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  1. The UFC Octagon: Changing the shape of fighting

    Jake Rossen

    Twenty years after its debut, the UFC's Octagon has become one of the most iconic images in sports. Maybe that's why no one can agree on who created it.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  2. Tyson on the UFC, the Gracies and charity

    Jake Rossen

    Seven years ago, Mike Tyson did what prizefighters are rarely willing or able to do: recognize when their time is up. A mercurial figure of the '80s and '90s who often courted as much trouble outside the ring as he did inside of it, Tyson walked ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  3. 10 Count: Hyped debuts that didn't deliver

    Jake Rossen

    An unprecedented level of media coverage has surrounded the UFC debuts of female fighters Rhonda Rousey and Liz Carmouche at this weekend's UFC 157. While Carmouche has enjoyed press for making history as the promotion's first openly gay athlete, it'...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  4. MMA: 8 Men Out

    Jake Rossen

    Jake Rossen tells the story of the UFC's tournament to end all tournaments: The Ultimate Ultimate 1996

    Eticket | Conversation | November 24, 2011
  5. No answers for Edgar; Stann surprises

    Jake Rossen

    Was it "Rocky V" in which Sylvester Stallone numbly intoned that life isn't about hitting, but about how hard you can get hit and keep getting up?Maybe I'm thinking of "Cobra." Or "F.I.S.T." Honestly, when you've heard one speech from ...

    Blog | January 02, 2011
  6. UFC 125 postmortem: No answers for Edgar; Stann surprises

    Jake Rossen

    Was it "Rocky V" in which Sylvester Stallone numbly intoned that life isn't about hitting, but about how hard you can get hit and keep getting up? Maybe I'm thinking of "Cobra." Or "F.I.S.T." Honestly, when you've heard one speech from a guy who can...

    Blog | Conversation | January 02, 2011
  7. ESPN primer: UFC 125

    Jake Rossen

    For decades, boxing was criticized for devoting little time or resources to undercards. Events pushed two headlining fighters; fans -- especially celebrities, who need to devote time to important thoughts -- grew trained to not even show up for preli...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  8. ESPN primer: UFC 125

    Jake Rossen

    For decades, boxing was criticized for devoting little time or resources to undercards. Events pushed two headlining fighters; fans -- especially celebrities, who need to devote time to important thoughts -- grew trained to not even show up for preli...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2010
  9. ESPN primer: New Year's in Japan

    Jake Rossen

    If Ryan Seacrest happened to be a major celebrity in Japan, he would eventually be offered a substantial sum to be beaten severely in any number of the country's traditional New Year's Eve fighting events. The Japanese watch television in h...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  10. ESPN primer: New Year's in Japan

    Jake Rossen

    If Ryan Seacrest happened to be a major celebrity in Japan, he would eventually be offered a substantial sum to be beaten severely in any number of the country's traditional New Year's Eve fighting events. The Japanese watch television in huge number...

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2010
  11. Fedor on the milk carton

    Jake Rossen

    Georges St. Pierre fought for a total of 50 minutes in 2010. Anderson Silva fought for nearly as long. Cole Konrad: nearly 70. LeBron James played for upwards of 40 minutes in dozens of games.Fedor Emelianenko's total ring time this year: 69 sec...

    Blog | December 25, 2010
  12. Fedor on the milk carton

    Jake Rossen

    Georges St. Pierre fought for a total of 50 minutes in 2010. Anderson Silva fought for nearly as long. Cole Konrad: nearly 70. LeBron James played for upwards of 40 minutes in dozens of games. Fedor Emelianenko's total ring time this year: 69 second...

    Blog | Conversation | December 25, 2010
  13. Royce Gracie's nostalgia trip

    Jake Rossen

    Sherdog.comBlame it on Rio: Royce Gracie, 44, is pondering an August return to the Octagon in Brazil.When the UFC held a press conference in Rio de Janeiro last week to announce only its second show there in 12 years, Royce Gracie appeared and told g...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  14. Royce Gracie's nostalgia trip

    Jake Rossen

    When the UFC held a press conference in Rio de Janeiro last week to announce only its second show there in 12 years, Royce Gracie appeared and told gathered media that a slot for him in the August event was being "negotiated." Assuming that Gracie w...

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2010
  15. Bellator's new deal with MTV2

    Jake Rossen

    There is no eclipsing the UFC brand. No chance at all. Too much brand power, too much broadcast content, too many top fighters and too much of a lead on international expansion. Most attempts to compete will wind up looking like the XFL. At least tha...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  16. Bellator's new deal with MTV2 has possibilities

    Jake Rossen

    There is no eclipsing the UFC brand. No chance at all. Too much brand power, too much broadcast content, too many top fighters and too much of a lead on international expansion. Most attempts to compete will wind up looking like the XFL. At least tha...

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2010