UFC Combatants Who Love to Trick Las Vegas Sportsbooks

Mohammad Ali’s knockout of George Foreman is always presented on cable TV in “story-telling” format, even if producers simply play the entire long broadcast from Zaire in 1974 so that the audience gets to hear the background narrative. Documentaries on the fight have become righteous works of art on their own, such as the classic …

The Five Most Devastating Injuries in MMA

There’s no doubt that MMA is one of the most dangerous sports in the world. It’s been described as “human cockfighting” by the late American senator John McCain, and as “High-level problem solving with dire physical consequences” by UFC commentator and comedian Joe Rogan. Both of those descriptions are correct to some extent, and the …

Is the Martingale a Viable System for Sports Betting?

I’m not usually one to invoke philosophy in a sports betting advice column, but bear with me. I’ll make it all sound so simple and dumb that any actual professors reading this will start cursing. Classical philosophers believed that rational judgement is not only possible, but when correctly applied, absolute. Not relative. People wonder why …

The 5 Most Enjoyable Kinds of Sports Bets You Can Make

Reading this could be dangerous to your health. We’ve established that sportsbooks rely on bettors picking teams and outcomes for pleasure, not because the bettor has methodically thought through the potential results. While boring “system” bets on 5-innings outcomes in baseball or O/U outcomes in American football can be the secret to keeping a profitable …