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  1. Making the case for TUF 13 coaches

    Jake Rossen

    There's no better direct-delivery system to popularize fighters (or fights) than coaching slots on Spike's 5-year-old "Ultimate Fighter" franchise. With 12 hours and three months of basic-cable promotion, it beats HBO's "24/7" series in volume alone....

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2010
  2. Thursday overnights: 'Ultimate Fighter 12'

    Jake Rossen

    I maintain that Spike's immortal "Ultimate Fighter" franchise represents the best that reality television has to offer, namely regular and sustained beatings of contestants. If only we could observe "The Situation" being peeled off a mat at the ...

    Blog | September 16, 2010
  3. Thursday overnights: 'Ultimate Fighter 12'

    Jake Rossen

    I maintain that Spike's immortal "Ultimate Fighter" franchise represents the best that reality television has to offer, namely regular and sustained beatings of contestants. If only we could observe "The Situation" being peeled off a mat at the end o...

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2010
  4. TUF 12 preview goes viral

    Jake Rossen

    The first five minutes of Spike's 12th "Ultimate Fighter" season is currently available online, and if you're a pro wrestling fan, you're going to see obvious allusions to the indestructible "face versus heel" angle that has put rears ...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  5. TUF 12 preview goes viral

    Jake Rossen

    The first five minutes of Spike's 12th "Ultimate Fighter" season is currently available online, and if you're a pro wrestling fan, you're going to see obvious allusions to the indestructible "face versus heel" angle that has put rears in seats for de...

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2010
  6. 'Ultimate Fighter' finale/WEC 49 postmortem

    Jake Rossen

    In the eyes of many paying customers, Jamie Varner did enough to tarnish the undefeated record of Kamal Shalorus on Sunday. In the eyes of two ringside judges, he fell short. So did someone's prescription eyewear. It wasn't domination, but Varner ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2010
  7. 'Ultimate Fighter' finale/WEC 49 primer

    Jake Rossen

    Daniel Herbertson for ESPN.comDo or die: Keith Jardine, right, is fighting for his place in the UFC on Saturday.If there's one story that stands out among the weekend's six hours of fight programming, it's the idea of Keith Jardine hav...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  8. 'Ultimate Fighter' finale/WEC 49 primer

    Jake Rossen

    If there's one story that stands out among the weekend's six hours of fight programming, it's the idea of Keith Jardine having one foot on the mat and the other dangling off the cliff. Jardine, an "Ultimate Fighter 2" runner-up from 2005, has had hi...

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2010
  9. The cruel pension for punishment

    Jake Rossen

    At first glance, MMA's health record and mortality rate appear beyond reproach. But a closer look reveals that the sport needs to take more responsibility for the well-being of its athletes -- and those around them.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2009
  10. Tripping point: MMA still rife with amateurs

    Jake Rossen

    Malcolm Gladwell, meet Brett Rogers -- the exception to your 10,000-hours rule. In fact, Rogers is hardly MMA's only pseudo-pro with a puncher's chance.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2009
  11. UFC isn't ready to wade into mainstream waters

    Jake Rossen

    If average sports fans crave the black and blue shades of boxing, won't UFC 100 have whet their appetite for MMA? Not while the current "mainstream" still shudders at the sight of blood.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2009
  12. Ten fights that changed the UFC: Part 1

    Jake Rossen

    Sherdog looks at 10 fights that changed MMA forever.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2009
  13. Dana White is (shockingly) candid about Chuck Liddell, "The Ultim...

    Jake Rossen

    ESPN Radio 1100 squeezed UFC president Dana White for details on rumors that Chuck Liddell may fight Rich Franklin in UFC 103 on September 19 in Dallas. This after White adamantly professed that Liddell was giving it up after his loss to Mauricio "Sh...

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2009
  14. Why are we intrigued by Lee Murray?

    Jake Rossen

    What fascinates us about Lee Murray, the MMA fighter who has allegedly robbed a bank? Sherdog intends to find out.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2009
  15. TUF finale draws 2.8 million couch potatoes

    Jake Rossen

    Proof that Spike and the UFC will be colluding for some time to come: the season finale of "The Ultimate Fighter" voyeur video series drew a high of 2.8 million viewers and was the most watched program of last Saturday for men 18-34 and 18-49. And as...

    Blog | June 24, 2009
  16. TUF finale draws 2.8 million couch potatoes

    Jake Rossen

    Proof that Spike and the UFC will be colluding for some time to come: the season finale of "The Ultimate Fighter" voyeur video series drew a high of 2.8 million viewers and was the most watched program of last Saturday for men 18-34 and 18-49. And as...

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2009