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  1. Fedor, Brock, the Czar and his ministers

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In a media scrum this past weekend in Chicago, Dana White casually mentioned how close the world was from getting a battle of colossals. You know, Brock Lesnar versus Fedor Emelianenko -- the heavyweight fight he said was light years from ever happen...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  2. The Lesnar/Fedor fight that never was

    Chuck Mindenhall

    It took some time and liquidation, but the UFC's heavyweight division is finally made up of beasts. It's to the point that there's a legitimate top pairing (Cain Velasquez versus Junior dos Santos) with a behemoth flexing in the wings (Alistair Overe...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  3. Notes and Nuggets from New York City

    Chuck Mindenhall

    NEW YORK -- For as stacked as the UFC 146 card appears for Memorial Day weekend, it's really two title fights (Urijah Faber/Dominick Cruz and Chael Sonnen/Anderson Silva) and a pack of glitzy non-consequential match-ups (Cung Le/Rich Franklin and For...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  4. No Reem? Consider these guys for JDS

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Another day, another hot urine test, another busted main event ... and, alas, another (potential) domino sequence. So continues life in the mixed martial arts. This time it's Alistair Overeem who raised the red flag, the very same Overeem who elud...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  5. Mr. Overeem on to the next gauge

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Alistair Overeem was a slight favorite heading into his fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 141. This made sense to him, as he has always been his own biggest booster (just check out any episode of "The Reem"). But plenty of people were scratching their h...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  6. Notes and Nuggets from Las Vegas

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- We entered 2011 with the introductions of smaller weight classes to the UFC -- we go out with a freight collision between two of the more prominent heavyweights to ever have such different muscular strategies. Both Brock Lesnar and Alist...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  7. Heavyweight contenders hard to come by

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Before Matt Mitrione fought Cheick Kongo, there were directional advisories. Mitrione said he was going to come forward and put Kongo on his heels, even though Kongo is traditionally the one doing the advancing. Kongo warned that he would not be made...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  8. Where five-round main events get dicey

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In Houston a couple of weeks back, there were some people talking about collector's items, namely an original UFC 137 poster of Georges St. Pierre versus Nick Diaz. These people were Zuffa employees, so what they were really saying is that they h...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  9. An evening inside Maynard's mind

    Chuck Mindenhall

    HOUSTON -- For much of 2011, Gray "The Bully" Maynard has been hounded by a compulsion that he never intended. That compulsion is Frankie Edgar. Everybody wants to know what it's like to have Edgar on the brainstem for a full calendar year. At th...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  10. 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
  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. Brock-Reem: A battle of big question marks

    Chuck Mindenhall

    As title eliminators go, the one between heavyweights Brock Lesnar and newly signed Alistair Overeem is about as big as they get. The UFC did the fans a solid by booking it to blow out the big New Year's show in Las Vegas at UFC 141 on Dec. 30. It's ...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  13. Five-round mains not without caveats

    Chuck Mindenhall

    At UFC 131 in Vancouver, Dana White broke the news that going forward all main events -- title fights and non-title fights alike -- would be five-round affairs. At the time, when I asked him if this would be universal for altered main events that...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  14. Dos Santos more than just a boxer

    Chuck Mindenhall

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- It wasn't that he beat Shane Carwin in the main event of UFC 131; it was the topsy-turvy nature of how Junior dos Santos did it. Not only did dos Santos prevent Carwin from dumping him to the ground with a surprisin...

    Blog | June 12, 2011