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  1. Is one-handed fighter Nick Newell ready for the UFC? - ESPN The M...

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In ESPN The Magazine, Chuck Mindenhall writes that Nick Newell says he's ready for the UFC. But is Dana White ready for a one-handed fighter?

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  2. Fifty reasons to love mixed martial arts

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The year 2012 was supposed to be a christening in MMA. The UFC was in the first year of a long-coveted broadcast deal, which meant something like the first (big) step toward something like (actual) legitimization. Smaller fighter molds were create...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  3. No Reem? Consider these guys for JDS

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Another day, another hot urine test, another busted main event ... and, alas, another (potential) domino sequence. So continues life in the mixed martial arts. This time it's Alistair Overeem who raised the red flag, the very same Overeem who elud...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  4. MMA - Michael McDonald and Rory MacDonald on display at UFC 145 -...

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In ESPN The Magazine, Chuck Mindenhall writes that MMA is becoming a young man's sport as youthful future stars Rory MacDonald and Michael McDonald will illustrate at UFC 145.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2012
  5. Upstarts Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold upended the odds in Cincin...

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Exacting revenge, defending his belt and becoming the biggest thing in Brazilian MMA is all in a day's work for Anderson Silva.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2011
  6. Anderson Silva now one for the ages

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Exacting revenge, defending his belt and becoming the biggest thing in Brazilian MMA is all in a day's work for Anderson Silva.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2011
  7. Applaud Tito Ortiz for stepping up

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Maybe he didn't walk away a winner, but there was no shame in Tito Ortiz's efforts against Rashad Evans on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2011
  8. Fedor Emelianenko can find inspiration in Dan Henderson

    Chuck Mindenhall

    To the victor go the spoils -- in this case, more big paydays and a possible run at another title for Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2011
  9. Last call for Cung Le in UFC

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In mixed martial arts, Cung Le has a pair of nouns that he traditionally lives by -- Scott Smith and San Jose. His world in MMA is just that focused, while his work as an action-oriented actor spans continents. What does this information tell us?...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  10. Hockey ruffian Brashear readies for MMA

    Chuck Mindenhall

    We've seen football players do it, pro wrestlers, even rugby players -- but there's something in the madcap nature of a hockey player trying their hand at mixed martial arts that can't help but pique interest. Particularly a free-swinging menace like...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  11. Matt Hamill providing inspiration for deaf community

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Matt Hamill tackled more than just a few opponents on his way up the ranks -- he also overcame the pigeonhole of disability.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2011
  12. Cung Le still uncertain about fight future

    Chuck Mindenhall

    TORONTO -- When you're three weeks away from being 39 years old and having no problem getting work in the pictures, the incentive to fight loses something -- even if you're 7-1 in mixed martial arts and every fight ended in a KO. Cung Le knows th...

    Blog | May 01, 2011
  13. Jardine Dreamcatching, then weight-watching

    Chuck Mindenhall

    A funny thing happened to Keith Jardine on his way to reinvention as a middleweight -- somebody picked a fight with him. More accurately, he was offered a fight he couldn't refuse in Gegard Mousasi, widely considered a top-10 light heavyweight, on a ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2011
  14. "Killa B" Saunders still has question marks

    Chuck Mindenhall

    If Ben Saunders could tailor his opponents to approach him like Matt Lee did at Bellator 39 -- or Marcus Davis before him, or Brandon Wolff before him -- he'd be mixed martial arts' biggest star. That's what happens when your Muay Thai comes off like...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2011
  15. Greg Jackson's camp a land of disbandment

    Chuck Mindenhall

    For more than half a decade in mixed martial arts, Albuquerque, N.M., has been a place of harmony for its practitioners. Making your way west to Greg Jackson's camp has become a sort of pilgrimage to reinvention (at least) or self-discovery (at ...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  16. Greg Jackson's camp a land of disbandment

    Chuck Mindenhall

    For more than half a decade in mixed martial arts, Albuquerque, N.M., has been a place of harmony for its practitioners. Making your way west to Greg Jackson's camp has become a sort of pilgrimage to reinvention (at least) or self-discovery (at most)...

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2011