Category: The Ringer

The Nuggets Adjust From Being the Hunters to the Hunted

Denver had to get punched in the mouth to learn a critical lesson: It’s one thing to be the challengers; it’s another to be the champs

Unsung Hero of UFC 300? Jim “F——” Miller.

Jim Miller is the only fighter to appear at UFC 100, 200, and 300, and he just might be the greatest fighter you’ve never celebrated

This Colossal Fight Weekend Highlights the Evolution of Combat Sports

With Francis Ngannou’s big boxing match against Anthony Joshua, Cédric Doumbé’s homecoming at PFL Paris, and UFC 299 stealing the shine from UFC 300, fight fans are about to be spoiled

Nine Extremely, Very Bold MMA Predictions for 2024

The fight game is as unpredictable as they come, but that didn’t stop us from (foolishly) peering into our crystal ball for the new year. Here’s what we see happening for Conor McGregor, Tom Aspinall, Israel Adesanya, and more.

The Ringer MMA December Pound-for-Pound Rankings

Leon Edwards didn’t just leave his mark on Colby Covington at UFC 296—he flashed the kind of poise that makes you wonder how far he can go. How high does he climb in this month’s rankings?

For Nate Diaz’s Boxing Adventure, Everything Was Jake

Diaz-Paul had a little bit of everything: Robots, tanks, celebrities, imagination, family feuds, regrets, and … oh no, rematches?

The Cult of Nate Diaz Goes Boxing

The bout between Nate Diaz and Jake Paul is a curiosity PPV, even if the stakes mean nothing to boxing

It’s the Holy Grail of Fight Weekends

With UFC 291 and Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford both happening Saturday night, fight fans are getting something rare this weekend: exactly what they asked for

The Fight No One Asked for but Everyone Wants to See

Tyson Fury versus Francis Ngannou? Whether we like it or not, big-name crossovers aren’t going anywhere, which begs the question: What exactly do we want from a fight?