1. Only Cris Cyborg Can Bring Out Greatness in UFC Champion Ronda Rousey

    Marloes Coenen is one of the best fighters in the history of women's MMA . A former Strikeforce champion at 135 pounds, she's put the hurt on opponents all over the globe for more than 12 years...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 27,205 reads 102 comments

  2. Midgets, Goats and the Governor: My Day at the New WWE Performance Center

    Say this for Florida Governor Rick Scott—the man is unflappable. Scott walked right by a midget doing physical therapy, ignored Erick Rowan of the Wyatt Family practicing ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 25,949 reads 120 comments

  3. Did Anderson Silva Take a Dive? A History of Fishy MMA Fights

    As soon as Anderson Silva 's head bounced off the canvas, the whispers began. Most prominent was Bloody Elbow blogger and Fight author Eugene Robinson, but he was not alone...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 27,955 reads 87 comments

  4. MMA's Top 50 Pound-for-Pound Following Anderson Silva's Shocking UFC 162 Loss

    A lot changed in the blink of an eye at UFC 162 . That's all the time it took Chris Weidman to turn out Anderson Silva 's lights with a left hook and throw the entire MMA world into chaos...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 64,982 reads 403 comments

  5. The Secret of Jimmie Johnson's Continued NASCAR Success

    The field was in flames as Jimmie Johnson cruised to victory in Daytona at the Coke Zero 400, becoming the first man since 1982 to win both races on NASCAR 's hallowed ground in a single season...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 4,233 reads 42 comments

  6. UFC 162 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Silva vs. Weidman

    Anderson Silva taunted Chris Weidman. Looking to engage the wrestler in a stand up exchange, he went after his pride. Silva pounded his leg...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 205,696 reads 256 comments

  7. UFC 162 Results: Chris Weidman Proves That the Great Anderson Silva Is Human

    Anderson Silva thought he could play with Chris Weidman. He dropped his hands. Taunted him. Invited Weidman to punch him in the face. For a round, Silva got away with it. And then he took it too far...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 439,381 reads 691 comments

  8. Showtime's Stephen Espinoza Not Ready to Pull the Trigger on New MMA Deal Yet

    UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta has always been skeptical about the market for mixed martial arts. He knew there was room for one major player. His UFC was proof of that...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 8,578 reads 8 comments

  9. How 'Canelo Mania' Is Irritating Floyd Mayweather

    Two hours and counting after the press conference was supposed to begin, Floyd Mayweather finally made his long anticipated appearance in San Antonio, Texas, the ninth and penultimate ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 19,348 reads 93 comments

  10. UFC 162: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Anderson Silva is the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time. He's surpassed not only his peers like Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones, but also the classics of yesteryear...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 30,741 reads 109 comments

  11. Family Affair: Nuanced Storylines Demand Vince and Stephanie McMahon

    Vickie Guerrero is a fraud. Booker T is a fraud, too. Teddy Long? You guessed it—a fraud. When he was on television, John Laurinaitis was a fraud as well. So was "Stone Cold" Steve Austin...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 14,982 reads 23 comments

  12. 91 Seconds: Mike Tyson, Michael Spinks and the Knockout that Shook the World

    It was just after 11 P.M. exactly a quarter of a century ago, and Mike Tyson was steaming. "Bam! Bam !" A combination boomed against the dressing room wall. Not against a heavy bag or pads held by a trepidatious trainer...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 29,802 reads 28 comments

  13. UFC 162: Anderson Silva Takes on His Most Dangerous Opponent Yet—Father Time

    If you're a member of the MMA media, and you like living dangerously, why not go ahead and get your UFC 162 work out of the way right now? No reason to wait until July 6 to scramble and race the clock on deadline...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 8,508 reads 68 comments

  14. Malignaggi vs. Broner: The Problem's Floyd Mayweather Impression Needs Work

    "A young Floyd Mayweather." We've heard that a lot this week about Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 knockouts), the 23-year-old wunderkind who beat Paulie Malignaggi by split decision in ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 18,552 reads 99 comments

  15. Showtime and Golden Boy Plan to Make Adrien Broner and Canelo Alvarez Superstars

    Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 knockouts) stepped onto the path at the Millvale Recreation Center in Cincinnati, Ohio when he was just six years old...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 13,586 reads 13 comments

  16. Song of the South: Is NASCAR Abandoning Its Southern Roots?

    There's no sport more closely associated with a single region of the country than stock car racing. It's as Southern as grits and peach pie. Or at least it used to be...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 39,453 reads 42 comments

  17. 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 2 years ago 27,555 reads 128 comments

  18. 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 2 years ago 10,143 reads 30 comments

  19. 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 2 years ago 21,072 reads 27 comments

  20. 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 2 years ago 111,610 reads 75 comments

  21. 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 2 years ago 37,405 reads 5 comments

  22. 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 2 years ago 40,036 reads 91 comments

  23. 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 2 years ago 20,007 reads 42 comments

  24. 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 2 years ago 21,445 reads 41 comments

  25. 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 2 years ago 20,468 reads 55 comments