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KounterMove Picks - UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 MMA / Editorial KounterMove Picks - UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 Christie Sullivan

After a two week UFC hiatus, this weekend the UFC heads to Rio de Janeiro Brazil. UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo faces team Alpha Male machine Chad Mendes for the championship strap in his home country. …

October 24, 2014 - 7:09pm 0
Brooke Daniels and 'White Collar Brawlers' Boxing / Editorial Brooke Daniels and 'White Collar Brawlers' Michael Woods

She's a Jersey girl, so she's not unfamiliar with fighting. Brooke Daniels, a marketing coordinator in her 9 to 5, was used to to the usual jostling, the occasional fending off of the sharp elbows from upward s…

October 21, 2014 - 2:23pm 0
Chris Algieri: Everything To Gain Boxing / Editorial Chris Algieri: Everything To Gain Michael Woods

Nov. 22 isn't too far away now, and Chris Algieri is transitioning into a slightly more snarly mode. The Huntington HeartThrob moved camp from Long Guyland to Vegas, flying late Saturday and getting into that D…

October 16, 2014 - 11:59pm 0
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The Adonis Stevenson Buzz Boxing / Editorial The Adonis Stevenson Buzz Michael Woods

Adonis Stevenson emerged, not overnight, but pretty damned quick as one to watch a couple years ago. Hall of Fame trainer/manager/analyst Emanuel Steward told me the kid was pretty special, so yes, I listened, …

October 11, 2014 - 11:54am 0
Robert Garcia Doesn't Throw Maidana Under the Bus Boxing / Editorial Robert Garcia Doesn't Throw Maidana Under the Bus Michael Woods

The "red light district of sports" is how the typewriting scribes used to describe the fight game when they were rolling out another essay on the foibles and folly of the sport where rascals are welcome and rog…

October 8, 2014 - 7:39pm 0
UFC Fight Night: MacDonald-Saffiedine Preview & Predictions MMA / Editorial UFC Fight Night: MacDonald-Saffiedine Preview & Predictions Ariel Shnerer

The Ultimate Fighting Championship debuts in Atlantic Canada, as an intriguing welterweight clash headlines UFC Fight Night 54, the second half of Saturday's UFC doubleheader. Top 10 welterweights Rory MacDo…

October 3, 2014 - 6:21pm 0
UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story Preview & Predictions MMA / Editorial UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story Preview & Predictions Ariel Shnerer

The Ultimate Fighting Championship presents another live doubleheader this Saturday and up first on UFC Fight Pass, UFC Fight Night 53 emanates from Stockholm, Sweden's Ericsson Globe Arena, headlined by a welt…

October 2, 2014 - 9:05pm 1
Ali Wasn't a Perfect Man, But as a Father, He Was Close... Boxing / Editorial Ali Wasn't a Perfect Man, But as a Father, He Was Close... Michael Woods

Muhammad Ali does not and cannot speak these days. Parkinson's, an oft cruel thief of faculties, has done a job on the man who elevated the image of athlete as spokesman, in order to sell the product that was h…

October 1, 2014 - 6:49pm 0
Stevens vs. N'Dam Preview Boxing / Editorial Stevens vs. N'Dam Preview Michael Woods

This boxing, funny sport isn't it? Not funny haha, I mean that there so many counter-intuitive elements to it.…

September 30, 2014 - 5:15pm 0
UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso Preview & Predictions MMA / Editorial UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso Preview & Predictions Ariel Shnerer

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Las Vegas as the MGM Grand Garden Arena plays host to UFC 178 this Saturday night on pay-per-view, headlined by a flyweight championship clash between Demetrious Jo…

September 26, 2014 - 3:47pm 1
Hopkins, Not Mayweather, the Leader of Boxing Today Boxing / Editorial Hopkins, Not Mayweather, the Leader of Boxing Today Michael Woods

The argument could be made, convincingly, that Floyd Mayweather is the master and commander of the fight game today. Using typical metrics, monetary ones, you can point to Mayweather, who Fortune called the …

September 26, 2014 - 12:29pm 0
SHIFT Book Review - Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin & Art Editorial / Fight News Now SHIFT Book Review - Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin & Art Andrew Weymes

I don't remember a world without 'Street Fighter' in it. I was barely out of diapers or able to form coherent sentences when 'Street Fighter II' hit shelves. It's possible that I was able to spell "banana" – …

September 25, 2014 - 6:30pm 0