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  • 13 days ago
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When asked by a reporter why he was a boxer, Irish featherweight champion Barry McGuigan answered simply and honestly: “I can’t be a poet. I can’t tell stories.” But he could fight. From 1981 to 1989, McGuigan amassed a record of 35-3 with 28 wins by KO/TKO. He only fought in America twice, but his loss to Steve Cruz was voted Fight of the Year for 1986 and his legacy is better than most fight fans remember. Sadly, that’s the problem most good—even great—Irish fighters have had; most of them are read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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Former world champion boxer and undefeated mixed martial artist Holly Holm talks about having her UFC debut re-scheduled and what her future holds. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Undefeated heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury will fight Christian Hammer on Feb. 28 at the O2 Arena in London. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Chael Sonnen returns with boxer-turned-actor-turned boxer Mickey Rourke, who delves into boxing past, as well as his allegedly fixed return to the boxing ring. read news >>

  • a month ago
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"Vadim and his team told me to go down in the second. They told me to come out in the first round and throw some jabs, feel it out, then in the second round catch a body shot and go (down). As far as I know, Mickey had no knowledge of this, he was in the dark. He didn't have anything to do with the fix being in, that was all his people. I had an agenda that I was given by people behind the scenes. I hope to come back and have a legitimate, on the up-and-up fight. I had a great experience in Russ read news >>

  • a month ago
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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch analyzes the brutal blend of wrestling and striking that makes UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks such an intriguing--and dangerous fighter. The wrestle-boxer is one of the most common stylistic archetypes in all of mixed martial arts, and one of the most consistently successful. The formula is simple: you take a skilled wrestler, teach him some rudimentary punching techniques, and have him alternate between double leg takedowns and overhand swings read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Russell Peters knows his combat sports. He was an amateur boxer for nine years, is a longtime fan of the UFC and a close friend of several fighters, like Cung Le. So the well-known comedian has an informed opinion about the state of MMA. And his take isn't too positive. In an interview with Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, Peters took the UFC to task for oversaturation, being a monopoly and underpaying fighters. "It really is hard to follow the sport and I'm a fan," Peters said read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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With world champion boxer Holly Holm forced out of her much-anticipated UFC debut at UFC 181 with a neck injury, another bantamweight will make her debut on read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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With world champion boxer Holly Holm forced out of her much-anticipated UFC debut at UFC 181 with a neck injury, another bantamweight will make her debut on Dec. 6 against Raquel Pennington. The UFC announced on Wednesday that newcomer Ashlee Evans-Smith will step in to face Pennington on less than three week's notice. The 27-year old California native Evans-Smith is 3-0 in her professional career, having last fought at WSOF 10 in June against Marciea Allen in June. She won the fight via third-r read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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With former world champion boxer Holly Holm sidelined due to a neck injury, Raquel Pennington on Wednesday finally got a new UFC 181 opponent. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The most dominant Heavyweight boxer of this generation, Wladimir Klitschko -- who has not been defeated in a decade -- is back in action for the first time since April this afternoon (Sat., Nov. 15, 2014), facing consensus No. 2-ranked Kubrat Pulev inside O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany. MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of the championship bout (WBO, IBO, WBA and IBF), starting with the HBO broadcast at 4:45 p.m. ET. "Dr. Steelhammer" (62-3, 52 KO) has demolished all comers since a 200 read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC welterweight Joe Riggs revealed he would be interested in a second fight against Nick Diaz. Throughout his 55-fight career over a 13year period, Joe Riggs has only once been placed in a position where he was forced to defend himself in a hospital against an opponent whom he had already defeated. That opponent was none other than Nick Diaz, who had lost to Riggs via unanimous decision back at UFC 57 in Las Vegas. Instead of accepting his loss and focusing on future events, Diaz instead decide read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Legendary boxer Mike Tyson revealed during a radio interview this week that he was sexually abused as a child while growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Swift and sure justice! Croatian light heavyweight boxer Vido Loncar, who blew a gasket at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Zagreb, has been banned for life after his vicious assault against the referee who called an early stop to his match against the fleet-footed Algirdas Baniulis. Croatian Boxing Federation’s Marko Marovic vents to Sky Sports (via Sherdog): "This is the worst thing that could happen to us. This is a disgrace to Zagreb and Croatia and cause the sport of boxing major read news >>

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