1. Marine Turned Top Boxing Prospect Battling for Glory After Fighting in Iraq

    Fighting comes complete with a collection of military metaphors. Fighters don't engage in a back-and-forth contest—they go to war. They don't do their best to land concussive punches—they throw bombs...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 day ago 7,236 reads 25 comments

  2. How Elvis, Family and Beating Up a Girl Helped Forge UFC Star Stephen Thompson

    There's a moment in a fighter's life when he knows he's got it. When, after being knocked down hundreds, even thousands of times, suddenly he's the wrecking ball and not the crumbling building...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 days ago 11,437 reads 16 comments

  3. Canelo Alvarez Winning the War to Be Boxing's Biggest Star with Amir Khan Fight

    When Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KO) announced he'd be spending Cinco de Mayo weekend with Amir Khan ( 31-3, 19 KO) , he managed to pull off an increasingly rare feat...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 days ago 19,709 reads 161 comments

  4. WWE Superstars Battle Bullies with Help of the Boys & Girls Club of America

    Every week, millions of kids around the world tune in to WWE programming to watch behemoths and beauties do battle in the kind of morality play that has helped professional wrestling captivate audiences across cultures and continents...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 16 days ago 2,297 reads 10 comments

  5. The God of Verbal Warfare: Conor McGregor Continues to Hit All the Right Notes

    Before Wednesday's press conference promoting his March 5 fight with UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, I was done with Conor McGregor. Done. Not as a fighter, of course...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 20 days ago 40,756 reads 309 comments

  6. The Question: Is Conor McGregor Ducking Frankie Edgar?

    It's hard to imagine a UFC without Conor McGregor . In just three short years, the Irishman has rewritten all the rules, backing up his never-ending trash talk with performances we won't soon forget...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 26 days ago 24,321 reads 272 comments

  7. Boxing's Titans Return: Is the Heavyweight Division Ready to Reclaim Glory?

    The five digits of the human hand are nature's most impressive technological innovation. All that makes us the king of beasts springs from them, their flexibility guiding progress over the centuries...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 27 days ago 30,184 reads 45 comments

  8. Comedian Joe Rogan on the PC Culture War and His Future with the UFC

    For those in the know, MMA was a beautiful spectacle, the ultimate expression of humanity's mastery of the body, mind and spirit. Fighting can reach across culture, religion and race to unite us...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 28 days ago 100,194 reads 75 comments

  9. Bleacher Report's Boxing Awards for 2015

    It's not hyperbole to suggest the boxing world went through a seismic shift in 2015. Not only did the sport's biggest star walk away at the height of his game, but a new promotion emerged from nowhere to challenge the entrenched powers-that-be...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 16,645 reads 84 comments

  10. The Joy of the Fight: Nate Diaz Reminds UFC There Are 2 Diaz Brothers

    Every second of silence feels like forever when that quiet overwhelms a national television broadcast. UFC, in particular, doesn't allow even an instant of quiet solitude...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 48,339 reads 74 comments

  11. Meet Rances Barthelemy, the Unbeaten Boxer Thriving After Finally Escaping Cuba

    Rances Barthelemy, a rising Premier Boxing Champions star who faces Denis Shafikov on Friday on Spike TV, had spent two long days lurking on the Cuban coast, hiding in the crags ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 12,756 reads 7 comments

  12. Exclusive: New WWE Announcer Mauro Ranallo on the Future of SmackDown

    If you've watched fighters square off in a ring or a cage in the last decade, chances are you've heard the booming voice of play-by-play announcer Mauro Ranallo...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 22,225 reads 19 comments

  13. UFC 194: Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo and the Game of Fractions

    It was a good death as those things go, a warrior crossing through the last door with dignity, the same fury, instinct and lightning speed that made him a champion ending his reign in turn...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 96,954 reads 120 comments

  14. Beneath Conor McGregor's Bluster Lurks a Wonderful Martial Artist

    Conor McGregor is the brightest flame to ever shine its light on the mixed martial arts scene...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 26,428 reads 64 comments

  15. Tyson Fury and the 5 Worst Heavyweight Champions in Boxing History

    After a decade of the Klitschko family's stolid and steady reign atop the heavyweight division, the boxing world was ready for a change...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 31,869 reads 68 comments

  16. The Young and the Old: An MMA Thanksgiving

    Every Thanksgiving we press pause on our hectic lives and gather together with family and friends to give thanks for the blessings, no matter how small, that make our worlds a better place...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 9,488 reads 23 comments

  17. The Men and the Myths: Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and 'No Mas,' 35 Years Later

    Just five months after one of the greatest fights in modern boxing history, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran met in a rematch that somehow managed to transcend the original. N o classic in the ring, it was well on its way to being a notable fiasco..

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 47,977 reads 62 comments

  18. Wlad Klitschko's Secret: Winning with a Champion's Will, Not a Warrior's Heart

    Wladimir Klitschko, who fights Tyson Fury for the heavyweight boxing championship of the entire world Saturday on HBO, stands 78 inches tall, weighs 245 pounds and has a fearsome sledgehammer of a right hand...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 72,776 reads 39 comments

  19. Is an Alvarez vs. Golovkin Superfight Primed and Ready After Canelo's Victory?

    The boxing world moves quickly. On Saturday night, the only fight that mattered was the pay-per-view spectacular between Miguel Cotto and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. It was another chapter in the ever-expanding Mexico vs...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 42,588 reads 139 comments

  20. Canelo Alvarez's Master Plan to Take over Boxing in Full Swing After Cotto Win

    Miguel Cotto (40-5) is no Floyd Mayweather Jr . At a ring-worn 35 years old, his best days are now cherished memories. But, as active boxing legends go, he isn't half bad. His name, reputation and accomplishments carry weight...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 71,289 reads 314 comments

  21. Return to Grace: WSOF's Jason High Back in the Cage After Shoving Referee

    Jason High barely remembers the moment that changed his life last June. He has a left hand from current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos to thank for that...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 2,575 reads 2 comments

  22. The Ghost of Floyd Mayweather Still Hangs over Boxing Ahead of Cotto-Canelo

    On Saturday, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will stake his claim as boxing's next box office king in a middleweight title match with veteran stalwart Miguel Cotto...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 54,815 reads 137 comments

  23. Miguel Cotto vs. Saul Alvarez: Expert Picks for the Main Event

    On Saturday night, Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KO) and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO) will write another chapter in the historic rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 47,273 reads 46 comments

  24. UFC 193: Did the Legend of Ronda Rousey Die in Australia?

    Ronda Rousey (12-1) was already unconscious as challenger Holly Holm's final three punches landed to her jaw, as perfunctory as they were brutal...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 279,617 reads 542 comments

  25. In the Cage with Ronda Rousey: Opponents Dish on Fighting the Champ

    On Saturday at UFC 193, Holly Holm, a former boxing champion who is chasing the bright lights and bigger paydays available to women in mixed martial arts, will step into the cage with the most dominant fighter in the sport's history...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 194,843 reads 88 comments