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  1. The kick heard 'round the world

    Jake Rossen

    I have a distinct memory of the first time my jaw went slack watching a mixed martial arts fight. I was 16, give or take a year, and a trip to the video store -- which has long since been paved over -- had netted a desperation rental of UFC 2. I do n...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  2. The kick heard 'round the world

    Jake Rossen

    I have a distinct memory of the first time my jaw went slack watching a mixed martial arts fight. I was 16, give or take a year, and a trip to the video store -- which has long since been paved over -- had netted a desperation rental of UFC 2. I do n...

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2010
  3. ESPN Primer: WEC 53

    Jake Rossen

    Mike Roach/Getty ImagesLast call: Benson Henderson helps close the show for WEC when he meets Anthony Pettis. Thursday night will be the final time Zuffa will promote fights under the World Extreme Cagefighting banner. It marks the end of a foundatio...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  4. ESPN Primer: WEC 53

    Jake Rossen

    Thursday night will be the final time Zuffa will promote fights under the World Extreme Cagefighting banner. It marks the end of a foundation built almost exclusively for 155-pound and under fighters, traditionally the most talented (and least recogn...

    Blog | Conversation | December 16, 2010
  5. Making the case for TUF 13 coaches

    Jake Rossen

    Sherdog.com Urijah Faber already is a recognized star, but his newly minted UFC division deserves more exposure.There's no better direct-delivery system to popularize fighters (or fights) than coaching slots on Spike's 5-year-old "Ultimate ...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  6. Making the case for TUF 13 coaches

    Jake Rossen

    There's no better direct-delivery system to popularize fighters (or fights) than coaching slots on Spike's 5-year-old "Ultimate Fighter" franchise. With 12 hours and three months of basic-cable promotion, it beats HBO's "24/7" series in volume alone....

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2010
  7. Kazushi Sakuraba plows forward

    Jake Rossen

    One day, the most prized commodity in the study of cerebral trauma in mixed martial arts may be the lumped-up brain of Kazushi Sakuraba, the 14-year veteran of Japan's masochistic fight scene who seems to have little interest in aging gracefully and ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2010
  8. Chael Sonnen only raises more questions

    Jake Rossen

    By now you've probably read a number of reactions to the Chael Sonnen hearing that took place Thursday. Sonnen, who was condemned for testing positive for synthetic testosterone before his August fight with Anderson Silva, argued that he had abn...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  9. Chael Sonnen only raises more questions

    Jake Rossen

    By now you've probably read a number of reactions to the Chael Sonnen hearing that took place Thursday. Sonnen, who was condemned for testing positive for synthetic testosterone before his August fight with Anderson Silva, argued that he had abnormal...

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  10. Japan's big plans for New Year's Eve

    Jake Rossen

    How desperate is Japan's fight scene right now? In addition to repeated reports of foreign fighters getting slow- or no-paid, events being postponed or cancelled, and big stars either fading or retiring, there's mounting evidence that promo...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  11. Japan's big plans for New Year's Eve

    Jake Rossen

    How desperate is Japan's fight scene right now? In addition to repeated reports of foreign fighters getting slow- or no-paid, events being postponed or cancelled, and big stars either fading or retiring, there's mounting evidence that promoters are i...

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2010
  12. The case for cutting Herschel Walker

    Jake Rossen

    Dave Mandel/Sherdog.comHerschel Walker's fight-canceling cut might be the best thing that could've happened to Strikeforce.Strikeforce's Dec. 4 effort was harmed by the loss of Herschel Walker to a cut that required stitches. Walker, 48, was set...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  13. Will new divisions create class struggles?

    Jake Rossen

    Ed Mulholland for ESPN.comWill Cain Velasquez and other UFC big men now be more or less likely to chase fight bonuses?Not that anyone seemed too worried, but there must be some relief in hearing UFC U.K. head Marshall Zelaznik reaffirm that the promo...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  14. Jon Fitch as an island

    Jake Rossen

    Has the UFC ever employed anyone as passive-aggressively contentious as Jon Fitch? He was reportedly fired and rehired in a 24-hour period following hang-ups over video-game likeness rights in 2008; he refuses to fight teammate Josh Koscheck; he cons...

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2010
  15. Judges, Jackson and torn legacies

    Jake Rossen

    For once, the problem wasn't with the judges during a mixed martial arts event; it was with the rules they were instructed to follow.After two rounds, Lyoto Machida performed the most significant attack in a fight against Quinton Jackson on Satu...

    Blog | November 21, 2010
  16. UFC 123 postmortem: Judges, Jackson and torn legacies

    Jake Rossen

    For once, the problem wasn't with the judges during a mixed martial arts event; it was with the rules they were instructed to follow. After two rounds, Lyoto Machida performed the most significant attack in a fight against Quinton Jackson on Saturda...

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2010