The Conspiracy Of Muhammad Ali’s Fixed Fight

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  • Published on Oct 5, 2018
  • Did Liston take a dive in this title fight?
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Comments • 1 909

  • Nia Abdul Hameed Madison

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

  • shakur 4illa
    shakur 4illa Day ago

    Seriously, why do millennials sound so vaginal?

  • Nimda 07
    Nimda 07 Day ago

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

  • DESTROYER
    DESTROYER Day ago

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

  • 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".

  • Viral Videos
    Viral Videos Day ago

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

  • miguell rosalles
    miguell rosalles 2 days ago

    Do Kurt Cobain

  • Lexie wolf girl/crystal wolf/tomboy/ psycho

    Rest In Peace Ali you’re respected

  • Aryanna's and Maddy Asmr's

    It's wwe r you seriously

  • Jarrett M
    Jarrett M 2 days ago

    After that my grandpa never watch boxing again

  • Jarrett M
    Jarrett M 2 days ago

    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

  • XxinqusitivekidsxX the nols

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

  • Taylor
    Taylor 3 days ago

    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

  • cjr1881
    cjr1881 3 days ago

    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.

  • SeptixSkeptix
    SeptixSkeptix 3 days ago

    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.

  • Glacial white ice Docomonater

    666,000 views wow

  • wendy vazzz
    wendy vazzz 3 days ago

    This has 666k views lol

  • mac murray
    mac murray 3 days ago

    i miss shane

  • Shervin Gamer
    Shervin Gamer 3 days ago +1

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

  • Farty McGee
    Farty McGee 3 days ago

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

  • Farty McGee
    Farty McGee 3 days ago

    The voice of the narrator is pretty god damn pathetic!

  • Farty McGee
    Farty McGee 3 days ago +1

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

  • Jo Per
    Jo Per 3 days ago

    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 .

  • danilo ventura
    danilo ventura 3 days ago

    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.

  • Felipe Gonzalez JR.
    Felipe Gonzalez JR. 4 days ago

    STAY TO SPoOKy stUFf nOt History

  • RIP Xbox
    RIP Xbox 4 days ago

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

  • Absara Chowdhury
    Absara Chowdhury 4 days ago

    Where is Shane?!?

  • Martha Buchert
    Martha Buchert 5 days ago

    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.

  • FutureLaugh
    FutureLaugh 5 days ago

    what happen to the ghost bustin??

  • Tia Chapman
    Tia Chapman 5 days ago

    It fixed.

  • Andrew Gray
    Andrew Gray 5 days ago

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

  • Juan Manuel Calderon Valverde

    Where is Shane

  • technicalleon
    technicalleon 5 days ago

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

    • technicalleon
      technicalleon 5 days ago

      +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.

    • Cjr
      Cjr 5 days ago

      It's a SPORT conspiracy show.

  • Carlos Montalvo
    Carlos Montalvo 6 days ago

    DO BRUISER BRODY!!!!

  • nøbecky intended
    nøbecky intended 6 days ago

    shanes not funny

  • Jayumbel
    Jayumbel 6 days ago

    ....where’s Shane?

  • cadenr06
    cadenr06 6 days ago

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

  • nelson puget
    nelson puget 6 days ago

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

  • Gandoan
    Gandoan 6 days ago

    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.

  • Keemti Lal Jungli
    Keemti Lal Jungli 6 days ago

    Shane wanted.

  • Jarrod Alberts
    Jarrod Alberts 6 days ago

    Mac miller story please

  • MF DOOOM
    MF DOOOM 6 days ago

    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

  • Erikah 13
    Erikah 13 7 days ago

    Who *DA FAQ* is this

  • mario fan meh
    mario fan meh 7 days ago

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

  • Brendos Impressions
    Brendos Impressions 7 days ago

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

  • Randy Ridley
    Randy Ridley 7 days ago

    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.

  • Zombieslayer 13
    Zombieslayer 13 7 days ago

    Bring back Shane

  • Plague Doc
    Plague Doc 7 days ago

    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.

