1. 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 9 months ago 2,680 reads 8 comments

  2. 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 9 months ago 11,247 reads 58 comments

  3. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 102,019 reads 161 comments

  4. 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 10 months ago 37,292 reads 69 comments

  5. 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 10 months ago 19,415 reads 3 comments

  6. 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 10 months ago 5,051 reads 13 comments

  7. 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 10 months ago 37,439 reads 224 comments

  8. 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 10 months ago 7,878 reads 25 comments

  9. 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 10 months ago 13,914 reads 16 comments

  10. 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 10 months ago 19,924 reads 161 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 2,404 reads 9 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 40,963 reads 309 comments

  13. 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 11 months ago 24,647 reads 268 comments

  14. 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 11 months ago 30,445 reads 45 comments

  15. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 109,962 reads 75 comments

  16. 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 12 months ago 16,899 reads 84 comments

  17. 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 12 months ago 49,140 reads 74 comments

  18. 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 12 months ago 12,976 reads 7 comments

  19. 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 12 months ago 22,688 reads 18 comments

  20. UFC 194: Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo and the Game of Fractions

    It was a good death as those things go, a warrior crossing through the last door with dignity, the same fury, instinct and lightning speed that made him a champion ending his reign in turn...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 12 months ago 97,243 reads 120 comments

  21. Beneath Conor McGregor's Bluster Lurks a Wonderful Martial Artist

    Conor McGregor is the brightest flame to ever shine its light on the mixed martial arts scene...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 12 months ago 26,601 reads 64 comments

  22. Tyson Fury and the 5 Worst Heavyweight Champions in Boxing History

    After a decade of the Klitschko family's stolid and steady reign atop the heavyweight division, the boxing world was ready for a change...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 34,112 reads 68 comments

  23. The Young and the Old: An MMA Thanksgiving

    Every Thanksgiving we press pause on our hectic lives and gather together with family and friends to give thanks for the blessings, no matter how small, that make our worlds a better place...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 9,550 reads 23 comments

  24. The Men and the Myths: Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and 'No Mas,' 35 Years Later

    Just five months after one of the greatest fights in modern boxing history, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran met in a rematch that somehow managed to transcend the original. N o classic in the ring, it was well on its way to being a notable fiasco..

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 66,247 reads 63 comments

  25. Wlad Klitschko's Secret: Winning with a Champion's Will, Not a Warrior's Heart

    Wladimir Klitschko, who fights Tyson Fury for the heavyweight boxing championship of the entire world Saturday on HBO, stands 78 inches tall, weighs 245 pounds and has a fearsome sledgehammer of a right hand...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 72,889 reads 39 comments