Zane Simon

  • joined Nov 26, 2011
  • last login Jul 13, 2014
  • posts 801
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I live in Seattle. I write about MMA and MMA history for Bloody Elbow and am the lesser half of the Old School MMA Review. I'm also working on science fiction and fantasy novels, and pretty much any and all writing projects I can get my hands on. When I'm not working I'm watching obscure film or reading comic books, sometimes I listen to things too. Contact me on twitter or email, I'm usually around.

Twitter: @TheZaneSimon

A Fan Of...

  • MLB St. Louis Cardinals
  • NBA Oklahoma City Thunder
  • NFL St. Louis Rams
  • MMA Wanderlei Silva, Rousimar Palhares, Lyoto Machida, Bas Rutten, BJ Penn, Sakuraba
  • Boxing George Foreman, Sugar Ray Robinson, Tommy Hearns, Marvin Haggler
User Blog

Aldo fires back at Mendes: 'Who's the real p***y'


Jose Aldo is taking umbrage at Chad Mendes' inference that Aldo may be "too fragile" to be the champion, and is lobbing some PED allegations back at the title challenger. Meanwhile other rumors are swirling about Aldo's withdrawal from UFC 176.

King Mo stepping back in the squared circle


King Mo faces his toughest opposition yet when he takes on "The Beast" Ben Ortiz at American Top Team pro wrestling... At least it's free.

Cat Zingano returns vs. Amanda Nunes at UFC 178


Cat Zingano makes her long awaited return to the cage where she'll face off against Amanda Nunes. The fight takes place at UFC 178 on Spetember 27, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Welcome to the UFC, Holly Holm


It's official. The UFC has signed former pro-boxing champion and rising bantamweight prospect Holly Holm to the 135 lb women's division.

Karate Hottie coming to FP with Invicta FC 8


Invicta FC has just announced the fight card for their 8th event and it includes two title fights, featuring atomweight champion Michelle Waterson, and a battle for the vacant strawweight belt. The wole thing takes place on Fight Pass on September 6.

UFC brass was considering Rousey for UFC 176


While they may not have wanted to make such a hamfisted public appeal out of it, the UFC had been looking at potentially headlining UFC 176 with Ronda Rousey after she defeated Alexis Davis.

Weidman, Rousey, Faber facing long suspensions


The injury suspension reports are in from last weekend's big PPV card, and it looks like three of the UFC's premier drawing fighters could be on the sideline for quite some time.

Welcome to the UFC Alan Jouban


The UFC has signed RFA Welterweight Alan Jouban to face Seth Baczynski at their upcoming Fight Night show in Bangor, Maine.

Tim Kennedy facing Yoel Romero at UFC 178


It looks like UFC 178 may have its co-main event as Yoel Romero has been booked to face Tim Kennedy on the PPV card headlined by Jones vs. Gustafsson II.

Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC 175 and the TUF 19 Finale


Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures!

Camozzi: Santos 'trained to hug me and stall'


Chris Camozzi had some sour grapes to turn into whine after his loss to Bruno Santos at UFC 175.

Invicta champ to fight Sara McMann in Bangor


UFC Fight Night Bangor just added a very good fight in the women's bantamweight division with the signing of Invicta bantamweight champion Lauren Murphy who will take on former title challenger Sara McMann.


Weidman: Vitor is 'becoming like a horse'

Chris Weidman had some less than flattering comparisons to make for potential future title challenger Vitor Belfort and Belfort's recently failed drug tests.

Jessica Penne official for TUF 20 cast


The cast of The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 has been announced, with 8 names being added to the official roster of fighters. In the new batch of signings is Jessica Penne, Justine Kish, and Lisa Ellis.

Two new Polish fighters signed to the UFC ranks


Welcome Lukasz Sajewski and Joanna Jedrzejczyk to the lightweight and strawweight ranks respectively.


Austin on Jones: 'I think he's living two lives'

Steve Austin stopped by the the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani recently to talk about MMA and just about everything else under the sun. He also had a few less than kind words for light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Hindsight: 20/20 on Fight Night NZ and San Antonio


All your life has been spent in pursuit of fight picks. Inside this article are treasures beyond your wildest aspirations. You want to see it opened as well as I. Readers, we are simply passing through history. This, this is history.


Ratner on Sonnen: 'We want to clean up the sport'

UFC execs Marc Ratner and Dave Sholler go on the record about Chael Sonnen's failed drug test after the UFC's show in San Antonio Saturday night.

Fitch becomes 1st athlete sponsored by e-currency


It's not bitcoin, but the founder of Nautiluscoin (a bitcoin-esque product) has decided to put his brand behind one of World Series of Fighting's top welterweights.

Akiyama, Yamamoto, Gomi slated for Saitama card


Three of the UFC's biggest name Japanese fighters have been slated for the UFC's upcoming show in Saitama on September 20th, along with rising star Kyoji Horiguchi.

Welcome to the UFC Scott Askham


One of the world's very best middleweight prospect has made their way to the UFC.

Woodley looking to wipe up Dong


Tyron Woodley has found a rather inauspicious promotional tie in for his upcoming fight with Dong Hyun Kim in Macau.

Ellenberger gets another new opponent... again.


Another four fighters added to the ever increasing UFC ranks as lightweight James Moontasri and flyweight Shane Howell step in on short notice, and Dodger Montano and Bubba Bush get picked up for future cards.

Killa B: 'I was visualizing my opponent was Bjorn'


Ben Saunders may no longer be with Bellator, but that doesn't mean he's not happy about Bjorn Rebney's exit from the promotion.

Davies recalls: 'Rickson wanted a million dollars'


Art Davies recalls trying to bring Rickson Gracie into the UFC 1 tournament field, and the massive salary request that closed negotiations quickly.

Thiago Tavares tries again for featherweight debut


The injury bug just can't stop biting Thiago Tavares. He's been scheduled twice now for his inaugural drop to 145, and both times he's had to pull out due to injury. Hopefully it'll all come together the third time around.

Gaudinot suspended 6 months for failed drug test


Louis Gaudinot failed a post fight drug test for diuretics, and as such is on the receiving end of a UFC imposed 6 month suspension. His last win over Phil Harris has also been flipped to a no contest.

Hindsight: 20/20 on the UFC in June


It's been about a month since my last hindsight article and a lot has happened since then. So I'm talking about everything I've seen from the last four UFC events and what it means going forward.

Salt in the wound: High suspended by NMSAC


Jason High has been given a 12 month suspension by the New Mexico State Athletic Comission for his shove of referee Kevin Mulhall at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov.

Notes from the Bellator presser


A brief overview of all the news from Bellator's press conference regarding their change of management and their shifting direction as a promotion.

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