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  1. Royce Gracie's nostalgia trip

    Jake Rossen

    When the UFC held a press conference in Rio de Janeiro last week to announce only its second show there in 12 years, Royce Gracie appeared and told gathered media that a slot for him in the August event was being "negotiated." Assuming that Gracie w...

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2010
  2. Judges, Jackson and torn legacies

    Jake Rossen

    For once, the problem wasn't with the judges during a mixed martial arts event; it was with the rules they were instructed to follow.After two rounds, Lyoto Machida performed the most significant attack in a fight against Quinton Jackson on Satu...

    Blog | November 21, 2010
  3. UFC 123 postmortem: Judges, Jackson and torn legacies

    Jake Rossen

    For once, the problem wasn't with the judges during a mixed martial arts event; it was with the rules they were instructed to follow. After two rounds, Lyoto Machida performed the most significant attack in a fight against Quinton Jackson on Saturda...

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2010
  4. UFC 123 primer

    Jake Rossen

    Scheduling Quinton Jackson and Lyoto Machida as the main event for Saturday's UFC 123 is almost certainly a nod to Jackson's ratings winner of a program against Rashad Evans in May. Why else top a show with two fighters coming off losses? I...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  5. UFC 123 primer

    Jake Rossen

    Scheduling Quinton Jackson and Lyoto Machida as the main event for Saturday's UFC 123 is almost certainly a nod to Jackson's ratings winner of a program against Rashad Evans in May. Why else top a show with two fighters coming off losses? It's more o...

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2010
  6. B.J. Penn weighs in

    Jake Rossen

    Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty ImagesIs B.J. Penn packing too many pounds and picking the wrong fight with Matt Hughes?The 80-100 pounds of brute mass that Bob Sapp held over many of his opponents in MMA and kickboxing was very, very good to him.He crus...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  7. B.J. Penn weighs in

    Jake Rossen

    The 80-100 pounds of brute mass that Bob Sapp held over many of his opponents in MMA and kickboxing was very, very good to him. He crushed poor Kiyoshi Tamura like a can, took a few years off of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's life, and generally behaved...

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2010
  8. UFC 98 athletes get all-clear from commission

    Jake Rossen

    According to a report circulated by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday, 10 fighters from the UFC 98 card on May 23 were tested for evidence of illicit substance use: George Roop, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Krzysztof Soszynski, Kyle Bradley, Brock...

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2009
  9. Heavy duty: Upper-class fighters V

    Jake Rossen

    Training partners Nick Diaz and Jake Shields have equally imposing competition Saturday. Both men will be stepping outside the welterweight class to confront middleweights in Scott Smith and Robbie Lawler. The last in a weeklong series examining fig...

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2009
  10. Frank Trigg returns to the UFC

    Jake Rossen

    Triggonomics apparel-wearers, your day has come. Fighter and part-time clothier Frank Trigg has reached a deal to return to the UFC. In many ways, it's a return to the scene of the crime, with Trigg playing the role of perpetual victim. With a 2-3 r...

    Blog | Conversation | May 28, 2009
  11. UFC 98: The aftermath

    Jake Rossen

    Karate's marquee victory remains the destruction of Johnny Lawrence, which led to the historically significant dissolution of Cobra Kai. But Lyoto Machida's knocking Rashad Evans into "Ghost Whisperer" territory Saturday comes in a very close second....

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2009
  12. Minute-by-minute: UFC 98

    Jake Rossen

    The UFC's 130th live event is airing on select cable outlets, closed-circuit feeds, and nacho cheese-encrusted sports bars everywhere. Those not in attendance at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas may miss securing a communicable disease, but they don't hav...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2009
  13. Five Questions for UFC 98

    Jake Rossen

    Fans who fork over their discretionary income for tickets for pay-per-view access want more than a fight: They want answers to questions created by the prebout hype. Five that make up the questionnaire for Saturday's UFC 98 card, airing live at 10 ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2009
  14. Red Ink: Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans

    Jake Rossen

    Unless I'm mistaken -- very possible, considering my prospective fact-checker refused an offer to work for compensatory Sherdog.com lobster bibs -- Saturday's main event between Rashad Evans (13-0-1) and Lyoto Machida (14-0) marks the first time in U...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2009
  15. Check back tonight for UFC 98 coverage

    Jake Rossen

    Pre-existing commitments? Eighty-sixed by Hooters? Wife not bending from her appointment viewing of "Jon and Kate Plus 8"? Not a problem: live minute-by-minute coverage of UFC 98 starts tonight at 9 p.m. ET. (For the main event, give it 10 minutes: ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2009
  16. Minute-by-minute: UFC 98 weigh-ins

    Jake Rossen

    Forget doctor consultations across the oceans; what the Internet is really good for is watching dehydrated, dizzy adults spit into cups just so they can make weight for tomorrow's UFC 98 festivities. Will anyone get shoved off the stage and right in...

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2009