1. 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 8 months ago 26,583 reads 64 comments

  2. 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 8 months ago 33,292 reads 68 comments

  3. 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 8 months ago 9,519 reads 23 comments

  4. 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 8 months ago 54,132 reads 62 comments

  5. 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 8 months ago 72,856 reads 39 comments

  6. Is an Alvarez vs. Golovkin Superfight Primed and Ready After Canelo's Victory?

    The boxing world moves quickly. On Saturday night, the only fight that mattered was the pay-per-view spectacular between Miguel Cotto and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. It was another chapter in the ever-expanding Mexico vs...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 42,915 reads 139 comments

  7. Canelo Alvarez's Master Plan to Take over Boxing in Full Swing After Cotto Win

    Miguel Cotto (40-5) is no Floyd Mayweather Jr . At a ring-worn 35 years old, his best days are now cherished memories. But, as active boxing legends go, he isn't half bad. His name, reputation and accomplishments carry weight...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 71,409 reads 314 comments

  8. Return to Grace: WSOF's Jason High Back in the Cage After Shoving Referee

    Jason High barely remembers the moment that changed his life last June. He has a left hand from current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos to thank for that...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 2,630 reads 2 comments

  9. The Ghost of Floyd Mayweather Still Hangs over Boxing Ahead of Cotto-Canelo

    On Saturday, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will stake his claim as boxing's next box office king in a middleweight title match with veteran stalwart Miguel Cotto...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 54,923 reads 137 comments

  10. Miguel Cotto vs. Saul Alvarez: Expert Picks for the Main Event

    On Saturday night, Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KO) and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO) will write another chapter in the historic rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 47,373 reads 46 comments

  11. UFC 193: Did the Legend of Ronda Rousey Die in Australia?

    Ronda Rousey (12-1) was already unconscious as challenger Holly Holm's final three punches landed to her jaw, as perfunctory as they were brutal...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 280,009 reads 548 comments

  12. In the Cage with Ronda Rousey: Opponents Dish on Fighting the Champ

    On Saturday at UFC 193, Holly Holm, a former boxing champion who is chasing the bright lights and bigger paydays available to women in mixed martial arts, will step into the cage with the most dominant fighter in the sport's history...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 195,671 reads 88 comments

  13. Age in the Cage: Are Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie Too Old to Fight?

    The best two fighters at the very first UFC event in 1993 were Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie. After a spirited 57 seconds in the cage, Gracie choked Shamrock out en route to winning ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 22,059 reads 79 comments

  14. Bandits, Bullets and Blood Feuds: The Making of Bellator Champ Patricio Pitbull

    The day after the bandits came, Bellator featherweight champion Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (24-2) became a man. He was five years old. " Someone spread a rumor my father had a collection of guns," his brother Patricky Freire said...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 6,757 reads 5 comments

  15. The Boxer Trying to Save Kids in Detroit's Black Community with Youth Football

    At one point, they called Detroit the " Paris of the Midwest ." The American middle class was born there , in the factories that built shiny steel cars, the ultimate expression of new-world muscle and ingenuity...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 20,109 reads 1 comments

  16. Departing UFC Exec Don Gold on Dana White and Zuffa's Infamous Christmas Parties

    Don Gold did a lot of great things for the UFC in his years with the company, spearheading the development of five top-selling video games, a home video program that helped keep ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 29,162 reads 16 comments

  17. Bullets, Boxing and Love: How Omaha Has Terence Crawford on the Verge of Stardom

    Last year Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KO), who defends his WBO Super Lightweight Championship against Dierry Jean on HBO Saturday night, found himself exactly where every professional boxer wants to be...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 9,076 reads 34 comments

  18. Gennady Golovkin Ready to Rule Boxing as the Anti-Mayweather After Lemieux KO

    During Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s long reign as boxing's pound-for-pound king, fans seemed to deflate after every big event. Mayweather, with his cocky Technicolor persona and reality-television bravado, was great at building interest...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 66,221 reads 301 comments

  19. Beyond the KOs, Gennady Golovkin's Marketing Savvy Driving Unexpected Stardom

    "Jonathan, my friend, I am great. Los Angeles. Beautiful weather. Beautiful people. I love it." You can almost see Gennady Golovkin's goofy, lopsided smile shining, even through the telephone and across thousands of miles...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 20,256 reads 115 comments

  20. The White House Petition and Why UFC Star Nick Diaz Matters

    Nick Diaz , unjustly railroaded by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the crime of “maybe smoking marijuana” too close to his January cage fight against Anderson ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 19,290 reads 92 comments

  21. Gerald Washington's Unique Journey: Helicopters, USC Football, Unbeaten Boxer

    There's a part of almost every man that believes, deep down, he's a tough guy. Left over from the days' fight or flight was more than a slogan for text books, it's that devil on ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 14,409 reads 11 comments

  22. After Action Review: Who Really Won the UFC 192 Title Fight?

    Daniel Cormier 's first title defense was very nearly a disaster. After a strong start, the former Olympian faltered, abandoning his wrestling game in favor of slugging it out ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 47,760 reads 79 comments

  23. The Brutal Power of Pride: Ali and Frazier's Final Act, 40 Years Later

    Fourteen years after the famous "Thrilla in Manila," heavyweight legends Muhammad Ali , George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Joe Frazier and Ken Norton were brought together to have dinner ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 97,556 reads 66 comments

  24. Don't Call Deontay Wilder the Heavyweight Champion Just Yet

    If you were watching Sunday Night Football on NBC, you could be forgiven for believing Deontay Wilder was defending the heavyweight championship of the world against Johann Duhaupas this weekend in Birmingham, Alabama...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 6,768 reads 32 comments

  25. A Lion in Winter: Former UFC Champion Josh Barnett Confronts His Mortality

    When you're an athlete, at some point birthdays cease being a thing you celebrate. They are, instead, looming reminders that your professional life is quickly coming to an end. Sure, no one likes getting old...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 13,453 reads 8 comments