Holly Holm was a massive underdog in her fight against UFC Bantamweight Champ Ronda Rousey, and for good reason. Rousey, 12-0 going into UFC 193, had only been stretched beyond one round once in her MMA career. Nothing against Holm, a world-champion boxer and kickboxer who was undefeated in UFC coming in, but she isn’t Ronda Rousey, who had won her last three title defenses in a combined 64 seconds.
Dana White got it wrong calling wrestling “fake.” Wrestling got it wrong getting upset at Dana White for calling it “fake.”
This one goes to 34. That’s how many seconds it took for Ronda Rousey to knock out Bethe Correia at UFC 190.
CM Punk and Dana White aren’t doing business with any plans for their UFC experiment to fail, and there’s a way to make sure that it doesn’t fail.
Brock Lesnar was an NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion before leaving WWE to star in UFC. The best CM Punk can claim is that he has trained in MMA off and on for a few years.
Eighth-ranked UVA didn’t look like one of the best teams in the country this weekend in Brooklyn in winning the Barclays Center Classic. But the Cavs did more than enough to take home the tournament title in wins over LaSalle and Rutgers, and also get some quality work in toward their end goal.
Fishburne postgrad basketball coach Ed Huckaby jumped at the opportunity to hire Mel Abrams to be his lead assistant.
TNA settling in to Wednesday time slot: For the first time since its forced move to Wednesday nights, TNA’s “Impact Wrestling” is back over the million-viewer mark.
Return of The Rock? Dwayne Johnson appeared on ESPN’s Sports Nation on Tuesday and told host Michelle Beadle that he would “love” to wrestle again, and that he’s talked to Vince McMahon about a return to WWE.
This week’s WWE Superstars featured a match pitting a pair of one-time A-listers: Alberto Del Rio and R-Truth. The question: which has fallen further?
Bill Goldberg indicated earlier this week that he would be interested in returning to the ring for WrestleMania 31. It now appears that the interest is mutual.
Russian based Draka MMA Federation has partnered with Richmond’s Sweat Equity MMA Management to showcase a Pro/Am Mixed Martial Arts fight card on Saturday, May 31, at the Richmond Coliseum, with both unified, and Draka rules bouts.
The ring entrance for The Undertaker included a display of 22 coffins, 21 for his previous WrestleMania victims, the last one for Brock Lesnar, who was about to be added to the list. Watching WrestleMania 30 with a friend and his two elementary-school-age sons, it was one of the younger fans who pointed out the obvious.
Tonight’s Monday Night Raw is the go-home show for WrestleMania 30. Will we see Daniel Bryan return to face off with Triple H? And what will happen with Undertaker and Brock Lesnar in the other big money match on the ‘Mania show?
Tre Harris hit a tie-breaking three with 1:13 to go, and second-ranked Fishburne held on in the final minute to post an 85-81 win over #10 Massanutten Thursday night in Waynesboro.