1. Being the Best Boxer in the World Not Enough to Make Guillermo Rigondeaux a Star

    Wearing a leather jacket, shades and a mohawk he hasn't quite committed to, junior featherweight Joseph Agbeko looked the part of a confident fighter heading into Saturday's HBO headliner against Guillermo Rigondeaux ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 9,342 reads 107 comments

  2. MMA Tweet-O-Rama: Botter, Dundas and Snowden Sound off on Rousey, Diaz and Pride

    Everyone loves a hot take. And, per our contracts, here at Bleacher Report the takes are always sizzling. But if you've ever ventured into the comments section, you know we have nothing on you guys...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 14,763 reads 36 comments

  3. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Report Card and Highlights from Dec. 2

    All that holds back a professional wrestling show, like WWE's Raw, are the limits of the creative team's collective imaginations. Real sports have to pray for drama and tension...

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  4. UFC Insider Bold Predictions for TUF 18 Finale: Diaz, Women and More

    The UFC is a traveling circus of sorts, part sport and part entertainment. You never know what an event will bring. All we know for certain is that a collection of fighters will step into an eight-sided cage...

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  5. Nate Diaz and the 10 Most Colorful Characters in Ultimate Fighter History

    There have been a lot of crazy people and wild characters on the set of The Ultimate Fighter . Shocked? Probably not...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 9,633 reads 27 comments

  6. Pacquiao vs. Rios: Does Boxing Need a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Superfight?

    The two best boxers of our generation are Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Their dominance has been such, with 14 major world titles between them, that there isn't even really a debate...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 33,438 reads 272 comments

  7. Pacquiao vs. Rios: Does Manny Matter Again After Dominant Win?

    Brandon Rios was either going to be the perfect opponent for Manny Pacquiao or the worst imaginable one. It was obvious right away which it would be...

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  8. Will Manny Pacquiao Help Make China the New Home of Big-Time Boxing?

    Manny Pacquiao is not a big deal this weekend in Macau , China. The region is not abuzz. The streets aren't alive with boxing fans and excitement...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 4,868 reads 21 comments

  9. The World's Ugliest Sport at Its Worst: Rios Strength Coach Kicks Freddie Roach

    There are certain lines you just don't cross. Family, race and illness are three of the brightest and boldest. They're no-go zones, places no one dares tread. Even the football locker room has started to yield to modern reality...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 54,059 reads 51 comments

  10. WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart on Hogan, Wrestlemania I and Signing Randy Savage

    Like most people in professional wrestling, it was a phone call Jimmy Hart always wanted, but one he also never actually expected to receive. New York, after all, was the big time and a long way, literally and metaphorically, from Memphis, Tenn...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 29,403 reads 34 comments

  11. Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios: Everything You Need to Know for Epic Fight

    You'd think Brandon Rios would be the fighter with the most to prove Saturday in Macau , China. After all, it's the young slugger's first pay-per-view main event, his first time under the bright lights...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 12,036 reads 22 comments

  12. UFC 167: Dana White, Georges St-Pierre and the Sour Stench of Promoter Greed

    At the end of his title fight with Johny Hendricks, Georges St-Pierre was not right in the head. Already looking like he'd repeatedly run his face into a wall, St-Pierre showed an even scarier sign of the damage he had sustained...

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  13. UFC 167 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from St-Pierre vs. Hendricks

    The UFC celebrated its 20th anniversary with the biggest star in the sport's history defending his welterweight title in front of a star-studded audience that included a bevy of UFC Hall of Famers and celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 149,355 reads 351 comments

  14. UFC 167 Exclusive: Georges St-Pierre Swears It's Not His Fault He's Boring

    UFC 167 headliner Georges St-Pierre knows what fans are thinking. That he's gone soft. That he fights safe. That he's willing to trade excitement for routine. That the man once known as "Rush" never bothers to shift out of second gear anymore...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 36,095 reads 197 comments

  15. UFC 167 Bold Predictions: Jonathan Snowden vs. Chad Dundas

    One of the best things about mixed martial arts is the sport's stubborn refusal to fit in a box. To steal a line from Roddy Piper, every time you think you have all the answers, MMA goes and changes the questions...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 20,188 reads 79 comments

  16. UFC Turns 20: The 20 Most Important Fighters in UFC History

    Twenty years ago this week the UFC made its debut from the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. Eight quarterfinalists and two alternates stepped into an Octagon to test their martial skills against all comers...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 28,185 reads 132 comments

  17. 1 on 1 with Chael Sonnen: The Serious Side of the UFC's Most Polarizing Fighter

    Chael Sonnen is the most polarizing man in all of mixed martial arts. To some, he's a folk hero, a refreshing blast of bravado who makes the UFC a little more fun with his over-the-top interviews and microphone mastery...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 36,691 reads 55 comments

  18. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Report Card and Highlights from Nov. 11

    The framework of a great angle has been built over the last few months. The idea, in brief, was to create a new "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, pitting the everyman against the evil corporate wrestling monolith...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 68,709 reads 237 comments

  19. Nonito Donaire Must Accept the Puncher's Role to Survive Guillermo Rigondeaux

    "Oh my God." Although it was never quite verbalized, you could read the sentiment on the face of boxing champion Nonito Donaire . In the second round, opponent Vic Darchinyan landed a pair of stunning left hands that had Donaire shaken...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 9,178 reads 75 comments

  20. UFC's Age in the Cage: How Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson Defy Father Time

    Like most high-level wrestlers, especially guys with a gritty and hard-nosed style, Dan Henderson received an intriguing phone call in the mid-'90s...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 15,547 reads 47 comments

  21. UFC Fight for the Troops 3 Results: The Real Winners and Losers

    It's a busy two weeks for the UFC. The sport's premier promotion will trot out 72 different fighters at three venues in two different countries...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 18,511 reads 54 comments

  22. Is Sergio Martinez Next for Gennady Golovkin After TKO Win over Curtis Stevens?

    It took some prodding from HBO announcer Max Kellerman , but Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO's) eventually revealed to a worldwide audience the next name on his hit list— Ring Magazine and WBC champion Sergio Martinez ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 17,312 reads 187 comments

  23. The Most Feared Man in Boxing: Gennady Golovkin Waiting for His Chance to Shine

    Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO's) doesn't look like the scariest man in boxing. He doesn't have Marvin Hagler's fearsome stare and shiny bald head or Mike Tyson's air of menace. Golovkin, in fact, rarely even looks like the scariest man in the room...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 5,193 reads 24 comments

  24. UFC 167: Early Main Card Preview, Betting Odds and Predictions

    It's been more than six years since UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has lost a fight in the Octagon. His 11 consecutive wins have included wrestlers, strikers and jiu-jitsu specialists...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 23,922 reads 111 comments

  25. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Report Card and Highlights from Oct. 28

    What is it about the Monday night after a pay-per-view that seems to energize the entire WWE roster? Maybe it's an opportunity to start fresh, to show, once again, why their angle ...

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