1. 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...

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  2. 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 ...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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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  11. 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 6 months ago 48,064 reads 137 comments

  12. Amir Khan Ready to Be Floyd Mayweather's Nightmare After Beating Devon Alexander

    In boxing, the man with the fastest hands, quickest feet and sharpest mind is more often than not the winner on any given night. Speed kills...

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  13. WSOF Star Jon Fitch on CM Punk, Reebok, Fighter Pay and Reinventing MMA Training

    For more than seven years, welterweight Jon Fitch built a reputation as one of the UFC's toughest fighters. He fought a who's who of the world's best at 170 pounds—and beat almost all of them...

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  14. Dear Dana White: Send CM Punk Back to the WWE—UFC Doesn't Need Him

    Fights happened at UFC 181. Titles were defended. Blood spilled. But all that went down in a very large shadow—deposed WWE wrestling kingpin CM Punk is coming , per an announcement during the pay-per-view Saturday night, to the UFC Octagon...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 57,207 reads 177 comments

  15. UFC 181: Can Robbie Lawler Do Enough to Win Rounds 6 Through 10?

    Five minutes flies by in a flash, at least in most contexts. It's the length of time it takes to heat a standard microwave dinner. Five minutes is fleeting. Five minutes is transitory...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 11,655 reads 30 comments

  16. UFC 181: Anthony Pettis Can Solidify Himself as One of Lightweight's Greats

    When Anthony Pettis steps into the cage for the first time in 15 long months on Saturday at UFC 181 , he'll be facing down more than just opponent Gilbert Melendez, the former ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 7,995 reads 34 comments

  17. Is Lightweight Star Terence Crawford the Next Opponent for Manny Pacquiao?

    Casual boxing fans could be forgiven for thinking this is a two-fighter sport. After all, despite great performances from the likes of Terence Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs ), the 135-pound ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 18,495 reads 91 comments

  18. UFC Star Conor McGregor, Bellator and More: An MMA Thanksgiving

    It hasn't been the easiest year to be an MMA fan. Between the UFC's precipitous financial decline , decimated fight cards and what seemed to be a bizarre crime ring made up exclusively of fringe fighters, 2014 was far from a banner year...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 17,320 reads 10 comments

  19. Who's Better Right Now: Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather?

    Two or three times a year, usually immediately after one of them dispatches some hopeless contender or overmatched pretender, the boxing establishment turns its attention to the only fight that matters to the mainstream masses—Manny Pacquiao vs...

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  20. WWE Survivor Series 2014 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

    There was a feel of nostalgia in the air at WWE Survivor Series. After a decade of featuring the WWE Championship as the centerpiece of the show, the pay-per-view returned to its roots ...

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  21. The Complicated Legacy of Manny Pacquiao: How Does He Stack Up All-Time?

    For 12 rounds, it looked like the old Manny Pacquiao was back. The Filipino great was a blur of ferocity, pursuing opponent Chris Algieri around the ring in Macau, China, like a ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 27,224 reads 37 comments

  22. How Juan Manuel Marquez's Knockout Punch Changed Everything for Manny Pacquiao

    On one level it was nothing special. Just a single punch—one of thousands Manny Pacquiao had taken over the course of his 19-year career as a professional prizefighter...

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  23. Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri: Expert Picks for Main Event

    The week before a big boxing match is one of the most exciting seven days in sports. The community gathers, either in person or on their computers, to discuss the upcoming bout in excruciating detail...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 50,831 reads 85 comments

  24. Tracing Manny Pacquiao's Path to Boxing Superstardom

    Before he represented his province in Congress, before he had his first hit single, and before he headlined his first boxing pay-per-view, Manny Pacquiao was a mere mortal just like the rest of us...

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  25. UFC 180 vs. Bellator 131: Who Won the Real Battle Saturday Night?

    While there were plenty of serious battles in the cage, titles won and legacies secured, the real fight Saturday night was taking place on television sets across the world...

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