One of the last opportunities for a fighter to gain that all-important psychological advantage is the stare down.
A controversy dominating the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a procedure known as Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT).
Last August, UFC inked a seven year deal with FOX and Saturday night's event was the MMA organization's fourth with the network.
Superstar musicians Drake and Chris Brown have been purportedly offered $1 Million USD each to settle their latest dispute in a boxing ring.
On occasion, the followers of boxing can find themselves mired in the dissatisfaction associated with the incessant nonsense between rival fighters, networks, promoters and the like.
The crowds swell, the anticipation builds and the walk to the octagon begins. The walk itself is sponsored by whomever, as is the final "checkpoint" into which the fighters pose prior to stepping inside the cage.
Last weekend, the IBF number two ranked Heavyweight in the world, Robert Helenius, defeated British fighter Derek Chisora in what most boxing scribes are dubbing as the worst decision of 2011.
When a prizefighter prepares for battle, the last thing he intends to focus on is his entrance music as he marches down the aisle and takes his initial steps into the squared circle. Unfortunately for some fighters, it could actually mean the difference between a win and a loss.
The biggest fight of the year takes place in just a few hours when top pound-for-pound fighter and current Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) meets nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez, the current Lightweight Champion, for the third time.