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  1. 145-pound division no longer so attractive

    Chuck Mindenhall

    When the UFC introduced the featherweight division into its ranks at the beginning of 2011, it was as if the floodgates opened for two types of lightweight -- those who were small for 155 pounds, and those losing at 155 pounds. Joining up with the sm...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  2. Title contention novel for veteran Lauzon

    Chuck Mindenhall

    How fast do things change in the UFC's lightweight division? As quickly as the weather changes in Colorado. Since Frankie Edgar became the champion nearly two years ago, the road to the title has been a course of trip wires, booby hatches and rabb...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Careful what you wish for, Mr. Pettis

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Going back to the Jens Pulver bout five years ago at UFC 63, Joe Lauzon has been a human bull's-eye for name brand lightweights in need of a fight. Last time it was Melvin Guillard, who wanted to stay busy while the title picture sorted itself ou...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  5. Garcia has another version of smart

    Chuck Mindenhall

    People are literally watching two different fights when Leonard Garcia steps in the cage. There are those who see him walking into punches and winging rights off the hip and think "what a brawl," while others who see him walking into punches and loop...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  6. Chael's MO as personal as it is infectious

    Chuck Mindenhall

    HOUSTON -- There's a wrecking-ball mentality to Chael Sonnen that makes a rematch with Anderson Silva palpable. It's personal to him. He makes it personal to fans. Sonnen had just treated Brian Stann, the middleweight division's most up-and-comin...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  7. 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