1. UFC 183: Why Nick Diaz vs Anderson Silva Is a Bona Fide Superfight

    Most fight announcements, even the big ones, have the feel of carefully scripted routine. They're words on paper or a listless television announcement, a token of gratitude dealt ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 31,002 reads 223 comments

  2. Unassuming Boxer Gennady Golovkin May Be the World's Scariest Man

    Gennady Golovkin may not, on first glance, be the least likely candidate for scariest man in the world honors, but he's certainly in the bottom 10th percentile...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 37,762 reads 113 comments

  3. WWE Battleground 2014 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

    Four men walked into the ring tonight at WWE Battleground with dreams of championship gold. Only one could emerge WWE champion. Such is the binary nature of professional wrestling...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 319,380 reads 620 comments

  4. The Sons of Sonnen: Is Big Mouth Conor McGregor the UFC's Next Big Star?

    In the beginning there was only Chael Sonnen. It was inevitable others would follow. A middleweight firebrand whose gift for talking the talk superseded his (admittedly formidable) ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 21,859 reads 76 comments

  5. Rising Star Canelo Alvarez Still Long Way Off from Mayweather, Pacquiao's Level

    Saul "Canelo" Alvarez didn't look like a winner as he faced the boxing media minutes after his split-decision win over Erislandy Lara at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. And perhaps he shouldn't have...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 22,754 reads 157 comments

  6. Canelo vs. Lara: Expert Picks for Main Event

    The stakes are high for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Golden Boy Promotions on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 25,028 reads 49 comments

  7. In Search of Canelo: Is Saul Alvarez All Hype or Boxing's Next Big Thing?

    Who is Saul "Canelo" Alvarez? On the surface, this is an easy assignment, the kind you take on as a writer with a big grin. Cake. I got this...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 17,919 reads 66 comments

  8. Mahalo: Saying Goodbye to UFC Legend BJ Penn

    It's hard to leave behind seats so close you can literally reach out and touch the fighters as they walk out of the UFC Octagon...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 13,160 reads 32 comments

  9. UFC 175 Star Ronda Rousey Isn't the Royce Gracie of Women's MMA—She's Better

    It's disconcerting to find beauty in the midst of absurdly cartoonish violence, but there was something jaw-droppingly gorgeous about Ronda Rousey 's UFC 175 win over Alexis Davis...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 68,952 reads 267 comments

  10. Floyd Mayweather's Rematch with Marcos Maidana Might Just Be Box Office Gold

    Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 knockouts) entered the MGM Grand on May 3 with a big smile on his face. Flanked by celebrity cohorts Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne, Mayweather looked the ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 12,394 reads 104 comments

  11. Excuse Me: WWE Star Vickie Guerrero on the McMahons, Eddie and Life in Wrestling

    Standing over the motionless body of Rey Mysterio Jr., a chair shot to the ribs having dropped him to the mat, the crowd's boos raining down on her, Vickie Guerrero knew she was home...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 89,930 reads 99 comments

  12. B/R MMA 125: Ranking the 125 Best Fighters in Mixed Martial Arts

    From its earliest days, determining the best MMA fighter in the world has never been a particularly easy task...

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  13. B/R MMA 125: Ranking the Top 15 Light Heavyweights in Mixed Martial Arts

    For years, light heavyweight has been the UFC's marquee division. While there is a certain cache in being the heavyweight champion of the world, with due respect to the likes of Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski, this was the division that mattered most...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 31,085 reads 145 comments

  14. B/R MMA 125: Ranking the Top 15 Middleweights in Mixed Martial Arts

    Like at welterweight, a looming shadow has finally been lifted at middleweight. Anderson Silva's seven-year reign, one in which he amassed 14 stoppages and 10 title defenses, was particularly brutal...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 7 months ago 36,599 reads 262 comments

  15. B/R MMA 125: Ranking the Top 20 Welterweights in Mixed Martial Arts

    For the first time in years, the welterweight division is wide open. After almost a decade on top, Georges St-Pierre has finally relinquished his death grip on the weight class, leaving ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 34,852 reads 363 comments

  16. WWE's 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan on Potatoing Andre, Legends' House and His Trusty 2X4

    "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan has put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces over the course of a career that has spanned 35 years...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 48,708 reads 47 comments

  17. MMA 125: Ranking the Top 20 Lightweights in Mixed Martial Arts

    Ten years ago, the UFC's lightweight division was in dire straits. Limited to a handful of cards every year, the company took a hard look at a weight class that had failed to take MMA fans by the proverbial throat and cut bait...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 27,071 reads 114 comments

  18. MMA 125: Ranking the Top 15 Featherweights in Mixed Martial Arts

    If you were building the perfect mixed martial arts striker, he'd have a crisp jab, devastating leg kicks and the capacity for violence on a previously unthinkable scale...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 26,975 reads 84 comments

  19. B/R MMA 125: Ranking the Top 15 Bantamweights in Mixed Martial Arts

    It says something about the division that the two most famous 135-pound MMA fighters in the world are both women: Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. The men, despite a head start on the big stage, have fallen a bit behind their female counterparts...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 37,836 reads 93 comments

  20. B/R MMA 125: Ranking the Top 10 Flyweights in Mixed Martial Arts

    There's something almost hypnotic about watching the UFC's flyweights in action. When the very best 125-pounders let fists fly, flitting around an iconic structure that suddenly seems ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 32,115 reads 43 comments

  21. B/R MMA 125: Ranking the Top 15 Heavyweights in Mixed Martial Arts

    With respect to skilled fighters starting at 125 pounds, the best of the best heavyweights are truly the world's baddest men...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 50,144 reads 153 comments

  22. MMA 125: Introducing Our Definitive Fighter Ratings

    For years, it was relatively easy to pinpoint the best fighter in mixed martial arts. Depending on your stylistic or aesthetic biases, it was bound to be one of two men...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 15,764 reads 16 comments

  23. WWE Superstar Seth Rollins on Factions, Politics and the Rise of The Shield

    Ric Flair. Tully Blanchard. Ole and Arn Anderson. Four men. Four champions. Four Horsemen . Even more than 28 years after their formation, just the mention of those four names can get wrestling fans' hearts all aflutter...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 51,619 reads 144 comments

  24. WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler on Vince McMahon, ECW and the Perfect Angle

    America fought a war to form a democratic republic and to end the tyranny of a distant monarchy. But for more than 40 years, a king has reigned in Memphis, Tennessee. Jerry "The King" Lawler is more than just a professional wrestler there...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 67,922 reads 35 comments

  25. Why Not Now for Mayweather-Pacquiao After Floyd Struggles in Maidana Brawl?

    While Floyd Mayweather traded punches with Marcos Maidana in a surprisingly competitive fight inside the ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, another battle was brewing behind the scenes...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 69,650 reads 407 comments