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The (sex!) marketing of (catfights!) women’s MMA

Let’s get this straight: Women’s MMA is fantastic. Women’s fights are often the highlights of a typical fight card, especially when they’re sandwiched in between a couple of wrestling stalemates with one dude leaning against t...

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The Ultimate Fighter 20, Episode 11: No quarter

My enthusiasm for this one was diminished ever so slightly when I saw a headline with more fights announced for the TUF finale. Obviously, the fighters with new matchups are the ones who lost in this episode. Note to self: … Continue reading &...

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The Ultimate Fighter 20, Episode 10: No talk, just fight

Previously on The Ultimate Fighter … Hey! Do you remember Jessica Penne? Yes, she’s a pretty good fighter. MMARising puts her 12th in the global pound-for-pound rankings. She’s seeded fourth in the tournament on The Ultimate Fight...

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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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