1. B/R MMA 125: Ranking the Top 15 Bantamweights in Mixed Martial Arts

    It says something about the division that the two most famous 135-pound MMA fighters in the world are both women: Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. The men, despite a head start on the big stage, have fallen a bit behind their female counterparts...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 3 years ago 38,034 reads 93 comments

  2. B/R MMA 125: Ranking the Top 10 Flyweights in Mixed Martial Arts

    There's something almost hypnotic about watching the UFC's flyweights in action. When the very best 125-pounders let fists fly, flitting around an iconic structure that suddenly seems ...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 3 years ago 32,261 reads 43 comments

  3. B/R MMA 125: Ranking the Top 15 Heavyweights in Mixed Martial Arts

    With respect to skilled fighters starting at 125 pounds, the best of the best heavyweights are truly the world's baddest men...

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  4. MMA 125: Introducing Our Definitive Fighter Ratings

    For years, it was relatively easy to pinpoint the best fighter in mixed martial arts. Depending on your stylistic or aesthetic biases, it was bound to be one of two men...

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  5. WWE Superstar Seth Rollins on Factions, Politics and the Rise of The Shield

    Ric Flair. Tully Blanchard. Ole and Arn Anderson. Four men. Four champions. Four Horsemen . Even more than 28 years after their formation, just the mention of those four names can get wrestling fans' hearts all aflutter...

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  6. WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler on Vince McMahon, ECW and the Perfect Angle

    America fought a war to form a democratic republic and to end the tyranny of a distant monarchy. But for more than 40 years, a king has reigned in Memphis, Tennessee. Jerry "The King" Lawler is more than just a professional wrestler there...

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  7. Why Not Now for Mayweather-Pacquiao After Floyd Struggles in Maidana Brawl?

    While Floyd Mayweather traded punches with Marcos Maidana in a surprisingly competitive fight inside the ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, another battle was brewing behind the scenes...

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  8. Olympic Legacy: Floyd Mayweather and the Art of Losing

    There's a lot about professional boxing Floyd Mayweather doesn't know. After all, many of the lessons you learn in the ring are imprinted on your soul only in defeat. It's falling short and fighting on anyway that turns a boy into a man...

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  9. Mayweather vs. Maidana: Expert Picks for Main Event

    Say what you will about Floyd Mayweather , and volumes have been written about the 37-year-old fighter's transformation from relatively obscure technician to undisputed boxing kingpin...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 3 years ago 62,441 reads 116 comments

  10. Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana: Everything You Need to Know

    Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather Jr., with his 45-0 career record, will step into the ring as a professional boxer for the 46th time. For fight fans, Mayweather's upcoming bout with Marcos Maidana is an event marked clearly on the calendar...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 3 years ago 50,285 reads 130 comments

  11. UFC 172 Results: Jon Jones Keeps the Art in Mixed Martial Arts

    The look on Glover Teixeira's face toward the end of his five-round fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones told the story of the fight. There was exhaustion. Amazement too...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 3 years ago 33,255 reads 150 comments

  12. UFC 172: Why Do Fans Continue to Hate the Great Jon Jones?

    It doesn't take long when you sit down for your first Jon Jones fight to realize he's a little bit different than your average UFC fighter...

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  13. Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox and Her Slowly Fading 15 Minutes of Fame

    Fallon Fox's fifteen minutes of fame was inevitable the moment she got a phone call that changed everything. It should have been a time for celebration, a dinner to celebrate the launch of something new...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 4 years ago 103,545 reads 91 comments

  14. Watch Out Fabricio Werdum: UFC Champ Cain Velasquez Is No Travis Browne

    The new Fabricio Werdum truly emerged against Travis Browne in the third round of their title eliminator on Fox. In the classic Brazilian "butt scoot" position, Werdum challenged Browne to hit the mat and roll around with him a bit...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 4 years ago 36,043 reads 127 comments

  15. Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2: Expert Picks for Main Event

    They call boxing the fight business, not the fight game, because selling the public on a bout has long been the central purpose that defines the sport's very existence...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 4 years ago 69,409 reads 86 comments

  16. The End of Innocence: WWE Fans Say Goodbye to the Undertaker's Streak

    WWE fans had grown comfortable. It's a complacency that's written in our very souls, the reason why we return so often to the same memes, archetypes and basic tropes. There's comfort in the familiar...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 4 years ago 83,586 reads 234 comments

  17. Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley II: Everything You Need to Know

    Manny Pacquiao is one of the most accomplished boxers of all time. An eight-division world champion, he's become one of the sport's most enduring stars...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 4 years ago 14,690 reads 54 comments

  18. WWE WrestleMania 30 Results: Winners, Grades, Recap and Highlights

    Twenty-nine years ago, WWE boss Vince McMahon bet big on a mainstream wrestling spectacular called WrestleMania, an event that would help launch his company past all competitors, securing his status as the king of all promoters...

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  19. Paul Heyman Talks The Undertaker, WrestleMania and the Greatest Streak in Sports

    Dust coats most of the sports records that have stood the test of time. It's that durability, in fact, that sustains them, gives them meaning and life beyond their own era...

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  20. The Ronda Rousey Sweepstakes: How Cris Cyborg Lost More Than a Fight

    It's not really fair to say MMA standout Cris "Cyborg" Justino lost big at Lion Fight 14 Friday night in Las Vegas...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 4 years ago 38,750 reads 516 comments

  21. Dear Ronda Rousey: Enough with the Four Horsewomen Stuff—You Don't Measure Up

    Mixed martial arts, the velvet painting of the sports world, is coated with a sheen of the ridiculous. Like its artistic counterpart, it's something you're likely to see at a country fair...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 4 years ago 71,589 reads 259 comments

  22. The Cult of Nick Diaz: Why Some Fans Are Obsessed with the UFC Star

    Sometimes you miss something without even consciously knowing it was gone. It's a nagging feeling, one that tickles the back of your brain...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 4 years ago 24,390 reads 248 comments

  23. Valiant in Defeat: Robbie Lawler Reached His Full Potential and Still Fell Short

    Robbie Lawler flashed his pearly whites throughout his UFC title fight with Johny Hendricks. All but forgotten, one foot out the door just two years ago after a loss to Lorenz Larkin ...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 4 years ago 21,129 reads 111 comments

  24. Knockout Kings: Why It's Smart to Wait Before Going All in on Deontay Wilder

    Deontay Wilder has the kind of power that doesn't come along too often. Against part-time fighters, has-beens and never-wills, Wilder is particularly impressive. He's stepped into the ring as a professional 31 times...

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  25. UFC 171's Robbie Lawler Says He's Finally Ready to Live Up to the Hype

    Robbie Lawler , circa 2001, was a fight promoter's dream. Raw-boned, corn-fed and lily white, the 19-year-old Iowan prodigy appeared to be cut from granite as he laid waste to Saburo Kawakatsu at a long-forgotten extravaganza in Hawaii...

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