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The Perils of a Unified Talent Pool, Part 5

Former WEC Fighter v. TUF Runner-Up – Renan Barao v. TJ Dillashaw, UFC 173.  While the Ultimate Fighter is hardly cranking out contender-level talent at the rate it did during its heyday, Zuffa’s reality show is s...
 
 
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Sterling & Dana
Sterling & Dana
Sterling & Dana

Donald Sterling, or ‘MMA Fans Can Stop Pretending Now’

Boy, this is refreshing. Normally, in this line of work, easing into an article knowing you’ll be addressing the spectre of racism and bigotry in professional sports is less than enticing. I’ve written before about ...
 
 
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Viva Vai Cavalo: Fabricio Werdum’s Long, Strange Trip Back to UFC Title Contention

PRIDE is dead. PRIDE has been dead for upwards of damn near a decade. PRIDE, by all available evidence, will remain dead for the foreseeable future. Given these, one would suspect that PRIDE fighters would be finished in terms...
 

 
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Perhaps the last fight poster to feature Big Nog.
Perhaps the last fight poster to feature Big Nog.
Perhaps the last fight poster to feature Big Nog.

Big Nog, Jake Shields and the Inconsistency of MMA Fans

Mixed martial arts fans, by and large, are an unnecessarily insecure bunch about their sport of choice. I always chuckle when my brethren feel the need to speak about MMA in hushed tones around their more team sport oriented fr...
 
 
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This poster makes absolutely no sense to me.
This poster makes absolutely no sense to me.
This poster makes absolutely no sense to me.

Oversaturation, Overshmaturation: The Best of the UFC in April

Allow me to preemptively strike against some predictable criticism, as my Untethered MMA co-hosts have taught me to do reflexively: there’s a very specific reason Bellator isn’t going to be mentioned here. The troub...
 
 
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"Yeah, man, I know. This crap sucks."
"Yeah, man, I know. This crap sucks."
"Yeah, man, I know. This crap sucks."

An Ode to TRT, MMA’s Departed Helping Hand

I don’t agree with Mike Fagan. While both a useful template for beginning articles (and a guiding principle of Untethered MMA), this simple phrase also accurately describes my opinion on Fagan’s love of all things p...
 

 
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Sports Entertainment, Nick Diaz and The Proper Balance

There is, of course, a certain amount of synthesis/crossover between professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. Anyone seeking to deny the existence of similarities between the two, inspired by the former and haphazardly co...
 
 
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UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs Manuwa Review

As my long-time co-host, short-time writing colleague and all-time whiner Mike Fagan is currently on vacation, I will be taking the reins for this iteration of MMA Owl’s post-event coverage. This is likely fortuitous, bec...
 
 
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TRT Delenda Est: Thoughts On The Aftermath

Reaction One: Wow, What? As I have witnessed mixed martial arts coalesce and grow over the past seven years, there has been a notable fall in the number of truly shocking news items to drop without so much as a preview. Histori...
 

 
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UFC Re-Signs Gilbert Melendez (Or, The Perils Of A Unified Talent Pool, Part 4)

As notorious as the Friday night news dump (routinely utilized by corporations and governmental departments seeking to bury bad news beneath the collective apathy towards information that accompanies the arrival of the American...