Regardless of what you think about Mike Tyson as a person, it's impossible to deny that he has an incredible story to tell. Earlier this week I called him to discuss that story, which includes a new memoir, the pet pigeons that transformed him into a figh…
Frazier believed in a cold pursuit of something; his objective was not to proselytize but to give himself over to the sport. Not to transcend it or to reshape it but to be consumed by it, to thrive within its merciless structure. To beat Ali, he said, he
Epicly Later'd returns with a new series, long in the works, chronicling Liverpool's Geoff Rowley. We basically kidnapped the pro-skater/outdoorsman/wild man, which resulted in an episode unlike anything the show has ever done.
After an infamous YouTube squabble, Ottavia Bourdain offers her friend, and Big Gay Ice Cream co-proprietor, Doug Quint an olive branch in the form of a free jiu-jitsu lesson at the Renzo Gracie Academy in Manhattan.
Growing up in Miami, Jorge Masvidal learned two things: Cuba was a place worth loving, and it was a place worth leaving. Masvidal has yet to visit his family's homeland. All he knows of Cuba come through the stories. The UFC lightweight shares a few of th…
Evans Quinn was a local legend in rural Bluefields, Nicaragua, an immensely talented heavyweight who fought his way out of poverty. Then he lost some fights, returned home, and got into a feud that turned deadly.
Bill Lee says controversial things. The former Boston Red Sox lefty cum New England cult hero once compared the New York Yankees to Nazis and "a bunch of hookers swinging their purses." He has written about his desire to bite the ear off an umpire over a
Dawadah has never had a gym—just a heavy bag and a wooden training dummy stored in an East Harlem community room closet. For ten dollars a class, he'll train anyone with an interest in Jeet Kune Do, the hybrid martial arts system developed by Bruce Lee.
I loathe MMA T-shirts every bit as much as I love the sport they supposedly represent. I've never quite understood how fighting, a culture based on discipline and singular focus, came to inspire such aesthetic disorder and random skull/dragon/axe/chain pl…
League of Denial, the new documentary produced by PBS's Frontline, doesn't reveal much that is totally new about how football damages brains, but it's still shocking to see how much the NFL has concealed about its concussion crisis.
The giant of English MMA, more game than great, finds himself cornered by the banks and the bookies. Naturally, he accepts a proposal to fight Alistair Overeem—one of the best heavyweights in the MMA, and one of the deadliest strikers in the world.
Brian Anderson has made some big moves lately. He has joined the "I Quit Girl" club and formed his own company, 3-D. In the past couple of years he has also moved from San Francisco to New York, and he seems to be entering another level in his skateboard
Last year, Jon Jones refused to fight Chael Sonnen, forcing the UFC to cancel a fight for the first time since 2001. Immediately the negative messages started flooding into the @JonJones Twitter account. The problem was that Jon Jones the UFC fighter didn…
Dustin Barca doesn't get along with Corporate America. The former surfer is now a professional MMA fighter, full-time activist, and grassroots organizer hell-bent on ridding Hawaii of biotech firms like Monsanto.
Nearly everyone knows the war on drugs is a bad idea at this point, but employers—from the NBA to Walmart—still think smoking marijuana should be a fireable offense. And as usual, it's corporate America's vote that counts.