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  1. 'Mayday' eyes December return, history

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Michael McDonald won't be 22 years old until January. There's a chance -- if the cards fall in his favor, and his hand is healthy enough to chin-hunt, and UFC matchmakers throw him a bone -- that by the time "Mayday's" birthday rolls around, he'll be...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  2. May a rough month to be a UFC prospect

    Chuck Mindenhall

    At the end of April, prospects Rory MacDonald and Michael McDonald did work at UFC 145 in Atlanta. MacDonald's work was a showcase fight with an outmatched Che Mills, while bantamweight McDonald's was an eye-opening win over Miguel Torres. Today,...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  3. For Jones, potential has been realized

    Chuck Mindenhall

    When Jon Jones fought Andre Gusmao at UFC 87, "Bones" was already a practitioner of creative hostility. At the time, Jones was trying out unusual kicks and punches in a shed in upstate New York, envisioning those spinning elbows and saddle throws...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  4. MacDonald's warpath is similar to Jones'

    Chuck Mindenhall

    This Saturday's main event between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans is the cautionary tale of what becomes of elite teammates who coexist in the same weight class. It's fitting for this card, because you know who looks a lot like the Jon Jones of two ye...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  5. Jones, Evans and the inevitable clash

    Chuck Mindenhall

    This is a fight week that has stretched on for a year -- which is nothing for a conflict that has always been the case. Even when Jon Jones and Rashad Evans were training partners in Albuquerque, N.M., one fighter was never going to be "off limits...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  6. Next two weeks to shape landscape at 205

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In the "who's out there to challenge Jon Jones" discussion, Alexander Gustafsson is the light heavyweight intrigue right now. He is the horizon, the challenge looming at the end of the Mayan calendar for the current champion. Should he lose to Thiago...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  7. UFC title album missing some pictures

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The UFC's flyweight division was exactly one fight old when things went haywire at the top. That's so 2012 in the UFC. When title belts are in play, all paths look more like construction zones with detours. This time, Ian McCall appeared as i...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  8. MMA - Michael McDonald and Rory MacDonald on display at UFC 145 -...

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In ESPN The Magazine, Chuck Mindenhall writes that MMA is becoming a young man's sport as youthful future stars Rory MacDonald and Michael McDonald will illustrate at UFC 145.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Jones' jonesing thwarts Rashad again

    Chuck Mindenhall

    How's this for coincidence -- just a few weeks before Rashad Evans fights Phil Davis for the right to face Jon Jones, Jones has grown bored with his "time off" and says he's ready to get back in the cage again. As in pronto, as soon as possible. ...

    Blog | January 09, 2012