By Daniela Paredez. sport. At Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 13:18:19 PM.
In 2014, a video of National Football League star running back Ray Rice punching his wife and dragging her unconscious body from an elevator shocked the nation. It pushed the already-simmering issue of NFL players’ domestic assaults into national prominence, sparking protests and calls for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign.
The Greatest boxer of all-time is American. Muhammad Ali was the greatest fighter the sport ever saw. He didn’t just float like a bee and sting like a butterfly. Ali was gifted with the gift of gab that made him boxing’s first true superstar. It helped that his chief rival Joe Frazier was also American. In the 80’s three of the four horsemen of the middleweight division were Americans: Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns.
With 11 weight classes including two for women ( a third one is coming up soon ), the UFC holds regular pay per view and TV events. The UFC reached its peak in 2016 with female champion Ronda Rousey and Irish superstar Conor McGregor helping the promotion break attendance and PPV records. Because of its popularity, the UFC was bought for $4B last year, the biggest such sale in the history of sports.