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  1. MMA gives itself a black eye now and again

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Touching gloves before a fight isn't enough to prove what's about to go down is civilized. Nor is a postfight embrace, or posing for a picture together -- bloodied and tattered, like Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua did after UFC 139 -- while the hemat...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  2. PPVs won't always deliver bang for buck

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Where did UFC 149 go wrong? What was the single, biggest offender? Oh, where to start. What went on in Calgary was one of those perfect storms. There was the eccentric that didn't go eccentric (Brian Ebersole). There was hype that fizzled befo...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  3. The old guard, the new guard .. and Teixeira

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Glover Teixeira's greatest enemy to date has been access. For the last few years, visa problems have kept him out of the UFC. Before he defeated Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 146 to point a sudden "I'm coming" finger at Jon Jones, the last time he'd fough...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  4. Unlikely contenders emerging in the UFC

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Six months ago at UFC 139, Martin Kampmann was getting by Rick Story to stay relevant in the UFC. In fact, after having lost two bouts in a row to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez, Kampmann might have needed that victory over Story just to stay employe...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  5. Company man Franklin answers call again

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Rich Franklin is 37 years old. He is the former UFC middleweight champion who, when he signed on to fight Cung Le at UFC 148, expressed road-weary relief to be headed back home to 185 pounds. It had been too long, and Franklin never felt comfortable ...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  6. Hendo, White need to get on same page

    Chuck Mindenhall

    For all the marvels, one thing that UFC President Dana White has never been particularly good at is speaking for Dan Henderson. This was the case before Henderson bolted for Strikeforce, and it's still the case right now. And for as telegraphic a...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  7. Strikeforce imports doing just fine in UFC

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Cung Le attempted to beat Wanderlei Silva at UFC 139 with an unlikely game plan -- that of fighting like Cung Le. It nearly worked. Le tried to kick Silva's liver through his spine, but in the end he was downed with a barrage of strikes that left...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  8. Hendo right to turn down bout with Lil Nog

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Dan Henderson turned down a fight with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to establish a No. 1 contender in the UFC's light heavyweight division. This shouldn't have been surprising. And it's definitely not arrogant, nor anything personal. It's just that at 41...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  9. Five round mains look smart post-UFC 139

    Chuck Mindenhall

    If it had occurred all the way back in summer of 2011, Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua would have fought three not entirely memorable rounds. If things played out just as they did at UFC 139 without circumstantial revisions, Henderson would have won a...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  10. Big weekend in MMA (but be ready to pay)

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Free was nice, and free was big -- and big was always the intention. But now that we're through with the privilege of bonus title fights on network television and dangling MMA in front of bemused pop culture, it's back to our secular intrigues. Or...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  11. Breakfast with Emelianenko or snooze?

    Chuck Mindenhall

    On Nov. 20, Fedor Emelianenko will fight Jeff Monson. If you're at the Olympic Arena in Moscow, Russia, where the fight is being held, this takes place at a reasonable hour; in the United States, it occurs either during your snooze button moments or ...

    Blog | November 05, 2011
  12. Bout between buds Kos, Fitch makes sense

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The most compelling thing to come out of Tuesday's UFC 139 conference call was a hypothetical that had nothing to do with the actual UFC 139 conference call. Somebody asked Dana White if Josh Koscheck would be on the Nov. 19 card, seeing as much Kos ...

    Blog | September 28, 2011