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  1. Gimmicked

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    There is no emulating the success of the UFC. The 17-year-old brand is insurmountable, and no financier has the patience or capital to develop a roster of 200-plus fighters or pay headliners double the seven-figure paydays they're already gettin...

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  2. Gimmicked

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    There is no emulating the success of the UFC. The 17-year-old brand is insurmountable, and no financier has the patience or capital to develop a roster of 200-plus fighters or pay headliners double the seven-figure paydays they're already getting. Th...

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  3. Tim Sylvia-Mariusz Pudzianowski: Sherdog's Red Ink preview

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    While it has never been easy to be a fan of Tim Sylvia -- the tall, smug fighter is neither an underdog nor ring dynamite -- the past year has been especially troublesome. Since the former UFC heavyweight champion defected from that promotion in 2008...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  4. Weathering the outdoors

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Years ago, the lower-watt King of the Cage promotion decided to hold an event outside and adjacent to the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, Calif. It rained torrentially, and several fighters got knocked on their butts for reasons other than their oppone...

    Blog | April 07, 2010
  5. UFC 112: Weathering the outdoors

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Years ago, the lower-watt King of the Cage promotion decided to hold an event outside and adjacent to the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, Calif. It rained torrentially, and several fighters got knocked on their butts for reasons other than their oppone...

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2010
  6. Paulo Filho flailing again?

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    It wasn't that long ago that Paulo Filho was considered one of the most durable and difficult fighters at 185 pounds. A smothering style and capable defense made him hard to damage: In a 10-year career, he has lost only once, a decision dropped to Ch...

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2010
  7. ESPN Primer: WEC 46 and UFC Fight Night 20

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    There was a time when 42 fighters would represent an expansive roster that could see a company through a year's worth of shows. In a climate in which cable television feeds on this kind of thing, 42 is just about the number needed to run two eve...

    Blog | January 09, 2010
  8. ESPN Primer: WEC 46 and UFC Fight Night 20

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Despite two losses in three fights, Urijah Faber is still the face of the WEC. But can the former featherweight champ afford another loss?

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2010
  9. Frank Shamrock's March return: too little, too late?

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Frank Shamrock is not a circuit or trench fighter. He doesn't buckle down into camps two, three or four times a year. For him, fighting has become an annual event. Matched against someone who shares that level of apathy (Cung Le, Renzo Gracie), ...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  10. Frank Shamrock on March return: too little, too late?

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Frank Shamrock is not a circuit or trench fighter. He doesn't buckle down into camps two, three or four times a year. For him, fighting has become an annual event. Matched against someone who shares that level of apathy (Cung Le, Renzo Gracie), he ca...

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2009
  11. ESPN Primer: 'The Ultimate Fighter 10' Finale

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    With a midsection like rising dough, Roy Nelson is among the unlikeliest of finalists in the history of the nearly five-year-old "Ultimate Fighter" television tournament. Despite burning an incredible number of calories in camps, he manages to recoup...

    Blog | December 04, 2009
  12. ESPN Primer: 'The Ultimate Fighter 10' Finale

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    With a midsection like rising dough, Roy Nelson is among the unlikeliest of finalists in the history of the nearly five-year-old "Ultimate Fighter" television tournament. Despite burning an incredible number of calories in camps, he manages to recoup...

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2009
  13. Gracie name returns to UFC

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    It has been three years since the Gracie name headlined a UFC pay-per-view event -- a miserable bit of business against Matt Hughes -- and 14 since Royce Gracie was the promotion's most popular and dominant fighter. Considering that the family s...

    Blog | October 21, 2009
  14. Gracie name returns to UFC

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    It has been three years since the Gracie name headlined a UFC pay-per-view event -- a miserable bit of business against Matt Hughes -- and 14 since Royce Gracie was the promotion's most popular and dominant fighter. Considering that the family seems ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 21, 2009
  15. Tim Sylvia refuses dot-com interview

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Josh Hedges/Zuffa/UFCTim Sylvia, bottom, is turning the lights out on someone else for once.The popularity -- and correlating distractions -- of mixed martial arts has made securing fighters for interviews slightly more difficult than a few years ago...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  16. Rossen: Tim Sylvia refuses dot-com interview

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    The popularity -- and correlating distractions -- of mixed martial arts has made securing fighters for interviews slightly more difficult than a few years ago. They're pushed and pulled in a lot of different directions, and a Web site request for com...

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2009