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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Here's What Happened With Floyd Mayweather's Crew At That Warriors Game

Earlier this week, Oakland police’s records department said that the investigation into a possible fight between a member of Floyd Mayweather’s entourage and a woman at a Golden State Warriors playoff game was still open, and sent along a paltry, almost completely redacted incident report. So I asked the department’s… »7/29/15 9:58pm7/29/15 9:58pm

Why Are UFC Champions Hanging Out With An Accused Russian War Criminal?

Here is a delightful vignette: UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman doing his best impression of the lezginka, the national dance of the North Caucasus region of Russia, in the palace of Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic. You can see Kadyrov in the video—he’s the short, bearded gentleman in black… »5/22/15 4:58pm5/22/15 4:58pm