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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. Evans-Davis a case against 5-round bouts?

    Chad Dundas

    For just the second time since the switch became official in November, a UFC nontitle main event needed all five of its scheduled rounds on Saturday. Unfortunately, unlike Dan Henderson's thrilling win over Mauricio Rua at UFC 139, Rashad Evans ve...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  9. 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
  10. UFC 140 grades

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 140 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2011
  11. Cruz, Faber exactly right for TUF Live

    Chad Dundas

    Just a couple of hours after throttling Brian Bowles at UFC 139, Urijah Faber had already turned his attention back to the real prize. His win over Bowles had earned him another opportunity to become UFC bantamweight champion and the chance to set...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  12. Injured Story gets new 4-fight UFC contract

    Ben Blackmore

    Rick Story has revealed that he suffered a knee injury midway through his loss to Martin Kampmann at UFC 139, but the welterweight has been handed a new four-fight contract with MMA's top promotion. More »...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  13. Up next for Hendo? Whatever time allows

    Chad Dundas

    It's taken him nearly 15 years and 40 fights, but Dan Henderson has finally reached a perfect place in mixed martial arts -- one where he can do almost anything he wants. After watching him edge Mauricio Rua in their five-round masterpiece on Satu...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  14. White urges Wanderlei Silva to retire

    Ben Blackmore

    Dana White has called on Wanderlei Silva to retire despite his win over Cung Le at UFC 139. More »...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  15. Rua deserved a draw, not shaft from judges

    Franklin McNeil

    It was one of the most anticipated 205-pound fights in mixed martial arts history. After years of waiting, former Pride champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua finally stepped into a cage opposite one another Saturday night at UFC 139. And they put ...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  16. Shogun suffered possible skull fracture

    Ben Blackmore

    Mauricio Rua will need to be cleared for a possible facial or skull fracture before he is free to return to action in the UFC. More »...

    Blog | November 22, 2011