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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...
 

 
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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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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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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...
 
 
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Dos Santos-Velasquez today, Dos Santos-Velasquez tomorrow, and Dos Santos-Velasquez forever

By Derek Suboticki, October 21st, 2013  [I tried to do way too much here and I'm completely okay with that. I'm writing about MMA again! - Derek] I’m worse than a TUF noob. That’s not a subjective judgment, either....