The Conspiracy Of Muhammad Ali’s Fixed Fight

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  • Published on Oct 5, 2018
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Comments • 2 086

  • Kid At school
    Kid At school Day ago

    Who *DA FAQ* is this

  • mario fan meh
    mario fan meh Day ago

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

  • Brendos Impressions

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

  • Randy Ridley
    Randy Ridley Day 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 Day ago

    Bring back Shane

  • Plague Doc
    Plague Doc Day 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 Day 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 Day ago

    Wow

  • Hexatechimal 20-31 38

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


    Pls help, I’m loosing my sanity

  • Creepy Gamer
    Creepy Gamer Day ago

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

  • Escanor Pride
    Escanor Pride Day ago

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

  • GREG W
    GREG W 2 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 2 days ago

    Please bring back the boys we miss you guys together

  • Raven W
    Raven W 2 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 2 days ago +1

    When will my boy learn how to say February?

  • whoookiddd
    whoookiddd 2 days ago

    THE GREATEST OF ALL TIMES!

  • dylannzgames
    dylannzgames 2 days ago

    Ali won fair and square

  • Chase
    Chase 2 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 2 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 2 days ago

    WHERE IS.SHA N E

  • Darkest Night
    Darkest Night 2 days ago +1

    Go back to crime!!!!

  • Mikey Mike
    Mikey Mike 2 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 2 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 2 days ago

    9:34 Danny DeVito?

  • Me Me
    Me Me 2 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 ! 2 days ago

    no Shane no gain

  • Chloe Seabright
    Chloe Seabright 3 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 3 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 3 days ago

    arturo gatti

  • Marc Young
    Marc Young 3 days ago

    Prime mayweather or prime Ali

  • Nexerdyn
    Nexerdyn 3 days ago

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

  • Allen Bridgeman
    Allen Bridgeman 3 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 3 days ago

    Y'all back off my boi Zack.

  • Budo Masuta
    Budo Masuta 3 days ago +1

    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 3 days ago

    Can we get ride of Zach:(

  • Kadeem Liburd
    Kadeem Liburd 3 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 3 days ago

    Please go back to supernatural

  • MrJesusdoesntsave
    MrJesusdoesntsave 3 days ago

    Please learn how to say February.

  • Jo Wu
    Jo Wu 3 days ago

    Do Chris benoit . Plz

  • AuroraDarkStar
    AuroraDarkStar 3 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 3 days ago

    You see Listins head swivel when he gets socked

  • Callie Kinn
    Callie Kinn 3 days ago

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

  • Vicente Cuevas
    Vicente Cuevas 4 days ago

    Where's the other guy!?

  • Ballconei
    Ballconei 4 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 4 days ago

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

  • NIGHT hawk 3000
    NIGHT hawk 3000 4 days ago

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

  • Charles Dizon
    Charles Dizon 4 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 4 days ago

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

  • Fathur Rahman
    Fathur Rahman 4 days ago

    Where is shane

  • Tawfiq Zafar
    Tawfiq Zafar 4 days ago

    where is shane ?when will the supernatural series will begin

  • PlsStopIt
    PlsStopIt 4 days ago

    That blonde guy is kind of annoying...

  • Sarah Hayman
    Sarah Hayman 4 days ago

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

  • Samprapti Ta
    Samprapti Ta 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 days ago

    pacman and mayweather

  • Seriaz Sound
    Seriaz Sound 4 days ago

    I dont fully get it. There definitely was a punch! And it landed!! You can see Liston's ear shake and everything. Further Liston was in a forward movement therefore adding to the impact of a rather weak hit. Ive watched a lot of boxing and MMA and ive seen guys go K.O from less then that.. Given, it wasn't quite the epic knock out one would expect and it doesnt proof if the fight was rigged or not but the punch 100% hit the left side of Liston's head. May I remind you on the McGregor vs. Aldo fight? Aldo was caught off guard mid forward movement in an instabil fighting stance and went straight k.o. ...things like that happen all the time.

  • Lucky
    Lucky 4 days ago

    I reckon it clearly connected.. but idk
    I know that a punch doesn't have to have a lot of force behind to really put someone down but still...
    Listons reaction seemed a bit much

  • Giovanni Everett
    Giovanni Everett 4 days ago +1

    DO THE LINBERGH BABY KIDNAPPING❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️

  • Fu Lee Wane
    Fu Lee Wane 4 days ago

    Sonny was high during the fight ..Ali caught him with a punch he didn't see, ..The ones you dont see be the ones that hurt you

  • SupremeAce 42
    SupremeAce 42 4 days ago

    Go back to unsolved paranormal WITH Shane and not this random guy!!!!

  • Andrew Corona
    Andrew Corona 4 days ago

    You should do the Casey Anthony case

  • Jacob M
    Jacob M 4 days ago

    Did they do any tests to make sure that he was healthy??? Not concussion but his leg
    I wish that there was a meriwether vs. Ali

  • Athiccboi
    Athiccboi 5 days ago

    Hi, can you do Xxxtentacion's murder case plz

  • Artsy Caroquin
    Artsy Caroquin 5 days ago

    WHERE THE HELL IS SHANEEE!

