1. Gauging Greatness: Is Demetrious Johnson Really Anderson Silva's Equal?

    I bought my first Bill James Baseball Abstract in 1986, just another source of information to fuel my nascent fantasy baseball obsession...

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  2. Broken in Half: Wrestling Icon Jim Ross Looks to Put His Life Back Together

    If legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross had scripted his return to WrestleMania after a four-year exile, it wouldn't have gone much better. Tens of thousands of fans stood as one to cheer him, welcoming him back into the fold...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 18 days ago 11,533 reads 0 comments

  3. The Moments That Made Canelo vs. Golovkin a Controversial Boxing Classic

    LAS VEGAS — There's a temptation after a big fight to attempt to make sense of it all, to place 36 minutes of carnage into an easily understood narrative...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 62,405 reads 0 comments

  4. If You Liked Mayweather vs. McGregor, You're Going to Love Canelo vs. GGG

    There was something thrilling about Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather 's fight last month, a loud, garish, irresistible spectacle that delivered exactly what it promised—complete and utter chaos...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 173,414 reads 0 comments

  5. Everyone a Winner in Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Superfight

    Conor McGregor truly believed he could beat the finest boxer of his generation, Floyd Mayweather Jr. And why not? After all, his every other dream had come true, brought to life by the law of attraction ...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 118,509 reads 0 comments

  6. Fight of the Century: In Defense of Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

    LAS VEGAS — For the entire week leading up to the epic Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight Saturday, it's been whispered like a mantra, equal parts wishful thinking and warning...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 49,577 reads 0 comments

  7. Can Conor McGregor Win? MMA's Best Coaches Analyze His Chances

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Top NFL teams have sophisticated video setups, state-of-the-art systems that allow players to pull from a collection that includes every play from every game around the league...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 181,504 reads 0 comments

  8. How I Learned to Stop Hating and Admit Floyd Mayweather's a Boxing Revolutionary

    Floyd Mayweather is really rich. You may have heard that already. Probably from him. Money, for the famously undefeated boxer, is not just something he makes—it's a lifestyle, nickname and friend...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 84,879 reads 0 comments

  9. Paulie Malignaggi: Conor McGregor Had 'Dark Intentions' in Sparring Session

    Former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi (36-8), now an announcer for Showtime, knew something was up the minute he walked into the UFC's new performance institute to square off for a second time with the promotion's lightweight champion...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 320,352 reads 0 comments

  10. Don't Be Surprised When Jon Jones Smashes Daniel Cormier at UFC 214

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two weeks before his fight with Daniel Cormier on July 29, a bout that will determine which man is the baddest human being on the planet, Jon Jones is eating grilled chicken with asparagus...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 33,822 reads 0 comments

  11. Meet the World's Toughest Woman: Cris Cyborg Will Take on Anyone—Even the UFC

    LOS ANGELES — Don't let the bright red toenails or the larger-than-life smile fool you. Cris "Cyborg" Justino, 145 pounds of roiling muscles and bad intentions, is not a woman you want to have angry at you, even in jest...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 178,686 reads 0 comments

  12. Sex, Drugs, Gangsters and MMA: Remembering Pride, UFC's Wild Predecessor

    The UFC has become nearly synonymous with the sport of mixed martial arts. The Las Vegas-based promotion is home to many of the top MMA fighters in the world, and its events dominate the landscape...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 250,767 reads 0 comments

  13. Frustrated Boxing Star Heather Hardy Sees Possible Future in Mixed Martial Arts

    Just 42 seconds into her first professional fight, Heather Hardy was in trouble. Stunned by a right hand from Mikayla Nebel, she found herself butt first on the canvas, standing quickly ...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 40,520 reads 0 comments

  14. Boo All You Want: Andre Ward Couldn't Care Less If You Don't Like His Style

    It doesn't take long for me to lose boxer Andre Ward during an interview set up by the press team at HBO. Forty-seven seconds if you're counting—which I am, through the magic of modern digital technology...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 34,779 reads 0 comments

  15. Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Is a Terrible Fight—But Who Cares

    Let’s get something out of the way before we truly get started—UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is not going to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a pure boxing match...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 184,939 reads 0 comments

  16. Max Holloway Is UFC Featherweight Champ—But Is McGregor the Best Ever?

    The mixed martial arts are constantly evolving, techniques coming in and out of favor as fighters discover what works and what doesn't in the world's most demented scientific laboratory—the UFC's Octagon...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 18,242 reads 0 comments

  17. Chuck Liddell Reveals What It Would Take for Him to Return to MMA

    The hints kept coming, week after week, battering fans like a classic Chuck Liddell combination. First it was a video of the 47-year-old former UFC champion pounding poor Jay Glazer ...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 41,006 reads 0 comments

  18. UFC 211: He Could Be UFC Champion, and He Doesn't Throw Punches

    Thirty seconds into his fight with Demian Maia , it's already over for Carlos Condit. He may not know it yet, but the end is approaching; unflappable, unyielding, the ancient art ...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 months ago 157,863 reads 0 comments

  19. Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin: Boxing's Biggest Fight at the Perfect Time

    It's hard to bring a crowd back once you've lost them—and if the boos echoing around Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena were any indication, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez no longer had the people in the palm of his hand...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 59,806 reads 0 comments

  20. Stipe Miocic, Junior Dos Santos and the 20 Best Heavyweights in MMA History

    There's something special about the heavyweights. Just ask the 90,000 fans who packed Wembley Stadium to see boxing's Anthony Joshua stake his claim to the crown in April...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 53,111 reads 0 comments

  21. The Real Mexican Holiday: Canelo vs. Chavez Is for More Than Title Gold

    You can hear it in his voice, in the way he dives into answers before his translator can even begin to turn English into Spanish. For Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, known to most only as Canelo, Saturday's bout against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 101,744 reads 0 comments

  22. B/R Exclusive: Klitschko Aims 'To Be the Offender' in 1st Fight Since Rare Loss

    Wladimir Klitschko hasn't always been a good loser. It's not his fault. He's just never had to become accustomed to it...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 6,930 reads 0 comments

  23. Weighing the Awful: UFC Star Mike Perry Is Problematic but Also Electrifying

    There was a distinct crack a moment before Jake Ellenberger fell — this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville — a sound very much like a tree makes an instant prior to toppling to the ground...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 13,086 reads 0 comments

  24. Can $75 a Month Fund a Title Contender? Bellator's Leandro Higo Aims to Find out

    On Friday in Budapest, Hungary, Leandro Higo will challenge Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas in front of a worldwide audience in the millions on Spike TV and around the world...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 10,069 reads 0 comments

  25. UFC 210 Weidman vs. Mousasi Debacle: What in the World Is Going on in New York?

    "Time, Time." There was nothing ambiguous about referee Dan Miragliotta 's booming instruction to Gegard Mousasi and Chris Weidman with 1:47 remaining in the second round of their middleweight co-main event at UFC 210 ...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 35,611 reads 0 comments