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MMA is one of the most popular sports around, and has produced a great many legendary competitors over the years. Here are ten of the greatest, and most legendary, competitors in mixed martial arts history.
Sports fans love to guess what will happen in the world of competitive ball handling, but most of these guesses turn out to be dead wrong. It’s actually much easier to predict stuff that WON’T happen, as we’ve so helpfully done just now. Here are ten sporty things that a simply not happening in the coming year.
While many people celebrate professional baseball’s greatest home runs, or its best players, we choose to honor the wackiest, most ridiculous, or downright embarrassing things to happen during a game. Some of these, many would like to forget, but we won’t let them. 10. Plague of Midges The Cleveland Indians baseball stadium, and much of […]
On February 23, 2013, The Ultimate Fighting Championship made history, with a Pay-Per-View headlined by the first UFC women’s fight in history. Accordingly, this event received widespread coverage from not just niche fighting websites, but also from mainstream newspapers such as USA Today, due to the historic advance for women that the event represents. Here are […]
Football (or soccer, as it’s known in the States) is the world’s most beloved game. From back alley matches to the World Cup, most everybody’s kicked a ball at some point, and its fans are some of the most dedicated in the world. “Hooliganism” sometimes goes too far, though, and the ensuing antics can make […]
Nowadays, the NBA requires its rookies attend at least a year of college before going pro. Many of the top High School players in the country bide their time over that year, just itching for the chance to “graduate” and start making their millions But for a long time, there was no such requirement. An […]
Since sixteen and three-quarter billion pro sporting contests take place each year worldwide (give or take,) weird little coincidences take place all the time. For example, it’s our understanding that two different guys named Manning have won three Super Bowls between them since 2006. What are the chances, right? The only more unlikely thing we […]
Unbeknownst to most, it takes 3 years of qualifying to make the World Cup of soccer. 32 out of 209 nations that participate in the arduous journey make it to the month-long finals. The hard work is worth it though, as the champions are etched in stone and glorified across the ages. The teams at the […]
This is by no means a list that is set in stone. Yet I have taken into account: wins, breakthrough achievements, consistency and fighting intelligence. There will be notable exclusions since I am only listing those who fight or have fought in the UFC. Notable exceptions will be Wanderle Silva, Bas Rutten, Fedor Emilianenko etc., […]
Football, or soccer to some, is probably the most popular sport in the world at and, as such, is able to generate a great amount of money. A large percentage of that money is invested in football players by the clubs. For most countries, the periods in which players can be bought and sold are […]
Sports rankings are always going to be subjective. It matters when you were born. It matters who you root for. It matters who you root against. You can argue points, championships, awards, and the ever-present “eye test.” Also, sports rankings are some of the most fun to debate, no matter what the category. With all of […]
Every couple of years, some Christian group approaches my hometown school district and asks them to change the logo of the school from the Blue Devil to something, well, less Satanic. Don’t people have more important things to worry about? Apparently not, because it seems that new college presidents are always talking about changing team […]
There’s a famous saying about sports, that it’s the perfect platform to illustrate the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. That’s a very true statement, and sometimes we forget just how fine a line there really is between those two things. The thrill for one side equals agony for the other, and anyone […]
It’s easy for a team to put together seven or eight wins in a row, or for a basketball player to make 15 straight free throws, or a baseball player to collect a hit in 10 straight games. Those aren’t memorable achievements, and certainly nothing for the history books. But in the world of athletics, […]