1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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...

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  4. 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 over 1 year ago 26,301 reads 59 comments

  5. 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 over 1 year ago 27,437 reads 162 comments

  6. 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...

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  7. 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...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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 ...

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  10. 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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  11. 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...

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  12. 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...

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  13. 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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  14. 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 over 1 year ago 34,051 reads 44 comments

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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...

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