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Rainer Lee

  • joined Feb 15, 2010
  • last login Apr 15, 2014
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In New York City, writing on mixed martial arts.

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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 Robbie Lawler, Mike Kyle, Ovince St. Preux, Tyron Woodley, and Evangelista Santos.

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Cheap Seats: Inside the Chicago Cagefighting Championship

This Fan Post was promoted to the front page by Nick Thomas. Saturday, March 5th. Illinois is in deep cloud cover, awash with snow and icy rain. Forty minutes west of Chicago, in the town of Villa...

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Hard to Watch: Fedor Emelianenko and the Fall of MMA's First Great Generation

This Fan Shot was promoted to the front page by Nick Thomas. Tough year for the diehards. Tough for the old-schoolers and the true-blues. Tough for the midnighters, all of us who stay up to catch a...

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The MMA Enyclopedia Contest: "There will be no Pearl Harbor! Muhammad Ali has returned!"

Those are the words chanted by Ali's cheerleaders upon his arrival in Tokyo, Japan. Ali had flown across the world to square off against Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki in a prototypical...

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Big Questions: UFC 114

Is Rashad Evans a viable contender? Among the UFC's light-heavyweights Evans is, on paper, the most qualified to challenge for Mauricio Rua's belt. Evans is, after all, the only one among the likes...

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Big Questions: UFC 114

Is Rashad Evans a viable contender? Among the UFC's light-heavyweights Evans is, on paper, the most qualified to challenge for Mauricio Rua's belt. Evans is, after all, the only one among the likes...

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The Champ Arlovski, the Kid Ricehouse, Struggle beneath the Gateway to the West

The road to St. Louis from a rainy Chicago is wet blacktop, Interstate 55 stretching through fields of prairie grass, running past yawning barns weather-beaten and skeletal, like the bare ribcages...

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The Champ Arlovski, the Kid Ricehouse, Struggle beneath the Gateway to the West

The road to St. Louis from a rainy Chicago is wet blacktop, Interstate 55 stretching through fields of prairie grass, running past yawning barns weather-beaten and skeletal, like the bare ribcages...

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Big Questions: UFC 113

Though beleaguered with injuries and last-minute replacements, UFC 113 turned out to be one of the most satisfying events the organization has put on in some time. Replete with submissions, TKOs,...

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Suddenly Bananas: Dispatches from the Punch-Drunk Side of Our Fair Sport

For those of us who enjoy a touch of disgrace with our mixed martial arts, this past Spring has bestowed a windfall of weirdness and shame on our confused, collective head. Press on, dear reader,...

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Suddenly Bananas: Dispatches from the Punch-Drunk Side of Our Fair Sport

For those of us who enjoy a touch of disgrace with our mixed martial arts, this past Spring has bestowed a windfall of weirdness and shame on our confused, collective head. Press on, dear reader,...

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Savages of the Year: Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung

 This Fan Post was promoted to the front page by Nick Thomas. What makes a great fight? A Fight of the Night? Of the Year? We'd ask for something exemplary, a fight that we can hang our banner on...

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Savages of the Year

What makes a great fight? A Fight of the Night? Of the Year? We'd ask for something exemplary, a fight that we can hang our banner on ("MMA" it reads). A fight that shows off the best that mixed...

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That Kid vs. Ol' Grizzle

More than any other fight of early 2010, it was Strikeforce's middleweight title bout between youthful champion Jake Shields and Pride veteran Dan Henderson that hit the note: Boy vs. Man. D...

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That Kid vs. Ol' Grizzle

More than any other fight of early 2010, it was Strikeforce's middleweight title bout between youthful champion Jake Shields and Pride veteran Dan Henderson that hit the note: Boy vs. Man. Despite...

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Big Questions: UFC 112

The Edgar-Penn decision: insane or un-insane? Scoring Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn's championship bout 50-45 in favor of Edgar, despite Penn's clearly effective counterstriking campaign in the first...

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Big Questions: UFC 112

The Edgar-Penn decision: insane or un-insane? Scoring Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn's championship bout 50-45 in favor of Edgar, despite Penn's clearly effective counterstriking campaign in the first...

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Wing Chun Man Forever

In a small gym somewhere in New Jersey men gather about a caged ring. Dozens of hopeful bruisers mill around, shoot the shit and size each other up. They take their turns in the ring, one by one...

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Wing Chun Man Forever

In a small gym somewhere in New Jersey men gather about a caged ring. Dozens of hopeful bruisers mill around, shoot the shit and size each other up. They take their turns in the ring, one by one...

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Big Questions: James Toney Madness

In early January boxer James Toney began angling for a spot in the UFC. After weeks of internet posturing and at least one scuttled contract, a deal had, improbably, been reached. On March 3, James...

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Big Questions: James Toney Madness

In early January boxer James Toney began angling for a spot in the UFC. After weeks of internet posturing and at least one scuttled contract, a deal had, improbably, been reached. On March 3, James...

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