By any and all metrics, UFC 202 in Las Vegas on Saturday night was a resounding success for the sport of MMA and it’s most polarizing and popular fighter, Conor McGregor. McGregor, on a mission for vengeance after dropping his first bout at 170 lbs against Nate Diaz in March of this year at UFC 196, came out on top after a highly entertaining – yet brutal – five-round slugfest that left both fighters battered and bruised. While the fight left many UFC faithful hoping that McGregor-Diaz turns into a trilogy sooner rather than later, McGregor might just have other plans. Former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub, who finished his MMA career with a 10-5 record including victories over fighters such as Matt Mitrione and Mirko Filipović, joined the I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST, on CBS Radio’s Play.it network to discuss McGregor’s future plans and his legendary rematch with Nate Diaz.
ince its brief heyday, when fighters like Christy Martin and Laila Ali captivated national audiences, women's boxing has largely been absent from the spotlight -- few appearances on major cards, and almost nonexistent on television. Yet, on the day when amateur middleweight boxer Claressa Shields made history as the first American boxer (male or female) to win gold medals in back-to-back Olympics, professional fighters Heather Hardy and Shelly Vincent also made history as the first women to be featured on Premier Boxing Champions' first nationally televised female undercard. Vincent, an openly gay fighter from New London, Connecticut, is an in-your-face brawler who dons short, tricolored hair and has her upper body covered in tattoos.
Check out my rankings within each division by clicking on the links below. If there is a lineal champion in the weight class he is ranked No. 1. Who is the best fighter regardless of weight class? See ESPN's pound-for-pound rankings. For a list of the current champions in all weight classes, click here. Note: Results through Aug. 22. In an effort to provide the most up-to-date rankings, ESPN.com's division-by-division boxing rankings will be updated every Tuesday. More divisional rankings Heavyweight - Cruiserweight - Light heavyweight - Super middleweight Middleweight - Junior middleweight - Welterweight - Junior welterweight Lightweight - Junior lightweight - Featherweight - Junior featherweight