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McKinley B. Noble

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Sports Writer & Tech Journalist. UFC Rankings Police. Seen at PC World, Macworld, GamePro, 1UP, GamesBeat, Cox Sports, MMA Owl, Bleacher Report, CNN, and The Los Angeles Times.

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UFC Champ Ronda Rousey on CM Punk: 'He's So Sexy'

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(Source via LayzieTheSavage) CM Punk may be leaving the WWE, but he'll likely have more time to train his MMA game with his biggest fangirl, UFC champion Ronda Rousey. Don't get jealous, AJ Lee.

AJ Lee Soars While the Bella Twins Race to Bottom

In four minutes of airtime on this past Monday's Raw, the very best and the very worst of WWE's Divas division was on display.

Opinion: Is Frankie Edgar The Next Tito Ortiz?

UFC 162's Frankie Edgar is teetering on the edge of making bad mixed martial arts (MMA) history, one loss away from becoming the first-ever former champion to drop four consecutive bouts inside the...

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How SB Nation United Should Look (IMG)

Dear SB Nation: 'Posted this over at MMA Mania, but wanted more people to see it. At best, this took me about an hour or so. (Click to enlarge.) Summarily, I tried to solve these following...

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One Simple Way To Fix SB Nation United

Dear SB Nation: At best, this took me about an hour or so. (Click to enlarge.) Summarily, I tried to solve these following redesign flaws. There's no clear article heirachy Banner for...

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A Year Without Nick Diaz: How Will UFC's Welterweight Division Change Without Him?

[Image via assets.sbnation.com] All of us are going to have to get used to the idea that Nick Diaz is gone. It's a damn shame, really. Nick is in the prime of his career, and instead of mixed...

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Nick Diaz No-Shows Braulio Estima BJJ Superfight: Last Straw For Fans or Just Diaz Being Diaz?

[Image via cagereligion.com] Before the 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo was even halfway through, Twitter started to buzz with the news that former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz — the...

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UFC on Fox 3: Nate Is Good, But Not Better Than Nick Diaz (Yet)

[Image via cdn2.sbnation.com] At UFC on Fox 3, Nate Diaz beat everybody: professional MMA analysts, betting odds, and even his past weaknesses. After turning in one of his best performances to...

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Like it or not, Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey proves women's MMA needs attractive fighters

[Image via www.rondamma.com] If you paid attention to the fallout on the Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey conference call, a recurring theme reared its head regarding the way Ronda Rousey essentially...

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Diaz vs. Condit Rematch Puts UFC Welterweights in Unnecessary Limbo

[Image via cdn0.sbnation.com] Although Carlos Condit walked away with the Interim UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 143, the mixed martial arts world isn't quite ready to move on without Nick...

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Blame Game: Dana White, not Carlos Condit, screwed MMA fans out of GSP vs. Nick Diaz fight

[Image via photos.lasvegassun.com] Although fans may want to blame Carlos Condit for spoiling a potentially fantastic title-unification bout between Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz, no one is...

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Cyborg Santos PED Scandal a Great Yet Odd Opportunity For Ronda Rousey, Gina Carano

[Image via cdn2.sbnation.com] As just reported earlier this afternoon, Strikeforce Featherweight Women's Champion Cristiane Santos tested positive for anabolic steroids according to the California...

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Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal Results: Is Cyborg Santos a Top 10 Pound-For-Pound MMA Fighter?

[Image via www.tatame.com.br] Looking back on Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal, the card featured a lot of fights that ultimately didn't live up to the hype. K.J. Noons almost lost an easily...

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True Lies: Protecting Brock Lesnar's Image Undersells UFC 141, Overeem Bout

Is the UFC trying to market Brock Lesnar as something he isn't? One fan explains why he's not falling for the smoke and mirrors.

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Bully Beatdown: Sizing up Frankie Edgar after UFC 136 for his next match

Frankie Edgar has faced possibly the toughest challenges of any UFC Lightweight Champion in the history of the promotion. Now that he's trumped B.J. Penn and Gray Maynard twice, there's plenty of...

