1. Why the UFC Flyweight Division Will Be the Most Entertaining in the Company

    Now that the UFC has announced the creation of a flyweight division , it means that there will be not only another championship, but more high-level martial artists that can fight on MMA 's biggest stage...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 2,801 reads 13 comments

  2. Andre Ward vs. Carl Froch Results: 10 Things We Learned from Super Six Final

    Andre Ward's win over Carl Froch on Saturday didn't shake the boxing world but it did cement Ward's rise to the top of the super middleweight division and helped raise his star even more...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 2,163 reads 12 comments

  3. Manny Pacquiao: Was He Too Distracted Entering the Juan Manuel Marquez Fight?

    Most fans' attention this weekend was on the conclusion of the Super Six tournament. Before that, it was on the possibility of a Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 1,388 reads 12 comments

  4. WWE: How Kane's Classic Mask Gimmick Will Be Better Than Ever

    For years, many fans have wanted to see Kane don the mask that made him so famous one more time to become the Big Red Machine again...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 5,597 reads 23 comments

  5. How Mark Munoz Will Spoil Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva II

    When Chael Sonnen beat Brian Stann at UFC 136, Dana White , the president of the UFC, probably had dollar signs in his eyes...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 5,040 reads 29 comments

  6. Pro Wrestling as Theatre, Part 2: Why Antiheroes Like CM Punk Intrigue Fans

    Last week, this series started with a focus on John Cena and the "Superman Phenomena" that envelops his character with a look at why kids love it and adults hate it. You can read it by clicking here ...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 74 reads 7 comments

  7. WWE TLC 2011: Was John Cena Left off the Card to Test CM Punk?

    CM Punk put on a great performance tonight in the TLC main event, where he faced Alberto Del Rio and the Miz in a triple threat match. It is the type of match that could keep his star shooting to greater heights...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 3,638 reads 32 comments

  8. WWE TLC 2011 Results: Why Triple H vs Kevin Nash Should Not Have Happened

    Watching Triple H versus Kevin Nash was a trial in patience. It wasn't because the match was horrible. Triple H is a master ring general and can maneuver even the worst opponent around the ring in a way that would make it enjoyable for fans...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 7,103 reads 28 comments

  9. Strikeforce Results: Melendez Dominant, but Not Deserving of No. 1 Ranking

    Gilbert Melendez stepped into the cage yesterday night and did everything expected out of a champion. The only way he could have been better is if he had stopped Masvidal instead of winning the unanimous decision...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 1,594 reads 4 comments

  10. Ward Beats Froch: Why a Fight with Lucian Bute Still Won't Make Him a Superstar

    On Saturday night, Andre Ward beat Carl Froch to win the Super Six Boxing Classic, and the evening couldn't have gone better unless he had scored a knockout...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 864 reads 15 comments

  11. Strikeforce Results: 4 Questions We Have About Gegard Mousasi

    Gegard Mousasi failed to impress tonight. He simply didn't live up to the expectations that fans have placed on him. That doesn't mean that fans didn't learn things from his victory over Ovince St...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 1,424 reads 8 comments

  12. Strikeforce Results: Cris "Cyborg" Santos Proves She's the GOAT for Women's MMA

    Tonight Cris "Cyborg" Santos proved that she is the best of all time. For women's MMA . With that said, she also proved she is one of the best of all time...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 563 reads 12 comments

  13. Strikeforce Results: Why Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos Is a Top 10 P4P Fighter

    Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos showed that tonight she can do something better than a few of the men in the UFC. She can beat her opposition and do it well...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 2,855 reads 29 comments

  14. Strikeforce Results: Mousasi Wins, but Fails To Impress Again

    Gegard Mousasi did what he needed to by beating Ovince St. Preux tonight. He won most of the rounds and enforced his game plan which won him the decision. It's also why he didn't do anything to impress fans...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 574 reads 10 comments

  15. WBC President Says That JC Chavez Jr. Is Like a Godson: Why It Seems Suspicious

    Recently, Jose Sulaiman, the head of the WBC was quoted with saying that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was like a godson to him . It was also followed by the statement that he must face Sergio Martinez to stay champion...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 260 reads 0 comments

  16. UFC Not Having Jussier Da Silva in the Flyweight Tournament Is an Insult to Fans

    When the UFC announced the flyweight division , they also announced how they would create a champion for the division...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 834 reads 3 comments

  17. Jon Fitch and 5 Other Fighters Who Get Hosed on by Fans No Matter What They Do

    It seems that no matter what Jon Fitch does he is hated by MMA fans everywhere. Part of it has to do with the way he doesn't finish fights. The man has rarely ever seen a win that didn't see the scorecards...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 2,464 reads 16 comments

  18. 5 Reasons the Big Show's Title Reign Won't Last Long

    As of right now, it seems like the WWE is building up for Big Show to beat Mark Henry at the TLC pay-per-view. He has been coming off strong each week on Smackdown and even re-injured Henry's leg...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 4,553 reads 33 comments

  19. UFC 142: Will the 'Old Vitor' or 'New Vitor' Show Up Against Anthony Johnson?

    When fighters say that fans are going to see a new version, it is usually followed by the term "improved." Fans will see the new and improved *insert fighter's name* when he steps into the cage against *insert opponent's name*...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 796 reads 1 comments

  20. WWE TLC 2011: Wade Barrett Needs to Beat Randy Orton to Keep Moving Up

    For Wade Barrett, this is his third time at bat when facing a top WWE star. He failed the first time when he was the leader of Nexus. That was the first strikeout. Then The CORRE failed to grab crowds and fell apart...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 446 reads 3 comments

  21. Why Strikeforce Is Going to Disappear into the UFC the Same Way the WEC Did

    It was shocking to hear that the UFC was going to allow Strikeforce to continue in 2012, and on Showtime no less . When the UFC bought their rival it seemed inevitable that they were going to be absorbed into the massive MMA machine...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 243 reads 0 comments

  22. Why Gilbert Melendez Shouldn't Overlook Jorge Masvidal or Risk Losing His Title

    Fans and journalists both thought that the Strikeforce event in December was going to be the company's last and that whoever left with one of their championship belts was going immediately to the top of the UFC...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 311 reads 0 comments

  23. Andre Ward vs. Carl Froch: 15 Things You Need to Know About This Matchup

    This weekend finally marks the ending of Showtime's Super Six Boxing Classic. The event hasn't exactly turned out as it was supposed to, but fans got to see some incredible matches ...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 1,257 reads 5 comments

  24. Why Boxing Going Head to Head with MMA on TV Is an Awful Idea

    Not every boxing fan is an MMA fan. Some just enjoy watching a fight where the combatants can only use their fists, while others want to see multiple styles mixed together...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 1,254 reads 20 comments

  25. WWE TLC 2011 Predictions: Why the Miz Will Maul CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio

    Lately The Miz has been on a roll. He was given a last match with John Morrison where he crushed his former tag team partner and ended his career...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 1,306 reads 19 comments