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  1. 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
  2. Company man Franklin answers call again

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Rich Franklin is 37 years old. He is the former UFC middleweight champion who, when he signed on to fight Cung Le at UFC 148, expressed road-weary relief to be headed back home to 185 pounds. It had been too long, and Franklin never felt comfortable ...

    Blog | June 01, 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. Bisping/Boetsch to Calgary is the right play

    Chuck Mindenhall

    With Chael Sonnen's rematch against Anderson Silva now migrating from Brazil to Las Vegas, UFC 148 becomes the Miami Heat of fight cards. It is stacked, stuffed, loaded and insane. And let's face it, this annually huge Vegas card had a pot of gold...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Big weekend in MMA (but be ready to pay)

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Free was nice, and free was big -- and big was always the intention. But now that we're through with the privilege of bonus title fights on network television and dangling MMA in front of bemused pop culture, it's back to our secular intrigues. Or...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  7. Scott Smith's head is still a bust

    Chuck Mindenhall

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Scott Smith's ability to withstand just enough punishment to make for an improbable comeback held up -- only this time, he took all the punishment and stayed behind. In fighting as in the NFL, come backs make for lively enter...

    Blog | July 30, 2011
  8. Last call for Cung Le in UFC

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In mixed martial arts, Cung Le has a pair of nouns that he traditionally lives by -- Scott Smith and San Jose. His world in MMA is just that focused, while his work as an action-oriented actor spans continents. What does this information tell us?...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  9. Cung Le still uncertain about fight future

    Chuck Mindenhall

    TORONTO -- When you're three weeks away from being 39 years old and having no problem getting work in the pictures, the incentive to fight loses something -- even if you're 7-1 in mixed martial arts and every fight ended in a KO. Cung Le knows th...

    Blog | May 01, 2011