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  1. 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
  2. 'Mayday' eyes December return, history

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Michael McDonald won't be 22 years old until January. There's a chance -- if the cards fall in his favor, and his hand is healthy enough to chin-hunt, and UFC matchmakers throw him a bone -- that by the time "Mayday's" birthday rolls around, he'll be...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  3. Title fights at a premium after Cruz injury

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Training camps have become their own game of roulette, and Dominick Cruz -- who trains fiendishly year round -- is the latest casualty. Cruz tore his anterior cruciate ligament Thursday while prepping for his July 7 title fight with Urijah Faber,...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Silva-Sonnen II loses luster in move to LV

    Chuck Mindenhall

    There's a danger in thinking out loud. And, at this point the UFC must realize this better than anybody. For the past couple of months, Chael Sonnen was assuredly fighting Anderson Silva in Silva's native Brazil, and the only thing left was to sor...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  7. UFC title album missing some pictures

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The UFC's flyweight division was exactly one fight old when things went haywire at the top. That's so 2012 in the UFC. When title belts are in play, all paths look more like construction zones with detours. This time, Ian McCall appeared as i...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  8. Disrupted Cruz is an equally dangerous Cruz

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Dominick Cruz fights like a 1920s old-timey newsreel of spliced film. He hiccups, skips, then reappears two seconds advanced flicking jabs. He feints, leans, pirouettes and moves in multiple directions at once. His aesthetic is unparalleled, and that...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  9. October in with a bang, out with a bang

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Fight cards are going off just about every weekend, but the stakes start getting raised as of tomorrow. How big of a month will October be for the UFC? Four of the available seven belts will be dangled, defended or wrested away, beginning with Do...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  10. UFC all about the little guys this autumn

    Chuck Mindenhall

    This fall will be the UFC's season of the diminutive fighter. First, the "Ultimate Fighter 14" will air in mid-September and showcase the bantam and featherweights, and then Dominick Cruz will defend his 135-pound title live on Versus (meaning ta...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  11. Faber is on the go -- just how he likes it

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- Between running his own clothing brand (FORM Athletics), keeping up with the media maelstrom at events and fulfilling UFC obligations, appearances, signings and gym openings, there are those who think that Urijah Faber is spreading himse...

    Blog | May 28, 2011
  12. More than a Phil in

    Chuck Mindenhall

    TORONTO - Dominick Cruz knows a champion when he sees one. Just yesterday the bantamweight's alpha dog shared a stage at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto with all his fellow UFC titleholders in front of 15,000 people. What Cruz didn't say during the...

    Blog | April 30, 2011