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Chuck Mindenhall

Senior Writer

Chuck Mindenhall is a senior writer at MMA Fighting. He has been covering MMA since 2007, and worked as an MMA columnist for ESPN.com, where he also appeared regularly on "MMA Live." His work has also appeared frequently in FIGHT! and ESPN the Magazine.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Frankie Edgar by now a vet of Roman numeral fights

As Frankie Edgar begins the media rounds for his July 6 fight with B.J. Penn, one thing feels pretty clear: "The Answer" for sequels and trilogies is always "why not?"

Leslie Smith thrilled to step in on short notice

They took the scenic route to arrive at it, but Leslie Smith and Sarah Kaufman will rematch at the TUF Nations Finale, a little over a year since their memorable first fight in Invicta. For Smith, even on short notice, it's all as it should be.

Tyron Woodley cool with proving himself some more

With the UFC's welterweight division in need of clarity, Tyron Woodley (No. 1 contender A) sees UFC 174 bout with Rory MacDonald (No. 1 contender B) as something that was inevitable anyway.

Akira Corassani jumped at chance to face Poirier

Even if he had his nose busted last time out, Akira Corassani has won three fights in a row in the UFC. That's why he's ready to test himself against contender Dustin Poirier at the TUF Nations Finale, as he explained on The MMA Hour.

Might be time to roll the credits on Big Nog

If Friday's main event in Abu Dhabi told us anything, it's that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira -- the warrior we call "Minotauro" -- shouldn't subject himself to any more beatings.

Roy Nelson takes home $50,000 for POTN bonus

Roy Nelson made it worth his while to travel to Abu Dhabi for UFC Fight Night 39. The heavyweight scored a devastating first-round knockout over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and in the process earned $50,000 for Performance of the Night.

UFC Fight Night 39 live blog: Big Nog vs. Nelson

Keep up with the Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson fight live at UFC Fight Night 39 on Friday afternoon.

UFC Fight Night 39 live blog: Guida vs. Kawajiri

Keep up with the Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri fight live at UFC Fight Night 39 on Friday afternoon.

UFC Fight Night 39 live blog: Howard vs. LaFlare

Keep up with the John Howard vs. Ryan LaFlare fight live at UFC Fight Night 39 on Friday afternoon.

UFC Fight Night 39 live blog: Nijem vs. Dariush

Keep up with the Ramsey Nijem vs. Beneil Dariush fight live at UFC Fight Night 39 on Friday afternoon.

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