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XFL Delivers on Fan Favorites

19 Nov , 2020,
A. J. Riot

In 2001, Vince McMahon’s first XFL attempt didn’t last long. Though billing the league as a faster and less controversial version of the NFL with more entertainment value, the league floundered and then flopped.

In 2018, McMahon announced his revitalization of the XFL with his Alpha Entertainment group. Fans of the original buckled up, while pro wrestling and football fans alike saw their interest piqued by intriguing ads for the league that highlighted its offerings.

Slowly but surely, the XFL managed to contract talented players who were released by NFL and CFL teams or who were free agents. At the moment, sites that offer NFL picks have yet to take an analytical dive into the XFL.

However, that may be due to the lack of stats available rather than disinterest. The league’s second kickoff in February 2020 came to a screeching halt only weeks later in March, then eventually folded for bankruptcy by mid-April.

This means the XFL is lean on player stats and other information that helps drive predictions by sportsbooks. However, since the latest start-then-stop of the XFL, the league has changed ownership with a new relaunch date set for 2022.

RedBird Capital bought out the XFL with ex-couple Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia leading the charge. Since the XFL has shifted hands, fans will have to wait another two years before sinking their teeth into the next Spring League. However, RedBird Capital seems on track to deliver on the main selling points better than McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment could.

Let’s take a look at what fans hope to see the most in the renewed XFL.

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High Profile Retirements the Story of 2020; but UFC in Good Hands

12 Nov , 2020,
A. J. Riot

All combat athletes have to call time on their careers at some stage, but 2020 has seen the UFC lose some of the biggest pay-per-view draws to ever grace MMA and the Octagon.

As great cage fighters retire, it makes room for others to step up and take their place in the spotlight. That is something Dana White needs in the lightweight division as two of the main attractions in that category won’t compete again.

All sports move on when a big name hangs it up, and so must the UFC. Here we take a look back and celebrate three MMA superstars that retired in 2020.

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Should MMA Athletes Incorporate Nitric Oxide into Their Training Regimen?

1 Nov , 2020,
A. J. Riot

The world of mixed martial arts is certainly grueling. Up-and-coming competitors will often be forced to fight multiple bouts each month with little downtime. Training schedules are notoriously strict and diets can be hard to follow. Of course, all of these sacrifices are worth it once an individual steps into the octagon. We should still mention that victory could very well come at a physical price thanks to chronic issues such as soreness, fatigue and an overall lack of motivation.

This is why supplements are playing an increasingly important dietary role in regards to MMA athletes. While we have all heard about substances such as human growth hormone (HGH) and creatine, what about formulations which are intended to increase blood flow to the extremities? These are commonly referred to as vasodilators and nitric oxide is undoubtedly the most common. Might supplementing with nitric oxide be a good idea? Let us take a look at what MMA fighters should consider.

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How Basketball Became The World’s Second-Biggest Sport

26 Oct , 2020,
A. J. Riot

Whether you are looking for a sport to bet on, get involved with, or learn more about, you have a variety of options available to you today. Throughout your research, it’s likely that you’ve come across everything from hockey to lawnmower racing. Whatever the situation, there is simply no denying that there is a whole slew of options out there when it comes to the wide world of sports. Despite this, only a select few can be at the top. Basketball is one of those sports, with its ability to draw in millions and millions of fans every year. With more than 200 basketball-playing nations competing against each other every year, the Olympic dream matchups, and all the local events, it should be easy to understand why basketball became so popular and is still growing.

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The Practical Beginner’s Guide to Boxing

18 Oct , 2020,
A. J. Riot

Have you always seen yourself immersed in boxing but don’t know where to start and what to do? While boxing might seem intimidating, it isn’t. On the contrary, it’s an elite fitness sport that will not only help you get into shape but will also offer you some insider life hacks and tips. If you’re new to the boxing scene, buckle up! The fun wild roller coaster ride is about to begin, and every stage will require a new you to enjoy fully.


While one sees the sport as a throwing punch activity, it’s easy to get cold feet. One might have tensed muscles, stiff punches, and clenched jaws in fear of the outcome. However, the secret to boxing is letting loose. Shake your body, and avoid keeping your muscles tight. Ensure you have relaxed hands at all times. The art of relaxation in any sporting or slot machine online activity in various sites, including joker388, is the secret to achieving your goal much faster. You get to have a clear focus and let the fear of the unknown fade into oblivion. In the process, you get to learn more about slot machine online games and discover secret winning strategies that you’d have missed were you all tensed up.

