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Zane Simon

  • joined Nov 26, 2011
  • last login Aug 30, 2014
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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

Bocek: ' UFC is kind of against drug testing'

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Since his retirement, Mark Bocek has been sharing his thoughts on performance enhancing drugs in MMA and he's not painting a very pretty picture.

UFC signs RFA HW champ Josh "Cuddly Bear" Copeland

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A new heavyweight prospect makes his way to the UFC, with the signing of RFA champion Joshua "Cuddly Bear" Copeland.

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Watch Palomino's crushing KO from WSOF 12

Check out the highlights of Luis Palomino's beautifully executed knockout of Lewis Gonzalez from WSOF 12.

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Cormier on brawl: 'It's not a proud moment for me'

Daniel Cormier appeared on Inside MMA to talk about his upcoming, and recent, fights against Jon Jones.

Ongoing rib injury scraps Faber from Saitama card

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A rib Injury suffered in his recent bout with Alex Cacers has scrapped Urijah Faber from his fight with Masanori Kanehara in Japan, but Caceres is stepping in as his replacement on the card.

'Panther' injured, Ponzinibbio gets new opponent

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Sergio Moraes has been forced out of his bout with Santiago Ponzinibbio and will be replaced by newcomer Wendell Oliveira.

Jones on being 'fake': 'I have a job to do'

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Daniel Cormier called out Jon Jones for flipping the switch on their recent ESPN apology following their presser brawl. But as far as Jones is concerned, he's just doing his job.

Nelson vs. Story to headline Stockholm card

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Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story will both make reasonably quick turnarounds to face off as the headliners of the UFC's trip to Stockholm, Sweden on October 4th.

Buakaw issues public apology for dog abuse video

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Kickboxing and Muay Thai star Buakaw Banchamek issued an apology over Instagram following the backlash from a video of him abusing a puppy.

Welcome to the UFC, Ticman & Saenz

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The UFC has signed KOTC flyweight champion Frankie Saenz and Kings MMA prospect Nolan Ticman for a short notice bantamweight bout on their August 16th card in Bangor, Maine.

Killa B is back in the UFC!

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Ben Saunders returns to Zuffa after four years and 11 fights on the outside. Most of his time was spent with Bellator, where he put up a 7-3 record in 3 tournament runs. Saunders was released by...

Welcome to the UFC, Kailin Curran

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A new strawweight makes her way to the UFC's ranks, with the signing of undefeated Reign MMA prospect Kailin Curran. She debuts against Paige VanZant in Halifax this October.

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MMA Vivisection: WSOF 12

Fresh meat in the locker room, as Victor Rodriguez joins Zane Simon to talk about WSOF 12: Palomino vs. Gonzalez on a very special Vivisection episode.

Penn on Dolce: 'I would never hire him again'

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BJ Penn had a lot to say about his recent fight with Frankie Edgar, including his new standup style and training camp, weight cut, and retirement plans. But his most decisive words were saved for...

UFC vows 'ramifications' for Jones/Cormier scrap

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The UFC's Chief Legal Officer, Keith Hendrick has stated that 'there are going to be ramifications' following the press conference brawl between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier.

SMMAF dissolves pro-committee after CWFC fiasco

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Following talk of favoritism and possible collussion in the SMMAF's approval process in the wake of a failed bid by Cage Warriors to hold an event in Stockholm Sweden, the SMMAF has decided to...

Report: NSAC threatens Sonnen over Metamoris bout

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It looks like the NSAC is attempting to drive Sonnen not just out of the fight game, but out of anything that even looks similar to fighting. They're threatening the ex-UFC fighter with fines of...

Reglatory problems push CWFC out of Sweden

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The Swedish MMA Federation recently threw up a strange roadblock in Cage Warriors quest to put on their first event in the country, failing to approve 80% of their main card. In response, Cage...

Video: Jones cut in training, stitches required

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Jon Jones is still on track to meet Daniel Cormier late next month at UFC 178, but he'll be carrying a new scar into the cage with him. It's the result of a cut over his eye, suffered while training.

Teixeira returns against Davis this Fall

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Glover Teixeira has verbally agreed to a bout with Phil Davis sometime this fall, possibly at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro.

Drysdale and Casey fail post fight drug tests

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Kevin Casey has failed his post fight drug test, for the steroid drostanolone, following his UFC 175 win over Bubba Bush. Joining him is Robert Drysdale, with his second failed test, for eleveated...

Silva vs. Diaz official for UFC 183 on January 31

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The UFC has booked Anderson Silva's return fight, still months away, against newly re-signed Nick Diaz. The two will face off on UFC 183 in Las Vegas on January 31st of 2015.

Report: Rousey likely focus of UFC uniform deal

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It sounds like, as the UFC's quest for a fighter uniform continues, that a deal may be built around current champion Ronda Rousey, and her status as the UFC's most marketable fighter.

Riggs return bout off after accidental shooting

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Joe Riggs won't be making his Octagon return just yet, as he's been removed from the upcoming Brasilia Fight Night card after suffering a self inflicted gunshot wound, after one of his guns...

Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC on Fox 12

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Young men make wars, and the virtues of war are the virtues of young men. Courage and hope for the future. Then old men make the peace. And the vices of peace are the vices of old men. Mistrust and...

Welcome to the UFC Masanori Kanehara

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The UFC has signed one of Japans top bantamweight veterans in Masanori Kanehara.

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Update: Manhoef gets no mercy in recent loss

Melvin Manhoef was back in the ring last week for a kickboxing bout in Spain and things did not go well for the power striker.

Welcome to the UFC Richard Odoms

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The UFC has signed another big man, with the pickup of 39 year old Legacy FC vet, Richard Odoms, who will face Ruslan Magomedov at UFC 177.

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Video: Team Fighting Championship from Poland

Sometimes you know a bad idea when you hear it. I'd go out on a limb and bet that Team Fighting Championships from Poland is one of those times.

Nick Diaz signs three fight UFC deal

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It looks like Nick Diaz is back in the UFC and he may be fighting Anderson Silva once Silva returns from injury. Either way, he's got a new three fight deal with the Zuffa promotion.

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