1. The Upset That Shocked the World: How Michael Bisping Beat Luke Rockhold

    Michael Bisping has been on the verge of great things for more than a decade. His UFC tenure, beginning with a triumphant 2006 star turn during the third season of The Ultimate Fighter ...

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  2. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight: George Foreman and the Rumble in the Jungle

    As a huge paw sent him flying into the ropes, it was obvious to all 60,000 fans in the Stade du 20 Mai in Kinshasa, Zaire, and millions more watching live on closed-circuit television, ...

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  3. Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin Is the Only Meaningful Fight for Either Man

    WBC middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez dropped to his knees after he dropped Amir Khan unconscious on his back Saturday in Las Vegas. It was a human moment, his concern for a fallen foe touching even the hardest heart...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 36,018 reads 108 comments

  4. Canelo Alvarez's Coronation Still Not Complete Despite Stunning KO vs. Amir Khan

    There's a lot to love about lineal middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. He's young, handsome, rich and pretty darn good at his chosen profession. With the retirements of Floyd Mayweather Jr...

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  5. Canelo Alvarez's Uphill Climb: Will a Mexican Fighter Be America's Boxing King?

    Oscar De La Hoya was teetering, his long reign as boxing's biggest star in serious jeopardy as he stepped into the ring against Floyd Mayweather Jr., a brash fighter in the beginning stages of reinventing how boxing is promoted in America...

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  6. From Bones to Meat: How UFC 197 Star Jon Jones Reinvented Himself in the Gym

    Jon Jones , the deposed UFC champion who fights for the interim light heavyweight title against Ovince Saint Preux on Saturday at UFC 197, has been the best mixed martial arts fighter on the planet for more than five years...

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  7. The Challenges of Making a Fight for Gennady Golovkin, Boxing's Boogeyman

    In the last four years, Tom Loeffler, the California-based promoter for HBO's rising boxing star Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO), has been in desperate need of an international phone plan...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 57,360 reads 154 comments

  8. Human Highlight Reel: Bellator Star Michael Page Is Looking to Change the Game

    Mixed martial arts inspires the unbelievable. Being locked in a cage with another martial arts master forces a level of concentration, willpower and mental dexterity that is incomparable...

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  9. UFC on Fox 19 Results: The Real Winners and Losers of Teixeira vs. Evans

    A month ago this looked like a card worthy of network television. Going against boxing on NBC and the NBA playoffs, the UFC and Fox pulled out the big guns...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 28,778 reads 53 comments

  10. 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...

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  11. 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...

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  12. 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 almost 2 years ago 20,047 reads 104 comments

  13. 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...

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  14. 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...

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  15. 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...

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  16. 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 almost 2 years ago 16,380 reads 39 comments

  17. 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 almost 2 years ago 53,458 reads 119 comments

  18. 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...

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  19. 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...

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  20. 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...

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  21. 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 ...

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  22. 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 almost 2 years ago 2,688 reads 8 comments

  23. 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 almost 2 years ago 11,271 reads 58 comments

  24. 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...

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  25. 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...

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