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Remembering Matthew Saad Muhammad (1954-2014) Boxing / Editorial Remembering Matthew Saad Muhammad (1954-2014) Lou Eisen

Flags have been flying at half-staff at the International Boxing Hall of Fame since Sunday in memory of Matthew Saad Muhammad, the former undisputed WBC light-heavyweight champion of the world who died on May 2…

May 28, 2014 - 11:40am 0
What to Make of UFC's Continued Card Expansion MMA / Editorial What to Make of UFC's Continued Card Expansion Mark MacDonald

Ten years ago, there was no such thing as YouTube or Twitter and the UFC was struggling in obscurity to produce a half dozen fight cars in a calendar year. This Saturday, the UFC will be promoting its 16th a…

May 27, 2014 - 4:35pm 0
George Groves Special Pre-Fight Blog Boxing / Editorial George Groves Special Pre-Fight Blog Fight Network Staff

"Everything for a reason" has been my mantra throughout this training camp and I strongly believe in its message. Everything I have done during preparation, whether in the gym or at press conferences, has been …

May 27, 2014 - 1:57pm 0
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Miguel Cotto Special Pre-Fight Blog Boxing / Editorial Miguel Cotto Special Pre-Fight Blog Fight Network Staff

Puerto Rico has been a hot-bed for boxing for a long time and has given the Island some of its most memorable moments in sports. The people there love their boxing and their boxing history from the first world …

May 27, 2014 - 1:43pm 0
SHIFT Review: In the Blood Editorial / Fight News Now SHIFT Review: In the Blood Andrew Weymes

​I'm not going to act like budget isn't a huge determining factor in whether or not a film is going to be good. If you're going for scope, the money simply has to come with it. No matter how good a filmmaker …

May 26, 2014 - 1:52pm 0
SHIFT Round-Up: Star Wars, Batman and Stephen King Editorial / Fight News Now SHIFT Round-Up: Star Wars, Batman and Stephen King Andrew Weymes

Director Gareth Edwards, the director of the big budget 'Godzilla' reboot, has been named as the director of a 'Star Wars' spin-off by Lucasfilm and Disney. The press release reads: "In addition to the episo…

May 23, 2014 - 1:04pm 0
UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw Preview & Predictions MMA / Editorial UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw Preview & Predictions Ariel Shnerer

According to UFC president Dana White, no English, no problem, but that remains to be seen. UFC bantamweight patriarch Renan Barao's skills have yet to translate to pay-per-view success, though a heavy marke…

May 23, 2014 - 11:49am 0
SHIFT Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past Editorial / Fight News Now SHIFT Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past Andrew Weymes

If only time travel were a real thing in life. It's the perfect retcon for anything. Made a mistake in a relationship that has left you bitter and alone? Time travel. Have a crippling guilt because you went out…

May 22, 2014 - 3:42pm 0
Dan Henderson and the Murky Post-TRT MMA Landscape MMA / Editorial Dan Henderson and the Murky Post-TRT MMA Landscape Mark MacDonald

MMA's post-testosterone replacement therapy era begins in earnest this Saturday night at UFC 173. Dan Henderson takes on Daniel Cormier in Henderson's first post-TRT fight after being on the controversial tr…

May 20, 2014 - 3:56pm 0
Marquez Brilliant in Schooling of Alvarado Boxing / Editorial Marquez Brilliant in Schooling of Alvarado Lou Eisen

Juan Manuel Marquez (W56, KO40, L7, D1) dominated Mike Alvarado (W34, KO23, L3) by a very wide margin to capture the vacant WBO international welterweight title at the Los Angeles Forum this past Saturday night…

May 20, 2014 - 11:06am 0
SHIFT Review: Godzilla Editorial / Fight News Now SHIFT Review: Godzilla Andrew Weymes

​Back when Gareth Edwards was named as the director of 'Godzilla', I reacted with tentativeness. After seeing the film that landed him the gig, the low budget 'Monsters', it was obvious the guy had some artis…

May 19, 2014 - 1:55pm 0
The Aftermath of Bellator's Inaugural Pay-Per-View MMA / Editorial The Aftermath of Bellator's Inaugural Pay-Per-View John Pollock

Bellator presented their first pay-per-view on Saturday night and John Pollock takes a look at what can the promotion can take away from this show.…

May 18, 2014 - 3:12pm 0