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  1. Howard Bryant -- The allure of danger, damage and death in sports...

    Howard Bryant

    In spite of the science, we are still drawn to danger, damage, death in sports

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  2. Boxing, MMA representatives meet about head research

    Two former boxers, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.), welcomed representatives of the world's boxing and mixed martial arts organizations on Tuesday to announce support for a study to understand the effects of repeated blows to the head.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  3. World's No. 1-rated female boxer Holly Holm to shift to MMA

    The world's No. 1-rated female boxer is leaving the sport and will focus on a mixed martial arts career.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  4. Cain Velasquez of UFC rejects challenge of boxer Tyson Fury

    UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez said Thursday that boxing contender Tyson Fury, who publicly challenged him to a fight "in a cage or ring," will have to do more than tweet challenges and insults to get his wish.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  5. Tyson Fury fires back at Michael Bisping

    Ben Blackmore

    Boxer Tyson Fury has continued his baiting of the UFC's top athletes with some choice words for middleweight Michael Bisping after the Brit said Cain Velasquez would "destroy" Fury in a fight. More »...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  6. Boxer Tyson Fury: I'd smash Cain Velasquez

    benblackmore

    British heavyweight Tyson Fury sparked a new bout of boxing versus MMA headlines on Thursday by claiming he would "smash" UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. More »...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  7. Dana White says Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a 'racist' for Jeremy Lin...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC president Dana White called WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. a racist Tuesday night for comments the boxer made recently about New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  8. Mayweather: Lin's popularity is due to race

    Ian Begley

    Boxer Floyd Mayweather believes that New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is getting national attention because of his race, rather than his exceptional play. "Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do ...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  9. Chris Leben finds himself in a tailspin

    Chuck Mindenhall

    It's long been known that the fight game caters to fear, and there's more than a century's worth of boxers who confronted it through many means. Anxiety sits in everyone, with some heavier than others. Georges St. Pierre has said that before a fig...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  10. UFC on Fox roundup: Junior Dos Santos upends Cain Velasquez in Ro...

    Franklin McNeil

    We have a new UFC heavyweight champion -- again. Junior dos Santos obliterated Cain Velasquez in less than a round to wrest away the title.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2011
  11. Kimbo Slice wins second pro fight with first-round KO

    Franklin McNeil

    Heavyweight Kevin Ferguson, who is more commonly known as Kimbo Slice, improved to 2-0 as a professional boxer Saturday night with a first-round knockout of Ray Bledsoe in Grand Island, Neb.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2011
  12. Framingham boxer back in the ring

    Brendan Hall

    In his boxing comeback, Danny O'Connor hopes his hard work, sacrifice pays off.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  13. Bernard Hopkins calls out 'laid-back' Chad Dawson

    Franklin McNeil

    Bernard Hopkins' legacy is secure, save for one void on his resume: "exciting fighter." That's why he's pleading for Chad Dawson, a younger version of the formerly defense-minded Hopkins, to come ready to brawl on Oct. 15.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  14. Sergio Martinez takes Twitter challenge from Brit Darren Barker

    Franklin McNeil

    With none of boxing's heavy hitters willing to take on Sergio Martinez, the middleweight kingpin decided to accept a broadband-aided challenge from little-known Brit Darren Barker.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  15. The world's most famous mediocre boxer

    Chad Dundas

    You have to hand it to Kimbo Slice. In the recent history of professional sports, you'd be hard-pressed to find another athlete who has done so much with so little. Anybody who follows the fight game knows I absolutely mean that as a compliment....

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  16. Dos Santos more than just a boxer

    Chuck Mindenhall

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- It wasn't that he beat Shane Carwin in the main event of UFC 131; it was the topsy-turvy nature of how Junior dos Santos did it. Not only did dos Santos prevent Carwin from dumping him to the ground with a surprisin...

    Blog | June 12, 2011