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The Ultimate Fighter 20, Episode 9: Mean girls

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? The last season of The Ultimate Fighter I recapped in full was Season 16. Remember Shane Carwin? But I’m inspired. Season 20 — all women, all contenders, a title belt on the line — is terr...

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Unsolicited advice for the UFC

When a UFC fight card coincides with a Bellator fight card, the choice should be obvious. And yet it’s not. The UFC has the talent — by my quick count, 83 of the 90 top-10 fighters in the Sherdog rankings. At … Continue reading &r...

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Sochi recap: Men’s short track, 500 meters heats

Three Americans are on to the quarterfinals after a strong showing in the 500 meter heats. J.R. Celski looks to best his fourth place 1500 meter finish earlier this week. Date: 13-Feb Sport: Short track Event: Men’s 500 meters heats … Co...

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TUF Rousey-Tate: First impressions

This season of The Ultimate Fighter isn’t really about the coaches or the fighters. It’s about women’s MMA and the awkward collision of its past, present and future. From its beginnings, MMA has always had awkward relations with i...

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The Ultimate Fighter 17, Episode 5: Sonnen the good guy?

The funny thing about this season: Chael Sonnen is making it difficult to hate him. His pep talks to his team feel sincere and inspiring. He does a twist of the Hoosiers scene measuring the height of each basket, telling … Continue reading &ra...

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The Ultimate Fighter 16: The final recap

The final episode of TUF Smashes, the UK-vs.-Australia season, also concluded a few days ago. The last episode featured good-natured toasts between two teams who have come to respect each other, then a stellar submission by Colin Fletcher. Maybe Flet...

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The Ultimate Fighter 16, Episode 11: Blame Canada!

Time for the showdown of friends and teammates — Jon Manley and Joey Rivera. They praise each other and hug. And Team Carwin thinks Team Nelson hasn’t bonded … Colton Smith is cornering Manley. Cameron Diffley is cornering Rivera. D...

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The Ultimate Fighter 16, Episode 10: Team Jacob vs. Team Carwin

So the ratings are down again. That’s surprising. Isn’t a Twilight movie the perfect lead-in to a men’s-only show about people fighting without vampire teeth and sparkles? Going from Team Jacob vs. Team Edward to Team Nelson vs. T...

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