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  1. Fedor returns -- cue polite applause

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.comWill we have to watch Fedor Emelianenko fight has-beens and never-weres in his last days?I appreciate any and every opportunity to see Fedor Emelianenko compete, even when the arrangements of his promoter promise to add littl...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  2. Fedor Emelianenko returns in Fabricio Werdum fight

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    I appreciate any and every opportunity to see Fedor Emelianenko compete, even when the arrangements of his promoter promise to add little to his reputation. There is always pleasure in watching someone of such incredible skill do the thing he does be...

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2010
  3. Friday signing bonus

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Dave Mandel/Sherdog.comBrett Rogers earned a May 15 title shot by being pummeled in his last fight.It's entirely possible Strikeforce's Gilbert Melendez will give Shinya Aoki a shiny new scar or two on April 17, but his promoters in Japan a...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  4. Friday signing bonus: Aoki-Kawajiri, Silva-Akiyama, more

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    It's entirely possible Strikeforce's Gilbert Melendez will give Shinya Aoki a shiny new scar or two on April 17, but his promoters in Japan are assuming he'll return with little damage: According to MMAJunkie.com, Aoki could face Tatsuya Kawajiri in ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2010
  5. Grappling dummies: Instinct MMA debuts

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    There were once two promoters who looked at semi-professional hockey in Oklahoma City and had a revelatory idea: lose the hockey, keep the fights. They invited members of regional teams, had them punch each other into paste and thought they had it ma...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  6. Grappling dummies: Instinct MMA debuts

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    There were once two promoters who looked at semi-professional hockey in Oklahoma City and had a revelatory idea: lose the hockey, keep the fights. They invited members of regional teams, had them punch each other into paste and thought they had it ma...

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2010
  7. Tim Sylvia versus World's Strongest Man

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Darryl Dennis/Icon SMIFall from grace: It has been a while since Tim Sylvia, bottom, has been on top of his game.The Massachusetts Athletic Commission will get its first stern test of competency in the spring when promoters attempt to bring a fight c...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  8. Tim Sylvia versus the World's Strongest Man

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    The Massachusetts Athletic Commission will get its first stern test of competency in the spring when promoters attempt to bring a fight card to Boston headlined by Tim Sylvia and Mariusz Pudzianowski. You might know Pudzianowski as the five-time Wor...

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2010
  9. Foreign intrigue: Dana White's 10-year plan

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Are there really people in the world who don't yet realize how much they'd enjoy watching grown men's faces beaten into new and horrible shapes? If you believe Dana White, yes: in a quote that bounced online through the weekend, the promoter told t...

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2009
  10. Fudging the Fedor-Rogers numbers

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Dave Mandel/Sherdog.comThe eyes have it: No matter the TV numbers, the Emelianenko-Rogers outcome was clear.Far be it for anyone to doubt the tooth-whitened word of promoters, but there is a slightly rancid smell to the hinting of M-1 this week that ...

    Blog | December 01, 2009
  11. Fudging the Fedor Emelianenko-Brett Rogers numbers

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Far be it for anyone to doubt the tooth-whitened word of promoters, but there is a slightly rancid smell to the hinting of M-1 this week that Fedor Emelianenko's bout with Brett Rogers on Nov. 7 was the most-watched in MMA history. The fight "reac...

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2009
  12. Strike two: Promoter gears up amateur 'team' MMA

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    MMA is a "team sport" for only the duration of a training camp: Once you're tying up with someone, the idea that you've got three guys in jerseys in your corner means squat. (Unless they're carrying a stretcher.) Tweet, tweet Don't ...

    Blog | November 03, 2009
  13. Promoter Roy Englebrecht gears up amateur 'team' MMA

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    MMA is a "team sport" for only the duration of a training camp: Once you're tying up with someone, the idea that you've got three guys in jerseys in your corner means squat. (Unless they're carrying a stretcher.) The International Fight League lea...

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2009
  14. Colorado wrestling promoter endorsing MMA

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Amateur wrestling, which had its first major North American presence in MMA with Dan Severn's 1994 UFC debut, has long been a very rough way to make a living: There just isn't much of one unless you get an Olympic medal and some endorsement...

    Blog | November 01, 2009
  15. Mixing martial arts: Colorado wrestling promoter endorsing MMA

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Amateur wrestling, which had its first major North American presence in MMA with Dan Severn's 1994 UFC debut, has long been a very rough way to make a living: There just isn't much of one unless you get an Olympic medal and some endorsements. (This o...

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2009
  16. Of slice and men

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    In trumpeting the puzzling charisma of Kimbo Slice on "The Ultimate Fighter," the UFC has essentially given home to a pet they'll wind up serving up for dinner. No one gets a free ride in the organization: If you're friends with promoter Dana White, ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2009