1. The State of the Shield: Analyzing the WWE Super Team in 5 Quotes

    The Shield aren't supposed to be the hottest new WWE act in a decade. Professional wrestling simply doesn't work that way...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 27,523 reads 128 comments

  2. On the Set of Fight Master: Can Bellator's New Reality Show Take Aim at UFC?

    When Spike TV's Fight Master debuts tomorrow, on the surface at least, it's going to look awfully familiar...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 10,139 reads 30 comments

  3. High Stakes: Roy Nelson Bets Big at UFC 161 and May Lose His Job as a Result

    There's always a lot on the line when a fighter steps into the cage. For starters, there's not a more personal contest in all of sports. Stripped to the waist and all alone, each athlete confronts his worst fears and his own mortality...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 21,055 reads 27 comments

  4. UFC 161 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Henderson vs. Evans

    When Dan Henderson steps into the UFC Octagon, subtlety all but disappears. There is no misdirection in Henderson's game. He wants to hit his opponent with a big right hand. Nothing else will do...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 111,598 reads 75 comments

  5. George Foreman: 40 Years After Frazier, a Legend Returns to Boxing in a New Role

    "Pow!" George Foreman can still get animated, even at 64, when he recalls the sound of Joe Frazier's lightning left hook whizzing by his ear. "That's what really got me alert...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 37,361 reads 5 comments

  6. Party in the Back: Wrestling's All-Time Best Mullets

    The mullet. Two words in and I can already see your knowing sneer. Who wears a mullet these days? Relegated to the people of Walmart, Canadians and Dog the Bounty Hunter, it's an anachronism...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 39,912 reads 91 comments

  7. Paulie Malignaggi vs. Adrien Broner: Has the Trash Talk Gone Too Far?

    Boxing , along with baseball, is the sport that most cherishes its history. There is a thread that connects the legends of the past to today's modern pugilists...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 19,997 reads 42 comments

  8. UFC on Fuel 10 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Nogueira vs. Werdum

    When grappling wizards face off in the UFC Octagon, they often avoid going to the mat at all costs. Instead, two jiu-jitsu experts, knowing the other man is very dangerous on the ground, ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 21,443 reads 41 comments

  9. Bellator's Quinton Rampage Jackson and the Airing of the UFC Grievances

    Brand new Bellator and TNA wrestling superstar Quinton "Rampage" Jackson grabbed the microphone during his introductory press conference and didn't come up for breath for nearly an hour...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 20,468 reads 55 comments

  10. UFC Star Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's Career Timeline: Fedor, Frank Mir and More

    Often overlooked, perhaps because he played second fiddle to the great Fedor Emelianenko for so long, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira remains on the short list of the best heavyweights of all time...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 4,014 reads 4 comments

  11. WWE Raw Results and Report Card 6/3/2013: Daniel Bryan Steals the Show

    For a time it looked like this episode of Monday Night Raw was preempted in favor of a very special showing of As the McMahons Turn . Pure soap opera was the story of the night...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 58,526 reads 298 comments

  12. 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..

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 11,941 reads 38 comments

  13. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 10,577 reads 146 comments

  14. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 15,960 reads 142 comments

  15. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 8,827 reads 45 comments

  16. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 56,996 reads 272 comments

  17. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 1,505 reads 91 comments

  18. 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 ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 120,578 reads 114 comments

  19. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 1,741 reads 7 comments

  20. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 10,452 reads 19 comments

  21. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 610 reads 86 comments

  22. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 1,830 reads 202 comments

  23. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 70,961 reads 327 comments

  24. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 753 reads 56 comments

  25. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 15,263 reads 57 comments