1. The Complicated Legacy of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. dropped to his knees as the final bell rang on his career, a lackluster bout against an overmatched Andre Berto his last offering to an increasingly fickle fanbase...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 26,305 reads 206 comments

  2. Dear Floyd: Please Make It Count (Unlike Your Fights) and Stay Retired

    Dear Floyd, Congratulations on your win over Andre Berto. For better or worse, it was exactly what we thought it would be. You gave Berto the opportunity of a lifetime...

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  3. Floyd a Farce? PED Report Further Clouds Mayweather's Legacy

    Floyd Mayweather Jr., in the parlance of our times, has always been problematic. With Mayweather, you have to close your eyes to a lot of ills in order to enjoy the spectacular thrill of victory...

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  4. Floyd vs. Ronda: The Realities Behind the Biggest Fight We'll Never See

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been the best boxer on the planet for so long you could forgive him if he thought accolades like the ESPY award for "Best Fighter" were simply his due...

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  5. Mayweather vs. Berto: Expert Picks for the Main Event

    Floyd Mayweather , undefeated in 48 professional prize fights, will step into the ring Saturday against Andre Berto, ostensibly for the last time...

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  6. Floyd Mayweather A-Z: Everything You Need to Know About Money's Legendary Career

    While the broader sports world appears willing to ignore Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s (48-0) final bid for our attention against the unheralded Andre Berto (30-3) on Saturday, it's impossible ...

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  7. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: The Best and Worst of UFC 191

    "Look at my face," flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson demanded of UFC announcer Joe Rogan after his five-round dismantling of challenger John Dodson on Saturday night at UFC 191...

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  8. Complete Viewer's Guide to Boxing's Biggest September Fights

    Floyd Mayweather is back this month —and he's not alone. Eight different television networks will be airing boxing at some point in September, giving fans plenty of options beyond Money's inevitable dismantling of poor Andre Berto...

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  9. Fedor Emelianenko vs. the UFC's Top 10 Heavyweights: How Would He Fare?

    For the better part of a decade, the baddest man on the planet wasn't an angry ex-street fighter with a grudge against the world, or a collegiate wrestling star groomed for athletic glory...

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  10. Fame, Cocaine and Ego: Bellator Star Melvin Guillard Looks to Bounce Back

    The first time he stepped into a ring, Melvin Guillard was just 13 years old. That's not unusual on the surface...

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  11. The Question: Did UFC Make the Right Call with Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm?

    Ronda Rousey , the most dominant champion in UFC history, has fought wrestlers, jiu-jitsu black belts and rock-'em, sock-'em brawlers. Each, in turn, has been dispatched—most in the first round, many in the first minute...

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  12. Brock Lesnar's Rise from Midwest Kid to WWE Megastar

    Grown men wept when Brock Lesnar pinned The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 in April 2014. The Superdome in New Orleans settled on a stunned silence as a collective response...

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  13. Just When You Thought 'The Anderson Silva Show' Couldn't Get Weirder, It Does

    Anderson Silva , the most accomplished fighter in UFC history, was suspended for one year by the Nevada Athletic Commission after testing positive for multiple banned substances before and after his UFC 183 fight with Nick Diaz...

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  14. Will Canelo Alvarez Become Boxing's Biggest Star After Miguel Cotto Showdown?

    Boxing is built on the bones of its veterans giving way to a new crop of young and hungry prospects, with each generation invigorated by the blood of its elders. It's a sport where no one rides off into the sunset...

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  15. UFC Fight Night 73: A New Name Emerges in the Ronda Rousey Sweepstakes

    Two right hands by Amanda Nunes did more than just drop poor Sara McMann to the mat Saturday night in Nashville—though they did that in resounding fashion, forcing ...

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  16. The Question: Is Mayweather-Rousey the Worst 'Storyline' in Combat Sports?

    The never-ending feud between boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and burgeoning MMA star Ronda Rousey continued Thursday night as Mayweather attempted to plug his "final" fight with Andre Berto on ESPN's SportsCenter ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 154,215 reads 433 comments

  17. Stage Set for Mayweather-Pacquiao Rematch in 2016 as Floyd Chases 50-0 Mark

    September's lackluster fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Berto will be the first-ballot Hall of Famer's last...

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  18. 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) ...

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  19. 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...

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  20. 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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  21. 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...

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  22. 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 almost 2 years ago 18,285 reads 42 comments

  23. 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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  24. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 41,629 reads 45 comments

  25. 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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