1. UFC 159 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Jones vs. Sonnen

    Critics said Chael Sonnen didn't belong in the same cage with Jon Jones. That, coming off a loss to Anderson Silva , he didn't deserve a shot at the UFC light heavyweight championship...

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  2. Jon Jones: Race, Religion and the UFC's Transcendent Star

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones doesn't try to hide his palpable ambition behind a veil of false modesty...

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  3. UFC 159 Star Chael Sonnen and a Pro Wrestling Act Gone Bad

    Stop me if you've heard it before. Better yet, stop Chael P. Sonnen, because it's his shtick, an act that I've listened to close to a hundred times in the lead up to his UFC 159 fight with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones...

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  4. UFC 159 Preview: The Complete Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones Timeline

    Former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has called his upcoming bout with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones the "biggest light heavyweight fight of all time...

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  5. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 4/22/13: The Undertaker Returns to Raw

    It was a historic night on WWE Raw . For the first time in three years, the Undertaker wrestled on the promotion's flagship television show...

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  6. UFC on Fox 7 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Henderson vs. Melendez

    Benson Henderson is the UFC's new king of controversy. Not for anything he's said or done outside the cage, but for his propensity to split the judges and the crowd at the end of five long rounds...

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  7. UFC on Fox 7: Is It Too Late for Daniel Cormier to Make It Big in the UFC?

    If you were picking a professional fighter out of a lineup, you would never give Daniel Cormier a second glance. Nothing about his close-cropped and receding hairline, his stocky stature or his indisputable belly pudge screams fighter...

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  8. Fleeting Fun with Fandango: Has the Newest WWE Superstar Already Peaked?

    When the first promos aired on WWE television, the countdown began. How long until Johnny Curtis would be back on the bench, waiting for yet another shot at the pro wrestling big time? After all, Fandango had bust written all over him...

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  9. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 4/15/13: Ryback, Cena and the Worst Raw of 2013

    The WWE had big shoes to fill on Raw. So did the Greenville , S.C. crowd. Last week, the crowd took over the broadcast—in a good way...

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  10. Why Is Jon Jones Refusing to Promote His UFC 159 Fight with Chael Sonnen?

    Jon Jones , the UFC light heavyweight champion of the world, gets paid by the viewer. Like all defending UFC champions, Jones banks a dollar amount based largely on how many people order the show on pay-per-view...

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  11. The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale Results: The Real Winners and Losers

    When he's allowed to control the action, decide on the pace and position and to explode when the moment is right, there are few fighters better than bantamweight contender Urijah Faber ...

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  12. The Urijah Faber Myth: Why the UFC Bantamweight Never Quite Lived Up to the Hype

    Mythology is a wonderful thing. There's nothing more powerful than a good story well told. And many of the best stories are about the primal things: love, lust, hate and war. In the correct hands a battle can come to life, vivid and real...

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  13. MMA's First Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox Doesn't Deserve the National Stage

    It seems these days that everyone has an opinion about Fallon Fox, MMA 's first transgender fighter. Should she be allowed to compete against women? The International Olympic Committee says yes ...

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  14. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 4/8/13: WrestleMania Aftermath

    On Sunday at WrestleMania, John Cena did exactly what he said he was going to do. He beat the Rock cleanly in the middle of the ring to win the WWE Championship for the 11th time, ...

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  15. John Cena Versus the Rock: The Death of the Finisher in WWE

    There are certain moves in professional wrestling that are just plain different. They may not necessarily look different than the other moves that make up the body of a wrestling ...

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  16. WWE WrestleMania 29 Results: The Real Winners and Losers

    It was a homecoming for the WWE and WrestleMania, returning to the promotion's New York stomping grounds for the first time since WrestleMania XX back in 2004...

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  17. A Queen Retakes Her Throne: Cyborg, Not Ronda Rousey, Is Still WMMA's Best

    The world of mixed martial arts operates outside the confines of our regular reality. The laws of the jungle are in full effect, promotion guaranteed not by your perfect corporate ...

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  18. The Casual Fan's Guide to WrestleMania 29: Your Big Show Primer and Preview

    Are you a lapsed wrestling fan? The kind of guy or gal who once watched both Raw and Nitro on a long Monday night? One of the legions of Americans who went to work on Tuesday morning ...

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  19. Bellator 95 Results: Winners and Losers from Pat Curran vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev

    Bellator put together the best card in company history for its season finale at the Revel in Atlantic City, N.J., with a collection of stars, title fights and tournament finals...

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  20. UFC Fans Slowly but Surely Learning to Tune Out President Dana White

    Eight days ago the unthinkable happened as Swedish MMA superstar Alexander Gustafsson was in the midst of his final preparations for fellow European standout Gegard Mousasi at UFC on Fuel 9 ...

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  21. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 4/1/13: The Final Raw Before WrestleMania

    There is a lot of pressure on the shoulders of the WWE creative team for the final Raw before WrestleMania...

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  22. WWE Leads the Way: Why the UFC Is Just Old Fashioned Pro Wrestling Done Right

    The similarities between mixed martial arts and the timeless art of professional wrestling are many and they are obvious. So obvious, in fact, that it makes some MMA fans and practitioners a little bit nervous...

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  23. The New Gatti vs. Ward? Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado Ready to Do It Again

    Sometimes a boxer will smile during the midst of battle. Usually it's false bravado, an ill-fated attempt to convince his opponent, and himself, that a particularly powerful punch didn't really do any harm...

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  24. Quebec Commission Responds to Nick Diaz vs. Georges St-Pierre Conspiracy Theory

    We no longer live in a trusting culture. To some, nothing can be taken at face value. The moon landing , the Sandy Hook shootings —nothing is what it seems at first glance, especially for MMA 's growing class of professional paranoids...

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  25. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 3/25/2013: John Cena vs. the Rock Heats Up

    More than 18,000 fans gathered in Philadelphia to watch the penultimate WWE Raw on the Road to WrestleMania 29. Can that be right? It feels like just yesterday the Rock was pinning John Cena at WrestleMania 28, a moment that haunts Cena to this day..

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