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By: Kirk Jackson The epic cross-over mash of combat sports is finally over and the dust settled. As cold reality sets in for dejected fans of mixed martial arts, there’s a million ways to interpret what transpired. Photo Credit: USA Today Most of the build-up was based on a series…

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By Bryanna Fissori The sport of Mixed Martial Arts as a whole had little to lose putting its poster boy up against arguably the most familiar face in boxing for this generation. McGregor the MMA fighter was coming into this bout with literally no professional boxing experience against boxing’s undefeated…

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By: Sean Crose By the end of the ninth round of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor novelty bout on Saturday night, it was clear that UFC superstar McGregor was beaten up. Floyd was landing shot after shot on the man. Furthermore, the Irishman looked exhausted. One of McGregor’s weaknesses in the…

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By Charles Jay Back in December 1993, there was a one-night 16-man heavyweight tournament taking place at what was then Casino Magic in Mississippi. One of the competitors who was signed into the field was a guy named Joe Savage, who was billed as “the bare knuckle champion of Great…

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By: Kirk Jackson The lifestyle is flashy. Luxurious cars, custom suits, jewelry, large houses, big pay days and plenty of trash talk. Are we describing Floyd Mayweather or Conor McGregor? Photo Credit: USA Today It’s evident McGregor emulated the Mayweather blueprint; following the golden path to riches and is now…

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By Jake Donovan The plan all along was for the legendary Miguel Cotto to call it a career by the end of 2017. The only question was finding the perfect starting point to launch such a farewell tour. Six months and one failed attempt later, the former four-division world champion…

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By Bryanna Fissori It is common knowledge that boxing makes significantly more money than MMA. If that has not been made clear to anyone, then they have no idea what the upcoming Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather fight is even about. Show Me the Money What is less on the…

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By Kirk Jackson Some spectators suggest Conor McGregor is going to have to borrow magic from leprechauns or rely on the luck enchanted four leaf clovers if he has any shot of defeating Floyd Mayweather Aug. 26. The lucky charms may not be necessary however. The brash Irishman talks a…

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by Valerie Del Villar This Saturday is going to be lit. The fight no one had been waiting for has now turned into the very fight the world waits with bated breath to see. I don’t think that that’s an overstatement. Everybody from here to the UK either wants to…

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By Thomas Nicholls Well, the highest grossing Boxing event of all time is upon us. No, it’s not GGG vs Canelo. It’s one of the greatest boxers of all time up against someone who has never had a professional boxing bout before – and people are giving McGregor a chance….

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by B.A. Cass German Caicedo scanned the room, trying to pick out Juan Carlos Payano from the crowd of young, eager-to-impress Dominican fighters. Caicedo was there with his brother-in-law, Henry Rivalta, and Shannon Briggs, who along with training for his upcoming fight against Vitali Klitschko, had just started a small…

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By Bryanna Fissori The question has been asked a million times. Will Conor McGregor accidently throw a kick or go for a takedown in his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather? No one can say that for sure. (Honestly, in preparing for my upcoming boxing match I almost kicked my sparring…

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