  • Brian Crawford
    Brian Crawford 7 days ago

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

  • Minerva Ramos
    Minerva Ramos 7 days ago

    Wow

  • Hexatechimal 20-31 38

    Phantom punch ✋😑 Nah
    Falcon punch 👉😃
    plane punch 🤯🇸🇦👳🏿‍♂️🔫🤪


    Pls help, I’m loosing my sanity

  • Creepy Gamer
    Creepy Gamer 7 days ago

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

  • Escanor Pride
    Escanor Pride 7 days ago

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

  • GREG W
    GREG W 8 days ago +1

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

  • morgana grave
    morgana grave 8 days ago

    Please bring back the boys we miss you guys together

  • Raven W
    Raven W 8 days ago

    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?

  • AbsoluteNerd
    AbsoluteNerd 8 days ago +1

    When will my boy learn how to say February?

  • whoookiddd
    whoookiddd 8 days ago

    THE GREATEST OF ALL TIMES!

  • dylannzgames
    dylannzgames 8 days ago

    Ali won fair and square

  • Chase
    Chase 8 days ago

    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

  • Ginger Bread
    Ginger Bread 8 days ago

    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.

  • Anoymous Nator
    Anoymous Nator 8 days ago

    WHERE IS.SHA N E

  • Darkest Night
    Darkest Night 8 days ago +1

    Go back to crime!!!!

  • Mikey Mike
    Mikey Mike 8 days ago

    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.

  • Bad JunJun
    Bad JunJun 8 days ago

    So ryan and shane broke up?

  • I’m a bacon hair but my real name is Panda God

    Phantom punch more like falcon punch

  • I’m a bacon hair but my real name is Panda God

    BRUH LOOK WHEN HE HIT HIM HIS HEAD BOPED

  • Reiner Rynolds
    Reiner Rynolds 9 days ago

    9:34 Danny DeVito?

  • Me Me
    Me Me 9 days ago

    *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.

  • Yogennybee !
    Yogennybee ! 9 days ago

    no Shane no gain

  • Chloe Seabright
    Chloe Seabright 9 days ago

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

  • Red Salem
    Red Salem 9 days ago

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

  • King Manny
    King Manny 9 days ago

    arturo gatti

  • Marc Young
    Marc Young 9 days ago

    Prime mayweather or prime Ali

  • Nexerdyn
    Nexerdyn 9 days ago

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

  • Allen Bridgeman
    Allen Bridgeman 9 days ago

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

  • Amya is here
    Amya is here 9 days ago

    Y'all back off my boi Zack.

  • Budo Masuta
    Budo Masuta 9 days ago +2

    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

  • Kristen Smith
    Kristen Smith 9 days ago

    Can we get ride of Zach:(

  • Kadeem Liburd
    Kadeem Liburd 9 days ago

    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

  • Rija Alam
    Rija Alam 9 days ago

    Please go back to supernatural

  • MrJesusdoesntsave
    MrJesusdoesntsave 9 days ago

    Please learn how to say February.

  • Jo Wu
    Jo Wu 9 days ago

    Do Chris benoit . Plz

  • AuroraDarkStar
    AuroraDarkStar 10 days ago

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

  • Elizabeth Lynam
    Elizabeth Lynam 10 days ago

    You see Listins head swivel when he gets socked

  • Callie Kinn
    Callie Kinn 10 days ago

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

  • Vicente Cuevas
    Vicente Cuevas 10 days ago

    Where's the other guy!?

  • Ballconei
    Ballconei 10 days ago

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

  • Johanna Lilly
    Johanna Lilly 10 days ago

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

  • NIGHT hawk 3000
    NIGHT hawk 3000 10 days ago

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

  • Charles Dizon
    Charles Dizon 10 days ago

    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 😀😀😀

  • Carlos Montalvo
    Carlos Montalvo 10 days ago

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

  • Fathur Rahman
    Fathur Rahman 10 days ago

    Where is shane

  • Tawfiq Zafar
    Tawfiq Zafar 10 days ago

    where is shane ?when will the supernatural series will begin

  • PlsStopIt
    PlsStopIt 10 days ago

    That blonde guy is kind of annoying...

  • Sarah Hayman
    Sarah Hayman 10 days ago

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

  • Samprapti Ta
    Samprapti Ta 10 days ago

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

  • Medou Cheikh
    Medou Cheikh 10 days ago

    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 .

  • UnknownUser 47
    UnknownUser 47 10 days ago

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

  • Raymart Cas
    Raymart Cas 10 days ago

    pacman and mayweather