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  1. Bellator turns the 'Page on ideology

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The word "popularity" trumps a word like "retread" six days of the week. It did in the case of Quinton Jackson -- the popular, yet polarizing, former UFC champion who just became Bellator's latest acquisition, according to a Spike TV press release. "...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  2. 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
  3. GSP-Diaz and the path of least resistance

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In a UFC on FOX prefight media scrum, Dana White confirmed what a lot of people were thinking: that Georges St-Pierre wants to fight Nick Diaz next. And, with St-Pierre having been such a good lad this holiday season, that's the new fight they're loo...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Light heavy gone awry thanks to Sokoudjou

    Chuck Mindenhall

    As a fighter in the UFC's light heavyweight division, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou didn't amount to much. That was in 2008, when he was fresh off an upset of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Pride. The momentum didn't carry over to the UFC. As a periphera...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  6. Belfort and the shelf life of a 'Phenom'

    Chuck Mindenhall

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Vitor Belfort is the longest-tenured UFC fighter, an ante-Zuffaian heirloom who was Jon Jones long before there was a Jon Jones. If he's distinguished, it's because he's learned to adapt within the meanest landscape in sports. ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  7. Magalhaes 2.0 trades sloppy for bold

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Vinny Magalhaes is a world-class grappler. That much was obvious from his run through "The Ultimate Fighter" season 8 cast, where he submitted everyone he faced leading up to the final, including his former training partner at Team Quest, Krzysztof S...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  8. Breaking down Jon Jones side of things

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Jon Jones finally broke his silence and responded to the tidal wave of new critics he's gained in the last few weeks in an interview with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. It took 41 minutes to explain his thought process and update everyone on his state...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  9. MMA gives itself a black eye now and again

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Touching gloves before a fight isn't enough to prove what's about to go down is civilized. Nor is a postfight embrace, or posing for a picture together -- bloodied and tattered, like Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua did after UFC 139 -- while the hemat...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  10. Area 151, where an entire card went missing

    Chuck Mindenhall

    UFC 151 will never happen. It disappeared from the UFC's timeline, much like the 13th floor in many elevators. How did we get here? It all happened in the fog of rumor, very fast and very stealthily. It began when the main event's challenger, D...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  11. The fights, the 'it' factor and the lost stakes

    Chuck Mindenhall

    UFC on Fox 4 in Los Angeles proved that interest can be drummed up in retreads, but it was our collective imagination that became the real hero of the night. Let's face it, we were all squinting to see the title picture the way it was being drawn up ...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  12. Rua/Vera for title shot a bit bewildering

    Chuck Mindenhall

    We might not know what's next for Anderson Silva, but we might know what's ahead for Jon Jones. It was announced during the UFC on FOX 4 news conference that the winner of Mauricio Rua and Brandon Vera will fight for the 205-pound belt next. No, i...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  13. 'Tis the season of curious call-outs

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz says he wants current UFC titlist Anderson Silva -- when Diaz comes back from his suspension. The time away has apparently opened up his imagination, and out flies his always-fascinating fancy. Silva's camp s...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  14. PPVs won't always deliver bang for buck

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Where did UFC 149 go wrong? What was the single, biggest offender? Oh, where to start. What went on in Calgary was one of those perfect storms. There was the eccentric that didn't go eccentric (Brian Ebersole). There was hype that fizzled befo...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  15. Like 'Ace', Sonnen forced into new ventures

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Anderson Silva has lorded over the UFC's middleweight division long enough to create dilemmas for challengers. Dilemmas that look like specific little purgatories. Dilemmas that look like harsh reality checks (to guys like Patrick Cote and Th...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  16. Jones and Silva need to see the big picture

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Jon Jones doesn't necessarily want to fight Anderson Silva. Worse, the feeling seems mutual. This is a set of preferences that can't help but play games with the spirit of competition. In fact, it seems all backward when you consider that the spir...

    Blog | July 10, 2012