1. Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2: Expert Picks for Main Event

    They call boxing the fight business, not the fight game, because selling the public on a bout has long been the central purpose that defines the sport's very existence...

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  2. The End of Innocence: WWE Fans Say Goodbye to the Undertaker's Streak

    WWE fans had grown comfortable. It's a complacency that's written in our very souls, the reason why we return so often to the same memes, archetypes and basic tropes. There's comfort in the familiar...

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  3. Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley II: Everything You Need to Know

    Manny Pacquiao is one of the most accomplished boxers of all time. An eight-division world champion, he's become one of the sport's most enduring stars...

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  4. WWE WrestleMania 30 Results: Winners, Grades, Recap and Highlights

    Twenty-nine years ago, WWE boss Vince McMahon bet big on a mainstream wrestling spectacular called WrestleMania, an event that would help launch his company past all competitors, securing his status as the king of all promoters...

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  5. Paul Heyman Talks The Undertaker, WrestleMania and the Greatest Streak in Sports

    Dust coats most of the sports records that have stood the test of time. It's that durability, in fact, that sustains them, gives them meaning and life beyond their own era...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 54,315 reads 176 comments

  6. The Ronda Rousey Sweepstakes: How Cris Cyborg Lost More Than a Fight

    It's not really fair to say MMA standout Cris "Cyborg" Justino lost big at Lion Fight 14 Friday night in Las Vegas...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 37,963 reads 516 comments

  7. Dear Ronda Rousey: Enough with the Four Horsewomen Stuff—You Don't Measure Up

    Mixed martial arts, the velvet painting of the sports world, is coated with a sheen of the ridiculous. Like its artistic counterpart, it's something you're likely to see at a country fair...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 69,188 reads 257 comments

  8. The Cult of Nick Diaz: Why Some Fans Are Obsessed with the UFC Star

    Sometimes you miss something without even consciously knowing it was gone. It's a nagging feeling, one that tickles the back of your brain...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 24,253 reads 248 comments

  9. Valiant in Defeat: Robbie Lawler Reached His Full Potential and Still Fell Short

    Robbie Lawler flashed his pearly whites throughout his UFC title fight with Johny Hendricks. All but forgotten, one foot out the door just two years ago after a loss to Lorenz Larkin ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 21,082 reads 112 comments

  10. Knockout Kings: Why It's Smart to Wait Before Going All in on Deontay Wilder

    Deontay Wilder has the kind of power that doesn't come along too often. Against part-time fighters, has-beens and never-wills, Wilder is particularly impressive. He's stepped into the ring as a professional 31 times...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 12,949 reads 79 comments

  11. UFC 171's Robbie Lawler Says He's Finally Ready to Live Up to the Hype

    Robbie Lawler , circa 2001, was a fight promoter's dream. Raw-boned, corn-fed and lily white, the 19-year-old Iowan prodigy appeared to be cut from granite as he laid waste to Saburo Kawakatsu at a long-forgotten extravaganza in Hawaii...

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  12. American Gladiators Meets MMA in 'Hip Show: Arena Combat' on AXS TV

    Eldarhan Machukaev, nicknamed "Sniper 95," attempted to build speed as he scrambled across a series of obstacles, with his flight-or-fight instinct on overload...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 48,385 reads 25 comments

  13. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from March 10

    WrestleMania is no mere destination event. It's more than an iconic spectacle, more, even, than a piece of legitimate Americana. It's bigger, in fact, than the sum of its pieces. WrestleMania isn't just a wrestling show—it's a state of mind...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 138,649 reads 809 comments

  14. Is UFC Champion Jon Jones Trying to Duck Top Contender Alexander Gustafsson?

    Alexander Gustafsson , the recently minted Swedish superstar, doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 45,836 reads 457 comments

  15. Did Showtime Make the Right Call Putting Canelo vs. Angulo on Pay-Per-View?

    Within 10 seconds of the opening bell, all of our questions about Saul "Canelo" Alvarez were answered in definitive fashion. As he rang a jab, left hook and straight right off the head of a game Alfredo Angulo, all doubts were washed away...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 25,423 reads 157 comments

  16. Canelo vs. Angulo: Expert Predictions for Main Event

    When Saul "Canelo" Alvarez walks into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, March 8, in Las Vegas, the boxing world will be meeting a brand-new fighter for the first time...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 13,230 reads 44 comments

  17. Why Is UFC Star Alexander Gustafsson Relegated to an Online Fight?

    There was legitimate tension the last time we saw Alexander Gustafsson in the UFC Octagon. A single question lingered in the air...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 29,389 reads 128 comments

  18. Canelo vs. Angulo: Alfredo Angulo Goes from the Pen to Pay-Per-View

    In 2012, Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo, a former Mexican Olympian and the kind of all-action boxer who leaves an imprint on fans even when he comes up short, walked into the El Centro ...

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  19. TUF China Finale Results: UFC Star Dong Hyun Kim on a Long, Ugly Road to Nowhere

    The end was beautiful, a startling bit of violence that made even the most hardened fight fan wake up, shake off the ennui and feel...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 24,045 reads 66 comments

  20. Did Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Get Boxing Fans' Respect Back with Win vs. Bryan Vera?

    This is a statement guaranteed to earn eye rolls from the hardcore boxing community. It runs so counter to the conventional wisdom that it likely will sound a bit heretical if you let it roll off your tongue...

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  21. Why Ronda Rousey, and Women's MMA, Need a Fight with Cris Cyborg to Happen

    Excellence. Fundamentally, it's why we watch sports, to see human beings reach their ultimate potential, to see the body and mind pushed to their absolute limits...

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  22. Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana: Is Lackluster Matchup Still Money?

    After months of steamy speculation, impromptu Internet polls and persistent pipe dreams that he would at long last fight Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather finally stopped teasing the world...

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  23. Winter Olympics 2014: Top 10 Breakout Stars from Sochi

    As a nation, as a world, every four years we sit down together to watch some of the best athletes on Earth compete in obscure and often dangerous sports...

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  24. UFC 170: Why Cormier vs. Cummins Could Be the Worst Thing for MMA

    Imagine this unlikely scenario—a week before the Super Bowl the entire roster of the Seattle Seahawks comes down with Legionnaires' disease . The NFC champions, without a doubt, will be medically unable to perform...

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  25. How Gay Figure Skating Icon Johnny Weir Has Owned the Sochi Olympics

    Every four years, the world falls in love with a figure skater. These mite-sized dynamos, women in the shortest of skirts and dashing gentlemen with just a flash of flare, dominate ...

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