1. WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart on Hogan, Wrestlemania I and Signing Randy Savage

    Like most people in professional wrestling, it was a phone call Jimmy Hart always wanted, but one he also never actually expected to receive. New York, after all, was the big time and a long way, literally and metaphorically, from Memphis, Tenn...

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  2. Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios: Everything You Need to Know for Epic Fight

    You'd think Brandon Rios would be the fighter with the most to prove Saturday in Macau , China. After all, it's the young slugger's first pay-per-view main event, his first time under the bright lights...

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  3. UFC 167: Dana White, Georges St-Pierre and the Sour Stench of Promoter Greed

    At the end of his title fight with Johny Hendricks, Georges St-Pierre was not right in the head. Already looking like he'd repeatedly run his face into a wall, St-Pierre showed an even scarier sign of the damage he had sustained...

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  4. UFC 167 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from St-Pierre vs. Hendricks

    The UFC celebrated its 20th anniversary with the biggest star in the sport's history defending his welterweight title in front of a star-studded audience that included a bevy of UFC Hall of Famers and celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger...

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  5. UFC 167 Exclusive: Georges St-Pierre Swears It's Not His Fault He's Boring

    UFC 167 headliner Georges St-Pierre knows what fans are thinking. That he's gone soft. That he fights safe. That he's willing to trade excitement for routine. That the man once known as "Rush" never bothers to shift out of second gear anymore...

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  6. UFC 167 Bold Predictions: Jonathan Snowden vs. Chad Dundas

    One of the best things about mixed martial arts is the sport's stubborn refusal to fit in a box. To steal a line from Roddy Piper, every time you think you have all the answers, MMA goes and changes the questions...

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  7. UFC Turns 20: The 20 Most Important Fighters in UFC History

    Twenty years ago this week the UFC made its debut from the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. Eight quarterfinalists and two alternates stepped into an Octagon to test their martial skills against all comers...

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  8. 1 on 1 with Chael Sonnen: The Serious Side of the UFC's Most Polarizing Fighter

    Chael Sonnen is the most polarizing man in all of mixed martial arts. To some, he's a folk hero, a refreshing blast of bravado who makes the UFC a little more fun with his over-the-top interviews and microphone mastery...

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  9. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Report Card and Highlights from Nov. 11

    The framework of a great angle has been built over the last few months. The idea, in brief, was to create a new "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, pitting the everyman against the evil corporate wrestling monolith...

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  10. Nonito Donaire Must Accept the Puncher's Role to Survive Guillermo Rigondeaux

    "Oh my God." Although it was never quite verbalized, you could read the sentiment on the face of boxing champion Nonito Donaire . In the second round, opponent Vic Darchinyan landed a pair of stunning left hands that had Donaire shaken...

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  11. UFC's Age in the Cage: How Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson Defy Father Time

    Like most high-level wrestlers, especially guys with a gritty and hard-nosed style, Dan Henderson received an intriguing phone call in the mid-'90s...

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  12. UFC Fight for the Troops 3 Results: The Real Winners and Losers

    It's a busy two weeks for the UFC. The sport's premier promotion will trot out 72 different fighters at three venues in two different countries...

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  13. Is Sergio Martinez Next for Gennady Golovkin After TKO Win over Curtis Stevens?

    It took some prodding from HBO announcer Max Kellerman , but Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO's) eventually revealed to a worldwide audience the next name on his hit list— Ring Magazine and WBC champion Sergio Martinez ...

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  14. The Most Feared Man in Boxing: Gennady Golovkin Waiting for His Chance to Shine

    Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO's) doesn't look like the scariest man in boxing. He doesn't have Marvin Hagler's fearsome stare and shiny bald head or Mike Tyson's air of menace. Golovkin, in fact, rarely even looks like the scariest man in the room...

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  15. UFC 167: Early Main Card Preview, Betting Odds and Predictions

    It's been more than six years since UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has lost a fight in the Octagon. His 11 consecutive wins have included wrestlers, strikers and jiu-jitsu specialists...

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  16. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Report Card and Highlights from Oct. 28

    What is it about the Monday night after a pay-per-view that seems to energize the entire WWE roster? Maybe it's an opportunity to start fresh, to show, once again, why their angle ...

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  17. Antonio Cesaro Exclusive: The Giant Swing, Little People and Making It in WWE

    A few months ago Antonio Cesaro was toiling away on WWE 's undercard , a beloved star from the independent scene who couldn't quite catch a break. Articulate, good-looking and a genius between the ropes, Cesaro seemed to have all the tools to succeed.

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  18. The Next Big Thing? Knockout Artist Deontay Wilder a Star in and out of Ring

    When Deontay Wilder hits another man, bad things happen. Awful things. When the 28-year-old heavyweight boxing prospect connects just right, in fact, Wilder says he can actually ...

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  19. Lyoto Machida at Middleweight: End of the Line for Karate or Another Title Run?

    For most of its short history, success in mixed martial arts has been predicated on a fighter's ability to harness and employ pure, unadulterated force...

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  20. UFC 166: Cain Velasquez Wrecks Junior dos Santos, Can Anyone Stop the Champion?

    Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos will go down in UFC history as the great heavyweight trilogy that wasn't. Dos Santos took the first fight in just over a minute when Cain was seriously injured...

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  21. UFC 166 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Card

    Turnover at the top of mixed martial arts makes for a dynamic main event scene. Most fighters' time at the peak of the sport is so short that fresh and interesting matchups are always being produced...

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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