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Nowhere Man: Josh Koscheck faces a difficult future after UFC 135 and Matt Hughes, win or lose

Nowhere Man: Josh Koscheck faces a difficult future after UFC 135 and Matt Hughes, win or lose

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A Few Bad Men: Why Josh Barnett and King Mo should be folded into the UFC

A Few Bad Men: Why Josh Barnett and King Mo should be folded into the UFC

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Would Dana White Ever Re-Sign Josh Barnett If He Won the Strikeforce Grand Prix?

[Image via cdn3.sbnation.com] An odd mix of karma and justice has conspired against Josh Barnett, with help from nemesis Dana White. Even if Barnett defeats Daniel Cormier to become the S...

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Dana White's Burial of Nick Diaz Both Brilliant, Frightening

[Image via allelbows/Ether Lin @ Flickr] A while ago, I asked if Nick Diaz (and by extension, the Team Gracie "Scrap Pack") had outwitted Dana White by flirting with a highly publicized move to...

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Strikeforce Challengers 17: A Subtle Slap to the Face of Women's MMA

Why are two of the world's "Top 10" female MMA fighters playing second fiddle to a group of unproven male prospects? [Photo by Esther Lin via Flickr] Even if Strikeforce hasn't abandoned women's...

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UFC 133: Has Black House Management Ruined Lyoto Machida's Title Chances?

Lyoto Machida avoided an ill-timed fight against Rashad Evans, but Black House's Jorge Guimarães may have just ruined the Dragon's chances at fighting for the UFC Light Heavyweight title any time...

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UFC 133: By Turning Down Rashad Evans, Tito Ortiz Shows His True Colors

Rather than tackle a challenge befitting his status and legacy in the UFC Light Heavyweight division, Tito Ortiz has chosen to wait on the sidelines — much like Rashad Evans and Jon Jones have...

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Should MMA's Top 10 Pound for Pound Rankings Only Include UFC Fighters?

[Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez are two of the best mixed martial artists in the world. But judging by each fighter's absence...

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UFC on Versus 4: How the UFC Failed to Sell Nate Marquardt vs. Rick Story

[Image via a.espncdn.com] Declining ratings despite action-packed barn-burners have been a sore spot for UFC on Versus events since the beginning. It's not a lack of trying for the UFC, but...

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Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum Results: Werdum No Longer a Top 5 Heavyweight, But Neither is Overeem

[Image via farm3.static.flickr.com, original via Yahoo Sports] During much of the buildup to last night's match between Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem and "Emelianenko Killer" F...

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UFC 135: Why Jon Jones "Ducking" Rashad Evans is a Blessing in Disguise

[Image via www.jameslawphotography.com] In the long run, it doesn't matter if Jon Jones ducked Rashad Evans or not — the resulting fallout has lined up one of the best title contention scenarios...

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E3 2011: How Dana White and the UFC Won E3 for Microsoft

[Image via cdn1.gamepro.com] Lots of stuff was announced, revealed, or teased at E3 2011 this year. I've been talking about it with various people throughout the last 10 days, but to me, the...

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UFC Results TUF 13 Finale: Clay Guida Must Fight Miller/Henderson Winner For an Interim UFC Lightweight Championship

[Image via i4.photobucket.com] We've waited long enough for the UFC Lightweight Championship picture to sort itself out — the time is right for an interim title. Regardless of what people think...

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TUF 13 Finale: Scott Jorgensen Deserves Better From the UFC

[Image via mmaaddicts.com] Someone needs to remind Dana White and the UFC that Scott Jorgensen is one of the best bantamweight fighters in the world. Sure, there's a definite upside to being on...

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UFC 137: Did Nick Diaz Outsmart Dana White?

[Image via koshots.files.wordpress.com] Call me crazy, but I think Nick Diaz secretly outwitted Dana White. With the announcement today of GSP vs. Nick Diaz being signed for UFC 137, the foul...

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