Posts Tagged ‘Gilbert Melendez’
 
 
 
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UFC 181 Preview: ‘Renaissance Man’ vs ‘Reebok Man’

UFC 181 has thrown-up some interesting side issues with the announcement of Reebok and the UFC partnering together in a sponsorship deal estimated to be worth 70 million dollars over 6 years. Reebok poster-boy Johny Hendricks w...
 
 
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Amanda Nunes on her UFC 178 Bout with Cat Zingano: “It’s a Beautiful Opportunity”

Their paths have crossed twice before, through two different organizations. But Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes, #8 in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight rankings, and “Alpha” Cat Zingano, who rests just below champion Ronda...
 
 
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What UFC Fighters Can Learn From Nick Diaz’s Return

Nick Diaz returned to the UFC last week, signing a three-fight extension with the promotion. UFC President Dana White then tweeted that he had no update on matching up Diaz with Anderson Silva, though Diaz had said he would onl...
 

 
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The Diaz Brothers – Early 2014 Edition

Nate Doesn’t Do Nice Following his absolute destruction of Gray Maynard at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on November 30 last year, Nate Diaz appeared discontented. Maybe part of it had to do with the fact that the guy who he...
 
 
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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...
 

 
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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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UFC on Fox 10 Preview

Saturday marks the UFC’s third straight trip to Chicago in January for a Fox show, and, whoa, this is starting to become a very strange tradition. Chicago. In January. At the United Center. Where the Bulls and Blackhawks ...
 
 
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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...
 

 
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WSOF 6 Primer: Jon Fitch – “I’d like to think I’ve got another five or ten years left in me.”

Pleasantries and Musings e spoke early Sunday evening, our appointment arranged by a go-between and confirmed by a brief text exchange, and there wasn’t much preliminary chatter before I dove into the questions. This was Jon ...