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  1. Does World Series of Fighting need titles?

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Jon Fitch wasn't good enough for the UFC, but he's (apparently) worthy of an automatic title bid in the World Series of Fighting. In MMA, perception is everything. Not that Josh Burkman, who knocked out Aaron Simpson at WSOF 2 on Saturday to "ear...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  2. Unfortunately for Fitch, styles make plights

    Chuck Mindenhall

    What does it say when Jon Fitch -- one of the winningest welterweights ever to roll off the assembly line -- gets cut by the UFC? Primarily that the UFC doesn't necessarily view winning "by any means" as an avenue for sustained success. Not in 201...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Notes and Nuggets: Bellator 63 edition

    Chuck Mindenhall

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Through the first couple of weeks of Bellator's quarterfinal brackets we've witnessed some peculiar things. There was last week's rarely seen Von Flue choke, courtesy of lightweight Brent Weedman -- and that came on the same nigh...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  6. Rich Franklin returns to his rightful home

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Before guys like Joseph Benavidez and Jon Fitch knew limbo, Rich Franklin was the original purgatory in the UFC. He was the middleweight champion for 16 months in the mid-aughts, beginning with a declarative victory over Evan Tanner and ending three ...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Diaz done with fighting? Not bloody likely

    Chuck Mindenhall

    There were those who thought that Nick Diaz beat Carlos Condit at UFC 143, pointing to his constant pursuit as evidence. Diaz stalked, mocked and talked. He was "Stalkton." He was exactly who we thought he was. Problem was, Condit wasn't. Cond...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  9. Hendricks making his case for title shot

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Jon Fitch was forever the No. 2 welterweight in the field, even if he was treated like an incredibly successful banality the entire time. So what happens when Fitch, who never loses, gets knocked out by a guy with fresh marketability and a mean l...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  10. Whether Diaz or Condit, GSP a mean prize

    Chuck Mindenhall

    If you think that mankind isn't self-destructive, take a quick look at the UFC's welterweight division. There, you'll find lots of guys climbing all over each other for the chance to be jab-ridden, thrashed and left on the side of the road by Georges...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  11. Bout between buds Kos, Fitch makes sense

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The most compelling thing to come out of Tuesday's UFC 139 conference call was a hypothetical that had nothing to do with the actual UFC 139 conference call. Somebody asked Dana White if Josh Koscheck would be on the Nov. 19 card, seeing as much Kos ...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  12. Fitch-MacDonald not a bad last resort

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Jon Fitch is where prospects go to get cut down to size. Rory MacDonald is a surprisingly lively welterweight prospect. In a game that has become increasingly nuanced from the skinny jiu-jitsu player versus biker Hun days, this is good enough for a s...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  13. Story ready for the next chapter

    Chuck Mindenhall

    There's a feeling with fighters like Rick Story who silently go about amassing wins before calling out a standard in the industry to prove their place. Rick Story had the feeling ahead of his fight with former No. 1 contender Thiago Alves at UFC ...

    Blog | May 30, 2011
  14. Ellenberger: 'I can outwrestle Fitch, Koscheck'

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- A couple of week's back, after he beat journeyman Sean Pierson at UFC 129 via a first round knockout, Jake Ellenberger began calling out former No. 1 contender Jake Shields. Everything was Jake. But Ellenberger broke his fourth metac...

    Blog | May 28, 2011