1. Paulie Malignaggi: Conor McGregor Had 'Dark Intentions' in Sparring Session

    Former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi (36-8), now an announcer for Showtime, knew something was up the minute he walked into the UFC's new performance institute to square off for a second time with the promotion's lightweight champion...

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  2. Don't Be Surprised When Jon Jones Smashes Daniel Cormier at UFC 214

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two weeks before his fight with Daniel Cormier on July 29, a bout that will determine which man is the baddest human being on the planet, Jon Jones is eating grilled chicken with asparagus...

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  3. Meet the World's Toughest Woman: Cris Cyborg Will Take on Anyone—Even the UFC

    LOS ANGELES — Don't let the bright red toenails or the larger-than-life smile fool you. Cris "Cyborg" Justino, 145 pounds of roiling muscles and bad intentions, is not a woman you want to have angry at you, even in jest...

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  4. Sex, Drugs, Gangsters and MMA: Remembering Pride, UFC's Wild Predecessor

    The UFC has become nearly synonymous with the sport of mixed martial arts. The Las Vegas-based promotion is home to many of the top MMA fighters in the world, and its events dominate the landscape...

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  5. Frustrated Boxing Star Heather Hardy Sees Possible Future in Mixed Martial Arts

    Just 42 seconds into her first professional fight, Heather Hardy was in trouble. Stunned by a right hand from Mikayla Nebel, she found herself butt first on the canvas, standing quickly ...

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  6. Boo All You Want: Andre Ward Couldn't Care Less If You Don't Like His Style

    It doesn't take long for me to lose boxer Andre Ward during an interview set up by the press team at HBO. Forty-seven seconds if you're counting—which I am, through the magic of modern digital technology...

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  7. Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Is a Terrible Fight—But Who Cares

    Let’s get something out of the way before we truly get started—UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is not going to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a pure boxing match...

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  8. Max Holloway Is UFC Featherweight Champ—But Is McGregor the Best Ever?

    The mixed martial arts are constantly evolving, techniques coming in and out of favor as fighters discover what works and what doesn't in the world's most demented scientific laboratory—the UFC's Octagon...

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  9. Chuck Liddell Reveals What It Would Take for Him to Return to MMA

    The hints kept coming, week after week, battering fans like a classic Chuck Liddell combination. First it was a video of the 47-year-old former UFC champion pounding poor Jay Glazer ...

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  10. UFC 211: He Could Be UFC Champion, and He Doesn't Throw Punches

    Thirty seconds into his fight with Demian Maia , it's already over for Carlos Condit. He may not know it yet, but the end is approaching; unflappable, unyielding, the ancient art ...

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  11. Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin: Boxing's Biggest Fight at the Perfect Time

    It's hard to bring a crowd back once you've lost them—and if the boos echoing around Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena were any indication, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez no longer had the people in the palm of his hand...

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  12. Stipe Miocic, Junior Dos Santos and the 20 Best Heavyweights in MMA History

    There's something special about the heavyweights. Just ask the 90,000 fans who packed Wembley Stadium to see boxing's Anthony Joshua stake his claim to the crown in April...

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  13. The Real Mexican Holiday: Canelo vs. Chavez Is for More Than Title Gold

    You can hear it in his voice, in the way he dives into answers before his translator can even begin to turn English into Spanish. For Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, known to most only as Canelo, Saturday's bout against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr...

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  14. B/R Exclusive: Klitschko Aims 'To Be the Offender' in 1st Fight Since Rare Loss

    Wladimir Klitschko hasn't always been a good loser. It's not his fault. He's just never had to become accustomed to it...

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  15. Weighing the Awful: UFC Star Mike Perry Is Problematic but Also Electrifying

    There was a distinct crack a moment before Jake Ellenberger fell — this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville — a sound very much like a tree makes an instant prior to toppling to the ground...

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  16. Can $75 a Month Fund a Title Contender? Bellator's Leandro Higo Aims to Find out

    On Friday in Budapest, Hungary, Leandro Higo will challenge Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas in front of a worldwide audience in the millions on Spike TV and around the world...

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  17. UFC 210 Weidman vs. Mousasi Debacle: What in the World Is Going on in New York?

    "Time, Time." There was nothing ambiguous about referee Dan Miragliotta 's booming instruction to Gegard Mousasi and Chris Weidman with 1:47 remaining in the second round of their middleweight co-main event at UFC 210 ...

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  18. The Lesnar Legacy: From UFC to WWE, Brock Lesnar Remains World's Scariest Man

    When Bill Goldberg steps into the WWE ring in Orlando, Florida, for WrestleMania 33, a once-in-a-generation athlete will be standing approximately 28 feet away, waiting to do him highly stylized, ultra-violent harm...

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  19. The Question: Is UFC Fight Night 107 Just a Low Ebb or a Disturbing New Normal?

    On Saturday, the UFC returns to London, a city that has long been a hotbed of the sport. That in itself comes as no surprise...

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  20. The Question: Can UFC Star Vitor Belfort Beat Kelvin Gastelum and Father Time?

    For years MMA fans around the globe waited for the return of a legendary, anthropomorphized demolition derby known only as "the old Vitor " Belfort ...

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  21. Mackenzie Dern May Be the Next Ronda Rousey—But Is That a Good Thing?

    There was a time when being "the next Ronda Rousey" was MMA 's ultimate compliment. Once the UFC's dominant champion at bantamweight, Rousey helped catapult the sport right into ...

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  22. New UFC Announcer Todd Grisham on His Debut and Working with Vince McMahon

    UPDATED (Post Fight 2/20/2017) On Sunday the first new voice since 2012 called the play-by-play action for a North American UFC show, as former WWE announcer Todd Grisham joined ...

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  23. The Question: Are UFC's Recent Struggles the Sign of an Inevitable Decline?

    The UFC 208 card was likely beyond redemption when middleweight Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza submitted journeyman Tim Boetsch in the first round Saturday in Brooklyn, New York ...

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  24. The Question: Can Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Actually Happen?

    Like a cockroach that just won't die, the oft-discussed Floyd Mayweather -Conor McGregor fight was once again pitched to the public Saturday...

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  25. Porn, Pain and Donald Trump: The Rebirth of Mixed Martial Arts Legend Tito Ortiz

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz can remember the day his life changed. March 21, 2013, was remarkable for many reasons, but mostly because he didn't sit alone in his bed and cry...

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