1. New UFC Announcer Todd Grisham on His Debut and Working with Vince McMahon

    UPDATED (Post Fight 2/20/2017) On Sunday the first new voice since 2012 called the play-by-play action for a North American UFC show, as former WWE announcer Todd Grisham joined ...

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  2. The Question: Are UFC's Recent Struggles the Sign of an Inevitable Decline?

    The UFC 208 card was likely beyond redemption when middleweight Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza submitted journeyman Tim Boetsch in the first round Saturday in Brooklyn, New York ...

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  3. The Question: Can Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Actually Happen?

    Like a cockroach that just won't die, the oft-discussed Floyd Mayweather -Conor McGregor fight was once again pitched to the public Saturday...

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  4. Porn, Pain and Donald Trump: The Rebirth of Mixed Martial Arts Legend Tito Ortiz

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz can remember the day his life changed. March 21, 2013, was remarkable for many reasons, but mostly because he didn't sit alone in his bed and cry...

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  5. Conor McGregor, CM Punk, Ronda Rousey and the Best MMA Moments of 2016

    With less than a week separating 2017 from it's predecessor, it's easy to look back and pick out the best fights and overall cards of the year gone by. After all, it's relatively fresh in our minds, vivid and visceral as only combat sports can be...

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  6. Can Judo Star Kayla Harrison Be the Next Ronda Rousey?

    Kayla Harrison knows the questions are coming. She doesn't know when and doesn't know exactly what form they will take. But in any interview she does about her burgeoning mixed martial arts career, Ronda Rousey will make an appearance...

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  7. Is Ronda Rousey Broken or Ready to Roar Back? Her Past May Offer Some Clues

    The kick the UFC doesn't want you to see landed squarely on the neck, immaculately timed and perfectly placed. The result was instantaneous—the complete removal of UFC champion Ronda Rousey 's motor skill and higher-level functioning...

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  8. Bleacher Report's Boxing Awards for 2016

    There's something special about fighters — men and women who are willing to step into the spotlight and test their will, stamina, courage and skill against each other...

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  9. Gray Maynard on the Most Exasperating Fight of His UFC Career with Ryan Hall

    Professional prizefighters are not, typically, morning people. They conduct their business at night, whether in glitzy casinos, Indian reservations or National Guard armories...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 32,410 reads 77 comments

  10. Boxing Virtuoso Vasyl Lomachenko Might Really Be Inside the Matrix

    Vasyl Lomachenko is in The Matrix . That's the premise posited in a YouTube video that spread across the boxing internet this summer. Despite being absurd on its face, it begs some serious reflection...

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  11. Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev Deliver Drama, Controversy and an Instant Classic

    LAS VEGAS — On the Las Vegas strip you're constantly being sold something. Everywhere you go, there's a cacophony of noise, lights and creepy men trying to convince you that they have exactly what you need to feel good...

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  12. Main Events' Kathy and Nicole Duva Are Leading Boxing's Feminist Revolution

    LAS VEGAS — Main Events promoter Kathy Duva sits in the heart of Las Vegas, in an unmarked secret compound at the sprawling MGM Grand Hotel and Casino...

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  13. Minute by Minute: How Conor McGregor Beat Eddie Alvarez to Make UFC History

    On Saturday night at UFC 205, in the glittering heart of the American empire, an Irishman conquered the combat sports world. Before, there had always been doubts...

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  14. Forget Floyd: Manny Pacquiao Must Eye a Young Star After Decisive Win

    Before his unanimous-decision win Saturday over the relatively unknown alphabet champion Jessie Vargas, Top Rank aired a highlight package of Manny Pacquiao 's greatest hits. For several minutes, boxing fans were treated to a walk down memory lane...

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  15. Boxing Fans Have Decided: Old Man Manny Pacquiao Is No Longer Must-See TV

    There's no doubt, given enough time, boxing fans will miss the great Manny Pacquiao . His frenetic style, charming smile and surprising craft will one day stamp his ticket to the Hall of Fame...

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  16. Chael Sonnen, Tito Ortiz and Bellator's Delightful Comedy of Errors

    Chael Sonnen signing with Bellator in September was a big deal. Sure, he's 39 years old. And, yeah, his last gasp of relevance came more than three years ago when Jon Jones drubbed him in less than a round...

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  17. The Question: Does Dan Henderson Belong Among the MMA Immortals?

    On Saturday at UFC 204, 46-year-old Dan Henderson will try to fill the only hole in his formidable MMA resume: UFC champion...

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  18. Saying Goodbye to a Friend: MMA Bids Farewell to Josh Samman

    I wanted to write something beautiful for my friend Josh Samman, a UFC fighter who died Wednesday at 28. After lingering for days in a coma that was both heartening and terrifying at the same time, Josh slipped from this world to the next...

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  19. Boxing's First Lady Cecilia Braekhus Finally Finds Her Way Home

    Cecilia Braekhus' road to boxing stardom started on the fourth floor of her childhood home as she scampered down a very dicey fire escape to a gym where she received a very questionable welcome...

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  20. Canelo Alvarez Still Losing the PR War to Gennady Golovkin After Liam Smith Win

    A vicious Saul "Canelo" Alvarez body shot ended the night for Liam Smith at 2:28 of Round 9 on Saturday, reducing the British champion to little more than a brave victim and culminating an assault that lasted more than 26 minutes...

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  21. Canelo Alvarez Battling His Critics and Liam Smith in Quest for Boxing's Crown

    Saul "Canelo" Alvarez should be sitting on top of the world. He's unspeakably rich, handsome and successful, heir to the Mayweather throne as the king of boxing...

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  22. The Case Against CM Punk: Why His UFC Dream Deserved to Die

    On Saturday night, a smug look seemingly perma-etched on his handsome face as 37-year-old former professional wrestler Phil " CM Punk " Brooks made the long walk to the UFC's Octagon...

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  23. Making the Amazing Look Routine: Is Gennady Golovkin Too Good?

    Brondby Hallen, a quaint building on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, is not one of boxing's legendary arenas. Best known for hosting the 1978 World Handball Championship, it's featured boxing only three times in the last decade...

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  24. UFC's Secret Weapon: Matchmaker Joe Silva Leaves Giant Shoes to Fill

    Joe Silva doesn't like attention. After 21 years spent crafting the UFC into a promotional machine beyond compare in the world of combat sports, the brains of the operation wanted simply to disappear into retirement by the end of the year...

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  25. Did Conor McGregor Actually Beat Nate Diaz at UFC 202?

    For 31 months, the great Conor McGregor seemed all but invincible. Five top-flight opponents entered the cage with him. Before the end of the second stanza, all five had fallen to his mighty hands...

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