Fighting in the Age of Loneliness, supercut edition: A conversation with Felix and Jon

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Secret Base now has one million subscribers on YouTube. It’s a big moment for us, and it’s a testament to all the ambition, creativity and years of hard work put in by our team: Alex Rubenstein, Clara Morris, Graham MacAree, Jiazhen Zhang, Joe Ali, Jon Bois, Kofie Yeboah, Mike Das, Phil Pasternak, Ryan Simmons, Seth Rosenthal, and Will Buikema.

Out of appreciation for our viewers, we’ve decided to re-release our 2018 documentary series, Fighting in the Age of Loneliness, as a single two-hour video. Jon spent years working with Felix Biederman of Chapo Trap House fame to tell a story of mixed martial arts, sketchy business dealings, power-hungry families, the fading of American empire, and the refuge offered to us by our weird, stupid, beloved bloodsport.

Jon and Felix also took the o...

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Justis Huni vs Arsene Fosso: When is it, how to watch, who is fighting

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Rising star Justis Huni is back in action this Thursday defending the Australian heavyweight title against Arsene Fosso in Brisbane.

Huni created boxing history when he won the belt in his professional debut with a seventh round TKO win over Django Opelu in October.

The fight headlines a stacked card, with Shannon O’Connell, Issac Hardman, Tej Singh and Ben Kite all set to fight.

Here’s everything you need to know about Huni-Fosso.


Justis Huni is fight Arsene Fosso on Thursday, December 3. THAT’S TODAY, and the fights have started!

The bout is taking place just six weeks after Huni’s impressive debut win over Opelu.


The fight’s on now.


You can catch all the action on Fox Sports Channel...

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UFC 252 live updates, results, highlights from Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier

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UFC 252 should bring the heat on Saturday night with a legacy-determining completion of the Stipe Miocic-Daniel Cormier trilogy and a spotlight on Sean O’Malley, the undefeated 25-year-old bantamweight prospect who is set to take on Marlon Vera in a test of his development.

Those fights, which make up two of the five main-card duels, have helped build anticipation for the Las Vegas event.

Elsewhere, Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik could provide fans with a knockout, while Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda will hopefully entertain as a late addition to the main card.

Sporting News is tracking live updates and round-by-round highlights for every fight on the UFC 252 pay-per-view card, including the Miocic-Cormier 3 main event. Follow below for complete results.

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UFC’s Fight Island is something out of a video game

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While you’ve spent most of your time during the pandemic trying to design your island in Animal Crossing, UFC’s Dana White was doing something similar. The only difference is that White created a real-life island, and he’ll be using it for UFC events.

Since we’re comparing this to video games already, Fight Island is also the premise to the Mortal Kombat games: fighters will travel to this island for international fights. And while it sounded like an unlikely venue at first, Dana White delivered on his promise, announcing that inaugural Fight Island event would be the home of UFC 251 on July 11.

MMA Fighting recently had the chance to view the Fight Island setup prior to UFC 251.

The origins of Fight Island began in March when the UFC had to postpone UFC 249 after pressure from ex...

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Conor McGregor says he’s retiring from the UFC

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Conor McGregor says he retired again from fighting because “the game does not excite” him and that he is frustrated over being offered “stupid fights” by UFC.

The Irishman took to Twitter immediately after UFC 250 on Saturday to make the announcement.

The post was met with skepticism given this marks the third time in the space of four years that McGregor — one of UFC’s all-time biggest stars — has said he is calling it quits.

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McGregor had spoken of plans to fight three times in 2020, which started with an emphatic win over Donald Cerrone in January, though the coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench into the works.

Things were further complicated in the lightweight division when Khabib Nurmagomedov’s title defense agai...

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Why chiseled boxers lose, and flabby boxers win

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It was a meeting of two diametric body types: the impeccably chiseled vs. the swollen flab of the aesthetically aloof. An experiment to determine what a real fighter should look like.

There was James Toney, the short guy who’d eaten his way out of the 160-pound division up to a rotund 217 pounds. Once referred to by HBO broadcaster Jim Lampley as a “fat tub of goo,” Toney’s body was soft, with a paunch that peeked over his trunks, and a waistline that threatened to jailbreak his butt crack from his ever-lowering shorts. By conventional standards, he didn’t look like much of a fighter.

And there was Evander Holyfield, the heavyweight division’s elder statesman who, at 41, was still a physical marvel...

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