I am sure that Daniel Bryan, who is possibly the greatest pro wrestler in the world, wants to wrestle this Sunday. If he does—if he competes in WWE’s 30-man Royal Rumble—then I hope that the thousands of Daniel Bryan fans who’ve been rooting for him to make a comeback don’t discover one day that we basically rooted…
This weekend’s UFC fight has been four years in the making. Dominick Cruz pioneered a nigh-untouchable Matrix-like fighting style and dominated a whole division with it. Then he got injured. For years. While he was away, TJ Dillashaw claimed his belt with remarkably similar moves. Now, they’re finally gonna fight.
The UFC is not super kind to fighters. Don’t get me wrong: some champs and popular up-and-comers make decent bank, but they have little leverage. A few ugly losses, ill-advised words, or hell, a uniform violation can leave them jobless—or at least on the UFC’s shitlist. So it’s crazy to see a fighter making the UFC…
In 2015, seven UFC championship belts changed hands. Jon Jones pleaded guilty to a felony and fell from grace. Ronda Rousey got knocked into oblivion by Holly Holm. Deadspin reported that Vitor Belfort was allowed to compete despite suspicious testosterone levels. Reebok ruined everything. And yet, it’s been a damn…
People in the movie theater where I saw Star Wars The Force Awakens on Thursday night started grumbling by the time the fifth or sixth trailer rolled out. Each green preview screen was another delay. But the eighth trailer won us over.
It’s not just the Christmas season that seems to start earlier each year. The year-in-review season is on its way to a November launch, too. We hold out as long as possible, to give the full 12 months our consideration, but we did spend part of last week assessing the states of the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U in 2015.…
Saturday night, one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history is finally happening. Conor McGregor, the organization’s current big hope for mainstream success, takes on Brazilian phenom Jose Aldo. McGregor—with his shit-talking antics and “movement” mumbo-jumbo—sure will be screwed if he loses, right? Wrong.
It’s supposed to get slow in December, but it sure wasn’t slow last week, not with fresh game releases, some new controversies, a big awards show and a PlayStation fan festival full of game announcements. My favorite stuff from what we ran last week:
Everything you need to know to wrap your head around Fallout 4’s armor mechanics.
Short week last week. But we wedged some good stuff into it, I dare say. My favorites:
I wish I could tell you that I knew who I shot at blindly and somehow ended up killing. Ah well. Next time!
I’ve seen a lot of people contending that Ronda Rousey was “exposed” over the weekend—that Holly Holm’s kick-heard-‘round-the-world is proof that Rousey was never all that good in the first place. Those people are wrong.
What a week. Good stories. See below.
Joanna “Champion” Jedrzejczyk is one of the UFC’s least-known champs, but these days she might be my favorite fighter, period.
I recently saw Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic referred to as “the myth who turned into a man.” That’s so accurate that it’s painful.
War. War never changes. And thankfully, neither does Bethesda’s volume of facial hair options (or penchant for snappy nicknames).