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  1. Metamoris II technically about roots

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LOS ANGELES -- On Saturday night, it took UFC on Fuel 10 -- a card where the martial arts were very much mixed -- exactly 1:52 to produce its first submission. On Sunday, it took Metamoris II, a no-points jiu-jitsu showcase specifically geared toward...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  2. Metamoris II's goal is to be 'pointless'

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In the sheer spectacle days of those first UFCs, when things were barely above ground and still so merrily ominous, Royce Gracie struck a chord with the everyman. He was, at first blush, nothing more than a very unimposing skinny dude in a gi. He was...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  3. The Maia of old goes MIA

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Since we're in the business of musing over the clay perceptions of casual fans, you have to wonder how lay viewers took in the Demian Maia/Chris Weidman fight that opened a national television broadcast on Saturday night. For instance, if you'd t...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  4. Humble Hughes leaves door slightly ajar

    Chuck Mindenhall

    DENVER -- It was nearly 18 years ago that the first UFC was held in Denver. And on the day it came back to the Mile High City, one of the sport's pioneers fought in his last bout. The company's sweet homecoming turned into a sayonara of sorts. Ma...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  5. UFC 134 Journal -- Day Three

    Chuck Mindenhall

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- You had to be invited, but the Shooto event that happened on Thursday on a local Rio hillock was fireworks. Yes, Marvin Eastman was knocked out by Glover Teixeira in the first round, but that in itself was not altogether unexpec...

    Blog | August 27, 2011