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  1. UFC 160 primer: Return of the heavyweights

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Heavyweights are now a staple of Memorial Day weekend. Last year, UFC 146 was to be a heavyweight extravaganza like none we'd ever seen. The whole main card was heavyweights, so the word "unprecedented" was being thrown around pretty dramatically. An...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Fight week becomes damage control

    Chuck Mindenhall

    On Monday, Jon Jones put out his first statement since being arrested this weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence. He did this on Facebook. On the same day, Chael Sonnen filed for a therapeutic use exemption with the Nevada State Athleti...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  7. Notes and Nuggets from New York City

    Chuck Mindenhall

    NEW YORK -- For as stacked as the UFC 146 card appears for Memorial Day weekend, it's really two title fights (Urijah Faber/Dominick Cruz and Chael Sonnen/Anderson Silva) and a pack of glitzy non-consequential match-ups (Cung Le/Rich Franklin and For...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  8. 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