1. UFC Star Chael Sonnen and WWE Announcer Jim Ross Help Take MMA Back to Its Roots

    Answering a phone call when you aren't sure who or what awaits on the other end can be a dicey proposition in the best of times. When you're Chael Sonnen , and life is a constant roller-coaster ride of your own devising, that's especially true...

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  2. Too Soon: Why the Time Isn't Quite Right for UFC 178 Star Conor McGregor

    Conor McGregor , the loquacious 26-year-old Irishman with a silver tongue, golden fists and cash-green dreams, had less than two minutes to style on poor Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 ...

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  3. Stool Gate: 'Old Dirty Trick' Saves Yoel Romero from Tim Kennedy at UFC 178

    When there's 10 seconds left between rounds, it's the referee's job to let the fighters' corners know and to start the athletes on the path back into the cage...

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  4. Demetrious Johnson Is the UFC's Most Dominant Champion and No One Cares

    There was a weird vibe in Las Vegas as Demetrious Johnson ( 21–2–1) , the UFC's most dominant champion, made his way to the Octagon to defend his flyweight championship...

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  5. Return of the King: Can Former UFC Champ Dominick Cruz Reclaim His Throne?

    It seems ridiculous considering his placement on this weekend's UFC 178 preliminaries, but, believe it or not, bantamweight Dominick Cruz was once one of the most dominant champions in UFC history...

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  6. Mark Hunt Deserves a Title Shot Against UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez

    There's something so cool about UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt (10-8-1)—entrancing even. He's a human paradox, a man whose very existence defies the carefully crafted rules that govern the world of combat sports...

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  7. WWE Night of Champions 2014 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

    It seemed like John Cena had no hope going into his Night of Champions rematch against the great Brock Lesnar. After all, in the first bout Lesnar had rag-dolled him, throwing Cena 16 times with a German suplex to win the WWE World Championship...

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  8. 5 UFC Stars We'd Love to See Try Pro Wrestling in WWE

    Mention the words "professional wrestling" to an MMA fan and you're likely to get one of two reactions—either a knowing nod or a disgusted sneer. No one is on the fence. There is no middle ground...

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  9. The 10 Greatest Feuds in UFC and MMA History

    For some people MMA competition is enough. Two tough guys, one cage, something has to give. But for many, dare I suggest most, simply inserting two people into the UFC Octagon is not, in and of itself, particularly compelling...

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  10. Is Floyd Mayweather Willing to Do What It Takes to Secure His Legacy?

    It's all too easy to fall into the trap of judging a man by what he says. If you take that route, you'd believe that Floyd Mayweather (47-0), who dispatched Marcos Maidana for a second time Saturday night in Las Vegas, cares deeply about his legacy...

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  11. Does Mayweather-Maidana Debacle Signal Floyd Mayweather Show Is No Longer Fun?

    When Floyd Mayweather walked out to the ring without a celebrity entourage, wearing a robe it looked like he rescued from a secondhand shop, I felt a sense of foreboding...

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  12. How Las Vegas Became the Boxing Capital of the World

    When Floyd Mayweather and a pop singer to be named later walk to the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, while Marcos Maidana waits patiently to unleash his trademark ...

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  13. Mayweather vs. Maidana 2: Expert Picks for Main Event

    In May, the unheralded Marcos Maidana ( 35-4, 31 KOs) nearly accomplished something many fans thought impossible —beating pound-for-pound great Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) in a boxing bout...

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  14. Would Floyd Mayweather Be an Elite Athlete in Any Other Sport?

    Floyd Mayweather is not just any boxer. He's the very best, of his generation for sure, of all time according to some . He's in very rarefied air, in the stratosphere with true legends known worldwide by a single name...

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  15. Bellator's Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar Brawl: So Bad It Was Actually Good?

    I've seen a lot of MMA over the years. A lot. Putting together The MMA Encyclopedia , I watched footage from all over the world, from the despondently bad to the resplendently life-changing...

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  16. Friday Night Fights: Who Wins the 1st Bellator Versus UFC Showdown?

    UFC President Dana White likes to win. His goal, publicly stated, isn't just to be a successful mixed martial arts promoter. It's becoming a global force in the sports. "World f* cking domination ," as he puts it...

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  17. Less Than Super: Why I'm Not Buying UFC 177's Incredibly Inadequate Card

    You can't tell from Saturday's UFC 177, but there was a time every pay-per-view was an event . Even as cable television took the Octagon into America's living rooms, the sport was ...

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  18. Rafael Dos Anjos Makes a Mess of the UFC's Lightweight Title Picture

    When Benson Henderson fights, you can usually count on getting comfortable. There's time to secure your popcorn, visit the loo and make sure your stamp collection is in order...

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  19. UFC Star Michael Bisping Will Never Be World Champion, and That's OK

    For 23 seconds it all came together for England's Michael Bisping (25-6) at UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau on Saturday; he unleashed a glorious combination of 20 strikes that could have been lifted directly from an MMA textbook...

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  20. One Bucket Is Not Enough for WWE Legend Hulk Hogan's ALS Challenge

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has spread like wildfire over the Internet . By now, you've likely seen 100 of them. Some are funny , some are supposed to be funny , and some are just plain fails ...

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  21. WWE SummerSlam 2014 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

    When Brock Lesnar stepped into the ring Sunday night to take the WWE World Heavyweight championship from John Cena after a brutal beating, it was the biggest wrestling match of 2014...

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  22. Judging the Judges: Did Sara McMann Beat Lauren Murphy at UFC Fight Night 47?

    Lauren Murphy hit Sara McMann a whopping 193 times Saturday night in Bangor, Maine, banging her about the head over and over again over the course of 15 minutes...

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  23. Pressing Pause: Can the Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones Fight Survive a Delay?

    Being an MMA fan isn't always easy. Nice things are few and far between. For every truly compelling fight such as like light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs...

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  24. Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka and the Broken Sport of Boxing

    Danny Garcia (28-0, 16 knockouts), the junior welterweight champion of the world, is one of boxing's very best. The Philadelphian packs plenty of grit, prodigious skill and a powerful punch into a slender 140-pound frame...

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  25. Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones Brawl Bad for the Sport but Good for UFC Business

    Poor Dave Sholler . What started as a prime gig for the UFC's director of publicity, running the UFC 178 media day at the MGM Grand while president Dana White enjoyed a rare ...

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