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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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DaMarques Johnson’s UFC cut sends bad message

Let’s say you’re an MMA promoter. In fact, let’s say you’re the biggest in the world. Your fight cards will inevitably be undercut by injuries and other changes of plans. So you’ll need to have fighters who are willing t...

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Monday Myriad: The good news is on the mat

So the Ryder Cup happened. And U.S. fighters posted a 3-5 record on the UFC card in England, with Matt Wiman’s shocking submission win against submission expert Paul Sass being the biggest bright spot. And perhaps your favorite football teams &...

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The Ultimate Fighter 16: 16 random facts about the show

The Ultimate Fighter Friday: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Yes We’re Still on Fridays on FX But No We’re Not Live Any More┬ádebuts on … well, Friday. Sixteen things you might not know about the cast of the show’s 16th … C...

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MMA and karate questions: What have UFC and IOC learned?

The increasingly indispensable Morning Report at MMAFighting.com is a fun read today that also raises a lot of questions: - Jon Jones says the UFC has “learned a lesson” about offering “full cards” in the wake of the UFC 151 &...

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