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  1. Figuring out Alistair Overeem

    Jake Rossen

    Daniel Herbertson/FightWireImages.comAlistair Overeem might look the part of world's best heavyweight, but is he the real deal?Bas Rutten believes he's the world's No. 1 heavyweight; Sherdog.com has him ranked at No. 8. In a sport full of a...

    Blog | November 07, 2010
  2. Figuring out Alistair Overeem

    Jake Rossen

    Bas Rutten believes he's the world's No. 1 heavyweight; Sherdog.com has him ranked at No. 8. In a sport full of argumentative fans, mentioning Alistair Overeem might be the quickest way to incite a riot. Overeem, a highly proficient kickboxer wit...

    Blog | Conversation | November 07, 2010
  3. The dueling heavyweight titles

    Jake Rossen

    For a good chunk of the 20th century, the world heavyweight title in boxing was considered to be the most prestigious achievement in all of sports. Other activities were really just metaphors for combat; boxing was combat, pure and undiluted. It make...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  4. MMA: Dueling heavyweight titles

    Jake Rossen

    For a good chunk of the 20th century, the world heavyweight title in boxing was considered to be the most prestigious achievement in all of sports. Other activities were really just metaphors for combat; boxing was combat, pure and undiluted. It make...

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2010
  5. UFC 121: Tito Ortiz flirting with obsolescence

    Jake Rossen

    As we near the climax of Brocktober -- an obvious feeler program to get Brock Lesnar's birthday eventually recognized as a national holiday -- most media sources are primarily concerned with how the UFC's heavyweight champion will fare against Cain V...

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2010
  6. ESPN/Sherdog's coverage of UFC 119

    Jake Rossen

    Check this space beginning at 10 p.m. ET Saturday for live coverage of UFC 119.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2010
  7. Welcome to 'Brocktober'-fest

    Jake Rossen

    Ric Fogel for ESPN.comOctober is the season for getting up close and personal with UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar.At the grocery store? Pick up the latest issue of the UFC's branded magazine, featuring Brock Lesnar on the cover. At home in f...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  8. Barnett and the wrong kind of hype

    Jake Rossen

    It takes tunnel vision to fail three drug tests in your career and still spit fire, but Josh Barnett -- trained in the ways of professional wrestling -- is no quitter.After signing with Strikeforce last week, the former UFC heavyweight champion told ...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  9. Josh Barnett and the wrong kind of hype

    Jake Rossen

    It takes tunnel vision to fail three drug tests in your career and still spit fire, but Josh Barnett -- trained in the ways of professional wrestling -- is no quitter. After signing with Strikeforce last week, the former UFC heavyweight champion tol...

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2010
  10. Ikuhisa Minowa versus brain trauma

    Jake Rossen

    First reaction to MMAFighting's news that middleweight Ikuhisa Minowa will fight heavyweight James Thompson at Dream 16 on Sept. 25: This hasn't happened already?Second: What does Minowa have against his brain?Minowa, 34 in human years but ...

    Blog | September 18, 2010
  11. Ikuhisa Minowa versus brain trauma

    Jake Rossen

    First reaction to MMAFighting's news that middleweight Ikuhisa Minowa will fight heavyweight James Thompson at Dream 16 on Sept. 25: This hasn't happened already? Second: What does Minowa have against his brain? Minowa, 34 in human years but probab...

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2010
  12. Big Tim Sylvia goes pro (wrestling)

    Jake Rossen

    If you really want to grunt and sweat and make a job of it, you could draw some thin parallels between Tim Sylvia and Harlan McClintock, the fictional protagonist of Rod Serling's teleplay-turned-movie "Requiem for a Heavyweight." In both instan...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  13. Big Tim Sylvia goes pro (wrestling)

    Jake Rossen

    If you really want to grunt and sweat and make a job of it, you could draw some thin parallels between Tim Sylvia and Harlan McClintock, the fictional protagonist of Rod Serling's teleplay-turned-movie "Requiem for a Heavyweight." In both instances, ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2010
  14. ESPN Primer: Strikeforce Houston

    Jake Rossen

    Sherdog.comLight heavyweight Muhammed Lawal is turning out to be a big fish in a rather small pond.The best 205-pound fighter not currently tied to the UFC is undoubtedly Muhammed Lawal, a former Division II wrestler who has earned three solid wins o...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  15. Anderson Silva considers staying put

    Jake Rossen

    Dave Mandel for Sherdog.comIf Georges St. Pierre wants a shot at Anderson Silva, it may be up to him to change weight classes.After tossing out public thoughts about moving up to heavyweight to challenge Frank Mir -- bad idea -- and to cutting to 170...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  16. Anderson Silva considers staying put

    Jake Rossen

    After tossing out public thoughts about moving up to heavyweight to challenge Frank Mir -- bad idea -- and to cutting to 170 pounds to face Georges St. Pierre -- almost as bad an idea -- Anderson Silva has finally found a happy medium: staying exactl...

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2010