1. Rory MacDonald, MMA's Face of Pain, Is the Sport's Most Courageous Fighter

    Blood spattered the screen during the entrance video for Rory MacDonald (20-4), Bellator's new welterweight champion. Somehow, after his grueling victory over Douglas Lima at Bellator 192, that seemed more appropriate than ever...

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  2. UFC Fight Night 124 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Choi vs. Stephens

    After two long weeks, it finally arrived—the first UFC fight card of 2018. On paper, it was a show that left much to be desired. There were no fights with title implications at the Scottrade Center in St...

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  3. Bleacher Report 2017 MMA Awards: Best Fighter, Fight, Finishes and Story

    It's not that 2017 was a bad year for mixed martial arts. Fight cards happened around the globe, stars emerged (Justin Gaethje) and departed (Tito Ortiz), legends returned (Georges ...

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  4. Khabib Nurmagomedov, MMA's Bogeyman, Is Coming for Conor McGregor and UFC Gold

    Every culture has a bogeyman, part myth, part monster, a terrifying reminder to children of the evil lurking in the hearts of men...

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  5. God of Violence: Justin Gaethje Doesn't Care About His Health...Or Anyone Else's

    When you watch Justin Gaethje (18-0, 15 KO) fight, the eyes tell the story. There are his, filled not with anger, but with nothing at all. A cold, deep void, bottomless and unyielding...

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  6. WWE Champ-Turned-MMA Prospect Jake Hager: The Next Brock Lesnar or Next CM Punk?

    Jake Hager can still remember the roar of the crowd, more than 80,000 strong, when he challenged Alberto Del Rio for the WWE championship at WrestleMania 29...

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  7. Original Ultimate Fighter Diego Sanchez on Bulimia, Con Men, Brain Injuries

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — At the top of the Hill of Tears, the first Ultimate Fighter raised his hands in victory...

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  8. UFC Isn't Stupid Enough to Miss Out on Conor McGregor vs. St-Pierre...Right?

    Heaving for breath and covered in his own blood, things were not looking up for Georges St-Pierre (26-2) in the UFC 217 main event...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  9. UFC Legend GSP Redefined Mixed Martial Arts: Does Anybody Still Care?

    On Saturday night, Georges "GSP" St-Pierre, arguably the greatest fighter in UFC history and the promotion's long-standing welterweight champion, will make the long walk to the UFC Octagon for the first time in almost four years...

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  10. 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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  11. 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...

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  12. 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...

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  13. 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...

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  14. 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 ...

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  15. 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...

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  16. 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...

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  17. 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...

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  18. 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...

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  19. 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...

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  20. 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...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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 ...

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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...

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