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  1. Learn to love St-Pierre, takedowns and all

    Chad Dundas

    Georges St-Pierre beat Nick Diaz just about every way the rules of mixed martial arts would allow at UFC 158. En route to arguably the most complete performance of his career, St-Pierre stalled Diaz's vaunted boxing with sharp counters and slick ...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  2. 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
  3. UFC handles crises by its own book

    Chad Dundas

    Even during a year where injury and adversity have been the norm in mixed martial arts, this past weekend felt like an especially hectic one for the UFC. If the August cancelation of UFC 151 represented rock bottom for the organization's ongoing s...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  4. UFC says Jeremy Stephens will still fight despite arrest

    Chad Dundas

    Despite his arrest late Thursday on an undisclosed felony warrant, UFC brass said lightweight Jeremy Stephens will still fight Yves Edwards on Friday night at UFC on FX 5.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  5. UFC 152 boom or bust for longshot Belfort

    Chad Dundas

    Vitor Belfort has always been an all-or-nothing kind of guy. Even by the volatile standards of mixed martial arts -- a sport where nearly everyone eventually gets a slice of humble pie -- Belfort's ride has been a special kind of roller coaster. O...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  6. GSPs rapid return comes in nick of time

    Chad Dundas

    Amid a week of particularly gloomy headlines the mixed martial arts world enjoyed a precious -- if not altogether unexpected -- breath of crisp, clean air on Tuesday, as Georges St. Pierre announced via social media that he's been medically cleared t...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  7. Even secondhand, Diaz doesn't disappoint

    Chad Dundas

    After nearly six months of radio silence, the mixed martial arts community finally received a dispatch from Nick Diaz late last week. The message itself came secondhand but -- just as we suspected all along -- it confirmed two things. First, the f...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Pride never die! It just gets old & fades away

    Chad Dundas

    It's been a bit more than five years since Pride Fighting Championships collapsed under the weight of its own shady business dealings. The promotion that had been the gold standard in mixed martial arts throughout the early part of the 21st Centur...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  10. Lawal's new deal: Home run or strikeout?

    Chad Dundas

    The mixed martial arts purist in all of us is probably supposed to be a little horrified that Muhammed Lawal reportedly plans to straddle the fence between our sport and professional wrestling. Given the special kind of ridicule many fight fans re...

    Blog | May 12, 2012
  11. Up next for Hendo? Whatever time allows

    Chad Dundas

    It's taken him nearly 15 years and 40 fights, but Dan Henderson has finally reached a perfect place in mixed martial arts -- one where he can do almost anything he wants. After watching him edge Mauricio Rua in their five-round masterpiece on Satu...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  12. Lesnar open to 'one last match' in WWE

    Chad Dundas

    In a conversation with ESPN.com on Tuesday, Brock Lesnar dismissed the notion that he'd consider a full-time return to professional wrestling, reiterating that he remains committed to the UFC and to mixed martial arts. That said, Lesnar's inclusion i...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  13. Despite hassles, UFC not bailing on BC -- yet

    Chad Dundas

    Vancouver has been a tough sell for the UFC. Even as the rest of the fight-frenzied Canadian market warms to the boiling point for mixed martial arts, the country's third largest city remains weirdly standoffish. You could argue that leading up to...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  14. Time to say goodbye to the bad guy?

    Chad Dundas

    Assuming the story is true, the most heinous villain in MMA history may have been born via innocuous text message during the summer of 2009. That's when a previously unremarkable middleweight named Chael Sonnen contacted Joe Silva, offering to mov...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  15. UFC 151 cancellation still haunts 205

    Chad Dundas

    It has been a bit more than eight months since the cancellation of UFC 151, which at the breakneck pace of the MMA news cycle makes it feel as though it happened sometime during the Bronze Age. Heads have cooled considerably since that bizarre and...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  16. Top fighter at 155 still too close to call

    Chad Dundas

    For what it's worth, my personal scorecard now has Benson Henderson 1-3 in UFC title fights. And what it's worth, of course, is a hill of beans. In the real world, Henderson on Saturday moved to 4-0 in UFC championship bouts, tying BJ Penn's reco...

    Blog | April 22, 2013