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Photographing Benny Podda, the Bodybuilder Turned Martial Artist Turned Cave-Dwelling Medicine Man

Photographer Ray Lego recalls sipping hallucinogenic potions, hanging out in the desert, and watching the man drown himself.
Jeff Harder
7.21.17
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
7.21.17
FIGHTLAND

The Tactical Guide to Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum

As he tries to prevent a fourth loss in a row, Chris Weidman's fall from grace is looking increasingly brutal. We assess the skills that made him so good, speculate on his decline, and examine how he matches up with Kelvin Gastelu
Jack Slack
7.20.17
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
7.18.17
FIGHTLAND

Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson: Better Opponent, Same Fight

If Michael Johnson was better than the rest of the opponents on his record, Justin Gaethje didn't seem to care. We examine the instant classic, and the fan friendly style of MMA's most masochistic knockout artist.
Jack Slack
7.11.17
racism in boxing

A History of Racial Epithets In Boxing

From the time of Jack Johnson all the way up to the nineties heyday of British boxing, race has been used to define fighters and ethnicity used to sell fights.
Will Magee
7.7.17
FIGHTLAND

Lenny McLean vs. Roy Shaw: Battle of the Guv’nors

When two of London's hardest mob enforcers went to war in the brutal and dirty world of unlicensed boxing.
Alexander Reynolds
7.7.17
FIGHTLAND

Jack Slack's Tactical Guide to Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker

The UFC middleweight division can't stop throwing up compelling match ups and Robert Whittaker versus Yoel Romero might be the best of the bunch. We compare the styles of the Kiwi head kicker and the Cuban smashing machine.
Jack Slack
7.6.17
FIGHTLAND

Controversial Decision Aside, Manny Pacquiao Looks Washed Up

Many feel that Manny Pacquiao did enough to beat new WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in Brisbane this weekend, but the real story is that the Philippine senator is no longer among the sport’s elite.
Alex Raskin
7.4.17
conor benn

Conor Benn On The Future, His Ink and Growing Up With ‘The Dark Destroyer’

Ahead of his return to the ring on the undercard of Frank Buglioni vs. Ricky Summers, Conor Benn speaks to VICE Sports about the life of a fighter and being the son of a boxing icon.
Will Magee
6.30.17
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
6.29.17
FIGHTLAND

4 Minutes, 5 Million Baht: Lumpini's First Ever 'No-Rules' Fight

With over a million Baht in ticket sales, and 300,000 Baht donated to street kids, it doesn't really matter if you agree with the fight or not. It happened.
Frances Watthanaya
6.28.17