mistakes Made By Booking Werdum Vs. Velasquez II

The UFC heavyweight division is notoriously the most unpredictable landscape in all of mixed martial arts (MMA). Having never possessed a champion that has defended...

Boom Goes The Dynamite! Top Six Head Kick Knockouts In UFC History

While mixed martial arts (MMA) should be appreciated for its beautiful intricacies and rare nuances, nobody can deny the power of an almighty head...