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  1. UFC 156 featured plenty sleight of hand

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- Ricardo Lamas was in Las Vegas for UFC 156 Saturday night. He was the first upset. By the time the smoke cleared and everything we presumed to be the case no longer was, he tweeted out a simple statement. "What am I, a mirage?" Lam...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  2. Breaking down Jon Jones side of things

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Jon Jones finally broke his silence and responded to the tidal wave of new critics he's gained in the last few weeks in an interview with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. It took 41 minutes to explain his thought process and update everyone on his state...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Like 'Ace', Sonnen forced into new ventures

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Anderson Silva has lorded over the UFC's middleweight division long enough to create dilemmas for challengers. Dilemmas that look like specific little purgatories. Dilemmas that look like harsh reality checks (to guys like Patrick Cote and Th...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  5. Nothing inevitable about Jones-Hendo

    Chuck Mindenhall

    There are at least two kinds of greatness in MMA. Greatness that's current (like Jon Jones), and greatness that's always been (like Dan Henderson). In a world of immediacy, we warm our hands more quickly to the former. Henderson now knows the date...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  6. For Jones, potential has been realized

    Chuck Mindenhall

    When Jon Jones fought Andre Gusmao at UFC 87, "Bones" was already a practitioner of creative hostility. At the time, Jones was trying out unusual kicks and punches in a shed in upstate New York, envisioning those spinning elbows and saddle throws...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Jones, Evans and the inevitable clash

    Chuck Mindenhall

    This is a fight week that has stretched on for a year -- which is nothing for a conflict that has always been the case. Even when Jon Jones and Rashad Evans were training partners in Albuquerque, N.M., one fighter was never going to be "off limits...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  9. Next two weeks to shape landscape at 205

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In the "who's out there to challenge Jon Jones" discussion, Alexander Gustafsson is the light heavyweight intrigue right now. He is the horizon, the challenge looming at the end of the Mayan calendar for the current champion. Should he lose to Thiago...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  10. King Mo and the court of drama

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney is making his way around the media circuit in these UFC-less times. Is he basking in the spotlight? No: He's conducting himself with meditative calm, quietly explaining his business model while the testosterone levels around...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  11. Hendo, White need to get on same page

    Chuck Mindenhall

    For all the marvels, one thing that UFC President Dana White has never been particularly good at is speaking for Dan Henderson. This was the case before Henderson bolted for Strikeforce, and it's still the case right now. And for as telegraphic a...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  12. Henderson would like to fight, not wait

    Chuck Mindenhall

    If there was one spectator of the UFC on FOX 2 show in Chicago on Jan. 28 with a heavily vested interest, it was Dan Henderson, the circumstantial No. 1 contender in the light heavyweight division, and a circumstantial top challenger in the middlewei...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  13. Chicago card a circus to some clarity

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Dana White made a few things clear during Thursday's news conference in Chicago -- or, at least clearer -- about what's at stake on Saturday. The rest will have to be inferred. The most up-to-date picture looks like this: The winner of Chael Sonne...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  14. Grapplers are the Guillard antidote

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Feel-good stories in MMA are hard to sustain, and even harder to get off the ground. As quick and cobbled as the story of the Blackzilians is being put together as a sort of wrecking crew/adoption agency, old tendencies are returning to its fighters....

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  15. Post suspension, Thiago Silva seeks big '12

    Chuck Mindenhall

    For as memorable a year as 2011 was for Jon Jones, it was the polar opposite for fellow light heavyweight Thiago Silva. Things started with a bang when Silva put a thorough beatdown on Brandon Vera on Jan. 1 at UFC 125, a fight that left Vera's n...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  16. Jones' jonesing thwarts Rashad again

    Chuck Mindenhall

    How's this for coincidence -- just a few weeks before Rashad Evans fights Phil Davis for the right to face Jon Jones, Jones has grown bored with his "time off" and says he's ready to get back in the cage again. As in pronto, as soon as possible. ...

    Blog | January 09, 2012