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  1. The deep end: Takanori Gomi draws Kenny Florian

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    With B.J. Penn roughly two fights from shutting down the UFC's entire lightweight division, there's not a lot of time to coddle Takanori Gomi: According to ESPN's "MMA Live," Gomi will face perpetual contender Kenny Florian on March 31...

    Blog | January 21, 2010
  2. The deep end: Takanori Gomi draws Kenny Florian

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    With B.J. Penn roughly two fights from shutting down the UFC's entire lightweight division, there's not a lot of time to coddle Takanori Gomi: According to ESPN's "MMA Live," Gomi will face perpetual contender Kenny Florian on March 31 in North Carol...

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2010
  3. Robbie Lawler to meet Melvin Manhoef in everything-and-nothing fi...

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    The priority for any MMA organization that strives to be taken seriously is a cohesive and logical pyramid to a title. Bellator Fighting's tournaments may represent the cleanest bracketing of any mid- to major brand; the UFC, which selects contenders...

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2010
  4. Roger Huerta awaits his suitors

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    It's not often that a fighter coming off consecutive losses is in high demand, but records don't always tell the entire story. Roger Huerta lost to former No. 1 contender Kenny Florian via decision; he split scorecards with imminent No. 1 contender G...

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2009
  5. Brett heart: Rogers on Fedor

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Dave Mandel/Sherdog.comIt's a living: A win over Fedor Emelianenko would buy Brett Rogers plenty of TV dinners. There are some people who will need a lot of convincing that Brett Rogers is a suitable contender for Fedor Emelianenko's best-fight...

    Blog | September 29, 2009
  6. Brett heart: Brett Rogers on Fedor Emelianenko

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    There are some people who will need a lot of convincing that Brett Rogers is a suitable contender for Fedor Emelianenko's best-fighter-in-the-history-of-ever crown. And if they can't muster it, then maybe they'll at least appreciate the effort: Newsd...

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2009
  7. Dan Hardy-Mike Swick winner tabbed for title shot

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    To what extent has Georges St. Pierre dismantled the welterweight division? Enough so that Mike Swick and Dan Hardy are about to vie for a No. 1 contender's slot. Try to control your adrenaline. UFC president Dana White told Fanhouse that a Swick-Ha...

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2009
  8. Could the Silvas train together?

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    You can't put a price tag on friendship -- but if you could, the cost would be $44.95. Not long ago, Wanderlei Silva was being groomed as a possible 185-pound contender to Anderson Silva's title, mostly because of Wanderlei's sour run ...

    Blog | September 22, 2009
  9. Could Anderson Silva and Wanderlei Silva train together?

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    You can't put a price tag on friendship -- but if you could, the cost would be $44.95. Not long ago, Wanderlei Silva was being groomed as a possible 185-pound contender to Anderson Silva's title, mostly because of Wanderlei's sour run at 205 and the ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 22, 2009
  10. Dan Henderson-Nate Marquardt brewing for UFC 105

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    It was happening, it wasn't happening and now it might be happening. Fanhouse reports that the UFC is looking to book a No. 1 contenders bout between Dan Henderson and Nate Marquardt for its main event-strapped UFC 105 event Nov. 14 in Manchester...

    Blog | Conversation | September 11, 2009
  11. Mauricio Rua talks Brazil, career opportunities

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Sherdog.com's Greg Savage got some face time with UFC 104 main event contender Mauricio "Shogun" Rua during a Los Angeles media stop last week. Among other topics, Shogun, who shares an Oct. 24 marquee with fellow Brazilian Lyoto Machida for th...

    Blog | September 07, 2009
  12. Mauricio Rua talks Brazil, career opportunities

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Sherdog.com's Greg Savage got some face time with UFC 104 main event contender Mauricio "Shogun" Rua during a Los Angeles media stop last week. Among other topics, Shogun, who shares an Oct. 24 marquee with fellow Brazilian Lyoto Machida for the lig...

    Blog | Conversation | September 07, 2009
  13. Clash of styles and (for once) not egos

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    In a sport full of hyperconfident, occasionally arrogant individuals, Demian Maia and Nate Marquardt come off like transcendental meditationists. Talking up their bout slated for UFC 102 on Saturday -- one that could determine a contender for Anderso...

    Blog | August 25, 2009
  14. Demian Maia-Nate Marquardt: Clash of styles and (for once) not eg...

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    In a sport full of hyperconfident, occasionally arrogant individuals, Demian Maia and Nate Marquardt come off like transcendental meditationists. Talking up their bout slated for UFC 102 on Saturday -- one that could determine a contender for Anderso...

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2009
  15. Lyoto Machida vs. Anderson Silva: A disaster waiting to happen

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Thursday's episode of "MMA Live" brings with it a discussion of Anderson Silva's future as a hybrid-weight athlete. I won't spoil the dialogue for you, but at least one idiot blogger (ahem) believes it's silly for Silva to pick off contenders at 205 ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2009
  16. Matyushenko to return at UFC 103

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Darryl Dennis/Icon SMIVladimir Matyushenko, who has lost just once since 2003, will rejoin the UFC in September."The Janitor" is in. The UFC announced Wednesday that one-time heavyweight and light heavyweight contender Vladimir Matyushenko is schedul...

    Blog | August 13, 2009