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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Mr. Overeem on to the next gauge

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Alistair Overeem was a slight favorite heading into his fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 141. This made sense to him, as he has always been his own biggest booster (just check out any episode of "The Reem"). But plenty of people were scratching their h...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  5. An evening inside Maynard's mind

    Chuck Mindenhall

    HOUSTON -- For much of 2011, Gray "The Bully" Maynard has been hounded by a compulsion that he never intended. That compulsion is Frankie Edgar. Everybody wants to know what it's like to have Edgar on the brainstem for a full calendar year. At th...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  6. Big Jon Olav Einemo fancies return to UFC

    Chuck Mindenhall

    CINCINNATI -- Heavyweight John Olav Einemo, one of the casualties in the Golden Glory cuts of a several weeks back, is in town to corner his training partner Sergei Kharitonov, who's hoping to be the triumphant dark horse in the Strikeforce GP. E...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  7. 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
  8. Five-round mains not without caveats

    Chuck Mindenhall

    At UFC 131 in Vancouver, Dana White broke the news that going forward all main events -- title fights and non-title fights alike -- would be five-round affairs. At the time, when I asked him if this would be universal for altered main events that...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  9. Dos Santos more than just a boxer

    Chuck Mindenhall

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- It wasn't that he beat Shane Carwin in the main event of UFC 131; it was the topsy-turvy nature of how Junior dos Santos did it. Not only did dos Santos prevent Carwin from dumping him to the ground with a surprisin...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  10. It's gotta be the shoes for Team Soares

    Chuck Mindenhall

    VANCOUVER -- If you haven't noticed, there aren't a lot of guys coming out of Black House that lose. Theoretically, this is because Ed Soares has a stable of fighters who are really good practitioners of the martial arts -- guys like Anderson Silva (...

    Blog | June 11, 2011