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Rainer Lee

  • joined Feb 15, 2010
  • last login Jul 24, 2014
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In Chicago, writing.

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The Cut List - UFC on Fox 12: Lawler vs. Brown

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This Saturday, Kyle Kingsbury, Steven Siler, and Tim Means may all be fighting to stay in the UFC.

Beyond the Octagon: UFC vets Garcia, Nakamura, etc

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Leonard Garcia stumbles on the comeback trail in his first LEgacy FC featherweight title defense. Plus, PRIDE maintstay and UFC veteran Kazuhiro "King Kaz" Nakamura continues his dominance abroad.

The Cut List: UFC Fight Night 46

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In one of the busiest months in UFC action to date, 20 more fighters provide grist for the ever-running mill that is The Cut List.

The Cut List: UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller

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Your ever-level-headed look at who's barely holding on and who's got it made in the shade heading into this week's upcoming UFC event.

Beyond the Octagon: Nam Phan, Hideo Tokoro, etc.

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Lots of action from around the world this weekend, featuring UFC, PRIDE, and Strikeforce veterans.

I worry about the new Bellator. You should too.

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Fans are welcoming Scott Coker to Bellator with open arms, but an unsentimental look back at Strikeforce raises questions about Coker's ability to drive fighters for the good of the organization.

UFC vet Neer cruises, Overeem takes a beating

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In this week's Beyond the Octagon, Alistair Overeem's older brother Valentijn falters against a local prospect and Josh Neer continues his winning ways outside the UFC.

The Cut List: TUF 19 Finale

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As many as eight mixed martial artists may be fighting just to hold on to a spot in the UFC, including former champ B.J. Penn. Addle-brained rationale follows...

The Cut List: UFC 175

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Whose place in the UFC is secure? Who's fighting just to keep their job?

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Beyond the Octagon: Travis Wiuff, King of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura, Etc.

While the UFC carpet bombed the weekend with fights, it was a relatively quiet few days on the regional circuit. Let's get things started with a bit of WMMA. At Showdown Fights 15, out of Utah,...

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Beyond the Octagon: UFC Vets Yagin and Nakamura, Former Champ Lyman Good, TUF Vets, and GOD DAMN OLAF ALFONSO

Another packed weekend. Jump on in, the fight results are fine (unless you're a big OLAF ALFONSO FAN). Tokyo's DEEP 67 Impact played host to a trio of name fighters, who came away with mixed...

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Beyond the Octagon: UFC Vets Kuivanen and Page, YAMMA Champion Wiuff, Etc.

Welcome, ladies and germs, to a belated edition of Beyond the Octagon. Please accept this small burnt offering while I settle into the ol' Chicago digs. First some late-breaking results from the...

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Beyond the Octagon: UFC Vets Go 0-4 at Cage Warriors, Plus David Loiseau, Chinzo Machida, and More

Big weekend on the regional circuit. Let's jump in. Chinzo Machida (3-2-0), older brother* to Lyoto Machida, finds himself on a win streak for the first time in his developing career after winning...

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Beyond the Octagon: Big Upsets out of Korea and the Return of Miguel Torres

Another busy weekend in name fights on the regional circuit. Jump right in, the water's fine. In the main event of Sao Paolo's MMA Super Heroes 4, lightweight Leandro Silva (15-1-1, 0-1 UFC)...

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Beyond the Octagon: DaMarques Johnson, The Thrashing Machine, and More

Welcome to a belated, on-the-road edition of Beyond the Octagon, coming to you from inside some fancy library in New York that only lends out classical music and ballet footage. How is this place...

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Beyond the Octagon: Brett Rogers, Professor X, WMMA

Headlining Japanese promotion DEEP's latest Jewels event, Takayo Hashi (15-4-1, 0-1 Strikeforce) captured the vacant bantamweight title with her third-round TKO of Shizuku Sugiyama (11-4-1). Back...

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Beyond the Octagon: UFC vets, "Ironman" Tamura

Happy belated Mutherfukers Day. I spent a good part of brunch trying to explain to my family what it means to be "butt hurt." I hope your holiday was equally thoughtful and productive. Segue! At...

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Beyond the Octagon: Akihiro Gono, Efrain Escudero, Che Mills, and Upsets in the UK Top Busy Weekend

Another packed weekend for name fighters on the regional circuits, especially in Europe. Let's jump right in. At England's Cage Warriors 68 this Saturday, Che Mills (16-7-0) took his first win...

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Beyond the Octagon: Melvin Manhoef, Teh Volkmann, and More More More *UPDATED*

UPDATE: Results are in from the DEEP 66 Impact show in Tokyo. To get us started, we have former UFC lightweight Mizuto Hirota (15-7-1), who took a unanimous decision victory over Daisuke Nakamura...

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Beyond the Octagon: Houston Alexander, TUF Castaways

A relatively slow week for name fights outside the big shows. On the other hand, though, counting the season premiere of TUF, the UFC aired a grand total of 41 bouts since Wednesday. And speaking...

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Beyond the Octagon: The Return of Cody McKenzie

Taking a confident step on the comeback trail, Alaskan specimen Cody McKenzie (15-4-0) fought for the first time since his release from the UFC last December. True to form, the submission...

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Beyond the Octagon: Minowman, TUF Vets, and More

Kicking things off this week, pro-wrestling magnate Antonio Inoki's latest IGF event played host to a number of MMA familiars. Early in the evening, EliteXC/Strikeforce/Bellator/St. Paul Civic...

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Beyond the Octagon: Notable Fight Results from the Regional Circuits

Every weekend, all around the world, fighters whose names you once saw on the fight cards of the UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, and even Pride continue to throw down. Outside MMA's bright lights,...

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Beyond the Octagon: New and Notable Fight Results from Around the World

Welcome, gentle readers, to a round-up of fight results featuring big show castaways and the notable journeymen we all (sort of) know and (maybe) love. Lots of action this past weekend, including...

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The Agony and the Expectorancy: Sorting Out the UFC's Latest Culling

Hello, friends. It's been a while. How have you been? Why, yes I have lost weight. And no, it's not a haircut, I just washed my hair last Tuesday, but thanks all the same. So, anyway, what's the...

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The Ultimate Fight Collection 2012 Contest: Notes for Eight Articles Titled The Ultimate Fight Collection 2012 Contest

Generally speaking, I have a hard time settling on an idea, so I sent an email to my brother, an MMA fan like myself, asking if he might provide a prompt for me. He gave me eight, and rather...

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Beyond the Octagon: Notable Fight Results from the Regional Circuit

Greetings, ladies and germs. Join me, won't you, for a look at those fight results featuring the big show hopefuls and Zuffa castaways that keep regional promoters in hair gel and blazers with...

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The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV: Best and Worst of the Series, part 1

As my ol' granddad used to say: "'Tis the season to bequeath informal awards to combat-sport-based reality shows!" And so welcome to part one of a two-part series wherein we gaze back more or...

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Diagnosing GSP

Defeating Jake Shields this Saturday, Georges St. Pierre defended his championship belt for a sixth consecutive time, becoming the longest-reigning welterweight champion in UFC history (Matt...

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Why Strikeforce Still Matters

So then, if it's not nipping at the UFC's heels, why keep Strikeforce around any longer than necessary? Well, I can give you a whole bunch of reasons: King Mo and Keith Jardine, Lavar Johnson and...

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