1. 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 1 year ago 192,829 reads 581 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 467,917 reads 305 comments

  3. 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...

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  4. 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 1 year ago 59,974 reads 23 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 18,166 reads 42 comments

  6. 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...

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  7. 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...

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  8. 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 1 year ago 133,169 reads 280 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 26,283 reads 59 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 27,424 reads 162 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 29,335 reads 52 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 13,882 reads 22 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 28,334 reads 284 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 18,781 reads 27 comments

  15. 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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  16. 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 47,636 reads 205 comments

  17. 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 173,968 reads 329 comments

  18. 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...

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  19. 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 34,028 reads 44 comments

  20. 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...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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 ...

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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 20,130 reads 51 comments