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UFC contracts laid bare, marginally fair

Ever see something that used to be top-secret, then wondered why it was so secret? That’s what happened today when Bleacher Report flexed its investigative muscle (No, I don’t mean that sarcastically — they’re making progress)...

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The Ultimate Fighter 17, Episode 3: Second-biggest KO in TUF history

Given all the hype about the knockout we know will take place at the end of the episode, it’ll be a challenge to keep us interested for the first 45 minutes. Frank Mir somehow thinks Sonnen blundered by picking Team … Continue reading &r...

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MMA weekend: Jan. 17-19

You may have noticed that I’ve just finished creating “ladders” for each weight class: flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, heavyweight and women’s bantamweight. T...

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Strange things about the Unified Rules of MMA

The legend says that Ken Shamrock has long had a beef about UFC 1, griping that he wasn’t allowed to bring his wrestling shoes into the cage because they were deemed a “weapon,” while Royce Gracie was allowed to wear … Contin...

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The EPL, the UFC and musical chairs on cable

NBC’s purchase of Premier League rights will affect your viewing habits even if you care about nothing but MMA and don’t even know what a “Premier League” is. Fox has never hesitated to spend money on sports. The network vault...

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MMA: Where have all the hardcores gone?

In mixed martial arts, the fanbase is divided into two camps — “hardcores” and “casuals.” “Casuals” are fans who were late to jump on the MMA bandwagon and are most prone to respond to big names. They know Br...

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UFC gives Chael Sonnen a title shot he simply does not deserve

Updated below with more comments … Boxing and MMA promoters have to walk a fine line between hucksterism and sports. The UFC has long walked it better than most. Dana White didn’t build up Kimbo Slice as one of the … Continue readi...

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Monday Myriad: Anderson Silva, world’s greatest athlete?

Here’s a great idea for a Google Doodle or an ad campaign: Have a floating picture of Anderson Silva’s head, and tell the user to try to “punch” his head with the pointer. No matter where you point, the head … Continue ...

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