1. Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier and the State of the UFC Light Heavyweight Division

    Way back in 1997, as the UFC was entering what fans called "the dark ages," a single bright light shined with an intensity then unknown in the world of mixed martial arts...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 16,321 reads 39 comments

  2. Controversy Built Adrien Broner's Career and Now Threatens to Destroy It

    It's been a long time since Adrien Broner (31-2, 23 KO) made headlines for his boxing exploits. Once considered the heir apparent to Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 53,344 reads 119 comments

  3. The Mental Game: Does Ronda Rousey Have What It Takes to Regain Her Throne?

    Holly Holm's left leg did more than take the UFC championship from Ronda Rousey. That emphatic loss changed everything, and not just for Rousey. It was one of the few times a single athlete's performance has effected the landscape of an entire sport...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 52,475 reads 203 comments

  4. Conor McGregor Unable to Flout Convention with Confidence in 1st UFC Loss

    Conor McGregor, in the end, flew a little too close to the sun. The beautiful, boastful Irish brawler let his grand ambitions get the better of him in his attempt to rewrite the time-tested rules of the fight game...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 129,214 reads 428 comments

  5. Can Nate Diaz Shock the World and Actually Beat UFC Champion Conor McGregor?

    The prelude is almost over, with the excitement peaking from a press conference worthy of the presser Hall of Fame...

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  6. The Illusion: Why UFC Star Anderson Silva Is a Danger to Himself

    There were moments Saturday of the kind of effortless brilliance that could only come from the madcap mind of Brazilian fighting god Anderson Silva ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 43,007 reads 89 comments

  7. National Pride and a Chance at Global Stardom on the Line in Frampton vs. Quigg

    Manchester's Scott Quigg and Belfast's Carl Frampton don't agree on much. For almost five years, the top 122-pounders in Europe have squabbled over any and everything. Money ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 2,675 reads 8 comments

  8. B/R MMA Roundtable: Placing Michael Bisping in the Pantheon

    On Saturday in London, a legend of the Octagon makes what may very well be among the last appearances of a storied career. Anderson Silva wasn't just a fighter—for nearly five years, he was the fighter, the very best to have ever done it...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 11,123 reads 58 comments

  9. Is UFC Champion Conor McGregor the Craziest Man in Mixed Martial Arts?

    It's a given that everyone who steps into the cage to compete in a high-level mixed martial arts bout is incredibly tough, both mentally and physically. You have to be in order to walk willingly into the lion's den to face off with another athlete...

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  10. Exclusive: The Godfather Struts All the Way into the WWE Hall of Fame

    It's easy to fail in the business of professional wrestling. Spots at the top of the sport are limited. Competition is cutthroat. It's an industry that demands talent seize the brass ring...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 37,148 reads 69 comments

  11. Manny Pacquiao's Anti-Gay Comments Continue Boxing's Spiral Toward Niche Status

    It should have been so easy for Manny Pacquiao to ride off into the sunset, white hat perched proudly on his head...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 19,388 reads 3 comments

  12. Bellator MMA Star Melvin Guillard Will Fight on for Mentor Kevin Randleman

    Kevin Randleman was special. Whether knocking kickboxing legend Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic silly with a single punch or defying physics by launching the great Fedor Emelianenko airborne ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 4,869 reads 13 comments

  13. The Question: Is It Crazy to Think Conor McGregor Might Fight Robbie Lawler?

    “We’re just going to take it one game at a time.” If you’ve watched sports, any sport, you’ve heard that tired cliche thousands of times...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 37,419 reads 224 comments

  14. Marine Turned Top Boxing Prospect Battling for Glory After Fighting in Iraq

    Fighting comes complete with a collection of military metaphors. Fighters don't engage in a back-and-forth contest—they go to war. They don't do their best to land concussive punches—they throw bombs...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 7,856 reads 25 comments

  15. How Elvis, Family and Beating Up a Girl Helped Forge UFC Star Stephen Thompson

    There's a moment in a fighter's life when he knows he's got it. When, after being knocked down hundreds, even thousands of times, suddenly he's the wrecking ball and not the crumbling building...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 13,169 reads 16 comments

  16. Canelo Alvarez Winning the War to Be Boxing's Biggest Star with Amir Khan Fight

    When Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KO) announced he'd be spending Cinco de Mayo weekend with Amir Khan ( 31-3, 19 KO) , he managed to pull off an increasingly rare feat...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 19,905 reads 161 comments

  17. WWE Superstars Battle Bullies with Help of the Boys & Girls Club of America

    Every week, millions of kids around the world tune in to WWE programming to watch behemoths and beauties do battle in the kind of morality play that has helped professional wrestling captivate audiences across cultures and continents...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 2,394 reads 10 comments

  18. The God of Verbal Warfare: Conor McGregor Continues to Hit All the Right Notes

    Before Wednesday's press conference promoting his March 5 fight with UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, I was done with Conor McGregor. Done. Not as a fighter, of course...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 40,944 reads 309 comments

  19. The Question: Is Conor McGregor Ducking Frankie Edgar?

    It's hard to imagine a UFC without Conor McGregor . In just three short years, the Irishman has rewritten all the rules, backing up his never-ending trash talk with performances we won't soon forget...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 24,605 reads 268 comments

  20. Boxing's Titans Return: Is the Heavyweight Division Ready to Reclaim Glory?

    The five digits of the human hand are nature's most impressive technological innovation. All that makes us the king of beasts springs from them, their flexibility guiding progress over the centuries...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 30,422 reads 45 comments

  21. Comedian Joe Rogan on the PC Culture War and His Future with the UFC

    For those in the know, MMA was a beautiful spectacle, the ultimate expression of humanity's mastery of the body, mind and spirit. Fighting can reach across culture, religion and race to unite us...

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  22. Bleacher Report's Boxing Awards for 2015

    It's not hyperbole to suggest the boxing world went through a seismic shift in 2015. Not only did the sport's biggest star walk away at the height of his game, but a new promotion emerged from nowhere to challenge the entrenched powers-that-be...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 16,799 reads 84 comments

  23. The Joy of the Fight: Nate Diaz Reminds UFC There Are 2 Diaz Brothers

    Every second of silence feels like forever when that quiet overwhelms a national television broadcast. UFC, in particular, doesn't allow even an instant of quiet solitude...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 49,041 reads 74 comments

  24. Meet Rances Barthelemy, the Unbeaten Boxer Thriving After Finally Escaping Cuba

    Rances Barthelemy, a rising Premier Boxing Champions star who faces Denis Shafikov on Friday on Spike TV, had spent two long days lurking on the Cuban coast, hiding in the crags ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 12,952 reads 7 comments

  25. Exclusive: New WWE Announcer Mauro Ranallo on the Future of SmackDown

    If you've watched fighters square off in a ring or a cage in the last decade, chances are you've heard the booming voice of play-by-play announcer Mauro Ranallo...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 22,618 reads 19 comments