1. UFC 166: Sarah Kaufman and the Women's MMA Changing of the Guard

    It was less a scream and more a wail—Banshee-like, plaintive and haunting. Roxanne Modafferi , beloved by MMA nerds around the world, had just fallen short against Jessica Rakoczy on The Ultimate Fighter ...

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  2. Legendary Nights: Gatti vs. Ward, and a Bond Bigger Than Boxing

    Micky Ward got the last shot in against his eternal rival Arturo Gatti . Paying his final respects at Gatti 's funeral, the aging warrior tapped his old foe's coffin with one more left hand...

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  3. UFC's Million-Dollar Friendship: Heavyweights Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez

    The trash talk flows easily when two of the best mixed martial artists on the planet square off. Punches will soon be flying too, but first the words come at a frenetic pace...

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  4. UFC 166: Cain Velasquez vs. JDS and the Mt. Rushmore of the Heavyweight Division

    It didn't take long for the original owners of the UFC to realize that their growing sport needed a complete paradigm shift in order to make it as a long-term enterprise...

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  5. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Twitter Reaction and Highlights from Oct. 14

    Two weeks before WWE Hell in a Cell from Miami, a pay-per-view that promises violence if nothing else, the promotion has suddenly caught fire...

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  6. Timothy Bradley Next Fight: Has Undefeated Star Earned Shot at Floyd Mayweather?

    Boxing doesn't work like other sports. If he hasn't already realized that yet, undefeated welterweight Timothy Bradley soon will. In stick-and-ball sports, there's both rhyme and reason...

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  7. Bradley vs. Marquez: Expert Predictions for Main Event

    Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez climbed the same peak last year, settling on top of Mount Manny Pacquiao with no other fighter in view—besides one another...

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  8. UFC Fight Night 29 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Maia vs. Shields

    It was an unheralded card, stuck in the middle of the week, during the buildup to one of the UFC's biggest events of the year. The UFC 166 rubber match between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos was hogging all the limelight...

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  9. Bradley vs. Marquez: Will Pacquiao Victors Claim PPV Star Status of Their Own?

    Both Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez beat Manny Pacquiao. The two men are now a footnote in boxing history, human road blocks who may have forever halted the biggest box office ...

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  10. Timothy Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: Everything You Need to Know

    Both Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez scored the biggest wins of their respective careers against the great Manny Pacquiao. It's safe to say it was a remarkably different experience for each man...

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  11. WWE Battleground 2013: Winners, Grades, Twitter Reaction and Highlights

    If you had told me prior to the show that both CM Punk and Daniel Bryan's matches would be major disappointments, I might have sat this pay-per-view out all together. Those were the main bouts and the ones with the most promise...

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  12. WWE Star AJ Lee Exclusive: Her Tattoo, Total Divas Heat and Shooting on Lawler

    AJ Lee is a different kind of WWE Diva. In a world of plastic mannequins, she's an injection of pure punk. Rocking jean shorts from Target and skipping around the ring, AJ Lee is more than a little off-kilter...

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  13. A Fight to Stay Awake: It's Hard to Love Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko

    The numbers say Wladimir Klitschko is a great champion. In fact, a Bill James disciple could one day look at his Wikipedia entry and declare, context be damned, that the Ukrainian star was among the very best heavyweight boxers of all time...

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  14. Ranking the 5 Best (and Worst) Commentators in MMA History

    A good announcer can turn mere sport into a moment worthy of a time capsule. They clarify, contextualize and help the viewer understand exactly what's happening on the field of play...

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  15. Amir Khan's Floyd Mayweather Mirage: The Superfight That Isn't

    In the world of professional boxing, there is Floyd "Money" Mayweather and then there is everyone else. Since Manny Pacquiao suffered back-to-back losses, the pound-for-pound great stands alone at the top of the heap...

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  16. UFC Champions Who Never Successfully Defended Their Belts

    Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes didn't believe you deserved to call yourself champion just because Dana White strapped the belt around your waist in the cage...

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  17. WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes on Hard Times, a Donkey and the McMahon Family

    When WWE told me I had 20 minutes with the "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, I couldn't believe it. I needed 20 hours. Twenty days...

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  18. Hey Dana White: You Can't Let UFC Champ Jon Jones Pick His Own Fights

    There was a time UFC president Dana White had his finger firmly on the pulse of the mixed martial arts community. It was part of what made hardcore fans so excited about his ascension to the UFC throne...

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  19. The Top 15 Brazilian Fighters in UFC and MMA History

    Though the roots of their fighting system, Gracie jiu jitsu , are buried deep in Japanese soil, there is no doubt that Brazil is the mother of the modern mixed martial arts movement...

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  20. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Report Card and Highlights from Sept. 23

    For most of the past decade, John Cena has been the WWE's lead babyface. He's the protagonist of almost every big match, sells the most merchandise and gets the plumb media appearances...

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  21. Who Really Won? Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165

    Like all close fights, the decision in UFC 165 's title bout between Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson created a stir among fans on the Internet...

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  22. Jon Jones Looks Human, Sent to Hospital After Close Decision Win at UFC 165

    Alexander Gustafsson was not supposed to push UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to his physical and mental limits inside the Octagon...

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  23. UFC 165 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Jones vs. Gustafsson

    Jon Jones has never looked human. The UFC light heavyweight champion has dominated in every single bout, manhandling foes in unprecedented fashion. Strikers, grapplers, wrestlers—none have come close to dethroning the champ...

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  24. Being Mike Tyson: Boxing Legend Talks New Show, Inner Demons and Starting Over

    Being Mike Tyson ? That's easy. Reckless, impulsive and angry, the old Tyson moved through life without a care in the world for anyone but himself. The world, after all, belonged to him—all because of the speed and power in his fists...

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  25. One Punch: How Ken Norton Became a Boxing Legend in a Single Night

    Muhammad Ali 's cornerman, Wali Muhammad, didn't see the punch that broke the former champion's jaw during his March 1, 1973, fight with Ken Norton. Nobody did...

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