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  1. Bellator turns the 'Page on ideology

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The word "popularity" trumps a word like "retread" six days of the week. It did in the case of Quinton Jackson -- the popular, yet polarizing, former UFC champion who just became Bellator's latest acquisition, according to a Spike TV press release. "...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  2. MMA gives itself a black eye now and again

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Touching gloves before a fight isn't enough to prove what's about to go down is civilized. Nor is a postfight embrace, or posing for a picture together -- bloodied and tattered, like Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua did after UFC 139 -- while the hemat...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  3. UFCoF5 the blowout weve been waiting for

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The first UFC on Fox was a "bonus" that we had never asked for, nor did we complain when we got it (or, at least until Cain Velasquez made the work too easy that night for Junior dos Santos). That was the table-setter for the seven-year relationship ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  4. The fights, the 'it' factor and the lost stakes

    Chuck Mindenhall

    UFC on Fox 4 in Los Angeles proved that interest can be drummed up in retreads, but it was our collective imagination that became the real hero of the night. Let's face it, we were all squinting to see the title picture the way it was being drawn up ...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  5. Run for the LH title shot now a party of four

    Chuck Mindenhall

    This is one sport where public outcry reaches important ears. After promising a title shot to the winner of Saturday night's Brandon Vera/Mauricio Rua bout on a media call, Dana White has had a change of heart. The news of Rua or Vera getting anot...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  6. Rua/Vera for title shot a bit bewildering

    Chuck Mindenhall

    We might not know what's next for Anderson Silva, but we might know what's ahead for Jon Jones. It was announced during the UFC on FOX 4 news conference that the winner of Mauricio Rua and Brandon Vera will fight for the 205-pound belt next. No, i...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  7. 'Tis the season of curious call-outs

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz says he wants current UFC titlist Anderson Silva -- when Diaz comes back from his suspension. The time away has apparently opened up his imagination, and out flies his always-fascinating fancy. Silva's camp s...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  8. PPVs won't always deliver bang for buck

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Where did UFC 149 go wrong? What was the single, biggest offender? Oh, where to start. What went on in Calgary was one of those perfect storms. There was the eccentric that didn't go eccentric (Brian Ebersole). There was hype that fizzled befo...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  9. The old guard, the new guard .. and Teixeira

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Glover Teixeira's greatest enemy to date has been access. For the last few years, visa problems have kept him out of the UFC. Before he defeated Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 146 to point a sudden "I'm coming" finger at Jon Jones, the last time he'd fough...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  10. Vera's ongoing process of rediscovery

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Quick: What's 1-2-0-1 since 2009, recently fired yet brought back via a strange case of inhuman urine, that beats up the occasional "Fireman?" That would be Brandon Vera, a fighter who had such a big buzz on his name back as a heavyweight that he...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  11. Nothing inevitable about Jones-Hendo

    Chuck Mindenhall

    There are at least two kinds of greatness in MMA. Greatness that's current (like Jon Jones), and greatness that's always been (like Dan Henderson). In a world of immediacy, we warm our hands more quickly to the former. Henderson now knows the date...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  12. Hendo right to turn down bout with Lil Nog

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Dan Henderson turned down a fight with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to establish a No. 1 contender in the UFC's light heavyweight division. This shouldn't have been surprising. And it's definitely not arrogant, nor anything personal. It's just that at 41...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  13. Five round mains look smart post-UFC 139

    Chuck Mindenhall

    If it had occurred all the way back in summer of 2011, Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua would have fought three not entirely memorable rounds. If things played out just as they did at UFC 139 without circumstantial revisions, Henderson would have won a...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  14. Big weekend in MMA (but be ready to pay)

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Free was nice, and free was big -- and big was always the intention. But now that we're through with the privilege of bonus title fights on network television and dangling MMA in front of bemused pop culture, it's back to our secular intrigues. Or...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  15. Breakfast with Emelianenko or snooze?

    Chuck Mindenhall

    On Nov. 20, Fedor Emelianenko will fight Jeff Monson. If you're at the Olympic Arena in Moscow, Russia, where the fight is being held, this takes place at a reasonable hour; in the United States, it occurs either during your snooze button moments or ...

    Blog | November 05, 2011
  16. In the name of Phoenix Jones

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Jon Jones ran down a purse-snatcher in Paterson, N.J., just hours before he took (by force) Mauricio Rua's belt. It was an act that was universally lauded. And yet, he is the second-most noteworthy Jones on what's becoming a niche vigilante circu...

    Blog | October 14, 2011