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, where he also appeared regularly on "MMA Live." His work has also appeared frequently in FIGHT! and ESPN the Magazine.


Rich Franklin still welcome to fight in UFC

With his announcement that he's pondering a Vice President job with the Asia-based promotion ONE FC, Rich Franklin's fight future is up in the air. But as far as fighting in the UFC again, Dana White says he'll be welcome, ONE FC or not.

Travis Browne breaks hand, rib against Werdum

In what was a heavyweight title eliminator at UFC on FOX 11, Travis Browne suffered a broken hand and 'maybe' a broken rib in his unanimous decision loss to Fabricio Werdum.

UFC on FOX 11 undercard live blog

Keep up with the UFC on FOX 11 undercard blog for early action from the Amway Center on Saturday night in Orlando, Fla.

UFC on FOX 11 weigh-ins: All fighters make weight

The heavyweight title eliminator between Travis Browne and Fabricio Werdum is official for UFC on FOX 11 in Orlando. Both fighters looked good on the scale, and everyone on the card made weight.

What has the media done with Vitor Belfort?

Was it the media that drove Vitor Belfort into hiding, as Dana White says? That was worth pondering from Shaquille O'Neal's hardwood in Orlando.

Dana White less certain of GSP's return after ACL

What a difference a month makes. In Dallas at UFC 171, Dana White was convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that Georges St-Pierre would return to the Octagon. After GSP's latest ACL, now White says "I have no idea."

November UFC date in Mexico contigent on Velasquez

Whether or not the UFC heads to Mexico in November depends on the health of heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. If he's ready, the winner of Travis Browne-Fabricio Werdum will meet him south of the border.

Dana White’s resolve on Diaz bros: ‘Life goes on'

At the TUF Nations post-fight scrum in Quebec on Wednesday night, UFC president Dana White addressed the Diaz brothers' latest demands.

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.

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