1. Bellator's Sports First Facade Is a Lie: Ready to Let Best Fighter Go to UFC

    Ben Askren may be Bellator's best fighter. He may, in fact, be the best welterweight in the entire world. An Olympic-class wrestler with a dazzling ground game, he's steamrolled every fighter the promotion has put in front of him...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 16,636 reads 123 comments

  2. Hey Dana White: We've Got Chael Sonnen Ranked 3rd at MW on One Condition

    UFC president Dana White is never 100 percent satisfied with anything he does. That's a good thing. Satisfaction leads to complacency, which leads to laziness, which leads to a competitor creeping on your business...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 31,367 reads 133 comments

  3. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Twitter Reaction and Highlights from Aug. 19

    Wrestling fans are always excited for a WWE Raw after a major pay-per-view like SummerSlam. The shows are generally exciting, and the storylines are put in place for the next month's big event...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 102,155 reads 631 comments

  4. WWE SummerSlam 2013 Results and Report Card: Grading Every Match and Segment

    Nothing ever changes in the WWE Universe. No matter how great a show is, and this one was awfully great, change is still illusory. It's the same guys, wrestling the same matches in front of the same fanbase...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 106,872 reads 313 comments

  5. Next for UFC Star Chael Sonnen? Brazilians Line Up for Shot at the Bad Guy

    He hadn't even left the cage before the challenges started coming in for suddenly relevant UFC gadfly Chael Sonnen . His career had seemed on its last legs. A loss to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua might have even sent him packing for good...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 34,418 reads 102 comments

  6. UFC Fight Night 26: Winners and Losers from Shogun Rua vs. Chael Sonnen Card

    "I'm a Republican." That was always Chael Sonnen's rationale for not wanting to fight off his back, for failing to concentrate his training on Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It was a good line, but there was a ring of truth to it as well...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 56,045 reads 91 comments

  7. Chanel, Sequins and Goldust: WWE's History with Homosexuality

    Peroxide blond hair flopping comically, "Gorgeous" Wagner didn't walk to the ring as much as he pranced. Clad in lace, chiffon and silk, pink silk at that, he had his valet spray a custom perfume to mask the smell of the "peasants" at ring side...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 43,841 reads 84 comments

  8. Artistry, Indies and Shoot Kicks: How Daniel Bryan Conquered the WWE

    On Monday night, lines blurred as storyline and truth came face-to-face in a dangerous dance. Daniel Bryan stood in the middle of the WWE ring and told John Cena, the promotion's ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 34,367 reads 148 comments

  9. Where Have You Gone Chael Sonnen? UFC Star Strangely Silent Prior to FS1 Debut

    A lot of words have been used to describe Chael Sonnen . Wrestler . Criminal . Cheater . Loser . As the most polarizing man in mixed martial arts, he's heard it all...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 13,922 reads 112 comments

  10. Complete Report Card and Analysis Following WWE Raw for August 12

    The match between John Cena and Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam is about more than the WWE Championship. It's about more than personal pride. It's, very simply, about two visions of professional wrestling...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 53,110 reads 440 comments

  11. Does One-Armed Fighter Nick Newell Belong in the UFC Cage?

    World Series of Fighting lightweight Nick Newell was a one-armed man in a butt-kicking contest against Keon Caldwell. No, seriously. It may sound like a joke, but for the 27-year-old wrestler, it's no laughing matter...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 24,856 reads 113 comments

  12. The UFC Fan's Guide to the Internet: The MMA Media Musts

    Following the wacky world of mixed martial arts online can feel like a full-time job. For a stick and ball sport you can just flip on SportsCenter and hear the latest news and rumors...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 6,004 reads 29 comments

  13. Why Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios Bout Isn't a Slam Dunk for Bob Arum, HBO

    Yao Ming, or at least the expression on his face, spoke for many fans as he looked down on the unlikely pairing of Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 12,283 reads 86 comments

  14. The UFC Main Event Time Forgot: Tito Ortiz, Rampage and Bellator's Great Swerve

    The pieces were all in place for what would have been one of the most legitimately insane pay-per-view shows of all time. In one corner, there was Roy Jones Junior, one of boxing's best—in the 1990's...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 14,200 reads 61 comments

  15. Complete Report Card and Analysis Following WWE Raw for July 29

    This edition of Raw was apparently pre-taped as the crew tours Australia, Asia and South Africa. If you're the type to read the dirt sheets you already knew exactly what was going to happen...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 59,011 reads 373 comments

  16. Free Falling: The Sad, Strange Career of Former WWE Champion Ric Flair

    Earlier this month on WWE NXT , Ric Flair was in the ring at Full Sail University, and the crowd was eating his act up...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 100,297 reads 184 comments

  17. UFC on Fox 8 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Johnson vs. Moraga

    Demetrious Johnson never stopped moving. He never does. John Moraga, the challenger, thought he was ready for it. He wasn't. They never are...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 49,385 reads 151 comments

  18. Building a Billion New Boxing Fans: Arum, Zou and Manny Pacquiao Go to China

    The biggest event in boxing, bar none, is Floyd Mayweather 's Sept. 14 fight against rising star Canelo Alvarez. The best fighter in the world takes on the most promising young star in the sport...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 7,542 reads 27 comments

  19. UFC on FOX 8 Primer: Not Everyone Cares About the Little Guys and That's Okay

    There's a UFC event this weekend, live on free TV. I'll forgive you if this is the first you've heard of it...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 5,022 reads 92 comments

  20. Don't Sleep on Total Divas: Why the New Show May Be a WWE Fan's Dream Come True

    On the surface, Total Divas is just another reality show. A group of women, including Nikki and Brie Bella , will live, love and work together as a team to achieve their dreams...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 33,946 reads 200 comments

  21. Don't Believe the Hype: UFC Star Rory MacDonald Hasn't Proven Anything Yet

    In the UFC echo chamber, words are weapons. If you say something long enough and loud enough, it becomes truth, regardless of merit. Take, for example, the idea that Canadian Rory MacDonald is among the very best welterweights in the UFC...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 9,853 reads 113 comments

  22. Complete Report Card and Analysis Following WWE Raw for July 22

    The last month has been like a dream come true for the hardcore WWE fan. Daniel Bryan has been elevated to the main event. C.M Punk is back and dueling with Paul Heyman on the stick and Brock Lesnar in the ring...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 62,908 reads 441 comments

  23. Will Matthysse vs. Garcia Propel Floyd Mayweather's Bout to a PPV Record?

    You'll forgive my skepticism when Golden Boy Promotion's CEO Richard Schaefer told me earlier this month that they were considering putting a bout between Lucas Matthysse ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 6,114 reads 35 comments

  24. Nonito Donaire's New Son and First Loss Leave Him at a Career Crossroads

    For Nonito Donaire , the route to Canastota, N.Y. seemed simple. Sure, it's a long way from his native Philippines or even his current home in California, but that's where the International Boxing Hall of Fame resides, in all its shabby glory...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 3,802 reads 42 comments

  25. Best MMA Fights from the First Half of 2013

    To some, a great fight is a technical battle, wits and wiles colliding in the cage. Others value a slugfest, athletes with hands dropped to their side, winging hooks replacing any semblance of science...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 10,171 reads 31 comments