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Which Is Better? MMA Or Boxing

13 Oct , 2020,
A. J. Riot

Engaging in any sporting activity comes with immense benefits and everyone has got his or her own sports preference. To participate in any sporting activity, it all starts from self-interest and you may opt to play a given sport professionally, or as a hobby – just for fun. As much as some sporting activities could be similar, each sport has its own rules and regulations. Both Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and boxing have a long history of existence and while they are somewhat similar, there is a clear difference between these two combat sports.

Here are the key differences between the MMA and boxing:

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The Missing Key To Gambling Success

Oct , 2020,
A. J. Riot

COVID continues to sweep across the globe, forcing more and more people into lockdown, and leaving people with tons of free time on their hands. A lot of people are using this free time for gambling. And, there is nothing wrong with this. However, gambling can be a bit risky, and with all the financial uncertainty out there today, one can’t be too careful with their money. While there are no proven methods that will make you a complete success, there are some methods and information that will enhance your overall chances of success.

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Should the UFC Consider Booking Jon Jones against Israel Adesanya?

9 Oct , 2020,
A. J. Riot

Since becoming the UFC’s middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya has enjoyed something of a verbal sparring session with Jon Jones. In turn, speculation has emerged relating to a potential bout between the two high-level fighters.

On paper, a contest involving both competitors promises to set new pay-per-view records, surpassing that set by Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor at UFC 229. So, let’s take a look at whether a fight between Adesanya and Jones is something that the UFC should seriously be considering.

Jones’ Plan, Adesanya’s Legacy, and Attracting New Fans

In the near future, it appears unlikely that the Las Vegas-based promotion would strive to book the Last Stylebender and the former light heavyweight champion. Fundamentally, this is because of Jones’ short-term plans.

Back in August 2020, the consensus 205-pound king vacated his belt in targeting a move up to heavyweight, as per As a result, several fighters have been open to welcoming Bones to his new weight class, including the reigning champion, Stipe Miocic, who has warned the newcomer of the division’s one-punch knockout power.

On the other hand, Adesanya’s upcoming plans don’t point to a burning desire to face Jones imminently. Following his second-round victory over Paulo Costa at UFC 253, the Nigerian-born fighter called out Jared Cannonier, should he defeat Robert Whittaker in their upcoming bout. Despite the hurdles, there are numerous benefits to booking the fight between two of the company’s most famous stars. Aside from the financial advantages, a superfight of that magnitude would undoubtedly grow the UFC’s viewership.

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How HGH can be Beneficial to Sports Training Performance

5 Oct , 2020,
A. J. Riot

Disclaimer: HGH is a prohibited substance by WADA & USADA.  This article is strictly informational and not an endorsement of use.

Sports training plays an integral part in molding athletes to be the best version of themselves. It’s a chance to stretch beyond the limits and improve your physical performance. However, one’s performance can’t be at the peak level all the time. That’s why some athletes resort to taking human growth hormone to enhance their performance. There are a number of myths and fallacies surrounding HGH. These mostly emanates from people with minimal or zero information about HGH. Note that the HGH is approved by the FDA, and it has numerous benefits in improving one’s sports training performance. Here’s is how:

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Impact of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ on the UFC

28 Sep , 2020,

It is unquestionable that the UFC would not be what it is today, if not for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality TV series. Prior to the first season of TUF, which featured 16 fighters competing for two six-figure contracts in the light-heavyweight and welterweight divisions, UFC – and MMA as a whole – were more or less on life support. At the time when an opportunity to produce a UFC-themed reality show presented itself, the fans could only watch UFC on Pay-Per-View (PPV), with on average 5-6 events held every year. The success of ‘TUF’ season 1, and especially it’s live finale – the first time live MMA was broadcast on a US cable network – propelled MMA & UFC into the eye of the mainstream US viewer.

The winners of the first season, Forest Griffin and Diego Sanchez, became instant stars and household names. The bloody, back-and-forth war between Griffin and Stephen Bonnar is to this day widely regarded as one of the most exciting and important match-ups in MMA history. Griffin became the first of many Ultimate Fighter alumni to capture the UFC gold, retired while not far removed from his peak, and still holds a back office job with the company. Sanchez on the other hand remains an active fighter – the only Season 1 contestant to still fight in the Octagon, having racked up 32 bouts book-ended by his win at the Season 1 finale and his most recent loss to Jake Matthews at UFC 253.

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