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  • Believing in Bellator and Bjorn, reality TV edition I was wrong about Bellator. I realize I don’t have to say that. No one asked me if I thought Bellator would survive and thrive. Even though USA TODAY is going for more of a hipster/snarkster audience these days than it was in my full-time decade there, they still would leave headlines like “Another Conversation With ...
  • UFC 126 on three days’ reflection What we learned and what happens next after UFC 126: – Former WEC fighters looked great. Chad Mendes and Demetrious Johnson plowed through Japanese stars Michihiro Omigawa and Kid Yamamoto. Donald Cerrone’s maturation process continued in a clinical but thrilling win against Paul Kelly. Miguel Torres left Antonio Banuelos punching at shadows. – Jon Jones hasn’t been ...
  • The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 4: A scare for Creepy What happened in this episode: – “Creepy Steve” Montgomery botched his weight cut and had a terrifying seizure. The panic on his American Top Team teammates’ faces was one of the harshest moments of reality on this long-running reality show. He’s OK. And he seems like a great guy, saying he just wants to spread positive ...
  • Monday Myriad: Tifo, Kimbo, figure skaters playing hoops! We’re still in that lull between summer Olympic sports and winter Olympic sports, but we have plenty to report from the weekend. Names in the news include Landon Donovan, Chris Wondolowski, Brad Friedel, Kimbo Slice, Lance Armstrong, Lolo Jones, Dana White and Johnny Weir. MLS Nearly every game meant something … – Columbus 1-1 Kansas City: KC only ...
  • Friday Myriad: Bolt vs. Gay, Silva vs. Sonnen, DPs vs. DPs … If you’re not a fan of American soccer leagues, this isn’t much of a weekend, though some European leagues (France, Netherlands, English Championship) kick off. FRIDAY 2 p.m.: Track and field, Diamond League, Stockholm. Bolt vs. Gay. Great stuff. Universal Sports online SATURDAY 3:35 a.m.: Rugby, Tri-Nations Cup, New Zealand vs. Australia. Travis’ preview will run in an hour ...
  • Washington Post piece lectures kids about evils of MMA If in some parallel universe I was never given a chance to appreciate MMA, I hope I still managed to avoid writing pieces like this Washington Post monstrosity bashing an activity I neither understood nor cared to research. Let’s be clear — MMA isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Neither is boxing. Or football, rugby, Australian rules ...
  • Myriad most popular I’ve crunched a few numbers to figure out pages that drew at least 0.1 percent of my total page views for the year. (The percentages are slightly lower than they should be due to some extraneous stuff in the stats — scripts, other ways of reaching a page, etc. — so 0.1 may actually be ...
  • Friday Myriad: USA-England II, Liddell-Franklin I, Track-Field II No, we’re not going to forget the rest of the sports world during the big month in South Africa. That said, I’m backing off from the chronological viewing program this week and doing a more basic linking spree. Enjoy. SOCCER TV NEWS World Cup: DirecTV has everything in HD, some in 3D and a total of seven ...
  • Edgar-Penn UFC lightweight bout: Tell it to the judge Depending on whom you ask, last night’s lightweight title fight at UFC 112 was either a thrilling win for a heavy underdog, a travesty of MMA judging or a fight that was too close to call. The official decision: Frankie Edgar upset BJ Penn to win the UFC lightweight belt, with scores of 50-45, 49-46 ...
  • How old is too old to fight? Jordan Breen raises a question along those lines on Twitter today, linking to video of a dreadful performance by MMA/kickboxing veteran Gary Goodridge and wondering how promoters can keep trotting him out into the ring. The fight’s horrible — opponent Catalin Morosanu seems to enjoy landing shots at will through the first round but later seems ...
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