Ronda Rousey's Latest Challenger Is Entirely Legit And Has No Prayer

Tonight in Melbourne, Australia’s Etihad Stadium, Ronda Rousey, the greatest women’s fighter ever, will defend her bantamweight title for the seventh successive time. In sports, and especially in fighting, it’s important to account for the impossible. Still, Rousey is all but certainly going to win, and probably… »11/14/15 1:59pm11/14/15 1:59pm

Will Manny Pacquiao's Final Opponent Be Revealed Tonight? 

The week in boxing news was dominated by a fighter who isn’t even currently in training: Manny Pacquiao. Even after an uninspired and perhaps compromised performance against Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao remains the biggest, most marketable name in the sport. And the race to be Pacquiao’s next foe—in what Pacquiao claims… »11/07/15 2:30pm11/07/15 2:30pm

Conor McGregor Fights The Mountain That Rides, Somehow Avoids Death

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is a professional weightlifter and former silver medalist in the World’s Strongest Man competition. He also plays Gregor Clegane, aka The Mountain, possibly aka Ser Robert Strong (minor spoilerage, but not really) on HBO’s Game Of Thrones. He once declared himself the “future of strength.” I’m… »11/01/15 6:15pm11/01/15 6:15pm

Is The Fight Game About To Destroy Yet Another Legend?

Fedor Emelianenko will be 39 years old when he returns to Japan to fight on New Year’s Eve. His comeback will be promoted by an organization so new that it only announced its name—Rizin Fighting Federation—after announcing the fight. His most recently rumored opponent is a relatively unknown, used-to-be-decent… »10/12/15 11:52am10/12/15 11:52am

Uriah Hall Nails Spinning Back Kick In Outstanding Display Of Violence

Someday, when he’s an old man, Uriah Hall is going to remember the time he hit a spinning back kick-to-flying knee combination on Gegard Mousasi at the Saitama Super Arena and feel all warm inside. (Mousasi will also remember this when he is an old man, though he will presumably feel somewhat differently about it.) As… »9/27/15 9:55am9/27/15 9:55am

Demetrious Johnson And John Dodson Face The Pain, Step To This

There is an Ultimate Fighting Championship card scheduled for this Saturday, like many—probably too many—other recent Saturdays. What makes this one special is that it will be capped off by a main event of the highest caliber, with a dominant champion facing a threatening, wildly athletic challenger in a rematch of a… »9/04/15 1:55pm9/04/15 1:55pm

Anderson Silva Says The Steroids Found In His System Are From Penis Drugs

For a time, Brazilian mixed martial artist Anderson Silva was the greatest fighter on Earth. He might be the greatest fighter of all time. But all things, even or especially the best things, come to an end, and Silva got knocked out by Chris Weidman, and then broke his leg in the rematch, and now we’re here,… »8/12/15 4:07pm8/12/15 4:07pm

The Greatest Boxer Alive Is Too Good For His Sport

Guillermo Rigondeaux—El Chacal, or The Jackal—is by far the greatest fighter in the world today. He may be the greatest fighter of the last 20 years. Unfortunately, he will soon lose for the first time, surely by knockout, and with his defeat will come sighs of relief and a lot of people saying, “I told you so.”
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