The Conspiracy Of Muhammad Ali’s Fixed Fight

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    Did Liston take a dive in this title fight?
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Aledera
Aledera

Irony my best friends cat is named sweetheart and are the devil cat itself it will attack you if you just come to close sometimes... so yes the cuter the names the more evil there is xD

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Nia Abdul Hameed Madison
Nia Abdul Hameed Madison

Dark for me: brutal murder, child abuse, animal abuse, human consumption, terrorism Dark for the guys:fixed boxing matches😕

Day ago
shakur 4illa
shakur 4illa

Seriously, why do millennials sound so vaginal?

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Nimda 07
Nimda 07

I actually like this series being a sportsfan, thank you Ryan and Zack!

Day ago
DESTROYER
DESTROYER

Ali probably hit Linson in the chin because if u get hit on the chin you become paralyzed for a couple seconds

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Cassie Stephenson
Cassie Stephenson

There is actually a bunch of veins lining your neck there is one between your ear and jaw. If you hit, it dazes your opponent entirely. If you hit it just right though you can knock out an opponent with a love tap. You can also squeeze them to preform a "choke hold".

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Viral Videos
Viral Videos

Just saying but Islam is NOT a nation, its a religion

Day ago
miguell rosalles
miguell rosalles

Do Kurt Cobain

2 days ago
Lexie wolf girl/crystal wolf/tomboy/ psycho
Lexie wolf girl/crystal wolf/tomboy/ psycho

Rest In Peace Ali you’re respected

2 days ago
Aryanna's and Maddy Asmr's
Aryanna's and Maddy Asmr's

It's wwe r you seriously

2 days ago
Jarrett M
Jarrett M

After that my grandpa never watch boxing again

2 days ago
Jarrett M
Jarrett M

I’ll say this my grandfather was in the mafia. He was putting money down on this fight when Mob boss John riggi told my grandpa not to bet on this fight. John riggi said that sunny Liston was throwing the fight. John riggi was the boss of the decavalcanti crime family and he had close working relationship with the 5 families in New York

2 days ago
XxInquisitivekidsxX
XxInquisitivekidsxX

Why does blinky look like a naked mole rat and a star nosed mole had a baby

2 days ago
Taylor
Taylor

You can literally see his head reverberate from ali's punch in the video so it did connect but if it actually knocked him out idk

3 days ago
cjr1881
cjr1881

Uh.... you can see his head bobble. He definitely got hit. That is for sure. Could have been enough to rattle his brain and concuss him.

3 days ago
SeptixSkeptix
SeptixSkeptix

I don't think it was a dive. I have some boxing experience but mostly trained in BJJ and Muay Thai and fought several matches at amateur level. Those are the types of unexpected shots that do put people down, even in sparring. He was countered after telegraphing a shot and Ali was an excellent counter-striker while moving backwards, which is insanely harder to pull off than it looks mind you. Telegraphing shots is a big no-no because of this exact reason. It leaves you vulnerable to counters. The fact that he was moving in adds an exponential amount of force to the blow as well. The punches that you can't see coming are the most devastating ones. Case closed.

3 days ago
Glacial white ice Docomonater
Glacial white ice Docomonater

666,000 views wow

3 days ago
wendy vazzz
wendy vazzz

This has 666k views lol

3 days ago
mac murray
mac murray

i miss shane

3 days ago
Shervin Gamer
Shervin Gamer

Its not fixed because when they played the match slow mo listons head vibrated and it was strong

3 days ago
Farty McGee
Farty McGee

Vinny “SweetHeart,” Cazzarolli! Lmao I am TERRIFIED!

3 days ago
Farty McGee
Farty McGee

The voice of the narrator is pretty god damn pathetic!

3 days ago
Farty McGee
Farty McGee

Rematch @ Central Maine Youth Center... really!? Not surprised tho, because people were vicious about Clay changing his name to Mohammed Ali!

3 days ago
Jo Per
Jo Per

You can see the impact of the punch in slowmo look at Alis arm and the head of the other guy. The guy just as a weak chin .

4 days ago
danilo ventura
danilo ventura

Overhyped trash. Anyone with even a modicum of common sense can see the reverberation of the impact when Ali connected. I remember why I stopped following this series.

4 days ago
Felipe Gonzalez JR.
Felipe Gonzalez JR.

STAY TO SPoOKy stUFf nOt History

4 days ago
RIP Xbox
RIP Xbox

9:33 the guy in the back looks like Danny Devito

4 days ago
Absara Chowdhury
Absara Chowdhury

Where is Shane?!?

5 days ago
Martha Buchert
Martha Buchert

Were there any known injuries or underlying conditions Liston had that might have contributed? Like a one in a million punch got it just right to cause Liston serious pain and hit the ground? If not, I admit the footage looks a little sketchy.

5 days ago
FutureLaugh
FutureLaugh

what happen to the ghost bustin??

