1. The Question: Is UFC 189's McGregor vs. Aldo the Best-Promoted MMA Fight Ever?

    Breaking the UFC 189 World Tour down by the numbers yields some fairly interesting results. 13,142 nautical miles. Two fighters. Eight cities. One sentient toilet. And a seemingly endless supply of both staredowns and luxury hotel rooms...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 hours ago 1,623 reads 27 comments

  2. Will Gary Russell Jr. Make the Most of Al Haymon's Title Shot Gift?

    " It's about who you know, I guess." The best part about covering combat sports is the honesty. That might sound odd, especially considering the bombastic promoters who have a hard time distinguishing a lie from the truth...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 days ago 3,927 reads 44 comments

  3. The Question: How Will MMA Remember WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar?

    After years of speculation, Brock Lesnar finally put MMA fans hoping for his return out of their misery. There will be no second act for Lesnar, at least not in the cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 days ago 16,999 reads 113 comments

  4. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: Best and Worst from UFC Fight Night 62

    Not much of consequence happened at UFC Fight Night 62 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Not much of consequence could have...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 days ago 14,834 reads 39 comments

  5. The Question: Can a 1-Dimensional Fighter Still Thrive in the UFC?

    Just six years separate Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare chronologically, but in their chosen profession, that might as well be a lifetime. The gap between them, stylistically and in the cage, is nearly unfathomable...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 13 days ago 15,133 reads 76 comments

  6. The Question: Does Anthony Pettis Belong on Top of UFC's Pound-for-Pound List?

    If you ask the casual UFC fan about the sport's top fighters, you'll typically get a pretty standard list in return. Jon Jones will be somewhere near the top...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 20 days ago 9,162 reads 116 comments

  7. Is HBO vs. Al Haymon Boxing's Next Big Fight?

    Al Haymon is the most powerful man in boxing. Yet, before Premier Boxing Champions ( PBC ) launched on NBC last week, you'd likely never heard of him...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 20 days ago 20,750 reads 40 comments

  8. Grading Premier Boxing Champions' Debut Broadcast on NBC

    Keith Thurman beat Robert Guerrero like a drum Saturday night in the main event of boxing's first prime-time showcase on NBC since 1985...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 24 days ago 16,989 reads 84 comments

  9. WWE Superstar Triple H Exclusive: On Arnold, Aging and Wrestling Sting

    Perhaps because he's been a bad guy on television for more than a decade, playing with our emotions against opponents from Owen Hart to Sting, it's difficult for hardcore wrestling fans to give Paul " Triple H " Levesque his just due...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 28 days ago 84,594 reads 98 comments

  10. Can UFC Star Ronda Rousey Really Beat Up a Male Fighter? Who Cares?

    In her last two UFC title defenses, bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has beaten opponents Alexis Davis and Cat Zingano in a combined 30 seconds. That is not a misprint...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 29 days ago 26,317 reads 186 comments

  11. Complete Viewer's Guide to Boxing's Biggest Fights in March

    The big news in boxing, of course, is a fight in May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Floyd Mayweather putting it all on the line against some kid from the Philippines. It might be worth looking into...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 34,453 reads 31 comments

  12. UFC 184: Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg Are on a Collision Course with Destiny

    Cat Zingano came charging out of the corner, launching herself at UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey with a fierce determination, murder in her eyes and weeks of muscle memory twitching in every fiber...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 363,769 reads 641 comments

  13. Win or Lose Against Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather's Legacy Will Be Complete

    If you know one thing about boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., it's probably the fact that he makes an obscene amount of money twice a year for 36 minutes of work...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 42,073 reads 198 comments

  14. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: How Big of an Underdog Is Manny Pacquiao?

    After more than a half-decade of waiting, holding our collective breath for an announcement that seemed like it would never come, the fight of the century has finally arrived...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 160,128 reads 409 comments

  15. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Super-Early Expert Picks

    For six years, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have starred in a tragedy, a tale of two egos too big to see the obvious. It's the story of elite fighters abandoning their obligation to themselves, each other and the sport they love...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 234,782 reads 414 comments

  16. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Once-in-a-Generation Showdown Is Finally Here

    Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be in your local paper tomorrow. They'll be on your nightly news too, the sports anchor likely expressing relief the fight has finally been ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 172,677 reads 284 comments

  17. The Question: Does the UFC's New Drug Testing Policy Reflect Real Change?

    On Wednesday, the UFC announced what may be potentially sweeping changes to its performance-enhancing-drug policy...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 5,397 reads 31 comments

  18. Knockout King Gennady Golovkin on the Brink of Worldwide Boxing Stardom

    There is a boogie man in boxing's middleweight division, a ferocious specter, a knockout machine with legitimate power and the amateur pedigree to put it to its best use...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 9,677 reads 47 comments

  19. Bellator 133: Alexander Shlemenko's Sick Knockout Propels Him Toward Title Shot

    At 38, Melvin Manhoef (29-13-1) is a finished product. You know exactly what to expect when he fights. There will be violence. It will be furious. And someone will end up looking at the ceiling...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 21,005 reads 17 comments

  20. 25 Years After the Fall: Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas and Boxing's Biggest Upset

    You can forgive "Iron" Mike Tyson for his momentary confusion that fateful night in Tokyo 25 years ago today. After all, a James "Buster" Douglas uppercut had nearly separated head from body...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 142,264 reads 119 comments

  21. WWE Exclusive: Daniel Bryan, Triple H and the Art of Wrestling

    Daniel Bryan, holding two heavy championship belts, thrust his arms up over and over again celebrating the biggest win of his career...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 154,319 reads 163 comments

  22. MMA Has No Heroes: Anderson Silva Joins a Long Line of UFC Drug Test Failures

    Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva capped an impressive month for the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 31, headlining a card in front of more than 13,000 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 49,536 reads 260 comments

  23. Complete Viewer's Guide to Boxing's Biggest Fights in February

    While the impending will-they-or-won't-they drama of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao continues to dominate the headlines, boxing is quietly positioning itself to make a major splash in 2015...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 31,874 reads 34 comments

  24. If This Is Goodbye: Remembering UFC 183 Great Nick Diaz

    Say this for UFC star Nick Diaz —the man knows how to put on a show. Spitting, taunting and at one point even laying down on the mat, Diaz made a mockery of Anderson Silva, the greatest middleweight to ever live...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 18,806 reads 48 comments

  25. Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz: Great Fighters, Terrible Fight?

    I love Nick Diaz. In the spirit of full disclosure I think it's important to tell you that up front. It's a manly platonic love. Purely unprofessional? Sure. And deeply held. Everything about Diaz resonates with me...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 29,050 reads 59 comments