1. Comedian Joe Rogan on the PC Culture War and His Future with the UFC

    For those in the know, MMA was a beautiful spectacle, the ultimate expression of humanity's mastery of the body, mind and spirit. Fighting can reach across culture, religion and race to unite us...

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  2. Bleacher Report's Boxing Awards for 2015

    It's not hyperbole to suggest the boxing world went through a seismic shift in 2015. Not only did the sport's biggest star walk away at the height of his game, but a new promotion emerged from nowhere to challenge the entrenched powers-that-be...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 16,929 reads 84 comments

  3. The Joy of the Fight: Nate Diaz Reminds UFC There Are 2 Diaz Brothers

    Every second of silence feels like forever when that quiet overwhelms a national television broadcast. UFC, in particular, doesn't allow even an instant of quiet solitude...

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  4. Meet Rances Barthelemy, the Unbeaten Boxer Thriving After Finally Escaping Cuba

    Rances Barthelemy, a rising Premier Boxing Champions star who faces Denis Shafikov on Friday on Spike TV, had spent two long days lurking on the Cuban coast, hiding in the crags ...

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  5. Exclusive: New WWE Announcer Mauro Ranallo on the Future of SmackDown

    If you've watched fighters square off in a ring or a cage in the last decade, chances are you've heard the booming voice of play-by-play announcer Mauro Ranallo...

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  6. UFC 194: Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo and the Game of Fractions

    It was a good death as those things go, a warrior crossing through the last door with dignity, the same fury, instinct and lightning speed that made him a champion ending his reign in turn...

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  7. Beneath Conor McGregor's Bluster Lurks a Wonderful Martial Artist

    Conor McGregor is the brightest flame to ever shine its light on the mixed martial arts scene...

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  8. Tyson Fury and the 5 Worst Heavyweight Champions in Boxing History

    After a decade of the Klitschko family's stolid and steady reign atop the heavyweight division, the boxing world was ready for a change...

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  9. The Young and the Old: An MMA Thanksgiving

    Every Thanksgiving we press pause on our hectic lives and gather together with family and friends to give thanks for the blessings, no matter how small, that make our worlds a better place...

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  10. The Men and the Myths: Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and 'No Mas,' 35 Years Later

    Just five months after one of the greatest fights in modern boxing history, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran met in a rematch that somehow managed to transcend the original. N o classic in the ring, it was well on its way to being a notable fiasco..

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  11. Wlad Klitschko's Secret: Winning with a Champion's Will, Not a Warrior's Heart

    Wladimir Klitschko, who fights Tyson Fury for the heavyweight boxing championship of the entire world Saturday on HBO, stands 78 inches tall, weighs 245 pounds and has a fearsome sledgehammer of a right hand...

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  12. Is an Alvarez vs. Golovkin Superfight Primed and Ready After Canelo's Victory?

    The boxing world moves quickly. On Saturday night, the only fight that mattered was the pay-per-view spectacular between Miguel Cotto and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. It was another chapter in the ever-expanding Mexico vs...

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  13. Canelo Alvarez's Master Plan to Take over Boxing in Full Swing After Cotto Win

    Miguel Cotto (40-5) is no Floyd Mayweather Jr . At a ring-worn 35 years old, his best days are now cherished memories. But, as active boxing legends go, he isn't half bad. His name, reputation and accomplishments carry weight...

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  14. Return to Grace: WSOF's Jason High Back in the Cage After Shoving Referee

    Jason High barely remembers the moment that changed his life last June. He has a left hand from current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos to thank for that...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 2,657 reads 2 comments

  15. The Ghost of Floyd Mayweather Still Hangs over Boxing Ahead of Cotto-Canelo

    On Saturday, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will stake his claim as boxing's next box office king in a middleweight title match with veteran stalwart Miguel Cotto...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 54,962 reads 137 comments

  16. Miguel Cotto vs. Saul Alvarez: Expert Picks for the Main Event

    On Saturday night, Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KO) and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO) will write another chapter in the historic rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico...

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  17. UFC 193: Did the Legend of Ronda Rousey Die in Australia?

    Ronda Rousey (12-1) was already unconscious as challenger Holly Holm's final three punches landed to her jaw, as perfunctory as they were brutal...

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  18. In the Cage with Ronda Rousey: Opponents Dish on Fighting the Champ

    On Saturday at UFC 193, Holly Holm, a former boxing champion who is chasing the bright lights and bigger paydays available to women in mixed martial arts, will step into the cage with the most dominant fighter in the sport's history...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 195,962 reads 88 comments

  19. Age in the Cage: Are Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie Too Old to Fight?

    The best two fighters at the very first UFC event in 1993 were Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie. After a spirited 57 seconds in the cage, Gracie choked Shamrock out en route to winning ...

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  20. Bandits, Bullets and Blood Feuds: The Making of Bellator Champ Patricio Pitbull

    The day after the bandits came, Bellator featherweight champion Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (24-2) became a man. He was five years old. " Someone spread a rumor my father had a collection of guns," his brother Patricky Freire said...

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  21. The Boxer Trying to Save Kids in Detroit's Black Community with Youth Football

    At one point, they called Detroit the " Paris of the Midwest ." The American middle class was born there , in the factories that built shiny steel cars, the ultimate expression of new-world muscle and ingenuity...

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  22. Departing UFC Exec Don Gold on Dana White and Zuffa's Infamous Christmas Parties

    Don Gold did a lot of great things for the UFC in his years with the company, spearheading the development of five top-selling video games, a home video program that helped keep ...

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  23. Bullets, Boxing and Love: How Omaha Has Terence Crawford on the Verge of Stardom

    Last year Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KO), who defends his WBO Super Lightweight Championship against Dierry Jean on HBO Saturday night, found himself exactly where every professional boxer wants to be...

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  24. Gennady Golovkin Ready to Rule Boxing as the Anti-Mayweather After Lemieux KO

    During Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s long reign as boxing's pound-for-pound king, fans seemed to deflate after every big event. Mayweather, with his cocky Technicolor persona and reality-television bravado, was great at building interest...

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  25. Beyond the KOs, Gennady Golovkin's Marketing Savvy Driving Unexpected Stardom

    "Jonathan, my friend, I am great. Los Angeles. Beautiful weather. Beautiful people. I love it." You can almost see Gennady Golovkin's goofy, lopsided smile shining, even through the telephone and across thousands of miles...

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