5 days ago
Tia Chapman
Tia Chapman

It fixed.

5 days ago
Andrew Gray
Andrew Gray

thats not a dive he connects clean with that cross, he's out on his feet

5 days ago
Juan Manuel Calderon Valverde
Juan Manuel Calderon Valverde

Where is Shane

5 days ago
technicalleon
technicalleon

If you guys are gonna do sports conspiracies, maybe you guys can do a show about video game related conspiracies/mysteries as well.

6 days ago
technicalleon
technicalleon

+Cjr Yes, I know that. I meant that if they're gonna make a SPORTS conspiracy show, they should make a VIDEO GAME conspiracy show.

5 days ago
Cjr
Cjr

It's a SPORT conspiracy show.

5 days ago
Carlos Montalvo
Carlos Montalvo

DO BRUISER BRODY!!!!

6 days ago
nøbecky intended
nøbecky intended

shanes not funny

6 days ago
Jayumbel
Jayumbel

....where’s Shane?

6 days ago
cadenr06
cadenr06

OMG! IT HAPPENED IN MAINE!!!!!!

6 days ago
nelson puget
nelson puget

Maybe we should look at the fixed fight of Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. 🤔

6 days ago
Gandoan
Gandoan

I mean, he did hit him in the temple. Try putting a little light pressure on your temple and see how you feel, that is the soft spot of the head. Many people go down with a bad hit to that location.

6 days ago
Keemti Lal Jungli
Keemti Lal Jungli

Shane wanted.

6 days ago
Jarrod Alberts
Jarrod Alberts

Mac miller story please

6 days ago
MF DOOOM
MF DOOOM

They’ve overlooked Liston’s ties to the mafia, it’s widely known that he worked for the mob and after boxing became essentially paid muscle for them and subsequently killed him, I think the mobsters son who killed Liston has even spoken about it

6 days ago
Erikah 13
Erikah 13

Who *DA FAQ* is this

7 days ago
mario fan meh
mario fan meh

his face jiggles. fukin ali hit him in the top left of his fore head

7 days ago
Brendos Impressions
Brendos Impressions

My dad was a boxer and blinky tried to be my dads manager but was arrested before anything happened

7 days ago
Randy Ridley
Randy Ridley

I live in a town next to Lewiston, where the fight took place and know a few people that were at the fight. They actually believe that the fight was fixed.

7 days ago
Zombieslayer 13
Zombieslayer 13

Bring back Shane

7 days ago
Plague Doc
Plague Doc

As someone who's been in amateur fights (MMA) and been training in martial arts for a long time..the hit may not look impressive. But you can see the shockwave of the punch shoot his head back and liston was walking in to it. That makes any punch ALOT stronger. It's like if you run in to a wall, you're breaking ur face. Where as if the wall is move away from you at a slower pace than you're running, the impact wont be nearly as bad.

7 days ago
Brian Crawford
Brian Crawford

Yeah because the nation of Islam could never be corrupt either lol. I mean they did kind of kill Malcolm X

7 days ago
Minerva Ramos
Minerva Ramos

Wow

7 days ago
Hexatechimal 20-31 38
Hexatechimal 20-31 38

Phantom punch ✋😑 Nah Falcon punch 👉😃 plane punch 🤯🇸🇦👳🏿‍♂️🔫🤪 Pls help, I’m loosing my sanity

7 days ago
Creepy Gamer
Creepy Gamer

You guys should totally Do the Muder House. I hope you guys do some day

8 days ago
Escanor Pride
Escanor Pride

Man, when will you bring back the murder and supernatural p

8 days ago
GREG W
GREG W

True! the CIA and the Nation of Islam conspired and killed Malcolm X. Documents and testimony was recorded and released!!

8 days ago
morgana grave
morgana grave

Please bring back the boys we miss you guys together

8 days ago
Raven W
Raven W

Wait, if Liston was throwing it, how come he didn't just take the punch and THEN fall down? why'd he fall before Ali's fist even connected?

8 days ago
AbsoluteNerd
AbsoluteNerd

When will my boy learn how to say February?

8 days ago
whoookiddd
whoookiddd

THE GREATEST OF ALL TIMES!

8 days ago
dylannzgames
dylannzgames

Ali won fair and square

8 days ago
Chase
Chase

do the doctor x murders I live right next to where the hospital was its about this doctor who went beserk and killed over 20 patients when they were getting better from their illnesses and he killed some of them with the stuff you use to put dogs and cats down when their too sick and after it was knocked down, they built a old persons home over where it was which I think is creepy

8 days ago
Ginger Bread
Ginger Bread

Muhammed Ali was totally in on it. He was as shady as Sonny. The Nation of Islam was and still was a FBI/CIA construct. So you could say Muhammed was just playing a role.

8 days ago
Anoymous Nator
Anoymous Nator

WHERE IS.SHA N E

9 days ago
Darkest Night
Darkest Night

Go back to crime!!!!

