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  1. Postmortem: Grant rises, Silva slides, more

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The thing about Mike Tyson was that everybody saw him coming. From the opening bell it felt as if his opponents were fighting from check, trying to avoid the savage exchange that would end, inevitably, in a violent checkmate. He was cageside for UFC ...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  2. For UFC heavies, trilogies mean rivalries

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- Before UFC 160, the world "rivalry" was contained to hushed voices. For former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos to get a another shot at current titleholder Cain Velasquez, both had to beat the impediments in front of them. Gues...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  3. Vegas notes: Hunt's on; Barnett back, more

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- By now you know that Mark Hunt was basically a sort of side effect of the Zuffa/Pride deal back in 2007. Riding a two-fight losing streak at the time, he was an unwanted property that couldn't be easily disposed of. But even back then...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  4. UFC 160 primer: Return of the heavyweights

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Heavyweights are now a staple of Memorial Day weekend. Last year, UFC 146 was to be a heavyweight extravaganza like none we'd ever seen. The whole main card was heavyweights, so the word "unprecedented" was being thrown around pretty dramatically. An...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  5. Fedors legacy more than wins and losses

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Fedor Emelianenko didn't lament his losses like his fans did, and he didn't smite his chest as the world's greatest fighter back when people argued he was just that. He never talked smack to his opponents, and didn't tweet smiley faces when bad thing...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  6. Modern era of heavyweights now upon us

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The flyweights debuted in the UFC in February, though the concept of high-octane little dudes had existed for a long time. Long before then, Tachi Palace Fights was the North American home to 125 pounders, and it always felt like the Central Californ...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  7. Strikeforce imports doing just fine in UFC

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Cung Le attempted to beat Wanderlei Silva at UFC 139 with an unlikely game plan -- that of fighting like Cung Le. It nearly worked. Le tried to kick Silva's liver through his spine, but in the end he was downed with a barrage of strikes that left...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  8. UFC heavyweight division about to deepen

    Chuck Mindenhall

    So, Strikeforce is running a clearance on its once vaunted roster of heavyweights, and everyone between 207-266 pounds must go. What a difference a year makes. In January of this year, the eight big guns on Strikeforce's heavyweight roster stood o...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  9. UFC heavyweights still light on talent

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The UFC's signing of former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem swelled the total number of ready-made heavyweight contenders to right around three. After Cain Velasquez, there's Junior dos Santos, Brock Lesnar and The Reem. It doesn't ...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  10. King Mo's future extends as far as Saturday

    Chuck Mindenhall

    CINCINNATI -- Muhammed Lawal fights Roger Gracie this weekend, and he's not sure where a victory puts him in the title picture. In fact, with current 205-pound champion Dan Henderson all but certain to sign with the UFC, he's having one of those "Mat...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  11. Notes and nuggets from Cincinnati

    Chuck Mindenhall

    CINCINNATI -- It's the deepest card in Strikeforce's history, and yet it's one of the stranger atmospheres you'll find leading up to an event. For starters, the Nick Diaz/Carlos Condit/Georges St. Pierre drama is playing out at the same time, as is t...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  12. JDS-Velasquez, then what? Answer: Reem

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The UFC will roll out its as of yet "non-mainstream" heavyweight stars on the inaugural FOX card on Nov. 12. That's champion Cain Velasquez against the definitive No. 1 contender Junior dos Santos. Dana White said during Friday's news conference ...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  13. Making weight no sweat for Hendo

    Chuck Mindenhall

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- At UFC 82 in 2008, Dan Henderson was cutting down to 185 pounds for the first time in a long while for his fight with Anderson Silva, and he overshot the mark by three pounds to 182. He said he was "rusty." It was a bad exper...

    Blog | July 30, 2011
  14. Anderson Silva now one for the ages

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Exacting revenge, defending his belt and becoming the biggest thing in Brazilian MMA is all in a day's work for Anderson Silva.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2011