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Watch his reaction, study it from all conceivable angles, and listen to the commentators who sympathise with the man writhing on the ground but end up mocking him anyway (which, to be fair, is the appropriate response in this situation as long as your cojones aren’t the ones being uncomfortably compressed). Somehow, Cartwright didn’t die, and managed to return to the game.

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As a Hollywood star, Golden-Globe winning, Emmy Award- nominated actor and producer Idris Elba has made a career of playing a tough guy. Now he’s about to find out if he really is one. He’s set himself an extraordinary personal challenge to become a pro kickboxer in just 12 months. But even with the help of the best trainers in the world can someone with no experience become a genuine contender in the bloodiest of sports?

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This crazy bastards risk getting brain damage to chase their dreams to get rich and famous for unarmed combat. It was a hell of a year for MMA in 2016

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Dan became blind over the past few years, and he’s the first blind person I’ve ever actually talked to about what it’s like being blind. Dan still skates, hunts, and takes his girlfriend out on dates, he just does it all without being able to see.

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In the spaces between heats during the Peahi Challenge, the dedicated Jaws duo Adam and Carlo Carbajal of Maui Media Cartel teamed up with Brett Lickle and Bruno Lemos to bring you the two minutes of big-wave bliss.

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With some new surprises, they brought the most outrageous Monster Energy Off-Road machinery imaginable – The Doonies journeyed back to the Glamis Sand Dunes of California to wreak havoc and go bigger then ever #DOONIES3.

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The trick to being a top slopestyle contender is marrying combinations of tricks, speed and style. Things which Matt is keen to keep sharp over the cold months ahead.

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“A collection of big waves from Jaws in Maui, Hawaii and Mavericks in California. Shot with RED EPIC CAMERA and Canon EF 70-200 2.8.” – Alejandro Berger.

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Magnus Bordewick, by way of Oslo, Norway, is going to kill the street scene if he continues to drop parts like this.

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Lightweight champion Conor McGregor claimed he was leaving the mixed martial arts world to spend the next 10 months raising a young Irish suckling. I had no idea he was talking about a horse. “Notorious” became the 13th jockey to enter the Pegasus World Cup Invitational. Alongside celebrity trainer Jon Lovitz, “Notorious” will attempt to win the largest purse in the history horse racing.

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“That’s a wrap for #2016! Thank you EVERYONE for being apart of our adventure, for telling our story! We are beyond grateful for the hand you’ve played in it. Watch our best of 2016 video now!” – @devinsupertramp.

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A truly astonishing goal from Olivier Giroud set Arsenal on their way to a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday. The Frenchman scored for the second successive game, and it was a thing of beauty, beginning with a Lucas Perez tackle and finished by the striker with an audacious scorpion kick that crashed off the underside of the bar and in.

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UFC 207 was punctuated with the arrival of 25-year old Cody Garbrandt, who schooled Dominick Cruz for five rounds in the co-main event to win the bantamweight title. Though it was the first loss that Cruz has suffered in nearly 10 years, the fight was so one-sided that a rematch wasn’t a given. So who will be Garbrandt’s first title defence? Maybe there won’t be one straight away. Garbrandt is thinking bigger. As in, bigger money, bigger rewards, bigger weight classes. Jose Aldo.

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People love watching Evan Smith skate, and a lot of people are saying he should have won Skater of the Year in 2016. Watch this and you will understand why!

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Matt Serra, Din Thomas and UFC President Dana White pack a summer’s worth of fun into a trip to White’s vacation home in Maine, with go-karts, demolition derby, drag racing, lobster rolls, a hot dog eating contest and more. After all that, the guys check out a fight card that surprises them with its entertaining bouts and promising athletes.

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2016 was the year in which UFC titles became more insignificant than ever before as fighters discovered that chasing big-money fights was more beneficial than mounting a championship belt above their mantelpiece. Arguably the biggest bout of 2016 was the welterweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. So it comes as no surprise that other fighters are learning the value of trying to set up fights that fans will pay to watch.

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Anything can happen inside the cage, and this KO is the perfect example. This fighter got KO’d by getting throw to the ground onto his face!

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There’s windsurfing, and then there’s Red Bull Storm Chase. The mind-bending maneuvers and massive amplitude that these guys catch is already crazy – now throw the same moves in heavy storm conditions. Somehow, some way, these guys pull it off, and we’ve collected the highlights here.