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  1. UFC on Fox 8 primer: Frenetic flyweights

    Chuck Mindenhall

    On the one hand, another nationally televised flyweight title fight is just crazy enough to work at Saturday's UFC on Fox 8 card in Seattle. After all, if frenetic back-and-forth action is what we want in a main event, this is the formula -- even ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  2. Diaz's dilemma, GSP's dominance, more

    Chuck Mindenhall

    By the time the smoke cleared, and Georges St-Pierre was eating pizza off the floor in celebration of his eighth title defense, Nick Diaz became MMA's equivalent of the "boy who cried wolf (tickets)." He told Joe Rogan after the fight that he was th...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  3. Hendricks, St-Pierre on collision course

    Chuck Mindenhall

    MONTREAL -- For everything the Georges St-Pierre-Nick Diaz bout wasn't -- enthralling, competitive, an out-and-out war -- Georges St-Pierre versus Johny Hendricks just might be. And that's the silver lining after UFC 158, where wolf tickets and dark ...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  4. Nick Diaz showed up and talked

    Chuck Mindenhall

    MONTREAL -- The big news was that Nick Diaz showed up. Believe it or not, this was a concern after the challenger skipped Wednesday's open workouts in Montreal. And after, you know, his history of sort of not showing up. "Well it was either I miss...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  5. GSP's mindset, Ellenberger's chances, more

    Chuck Mindenhall

    What exactly is Georges St-Pierre's "dark place"? It has become a hashtag on Twitter for one thing -- an unlit place where St-Pierre himself never goes. Leading up to this weekend's fight with Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in Montreal, the UFC ran a slick pro...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  6. Welterweight picture is simple calculus

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In 2013, the year of the "superfight" and new-fashioned division jumping in the UFC, anything is possible. How possible? A simple, timely text can shake up an entire division for the better part of a year. Ask Ricardo Lamas, who should have been t...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  7. GSP-Diaz and the path of least resistance

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In a UFC on FOX prefight media scrum, Dana White confirmed what a lot of people were thinking: that Georges St-Pierre wants to fight Nick Diaz next. And, with St-Pierre having been such a good lad this holiday season, that's the new fight they're loo...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  8. Superfight with Silva still hinges on GSP

    Chuck Mindenhall

    MONTREAL -- Well, that clears things up. Or at least there's a chance the events that took place at UFC 154 will lead to where we suspect they might. Everybody knew that Georges St-Pierre was fighting more than Carlos Condit on Saturday at the Be...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  9. The Poll: MMA fighters discuss fight week

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Editor's note: This story appears in the Nov. 26 issue of ESPN The Magazine. Subscribe today! After months of physical preparation, MMA combatants have to endure fight week - three to seven mentally exhausting days during which they must travel, c...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  10. Notes and nuggets for UFC 154

    Chuck Mindenhall

    MONTREAL -- The fight game is always two steps ahead of itself. So it's only natural that most of the people assembled in Montreal to see Georges St-Pierre defend his title against Carlos Condit are focusing on more distant possibilities. Like, will ...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  11. 'Tis the season of curious call-outs

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz says he wants current UFC titlist Anderson Silva -- when Diaz comes back from his suspension. The time away has apparently opened up his imagination, and out flies his always-fascinating fancy. Silva's camp s...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  12. Unlikely contenders emerging in the UFC

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Six months ago at UFC 139, Martin Kampmann was getting by Rick Story to stay relevant in the UFC. In fact, after having lost two bouts in a row to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez, Kampmann might have needed that victory over Story just to stay employe...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  13. Title fights at a premium after Cruz injury

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Training camps have become their own game of roulette, and Dominick Cruz -- who trains fiendishly year round -- is the latest casualty. Cruz tore his anterior cruciate ligament Thursday while prepping for his July 7 title fight with Urijah Faber,...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  14. Notes and Nuggets from New York City

    Chuck Mindenhall

    NEW YORK -- For as stacked as the UFC 146 card appears for Memorial Day weekend, it's really two title fights (Urijah Faber/Dominick Cruz and Chael Sonnen/Anderson Silva) and a pack of glitzy non-consequential match-ups (Cung Le/Rich Franklin and For...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  15. Koscheck becomes a man without a country

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Josh Koscheck invites you to hate him. Why? Because he was one of the earliest subscribers to the "as long as you care" camp. If you can't stand him, that's like saying you won't miss the chance to see him get his head smashed in. That's like saying ...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  16. The Diaz case, and the doors that open

    Chuck Mindenhall

    It's been a whirlwind week in the UFC's alt-title scene -- and it begins and ends with Nick Diaz. For all his warts, Diaz had achieved a sort of cult status before his fight with Carlos Condit at UFC 143, and the terms of endearment were his alon...

    Blog | February 10, 2012