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  1. Is Evans overmatched? Or just overlooked?

    Chad Dundas

    By now, most everything that could be said about Saturday night's UFC 145 main event has been said ad nauseam. We've had more than a year to stew on the rivalry between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans, our collective patience tested through a couple of...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  2. UFC on odd ground with Jones sponsorship

    Chad Dundas

    It will shock absolutely no one to learn that Jon Jones is the future. Readers who have encountered even a smattering of MMA-related news during the last couple of years understand this to be true. Unless you've made it a point not to know it, you...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  3. Will coaching give Jones edge at UFC 145?

    Chad Dundas

    For Greg Jackson, the decision to corner prized pupil Jon Jones in his light heavyweight title fight against Rashad Evans at UFC 145 has everything to do with tense. As in, the difference between "present" and "past." Jackson has long been big ...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  4. Evans-Davis a case against 5-round bouts?

    Chad Dundas

    For just the second time since the switch became official in November, a UFC nontitle main event needed all five of its scheduled rounds on Saturday. Unfortunately, unlike Dan Henderson's thrilling win over Mauricio Rua at UFC 139, Rashad Evans ve...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  5. Can Evans-Davis steal the spotlight back?

    Chad Dundas

    It's not like Rashad Evans and Phil Davis haven't done their due diligence leading up to UFC on Fox 2. On the contrary, Evans and Davis have both been doing their level best to sell their possible light heavyweight title eliminator at the fight co...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  6. Can Jones become No. 1, P4P, in 2012?

    Chad Dundas

    Ten months, four wins. Three former champions beaten. Hardly a dicey moment. It's been said before on this site, but Jon Jones put the icing on what may be the single best year for any fighter in MMA history on Saturday when he dumped Lyoto ...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  7. UFC and the risks/rewards of social media

    Chad Dundas

    The UFC has long been ahead of the curve on social media. Compared to other, more mainstream sports organizations, the fight company has just flat been better at grasping the power of new-fangled tools like Facebook and Twitter. Born part out of i...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  8. Will UFC 140 live up to its 'artistic' billing?

    Chad Dundas

    One of the official prefight hype videos that's been making the rounds before UFC 140 dubs the light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida as, "Art comes alive." Likewise, much of the UFC's hour-long "Countdown" special for t...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  9. For Davis and Evans, injury now biggest foe

    Chad Dundas

    At this point, the only thing standing between Phil Davis, Rashad Evans and an audience of millions might be the limitations of the human body. As a flurry of fight bookings bring the UFC's plans for early 2012 into focus this week, ESPN.com's Bre...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  10. Franklin returns to changed landscape

    Chad Dundas

    When last Rich Franklin fought in the UFC, the light heavyweight title was still securely fastened around the waist of Mauricio Rua, Dan Henderson was still training for his Strikeforce championship bid against Rafael Cavalcante and Rashad Evans had ...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  11. Guillard staying neutral with Jones and Evans

    Chad Dundas

    HOUSTON -- Melvin Guillard insists he is not the middle man. Caught in the middle, however, is exactly how it must feel sometimes for the people on the edges of the Jon Jones-Rashad Evans feud. Ever since Evans divorced himself from Greg Jackson's...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  12. Jones' good health is good news for Evans

    Chad Dundas

    You can bet no one was watching the UFC light heavyweight champion's injury status more closely than Rashad Evans. The No.1 contender's title shot has already been such a long time coming and his feud with Jon Jones so acrimonious that Evans must ...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  13. With Davis out, Machida has few options

    Chad Dundas

    MMA fans witnessed an uncharacteristic and untimely false start from the UFC on Tuesday. Dana White first said that a bout we all were expecting between Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis would happen on Dec. 10 at UFC 140 -- only to retract his statem...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  14. Jones suspension likely no big deal

    Chad Dundas

    After watching Jon Jones roll through his UFC 135 title defense against Quinton Jackson like a guy without a care in the world over the weekend, it came as something of a surprise on Monday that the UFC light heavyweight champ received one of the lon...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  15. Next year crucial for Jones' legacy

    Chad Dundas

    Saturday night in Denver, it was UFC play-by-play man Mike Goldberg's turn to hand out the superlatives. "A talent like never seen before in UFC history!" Goldberg declared, in the familiar cadence so inexorably linked now with action in the Octag...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  16. 'Spygate' distracts from real Jackson-Jones issues

    Chad Dundas

    With three-and-a-half weeks still to go before their light heavyweight title fight at UFC 135, things are officially getting weird between Jon Jones and Quinton Jackson. It started this week with Jackson publicly accusing Jones of infiltrating his...

    Blog | August 31, 2011