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Luke Nelson

  • joined Aug 31, 2010
  • last login Jun 25, 2013
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On The Hunt, In The Mix: An In-Depth Evaluation Of Mark Hunt Vs The UFC Heavyweight Top Ten

(Warning: The following article is over 3000 words long.) I knew very little about either Mark Hunt or his fighting career going into UFC 144. I knew that he was an aging Samoan heavyweight with...

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The Vancouver Canucks And The "Grit" Misperception.

Trade deadline day is in full swing, with 8 trades involving 15 players going down by the official/unofficial 3:00 pm eastern time deadline. The home town team has made one trade, acquiring noted...

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Fight Watching 101: How (And How Many Times) Do You Watch A Fight Before Confidently Scoring It?

This has been cross posted from Head Kick Legend. The aftermath of the Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit fight at UFC 143 has seen some incredibly good fan posts around the SBnation community: My early...

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UFC 143: Does Nick Diaz Feel Badly For Carlos Condit? And Will It Cost Him Inside The Octagon?

A lot of good stories on Nick Diaz have been written in the lead up to UFC 143, making it difficult to find an angle that hasn't been discussed. We've heard about his fitness regimen and the...

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UFC On FOX: Has The UFC Botched Their First Two Tries?

This article has been cross posted from Head Kick Legend. I thought the community over here might have worthwhile comments. I was listening to the local Vancouver sports jocks on TEAM 1040 this...

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Title Writing: First annual UFC All Stars: 2012

Hey guys... I'm a new author over at Head Kick Legend. I normally do a series of articles under the name "Title Writing" from Monday to Friday, covering a variety of topics in the world of MMA. I...

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Title Writing: Jason Day No Gi Jiu Jitsu Seminar. Trip Report

Hello, I've been writing a new series of articles over at HeadKickLegend called Title Writing. For an explanation of exactly what Title Writing is all about, you can check out this post. I...

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The 10 point must system, must go!

After reading through the various debates and discussions regarding the scoring of the Dan Henderson/Shogun Rua fight at UFC 139, I felt compelled to post this.  I think that the debate about...

RVCA has a really cool mini-doc of BJ Penn on the road to UFC 137. It rivals any of the best...

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http://vimeo.com/30499139

RVCA has a really cool mini-doc of BJ Penn on the road to UFC 137. It rivals any of the best episodes of The Reem, so I highly suggest everyone check it out. H.T. BJpenn.com

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Poll: How many UFC PPVs did you watch this year?

* Disclaimer: Please do not take the insulting tone in the last paragraph of this fanpost too seriously.  I'm not out to challenge anyone's fandom.   So I read the interesting Ben Fowlkes article...

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Sports Entertainment or Sport? Why aren't more people excited for UFC 136?

Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard will meet for the third time in the Octagon this Saturday night in Houston, Texas.  They will be contesting the most difficult championship to win in all of sports: ...

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BE Civil War: Zuffa World Order Team Thread

After checking out some of the other team discussion threads it dawned on me that we might want to get one going ourselves.  We obviously want to start strong out of the gate and make the other...

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Just some questions for the masses

1. How many press conferences for UFC events in the fairly distant future have been destination viewing? 2. What do you think would cost more, strictly speaking in dollars and cents: A) replacing a...

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And so it begins: Nick Diaz skips 137 media event

Didn't see this posted and thought it'd be a nice little afternoon morsel for the rabid Diaz haters to chew on. I suppose that media for UFC 137 has begun, as it seems that GSP was at a press...

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Fantasy Matchmaker: Evans gets Jon Jones after all, Machida/Rampage 2

All right, Rashad Evans seems to really be in a bad spot now that his fight with Phil Davis has been lost due to a Davis injury.  I wonder if Dana broke out in a little smile when he heard the...

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UFC acquires Strikeforce: Numbers, Insights, (hint, HEAVYWEIGHTS)

I was discussing MMA with a friend last night and we were talking about the bevy of important fights for the lightweight division recently announced.  (GSot/Dunham, Guillard/Roller & Silver/Wiman) ...

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Do you have to lose to win? Undefeated champions in the post TUF UFC.

Okay, so we all know what is going to happen this weekend.  Shogun Rua and Jon Jones are going to go at it for the UFC LHW strap in New Jersey.  This fight has been broken down and analyzed so much...

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Received and Believed: Jon Jones legitimizing Buffer's Ali comparison with his pre-fight talk

"I am the greatest.  I said that before I even knew I was"  - Muhammad Ali "It's funny, I've been doing some autograph signings and I've been signing lately 'Jon Jones Champion 2011,' almost as...

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StrikeForce, Home of the Grand Prix

Dana White is a man who feels little pain.  Since he was installed as the acting front-man for the UFC things have generally come up roses for him at every turn.  He has presided over the...

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Showtime contract is for two years, but will the fighters wait that long?

We haven't heard much from fighters about this aside from some Randy Couture in the Josh Gross ESPN story and Paul Daley via his facebook. One of the things that came to my mind when I thought of...

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Increase the number of judges and add video monitors, Voila!

Watching fights is an awesome experience.  The atmosphere is charged even at a friends house.  If it is a particularly important fight the adrenaline gets pumping long before Bruce Buffer steps to...

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Pride Never Die: Shogun, Rampage the last hope.

As Fedor Emelianenko struggled to escape the clutches of Antonio Silva last night during the opening round of the Strikeforce World Heavyweight Grand Prix, I found myself thinking about his...

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Knocked the F*** Out: The ultimate argument against PEDs in MMA

After reading the other Luke's post on the acceptance of steroids in MMA, the one thing that stuck with me was the question all the bodybuilders who have used for 20+ years are asking: Where are...

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

I've been a professional sports fan since I was around 8 years old. I'm sure that many of you here would say something similar. My first, and still my greatest love, was Ice Hockey. In Vancouver,...

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