CNN Asks How Recent Anti-Semitic Shootings Affect The KKK's Brand

When CNN wrote the worst Kurt Cobain lede ever, we figured that they had done something on which they couldn't improve. Here, though, is a long article ("Can This KKK Leader Rebrand?") from the once-respected news organization suggesting that the true victims of the recent Overland Park shootings may actually have been… » 4/21/14 11:49am Monday 11:49am

UFC Champ Jon Jones (Apparently) Calls Some Guy A "Fag," Blames Hacker

The other day, a Swedish guy posted some images purporting to show that after he trolled UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones—he is, roughly, the Kevin Durant or Mike Trout of his sport—on Twitter, Jones went through his photos on Instagram and tagged them with homophobic comments. » 4/17/14 6:21pm 4/17/14 6:21pm

MMA Fighter Blacks Out In Corner, Sent Right Back In To Fight More

Last night, Matt Manzanares and Junior Maranhao fought for the Resurrection Fighting Alliance flyweight title at an event in Cheyenne, Wyo. The bout was going along normally enough after four rounds when Maranhao suddenly collapsed, falling off his stool and onto his face. » 4/12/14 10:23am 4/12/14 10:23am

The UFC Has A Human Rights Problem

One curious fact about the UFC of which a lot of people aren't aware is that the repressive government of Abu Dhabi owns a substantial minority stake in it. With the promotion staging a fight card there tomorrow, Bloody Elbow's Brent Brookhouse rightly figured it would be a good time to remind fans of what that means. » 4/10/14 2:50pm 4/10/14 2:50pm

What The Fuck Does This Thomas Friedman Hockey Metaphor Mean?

Thought leader Thomas Friedman of the New York Times has written a column about the Ukraine crisis, in which he argues, well, who knows. A good quarter of it is just an extended excerpt from a 16-year-old interview with George Kennan, who didn't think that committing to wage nuclear war on behalf of Eastern European… » 4/09/14 4:47pm 4/09/14 4:47pm