I don't think it's demeaning or anything, and anyway it's just a promoter trying to hype his fighter, but on the other hand, how is it illuminating? Rousey is overwhelming her challengers athletically, but at root she's a superior technical fighter; that makes her a little different from the young Tyson, who whatever… » 3/02/15 3:58pm Monday 3:58pm

ESPN's Dan Rafael Seems Like He Could Use A Nap

ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafael is, as our own Iron Mike Gallego has long enjoyed pointing out, a stooge and a nitwit, but the run-up to the announcement of the long-delayed Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao bout has revealed something else about him: Like much of the rest of the boxing media but even more so, he… » 2/20/15 10:21am 2/20/15 10:21am

Okay, let's talk about exactly what it says about how America expresses its sexuality publicly that a magazine full of pictures of women who appear not to eat and have been photoshopped to the point of biological improbability is a profitable venture in 2015. It would be great if we could do so without using any… » 2/16/15 10:42am 2/16/15 10:42am

MMA Fighter Suffers Seizure After Getting Viciously Knocked Out

At an Oplot fight card held in (we believe) Russia earlier today, a fighter went into a seizure after being knocked out with a kick to the head. The footage, as seen above—it starts at about the 56:30 mark—is difficult to watch, not least because of a seemingly confused response from the referee, who immediately… » 2/14/15 8:09pm 2/14/15 8:09pm

If you'd kept reading for another minute or so you would have seen that the piece is actually precisely about tidy narratives and that the opening section is not to be taken entirely at face value. The other option, as you seem to be aware, was to critique a piece you hadn't actually read. » 2/12/15 2:35pm 2/12/15 2:35pm

Yeah, but Kanye rules and no one other than Grammy voters even knew Beck was still alive. (Seriously—I like Beck fine, but if you'd asked me I would have figured he was in Topeka working for the local Org and asking locals if they wanted a personality test.) » 2/09/15 12:55am 2/09/15 12:55am