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Gilbert Melendez, Bellator and a History of Bad Ideas

Yesterday, the MMA Twitterverse was simultaneously brought to a halt and a boil by free agent (and, for the time being, still free agent) Gilbert Melendez agreeing to terms with Bellator on a multi-year contract. The official n...
 
 
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Homophobia in MMA, How It Compares, and What To Do About It

The widespread stereotyping of MMA fans as aggressive, misogynistic, homophobic and xenophobic is both vexing and completely understandable. Ours is not the first fan base to suffer from such predetermined opinions, nor is it t...
 
 
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The Perils of a Unified Talent Pool, Part 3

(An ongoing series to be continued as events dictate.) I beat this drum a lot, sure, even when the popular winds of discontent (be they with regulatory practices, foreign relations or transparency) are battering my position. Th...
 

 
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The Ugly, The Bad and The Good: January UFC News Round-Up

Is there some kind of potential copyright issue with Monsanto if I use “Round-Up” in my headline? Will this piece get picked up by Google as some sort of testimonial to the awe inspiring herbicidal power of the popu...
 
 
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Why The UFC Fight Pass Isn’t The WWE Network (And Why That’s Good)

Late last week, you may or may not have caught MMA Owl’s coverage of UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine v Lim, perhaps better known as the inaugural event on Zuffa’s newest creation: the UFC Fight Pass. Whether or not you&...
 
 
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UFC Singapore: Demented, Delirious Coverage

At 4:30 AM local time, MMA entered a new epoch as the UFC Fight Pass officially launched. Of the approximately three dozen Fight Nights, this was the first to lack television distribution in the North American market, relying i...
 

 
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2014 MMA Predictions (Or, Things To Laugh About in 365 Days)

One of the few advantages of my lengthy sabbatical from MMA writing (is it still a sabbatical if you don’t choose it? Is mandatory celibacy a form of abstinence?) was a lack of incorrect predictions/analyses. Relative to ...
 
 
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Agony and Ecstasy: UFC 168 Thoug – JOSH BARNETT LOST

What a tragic end to last night’s main event. The injury, mind you, is what I’m talking about here, as opposed to some indefensibly nebulous notion that Chris Weidman, by dominating Anderson Silva before winning via...
 
 
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Chris Weidman Beat Anderson Silva, Not An Impersonator: UFC 168 Preview

A great deal of professional sportswriting is utterly predictable. Triumphant champions are inevitably hailed for “wanting it more” than their opponents, their “hunger” and “heart” having bee...
 

 
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The Perils of a Unified Talent Pool, Part 2

(An ongoing series to be continued as events dictate.) Well, that didn’t take long. A mere eight days after creating this trope in a somewhat half-assed effort to ensure future material during the inevitable doldrums of t...