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A Q&A With Mike Perry, MMA Fighter and Animal Impersonator

On Saturday, the surreal Perry takes on Santiago Ponzinibbio on UFC on FOX.
Jeff Harder
12.19.17
Pro Wrestling
Pro Wrestling

The Velveteen Dream is WWE's Chance to Move Beyond Gay Panic

Wrestling audiences are ready for a nuanced, sexually ambiguous character like NXT superstar The Velveteen Dream. Is WWE?
Rob Rousseau
12.3.17
boxing
boxing

The Night Jack Dempsey Bankrupted a Town

Hoping to garner national attention and draw investors to the small town's newfound oil field, Shelby, Montana went broke hosting a Jack Dempsey fight.
Jack Slack
12.3.17
muay thai
muay thai

After a Month of Mourning, Muay Thai Returns to Thailand

The month-long ban on gambling in honor of the death of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej has ended and the Muay Thai community can get back to business.
Frances Watthanaya
11.6.17
boxing
boxing

The Making of Gennady Golovkin, Boxing's Silent Superstar

How a boy from a soot-soaked corner of the Soviet empire—a city that grew out of a labor camp, in a society shaped by the warped, paranoid mind of Joseph Stalin—grew into the man they call “Triple-G.”
Finn Cohen
9.15.17
muay thai
muay thai

Youth Muay Thai Shows Promise at World Championship, But U.S. Still Lags Behind

Jet Benjaminson is one of the best young fighters the U.S. has to offer, and he still struggled against the competition at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur Championship.
Frances Watthanaya
9.6.17
mayweather-mcgregor
mayweather-mcgregor

Muhammad Ali and Antonio Inoki Gave Us a Preview of Mayweather-McGregor

In 1976, Ali and Inoki fought for 15 excruciatingly boring rounds, after which the crowd chanted for their money back.
Mike Meehall Wood
8.25.17
mayweather-mcgregor
mayweather-mcgregor

Mayweather-McGregor Is the Ultimate Money Fight

The two aren't the only ones making bank off their superfight. From bars to fans to the state of Nevada, everyone has the opportunity to cash in.
Corey Erdman
8.25.17
the rumble in the jungle
the rumble in the jungle

How Muhammad Ali Stunned the World at the Rumble in the Jungle

The Rumble in the Jungle was a fight of such significance that it transcended boxing, perhaps even sport as a whole, to become a moment of 20th century history. This is how it happened.
Jim Weeks
8.1.17
Fightland
Fightland

Conor McGregor Is the Devil’s Son

Last week's miserable series of press conferences closed the distance between the blowhard McGregor pretends to be when he needs to sell something and the shameful human Floyd Mayweather continues to be every day.
Jeff Harder
7.27.17
Fightland
Fightland

The Tactical Guide to Chris Weidman versus Kelvin Gastelum

Chris Weidman's fall from grace has been among the most brutal in the game as this weekend he tries to prevent a fourth loss in a row. We look at the skills that made Weidman so good, speculate on his decline, and examine how he matches up with Gastelum.
Jack Slack
7.26.17
Fightland
Fightland

Pud Pad Noy Worawoot: The “Golden Leg” of Muay Thai

Feted by kings and statesman, from 1970 to 1975 Pud Pad Noy was the multi-weight daddy of the Muay Thai ring.
Alexander Reynolds
7.26.17