1. Manny Pacquiao or Henry Armstrong: Who Is the Better Pound-for-Pound Fighter?

    A while ago I wrote an article about how Manny Pacquiao could be matched up with 20 of the best fighters from different eras . Henry Armstrong was one of the people on this list...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 2,550 reads 17 comments

  2. WWE TLC 2011 Predictions: Why Cody Rhodes Will Retain His Title Against Booker T

    There are two different ways to look at why Cody Rhodes needs to retain his title against Booker T at the TLC pay-per-view. One is from a storyline perspective as it pertains to outside of the ring...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 1,185 reads 18 comments

  3. UFC 140 Results: Is the Old Frank Mir Back?

    Frank Mir was at one point the heavyweight version of Jon Jones. He was a young fighter just coming into his mid-20s and had just snapped Tim Sylvia's arm to win the heavyweight title back in 2004...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 946 reads 7 comments

  4. UFC 140 Results: Lyoto Machida Needs to Evolve His Game

    As a Shotokan Karateka it is devastating to write this. Machida is a favorite and this writer is honest enough to admit his bias. But if Machida wants to win his title back, he is going to have to evolve...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 2,240 reads 3 comments

  5. UFC 140 Results: Will Jon Jones Ever Become a Fan Favorite?

    This is somewhat of a loaded question. Jon Jones has a large amount of fans already and it's easy to see why. He wins his fights and does so in an exciting fashion...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 656 reads 10 comments

  6. UFC 140 Results: Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar Head to Toe Breakdown

    Nothing has been proven at the time of writing this article, but it seems that Alistair Overeem might have to pull out of a proposed fight with Brock Lesnar for UFC 141...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 452 reads 2 comments

  7. UFC 140 Results: Power Ranking All Jon Jones' UFC Fights

    Jon Jones just disposed of Lyoto Machida easily on Saturday night and now there are many fans and pundits who believe that he is an unstoppable force at light heavyweight...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 1,957 reads 2 comments

  8. UFC 140 Results: Power Ranking Jon Jones' 4 2011 Fights

    Jon Jones seems to be on a roll. Like an unstoppable force of nature, he just doesn't seem to be able to slow down on his rise to the top of the UFC. It's hard envisioning someone giving him a tougher fight than Machida did...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 715 reads 2 comments

  9. Pro Wrestling as Theatre Part 1: Hating John Cena and "the Superman Phenomena"

    This series of articles is going to be different than those I usually write because they will focus on the idea that wrestling is modern day theatre. Further, they will show how wrestling ties in with everything from comics to ancient Greek drama...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 2,496 reads 63 comments

  10. Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson Decision Helps Khan Not Get Thrown to Mayweather

    As much as some fans might be grumbling about the decision which saw Lamont Peterson defeat Amir Khan, it might be the best thing for the young Brit...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 1,257 reads 4 comments

  11. WWE: How Dolph Ziggler and The Miz Will Carry the Company Forward

    Its hard to believe that someone from the Spirit Squad and MTV's the Real World might actually be some of the future stars of the WWE, but that seems to be what has happened...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 1,851 reads 12 comments

  12. Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson Results: Khan Lost, so What's Next for Him?

    Amir Khan was supposed to be boxing's next superstar. He had rebounded from a devastating knockout loss early in his career to come back, started training under the well-respected ...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 2,042 reads 8 comments

  13. UFC 140 Results: It's Time for Dana White to Have "The Talk" With Tito Ortiz

    There was a time when Dana White , the UFC president, would have relished telling Tito Ortiz that he was done...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 761 reads 0 comments

  14. UFC 140 Results: Lyoto Machida Will Become Champion Once Again

    It could be easy to call this article a sour-grapes reaction from a Machida fan. It would be easy to brush this off as a fan stewing over the fact that "his fighter" didn't win...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 466 reads 3 comments

  15. Dana White Firing Miguel Torres Because of His Tweet: Why It Smacks of Hypocrisy

    Dana White recently released former bantamweight champion Miguel Torres in a shocking move less than 24 hours after Torres made a rape joke. The joke was offensive and though the punishment was harsh, it can be argued that it was fair...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 1,097 reads 5 comments

  16. MMA Outside the Cage Podcast Ep. 1: Machida vs. Jones

    MMA Outside is something new that I'm trying and this is going to be the first episode. As far as podcasts go, this should be a little different. First, no episode will go over 10 minutes...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 411 reads 2 comments

  17. RAW GM John Laurinaitis & Why the WWE Should Put Him in a Match with CM Punk

    Before going in length about why John Laurinaitis should be given a shot, it should be mentioned why he shouldn't, because there are detractors against him doing it. He isn't a current wrestler and will be rusty...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 1,500 reads 39 comments

  18. UFC 140: How Machida Can Use Shotokan Karate to Prove Jon Jones Is Overrated

    Most fans have already pegged the young light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as unbeatable. When Lyoto Machida steps into the cage against him at UFC 140, it will be as an underdog...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 2,044 reads 39 comments

  19. Having Heavyweights Fight in the Main Event on Versus Fight Night Is a Mistake

    It seems the main event and co-main event have finally been set for Versus' first fight card . The co-main event is a fun fight between prospect spoilers Jesus Soto-Karass and Gabriel Rosado...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 260 reads 2 comments

  20. Is Daniel Bryan Now a Bona Fide Main Event Wrestler in the WWE?

    Daniel Bryan 's introduction to WWE fans started as a contestant on NXT, and he didn't even win the competition. Now he is a Money in the Bank winner who wins fatal four ways and has matches with Mark Henry for the title...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 1,477 reads 16 comments

  21. Why Dominick Cruz Should Move to Featherweight If He Beats Urijah Faber

    It seems like Dominick Cruz will face Urijah Faber for a third time considering both have been picked to be coaches for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter ...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 755 reads 17 comments

  22. Manny Pacquiao: Why His Win Against Juan Manuel Marquez Was Hollow

    It's been a few weeks since the Pacquiao-Marquez fight and though talks about Pacquiao and Mayweather have dominated boxing, a fourth fight between Pacquiao and Marquez should be dominating the headlines...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 1,459 reads 12 comments

  23. UFC 140 & the Nogueira Brothers: Who Has a Better Chance of Losing Their Fight?

    UFC 140 is coming up, and something that has been a bit overlooked is the fact that both Nogueira brothers will be fighting on the card one right after the other...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 1,773 reads 7 comments

  24. Zack Ryder's Rise: When Fans' Push a Star Instead of Having One Pushed on Them

    It's hard to believe that Zack Ryder who seemed like he was going to get cut from the WWE only about a year ago is now one of the company's biggest stars. TV time, sold-out merchandise and the YouTube numbers on his channel don't lie...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 2,072 reads 27 comments

  25. Cotto-Margarito 2: 10 Things We Learned from the Fight and Cotto's Win

    As fans finally simmer down from the aftermath of the rematch between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito they get to see what the fallout from the fight entails...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 3 years ago 2,746 reads 3 comments