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  1. UFC on Fox 8 primer: Frenetic flyweights

    Chuck Mindenhall

    On the one hand, another nationally televised flyweight title fight is just crazy enough to work at Saturday's UFC on Fox 8 card in Seattle. After all, if frenetic back-and-forth action is what we want in a main event, this is the formula -- even ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  2. Silvas sinking feeling shared by all

    Chuck Mindenhall

    There was a long moment after Chris Weidman became the UFC's new middleweight champion that Ed Soares, the longtime manager and friend of Anderson Silva, stood staring at the cage at MGM Grand. He looked devastated. Crestfallen. The empire he had lor...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Jon Jones future uncertain after UFC 159

    Chuck Mindenhall

    NEWARK, N.J. -- In a night of strange happenings, perhaps the strangest was saved for last. As most thought he would, Jon Jones (18-1) defended his light heavyweight title against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 at Newark's Prudential Center, yet he did ...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  5. Is one-handed fighter Nick Newell ready for the UFC? - ESPN The M...

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In ESPN The Magazine, Chuck Mindenhall writes that Nick Newell says he's ready for the UFC. But is Dana White ready for a one-handed fighter?

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  6. Should Cruz be stripped of his title?

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Should Dominick Cruz be stripped of his UFC bantamweight title? It's been nearly 18 months since he won a decision victory over Demetrious Johnson. Since that fight, Johnson has fought four times and captured the inaugural flyweight belt. Johns...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  7. Hendricks, St-Pierre on collision course

    Chuck Mindenhall

    MONTREAL -- For everything the Georges St-Pierre-Nick Diaz bout wasn't -- enthralling, competitive, an out-and-out war -- Georges St-Pierre versus Johny Hendricks just might be. And that's the silver lining after UFC 158, where wolf tickets and dark ...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  8. Nick Diaz showed up and talked

    Chuck Mindenhall

    MONTREAL -- The big news was that Nick Diaz showed up. Believe it or not, this was a concern after the challenger skipped Wednesday's open workouts in Montreal. And after, you know, his history of sort of not showing up. "Well it was either I miss...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  9. Welterweight picture is simple calculus

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In 2013, the year of the "superfight" and new-fashioned division jumping in the UFC, anything is possible. How possible? A simple, timely text can shake up an entire division for the better part of a year. Ask Ricardo Lamas, who should have been t...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  10. What happens if Liz Carmouche wins?

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Real Sports 191: Ronda Rousey Liz Carmouche is not a can. She is a human being with motivation and drive and a world of dreams that can be realized one weekend late in February. But what happens if she realizes her dreams and beats Ronda Rousey at...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  11. The fun fact is that Aldo didn't hesitate

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Anthony Pettis is a man of action. He could have voluntarily waited for his chance at the 155-pound belt. Or he could do what he did, which was text UFC president Dana White to embark on an expedition. Pettis asked for a chance to fight Jose Aldo,...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Featherweights to take shape in Chicago

    Chuck Mindenhall

    There's a paradox going on for this weekend's Chicago card: People are talking about the flyweights not getting talked about. In fact, the ever-coveted "casual" viewer has no way of knowing that there is such a thing as the flyweight division, bec...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  14. UFC 155: Notes and Nuggets from Vegas

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- There's a theory among heavyweights that Junior dos Santos is vulnerable on the ground. It's only a theory because nobody he faces is able to take the fight there. Dos Santos' ground game remains a mystery because he has proved himself t...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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