1. Why Not Now for Mayweather-Pacquiao After Floyd Struggles in Maidana Brawl?

    While Floyd Mayweather traded punches with Marcos Maidana in a surprisingly competitive fight inside the ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, another battle was brewing behind the scenes...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 69,192 reads 407 comments

  2. Olympic Legacy: Floyd Mayweather and the Art of Losing

    There's a lot about professional boxing Floyd Mayweather doesn't know. After all, many of the lessons you learn in the ring are imprinted on your soul only in defeat. It's falling short and fighting on anyway that turns a boy into a man...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 54,253 reads 110 comments

  3. Mayweather vs. Maidana: Expert Picks for Main Event

    Say what you will about Floyd Mayweather , and volumes have been written about the 37-year-old fighter's transformation from relatively obscure technician to undisputed boxing kingpin...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 62,197 reads 116 comments

  4. Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana: Everything You Need to Know

    Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather Jr., with his 45-0 career record, will step into the ring as a professional boxer for the 46th time. For fight fans, Mayweather's upcoming bout with Marcos Maidana is an event marked clearly on the calendar...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 49,994 reads 130 comments

  5. UFC 172 Results: Jon Jones Keeps the Art in Mixed Martial Arts

    The look on Glover Teixeira's face toward the end of his five-round fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones told the story of the fight. There was exhaustion. Amazement too...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 32,930 reads 150 comments

  6. UFC 172: Why Do Fans Continue to Hate the Great Jon Jones?

    It doesn't take long when you sit down for your first Jon Jones fight to realize he's a little bit different than your average UFC fighter...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 37,514 reads 478 comments

  7. Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox and Her Slowly Fading 15 Minutes of Fame

    Fallon Fox's fifteen minutes of fame was inevitable the moment she got a phone call that changed everything. It should have been a time for celebration, a dinner to celebrate the launch of something new...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 93,351 reads 90 comments

  8. Watch Out Fabricio Werdum: UFC Champ Cain Velasquez Is No Travis Browne

    The new Fabricio Werdum truly emerged against Travis Browne in the third round of their title eliminator on Fox. In the classic Brazilian "butt scoot" position, Werdum challenged Browne to hit the mat and roll around with him a bit...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 34,299 reads 127 comments

  9. Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2: Expert Picks for Main Event

    They call boxing the fight business, not the fight game, because selling the public on a bout has long been the central purpose that defines the sport's very existence...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 68,956 reads 87 comments

  10. The End of Innocence: WWE Fans Say Goodbye to the Undertaker's Streak

    WWE fans had grown comfortable. It's a complacency that's written in our very souls, the reason why we return so often to the same memes, archetypes and basic tropes. There's comfort in the familiar...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 82,450 reads 235 comments

  11. Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley II: Everything You Need to Know

    Manny Pacquiao is one of the most accomplished boxers of all time. An eight-division world champion, he's become one of the sport's most enduring stars...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 14,380 reads 54 comments

  12. WWE WrestleMania 30 Results: Winners, Grades, Recap and Highlights

    Twenty-nine years ago, WWE boss Vince McMahon bet big on a mainstream wrestling spectacular called WrestleMania, an event that would help launch his company past all competitors, securing his status as the king of all promoters...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 924,112 reads 1185 comments

  13. Paul Heyman Talks The Undertaker, WrestleMania and the Greatest Streak in Sports

    Dust coats most of the sports records that have stood the test of time. It's that durability, in fact, that sustains them, gives them meaning and life beyond their own era...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 53,810 reads 176 comments

  14. The Ronda Rousey Sweepstakes: How Cris Cyborg Lost More Than a Fight

    It's not really fair to say MMA standout Cris "Cyborg" Justino lost big at Lion Fight 14 Friday night in Las Vegas...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 37,079 reads 516 comments

  15. Dear Ronda Rousey: Enough with the Four Horsewomen Stuff—You Don't Measure Up

    Mixed martial arts, the velvet painting of the sports world, is coated with a sheen of the ridiculous. Like its artistic counterpart, it's something you're likely to see at a country fair...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 65,530 reads 257 comments

  16. The Cult of Nick Diaz: Why Some Fans Are Obsessed with the UFC Star

    Sometimes you miss something without even consciously knowing it was gone. It's a nagging feeling, one that tickles the back of your brain...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 23,928 reads 248 comments

  17. Valiant in Defeat: Robbie Lawler Reached His Full Potential and Still Fell Short

    Robbie Lawler flashed his pearly whites throughout his UFC title fight with Johny Hendricks. All but forgotten, one foot out the door just two years ago after a loss to Lorenz Larkin ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 20,913 reads 112 comments

  18. Knockout Kings: Why It's Smart to Wait Before Going All in on Deontay Wilder

    Deontay Wilder has the kind of power that doesn't come along too often. Against part-time fighters, has-beens and never-wills, Wilder is particularly impressive. He's stepped into the ring as a professional 31 times...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 12,243 reads 81 comments

  19. UFC 171's Robbie Lawler Says He's Finally Ready to Live Up to the Hype

    Robbie Lawler , circa 2001, was a fight promoter's dream. Raw-boned, corn-fed and lily white, the 19-year-old Iowan prodigy appeared to be cut from granite as he laid waste to Saburo Kawakatsu at a long-forgotten extravaganza in Hawaii...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 6,753 reads 14 comments

  20. American Gladiators Meets MMA in 'Hip Show: Arena Combat' on AXS TV

    Eldarhan Machukaev, nicknamed "Sniper 95," attempted to build speed as he scrambled across a series of obstacles, with his flight-or-fight instinct on overload...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 45,913 reads 25 comments

  21. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from March 10

    WrestleMania is no mere destination event. It's more than an iconic spectacle, more, even, than a piece of legitimate Americana. It's bigger, in fact, than the sum of its pieces. WrestleMania isn't just a wrestling show—it's a state of mind...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 137,974 reads 809 comments

  22. Is UFC Champion Jon Jones Trying to Duck Top Contender Alexander Gustafsson?

    Alexander Gustafsson , the recently minted Swedish superstar, doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 45,384 reads 457 comments

  23. Did Showtime Make the Right Call Putting Canelo vs. Angulo on Pay-Per-View?

    Within 10 seconds of the opening bell, all of our questions about Saul "Canelo" Alvarez were answered in definitive fashion. As he rang a jab, left hook and straight right off the head of a game Alfredo Angulo, all doubts were washed away...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 25,406 reads 158 comments

  24. Canelo vs. Angulo: Expert Predictions for Main Event

    When Saul "Canelo" Alvarez walks into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, March 8, in Las Vegas, the boxing world will be meeting a brand-new fighter for the first time...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 13,177 reads 45 comments

  25. Why Is UFC Star Alexander Gustafsson Relegated to an Online Fight?

    There was legitimate tension the last time we saw Alexander Gustafsson in the UFC Octagon. A single question lingered in the air...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 29,047 reads 130 comments