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  1. Hunt booking not quite business as usual

    Chad Dundas

    Times like this, we're reminded of words from the great philosopher Ferris Bueller, who warned us in his landmark 1986 work that, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Mixed martial arts fa...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  2. Optimistic Overeem doesn't seem to get it

    Chad Dundas

    Alistair Overeem has grown accustomed to squashing things. For the past five years, Overeem has stomped unabated though the heavyweight landscape of both mixed martial arts and professional kickboxing, amassing a combined record of 20-2-1, capturi...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  3. More fighters should follow JDS on PEDs

    Chad Dundas

    It's pretty out of character for the UFC's happy-go-lucky heavyweight champion to start making demands. I guess when even Junior dos Santos stops smiling, you know you've got a problem. To date, dos Santos' public image has been built on his b...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  4. Mir faces new stage in Hall of Fame career

    Chad Dundas

    Frank Mir was 22 years old when he made his Octagon debut at UFC 34. It was Mir's third pro MMA fight, and in it the fresh-faced Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt took just a minute, five seconds to tap out (and injure, from the look of it) two-time...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  5. Heavyweight UFC 146 to be feast or famine

    Chad Dundas

    A couple of months from now, the UFC will go high concept. Or at least, heavy concept. Last week's confirmation that a bout between Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt will open the main card of UFC 146 on May 26 means that the show will be an all-heav...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  6. Heavies gun for spots in rebooted division

    Chad Dundas

    If it's hard to gauge exactly where supporting characters like Stefan Struve and Dave "Pee Wee" Herman currently stand in the UFC heavyweight division, it's because -- even by its own chaotic standards -- the entire weight class has experienced an un...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  7. Sonnen wants Jones, JDS or GSP; not Silva

    Chad Dundas

    If the teaser trailers can be believed, Chael Sonnen's second recent appearance on a Canadian television show went better than his first, though this week's offering from MMA's best self promoter is still likely to fetch its fair share of headlines. ...

    Blog | December 24, 2011
  8. Brazil takes center stage in UFC's plans

    Chad Dundas

    The UFC was initially skeptical about taking its brand back to Brazil. As recently as mid-2010, Dana White wasn't thrilled with the idea, saying the fight promotion would focus its international expansion efforts on potential boom markets like Ind...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  9. Notes and nuggets: Bendo's swagger, more

    Chad Dundas

    ROSEMEAD, Calif. -- Had there been a style competition at Thursday's UFC on Fox open workouts, Ben Henderson would've been the clear winner. Perhaps to underscore the confidence (or maybe the irritation) he's feeling before Saturday's untelevised...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  10. Steady Velasquez keeps it all in perspective

    Chad Dundas

    LOS ANGELES -- Cain Velasquez looked sharp on Wednesday. Despite the warm weather, the undefeated heavyweight champion wore his customary grey suit jacket and open-collared dress shirt to the UFC on Fox media conference on the outdoor mall at Noki...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  11. Shane's absence shakes things up at heavy

    Chad Dundas

    It was with no small measure of disappointment this week that we all learned of the latest injury setback dealt to Shane Carwin, a back surgery he says figures to keep him out of action until summer 2012. A mainstay in the heavyweight title pictur...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  12. Bantams battle for respect as free TV looms

    Chad Dundas

    Anyone with lingering doubts about the pecking order among the UFC's weight classes needs only get a load of the following juxtaposition. On Saturday in Washington, D.C., Dominick Cruz is set to make the second defense of his bantamweight title a...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  13. White says Brock will return, but should he?

    Chad Dundas

    Amid his obvious excitement on Friday over announcing Cain Velasquez versus Junior dos Santos for the UFC's debut on network television this fall, Dana White also stoked the fires regarding the return of Brock Lesnar, dismissing outright recent repor...

    Blog | September 03, 2011
  14. 131 offered insight but no surprises for Cain

    Chad Dundas

    You'll have to excuse Cain Velasquez if he's not exactly in shock here, people. After six months on the sidelines with a shoulder injury, the UFC's even-keeled heavyweight champion now finds himself in much the same position as he was in late last...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  15. Cain scouts the competition in Vancouver

    Chad Dundas

    Call it a fact-finding mission for Cain Velasquez. The UFC heavyweight champion touched down in Vancouver yesterday and come Saturday night he'll be cageside at Rogers Arena to watch Shane Carwin and Junior dos Santos slug it out at UFC 131, scout...

    Blog | June 10, 2011