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  1. Postmortem: Grant rises, Silva slides, more

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The thing about Mike Tyson was that everybody saw him coming. From the opening bell it felt as if his opponents were fighting from check, trying to avoid the savage exchange that would end, inevitably, in a violent checkmate. He was cageside for UFC ...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  2. Vegas notes: Hunt's on; Barnett back, more

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- By now you know that Mark Hunt was basically a sort of side effect of the Zuffa/Pride deal back in 2007. Riding a two-fight losing streak at the time, he was an unwanted property that couldn't be easily disposed of. But even back then...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  3. UFC 160 primer: Return of the heavyweights

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Heavyweights are now a staple of Memorial Day weekend. Last year, UFC 146 was to be a heavyweight extravaganza like none we'd ever seen. The whole main card was heavyweights, so the word "unprecedented" was being thrown around pretty dramatically. An...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  4. Melendez the right choice for Henderson

    Chuck Mindenhall

    It's always a good problem to have two (or three) contenders with strong cases to fight for a belt. That's the perpetual state of the UFC's always-bountiful lightweight division. Ever since Frankie Edgar clogged the top with his battery of rematches ...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  5. Miller expecting fun fight with Lauzon

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- It's been a long 2012 for Jim Miller, who lost to Nate Diaz in May and was resolved to the idea that he would have to wait to fight again until 2013. But as has been the case all year with the UFC, one man's misfortune becomes anothe...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  6. Complications of an Edgar victory are real

    Chuck Mindenhall

    All this talk of Frankie Edgar and rematches makes for a potentially uncomfortable situation brewing in Denver. What if Edgar wins a close fight over Benson Henderson this weekend at UFC 150? What if it's an egregiously controversial decision, the ki...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  7. Guida/Maynard not what we had in mind

    Chuck Mindenhall

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Kalib Starnes was vilified, punished by the judges, and ultimately fired when he ran from Nate Quarry at UFC 83. Friday wasn't like that exactly, but Clay Guida's performance against Gray Maynard was closer to it than made ...

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  8. The stakes are unclear for Guida/Maynard

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In the most compelling of the 22 UFC fights going on this weekend, Gray Maynard and Clay Guida will scrap in Atlantic City. It's a fun fight to handicap. It's an aggravating fight to try and figure out exactly what it is that's at stake for the wi...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  9. Cerrone plays it smart by airing his druthers

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In the UFC, the latest winner will always have the most compelling case. That's the nature of hype, and hype has always been the game. More specifically, hype is the essence that drives the thing forward. By know everybody knows this. And if they ...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  10. The 'other' Diaz makes most of his platform

    Chuck Mindenhall

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Nate Diaz bolted the 155-pound division 2.5 years ago, he had lost three of four fights and was in need of a change. He tried to kick-start his career as a welterweight; and yet, after four fights there, he went 2-2....

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  11. Thomson/Melendez III will have to do

    Chuck Mindenhall

    For what it's worth, Gilbert Melendez/Josh Thomson III isn't a bad fight. It's just not the fight people wanted. It just feels obvious and limited and, you know, uninspired. There was a time not that long ago when Dana White assured everybody that...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  12. Many options for Melendez under Zuffa

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Alright, so Gilbert Melendez will fight on May 19 in San Jose, only five months and two days after beating Jorge Masvidal to retain his title. Though this isn't major news in itself, it's a turnaround that beats nine months of involuntary limbo. ...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  13. Pettis could find himself in similar fix

    Chuck Mindenhall

    A lot of things should go into booking Benson Henderson's next fight, beginning with marketability and ending with scruples. Does the UFC book an immediate rematch with a very deserving Frankie Edgar? Or do they give the shot to Anthony Pettis, w...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  14. Is Edgar the greatest 155-er of all time?

    Chuck Mindenhall

    For the first time since he became the UFC's lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar is the betting favorite heading into a fight. From the Vegas perspective, the time of feel-good flukes is over -- this time, Edgar is getting love where he normally just...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  15. An evening inside Maynard's mind

    Chuck Mindenhall

    HOUSTON -- For much of 2011, Gray "The Bully" Maynard has been hounded by a compulsion that he never intended. That compulsion is Frankie Edgar. Everybody wants to know what it's like to have Edgar on the brainstem for a full calendar year. At th...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  16. 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