1. How Las Vegas Became the Boxing Capital of the World

    When Floyd Mayweather and a pop singer to be named later walk to the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, while Marcos Maidana waits patiently to unleash his trademark ...

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  2. Mayweather vs. Maidana 2: Expert Picks for Main Event

    In May, the unheralded Marcos Maidana ( 35-4, 31 KOs) nearly accomplished something many fans thought impossible —beating pound-for-pound great Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) in a boxing bout...

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  3. Would Floyd Mayweather Be an Elite Athlete in Any Other Sport?

    Floyd Mayweather is not just any boxer. He's the very best, of his generation for sure, of all time according to some . He's in very rarefied air, in the stratosphere with true legends known worldwide by a single name...

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  4. Bellator's Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar Brawl: So Bad It Was Actually Good?

    I've seen a lot of MMA over the years. A lot. Putting together The MMA Encyclopedia , I watched footage from all over the world, from the despondently bad to the resplendently life-changing...

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  5. Friday Night Fights: Who Wins the 1st Bellator Versus UFC Showdown?

    UFC President Dana White likes to win. His goal, publicly stated, isn't just to be a successful mixed martial arts promoter. It's becoming a global force in the sports. "World f* cking domination ," as he puts it...

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  6. Less Than Super: Why I'm Not Buying UFC 177's Incredibly Inadequate Card

    You can't tell from Saturday's UFC 177, but there was a time every pay-per-view was an event . Even as cable television took the Octagon into America's living rooms, the sport was ...

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  7. Rafael Dos Anjos Makes a Mess of the UFC's Lightweight Title Picture

    When Benson Henderson fights, you can usually count on getting comfortable. There's time to secure your popcorn, visit the loo and make sure your stamp collection is in order...

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  8. UFC Star Michael Bisping Will Never Be World Champion, and That's OK

    For 23 seconds it all came together for England's Michael Bisping (25-6) at UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau on Saturday; he unleashed a glorious combination of 20 strikes that could have been lifted directly from an MMA textbook...

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  9. One Bucket Is Not Enough for WWE Legend Hulk Hogan's ALS Challenge

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has spread like wildfire over the Internet . By now, you've likely seen 100 of them. Some are funny , some are supposed to be funny , and some are just plain fails ...

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  10. WWE SummerSlam 2014 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

    When Brock Lesnar stepped into the ring Sunday night to take the WWE World Heavyweight championship from John Cena after a brutal beating, it was the biggest wrestling match of 2014...

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  11. Judging the Judges: Did Sara McMann Beat Lauren Murphy at UFC Fight Night 47?

    Lauren Murphy hit Sara McMann a whopping 193 times Saturday night in Bangor, Maine, banging her about the head over and over again over the course of 15 minutes...

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  12. Pressing Pause: Can the Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones Fight Survive a Delay?

    Being an MMA fan isn't always easy. Nice things are few and far between. For every truly compelling fight such as like light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs...

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  13. Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka and the Broken Sport of Boxing

    Danny Garcia (28-0, 16 knockouts), the junior welterweight champion of the world, is one of boxing's very best. The Philadelphian packs plenty of grit, prodigious skill and a powerful punch into a slender 140-pound frame...

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  14. Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones Brawl Bad for the Sport but Good for UFC Business

    Poor Dave Sholler . What started as a prime gig for the UFC's director of publicity, running the UFC 178 media day at the MGM Grand while president Dana White enjoyed a rare ...

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  15. WWE Legend Paul Heyman Exclusive: On ECW, His Future and Brock Lesnar's Legacy

    There are two visionaries who have, over the last 30 years, shaped professional wrestling as we know it. One, of course, is Vincent Kennedy McMahon, the WWE kingpin who took a ...

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  16. UFC 183: Why Nick Diaz vs Anderson Silva Is a Bona Fide Superfight

    Most fight announcements, even the big ones, have the feel of carefully scripted routine. They're words on paper or a listless television announcement, a token of gratitude dealt ...

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  17. Unassuming Boxer Gennady Golovkin May Be the World's Scariest Man

    Gennady Golovkin may not, on first glance, be the least likely candidate for scariest man in the world honors, but he's certainly in the bottom 10th percentile...

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  18. WWE Battleground 2014 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

    Four men walked into the ring tonight at WWE Battleground with dreams of championship gold. Only one could emerge WWE champion. Such is the binary nature of professional wrestling...

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  19. The Sons of Sonnen: Is Big Mouth Conor McGregor the UFC's Next Big Star?

    In the beginning there was only Chael Sonnen. It was inevitable others would follow. A middleweight firebrand whose gift for talking the talk superseded his (admittedly formidable) ...

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  20. Rising Star Canelo Alvarez Still Long Way Off from Mayweather, Pacquiao's Level

    Saul "Canelo" Alvarez didn't look like a winner as he faced the boxing media minutes after his split-decision win over Erislandy Lara at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. And perhaps he shouldn't have...

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  21. Canelo vs. Lara: Expert Picks for Main Event

    The stakes are high for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Golden Boy Promotions on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas...

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  22. In Search of Canelo: Is Saul Alvarez All Hype or Boxing's Next Big Thing?

    Who is Saul "Canelo" Alvarez? On the surface, this is an easy assignment, the kind you take on as a writer with a big grin. Cake. I got this...

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  23. Mahalo: Saying Goodbye to UFC Legend BJ Penn

    It's hard to leave behind seats so close you can literally reach out and touch the fighters as they walk out of the UFC Octagon...

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  24. UFC 175 Star Ronda Rousey Isn't the Royce Gracie of Women's MMA—She's Better

    It's disconcerting to find beauty in the midst of absurdly cartoonish violence, but there was something jaw-droppingly gorgeous about Ronda Rousey 's UFC 175 win over Alexis Davis...

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  25. Floyd Mayweather's Rematch with Marcos Maidana Might Just Be Box Office Gold

    Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 knockouts) entered the MGM Grand on May 3 with a big smile on his face. Flanked by celebrity cohorts Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne, Mayweather looked the ...

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