1. 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 12 months ago 29,304 reads 52 comments

  2. 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 12 months ago 13,857 reads 22 comments

  3. 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 12 months ago 28,295 reads 284 comments

  4. 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 12 months ago 18,765 reads 27 comments

  5. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 12 months ago 95,026 reads 35 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 47,624 reads 205 comments

  7. The Adrien Broner Show: From the Clown Prince of Boxing to a Mere Clown

    Two years ago, some of the top minds in boxing considered Adrien Broner , then an undefeated rising star, among a handful on the short list of Floyd Mayweather Jr. 's heirs apparent...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 173,925 reads 329 comments

  8. Can 'Kid Blast' Rances Barthelemy Launch Himself to the Top at 140 Pounds?

    Some weight classes in boxing have a gravitational pull that seems to suck fighters up to meet their many challenges. Heavyweight has always been one, pulling names away from cruiserweight and light heavyweight in every era...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 3,578 reads 0 comments

  9. What Mayweather-Pacquiao Could've Been: Duran-Leonard I 35 Years Later

    When Manny Pacquiao finally stepped into the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr. , a bout five years in the making, it was widely proclaimed the Fight of the Century, a throwback to the ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 34,020 reads 44 comments

  10. Inside Ken Shamrock's Quest to Show He's Still the World's Most Dangerous Man

    SAN DIEGO — Next to the bed in his Windsport motor home, parked behind a discount tire store in suburban San Diego, "The World's Most Dangerous Man" has a Bible and a Glock...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 415,034 reads 205 comments

  11. UFC 188: Cain Velasquez's Loss Puts Junior Dos Santos Back in the Catbird Seat

    While the loudest cheers no doubt came from Fabricio Werdum's corner, the new UFC heavyweight champion's extended entourage weren't the only interested parties watching his fight with longtime champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 188 closely...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 16,163 reads 82 comments

  12. Deontay Wilder, Rowdy Alabama Crowd Bringing the Hometown Fight Back into Style

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — If a garbage disposal registers at 80 decibels and a jet airplane hits 130 , the sellout crowd of 9,347 at the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, for WBC ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 5,434 reads 48 comments

  13. Snakebitten Cain Velasquez Has Much to Prove in UFC 188

    In October 2013, UFC heavyweight Cain Velasquez dispatched his greatest rival with disturbing ease. Junior dos Santos, the second-best heavyweight in the world, didn't even come close to giving the champ a fight...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 16,949 reads 76 comments

  14. Backwoods to Bright Lights: The Deontay Wilder Story

    Tracking down the WBC heavyweight champion is no small task. The Skyy Boxing Gym in Northport, Alabama, it seems, exists in a time that predates modern conveniences like the GPS or even Google Maps...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 130,658 reads 79 comments

  15. Heavyweights Ben Rothwell and Shawn Jordan Steal the Show at UFC Fight Night 68

    The average post-fight interview in the UFC is a dreadful bore. The announcer, in this case Jon Anik , asks the fighter to talk him through the fight. Then he'll ask who the fighter wants to step into the cage with next...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 20,126 reads 51 comments

  16. The TRT Legacy: UFC Legend Dan Henderson's Problematic Career

    You'll read a lot this week about 44-year-old Dan Henderson , a throwback to a simpler time in the sport of mixed martial arts...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 12,165 reads 131 comments

  17. Complete Viewer's Guide to Boxing's Biggest Fights in June

    Poor June. May, which included the biggest fight in boxing history and a number of great bouts, is a tough act to follow. What might normally look like a fine collection of fights, suddenly, looks a bit paltry by comparison...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 18,947 reads 77 comments

  18. The Question: Why Should Anyone Care About Daniel Cormier Versus Ryan Bader?

    Daniel Cormier 's has been a career of "almosts." Starting in college, where he went 0-6 against his nemesis Cael Sanderson, he's spent years climbing the mountain top—only to fall short again and again when the summit was in view...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 15,202 reads 148 comments

  19. The Phantom Punch Hits 50: Ali, Liston & Boxing's Most Controversial Fight Ever

    In the immediate aftermath, as chaos reigned, the small crowd of just over 4,000 fight fans in Lewiston, Maine, let their voices be heard...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 128,891 reads 116 comments

  20. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: Best and Worst from UFC 187

    UFC 187 , on paper, was one of the very best combat sports cards of the year. With two title fights on top and exciting fighters sprinkled throughout, I had every hope this event would deliver a solid night's entertainment...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 51,802 reads 127 comments

  21. The Man Who Would Be King: Can Willie Monroe Jr. Upset Gennady Golovkin?

    When Willie Monroe Jr steps into the ring with the fearsome Gennady Golovkin Saturday night on HBO, he's not supposed to win...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 13,405 reads 109 comments

  22. Perfect Matchmaking, Flawless Fight Show Why Canelo Alvarez Is a Superstar

    Four days after the announcement of the " Fight of the Century ," another bout was quietly announced via press release . There was no worldwide media coverage. ESPN didn't break into its programming to trumpet the fight...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 42,748 reads 274 comments

  23. Complete Viewer's Guide to Boxing's Biggest Fights for the Rest of May

    The fight of the century is officially in the books. Floyd Mayweather , in front of what felt like the entire world, dispatched Manny Pacquiao to become this generation's top star...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 36,704 reads 50 comments

  24. RFA vs. Legacy FC Showdown: Exclusive Video Primer for Upcoming Fight Card

    Co-promotion works. For MMA fans, that might feel like a bold statement. After all, for years the UFC has eschewed it, preferring instead to establish themselves as the dominant player in the market and force fighters to come to them...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 3,688 reads 1 comments

  25. Who Should Floyd Mayweather Fight Next After Beating Manny Pacquiao?

    Last week, after years of not-so-patient waiting, we finally saw the two best boxers in the world step into the ring. After 36 minutes of "action," Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 23,831 reads 111 comments