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  1. Three for three: Evaluating the UFC-Strikeforce talent gap

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    I'm sure you've heard the news by now: According to researchers, fat babies have a 40 percent greater chance of becoming fat toddlers than smaller babies. Of significantly less consequence is the report that Fedor Emelianenko has signed a three-figh...

    Blog | Conversation | August 04, 2009
  2. Fedor Emelianenko signs with Strikeforce

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    According to a press release just detonated by Strikeforce public relations, consensus No. 1 heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko has signed a multi-fight deal with the San Jose-based company: his first fight is scheduled to air in the fall, live on Showtim...

    Blog | Conversation | August 03, 2009
  3. Masanori Kanehara an unlikely featherweight champion

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Sengoku 9 was held in the early morning hours Sunday, and it was Masanori Kanehara who proved to be ... well, if not the best fighter of the evening, easily the most fortunate. Kanehara, who was eliminated in the opening round by tourney favorit...

    Blog | Conversation | August 03, 2009
  4. Fedor Emelianenko-UFC continue endless flirtations

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    The big news coming out of Wednesday's M-1 Global news conference with media beacon Fedor Emelianenko? That there is no news. M-1 antagonist Vadim Finkelstein regurgitated what he's been saying for years: that there's no opportunity to pair up with ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2009
  5. Fedor Emelianenko-UFC continue endless flirtations

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    The big news coming out of Wednesday's M-1 Global news conference with media beacon Fedor Emelianenko? That there is no news. M-1 CEO Vadim Finkelstein regurgitated what he's been saying for years: that there's no opportunity to pair up with the UFC...

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2009
  6. Josh Barnett: The negative of another positive

    Jake Rossen

    Josh Barnett's positive test likely ruined a fight, a promotion and a legacy. And one unfortunate soul may have witnessed a man's entire career swirl down the drain, Sherdog's Jake Rossen writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2009
  7. Vadim Finkelchtein: "Moment of truth" for Fedor Emelianenko and U...

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    And so the emergency flares begin going up: M-1 Global's Vadim Finkelchtein told Russian news site Mixfight.ru that Affliction's recent collapse could help pave the way for prize commodity Fedor Emelianenko to set up shop in the UFC's Octagon. Unfor...

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2009
  8. Kings of the Ringling: Mercer-Marcus "Conan" Silveira Discussed f...

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Ray Mercer could have -- probably should have -- been satisfied with a victory over an apathetic-looking Tim Sylvia last month: Cracking Sylvia across the jaw, he added a little lighter fluid to the boxing versus MMA skill debate. According to MMAJ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2009
  9. Affliction's loss is Affliction's gain

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Just a brief passage on the no-explanation-needed Affliction meltdown of the week: With Josh Barnett benched because he tested positive for a banned substance and his main-event bout with Fedor Emelianenko suddenly vaporized, the promotion currently ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2009
  10. Josh Barnett's stream of misfortune

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Legitimizing rampant speculation throughout the MMA industry, the California State Athletic Commission confirmed to Sherdog.com that ousted Affliction heavyweight contender Josh Barnett's urine turned up positive for steroids -- specifically, the met...

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2009
  11. Josh Barnett bounced from Fedor Emelianenko fight

    Loretta Hunt

    With the California State Athletic Commission reportedly ruling not to license Josh Barnett to fight at "Trilogy," Affliction already is seeking a new opponent for Fedor Emelianenko.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2009
  12. Josh Barnett busted, Fedor Emelianenko left holding heavy bag

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Fresh Sherdog.com scoop indicates that former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett has registered a positive test that has left a marquee Aug. 1 bout with Fedor Emelianenko at "Affliction: Trilogy" on thin ice. (Barnett tested positive for illicit ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2009
  13. Monday mail call

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Each and every e-mail received by ESPN.com's MMA sheet is read, filed, and, in some cases, forwarded to the proper authorities. A sampling of your thoughts, new every Monday: Fedor versus lawyers Regarding Fedor Emelianenko and the UFC, a "shotgu...

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 2009
  14. Sherdog rankings released; forums riot, loot

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    I imagine men in white Sherdog.com lab coats scurrying from server to server, twisting dials, tripping over wires and putting out small, smoky fires in anticipation of the traffic -- and controversy -- created by their monthly release of fighter rank...

    Blog | Conversation | July 17, 2009
  15. Is Fedor Emelianenko finally ready to wrangle Josh Barnett?

    Jake Rossen

    MMAMania has posted a cryptic news brief that quotes Affliction veep Tom Atencio giving a "Yes sir" in apparent response to his signing of Affliction's headlining attraction on August 1. As previously rumored/discussed/beaten to death, Fedor Emelian...

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2009