1. UFC 166: Cain Velasquez Wrecks Junior dos Santos, Can Anyone Stop the Champion?

    Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos will go down in UFC history as the great heavyweight trilogy that wasn't. Dos Santos took the first fight in just over a minute when Cain was seriously injured...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 49,666 reads 318 comments

  2. UFC 166 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Card

    Turnover at the top of mixed martial arts makes for a dynamic main event scene. Most fighters' time at the peak of the sport is so short that fresh and interesting matchups are always being produced...

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  3. UFC 166: Sarah Kaufman and the Women's MMA Changing of the Guard

    It was less a scream and more a wail—Banshee-like, plaintive and haunting. Roxanne Modafferi , beloved by MMA nerds around the world, had just fallen short against Jessica Rakoczy on The Ultimate Fighter ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 10,836 reads 17 comments

  4. Legendary Nights: Gatti vs. Ward, and a Bond Bigger Than Boxing

    Micky Ward got the last shot in against his eternal rival Arturo Gatti . Paying his final respects at Gatti 's funeral, the aging warrior tapped his old foe's coffin with one more left hand...

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  5. UFC's Million-Dollar Friendship: Heavyweights Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez

    The trash talk flows easily when two of the best mixed martial artists on the planet square off. Punches will soon be flying too, but first the words come at a frenetic pace...

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  6. UFC 166: Cain Velasquez vs. JDS and the Mt. Rushmore of the Heavyweight Division

    It didn't take long for the original owners of the UFC to realize that their growing sport needed a complete paradigm shift in order to make it as a long-term enterprise...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 30,657 reads 216 comments

  7. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Twitter Reaction and Highlights from Oct. 14

    Two weeks before WWE Hell in a Cell from Miami, a pay-per-view that promises violence if nothing else, the promotion has suddenly caught fire...

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  8. Timothy Bradley Next Fight: Has Undefeated Star Earned Shot at Floyd Mayweather?

    Boxing doesn't work like other sports. If he hasn't already realized that yet, undefeated welterweight Timothy Bradley soon will. In stick-and-ball sports, there's both rhyme and reason...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 21,864 reads 261 comments

  9. Bradley vs. Marquez: Expert Predictions for Main Event

    Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez climbed the same peak last year, settling on top of Mount Manny Pacquiao with no other fighter in view—besides one another...

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  10. UFC Fight Night 29 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Maia vs. Shields

    It was an unheralded card, stuck in the middle of the week, during the buildup to one of the UFC's biggest events of the year. The UFC 166 rubber match between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos was hogging all the limelight...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 9,074 reads 39 comments

  11. Bradley vs. Marquez: Will Pacquiao Victors Claim PPV Star Status of Their Own?

    Both Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez beat Manny Pacquiao. The two men are now a footnote in boxing history, human road blocks who may have forever halted the biggest box office ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 26,496 reads 37 comments

  12. Timothy Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: Everything You Need to Know

    Both Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez scored the biggest wins of their respective careers against the great Manny Pacquiao. It's safe to say it was a remarkably different experience for each man...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 12,608 reads 38 comments

  13. WWE Battleground 2013: Winners, Grades, Twitter Reaction and Highlights

    If you had told me prior to the show that both CM Punk and Daniel Bryan's matches would be major disappointments, I might have sat this pay-per-view out all together. Those were the main bouts and the ones with the most promise...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 154,418 reads 523 comments

  14. WWE Star AJ Lee Exclusive: Her Tattoo, Total Divas Heat and Shooting on Lawler

    AJ Lee is a different kind of WWE Diva. In a world of plastic mannequins, she's an injection of pure punk. Rocking jean shorts from Target and skipping around the ring, AJ Lee is more than a little off-kilter...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 63,679 reads 184 comments

  15. A Fight to Stay Awake: It's Hard to Love Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko

    The numbers say Wladimir Klitschko is a great champion. In fact, a Bill James disciple could one day look at his Wikipedia entry and declare, context be damned, that the Ukrainian star was among the very best heavyweight boxers of all time...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 8,773 reads 35 comments

  16. Ranking the 5 Best (and Worst) Commentators in MMA History

    A good announcer can turn mere sport into a moment worthy of a time capsule. They clarify, contextualize and help the viewer understand exactly what's happening on the field of play...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 82,890 reads 150 comments

  17. Amir Khan's Floyd Mayweather Mirage: The Superfight That Isn't

    In the world of professional boxing, there is Floyd "Money" Mayweather and then there is everyone else. Since Manny Pacquiao suffered back-to-back losses, the pound-for-pound great stands alone at the top of the heap...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 2,997 reads 7 comments

  18. UFC Champions Who Never Successfully Defended Their Belts

    Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes didn't believe you deserved to call yourself champion just because Dana White strapped the belt around your waist in the cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 30,387 reads 41 comments

  19. WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes on Hard Times, a Donkey and the McMahon Family

    When WWE told me I had 20 minutes with the "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, I couldn't believe it. I needed 20 hours. Twenty days...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 35,895 reads 65 comments

  20. Hey Dana White: You Can't Let UFC Champ Jon Jones Pick His Own Fights

    There was a time UFC president Dana White had his finger firmly on the pulse of the mixed martial arts community. It was part of what made hardcore fans so excited about his ascension to the UFC throne...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 28,881 reads 344 comments

  21. The Top 15 Brazilian Fighters in UFC and MMA History

    Though the roots of their fighting system, Gracie jiu jitsu , are buried deep in Japanese soil, there is no doubt that Brazil is the mother of the modern mixed martial arts movement...

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  22. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Report Card and Highlights from Sept. 23

    For most of the past decade, John Cena has been the WWE's lead babyface. He's the protagonist of almost every big match, sells the most merchandise and gets the plumb media appearances...

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  23. Who Really Won? Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165

    Like all close fights, the decision in UFC 165 's title bout between Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson created a stir among fans on the Internet...

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  24. Jon Jones Looks Human, Sent to Hospital After Close Decision Win at UFC 165

    Alexander Gustafsson was not supposed to push UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to his physical and mental limits inside the Octagon...

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  25. UFC 165 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Jones vs. Gustafsson

    Jon Jones has never looked human. The UFC light heavyweight champion has dominated in every single bout, manhandling foes in unprecedented fashion. Strikers, grapplers, wrestlers—none have come close to dethroning the champ...

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