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WWE RAW Rating Doesn’t Move the Needle

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It’s pretty hard to make heads-or-tails of WWE RAW these days. The creative direction has been tepid, no doubt, but in the face of fiercer Monday competition, the RAW rating continues to surprise. Read More »

WWE RAW Rating Slides, NFL Goes Up

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And now WWE RAW starts to feel the pressure from NFL competition… On Monday night, the company’s flagship show took a tumble against better football match ups. The show wasn’t hyped as much as last week’s disappointing mess (and there wasn’t a Jerry Springer in sight), but it was the last WWE RAW before Sunday’s Night of Champions pay-per-view. As such, ... Read More »

WWE RAW Rating Somewhat Surprising

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Reactions to last night’s WWE RAW have been somewhat mixed. Overall, though, most people thought it was a stinker. There was a bunch of hype behind the show, with Jerry Lawler as the advertised guest to mediate issues between the Bella Twins. It was also billed as the “season premiere.” The show was headlined by a Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt rematch ... Read More »

Jon Jones Suffers Leg Injury, Out Of UFC 178 Against Daniel Cormier

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The UFC announced a short time ago that light heavyweight champion Jon Jones suffered a torn meniscus and a sprained ankle in training and is out of his UFC 178 main event title defense against Daniel Cormier. Stepping in as the new main event is the UFC 177 co-main event featuring flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defending against Chris Cariaso. In ... Read More »

Anderson Silva Returns To Face Nick Diaz On January 31

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“The Spider” is back. UFC president Dana White announced moments ago on ESPN’s “Sportscenter” that former UFC middleweight champion and pound for pound king Anderson Silva will return to face Nick Diaz on January 31 in Las Vegas. It will be the main event of the show, which is expected to be billed as UFC 183. The fight will be ... Read More »

Ronda Rousey Earns Two ESPY Nominations

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UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returns to the octagon next Saturday as she defends her title against Alexis Davis at UFC 175. Regardless if she wins the fight, is Rousey the best female athlete in all of sports? It was announced this morning that Rousey was nominated for two ESPY awards, “Best Female Athlete” and “Best Fighter.” Also receiving ... Read More »

WWE Monday Night Raw Ratings Down From Last Week

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The ratings for Monday’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw were released. The show had a 2.71 rating with an average of 3.83 million viewers. That is down from last week as that show scored a 2.88 rating with an average of 3.99 million viewers. The first hour of this week’s Raw averaged 3.91 million viewers, hour two averaged 3.80 ... Read More »

The UFC Releases A Statement Regarding Rousimar Palhares’ Release

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The UFC made headlines in the wrong way on Wednesday night at UFC Fight Night 29 when welterweight Rousimar Palhares refused to break a leg lock he had in his bout with Mike Pierce. Video: Palhares submits Pierce in 31 seconds Palhares had won the bout by submission 0:31 into the fight. The UFC didn’t give Palhares the submission of ... Read More »

Report: MMA Fighters Involved In Biogenesis Probe

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If you thought MMA would be free of the Biogenesis scandal, you would be wrong. Today on ESPN’s, ‘Outside the Lines’, former Biogenesis employee turned whistleblower Porter Fisher said that MMA fighters were also on the client list. The other sports include MLB, NFL, NBA and professional boxing. Fisher hasn’t released the client list at this current time. After having ... Read More »

Floyd Mayweather Bests Anderson Silva and Jon Jones For 2013 ESPY

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Boxing is still more popular than MMA in terms of who the fans think is the best fighter. It announced last night at ESPN 2013 ESPY awards that boxing kingpin Floyd Mayweather won the award for best fighter. Mayweather beat out UFC stars Anderson Siva and Jon Jones, with fellow boxers Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia. The winner was determined ... Read More »