The UFC’s dominace in MMA: Good or Bad?

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has raised the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) to higher grounds, landing it on pay-per-view, mainstream sporting news and eventually network television. All MMA fighters — striking and grappling their way up the ranks — long for a phone call from the UFC. It’s the grand stage of mixed martial … Read more

Depressed Manny Pacquiao fans go through stages of grief

Boxing veteran Manny Pacquiao.

Denial, anger, and acceptance are the three primary mental stages those stuck with grief are often said to suffer through. Manny Pacquiao’s legion of Filipino and American followers are suffering from something akin to that right now. “Pac-Man” suffered the most damaging loss of his luminous boxing career on December 8th, Knocked out flat on … Read more

Is Manny Pacquiao all hype and no substance?

Boxing veteran Manny Pacquiao.

For almost a decade, boxing fans and pundits alike have been claiming Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao is the best fighter of this generation, but in many ways, he hasn’t held up to the hype. The media’s engagement in Pacquiao’s career may be sourced into the notoriety of his competitor Floyd “Money” Mayweather (43-0-0 26 KO’s). … Read more