1. 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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  2. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 years ago 23,857 reads 111 comments

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 2 years ago 21,963 reads 77 comments

  13. Complete Viewer's Guide to Boxing's Biggest Fights in April

    March was one of the most exciting months in recent boxing history as manager extraordinaire Al Haymon entered the promotion game in a major way on channels up and down the dial...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 2 years ago 23,734 reads 37 comments

  14. The Question: Is UFC 189's McGregor vs. Aldo the Best-Promoted MMA Fight Ever?

    Breaking the UFC 189 World Tour down by the numbers yields some fairly interesting results. 13,142 nautical miles. Two fighters. Eight cities. One sentient toilet. And a seemingly endless supply of both staredowns and luxury hotel rooms...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 2 years ago 10,366 reads 58 comments

  15. Will Gary Russell Jr. Make the Most of Al Haymon's Title Shot Gift?

    " It's about who you know, I guess." The best part about covering combat sports is the honesty. That might sound odd, especially considering the bombastic promoters who have a hard time distinguishing a lie from the truth...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 2 years ago 4,037 reads 44 comments

  16. The Question: How Will MMA Remember WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar?

    After years of speculation, Brock Lesnar finally put MMA fans hoping for his return out of their misery. There will be no second act for Lesnar, at least not in the cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 2 years ago 17,708 reads 119 comments

  17. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: Best and Worst from UFC Fight Night 62

    Not much of consequence happened at UFC Fight Night 62 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Not much of consequence could have...

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  18. The Question: Can a 1-Dimensional Fighter Still Thrive in the UFC?

    Just six years separate Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare chronologically, but in their chosen profession, that might as well be a lifetime. The gap between them, stylistically and in the cage, is nearly unfathomable...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 2 years ago 15,478 reads 76 comments

  19. The Question: Does Anthony Pettis Belong on Top of UFC's Pound-for-Pound List?

    If you ask the casual UFC fan about the sport's top fighters, you'll typically get a pretty standard list in return. Jon Jones will be somewhere near the top...

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  20. Is HBO vs. Al Haymon Boxing's Next Big Fight?

    Al Haymon is the most powerful man in boxing. Yet, before Premier Boxing Champions ( PBC ) launched on NBC last week, you'd likely never heard of him...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 2 years ago 22,985 reads 40 comments

  21. Grading Premier Boxing Champions' Debut Broadcast on NBC

    Keith Thurman beat Robert Guerrero like a drum Saturday night in the main event of boxing's first prime-time showcase on NBC since 1985...

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  22. WWE Superstar Triple H Exclusive: On Arnold, Aging and Wrestling Sting

    Perhaps because he's been a bad guy on television for more than a decade, playing with our emotions against opponents from Owen Hart to Sting, it's difficult for hardcore wrestling fans to give Paul " Triple H " Levesque his just due...

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  23. Can UFC Star Ronda Rousey Really Beat Up a Male Fighter? Who Cares?

    In her last two UFC title defenses, bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has beaten opponents Alexis Davis and Cat Zingano in a combined 30 seconds. That is not a misprint...

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  24. Complete Viewer's Guide to Boxing's Biggest Fights in March

    The big news in boxing, of course, is a fight in May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Floyd Mayweather putting it all on the line against some kid from the Philippines. It might be worth looking into...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 2 years ago 34,757 reads 30 comments

  25. UFC 184: Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg Are on a Collision Course with Destiny

    Cat Zingano came charging out of the corner, launching herself at UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey with a fierce determination, murder in her eyes and weeks of muscle memory twitching in every fiber...

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