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Two-Minute Round: If you’re the UFC, what do you do with Jon Jones?

He almost did it. He had people forgetting. He had people anticipating, and daydreaming, and rubbing their hands together. He had people fixating more on his greatness than those many fuck-ups, which felt slightly directional.

Nick Diaz’s return is fun unless you’re Nick Diaz…in that case it’s hell

There are a lot of conflicting feelings are out there surrounding Nick Diaz's return at UFC 266.

Hat Tip to Joseph Benavidez who is getting the hell out of there

Here's a tip of the hat to Joe B, who is getting the hell out of there. Some words as Joseph Benavidez retires.

So, about Jake Paul…

The truth is, we kind of hate Jake Paul because he broke into our psyche like a burglar, and most of us didn’t have a say in that.

Ciryl Gane photobombed the UFC’s heavyweight big picture

At UFC 265, Cyril Gane defeated Derrick Lewis and arrived as a threat to overthrow Francis Ngannou as undisputed UFC Heavyweight champ.

Is it the end of Conor McGregor? No, but it might be the end of an aura

Conor McGregor went into his series with Dustin Poirier a 26-year-old firebrand who everyone just knew was destined for great things. He exits that series, at least for the time being, as a 33-year-old Forbes mogul with a broken leg and some delusions about Poirier’s wife. Everything that’s happened in…

Don’t worry, watching Logan Paul versus Floyd Mayweather isn’t cheating on your combat sport

Watching Logan Paul take on Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match is never going to be advisable, but — contrary to all the tsk-tsking — it falls well short of infidelity.

This is not an unbiased column about the Nuggets overcoming the Lakers

If Denver had more caring columnists, there wouldn’t be such a disconnect between the Nuggets of today and the Nuggets that have always been. If the Denver Post’s Mark Kiszla had a deeper feel of history he would reference the Lakers continued dominance over the Nuggets all the way back to the 1985 Western Conference Finals. The line of pain would be held taut until history stopped repeating itself. It would be a tragic story in the way the Broncos are a tragic story for any Cleveland Browns fan.

It sounds like a lazy movie review, but UFC 261 really was an emotional thrill ride

UFC 261 in Jacksonville was something else. It was unpredictable and gripping. It was heartbreaking. It was teeming to the rafters with fans. It was competitive and insightful and basically everything that last Saturday night’s PPV in Atlanta was not.
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