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.

Too Close To Call: Worst Split Decisions In UFC Championship History

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is the most unpredictable sport in the world. Not only when it comes to the elite combat stars that participate inside...

What’s At Stake For UFC Fight Night 81’s Headliners?

Sunday will feature one of the very best free UFC events of 2016. Headlined by a highly-anticipated grudge match between current UFC bantamweight champion T.J....

It’s Showtime: Four Reasons Anthony Pettis Must Defeat Eddie Alvarez

Anthony Pettis undoubtedly suffered the worst loss of his career when he relinquished his lightweight title to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185. The defeat...

Conor McGregor vs. Rafael Dos Anjos: Four Reasons It’s A Mistake

The saga continues as newly crowned UFC featherweight king Conor McGregor will officially make his move to the 155-pound division and challenge champion Rafael...

Nixing Notorious: Four Fighters Capable of Beating Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has become the No. 1 target on a lot of new hit lists. UFC standouts such as lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, former...

Not So Quick: Three Reasons Stipe Miocic Won’t Get A Title Shot

As one of the shallowest divisions in all of mixed martial arts (MMA), the UFC's heavyweight roster desperately seeks out rising contenders on a...

Magic Eight Ball: Bold Predictions for UFC 195

In every way, shape, and form, 2015 was the best year in UFC history, and the numbers don't lie. From monumental divisional shifts to encouraging...

Welterweight Letdown? Three Reasons Why Lawler vs. Condit Will Disappoint

Welterweights Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit are synonymous with carnage. Throughout their respective careers, both men have demonstrated an uncanny ability to transform fights into...

Bad Santa: These Fighters Got A Stocking Full Of Coal This Year

Christmas is one of the best times of the year. Families come together to exchange thoughtful gifts, reminisce about old times, create new memories,...

Who’s Next? Three Biggest Fights For Conor McGregor Following UFC on FOX 17

After obliterating Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds, Conor McGregor has essentially hijacked the UFC tour bus. The current featherweight champion has already become the...

Heavyweight Hierarchy: Where Do JDS and Overeem Go With A Win?

Barring an unforeseen injury just days before competition, it looks like we're finally going to get Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem. Their long-awaited heavyweight...

Lightweight Fireworks! Keys to Victory For Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone II

While the mixed martial arts (MMA) world catches its breath following UFC 194's historic affair, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is gearing up...

UFC 194 Breakdown: Keys to Victory for Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens

UFC superstars Jose Aldo, Chris Weidman, Conor McGregor, and Luke Rockhold are not the only fighters competing on Dec. 12 at UFC 194. While overlooked...

UFC 194 Breakdown: Keys to Victory for Ronaldo Souza vs. Yoel Romero

UFC 194 will feature a middleweight championship grudge match between undefeated titleholder Chris Weidman and surging contender Luke Rockhold. As two of the very best...

The Lightweight Shift: How UFC On FOX 17 Will Shape 155

Mixed martial arts (MMA) offers ongoing alterations by nature. New fighters rise, old fighters fall, and titles are won and lost. That's why we are...

Is Weidman vs. Rockhold Truly The Greatest Middleweight Title Fight Of All-Time?

The UFC middleweight division has essentially been ruled by one man. With only six champions in division history, which is the least for any weight...