More on the Pacquaio/Bradley Decision: No Rematch, Investigation Possible, Precedents, and its Impact on MMA

I woke up on Saturday morning assuming I’d spend much of the next week talking about the need to provide more competent reffing and judging in MMA. Okay, I’m being a bit facetious, since I don’t wake up in the morning and think “what will I blog about in reference … Continue reading

Fallout of the Absurd Pacquaio/Bradley Decision

The judges at ringside: dumber than Jim Lampley's Ridiculous Glasses.

Making the performance of Florida officials on Friday night’s UFC on FX 3 card look competent would be a tall order for any Commission, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission was apparently up for the challenge. In case you don’t know already, last night’s bout between Manny Pacquaio and Tim … Continue reading

The Darker Side of Combat Sports: Gary Goodridge’s CTE Diagnosis and Manny Pacquaio’s Financial Woes

First, from Ben Fowlkes of comes the tragic story of MMA and kickboxing legend Gary Goodridge’s recent diagnosis: “When talking to him on the phone, his speech was becoming slurred,” said Mike Mobbs, who’s counted Goodridge as his best friend since the two were nine years old, growing up … Continue reading

In the Wake of Pacquiao/Clottey, Boxing Needs to Change Its Approach

For the sake of full disclosure, I must first note that I did not watch  Saturday night’s bout between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey from Cowboys Stadium. As such, I can only verify what was said about the fight by observers, both casual and expert, and relay the consensus reactions … Continue reading

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