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  1. Vegas notes: Hunt's on; Barnett back, more

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- By now you know that Mark Hunt was basically a sort of side effect of the Zuffa/Pride deal back in 2007. Riding a two-fight losing streak at the time, he was an unwanted property that couldn't be easily disposed of. But even back then...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  2. The Lesnar/Fedor fight that never was

    Chuck Mindenhall

    It took some time and liquidation, but the UFC's heavyweight division is finally made up of beasts. It's to the point that there's a legitimate top pairing (Cain Velasquez versus Junior dos Santos) with a behemoth flexing in the wings (Alistair Overe...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  3. Modern era of heavyweights now upon us

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The flyweights debuted in the UFC in February, though the concept of high-octane little dudes had existed for a long time. Long before then, Tachi Palace Fights was the North American home to 125 pounders, and it always felt like the Central Californ...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  4. Five things to look for at Strikeforce

    Chuck Mindenhall

    It took 15 months and some monumental forks in the road to arrive at the end point of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix. No, it didn't go the way people thought it would, nor the way many hoped. There isn't going to be Fedor Emelianenko versus J...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  5. The heavyweights truly arrive in May

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The biggest heavyweight fight in UFC history between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez lasted a minute and four seconds. It was so brief that the coveted casual fan that tuned in to FOX that night was left with these four lonely words -- wait, so ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  6. Strikeforce imports doing just fine in UFC

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Cung Le attempted to beat Wanderlei Silva at UFC 139 with an unlikely game plan -- that of fighting like Cung Le. It nearly worked. Le tried to kick Silva's liver through his spine, but in the end he was downed with a barrage of strikes that left...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  7. UFC heavyweight division about to deepen

    Chuck Mindenhall

    So, Strikeforce is running a clearance on its once vaunted roster of heavyweights, and everyone between 207-266 pounds must go. What a difference a year makes. In January of this year, the eight big guns on Strikeforce's heavyweight roster stood o...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  8. King Mo's future extends as far as Saturday

    Chuck Mindenhall

    CINCINNATI -- Muhammed Lawal fights Roger Gracie this weekend, and he's not sure where a victory puts him in the title picture. In fact, with current 205-pound champion Dan Henderson all but certain to sign with the UFC, he's having one of those "Mat...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  9. Notes and nuggets from Cincinnati

    Chuck Mindenhall

    CINCINNATI -- It's the deepest card in Strikeforce's history, and yet it's one of the stranger atmospheres you'll find leading up to an event. For starters, the Nick Diaz/Carlos Condit/Georges St. Pierre drama is playing out at the same time, as is t...

    Blog | September 09, 2011