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  1. Tyson on the UFC, the Gracies and charity

    Jake Rossen

    Seven years ago, Mike Tyson did what prizefighters are rarely willing or able to do: recognize when their time is up. A mercurial figure of the '80s and '90s who often courted as much trouble outside the ring as he did inside of it, Tyson walked ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  2. Strikeforce's co-promotional woes

    Jake Rossen

    The concept of "co-promotion" remains the biggest pipe dream in prizefighting. (Even though it happened years too late, I remain amazed HBO and Showtime got together to promote the Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis bout in 2002; it was the equivalent of Coke s...

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2010
  3. Jon Jones yawns at Ryan Bader

    Jake Rossen

    When you do something exceptionally well, the danger isn't always that you'll suffer from eroding skills or age so much as boredom. If success finds you, maybe you stop working so hard to chase it. Mike Tyson might be the highest-profile case of a f...

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2010
  4. Mike Tyson on MMA

    Jake Rossen

    The biggest box-office fight that never transpired will always be Mike Tyson in a mixed martial arts contest. Post-1997, the public perception was that he belonged in a cage anyway. This is a promotion that pretty much writes itself.[+] EnlargeAP Pho...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  5. Mike Tyson on MMA

    Jake Rossen

    The biggest box-office fight that never transpired will always be Mike Tyson in a mixed martial arts contest. Post-1997, the public perception was that he belonged in a cage anyway. This is a promotion that pretty much writes itself. It will never...

    Blog | Conversation | August 04, 2010
  6. Strikeforce primer: Fedor versus Werdum

    Jake Rossen

    There are fighters who invite interest only depending on their opponent, and there are fighters who can attract a crowd for the simple reason of being. No one paid to see Mike Tyson against Frank Bruno because Bruno could sell a fight or because his ...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  7. ESPN Primer: Strikeforce: Fedor Emelianenko versus Fabricio Werdu...

    Jake Rossen

    There are fighters who invite interest only depending on their opponent, and there are fighters who can attract a crowd for the simple reason of being. No one paid to see Mike Tyson against Frank Bruno because Bruno could sell a fight or because hi...

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2010