1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Conor McGregor, CM Punk, Ronda Rousey and the Best MMA Moments of 2016

    With less than a week separating 2017 from it's predecessor, it's easy to look back and pick out the best fights and overall cards of the year gone by. After all, it's relatively fresh in our minds, vivid and visceral as only combat sports can be...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 27,468 reads 38 comments

  12. Can Judo Star Kayla Harrison Be the Next Ronda Rousey?

    Kayla Harrison knows the questions are coming. She doesn't know when and doesn't know exactly what form they will take. But in any interview she does about her burgeoning mixed martial arts career, Ronda Rousey will make an appearance...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 42,296 reads 54 comments

  13. Is Ronda Rousey Broken or Ready to Roar Back? Her Past May Offer Some Clues

    The kick the UFC doesn't want you to see landed squarely on the neck, immaculately timed and perfectly placed. The result was instantaneous—the complete removal of UFC champion Ronda Rousey 's motor skill and higher-level functioning...

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  14. Bleacher Report's Boxing Awards for 2016

    There's something special about fighters — men and women who are willing to step into the spotlight and test their will, stamina, courage and skill against each other...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 7,092 reads 15 comments

  15. Gray Maynard on the Most Exasperating Fight of His UFC Career with Ryan Hall

    Professional prizefighters are not, typically, morning people. They conduct their business at night, whether in glitzy casinos, Indian reservations or National Guard armories...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 32,632 reads 77 comments

  16. Boxing Virtuoso Vasyl Lomachenko Might Really Be Inside the Matrix

    Vasyl Lomachenko is in The Matrix . That's the premise posited in a YouTube video that spread across the boxing internet this summer. Despite being absurd on its face, it begs some serious reflection...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 18,818 reads 28 comments

  17. Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev Deliver Drama, Controversy and an Instant Classic

    LAS VEGAS — On the Las Vegas strip you're constantly being sold something. Everywhere you go, there's a cacophony of noise, lights and creepy men trying to convince you that they have exactly what you need to feel good...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 35,768 reads 125 comments

  18. Main Events' Kathy and Nicole Duva Are Leading Boxing's Feminist Revolution

    LAS VEGAS — Main Events promoter Kathy Duva sits in the heart of Las Vegas, in an unmarked secret compound at the sprawling MGM Grand Hotel and Casino...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 18,837 reads 13 comments

  19. Minute by Minute: How Conor McGregor Beat Eddie Alvarez to Make UFC History

    On Saturday night at UFC 205, in the glittering heart of the American empire, an Irishman conquered the combat sports world. Before, there had always been doubts...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 30,502 reads 71 comments

  20. Forget Floyd: Manny Pacquiao Must Eye a Young Star After Decisive Win

    Before his unanimous-decision win Saturday over the relatively unknown alphabet champion Jessie Vargas, Top Rank aired a highlight package of Manny Pacquiao 's greatest hits. For several minutes, boxing fans were treated to a walk down memory lane...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 21,185 reads 55 comments

  21. Boxing Fans Have Decided: Old Man Manny Pacquiao Is No Longer Must-See TV

    There's no doubt, given enough time, boxing fans will miss the great Manny Pacquiao . His frenetic style, charming smile and surprising craft will one day stamp his ticket to the Hall of Fame...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 7,004 reads 33 comments

  22. Chael Sonnen, Tito Ortiz and Bellator's Delightful Comedy of Errors

    Chael Sonnen signing with Bellator in September was a big deal. Sure, he's 39 years old. And, yeah, his last gasp of relevance came more than three years ago when Jon Jones drubbed him in less than a round...

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  23. The Question: Does Dan Henderson Belong Among the MMA Immortals?

    On Saturday at UFC 204, 46-year-old Dan Henderson will try to fill the only hole in his formidable MMA resume: UFC champion...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 6,741 reads 40 comments

  24. Saying Goodbye to a Friend: MMA Bids Farewell to Josh Samman

    I wanted to write something beautiful for my friend Josh Samman, a UFC fighter who died Wednesday at 28. After lingering for days in a coma that was both heartening and terrifying at the same time, Josh slipped from this world to the next...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 5,636 reads 6 comments

  25. Boxing's First Lady Cecilia Braekhus Finally Finds Her Way Home

    Cecilia Braekhus' road to boxing stardom started on the fourth floor of her childhood home as she scampered down a very dicey fire escape to a gym where she received a very questionable welcome...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 58,693 reads 31 comments