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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Five wave-makers moving from Strikeforce

    Chuck Mindenhall

    It's fight week, and it's flight week. No more Strikeforce after Saturday night. No more wondering if and when we'll be sold on Josh Thomson-Gilbert Melendez IV. No more decagon, and no more second-class citizenry. At long last, the long road ends...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  5. Silvas long journey to the breaking point

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Anderson Silva finally let his words do the talking, rather than his sharp appendages. What a rare moment. So rare that it could more accurately be called a "never" moment. Silva aired his bad intentions for Chael Sonnen on the UFC 148 media ca...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  6. It wasn't easy, but Sonnen not to be denied

    Chuck Mindenhall

    CHICAGO -- A lot of people drew blanks when trying to come up with ways that Michael Bisping could defeat Chael Sonnen. In the end, a lot of people were drawing blanks as to how Bisping lost. Such is life in fighting. The penultimate stage to the ...

    Blog | January 29, 2012
  7. Card changes fall in Sonnen's favor

    Chuck Mindenhall

    When Dana White announced that Mark Munoz was out of his UFC on FOX 2 fight with Chael Sonnen just 11 days before the Jan. 28 card, it sent MMA's Twitter feeds into dawning. It trickled in like this: Too bad for Mark Munoz (he's such a nice guy, a...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  8. Sonnen toes line of fiction and reality

    Chuck Mindenhall

    CM Punk is a professional wrestler, and Chael Sonnen was a collegiate one. They'll show up in Chicago together to face Mark Munoz, who wears his wrestling pedigree very no-nonsense on his ears. It's a lot of wrestling, some of it literal and some...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  9. Sonnen likes Stann, and that's the difference

    Chuck Mindenhall

    PHILADELPHIA -- The truth is, if you look at Chael Sonnen's history of skewering opponents before a fight, you won't find many examples. He had things to say about Paulo Filho, particularly heading into the second bout, but the microscope wasn't on l...

    Blog | August 06, 2011
  10. Five-round mains not without caveats

    Chuck Mindenhall

    At UFC 131 in Vancouver, Dana White broke the news that going forward all main events -- title fights and non-title fights alike -- would be five-round affairs. At the time, when I asked him if this would be universal for altered main events that...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  11. Brenneman's crazy Story

    Chuck Mindenhall

    PITTSBURGH -- Talk about your crazy weeks. Charlie Brenneman was officially orphaned from tonight's card after arriving in Pittsburgh on Tuesday when his original opponent -- TJ Grant -- had to pull out of their scheduled prelim bout with an inju...

    Blog | June 26, 2011