MMA Fighter Blacks Out In Corner, Sent Right Back In To Fight More

Last night, Matt Manzanares and Junior Maranhao fought for the Resurrection Fighting Alliance flyweight title at an event in Cheyenne, Wyo. The bout was going along normally enough after four rounds when Maranhao suddenly collapsed, falling off his stool and onto his face. » 4/12/14 10:23am Saturday 10:23am

The UFC Has A Human Rights Problem

One curious fact about the UFC of which a lot of people aren't aware is that the repressive government of Abu Dhabi owns a substantial minority stake in it. With the promotion staging a fight card there tomorrow, Bloody Elbow's Brent Brookhouse rightly figured it would be a good time to remind fans of what that means. » 4/10/14 2:50pm Thursday 2:50pm

If MMA Doesn't Change, Someone Is Going To Die

No one needed to see Marlon Moraes continue beating on Josh Rettinghouse. Moraes had outclassed his opponent in every facet of the game for 15 minutes, piling on abuse and bludgeoning his lead leg. Rettinghouse could barely support his own weight, let alone continue to defend himself, and as he hobbled back to his… » 4/02/14 2:05pm 4/02/14 2:05pm

Brutal Hockey Fight Ends With A High Five And A Hug

This is a hockey fight happened in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey, a semi-pro league that we last checked in on when a guy got his face slashed open by a skate. The fight begins with Joel Theriault and Gaby Roch pummeling the crap out of each other while heavy metal music plays throughout the arena, and it ends… » 3/13/14 10:31am 3/13/14 10:31am

How Greg Jackson Is Changing The Parameters Of Coaching

Last year, we spent a week with Greg Jackson, a top fight trainer, as he and his team prepared four athletes to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. We were granted unusual behind-the-scenes access so that we could answer a fairly straightforward question: Just what does a great coach do, and why does it… » 1/24/14 1:21pm 1/24/14 1:21pm

Chael Sonnen Gave An Olympian Money So He Could Go Train In Russia

One of the annoying things about Fox Sports pundit/middling professional fighter Chael Sonnen's troll routine is that if you talk to fight people, they'll swear that in real life he's actually a pretty good guy. Occasionally he'll even drop the pro wrestling heel bit in public and come off as unusually thoughtful,… » 1/17/14 9:57am 1/17/14 9:57am

Anderson Silva's Final Moment

Anderson Silva, more than any other fighter ever, had—or has, who knows—a gift for timing, so that his career played out as a sequence of essentially perfect moments. The best may have been a Chaplinesque performance in a loss this summer that was so unimprovable that he should have said he was done right there, but… » 12/29/13 2:35pm 12/29/13 2:35pm

GSP Is Being Honest; It's The Best Thing That Could Happen To Fighting

So UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is disappearing from the fight game for an indefinite and unspecified period of time, relinquishing his title and taking time to rest from a career that's seen him spend more time fighting in the UFC than anyone else ever has. Whether or not he ever returns, this clearly… » 12/13/13 4:08pm 12/13/13 4:08pm

Cain Velasquez And Junior Dos Santos Should Fight Each Other Forever

Cain Velasquez, the best heavyweight in the world, is nearly unique among top fighters in that he's terrifying: patient, methodical, and utterly dead-eyed. He fights like a man with no imagination, for whom nothing exists but the logic of his situation and autonomic response. It's unnerving to watch. » 10/18/13 12:45pm 10/18/13 12:45pm

NHL Fighters Find Way Around New Helmet Rule: Help Each Other Out!

Among the new NHL rules this season, fighters are no longer allowed to take their helmets off, under penalty of an additional two-minute minor. It's officially about safety, and also likely an incremental step in cracking down on the practice of fighting itself. It took all of two preseason games for players to find… » 9/20/13 10:43am 9/20/13 10:43am