1. Lost, Broke, and Broken: Bellator's Patricky Pitbull and a Fighter's Lot in Life

    Patricky "Pitbull" Freire, the lightweight striker who headlines Bellator's first European expansion Saturday against Kevin Souza, had a point to prove back in 2012...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 22,694 reads 3 comments

  2. Rising Boxing Star Errol Spence Jr. Has Dreams Beyond Chris Algieri

    Athletics is often described as a grind. There's a mythology built around hard work that's hard for some to resist...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 6,654 reads 23 comments

  3. Pressure Is on Canelo and Golovkin to Make Fans Care About Boxing's Next Era

    The two best, most popular fighters in boxing compete in the same weight class. Fans, o f course, are clamoring to see them do battle...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 12 months ago 20,031 reads 104 comments

  4. Manny Pacquiao Delivers Glimpses of Glorious Past: Is It Enough to Keep Going?

    There were moments in his unanimous-decision win over Timothy Bradley on Saturday when the legendary Manny Pacquiao ( 58-6-2, 38 KOs) looked like he'd turned the clock back at least a decade...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 12 months ago 96,481 reads 106 comments

  5. The End of the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Era Can't Come Soon Enough

    On Saturday night, 37-year-old Manny Pacquiao will walk into the ring for the 66th time when he faces Timothy Bradley...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 12 months ago 71,468 reads 0 comments

  6. Pacquiao vs. Bradley III: Expert Picks for the Main Event

    A little less than 48 months ago, Manny Pacquiao, among the greatest boxers the world has ever seen, was the victim of a blatant robbery...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 12 months ago 37,874 reads 28 comments

  7. 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 12 months ago 16,366 reads 39 comments

  8. 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 12 months ago 53,408 reads 119 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 52,568 reads 195 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 129,277 reads 428 comments

  11. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 68,183 reads 133 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 43,132 reads 89 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 2,684 reads 8 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 11,262 reads 58 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 102,045 reads 161 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 37,348 reads 69 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 19,420 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 5,090 reads 13 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 37,447 reads 222 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 7,894 reads 25 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 14,203 reads 16 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 19,931 reads 161 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 2,421 reads 9 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 40,991 reads 309 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 24,672 reads 267 comments