1. Little Man, Big Power: Is Demetrious Johnson on His Way to Becoming a UFC Star?

    Challenger Joseph Benavidez (19-4) and champion Demetrious Johnson (19-2-1) both loaded up big right hands about two minutes through the first round of their flyweight title fight...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 12,373 reads 71 comments

  2. Why Boxing Has a Problem If Adrien Broner Is the Sport's Future

    Two attractive girls? That, in itself, is nothing unusual in the world of sport. The NFL has cheerleaders, scantily clad even in winter months, giving us T's, E's, A's and M's...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 25,573 reads 169 comments

  3. UFC on Fox 9 Bold Predictions: Insiders on Ratings, Benavidez and More

    The week prior to a UFC fight card is a magical time. The fighters, like flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and his challenger Joseph Benavidez , prepare for two battles—one with the scale and the other with their opponent...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 13,283 reads 18 comments

  4. Can You Kick a Flyweight's Butt? UFC's Top Little Guys on Their Biggest Battle

    It's hard for UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson to stand out in a crowd. Challenger Joseph Benavidez , who will look to take Johnson's title belt Saturday on Fox, has the same problem...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 15,199 reads 151 comments

  5. Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva: Who Really Won the UFC Fight of the Year?

    Two days after the fact, senses still numb from an onslaught of violence that felt extreme even to fans of this most extreme sport, UFC stalwarts are still celebrating the mesmerizing fight between Mark Hunt and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 55,457 reads 143 comments

  6. UFC Fight Night 33 Results: Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva in an Instant Classic

    I hate the bro hug . Two fighters, in the midst of a fight, taking precious time off the clock to hug it out? It's the worst thing ever...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 20,744 reads 67 comments

  7. Being the Best Boxer in the World Not Enough to Make Guillermo Rigondeaux a Star

    Wearing a leather jacket, shades and a mohawk he hasn't quite committed to, junior featherweight Joseph Agbeko looked the part of a confident fighter heading into Saturday's HBO headliner against Guillermo Rigondeaux ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 9,201 reads 107 comments

  8. MMA Tweet-O-Rama: Botter, Dundas and Snowden Sound off on Rousey, Diaz and Pride

    Everyone loves a hot take. And, per our contracts, here at Bleacher Report the takes are always sizzling. But if you've ever ventured into the comments section, you know we have nothing on you guys...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 14,690 reads 36 comments

  9. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Report Card and Highlights from Dec. 2

    All that holds back a professional wrestling show, like WWE's Raw, are the limits of the creative team's collective imaginations. Real sports have to pray for drama and tension...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 88,813 reads 346 comments

  10. UFC Insider Bold Predictions for TUF 18 Finale: Diaz, Women and More

    The UFC is a traveling circus of sorts, part sport and part entertainment. You never know what an event will bring. All we know for certain is that a collection of fighters will step into an eight-sided cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 10,421 reads 21 comments

  11. Nate Diaz and the 10 Most Colorful Characters in Ultimate Fighter History

    There have been a lot of crazy people and wild characters on the set of The Ultimate Fighter . Shocked? Probably not...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 9,528 reads 27 comments

  12. Pacquiao vs. Rios: Does Boxing Need a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Superfight?

    The two best boxers of our generation are Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Their dominance has been such, with 14 major world titles between them, that there isn't even really a debate...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 33,085 reads 272 comments

  13. Pacquiao vs. Rios: Does Manny Matter Again After Dominant Win?

    Brandon Rios was either going to be the perfect opponent for Manny Pacquiao or the worst imaginable one. It was obvious right away which it would be...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 101,354 reads 205 comments

  14. Will Manny Pacquiao Help Make China the New Home of Big-Time Boxing?

    Manny Pacquiao is not a big deal this weekend in Macau , China. The region is not abuzz. The streets aren't alive with boxing fans and excitement...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 4,724 reads 21 comments

  15. The World's Ugliest Sport at Its Worst: Rios Strength Coach Kicks Freddie Roach

    There are certain lines you just don't cross. Family, race and illness are three of the brightest and boldest. They're no-go zones, places no one dares tread. Even the football locker room has started to yield to modern reality...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 53,726 reads 51 comments

  16. WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart on Hogan, Wrestlemania I and Signing Randy Savage

    Like most people in professional wrestling, it was a phone call Jimmy Hart always wanted, but one he also never actually expected to receive. New York, after all, was the big time and a long way, literally and metaphorically, from Memphis, Tenn...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 29,225 reads 34 comments

  17. Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios: Everything You Need to Know for Epic Fight

    You'd think Brandon Rios would be the fighter with the most to prove Saturday in Macau , China. After all, it's the young slugger's first pay-per-view main event, his first time under the bright lights...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 12,032 reads 22 comments

  18. UFC 167: Dana White, Georges St-Pierre and the Sour Stench of Promoter Greed

    At the end of his title fight with Johny Hendricks, Georges St-Pierre was not right in the head. Already looking like he'd repeatedly run his face into a wall, St-Pierre showed an even scarier sign of the damage he had sustained...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 123,358 reads 372 comments

  19. UFC 167 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from St-Pierre vs. Hendricks

    The UFC celebrated its 20th anniversary with the biggest star in the sport's history defending his welterweight title in front of a star-studded audience that included a bevy of UFC Hall of Famers and celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 149,200 reads 351 comments

  20. UFC 167 Exclusive: Georges St-Pierre Swears It's Not His Fault He's Boring

    UFC 167 headliner Georges St-Pierre knows what fans are thinking. That he's gone soft. That he fights safe. That he's willing to trade excitement for routine. That the man once known as "Rush" never bothers to shift out of second gear anymore...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 35,862 reads 197 comments

  21. UFC 167 Bold Predictions: Jonathan Snowden vs. Chad Dundas

    One of the best things about mixed martial arts is the sport's stubborn refusal to fit in a box. To steal a line from Roddy Piper, every time you think you have all the answers, MMA goes and changes the questions...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 22,673 reads 79 comments

  22. UFC Turns 20: The 20 Most Important Fighters in UFC History

    Twenty years ago this week the UFC made its debut from the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. Eight quarterfinalists and two alternates stepped into an Octagon to test their martial skills against all comers...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 28,170 reads 132 comments

  23. 1 on 1 with Chael Sonnen: The Serious Side of the UFC's Most Polarizing Fighter

    Chael Sonnen is the most polarizing man in all of mixed martial arts. To some, he's a folk hero, a refreshing blast of bravado who makes the UFC a little more fun with his over-the-top interviews and microphone mastery...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 36,545 reads 55 comments

  24. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Report Card and Highlights from Nov. 11

    The framework of a great angle has been built over the last few months. The idea, in brief, was to create a new "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, pitting the everyman against the evil corporate wrestling monolith...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 68,539 reads 237 comments

  25. Nonito Donaire Must Accept the Puncher's Role to Survive Guillermo Rigondeaux

    "Oh my God." Although it was never quite verbalized, you could read the sentiment on the face of boxing champion Nonito Donaire . In the second round, opponent Vic Darchinyan landed a pair of stunning left hands that had Donaire shaken...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 9,088 reads 75 comments