1. UFC 156's Not so Super Fight: Edgar and Aldo a Poor Replacement for GSP-Silva

    It's harder and harder to dazzle these days. It's not enough to have Iron Man or Captain America in your summer blockbuster. You've got to put your hands together to impress anybody in 2013's crowded media landscape...

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  2. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 1/28/13: Grading Brock Lesnar and The Rock

    Everything went exactly as expected at the Royal Rumble. In a promotion like the WWE, known for its outrageous swerves, that in itself was incredibly unexpected ...

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  3. Power Ranking the WWE Superstars: The Rock and the Top 20 After the Royal Rumble

    Power ranking athletes in traditional sports is a fairly simple process. After all, there are metrics in place to rate them...

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  4. WWE Royal Rumble Results: The Rock, Cena and the Real Winners and Losers

    It had been 10 years since The Rock last strapped on WWE gold. Ten years since one of wrestling's all-time greats shoved Stone Cold Steve Austin aside to become champion of the world...

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  5. UFC on Fox 6 Results: John Dodson and the Worst Rule in MMA History

    The New Jersey Athletic Control Board, headed in 2000 by Larry Hazzard , helped mixed martial arts take a giant step forward by becoming the first major state athletic commission to regulate the sport...

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  6. UFC on Fox 6 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Dodson vs. Johnson

    The UFC was back on Fox, once again in the Windy City of Chicago where the main event, according to the commercials at least, was Demetrious Johnson taking John Dodson in a flyweight title match...

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  7. UFC on Fox 6 Preview: Who's on the Hot Seat in Chicago?

    Clay Guida has to be feeling the pressure going into his fight with Hatsu Hioki at UFC on Fox 6 in Chicago. He's lost his last two in a row, and anyone who follows the UFC closely knows that it's typically three strikes and you're out...

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  8. Bellator 86 Results: King Mo and the Real Winners and Losers

    Almost a million people watched Bellator 's Spike TV debut last week, a card with two title fights and some serious action. Fans who stuck with it got a heck of a show...

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  9. What Has Gotten into Often Controversial UFC Stars Nick Diaz and Chael Sonnen?

    Chael Sonnen has made his name in the mixed martial arts industry with his mouth. Whether he was running down icons like Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira or demanding Anderson Silva 's wife ...

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  10. King Mo Lawal Gives Bellator the Star Power Needed to Take on the UFC

    "King" Mo Lawal wasn't having the best year in 2012. Suspended for steroid use after a knockout win over prospect Lorenz Larkin , he lashed out at what he perceived to be unfair treatment at the hands of the Nevada Athletic Commission...

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  11. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 1/21/13: Grading the Final Raw Before the Rumble

    It was the final Raw before Sunday's Royal Rumble, the last chance for the WWE to sell many fans on dropping some serious dough on the first major pay-per-view of the year. The Rumble, of course, is a draw in and of itself...

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  12. Hidden Genius: Vitor Belfort's Insane Post-Fight Rant Against UFC's Chael Sonnen

    As soon as Vitor Belfort stopped talking, I knew one thing: Either he was crazy or I was. There's no other explanation for how two men could have two such divergent world views...

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  13. UFC on FX 7 Results: Michael Bisping Pays the Price for Sport's Lowest Fight IQ

    Many expected that Michael Bisping would prove too much for aging slugger Vitor Belfort , even in Belfort 's home country of Brazil...

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  14. UFC on FX 7 Results: Bisping vs. Belfort and the Real Winners and Losers

    It all came down to the final bout. Going into the main event at UFC on FX 7 , Brazilian fighters were 3-3 against foreign opponents...

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  15. Bellator Spike Debut: The Real Winners and Losers from Hawn vs. Chandler

    Bellator and Spike TV had more than a year to plan their first event together. That was the waiting period required by Spike's previous broadcast partnership with the UFC...

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  16. Spike Exec: Bellator Less Risky Than "Being in Business with Somebody Like UFC"

    Everywhere Bellator President Bjorn Rebney turns, there they are. The same for Spike TV Senior Vice President Jon Slusser . Three little letters that carry a lot of weight in their chosen industry—UFC...

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  17. 6 Bellator Fighters You Need to Know Before Spike TV Debut

    For almost four years, the men and women of Bellator Fighting Championships have floated just beneath the radar of most casual MMA fans...

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  18. WWE Raw Results & Report Card 1/14/13: Grading Raw's 20th Anniversary

    Twenty years ago the WWE debuted a brand new flagship program, a live wrestling show designed to take the wrestling industry into the modern era...

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  19. UFC Bound: The Real Winners and Losers from Strikeforce's Final MMA Event

    This week has been like a giant wake for our beloved Strikeforce. Once the little MMA promotion that could, it's been terminally ill for some time now. That doesn't make it any less hard to say goodbye...

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  20. The Death of Strikeforce: The Oral History of the UFC's Great Alternative, Pt. 2

    Strikeforce is on its death bed. Its final event , held in Oklahoma City Saturday night, is imminent. How did the promotion that once fancied itself the Pepsi to UFC's Coke get to ...

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  21. The Rise and Fall of the Pepsi to UFC's Coke: A Strikeforce Oral History

    Strikeforce runs its final show this weekend to little fanfare. The promotion that once packed raucous crowds into the HP Pavilion in its home territory of San Jose, Calif...

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  22. Can 2012 UFC Fighter of the Year Benson Henderson Be the Best of All Time?

    UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson was in the last place you would expect him in the days after his dominant title defense against Nate Diaz last December...

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  23. WWE Raw Report Card (1/7/2013): Letter Grades for the Rock's Return

    What can you say about the first WWE Raw of the year? The ratings competition was fierce, as the nation's attention was focused on the BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and Notre Dame...

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  24. The Best MMA and UFC Events of 2012

    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), more than ever, is a global enterprise. All over the world, from China to Brazil, fighters are combining martial arts techniques in dazzling fashion, introducing the sport to a brand new audience of soon to be rabid fans...

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  25. The Best UFC and MMA Fights of 2012

    We didn't always get the fights we expected in 2012. A string of injuries and misfortunes saw to that, knocking out dozens of potential masterpieces over the course of the year. But that didn't stop the fights we did get from being something special...

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