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  1. Grant is the midyear fighter of the year

    Chuck Mindenhall

    A year ago at this time, TJ Grant had just earned a yeoman's decision over Carlo Prater, to the attention of almost nobody. He was 2-0 since moving down to the lightweight division, but there was a colony of contenders well ahead of him in what had b...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  2. Fifty reasons to love mixed martial arts

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The year 2012 was supposed to be a christening in MMA. The UFC was in the first year of a long-coveted broadcast deal, which meant something like the first (big) step toward something like (actual) legitimization. Smaller fighter molds were create...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  3. Cerrone goes down swinging with no regrets

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- The volume in which Donald Cerrone fought in 2011 couldn't catch up to the volume of jabs coming at him as the year closed out. Cerrone looked to become the first fighter to win five fights in a calendar year in the UFC since Roger Huert...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  4. Cro-Cop's unintentional potshot

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Mirko Filipovic could be fighting for the last time in the UFC on Saturday, which, realistically, is the case for most fighters. Same could be said of his opponent, Roy Nelson. Difference is, "Cro-Cop" is 37 years old and has looked his age in recent...

    Blog | October 27, 2011