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  1. 2013: Year of the contender/belt swapping?

    Chuck Mindenhall

    One question I get just about every week on the Friday chat was some variation of this: Which UFC champion will fall first? For the past year, it's been easy to imagine that none of the current champions would ever lose again, given the state of t...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  2. Silvas sinking feeling shared by all

    Chuck Mindenhall

    There was a long moment after Chris Weidman became the UFC's new middleweight champion that Ed Soares, the longtime manager and friend of Anderson Silva, stood staring at the cage at MGM Grand. He looked devastated. Crestfallen. The empire he had lor...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  3. Jon Jones future uncertain after UFC 159

    Chuck Mindenhall

    NEWARK, N.J. -- In a night of strange happenings, perhaps the strangest was saved for last. As most thought he would, Jon Jones (18-1) defended his light heavyweight title against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 at Newark's Prudential Center, yet he did ...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  4. UFC 159: Twist of fate in Jersey

    Chuck Mindenhall

    All the UFC 159 promos can't do away with the most basic question: How did we get here? The first time Chael Sonnen fought Anderson Silva, the original novelty was his utter disregard for Silva's legacy. To that point people had only been reverent...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  5. Weidman having a pretty good week

    Chuck Mindenhall

    A funny thing happened while Chris Weidman was in Albany, N.Y., lobbying for the legalization of MMA in his home Empire State -- he landed that long-coveted title fight against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 161 on July 6 in Las Vega...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  6. Weidman getting title shot is the right call

    Chuck Mindenhall

    On July 11, 2012, Chris Weidman defeated top middleweight contender Mark Munoz without so much as absorbing a single significant strike in six and a half minutes of fight time. It was a headlining spot, and he made the most of it. The "Strong Island"...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  7. Welterweight picture is simple calculus

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In 2013, the year of the "superfight" and new-fashioned division jumping in the UFC, anything is possible. How possible? A simple, timely text can shake up an entire division for the better part of a year. Ask Ricardo Lamas, who should have been t...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  8. UFC 156 featured plenty sleight of hand

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- Ricardo Lamas was in Las Vegas for UFC 156 Saturday night. He was the first upset. By the time the smoke cleared and everything we presumed to be the case no longer was, he tweeted out a simple statement. "What am I, a mirage?" Lam...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  9. Solutions for the 'muddleweight' division

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Anderson Silva has surveyed two potential foes up close, only to have things go haywire. First he traveled to Montreal for UFC 154 as a prelude to a "superfight" against Georges St-Pierre. Then, two months later, he hit Sao Paulo, Brazil, to chec...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  10. The careful business of appreciating Silva

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Do we underappreciate Anderson Silva, or does Dana White underestimate our appreciation of Anderson Silva? Can't be both, can it? White has pointed out to the media that the media doesn't grasp how great Silva is. Not like he does, anyway. He has ...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  11. Jumping weight classes is trending

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Now that Frankie Edgar has finally been persuaded to fight in the UFC's featherweight division, we can get on with other fresher transplantations. Next up: Jose Aldo, to lightweight. Go figure. Edgar goes down to fight for Aldo's belt; Aldo go...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  12. Superfight with Silva still hinges on GSP

    Chuck Mindenhall

    MONTREAL -- Well, that clears things up. Or at least there's a chance the events that took place at UFC 154 will lead to where we suspect they might. Everybody knew that Georges St-Pierre was fighting more than Carlos Condit on Saturday at the Be...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  13. Notes and nuggets for UFC 154

    Chuck Mindenhall

    MONTREAL -- The fight game is always two steps ahead of itself. So it's only natural that most of the people assembled in Montreal to see Georges St-Pierre defend his title against Carlos Condit are focusing on more distant possibilities. Like, will ...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  14. 'Spider' is more than a simple middleman

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Anderson Silva recently told Brazilian site Tatame that he thinks his next fight will come in late 2013. This, of course, could be posturing. Silva is a smart businessman, and he has a way of playing with dramatics better than we give him credit ...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  15. Punishments start fitting the crimes in MMA

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Marijuana isn't a performance-enhancing drug, you say? Try running that nonsense by any guitarist in a jam band. All that noodling is backlit by something, brother. In MMA, though, marijuana doesn't enhance fight night performance. In fact, it pr...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  16. Are White's intentions good? Absolutely ...

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The new buzzword in the UFC is "absolutely." There absolutely will be women's MMA in the UFC, now that Ronda Rousey has enough depth to make up for a division. The UFC absolutely will visit Puerto Rico again. Ditto Boston, and India, and Columbus....

    Blog | October 31, 2012