1. Fedor Emelianenko vs. the UFC's Top 10 Heavyweights: How Would He Fare?

    For the better part of a decade, the baddest man on the planet wasn't an angry ex-street fighter with a grudge against the world, or a collegiate wrestling star groomed for athletic glory...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 46,138 reads 107 comments

  2. Fame, Cocaine and Ego: Bellator Star Melvin Guillard Looks to Bounce Back

    The first time he stepped into a ring, Melvin Guillard was just 13 years old. That's not unusual on the surface...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 29,272 reads 39 comments

  3. The Question: Did UFC Make the Right Call with Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm?

    Ronda Rousey , the most dominant champion in UFC history, has fought wrestlers, jiu-jitsu black belts and rock-'em, sock-'em brawlers. Each, in turn, has been dispatched—most in the first round, many in the first minute...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 73,017 reads 358 comments

  4. Brock Lesnar's Rise from Midwest Kid to WWE Megastar

    Grown men wept when Brock Lesnar pinned The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 in April 2014. The Superdome in New Orleans settled on a stunned silence as a collective response...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 384,005 reads 266 comments

  5. Just When You Thought 'The Anderson Silva Show' Couldn't Get Weirder, It Does

    Anderson Silva , the most accomplished fighter in UFC history, was suspended for one year by the Nevada Athletic Commission after testing positive for multiple banned substances before and after his UFC 183 fight with Nick Diaz...

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  6. Will Canelo Alvarez Become Boxing's Biggest Star After Miguel Cotto Showdown?

    Boxing is built on the bones of its veterans giving way to a new crop of young and hungry prospects, with each generation invigorated by the blood of its elders. It's a sport where no one rides off into the sunset...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 19,788 reads 155 comments

  7. UFC Fight Night 73: A New Name Emerges in the Ronda Rousey Sweepstakes

    Two right hands by Amanda Nunes did more than just drop poor Sara McMann to the mat Saturday night in Nashville—though they did that in resounding fashion, forcing ...

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  8. The Question: Is Mayweather-Rousey the Worst 'Storyline' in Combat Sports?

    The never-ending feud between boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and burgeoning MMA star Ronda Rousey continued Thursday night as Mayweather attempted to plug his "final" fight with Andre Berto on ESPN's SportsCenter ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 154,176 reads 435 comments

  9. Stage Set for Mayweather-Pacquiao Rematch in 2016 as Floyd Chases 50-0 Mark

    September's lackluster fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Berto will be the first-ballot Hall of Famer's last...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 175,235 reads 334 comments

  10. Floyd Mayweather Seals His Fate with Boxing Fans by Inking Andre Berto Mismatch

    On Sept. 12, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0), in his own estimation the greatest boxer ever, will step into the ring for what he insists will be the final time to face Andre Berto (30-3) ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 192,807 reads 581 comments

  11. The Impossible Task: Meet the Fighter Who Could Beat UFC Champion Ronda Rousey

    The latest chapter in the Ronda Rousey story took just 34 seconds, a furious blitz ending in a right hand to the temple that turned poor Bethe Correia's lights out. For pay-per-view buyers, that's $1...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 467,617 reads 305 comments

  12. Complete Viewer's Guide to Boxing's Biggest August Fights

    You know it's going to be a weird month for boxing when the only pay-per-view features fighters with a combined age of 84 and HBO doesn't even bother coming out of its dressing room...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 1,934 reads 2 comments

  13. Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey 3: Proof UFC Has a Women's MMA Problem

    Miesha Tate (17-5) was supposed to be a finished product. Now in her eighth year as a professional, the book on the 28-year-old Tate had been written long ago —good grappler, enthusiastic but awful striker...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 59,820 reads 23 comments

  14. Who's Next? Boxer Sergey Kovalev Is Running out of Victims at Light Heavyweight

    Sergey Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) , the WBA, IBF and WBO light heavyweight champion, is the scariest man in boxing, a thudding power puncher who can turn out anyone's lights with either hand...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 18,029 reads 42 comments

  15. Blurred Lines: UFC Star Elias Theodorou Makes His Pro Wrestling Debut

    More than 17,000 fans packed the American Airlines Center in Dallas t he last time Elias Theodorou stood face to face with another man, with only the referee coming between them and pure chaos...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 74,205 reads 44 comments

  16. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Fights a Losing Battle for Respect

    Life as Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. knew it changed in April, nine rounds into his 52nd professional prize fight. That's when a left hook from light heavyweight challenger Andrzej Fonfara dropped him to the mat for the first time in his career...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 40,273 reads 45 comments

  17. A Flame of Pure Irish Fire: Conor McGregor Is Exactly What He Claimed to Be

    He came to Las Vegas and UFC 189 with the strength of a nation behind him, thousands of Irishmen coming together on the Strip for a weekend no one will soon forget...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 132,999 reads 280 comments

  18. The Question: Does the UFC Have Too Many Eggs in the Conor McGregor Basket?

    Everywhere you look, there he is. If the UFC had its own television network, The Conor McGregor Show would be running on replay all day, every day ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 26,266 reads 59 comments

  19. Dear Ronda Rousey: Invicta Champion Cris Cyborg Is Not Going Away

    Faith Van Duin may have been standing in the opposite corner, but the Kiwi grappler was never Cris Cyborg's opponent at Invicta 13. Not really...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 27,390 reads 162 comments

  20. 2015 Year in Review: Sweeping Changes Drastically Change MMA Landscape

    A little more than six months ago, the UFC's best fighter Jon Jones strolled to the cage and made easy work of his rival Daniel Cormier, putting an end to a blood feud that ultimately featured more smoke than fire...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 29,290 reads 52 comments

  21. Complete Viewer's Guide to Boxing's Biggest Fights in July

    After a lightning-fast start to the year, complete with the biggest box-office fight of all time, the sport's return to network television and HBO's return to glory, things are cooling off a bit for the summer...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 13,845 reads 22 comments

  22. Sorry Conor McGregor: Jose Aldo Is the Real UFC Champion Until You Beat Him

    There is no such thing as consensus when discussing MMA history. It's both fractured and fiercely contested, with fans separating into self-selected groups and arguing on message boards and Twitter...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 28,270 reads 284 comments

  23. Ken Shamrock Exclusive: On UFC, Legacy and His Controversial Kimbo Slice Fight

    There will be thousands of televised mixed martial arts fights this year. Between the UFC's ever-expanding schedule, Bellator 's ascendance on Spike TV and the rotating collection ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 18,744 reads 27 comments

  24. Did Yoel Romero Take out Lyoto Machida and 'Gay Jesus' in 1 Night?

    The stories coming out of Yoel Romero's destruction of Lyoto Machida should revolve around his ascendance to the top of the middleweight class...

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  25. Conor McGregor Is No Longer Fighting the Real Jose Aldo—And That's a Shame

    All looked lost earlier this week when it appeared UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo would be forced to withdraw from his highly anticipated bout with the "Notorious" Conor McGregor at UFC 189 on July 11 in Las Vegas...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 47,605 reads 205 comments