1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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