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  1. Barnett and the wrong kind of hype

    Jake Rossen

    It takes tunnel vision to fail three drug tests in your career and still spit fire, but Josh Barnett -- trained in the ways of professional wrestling -- is no quitter.After signing with Strikeforce last week, the former UFC heavyweight champion told ...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  2. Josh Barnett and the wrong kind of hype

    Jake Rossen

    It takes tunnel vision to fail three drug tests in your career and still spit fire, but Josh Barnett -- trained in the ways of professional wrestling -- is no quitter. After signing with Strikeforce last week, the former UFC heavyweight champion tol...

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2010
  3. UFC Fight Night 22 -- an ESPN primer

    Jake Rossen

    A little nip here and tuck there, and it's entirely possible the UFC will one day broadcast biweekly or weekly fight cards, completing its assimilation of the pro-wrestling market. Shave down those 10- or 11-bout pay-per-views, absorb the WEC and rec...

    Blog | Conversation | September 14, 2010
  4. Big Tim Sylvia goes pro (wrestling)

    Jake Rossen

    If you really want to grunt and sweat and make a job of it, you could draw some thin parallels between Tim Sylvia and Harlan McClintock, the fictional protagonist of Rod Serling's teleplay-turned-movie "Requiem for a Heavyweight." In both instan...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  5. Big Tim Sylvia goes pro (wrestling)

    Jake Rossen

    If you really want to grunt and sweat and make a job of it, you could draw some thin parallels between Tim Sylvia and Harlan McClintock, the fictional protagonist of Rod Serling's teleplay-turned-movie "Requiem for a Heavyweight." In both instances, ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2010
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Dana White takes on Kenny Florian

    Jake Rossen

    Calling Kenny Florian a perennial bridesmaid isn't intended to feminize him: He's a sensational fighter who has brushed off the absence of a wrestling pedigree or a power lifter's physique and crafted a pretty devastating soldier out of himself. Desp...

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2010
  9. Chael Sonnen talking by example

    Jake Rossen

    Was it just me who was irritated by hearing Dana White praise Chael Sonnen for all his trash talk? With White cheering on 'professional wrestling'-style 'drama,' now we're going to see all young fighters running their mouths. ... Sad to see a single ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2010
  10. Bobby Lashley's delusions

    Jake Rossen

    Cliff Welch/Icon SMIBobby Lashley's ego is inflated -- even for his oversized body. No question, Bobby Lashley is a tough guy. Strong, has NAIA wrestling credentials and is tied up with American Top Team. He scrapes the upper end of the 265-pound hea...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  11. MMA: Bobby Lashley's delusions

    Jake Rossen

    No question, Bobby Lashley is a tough guy. Strong, has NAIA wrestling credentials and is tied up with American Top Team. He scrapes the upper end of the 265-pound heavyweight limit. A record of 5-0. Healthy ego. That last part is becoming a problem....

    Blog | Conversation | July 12, 2010
  12. Strikeforce considers Fedor options

    Jake Rossen

    As much as I find that professional wrestling and acid reflux walk arm in arm, I will give the enterprise this: Wrestling actually treats its manufactured titles with respect. Strikeforce does not.[+] EnlargeDave Mandel/Sherdog.comFedor Emelianenko m...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  13. MMA: Strikeforce considers its options for Fedor Emelianenko

    Jake Rossen

    As much as I find that professional wrestling and acid reflux walk arm in arm, I will give the enterprise this: Wrestling actually treats its manufactured titles with respect. Strikeforce does not. Scott Coker, the promotion's CEO, appeared on She...

    Blog | Conversation | July 07, 2010
  14. Dave Batista and the circus circuit

    Jake Rossen

    Dave Batista is a former bodybuilder, former lifeguard and former bouncer. In 2002, he was enlisted into Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment, which routinely rolls out the red carpet for 6-foot-6, 300-pound men with body fat in the sin...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  15. Dave Batista and the circus circuit

    Jake Rossen

    Dave Batista is a former bodybuilder, former lifeguard and former bouncer. In 2002, he was enlisted into Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment, which routinely rolls out the red carpet for 6-foot-6, 300-pound men with body fat in the single d...

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2010
  16. The Karate Kid, Part II

    Jake Rossen

    Lyoto Machida's body wasn't the only thing under attack at 104: His psyche took a hit as well. Can he restore karate's honor or has the Dragon's aura of invincibility been slayed for good?

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2010