1. Floyd Mayweather and 10 Active Fighters Sure to Reach the Boxing Hall of Fame

    There are plenty of boxers who take up the sport, but only a few that make it to the top level. Most either fail or fizzle out before they reach boxing's apex...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 3,272 reads 16 comments

  2. Daniel Bryan's Championship Run: Why Making Him Turn Heel Now Is the Wrong Move

    Daniel Bryan was able to finish Kofi Kingston easily on RAW last night, but it's obvious that the WWE is setting him up for a heel turn...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 1,243 reads 15 comments

  3. WWE News: Chris Jericho Returns and Why He Didn't Speak on Raw

    When Chris Jericho came back on Monday Night Raw, older fans were hoping to hear at least some of what made him so special. They didn't get one word...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 4,339 reads 18 comments

  4. Pro Wrestling as Theatre Part 5: Silent Theatre & the Power of Facial Expression

    Facial expressions may be one of the most ignored and forgotten parts of theatre and acting out there today. The advent of the green screen and CGI technology has replaced emotive energy as the leading part of theatre...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 503 reads 16 comments

  5. Floyd Mayweather Jr Jail Sentence Moved: Was It the Right Move on a Moral Level?

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. got a reprieve from his prison sentence several days ago, and the boxing world has gone crazy since then. Those that thought a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight was impossible now believe it may happen...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 3,311 reads 51 comments

  6. Strikeforce Results: What We Learned in Luke Rockhold's Win vs. Keith Jardine

    When Luke Rockhold was picked to face then-champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza for the title, he was an underdog. Souza was an accomplished Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 345 reads 0 comments

  7. 5 WWE Superstars Who Could Succeed in the UFC

    With news that CM Punk will be walking out with Chael Sonnen for Sonnen's match with Mark Munoz, the topic of WWE wrestlers and MMA fighters seems to be coming up more...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 353 reads 9 comments

  8. Strikeforce Results: Did Robbie Lawler Just Save His Job?

    Fans just can't be sure which Robbie Lawler is going to show up. Is it going to be the man who gets knocked out after being outclassed by his opponents, or the man who has one-punch ...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 329 reads 0 comments

  9. Strikeforce Results: Where Does Keith Jardine Go from Here?

    If Keith Jardine had beaten Luke Rockhold it might have brought him back to the UFC fold. At the very least it would have made him a Strikeforce champion and gotten him another high-profile fight...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 1,041 reads 6 comments

  10. Strikeforce Results: Why the UFC Needs King Mo

    King Mo was able to not only beat Lorenz Larkin, but do so via savage ground-and-pound. It is the best weapon for any accomplished wrestler to finish fights with, and that is exactly what Mo did...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 1,024 reads 4 comments

  11. Cyborg Santos & Why Her Steroid Suspension Sets Women's MMA Back Years

    When Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos demolished her opponent Hiroko Yamanaka in less than a quarter of a minute this last December, it seemed that she turned a corner...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 7,383 reads 44 comments

  12. Boxing "Fight Night": 10 Things to Look Forward to in January 21 Series Premier

    The NBC Sports Network—formerly the Versus Network—is bringing back boxing to its programming...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 940 reads 0 comments

  13. Why Keith Jardine is a Perfect Fit for Strikeforce

    Keith Jardine just might have found his niche in Strikeforce. It should be stated that this writer put up another article about how Jardine has the most to gain on Saturday with ...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 1,002 reads 7 comments

  14. Strikeforce: Which Fighter on the Card Saturday Has the Most to Gain?

    It is 2012 and somehow Strikeforce has been able to stay alive and keep breathing. Now fans get to see the first event of after the new year and predict where the company will end up...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 595 reads 5 comments

  15. 15 Fights We Can't Wait to See in 2012

    As 2012 continues to take shape for future fights, there are matches that have yet to be made that fans dream of seeing. Most of these were left over from 2011, but some started to be imagined as other fights took place throughout the year...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 74 reads 2 comments

  16. WWE Royal Rumble 2012: Cuttin the Rumble Down to 30 Wrestlers Is the Right Move

    The Royal Rumble is finally coming up and has changed back to the 30-man format that made it famous. Last year, the Rumble had 40 combatants which mixed up the format and allowed for more wrestlers to participate...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 2,333 reads 27 comments

  17. Friday Night Fights: 10 Things We're Looking Forward to in 2012

    This Friday fans get to have their weekly boxing fix sated. ESPN's Friday Night Fights is coming back to ESPN2. With it, fans get to enjoy one of boxing's only free programs...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 793 reads 5 comments

  18. The 10 Lamest Excuses MMA Fighters Use After a Loss

    MMA fighters step into the cage and risk their lives every time. For that alone, they should be afforded some slack in how they deal emotionally with a loss...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 453 reads 45 comments

  19. WWE: Does Heath Slater Really Have a Chance on SmackDown?

    A lot of fans who watch SmackDown may have already forgotten who Heath Slater is. He doesn't really stick out and he seems to have fallen through the cracks after the Nexus and the Corre disbanded...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 2,930 reads 53 comments

  20. Why the Strikeforce Heavyweights Will Fail to Compete Seriously in the UFC

    Not every heavyweight can be judged by a company. Individuals will succeed and fail based on their own merit and not anything else. After all, it seems like Alistair Overeem is doing well in the UFC...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 6,734 reads 45 comments

  21. MMA Regulation: What Needs to Happen to Get the Sport Legalized in New York

    It is 2012 and yet it is still impossible to see live mixed martial arts in Madison Square Garden. There seems to be some kind of oddity in that. For a long time, MMA has faced opposition from New York about the legalization of the sport...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 674 reads 3 comments

  22. 50 Bold Storyline Predictions for the WWE in 2012

    The WWE is just getting started this year and kicked off Monday Night RAW last night. It seems like just last year fans were agitated with the direction of the company. Now it seems like the WWE is in a much different place...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 19,176 reads 112 comments

  23. Pro Wrestling as Theatre Part 4: PG Isn't the Problem & the Pixar Comparison

    WWE seems to have turned the page this year and has evolved itself from the stale, boring format that has hung in the air for the last few years into something interesting...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about over 2 years ago 128 reads 7 comments

  24. Dereck Chisora and 10 Heavyweight Boxers to Keep an Eye on in 2012

    Before his fight with Robert Helenius many felt Dereck Chisora was a boxer who had less talent than he thought and was destined to stay in the local British heavyweight scene...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 1,871 reads 5 comments

  25. Brock Lesnar Back to WWE? Why He Needs Wrestling More Than It Needs Him

    Brock Lesnar announced his retirement from the UFC tonight after his loss to former kickboxing champion Alistair Overeem ...

    Matthew Hemphill Written by Matthew Hemphill about almost 3 years ago 6,168 reads 43 comments