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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. Miller expecting fun fight with Lauzon

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- It's been a long 2012 for Jim Miller, who lost to Nate Diaz in May and was resolved to the idea that he would have to wait to fight again until 2013. But as has been the case all year with the UFC, one man's misfortune becomes anothe...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  3. Matt Brown eyes fight-of-the-night bonus

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Matt Brown is the protagonist in an adventure tale that's still being told. His is a story with so many highs and lows, so many ebbs and flows that he can describe for you the gutter (in sincere detail) while sketching a general idea of the penthouse...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  4. Jumping weight classes is trending

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Now that Frankie Edgar has finally been persuaded to fight in the UFC's featherweight division, we can get on with other fresher transplantations. Next up: Jose Aldo, to lightweight. Go figure. Edgar goes down to fight for Aldo's belt; Aldo go...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Notes and Nuggets: Denver edition

    Chuck Mindenhall

    DENVER -- There was an air of "next thing's first" at the UFC 150 news conference at the Fillmore Auditorium. Though Donald Cerrone will face his friend Melvin Guillard in the co-main event on Saturday night, Cerrone used the platform on several occa...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  7. Complications of an Edgar victory are real

    Chuck Mindenhall

    All this talk of Frankie Edgar and rematches makes for a potentially uncomfortable situation brewing in Denver. What if Edgar wins a close fight over Benson Henderson this weekend at UFC 150? What if it's an egregiously controversial decision, the ki...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  8. The stakes are unclear for Guida/Maynard

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In the most compelling of the 22 UFC fights going on this weekend, Gray Maynard and Clay Guida will scrap in Atlantic City. It's a fun fight to handicap. It's an aggravating fight to try and figure out exactly what it is that's at stake for the wi...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  9. Unlikely contenders emerging in the UFC

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Six months ago at UFC 139, Martin Kampmann was getting by Rick Story to stay relevant in the UFC. In fact, after having lost two bouts in a row to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez, Kampmann might have needed that victory over Story just to stay employe...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  10. Cerrone plays it smart by airing his druthers

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In the UFC, the latest winner will always have the most compelling case. That's the nature of hype, and hype has always been the game. More specifically, hype is the essence that drives the thing forward. By know everybody knows this. And if they ...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  11. Title fights at a premium after Cruz injury

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Training camps have become their own game of roulette, and Dominick Cruz -- who trains fiendishly year round -- is the latest casualty. Cruz tore his anterior cruciate ligament Thursday while prepping for his July 7 title fight with Urijah Faber,...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  12. The 'other' Diaz makes most of his platform

    Chuck Mindenhall

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Nate Diaz bolted the 155-pound division 2.5 years ago, he had lost three of four fights and was in need of a change. He tried to kick-start his career as a welterweight; and yet, after four fights there, he went 2-2....

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  13. Notes and Nuggets from New York City

    Chuck Mindenhall

    NEW YORK -- For as stacked as the UFC 146 card appears for Memorial Day weekend, it's really two title fights (Urijah Faber/Dominick Cruz and Chael Sonnen/Anderson Silva) and a pack of glitzy non-consequential match-ups (Cung Le/Rich Franklin and For...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  14. MacDonald's warpath is similar to Jones'

    Chuck Mindenhall

    This Saturday's main event between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans is the cautionary tale of what becomes of elite teammates who coexist in the same weight class. It's fitting for this card, because you know who looks a lot like the Jon Jones of two ye...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  15. Pettis could find himself in similar fix

    Chuck Mindenhall

    A lot of things should go into booking Benson Henderson's next fight, beginning with marketability and ending with scruples. Does the UFC book an immediate rematch with a very deserving Frankie Edgar? Or do they give the shot to Anthony Pettis, w...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  16. Diaz done with fighting? Not bloody likely

    Chuck Mindenhall

    There were those who thought that Nick Diaz beat Carlos Condit at UFC 143, pointing to his constant pursuit as evidence. Diaz stalked, mocked and talked. He was "Stalkton." He was exactly who we thought he was. Problem was, Condit wasn't. Cond...

    Blog | February 06, 2012