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.


NAC hearing was full of gonzo fate-slinging fun


On Wednesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission granted Vitor Belfort a license to fight, and banned Chael Sonnen for two years. But did you see all the fantastic in-between?

For Noad Lahat, the real fight begins on Sunday


Noad Lahat -- the UFC's second Israeli-born fighter -- will fight Steven Silver on Saturday night in San Jose. On Sunday, win or lose, he will board a plane to Israel to fight in the bigger conflict.

UFC's first Irishman, Tom Egan, happy for McGregor


Though phenom Conor McGregor is carrying the Republic of Ireland on his shoulders, Tom Egan -- the UFC's first Irish fighter, who fought in Dublin at UFC 93 -- left his imprints on that success. He...

Poirier: 'I'll be McGregor's first real fight'

Following Conor McGregor's victory over Diego Brandao, Dustin Poirier is waiting in the wings to derail the hype. Poirier appeared on The MMA Hour and explained why he wants to fight McGregor next.

Conor McGregor gets 'it,' and that's something


Conor McGregor lived up to the hype in his homecoming bout against Diego Brandao in Dublin. He's got that...something, yet defining what it is exactly is hard. What is "it?"

McGregor, Nelson take home $50K in bonus money


After all the hype, Conor McGregor showed well in his return to the Octagon, scoring a first round TKO victory over Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin. The victory also earned him some...

Ian McCall fights on in friend Del Rosario's name


Since he came to the UFC, Ian McCall has suffered a lot more downs than ups, and his Saturday fight with Brad Pickett is a chance to unload some baggage.

UFC to meet with Carano Monday, confident in deal


The UFC could be on the verge of bringing in Gina Carano to challenge Ronda Rousey for the bantamweight belt. They will meet Monday to work out the details.

Nurmagomedov hurts knee, fight with Cerrone off


Reports that Donald Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov would be fighting in September were 100 percent correct, but the bout fell apart 20 minutes later when Nurmagomedov 'blew out his knee' in the gym.

For Donald Cerrone, it's all one big giddy-up


After his second round knockout of Jim Miller, Donald Cerrone had Budweiser and said he'd like to fight again soon against whoever. You know what? There aren't a lot of fighters like 'Cowboy.' He's...

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