1. UFC Star Conor McGregor, Bellator and More: An MMA Thanksgiving

    It hasn't been the easiest year to be an MMA fan. Between the UFC's precipitous financial decline , decimated fight cards and what seemed to be a bizarre crime ring made up exclusively of fringe fighters, 2014 was far from a banner year...

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  2. Who's Better Right Now: Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather?

    Two or three times a year, usually immediately after one of them dispatches some hopeless contender or overmatched pretender, the boxing establishment turns its attention to the only fight that matters to the mainstream masses—Manny Pacquiao vs...

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  3. WWE Survivor Series 2014 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

    There was a feel of nostalgia in the air at WWE Survivor Series. After a decade of featuring the WWE Championship as the centerpiece of the show, the pay-per-view returned to its roots ...

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  4. The Complicated Legacy of Manny Pacquiao: How Does He Stack Up All-Time?

    For 12 rounds, it looked like the old Manny Pacquiao was back. The Filipino great was a blur of ferocity, pursuing opponent Chris Algieri around the ring in Macau, China, like a ...

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  5. How Juan Manuel Marquez's Knockout Punch Changed Everything for Manny Pacquiao

    On one level it was nothing special. Just a single punch—one of thousands Manny Pacquiao had taken over the course of his 19-year career as a professional prizefighter...

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  6. Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri: Expert Picks for Main Event

    The week before a big boxing match is one of the most exciting seven days in sports. The community gathers, either in person or on their computers, to discuss the upcoming bout in excruciating detail...

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  7. Tracing Manny Pacquiao's Path to Boxing Superstardom

    Before he represented his province in Congress, before he had his first hit single, and before he headlined his first boxing pay-per-view, Manny Pacquiao was a mere mortal just like the rest of us...

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  8. UFC 180 vs. Bellator 131: Who Won the Real Battle Saturday Night?

    While there were plenty of serious battles in the cage, titles won and legacies secured, the real fight Saturday night was taking place on television sets across the world...

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  9. Complete Guide to Super Saturday: UFC 180, Bellator 131 and WSOF 15 Collide

    Fight fans will have their fingers on the remote control on Saturday night, as MMA 's top three promotions will go head-to-head on live television for the first time. World Series of Fighting and Bellator will both start at 9 p...

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  10. WSOF Champion Jessica Aguilar to UFC Reality Stars: 'I Am the Best'

    Jessica Aguilar (18-4), who defends her strawweight championship against Kalindra Faria (15-3) in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, has two messages to the women's MMA world...

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  11. A Legend Already, Bernard Hopkins Has Nothing Left to Prove After Sergey Kovalev

    There was a split second in the 12th and final round where it looked like Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) could do the impossible against Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs)...

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  12. UFC Fight Night 55: Al Iaquinta Does Everything Right in Starmaking Performance

    It turns out Al Iaquinta (10-3-1) knew something the rest of us didn't. When he boldly proclaimed he would be better than Ross Pearson standing, knowledgeable fans and insiders scoffed...

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  13. Boxing's Ageless Wonder: Bernard Hopkins Adds to Unmatched Legacy as He Nears 50

    When 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2) steps into the squared circle against the fearsome Sergey Kovalev on Saturday at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, there will be no place to hide...

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  14. Modern Era: The 14 Best MMA and UFC Fights of the New Millenium

    If there is a dividing line separating MMA into two eras, it likely belongs in the year 2001. The new millennium brought sweeping changes to the sport...

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  15. Workrate Wars: Why Do Some WWE Fans Seem to Hate Wrestling So Much?

    I shouldn't have been shocked when I checked the internet for feedback after WWE 's latest incarnation of Hell in a Cell...

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  16. WWE Hell in a Cell 2014 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

    For years, when a feud got a little bit out of control, a cage match was the only way to truly settle a score. That's how former partners Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose ended up slugging it out on top of the Hell in the Cell Sunday night in Dallas...

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  17. Dear Dana White: Let's Skip Right to Conor McGregor Versus Jose Aldo Please

    The full brilliance of Jose Aldo was on display Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, as he outpointed a game Chad Mendes . An instant classic and fight for the ages , it was his eighteenth consecutive win and his ninth title defense...

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  18. Cain Velasquez and Mark Hunt Are the Reason UFC History Is Written in Pencil

    In mixed martial arts we have a bad tendency to write our narratives in stone, preferring pen even in the early stages of a fighter's career when a pencil would probably be a better choice...

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  19. Bellator's Emanuel Newton on Prefight Poops, the Universe and Spinning Backfists

    A conversation with Emanuel Newton, Bellator's light heavyweight champion, is unlike a conversation with anyone else in mixed martial arts. If pushed, he can take you to some very strange places...

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  20. Gennady Golovkin's Elite Status Is Undeniable Despite Lack of Marquee Fights

    So often in boxing, fans are keyed up before the fight but deflated afterward, victims of incompetent officials, disinterested fighters or gross mismatches...

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  21. Gennady Golovkin and the 5 Most Feared and Ducked Fighters in Boxing History

    There are many ways for a fighter to be intimidating. For some, it's just a matter of being—they exist, and fear follows in their wake as a matter of course...

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  22. WWE Mark Henry Interview Exclusive: Haters, Steroids and 15 Years of SmackDown

    On the very first edition of WWE SmackDown back in 1999, Triple H, long and luscious locks flowing down to his shoulders, stood toe-to-toe in the main event with The Rock, ...

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  23. UFC Fighter Josh Burkman: I Lost That Fight to Get out of My Contract

    Last October, Josh Burkman , fresh off the biggest win of his career over former UFC contender Jon Fitch, lost a fight for the World Series of Fighting welterweight title to the relatively unknown underdog Steve Carl...

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  24. Elias Theodorou Is the UFC's Handsomest Man. Is He Also the Next GSP?

    When Georges St-Pierre walked away from mixed martial arts, a casualty of injury, burnout and concerns about the UFC's permissive performance-enhancing drugs culture , the sport lost more than a great fighter...

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  25. UFC Star Chael Sonnen and WWE Announcer Jim Ross Help Take MMA Back to Its Roots

    Answering a phone call when you aren't sure who or what awaits on the other end can be a dicey proposition in the best of times. When you're Chael Sonnen , and life is a constant roller-coaster ride of your own devising, that's especially true...

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