1. The Grim Dance: Tommy Morrison, Ray Mercer and the Punch That Stole a Man's Soul

    At 16, I didn't know enough to be afraid for the men in the ring during a boxing match. They were living and breathing superheroes, a muscle-bound embodiment of the id — nothing more, nothing less...

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  2. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Twitter Reaction and Highlights from Sept. 2

    Last week, "Stone Cold" Daniel Bryan went straight Steve Austin on the McMahon family and their handpicked champion, Randy Orton , laying waste to a poor, blameless automobile in the process...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 89,971 reads 495 comments

  3. From Baby Face to the War Master: Josh Barnett's Strange UFC Journey

    It's hard to imagine today's Josh Barnett as "the baby-faced assassin." With his scraggly beard, soul- crushing grappling, underrated striking and penchant for the darkest metal, ...

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  4. UFC 164 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Henderson vs. Pettis

    Their first bout, on its way to becoming an instant underground classic as it entered the final round, instead became a viral sensation that took the Internet by storm. Already a great fight, it became legendary thanks to a singular technique...

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  5. Ranking the 25 Most Powerful People in Boxing

    Boxing is one of the world's true global sports. From Mexico to China and everywhere between, wherever you find people in large numbers, you'll find prize fighting. A top pay-per-view fight can generate revenue in the hundreds of millions...

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  6. UFC Champ Benson Henderson on the Hair Flip, Hordes of Fans and His Philosophy

    When an athlete makes the big time, things often change for them and their families. Stories of professional athletes buying their mom a new home after signing their first contract are legion...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 19,300 reads 76 comments

  7. UFC Fight Night 27: The Real Winners and Losers from Condit vs. Kampmann

    There were no mega-stars competing on the UFC's second Fox Sports 1 showcase. They needed a splash for their debut and got it, courtesy of Chael Sonnen and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 32,054 reads 93 comments

  8. Fox Sports 1 Exec: We Will Absolutely Have UFC Shows That Rival Debut

    The UFC made a splashy debut for Fox Sports 1 , the new ESPN competitor that kicked off its prime-time broadcast schedule two weeks ago with an unexpectedly successful fight card headlined by Chael Sonnen and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 9,393 reads 30 comments

  9. Outside the Ring: Boxing's Best Confrontations and Street Fights

    Boxing is meant to be contained in a carefully measured ring, with a referee and a bevy of officials keeping a watchful eye over the proceedings. Otherwise, things can get ugly quickly...

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  10. Bellator's Sports First Facade Is a Lie: Ready to Let Best Fighter Go to UFC

    Ben Askren may be Bellator's best fighter. He may, in fact, be the best welterweight in the entire world. An Olympic-class wrestler with a dazzling ground game, he's steamrolled every fighter the promotion has put in front of him...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 16,640 reads 123 comments

  11. Hey Dana White: We've Got Chael Sonnen Ranked 3rd at MW on One Condition

    UFC president Dana White is never 100 percent satisfied with anything he does. That's a good thing. Satisfaction leads to complacency, which leads to laziness, which leads to a competitor creeping on your business...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 31,375 reads 133 comments

  12. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Twitter Reaction and Highlights from Aug. 19

    Wrestling fans are always excited for a WWE Raw after a major pay-per-view like SummerSlam. The shows are generally exciting, and the storylines are put in place for the next month's big event...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 102,163 reads 631 comments

  13. WWE SummerSlam 2013 Results and Report Card: Grading Every Match and Segment

    Nothing ever changes in the WWE Universe. No matter how great a show is, and this one was awfully great, change is still illusory. It's the same guys, wrestling the same matches in front of the same fanbase...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 106,939 reads 313 comments

  14. Next for UFC Star Chael Sonnen? Brazilians Line Up for Shot at the Bad Guy

    He hadn't even left the cage before the challenges started coming in for suddenly relevant UFC gadfly Chael Sonnen . His career had seemed on its last legs. A loss to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua might have even sent him packing for good...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 34,434 reads 102 comments

  15. UFC Fight Night 26: Winners and Losers from Shogun Rua vs. Chael Sonnen Card

    "I'm a Republican." That was always Chael Sonnen's rationale for not wanting to fight off his back, for failing to concentrate his training on Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It was a good line, but there was a ring of truth to it as well...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 56,211 reads 91 comments

  16. Chanel, Sequins and Goldust: WWE's History with Homosexuality

    Peroxide blond hair flopping comically, "Gorgeous" Wagner didn't walk to the ring as much as he pranced. Clad in lace, chiffon and silk, pink silk at that, he had his valet spray a custom perfume to mask the smell of the "peasants" at ring side...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 44,071 reads 84 comments

  17. Artistry, Indies and Shoot Kicks: How Daniel Bryan Conquered the WWE

    On Monday night, lines blurred as storyline and truth came face-to-face in a dangerous dance. Daniel Bryan stood in the middle of the WWE ring and told John Cena, the promotion's ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 34,391 reads 148 comments

  18. Where Have You Gone Chael Sonnen? UFC Star Strangely Silent Prior to FS1 Debut

    A lot of words have been used to describe Chael Sonnen . Wrestler . Criminal . Cheater . Loser . As the most polarizing man in mixed martial arts, he's heard it all...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 13,930 reads 112 comments

  19. Complete Report Card and Analysis Following WWE Raw for August 12

    The match between John Cena and Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam is about more than the WWE Championship. It's about more than personal pride. It's, very simply, about two visions of professional wrestling...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 53,123 reads 440 comments

  20. Does One-Armed Fighter Nick Newell Belong in the UFC Cage?

    World Series of Fighting lightweight Nick Newell was a one-armed man in a butt-kicking contest against Keon Caldwell. No, seriously. It may sound like a joke, but for the 27-year-old wrestler, it's no laughing matter...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 24,924 reads 113 comments

  21. The UFC Fan's Guide to the Internet: The MMA Media Musts

    Following the wacky world of mixed martial arts online can feel like a full-time job. For a stick and ball sport you can just flip on SportsCenter and hear the latest news and rumors...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 6,025 reads 29 comments

  22. Why Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios Bout Isn't a Slam Dunk for Bob Arum, HBO

    Yao Ming, or at least the expression on his face, spoke for many fans as he looked down on the unlikely pairing of Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 12,315 reads 86 comments

  23. The UFC Main Event Time Forgot: Tito Ortiz, Rampage and Bellator's Great Swerve

    The pieces were all in place for what would have been one of the most legitimately insane pay-per-view shows of all time. In one corner, there was Roy Jones Junior, one of boxing's best—in the 1990's...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 14,210 reads 61 comments

  24. Complete Report Card and Analysis Following WWE Raw for July 29

    This edition of Raw was apparently pre-taped as the crew tours Australia, Asia and South Africa. If you're the type to read the dirt sheets you already knew exactly what was going to happen...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 59,017 reads 373 comments

  25. Free Falling: The Sad, Strange Career of Former WWE Champion Ric Flair

    Earlier this month on WWE NXT , Ric Flair was in the ring at Full Sail University, and the crowd was eating his act up...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 101,882 reads 184 comments