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  1. ESPN primer: UFC 125

    Jake Rossen

    For decades, boxing was criticized for devoting little time or resources to undercards. Events pushed two headlining fighters; fans -- especially celebrities, who need to devote time to important thoughts -- grew trained to not even show up for preli...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  2. ESPN primer: UFC 125

    Jake Rossen

    For decades, boxing was criticized for devoting little time or resources to undercards. Events pushed two headlining fighters; fans -- especially celebrities, who need to devote time to important thoughts -- grew trained to not even show up for preli...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2010
  3. Will UFC's new divisions create class struggles?

    Jake Rossen

    Not that anyone seemed too worried, but there must be some relief in hearing UFC U.K. head Marshall Zelaznik reaffirm that the promotion's two new weight classes aren't the start of the epidemic that has plagued boxing: fracturing a simple sport into...

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2010
  4. The dueling heavyweight titles

    Jake Rossen

    For a good chunk of the 20th century, the world heavyweight title in boxing was considered to be the most prestigious achievement in all of sports. Other activities were really just metaphors for combat; boxing was combat, pure and undiluted. It make...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  5. MMA: Dueling heavyweight titles

    Jake Rossen

    For a good chunk of the 20th century, the world heavyweight title in boxing was considered to be the most prestigious achievement in all of sports. Other activities were really just metaphors for combat; boxing was combat, pure and undiluted. It make...

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2010
  6. Writer put off by violence

    Jake Rossen

    On Monday, a writer named Ivan Trembow released a long and impassioned essay on why he'll no longer pay attention to football, boxing or mixed martial arts: the prevalence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which amounts to the scramblin...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  7. Writer put off by violence

    Jake Rossen

    On Monday, a writer named Ivan Trembow released a long and impassioned essay on why he'll no longer pay attention to football, boxing or mixed martial arts: the prevalence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which amounts to the scrambling of ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2010
  8. Vitor Belfort wants James Toney

    Jake Rossen

    Dave Mandel for Sherdog.comVitor Belfort's vaunted hand speed wouldn't make up for a lack of experience in the boxing ring.The inventor of Twitter -- someone whom I would very much enjoy punching in a vital organ -- has made it possible for celebriti...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  9. The plan for Manny Pacquiao in MMA

    Jake Rossen

    There's no room for creativity in boxing -- it's the same game of rock 'em, sock 'em robots every time out -- and Manny Pacquiao's handlers aren't the adventurous type. But there's a pile of money sitting underneath...

    Blog | September 04, 2010
  10. The plan for Manny Pacquiao in MMA

    Jake Rossen

    There's no room for creativity in boxing -- it's the same game of rock 'em, sock 'em robots every time out -- and Manny Pacquiao's handlers aren't the adventurous type. But there's a pile of money sitting underneath Pacquiao's recent assertion that h...

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2010
  11. Kimbo Slice boxes himself in

    Jake Rossen

    Having established his name in both street fighting and mixed martial arts, Kimbo Slice appears to be heading into the third act of an unlikely athletic career: boxing. Slice, 36, has signed a contract with promoter Gary Shaw, the former head of Elit...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  12. Kimbo Slice boxes himself in

    Jake Rossen

    Having established his name in both street fighting and mixed martial arts, Kimbo Slice appears to be heading into the third act of an unlikely athletic career: boxing. Slice, 36, has signed a contract with promoter Gary Shaw, the former head of Elit...

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2010
  13. King and Mayorga: Together again

    Jake Rossen

    Harry How/Getty ImagesWho knows if Ricardo Mayorga ever intended to climb into the cage, but his efforts did help land a boxing match.You'll recall that boxer Ricardo Mayorga somehow convinced burgeoning MMA promotion Shine Fights that he was no...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  14. Jackson-Machida proves who's boss

    Jake Rossen

    All the back and forth regarding boxing's ills and MMA's emergence as the dominant combat sport can really be boiled down to one thing: Boxers have autonomy. Mixed martial artists do not. While that independence may be the best thing for th...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  15. Quinton Jackson-Lyoto Machida proves who's boss

    Jake Rossen

    All the back and forth regarding boxing's ills and MMA's emergence as the dominant combat sport can really be boiled down to one thing: Boxers have autonomy. Mixed martial artists do not. While that independence may be the best thing for the fighters...

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  16. The comedy stylings of boxing

    Jake Rossen

    Boxing could be enjoying a major B-12 shot right now. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be hyping the second in a highly lucrative series of fights. They could be setting up other contenders for when that well runs dry. Someone could be t...

    Blog | July 19, 2010