  • Sean Quade
    Sean Quade 5 days ago

    Watch the video in slo-mo... Ali connected fairly hard right on the temple, certainly enough to KO someone. And the fact that Liston rolled over isn't very strange at all, that happens fairly often. He couldn't or wouldn't continue.

  • Dos Ricky
    Dos Ricky 5 days ago

    Can you do a BuzzFeed Unsloved Sports Conspiray On The Montreal ScrewJob

  • The Dankest Of The Memelords

    13:53 some fucken retards suggest the crazy assertion that Ali won because he was better!!!!

  • MilkyLemonade
    MilkyLemonade 5 days ago

    I wish Shane would be back

  • ThatOneFigureSkater
    ThatOneFigureSkater 5 days ago

    Tonya Harding, I know that there’s already I, Tonya but I want to see the BuzzFeed unsolved interpretation of what happened

  • Kacper Budz
    Kacper Budz 5 days ago

    Fights fixed for sure

  • Unofficial Cheyenne
    Unofficial Cheyenne 5 days ago

    I'm sorry but I can't watch sports..

  • james pritchard
    james pritchard 5 days ago

    Do the casey Anthony trial

  • vivid visuals
    vivid visuals 5 days ago

    mannnnnnn.....i miss shane.

  • Lauren M
    Lauren M 5 days ago

    this season is bad. pls pick a better topic next time

  • frenzy brenzy
    frenzy brenzy 5 days ago

    maaaan islam is not a nation it is so annoying

  • Chronically Unique
    Chronically Unique 5 days ago

    Are they going to do Unsolved supernatural soon????

  • Hankia YT
    Hankia YT 5 days ago

    No!! Kick that Zack guy out and have Shane be in this!! I’m furious!!

  • Nathan Smith
    Nathan Smith 5 days ago

    You guys should do one on horse racing.

  • Addy The Potato
    Addy The Potato 5 days ago

    Where’s the supernatural and crime? I haven’t started the sports conspiracies yet but I’m sure it’s good!

  • MONEYPYR0
    MONEYPYR0 5 days ago

    Might be a bit darker of a sports mystery, and maybe not a mystery at all, but you guys ever consider the Chris Benoit tragedy? I know there's a pretty clear ending that happened, but there's lots of weird evidence, and a few alternate theories on what happened, that I think would be interesting to go over

  • Kate C
    Kate C 5 days ago

    That right hook definitely landed, you can see the dude’s head shake from the impact. HOWEVER, I think it didn’t hit that hard and he faked that it knocked him out.

  • Kumbang Gaming
    Kumbang Gaming 5 days ago

    One question: What's the use of discussing this?
    No matter what, Muhammad Ali is the greatest.

  • Ky e
    Ky e 5 days ago

    Do Bruce Lee's secret fight with the shaolin

  • Mark Verma
    Mark Verma 5 days ago

    mark kram is a palindrome

  • Brazilian SneakerHead

    You should talk about the 1998 fifa World Cup final... plenty of weird conspiracies surround that match

  • Lola Rountree
    Lola Rountree 5 days ago

    *BRING BACK SHANE* 😭

  • Esteefanía Hernández

    Man people slept on Sports Conspiracies! This is an awesome series. Hoping to see more content like this soon!

  • Cody Williams
    Cody Williams 5 days ago

    2:55 (bottom right) shane's relative?

  • thrice bang
    thrice bang 5 days ago

    The February Monster has returned

  • Gameboii98
    Gameboii98 5 days ago

    So when is Shane coming back??

  • Schm11 1ty
    Schm11 1ty 5 days ago

    I'm sorry,but the dude's neck went up and back.
    If he wanted to, he would have tried to keep himself from falling over while rushing Ali cause that punch could have broken his neck and fucked up his jaw.
    You can see his head *move backwards* as this "phantom punch" lands.

  • lps diamond !
    lps diamond ! 5 days ago

    I miss Shane like if you agree

  • DiabolicallySoberGamer

    Punch connected, under normal circumstances that punch shouldent have knocked him out. But ali is huge and i think he gained momentum in the punch from the rope.

  • Vincent Meade
    Vincent Meade 5 days ago

    i feel like liston was just trying to stay alive as he was too tired to keep fighting but Ali conserved his energy and after that he had too much of a wounded pride to admit it

  • ThreePM151
    ThreePM151 5 days ago

    Maybe you may want to look into the Chris Benoit Triple Murder Suicide. Lots of theories and always controversial

  • LordMarkie 88
    LordMarkie 88 5 days ago

    I think Ali hit listons reset button. You see all of the time in the UFC. If you can hit your opponent in the right spot strength wont matter as much.

  • Lady Heart
    Lady Heart 5 days ago +1

    Of course the fight was fixed. Very easy deduction. The Islam group Ali joined wanted his money. Everyone knows that later that became a huge problem for Ali. Of course they would threaten if there was a money interest and there WAS.

    • Noice Banter
      Noice Banter Day ago

      Lady Heart Lmao the fight wasn’t fixed, Ali hit his temple which easily could’ve knocked Liston out, plus Liston was tired, and that also contributed to the fight.