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  1. Top fighter at 155 still too close to call

    Chad Dundas

    For what it's worth, my personal scorecard now has Benson Henderson 1-3 in UFC title fights. And what it's worth, of course, is a hill of beans. In the real world, Henderson on Saturday moved to 4-0 in UFC championship bouts, tying BJ Penn's reco...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  2. Diaz raised legit question: Who's No. 1?

    Chad Dundas

    We've come to expect, even look forward to the passionate postfight ramblings of the Diaz brothers. It wouldn't really feel like a Diaz victory, after all, without copious shout-outs to the homies. It wouldn't feel right without some chest-thumpin...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  3. Five good fights for Melendez in Strikeforce

    Chad Dundas

    For now, everyone is keeping up a pretty good poker face. Fresh off his victory over Jorge Masvidal on Saturday night, Gilbert Melendez maintains that he's excited and proud to carry on as Strikeforce lightweight champion. Really, what did you exp...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  4. Melendez's UFC aspirations now on ice?

    Chad Dundas

    It's a confusing time to be Gilbert Melendez. As the reigning Strikeforce lightweight champion and No. 2-ranked 155-pound fighter in the world, Melendez was one of the guys who figured to profit tremendously -- both figuratively and financially --...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  5. Can Melendez avoid 'choke' against Masvidal?

    Chad Dundas

    Gilbert Melendez knows what you're thinking. "This is where I'm supposed to choke, right?" the Strikeforce lightweight champ tells ESPN.com on Saturday while in Anaheim to attend the UFC's debut show on network television. "This is where I'm suppo...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  6. Melendez exit leaves SF, Masvidal in flux

    Chad Dundas

    So the cat is not merely out of the bag at this point -- the cat is so far out that the bag -- such that it even still exists -- is clawed and tattered beyond recognition and the cat itself is already in the other room, snoozing soundly atop its comf...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  7. Henderson upset resets lightweight plans (again)

    Chad Dundas

    MILWAUKEE -- Every time we think we're almost out of the woods, the lightweight title picture lapses back into chaos. Disorder is becoming a nasty habit for the UFC's most competitive division. On Sunday night, the culprit was Ben Henderson, who o...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  8. Miller all class on long road to the top

    Chad Dundas

    MILWAUKEE -- Jim Miller has been the picture of poise. Leading up to his Sunday night bout against Ben Henderson at UFC Live 5 -- where the hot topic of conversation has been mostly about what might happen after the fight -- Miller is playing it c...

    Blog | August 14, 2011