1. 22 Fighters Who Got UFC Title Shots Coming off a Loss

    When Miesha Tate replaced an injured Cat Zingano on the set of The Ultimate Fighter 18, she did more than step into Zingano's reality television roll. She also assumed her fallen rival's place in a subsequent bantamweight title fight later this year..

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  2. Will Canelo Alvarez Join Floyd and Manny as Boxing Kingpins with Superfight?

    For five years, two men have stood together atop the sport of boxing. They've earned record pay, fascinated fans and walked parallel paths, two equally dynamic wrecking balls cutting a swath through anyone foolish enough to stand in their way...

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  3. Mayweather vs. Alvarez: Will Superfight Fuel Boxing's Comeback?

    Boxing has supposedly been dying since your great-grandparents' day, when Jack Johnson demolished the great white hope , Jim Jeffries, before a stunned nation...

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  4. WWE Politics: How the Boys in the Back Will Derail The Shield's Push

    It's been so long since it's happened, a phenomenon like The Shield, that some fans might have forgotten what it feels like. If you came up a fan in the post-John Cena era, you might have never experienced it...

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  5. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 5/27/2013: The Shield Reigns in Calgary

    With a different match order, this could have been a super-hot edition of Monday Night Raw. The Canadian crowd is always willing to do their part, and the WWE gave them two matches to savor—tremendous bouts featuring members of the Shield...

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  6. Carl Froch Can't Beat Andre Ward, but Boxing Still Needs a Rematch

    Carl Froch was on top of his game in a long-awaited rematch with Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena in London, beating his Danish opponent to the punch over and over again. It was a fitting rematch to one of 2010's best fights...

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  7. UFC 160 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Velasquez vs. Silva

    It's slim pickings in the UFC's heavyweight division these days. Champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos stand head and shoulders above the rest of the class—and proved it at UFC 160 ...

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  8. How the Indy 500 Became the Greatest Spectacle in Racing

    The Indianapolis 500 has become the most famous race in motorsports over the last 102 years, combining speed and daring in a heady blend that makes for must-see television...

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  9. Bibiano Fernandes: Best Fighter Outside the UFC Is Real Life Lord of the Flies

    There is no form of life you shouldn't expect in the Amazon jungle. Millions of different insects, more than a thousand species of birds and every amphibian you can imagine all call the rain forest home...

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  10. Unrequited Love: My Man Crush on UFC 160 Heavyweight Mark Hunt

    No offense to Junior dos Santos, but I want to see his head in the third row Saturday night, courtesy of a Mark Hunt uppercut. I have no personal animus toward JDS at all, mind you...

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  11. Why Does Triple H Keep Insisting He's a Babyface When We All Know He's a Heel?

    "Guys, there's something wrong." The line itself was innocuous. JBL could have delivered it during any match and at any moment. But context is key—as was delivery. This was no regular wrestling call...

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  12. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 5/20/2013: Post-Extreme Rules Raw

    The Raw immediately after a pay-per-view is almost always worth checking out. In many ways it's like watching Vince McMahon hit the reset button on his cartoon world in order to give us a slew of brand new matches to salivate over...

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  13. Leave It to the UFC's Nate Diaz to Somehow Make a Dumb Situation Even Dumber

    It started as the typical dumb fighter story. Pat Healy , it turns out, smoked marijuana prior to his career-defining win over Jim Miller at UFC 159 last month...

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  14. Vitor Belfort: Carlson Gracie, Shaquille O'Neal and the Birth of a UFC Legend

    Jon Hess was big. At 6'7" and more than 300 pounds, he towered over 18-year-old Vitor Belfort . Hess was as mean and ugly as he was large, a man with a reputation for dirty play...

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  15. The Business of Fighting: A Look Inside the UFC's Top-Secret Fighter Contract

    Boxer Floyd Mayweather earned $32 million for a single night's work against Robert Guerrero earlier this month...

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  16. Lessons the UFC Can Learn from Big-Time Boxing Promoters

    The rapid rise of the UFC, combined with boxing's decline in the American mainstream, has led to a slew of pundits, including yours truly , suggesting that the sweet science has plenty to learn from its cage-fighting brethren...

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  17. New UFC Gloves Could Lead to a Dumbing Down of Mixed Martial Arts

    As Michael Bisping's finger dug into Alan Belcher's eye socket at UFC 159, audible groans could be heard in the homes of hardcore mixed martial arts fans the world over...

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  18. Shane Carwin, Brock Lesnar and an Insane, Legacy-Defining Fight at UFC 116

    Sixty-one. It's a number that immediately strikes a cord with serious sports fans, one that has echoed through the decades. Roger Maris hit 61 home runs for the New York Yankees in 1961, a neat bit of symmetry and an accomplishment that has endured...

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  19. Has Boxing Moved On from Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao?

    Robert Guerrero was befuddled and bamboozled by Floyd Mayweather Jr. Saturday night in Las Vegas. That, at least, would explain away his actions...

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  20. Why Floyd Mayweather Is the Ultimate Las Vegas Superstar

    Rewatching old episodes of HBO's now legendary 24/7 reality series, it's hard to imagine that boxing fans didn't immediately take to Floyd Mayweather ...

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  21. Floyd Mayweather: How His Family's History of Violence Has Shaped Money May

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. found himself staring down the barrel of a shotgun. There were tears, then an unabashed wail that only added to the sense of foreboding that something bad was about to happen in his Grand Rapids, Mich...

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  22. Floyd Mayweather Career Timeline: From 'Pretty Boy' Floyd to 'Money' Mayweather

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born to box. Since he was a young boy, it's been his life—following his father and uncles to the gym, throwing punches and shadow boxing from the very moment he could stand on his own two feet...

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  23. Is Manny Pacquiao Still a Bigger Star Than Floyd Mayweather?

    Some names are tied together, forever entwined, clinching and jabbing their way into boxing history. Think Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier, challenging the way we think about race and country, ...

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  24. Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero: A Fan's Guide to the Big Fight

    For the first time in nearly a year, Floyd Mayweather Jr., arguably the greatest boxer in the world, will step into the ring to defend his WBC welterweight title...

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  25. UFC 159 Results: Is Jon Jones, Right Here and Now, MMA's Best Fighter?

    There has never been a mixed martial arts fighter like Jon Jones . His combination of intelligence, athleticism and skill set is unmatched in the sport's history. Most fighters do one thing pretty well...

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