1. Missed Opportunity: Should the UFC Have Gone After Gegard Mousasi?

    You probably recognize the man on the right.At the very least, you've heard of him. He goes by the name of Fedor...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 1,170 reads 25 comments

  2. FWP: Josh Neer vs. Kurt Pellegrino

    Yawn... Not to take anything away from either fighter, but are you kidding me?How is this fight taking place on the main card of a UFC Pay-Per-View event? Thales Leites goes from "fighting" Anderson ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 248 reads 3 comments

  3. For Penn and Florian, UFC 101 is More Than a Title Fight

    When it comes to B.J. Penn, you either love him or hate him. There seems to be no in between with the fans in regards to the UFC Lightweight Champion. To a lesser degree, the same can be said about Kenny Florian...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 751 reads 0 comments

  4. The Best Man Doesn't Always Win: Taking a Look at Tournament Fighting

    Ah, tournament fighting.The system that was the foundation for the original incarnation of the UFC and remains a staple of both World Victory Road's Sengoku events and DREAM's fight ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 186 reads 6 comments

  5. Where Does Fedor Go from Here?

    During yesterday's conference call, the UFC announced the signing of two prominent names in the Mixed Martial Arts business.Unfortunately, neither was the named Fedor...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 456 reads 26 comments

  6. WEC 42: Under the Radar and Long Overdue

    With all the speculation and discussions of contract negotiations between Fedor Emelianenko and the UFC, not to mention a top-heavy fight card at UFC 101 the night before, a fight that ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 403 reads 4 comments

  7. The Bully, the Nerd, and the Cool Kids in School: An MMA Analogy

    Starting with UFC 100 and through the fall of Affliction, there has been a lot of talk about Mixed Martial Arts' assimilation into the upper echelon of the sporting world, it's coverage ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 348 reads 7 comments

  8. Cyborg vs. Carano: History in the Making

    Ten years from now, when MMA is still riding high as one of the most popular sports in the world and female fighters are viewed as equally-talented purveyors of their respective arts, as their male counterparts, one fight will serve as the benchmark...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 675 reads 17 comments

  9. Shouldn't You Be Thinking About Beating the Mustache Off Don Frye?

    Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal is one of the brighter prospects in all of Mixed Martial Arts. I'm actually pretty annoyed with myself that I overlooked him when putting together my Top 10 Prospects list a couple weeks back...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 503 reads 5 comments

  10. Fighters Lose in More Ways Than One

    Jay Hieron was all set to meet British fighter Paul "Semtex" Daley at Affliction: Trilogy.The former IFL Welterweight champion and member of Xtreme Couture had already put in the work ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 302 reads 3 comments

  11. Wanted: Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Who Will Defend Belt

    When Strikeforce announced that their Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem would be defending his belt against Fabricio Werdum on the massive August 15th card in San Jose, California, my first thoughts were, "I'll believe it when I see it...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 603 reads 9 comments

  12. As Affliction Crumbles, Dana White Wins Again

    Like it or not, it's time to give it up to Dana White.His detractors will say that he enjoys the failure of his competitors too much and while it may certainly be true, you have to give the guy credit for what he has managed to accomplish with the UFC...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 1,334 reads 17 comments

  13. Remembering Kimo

    I woke up to the news this morning that UFC veteran Kimo Leopoldo had died from an apparent heart attack.He was 41.While a string of problems including testing positive for steroids, a marijuana ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 1,176 reads 7 comments

  14. Marius Zaromskis: The Next Mousasi, a Mini Cro-Cop, or Mixture of Both?

    This time last year, many fight fans were unfamiliar with an Armenian-born, Dutch fighter known as "The Dreamcatcher...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 758 reads 5 comments

  15. DREAM 10: Which Paulo Filho Will Show Up?

    Bright and early tomorrow morning, DREAM 10 takes place from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.While the headlining acts are the semi-finals and finals of the Welterweight Grand Prix, ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 425 reads 4 comments

  16. A Warning to Kenny Florian

    I don't consider myself a B.J. Penn fan.As an athletically-challenged individual without any natural talents in the realm of sports, watching a guy like Penn coast along on the gifts he's been given sometimes leads me to hope his opponents smash him...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 725 reads 42 comments

  17. Why a UFC Super Heavyweight Division Is a Horrible Idea

    I promised that I would not write an article about Brock Lesnar until his next title defense, but I can't help it. Everywhere I turn there is an article about Lesnar...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 7,443 reads 40 comments

  18. The Best Month in MMA History

    UFC 100 and the post-fight antics of Brock Lesnar have the mainstream media paying attention.Pardon the Interruption has discussed MMA each day since returning to the airwaves following the centennial show in Las Vegas...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 363 reads 9 comments

  19. St. Pierre Still Reigns Supreme

    UFC 100 is done and has been analyzed to death, so instead of continuing to beat the dead horse by talking about MMA's ascent into the mainstream or Bob Ryan's ridiculous belief that soccer will ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 374 reads 18 comments

  20. Fedor Emelianenko: Supremely Talented, Surprisingly Unknown

    This is Fedor Emelianenko, the guy Dana White guaranteed would be in the UFC in the future and arguably the best fighter in the entire world.Up until Saturday night, a huge portion of the fight fans out there had no idea who this man was...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 623 reads 28 comments

  21. The Difference is Acceptability

    I'm going to keep today as short and simple as possible because I spent way too much time on this computer yesterday...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 150 reads 2 comments

  22. The 10 Things I Learned at UFC 100

    Sundays at my personal blog, I Blog Because I Can, have been dedicated to a little something I've called 10 Things I Learned This Week for almost two years...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 2,622 reads 75 comments

  23. Punch Drunk Predictions: UFC 100

    Enough is enough.For a guy who is looking to make a career out of his knowledge and insights into the world of Mixed Martial Arts, my record in the predictions department is pretty shoddy...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 427 reads 6 comments

  24. The UFC 100: Royce Gracie

    To me, it's only fitting that we mark the UFC's pseudo-centennial (this is really UFC 105, but who's counting?) by honoring the winner of the initial UFC and the greatest fighter in the history of the company, Royce Gracie...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 67 reads 2 comments

  25. FWP: Lesnar vs. Mir II

    I'm jacked up for a lot of fights on this card, but honestly, this is the mother of all fights for me.Why?Rematches are almost always awesome, and if things go the way that I hope, ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 194 reads 1 comments