9 days ago
Mikey Mike
Mikey Mike

More students than 2400? Goddamn lol yall highschool student body was huge 😅 my graduating class was a little less than 400 students and gradation ceremony took forever.

9 days ago
Bad JunJun
Bad JunJun

So ryan and shane broke up?

9 days ago
I’m a bacon hair but my real name is Panda God
I’m a bacon hair but my real name is Panda God

Phantom punch more like falcon punch

9 days ago
I’m a bacon hair but my real name is Panda God
I’m a bacon hair but my real name is Panda God

BRUH LOOK WHEN HE HIT HIM HIS HEAD BOPED

9 days ago
Reiner Rynolds
Reiner Rynolds

9:34 Danny DeVito?

9 days ago
Me Me
Me Me

*5 minutes in* Maybe, just maybe The dude that got knocked out by a the punch "that couldn't crush a grape" wasn't at all hard but he was tired and accepted his fate as the loser of the match. He just didn't want to get beaten badly so he just faked it without the winners knowledge nor the press or anyone.

9 days ago
Yogennybee !
Yogennybee !

no Shane no gain

9 days ago
Chloe Seabright
Chloe Seabright

i’m sorry but it’s spooky season and we’re watching SPORTS CONSPIRACIES !!! where’s our scary stuff at, we need ghostssss

9 days ago
Red Salem
Red Salem

12:30 this generation is so PC that they can’t even entertain a theory that has a hint of islomophobia in it

9 days ago
King Manny
King Manny

arturo gatti

9 days ago
Marc Young
Marc Young

Prime mayweather or prime Ali

9 days ago
Nexerdyn
Nexerdyn

What’s the next scandal? Rigged matchup of ski and Logan lmfao

9 days ago
Allen Bridgeman
Allen Bridgeman

So, the nation of Islam assassinates Malcolm X, but you find it hard to believe that they would threaten Liston? GMFB

9 days ago
Amya is here
Amya is here

Y'all back off my boi Zack.

9 days ago
Budo Masuta
Budo Masuta

Lmao my high school is grade 7–12 because we can’t afford a middle school and elementary is grade K-6 , and the high school of 7-12 has about 400 kids

10 days ago
Kristen Smith
Kristen Smith

Can we get ride of Zach:(

10 days ago
Kadeem Liburd
Kadeem Liburd

You guys should have compared Ali's Phantom punch vs Liston to Anderson Silva's Phantom punch vs Forrest Griffin they're VERY much the same both looked like they had no power

10 days ago
Rija Alam
Rija Alam

Please go back to supernatural

10 days ago
MrJesusdoesntsave
MrJesusdoesntsave

Please learn how to say February.

10 days ago
Jo Wu
Jo Wu

Do Chris benoit . Plz

10 days ago
AuroraDarkStar
AuroraDarkStar

Shane is a time-traveller: Check bottom-right, white shirt @02:55.... I mean, glasses and a mustache? He's not fooling anyone

10 days ago
Elizabeth Lynam
Elizabeth Lynam

You see Listins head swivel when he gets socked

10 days ago
Callie Kinn
Callie Kinn

What happened to Shane? I rly missed him...

10 days ago
Vicente Cuevas
Vicente Cuevas

Where's the other guy!?

10 days ago
Ballconei
Ballconei

I've always thought Ali got him right in the temple. I've never heard of this conspiracy before

10 days ago
Johanna Lilly
Johanna Lilly

Look up the "fight" between Ali and Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson.

10 days ago
NIGHT hawk 3000
NIGHT hawk 3000

You can see that he hits him. But how hard is the question.

10 days ago
Charles Dizon
Charles Dizon

Mr.ryan and shane do you actually reply to our comments just saying cause i wanna join your journey on buzzfeed unsolved supernatural i really do and i love your videos 😀😀😀

10 days ago
Carlos Montalvo
Carlos Montalvo

You guys take suggestions?...Is from the wrestling world

10 days ago
Fathur Rahman
Fathur Rahman

Where is shane

10 days ago
Tawfiq Zafar
Tawfiq Zafar

where is shane ?when will the supernatural series will begin

10 days ago
PlsStopIt
PlsStopIt

That blonde guy is kind of annoying...

11 days ago
Sarah Hayman
Sarah Hayman

They should do a Unsolved video on the avengers 4 title.

11 days ago
Samprapti Ta
Samprapti Ta

It's not a sports conspiracy but still can you guys do a video about Kolkata's Skeleton case?

11 days ago
Medou Cheikh
Medou Cheikh

Talk and talk and talk what about George foreman, joe Frazier,Cleveland Williams, ernie terrel,joe bugner,henry kooper..... Ali was the greatest simple and clear that’s the theory .

11 days ago
UnknownUser 47
UnknownUser 47

You Did a video about the death of Tupac Shakur why dont you do a video about XXX TENTACION THE LEGEND

11 days ago

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