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  1. Notes & nuggets: Curse of 159 strikes again

    Josh Gross

    UFC 159 karma, you did it again. Pat Healy revealed Tuesday he was popped for pot after dismantling Jim Miller in Newark a couple weeks ago. So the one guy who appeared unharmed -- better yet, better off -- following the weirdest Zuffa event since...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  2. HoopIdea: Swift justice for dirty play

    Henry Abbott

    On video, it looks like strategy. Stephen Curry, the NBA's newest and slightest superstar, who has been killing the Nuggets on ankles so brittle he recently tweeted "no ankle left unturned lol," was minding his own business, jogging through the la...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  3. UFC on Fuel 7 notes and nuggets

    Matthew Freeman

    LONDON -- Renan Barao might have twice as many wins as his opponent Michael McDonald (and a win streak of 19 fights), but the battle for the bantamweight title has all the makings of an epic. While McDonald mesmerized the media with his talk of menta...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  4. UFC 156 notes and nuggets from Vegas

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- The UFC is set to introduce a rankings system for the first time in its 20-year history. The inaugural rankings will debut after Saturday's UFC 156 pay-per-view event. Limited to UFC-promoted fighters only, the rankings will encompass...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  5. Notes and nuggets from Chicago

    Franklin McNeil

    CHICAGO -- Winning a UFC title is every fighter's goal. For the few who are able to accomplish this feat, the celebration doesn't truly begin until they make their first successful title defense. UFC bantamweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson wi...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  6. UFC 155: Notes and Nuggets from Vegas

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- There's a theory among heavyweights that Junior dos Santos is vulnerable on the ground. It's only a theory because nobody he faces is able to take the fight there. Dos Santos' ground game remains a mystery because he has proved himself t...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  7. Notes and nuggets for UFC 154

    Chuck Mindenhall

    MONTREAL -- The fight game is always two steps ahead of itself. So it's only natural that most of the people assembled in Montreal to see Georges St-Pierre defend his title against Carlos Condit are focusing on more distant possibilities. Like, will ...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Notes and nuggets from Los Angeles

    Josh Gross

    LOS ANGELES -- By all accounts, even that of the pleasant man translating for Mauricio Rua during Wednesday's UFC on FOX open workouts, the last time the great Brazilian light heavyweight fought, it was downright brutal. Rua's unforgettable contes...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  10. Notes and Nuggets: Post-TUF 15 finale

    Josh Gross

    Isn't it hard to believe Michael Chiesa became the 22nd mixed martial artist to win "The Ultimate Fighter" title Friday in Las Vegas? That's less a commentary on the man himself -- though Chiesa's heart-tugging run was improbable -- than recognition ...

    Blog | June 03, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Notes and Nuggets: Bellator 63 edition

    Chuck Mindenhall

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Through the first couple of weeks of Bellator's quarterfinal brackets we've witnessed some peculiar things. There was last week's rarely seen Von Flue choke, courtesy of lightweight Brent Weedman -- and that came on the same nigh...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  13. Notes and Nuggets from Columbus

    Chuck Mindenhall

    COLUMBUS -- Ronda Rousey has rapidly become the voice and weathervane of women's MMA. She's a mean judoka who has Olympic bronze on her resume. She's a pistol, she's a mystery, and she's headlining a fight card in which the direction of women's MMA i...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  14. Notes and Nuggets: Evans the shark, more

    Franklin McNeil

    CHICAGO -- Based on the less-than-favorable receptions former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans receives from fans whenever he is introduced, it's safe to say that most don't care for him much. But whether fans like Evans or not, no on...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  15. Notes and nuggets from Rio de Janeiro

    Hywel Teague

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- The UFC's traditional prefight workouts came to the fine sands of Barra beach without quite the same pomp and circumstance of the last company visit (which drew a 5,000-strong crowd to the touristy Copacabana beach). Given the low p...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  16. Notes and Nuggets from Las Vegas

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- We entered 2011 with the introductions of smaller weight classes to the UFC -- we go out with a freight collision between two of the more prominent heavyweights to ever have such different muscular strategies. Both Brock Lesnar and Alist...

    Blog | December 29, 2011