1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. UFC 159 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Jones vs. Sonnen

    Critics said Chael Sonnen didn't belong in the same cage with Jon Jones. That, coming off a loss to Anderson Silva , he didn't deserve a shot at the UFC light heavyweight championship...

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  12. Jon Jones: Race, Religion and the UFC's Transcendent Star

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones doesn't try to hide his palpable ambition behind a veil of false modesty...

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  13. UFC 159 Star Chael Sonnen and a Pro Wrestling Act Gone Bad

    Stop me if you've heard it before. Better yet, stop Chael P. Sonnen, because it's his shtick, an act that I've listened to close to a hundred times in the lead up to his UFC 159 fight with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones...

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  14. UFC 159 Preview: The Complete Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones Timeline

    Former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has called his upcoming bout with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones the "biggest light heavyweight fight of all time...

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  15. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 4/22/13: The Undertaker Returns to Raw

    It was a historic night on WWE Raw . For the first time in three years, the Undertaker wrestled on the promotion's flagship television show...

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  16. UFC on Fox 7 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Henderson vs. Melendez

    Benson Henderson is the UFC's new king of controversy. Not for anything he's said or done outside the cage, but for his propensity to split the judges and the crowd at the end of five long rounds...

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  17. UFC on Fox 7: Is It Too Late for Daniel Cormier to Make It Big in the UFC?

    If you were picking a professional fighter out of a lineup, you would never give Daniel Cormier a second glance. Nothing about his close-cropped and receding hairline, his stocky stature or his indisputable belly pudge screams fighter...

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  18. Fleeting Fun with Fandango: Has the Newest WWE Superstar Already Peaked?

    When the first promos aired on WWE television, the countdown began. How long until Johnny Curtis would be back on the bench, waiting for yet another shot at the pro wrestling big time? After all, Fandango had bust written all over him...

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  19. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 4/15/13: Ryback, Cena and the Worst Raw of 2013

    The WWE had big shoes to fill on Raw. So did the Greenville , S.C. crowd. Last week, the crowd took over the broadcast—in a good way...

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  20. Why Is Jon Jones Refusing to Promote His UFC 159 Fight with Chael Sonnen?

    Jon Jones , the UFC light heavyweight champion of the world, gets paid by the viewer. Like all defending UFC champions, Jones banks a dollar amount based largely on how many people order the show on pay-per-view...

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  21. The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale Results: The Real Winners and Losers

    When he's allowed to control the action, decide on the pace and position and to explode when the moment is right, there are few fighters better than bantamweight contender Urijah Faber ...

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  22. The Urijah Faber Myth: Why the UFC Bantamweight Never Quite Lived Up to the Hype

    Mythology is a wonderful thing. There's nothing more powerful than a good story well told. And many of the best stories are about the primal things: love, lust, hate and war. In the correct hands a battle can come to life, vivid and real...

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  23. MMA's First Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox Doesn't Deserve the National Stage

    It seems these days that everyone has an opinion about Fallon Fox, MMA 's first transgender fighter. Should she be allowed to compete against women? The International Olympic Committee says yes ...

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  24. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 4/8/13: WrestleMania Aftermath

    On Sunday at WrestleMania, John Cena did exactly what he said he was going to do. He beat the Rock cleanly in the middle of the ring to win the WWE Championship for the 11th time, ...

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  25. John Cena Versus the Rock: The Death of the Finisher in WWE

    There are certain moves in professional wrestling that are just plain different. They may not necessarily look different than the other moves that make up the body of a wrestling ...

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