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  1. UFC 160 primer: Return of the heavyweights

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Heavyweights are now a staple of Memorial Day weekend. Last year, UFC 146 was to be a heavyweight extravaganza like none we'd ever seen. The whole main card was heavyweights, so the word "unprecedented" was being thrown around pretty dramatically. An...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  2. Postmortem: Sonnen doesn't show up; and more

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Heading into UFC 159, figuring out ways that Chael Sonnen could compete with Jon Jones required an active imagination. The leading idea on how to get it done was for Sonnen to put his chin down, stick the crown of his head into Jones' chest and drive...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  3. UFC 159: Twist of fate in Jersey

    Chuck Mindenhall

    All the UFC 159 promos can't do away with the most basic question: How did we get here? The first time Chael Sonnen fought Anderson Silva, the original novelty was his utter disregard for Silva's legacy. To that point people had only been reverent...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Strife between casting couches and casting coaches

    Chuck Mindenhall

    It's barely underway, but there's already drama trickling out of "The Ultimate Fighter 16" house. Not from the crop of welterweight participants, who are still shrouded in mystery and being canned for preservation just like the old Spike days. It'...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  6. Modern era of heavyweights now upon us

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The flyweights debuted in the UFC in February, though the concept of high-octane little dudes had existed for a long time. Long before then, Tachi Palace Fights was the North American home to 125 pounders, and it always felt like the Central Californ...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  7. The power of Slice compels you (or not)

    Chuck Mindenhall

    On Saturday, Kimbo Slice participated in his fourth professional boxing match. The fight took place in Springfield, Mo., where one of the world's most trafficked Bass Pro Shops sits gloriously in the heart of the city. I mention this only to poin...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  8. The heavyweights truly arrive in May

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The biggest heavyweight fight in UFC history between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez lasted a minute and four seconds. It was so brief that the coveted casual fan that tuned in to FOX that night was left with these four lonely words -- wait, so ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  9. UFC heavyweight division about to deepen

    Chuck Mindenhall

    So, Strikeforce is running a clearance on its once vaunted roster of heavyweights, and everyone between 207-266 pounds must go. What a difference a year makes. In January of this year, the eight big guns on Strikeforce's heavyweight roster stood o...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  10. Cro-Cop's unintentional potshot

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Mirko Filipovic could be fighting for the last time in the UFC on Saturday, which, realistically, is the case for most fighters. Same could be said of his opponent, Roy Nelson. Difference is, "Cro-Cop" is 37 years old and has looked his age in recent...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  11. UFC heavyweights still light on talent

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The UFC's signing of former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem swelled the total number of ready-made heavyweight contenders to right around three. After Cain Velasquez, there's Junior dos Santos, Brock Lesnar and The Reem. It doesn't ...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  12. JDS-Velasquez, then what? Answer: Reem

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The UFC will roll out its as of yet "non-mainstream" heavyweight stars on the inaugural FOX card on Nov. 12. That's champion Cain Velasquez against the definitive No. 1 contender Junior dos Santos. Dana White said during Friday's news conference ...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  13. Mickey Rourke makes his picks

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS - The last time I asked actor Mickey Rourke for his picks was at UFC 118 in Boston, and he presciently called the fights exactly right, taking Frankie Edgar over B.J. Penn in the rematch, Gray Maynard over Kenny Florian, and Randy Couture b...

    Blog | May 28, 2011
  14. Hardy finds a new mentor in Nelson

    Chuck Mindenhall

    TORONTO -- In the midst of the toughest stretch of his still pretty young career with three consecutive losses in the UFC, Dan Hardy says he's rededicating himself in three big areas -- wrestling, fun and Roy Nelson. As a matter of fact, those th...

    Blog | April 29, 2011