1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. The Man Who Would Be King: Can Willie Monroe Jr. Upset Gennady Golovkin?

    When Willie Monroe Jr steps into the ring with the fearsome Gennady Golovkin Saturday night on HBO, he's not supposed to win...

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  12. Perfect Matchmaking, Flawless Fight Show Why Canelo Alvarez Is a Superstar

    Four days after the announcement of the " Fight of the Century ," another bout was quietly announced via press release . There was no worldwide media coverage. ESPN didn't break into its programming to trumpet the fight...

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  13. Complete Viewer's Guide to Boxing's Biggest Fights for the Rest of May

    The fight of the century is officially in the books. Floyd Mayweather , in front of what felt like the entire world, dispatched Manny Pacquiao to become this generation's top star...

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  14. RFA vs. Legacy FC Showdown: Exclusive Video Primer for Upcoming Fight Card

    Co-promotion works. For MMA fans, that might feel like a bold statement. After all, for years the UFC has eschewed it, preferring instead to establish themselves as the dominant player in the market and force fighters to come to them...

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  15. Who Should Floyd Mayweather Fight Next After Beating Manny Pacquiao?

    Last week, after years of not-so-patient waiting, we finally saw the two best boxers in the world step into the ring. After 36 minutes of "action," Floyd Mayweather Jr...

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  16. Manny, Floyd Switching Roles in Wake of Pacquiao's Delusional Post-Fight Rant

    As the final bell rang, ending the "Fight of the Century," there was a slight pause before Manny Pacquiao threw both arms in the air. It was a desultory and rote gesture. Hopeful at best...

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  17. Floyd Mayweather's Legacy as All-Time Great Is Complete After Manny Pacquiao Win

    As the boos rained down from a star-studded crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather stood on the ring ropes, arms folded across his chest...

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  18. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Expert Picks for the Superfight

    After six years of endless back and forth, recriminations and accusations, copious and never-ending banter, the time for talk is finally over. After all the disputes over drug testing , money and merit , it ultimately comes down to a single question.

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  19. Pacquiao vs. Mayweather a Miscast Tale of Good vs. Evil in Boxing's Warped World

    Imagine a professional prize fighter who escaped a life of desperate poverty but still hasn't quite been able to escape his past...

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  20. The Question: How Should the UFC Handle the Jon Jones Problem?

    Unless you've been living under a rock the past two days, you know all about the current situation surrounding UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones ...

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  21. Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao: Everything You Need to Know for Superfight

    Forty-seven fights and nearly 20 years into his professional career, Floyd Mayweather , considered by most to be the finest pugilist of his generation, will face the defining moment of his professional life...

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  22. The High Roller's Ultimate Guide to the Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Weekend

    While many boxing fans contemplate whether they can afford $99.95 for a pay-per-view broadcast of the fight of the century, others have different economic hurdles to face...

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  23. What It's Like to Be in Mayweather's Entourage: Behind the Scenes with Triple H

    On the evening of May 5, 2012, Floyd Mayweather was in pure relaxation mode. Chilling on the couch, the Oklahoma City Thunder in the midst of sweeping the Dallas Mavericks, the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world was in his element...

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  24. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: The Best and Worst of UFC on Fox 15

    UFC on Fox 15, a card that lived up to every bit of its promise, was all about renewal. From time to time the combat sports world must refresh itself with young challengers emerging from the battered remains of their predecessors...

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  25. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: Best and Worst from UFC Fight Night 63

    On a normal fight night I tend to wake up, look at the clock and dread the 14 listless hours I know I'll spend waiting for the fights to finally begin...

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