1. 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 2 months ago 21,023 reads 17 comments

  2. 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...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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 3 months ago 18,813 reads 48 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 29,060 reads 59 comments

  8. The Question: Can Anderson Silva Reclaim Greatness at UFC 183?

    Bleacher Report lead mixed martial arts writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter have banded together—much like a modern-day version of Wham !— to take on the most important questions facing the MMA world...

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  9. WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

    Every January, 30 of WWE's toughest hombres enter the ring, one by one, and attempt the seemingly impossible task of being the last man standing...

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  10. The Question: Can Conor McGregor Dethrone UFC Champ Jose Aldo?

    Bleacher Report lead mixed martial arts writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter have banded together—much like a modern-day version of the Justice League — to take on the most important questions facing the MMA world...

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  11. Inside WWE: An Exclusive Look at How a Pro Wrestling Story Comes to Life

    Confetti flew and fireworks roared inside the Superdome in New Orleans at the close of WrestleMania 30 in April...

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  12. UFC Fight Night: Irishman Conor McGregor Is Dreaming Big in Boston

    O'Connell Street in Dublin, Ireland, is one of the world's iconic thruways. Reborn in the late 1990s, it's a beautiful testament to Ireland itself, celebrating the past while also looking forward to a promising future...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 45,979 reads 93 comments

  13. Daniel Bryan Exclusive: On His Injury, Style Change and Return to WWE SmackDown

    Undersized, outmuscled and lacking the seemingly requisite tan, Daniel Bryan , though obviously talented, didn't appear to have the skill set needed to survive in wrestling's major leagues...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 86,888 reads 127 comments

  14. Complete Guide to UFC Champ Jon Jones's Cocaine Scandal

    On Tuesday, just days removed from his dominant title defense against former Olympian Daniel Cormier, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones surprised many in the MMA community by checking himself into a drug rehabilitation clinic ...

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  15. UFC 183 Preview: Once-Great Anderson Silva Has Much to Prove Against Nick Diaz

    MMA Kingpin is a funny responsibility. It's an entirely fictional position, sure. But it's one with no small level of import...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 23,114 reads 72 comments

  16. UFC 182 Results: Jon Jones Uses Title Fight to Prove a Point to Daniel Cormier

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (21-1) is the best fighter in the world. If that was a controversial statement before he dispatched undefeated Olympian Daniel Cormier ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 82,494 reads 211 comments

  17. Sorry Haters: UFC Champion Jon Jones Is the Greatest Fighter of All Time

    Controversy, as always, is swirling around Jon Jones (20-1). On Thursday, it was a hallway war of words . What it will be tomorrow, no one can say...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 38,797 reads 198 comments

  18. Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier and the Most Anticipated Fights in UFC History

    Jon Jones is the greatest mixed martial arts fighter in the history of the sport. A combination of carefully honed skill and innate physical tools, he's run roughshod over one of the UFC's glamour divisions...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 38,277 reads 63 comments

  19. White Elephant Christmas MMA Edition: Jones, McGregor and CM Punk Exchange Gifts

    If you work in a particularly horrid office environment, you may be familiar with the "White Elephant Christmas" tradition. The basics are simple—everyone brings gifts and puts them in a giant pile...

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  20. Bleacher Report's Boxing Awards for 2014

    2013 was a year to celebrate. Showtime, after years as a second fiddle, emerged as a serious contender. HBO, as usual, was hitting all cylinders, meeting the challenge head on...

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  21. MMA in 2014: Fighter of the Year

    2014 was a rocky year for high-level mixed martial arts. While there were spots of excitement and transcendent glory, for the most part, it was a year marked by loss...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 50,508 reads 190 comments

  22. B/R Exclusive: Showtime's Boxing Boss Weighs in on Mayweather, Pacquiao and 2015

    While HBO has long been the network of record in professional boxing, over the years, Showtime has made several attempts at a mutiny, trying to take control of a sport lingering on the mainstream margins...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 33,120 reads 94 comments

  23. Drugs, Gangs and Titles: HBO Documentary Shows Boxer Johnny Tapia's Crazy Life

    Shirtless, his tattoos symbols of his survival, Johnny Tapia sat in a dimly lit boxing ring telling his story. Tears dot his eyes at times, incongruous with his world-weary appearance...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 26,973 reads 23 comments

  24. WWE TLC 2014 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

    Last month WWE opened up its subscription-only WWE Network to the world for free, presumably adding tens of thousands of possible viewers to its annual fall-tradition Survivor Series...

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  25. Rousimar Palhares: Is the Terrifying Submission Specialist Too Scary for UFC?

    Big fighters . Small fighters . Rich fighters . Poor fighters . Ground fighters . Stand-up fighters . Mixed martial arts contains multitudes — fighters seemingly crafted especially to fulfill their role in the combat sports ecosystem...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 48,019 reads 137 comments