1. Strikeforce MMA: A Big Year Begins Saturday in Miami

    Though the biggest names the company has to offer won't be making their way to South Beach this Saturday, make no mistake about it—there is a lot riding on Strikeforce's first fight card of 2010...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 926 reads 20 comments

  2. Extending a Challenge to Luke Thomas of Bloody Elbow

    Recently, Luke Thomas of Bloody Elbow had a great deal to say about the mixed martial arts writers at Bleacher Report during a taping of the Jordan Breen Show on Sherdog Radio...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 500 reads 38 comments

  3. Anderson Silva: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    With his recent remarks about Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen inserted himself into a discussion he deserved to be a part of from the beginning...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 969 reads 14 comments

  4. Jay Hieron: My Time Will Come

    Jay Hieron is used to battling through adversity and coming back from difficult situations. Being relegated to the preliminary card for two Strikeforce shows is nothing for the last welterweight champion of the IFL...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 224 reads 6 comments

  5. Brock Lesnar: The Most Important Fighter in Mixed Martial Arts

    Set down your weapons—this isn't a battle between Team Lesnar and its numerous adversaries. At least that isn't the intention...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 2,202 reads 78 comments

  6. UFC Rankings: The Time Has Come

    Heading into a jam-packed series of events in early 2010, three UFC titles will be defended by champions who are viewed as nearly unbeatable, and each will be facing a challenger who has faced questions about the legitimacy of their contender status...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 691 reads 18 comments

  7. The Ultimate Fighter Turns Five: The Best and Worst of TUF

    Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Ultimate Fighter... Happy Birthday to you. Five years ago today, 16 relative unknowns walked through the door of what looked like a warehouse and into millions of households...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 415 reads 26 comments

  8. Dana White, Joe Silva, and the UFC Deserve an Apology

    During the last few months, the media has done a remarkable job of taking aim at the UFC and the perceived marginal cards the company has presented for pay-per-view consumption...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 1,224 reads 61 comments

  9. Herschel Walker and Strikeforce: Not All Attention is Good Attention

    Let's get one thing clear, right off the bat. See that picture? That is the only reason why a 47-year-old with either zero amateur or professional experience in mixed martial arts is being given an opportunity to compete with Strikeforce...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 989 reads 20 comments

  10. Junior dos Santos: A Heavyweight Study in Revisionist History

    At UFC 108, Junior dos Santos walked to the Octagon for the fourth time in his career. Two minutes and seven seconds later, “Cigano” had earned his fourth consecutive victory...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 694 reads 21 comments

  11. I Call Shenanigans: Chuck Liddell Never Ruled Pride

    The UFC has been known to exaggerate from time-to-time when it came to pushing an over-matched challenger on their Countdown series, or have Joe Rogan spewing superlatives during a broadcast, but this one takes the cake...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 657 reads 17 comments

  12. Gray Maynard: Merit Over Marketability (Updated)

    Heading into his Ultimate Fight Night 20 Main Event against Nathan Diaz, Gray Maynard knew that a win over the brash TUF 5 winner would most likely mean a chance to challenge BJ Penn for the lightweight title...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 329 reads 37 comments

  13. UFC / WEC Doubleheader: 10 Things We Learned

    1. Ben Henderson, WEC Lightweight Champion If anyone ever questioned why the newly unified WEC Lightweight Champion rocks the nickname "Smooth," all you need to do is look at this fight...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 409 reads 18 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 20: Punch Drunk Predictions

    To say I need a bounce-back night of picks would be a bit of an understatement. While going 4-6 at WEC 46 isn't all that bad, I've shown the kind of maddening inconsistency in my forecasting that gets a weatherman fired and a fighter released...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 332 reads 0 comments

  15. UFC Fight Night 20 Analysis

    Following up on Sunday's WEC 46 card, the UFC makes a rare Monday night appearance, landing at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia for Ultimate Fight Night 20...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 521 reads 7 comments

  16. WEC 46: Punch Drunk Predictions

    In the next 36 hours, I'll flip a coin 21 times. I mean....Beginning tonight with WEC 46 and concluding tomorrow with Fight Night 20 from Fairfax, Virginia, fight fans have the opportunity to ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 225 reads 5 comments

  17. Urijah Faber: Should "The California Kid" Still Be the WEC Poster Boy?

    In a recent interview with Bleacher Report’s Bryan Levick , Lightweight champion Jamie Varner had some choice words for his employers, questioning the seemingly constant push received by ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 944 reads 31 comments

  18. WEC 46 Fight Card Preview: Champions Collide

    By now, just about everyone knows my stance on the WEC. For those who don't, the quick version is this: World Extreme Cagefighting routinely puts on the best night of fights the industry has to offer, making them nothing short of awesome...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 300 reads 4 comments

  19. Made in Mexico: UFC's Efrain Escudero Talks Dunham, Junie, and Fighting Ghandi

    Efrain Escudero is on a mission. The winner of season eight of The Ultimate Fighter is out to silence the critics who say the show is more about marketability and drama than producing championship-calibre competitors...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 751 reads 9 comments

  20. UFC 108: 10 Things We Learned Last Night

    1. Rashad Evans MUST Use His Wrestling Over the first two rounds, the former light-heavyweight champion kept Thiago Silva off balance, blending his quick hands with powerful takedowns...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 1,367 reads 55 comments

  21. UFC 108: Full Card Preview and Predictions

    UFC 108 takes the stage tonight from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, looking to silence the critics. Over the last couple of months, injuries and illnesses have decimated this card, leaving few ...

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  22. Does Death of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Give MMA an Edge?

    While there is certainly room for both boxing and Mixed Martial Arts in the combat sports arena, the two will always be put under the microscope alongside each other; supporters and detractors on both sides ready to voice their opinions...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 3,345 reads 35 comments

  23. Keyboard Kimura's 2009 MMA Awards

    I couldn't find an actual kimura trophy, so this is going to have to do as we hand out the Keyboard Kimura Awards for 2009.In addition to distributing hardware for all the usual suspects—Fight of the Year, Submission of the Year, etc...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 652 reads 27 comments

  24. MMA Super Saturday: 10 Things We Learned Last Night

    1. The Embodiment of "Puncher's Chance" and "Anything Can Happen" Scott Smith may want to add "Head of Stone" to his "Hands of Steel" nickname, as once again last night, the veteran slugger ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 786 reads 18 comments

  25. MMA Super Saturday: Previews and Punch Drunk Predictions

    If you're a fight fan - and aren't taking your wife out for her birthday dinner - tonight offers a difficult, albeit awesome, dilemma: which of the two exciting events taking place tonight do ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 145 reads 3 comments