Jay Z’s sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, has obtained licenses to promote boxing events in New York and Washington, D.C., according to a report from ESPN.com. read news >>
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Jon Jones was at ESPN's Sports Nation, and he made a fat joke about his UFC 178 opponent in Daniel Cormier. read news >>
Take a look at the SB Nation rankings for the 170 pound Welterweight division, featuring Robbie Lawler, Matt Brown, and more.
The latest UFC on Fox event saw a #1 contender named in the Welterweight division to culminate a fantastic fight. With that, we have an opportunity to take a look at the latest rankings from the SB Nation panel. The rankings panel consists of two members from each of the SB Nation MMA sites - MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle, MMA Mania's Alex Giardini and Thoma read news >>
Sometimes, a fight occurs which shakes up a division's foundations. Other times, the bout confirms what most people suspected they already knew.
Such was the latter on July 26, when "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler and "The Immortal" Matt Brown went toe-to-toe in the main event of UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose.
We had a pretty good idea that Lawler, who came into the bout the winner of four of his past five fights, was well on his way to a rematch of the only loss in the bunch, his narrow decision loss to J read news >>
Take a look at the SB Nation rankings for the 145 pound Featherweight division, featuring Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, and more.
It's been a busy few weeks in the Featherweight division (though it would have been busier had UFC 176 not gone the way of 151), which means now is a good time to take a look at the latest rankings from the SB Nation panel. The rankings panel consists of two members from each of the SB Nation MMA sites - MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle, MMA Mania' read news >>
If this was a list ranking mixed martial arts' top pound-for-pound self-promoters, we'd likely talk about how Irish featherweight Conor McGregor has taken over the top spot in the wake of Chael Sonnen's retirement.
But rather, this is a compilation of the current top 10 featherweights in the sport, as determined by the SB Nation panel. And as of now, the bombastic McGregor doesn't yet make the cut.
McGregor finished Diego Brandao in the first round of their July 19 bout in Dublin, capping one of read news >>
A look at how the SB Nation rankings panel sees the women's pound-for-pound rankings at the midway point of 2014.
Ronda Rousey's 16 second annihilation of Alexis Davis keeps up her status as the world's best female MMA fighter in our latest SB Nation women's P4P rankings. Cris Cyborg's impending return to MMA in December could help kick-start the highly coveted Rousey vs. Cyborg showdown that has been discussed to death over the past 2-3 years.
The rankings panel consists of two members from eac read news >>
Ronda and Cyborg. Cyborg and Ronda. It's the 2014 equivalent of Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre, the superfight du jour, the one which may or not ever happened.
And while some might get sick of discussing it, the potential fight isn't the subject of chatter without reason.
Ronda Rousey and Cris "Cyborg" Justino remain the top two women's pound-for-pound fighters in the current SB Nation pound-for-pound poll, garnering all but one of the top-two ballots.
Rousey, the UFC women's bantamweight read news >>
So, still think Chris Weidman is a fluke?
Somehow, even though the pride of Long Island defeated Anderson Silva, then did it again, there were those who felt it didn't count. Never mind that no one even came close to pushing Weidman on his way up. Or that Silva had reigned for seven years, including going up in weight class and defeating three light heavyweights along the way.
No, somehow, among the more dense-minded folks following MMA, beating Anderson Silva twice was akin to someone hitting P read news >>
The SB Nation rankings panel takes a look at the middleweight division.
We're just under a week removed from Chris Weidman's successful middleweight title defense over Lyoto Machida at UFC 175, and the win has cemented his status as the consensus #1 middleweight in the world. From there? That's when it gets a bit tricky.
The SB Nation panel is comprised of two members from each of the three SBN MMA sites - MMA Fighting, MMA Mania, and Bloody Elbow. Replacing Tim Burke on the Bloody Elbow side is read news >>
Looking back now, Thomas Egan never had a chance. At UFC 93 in January of 2009, the 20-year-old was the local representative on the promotion’s first visit to his Dublin hometown... read news >>