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  1. Postmortem: Sonnen doesn't show up; and more

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Heading into UFC 159, figuring out ways that Chael Sonnen could compete with Jon Jones required an active imagination. The leading idea on how to get it done was for Sonnen to put his chin down, stick the crown of his head into Jones' chest and drive...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Five wave-makers moving from Strikeforce

    Chuck Mindenhall

    It's fight week, and it's flight week. No more Strikeforce after Saturday night. No more wondering if and when we'll be sold on Josh Thomson-Gilbert Melendez IV. No more decagon, and no more second-class citizenry. At long last, the long road ends...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  4. 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
  5. WSOF taking it one step at a time

    Chuck Mindenhall

    On Nov. 3, the date originally slated to be Daniel Cormier's big Oklahoma homecoming in Strikeforce against Frank Mir, the World Series of Fighting will host its inaugural show in Las Vegas. Strikeforce was canceled in the wake of injuries. That leav...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  6. Where on earth is Fabricio Werdum?

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Frank Mir is out of his cross-promotional fight with Daniel Cormier, which falls right in with the injury vortex of 2012. Incredulous? We shot right past incredulous in April or May. In September, we are numb to injury dropouts (or at least shoul...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  7. Modern era of heavyweights now upon us

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The flyweights debuted in the UFC in February, though the concept of high-octane little dudes had existed for a long time. Long before then, Tachi Palace Fights was the North American home to 125 pounders, and it always felt like the Central Californ...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  8. Five things to look for at Strikeforce

    Chuck Mindenhall

    It took 15 months and some monumental forks in the road to arrive at the end point of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix. No, it didn't go the way people thought it would, nor the way many hoped. There isn't going to be Fedor Emelianenko versus J...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  9. Nothing inevitable about Jones-Hendo

    Chuck Mindenhall

    There are at least two kinds of greatness in MMA. Greatness that's current (like Jon Jones), and greatness that's always been (like Dan Henderson). In a world of immediacy, we warm our hands more quickly to the former. Henderson now knows the date...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  10. The heavyweights truly arrive in May

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The biggest heavyweight fight in UFC history between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez lasted a minute and four seconds. It was so brief that the coveted casual fan that tuned in to FOX that night was left with these four lonely words -- wait, so ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  11. Hendo, White need to get on same page

    Chuck Mindenhall

    For all the marvels, one thing that UFC President Dana White has never been particularly good at is speaking for Dan Henderson. This was the case before Henderson bolted for Strikeforce, and it's still the case right now. And for as telegraphic a...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  12. 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
  13. UFC heavyweight division about to deepen

    Chuck Mindenhall

    So, Strikeforce is running a clearance on its once vaunted roster of heavyweights, and everyone between 207-266 pounds must go. What a difference a year makes. In January of this year, the eight big guns on Strikeforce's heavyweight roster stood o...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  14. Fedor versus Monson a slippery slope

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko had one of the greatest runs in MMA history -- if not the greatest. Between 2000-2010, he went without a loss. But since getting caught by Fabricio Werdum in June 2010 with a triangle/armbar, the "Last Emperor" h...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  15. Upstarts Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold upended the odds in Cincin...

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Exacting revenge, defending his belt and becoming the biggest thing in Brazilian MMA is all in a day's work for Anderson Silva.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2011
  16. King Mo's future extends as far as Saturday

    Chuck Mindenhall

    CINCINNATI -- Muhammed Lawal fights Roger Gracie this weekend, and he's not sure where a victory puts him in the title picture. In fact, with current 205-pound champion Dan Henderson all but certain to sign with the UFC, he's having one of those "Mat...

    Blog | September 09, 2011