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UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva Preview & Predictions MMA / Editorial UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva Preview & Predictions Ariel Shnerer

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to "The Buckeye State" for the first time in nearly seven years as UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva emanates from Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena on Saturday night. He…

May 9, 2014 - 2:29pm 0
Death of a Champion - Bidding Farewell to Jimmy Ellis Boxing / Editorial Death of a Champion - Bidding Farewell to Jimmy Ellis Lou Eisen

The boxing world was saddened today upon hearing that former WBA world heavyweight champion Jimmy Ellis has died at the age of 74. His son Jeff made the announcement. Ellis died at the Baptist Health Louisville…

May 7, 2014 - 2:59pm 0
Inside the Numbers: Brown vs. Silva at UFC Fight Night 40 MMA / Editorial Inside the Numbers: Brown vs. Silva at UFC Fight Night 40 Mark MacDonald

One of the go-to clichés in combat sports is referencing 'Rocky'. If you've watched combat sports long enough, you've no doubt come to learn that "real-life Rocky" stories are a dime a dozen.…

May 6, 2014 - 3:41pm 0
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SHIFT Round-Up: Call of Duty Trailer, Sinister Six Revealed Editorial / Fight News Now SHIFT Round-Up: Call of Duty Trailer, Sinister Six Revealed Andrew Weymes

After being leaked a little ahead of schedule, Activision decided today to drop the official trailer for the next entry in their incredibly popular, highly profitable, and often profane (when you're playing aga…

May 2, 2014 - 1:27pm 0
Journey to Thailand Blog - Happy Songkran Traditional / Editorial Journey to Thailand Blog - Happy Songkran Tony Manoharan

After my fight, I took a few days to heal my body. I had walked into the fight with a few lingering injuries to begin with and some rest was much needed. It was only a few days till Songkran – the Thai New Ye…

May 1, 2014 - 1:16pm 1
'Locke' Review Editorial / Fight News Now 'Locke' Review Andrew Weymes

To quote the legendary character of Frank Costanza in 'Seinfeld', I like to go in fresh. The less previews I see for a film, the better. Nothing gets ruined, and you're not sure what to expect. It makes the rid…

May 1, 2014 - 12:56pm 0
Maidana Gets His Turn Against Mayweather Boxing / Editorial Maidana Gets His Turn Against Mayweather Lou Eisen

The true essence of professional boxing is to hit and not be hit. Very few fighters in ring history have mastered the sweet science part of not getting hit. Sugar Ray Robinson, Archie Moore and Muhammad Ali are…

May 1, 2014 - 11:24am 0
Can Floyd Mayweather’s Story Have a Happy Ending? Boxing / Editorial Can Floyd Mayweather’s Story Have a Happy Ending? Mark MacDonald

Floyd Mayweather's ultimate goal is clear. "When I leave, I will be known as 'TBE'. That is the best ever," the 36-year old boxing mega-star boasts on the latest installment of Showtime's All Access special.…

May 1, 2014 - 12:01am 0
SHIFT Round-Up: Zack Snyder for 'Justice League' & More Editorial / Fight News Now SHIFT Round-Up: Zack Snyder for 'Justice League' & More Andrew Weymes

It seems like Warner Bros. has really found their counterpart to Marvel's Joss Whedon with director Zack Snyder. The Wall Street Journal spoke with Greg Silverman, the president of worldwide production over at …

April 29, 2014 - 12:43pm 0
Matthysse Stops Molina in Thrilling Shootout Boxing / Editorial Matthysse Stops Molina in Thrilling Shootout Lou Eisen

Although the much anticipated scrap between Julio Diaz and Keith Thurman was the featured bout on the card at the StubHub Center, the fight between Lucas Matthysse (W35, KO33, L3) and John Molina Jr. was a much…

April 28, 2014 - 11:09am 0
Thurman Stops Diaz in Three Rounds Boxing / Editorial Thurman Stops Diaz in Three Rounds Lou Eisen

Keith "One Time" Thurman's (W23, KO21) first time headlining a nationally televised fight card on the Showtime Network was successful but certainly an underwhelming experience for all his fans in attendance at …

April 28, 2014 - 11:07am 0
Thurman vs. Diaz Showtime Tripleheader Preview Boxing / Editorial Thurman vs. Diaz Showtime Tripleheader Preview Lou Eisen

Interim WBA world welterweight champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (W22, KO20) will be defending his title against Mexico's Julio "The Kidd" Diaz (W40, KO29, L9, D1) this coming Saturday at the StubHub Center in …

April 26, 2014 - 1:45am 0