Zane Simon

  • joined Nov 26, 2011
  • last login Jul 11, 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

Paul Daley says UFC WWs are stallers not brawlers


Paul Daley is gunning for a second chance with the UFC and he's setting his sights directly on the current crop of top welterweights as to why exactly the UFC needs him right now.

Tweet of the Day: Mike Tyson messing with Dana


Mike Tyson took a plane ride with Dana White and decided it was the perfect time to bully the UFC prez a little.

Condit's ink nixed from EA UFC game over lawsuit


Carlos Condit won't be appearing in the UFC game, at least not in the way you're used to seeing him. In his place will be a doppelganger, sans tattoo.

Joe Ellenberger gets 5th debut opponent


Nobody has been affected by the injury bug more, of late, than Joe Ellenberger, who has gotten his fifth debut opponent, Bryan Barberena. Along with Barberena comes a new flyweight, a new welterweight, and another new lightweight.

FN Salaries: Diego Sanchez top earner, Bendo drops


Diego Sanchez was the big earner from UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov in Albuquerque on June 7th. Henderson walked away with less than half what he was making as UFC champion.

Welcome to the UFC Phillips, Case, & Lazaro


Two new lightweights and a new women's bantamweight have found their way to the world's largest MMA promotion.

UFC announces first Strawweight bout in history


Claudia Gadelha has been tabbed to face Tina Lahdemaki in the first strawweight bout in UFC history. The fight takes place on Fight Night Atlantic City on July 16th.

Pearson camp claims no drug tests for Jackson camp


Dean Amasinger, one of Ross Pearson's cornermen, is claiming that Jackson MMA fighters were not among any of the randomly administered drug tests at Fight Night Albuquerque.

Pearson to appeal Sanchez loss at FN Albuquerque


After a highly contentious split decision loss last weekend, Ross Pearson and Alliances Eric Del Fierro have filed an official appeal with the New Mexico State Athletic Commission.


Ryan Bader reads 'mean tweets' live on radio show

Check out Ryan Bader reading some less than glowing reviews of his fighting form while appearing on a local Arizona radio show.

Ali Bagautinov denies drug test failure


Following reports that Ali Bagautinov had been stripped of his titles and medals, and recieved a two year suspension from the international Sambo federation FIAS, Bagautinov has issued a full denial of any punishments or drug test failure.

Valerie Letourneau in for de Randamie at UFC 174

A former TUF 18 competitor has been tabbed to replace Germaine de Randamie at UFC 174, and Robert Drysdale, fresh off his drug suspension, has his first UFC opponent.

Sources confirm Bellator PPV buyrate over 100K


The numbers are in and they're better than anyone could have imagined. Bellator 120 sold over 100,000 PPV buys.


Bisping talks Le fight: 'I won't take him down'

Michael Bisping had a lot to say about his recent loss to Tim Kennedy and his upcoming fight against Cung Le in Macao. Most importantly, that this fight won't be a wrestling match.

Silva injured, Magny faces Monstro in Auckland


A fight that was originally slated to be Claudio Silva vs. Richard Walsh has now become Neil Magny vs. Rodrigo Goiana de Lima.

Wandy skips medicals, Belfort now fighting Sonnen


As he predicted all along, Chael Sonnen will not be fighting Wanderlei Silva on July 5th. Reports are out the Wanderlei has been removed following a failure to comply with pre-fight medicals. Vitor Belfort has been tabbed to replace Silva.

Welcome to the UFC Alves & Alexandre Jr.


The TUF Brazil 3 middleweight finalists have been announced and they are Warlley Alves and Marcio Alexandre Jr.

Ishii vs. Cro Cop scheduled for summer bout


Satoshi Ishii has his next big heavyweight fight lined up, and it's coming against former Pride Grand Prix champion Mirko Filipovic.

Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC 173


This is it! These are the answers. A bolt of lightning is struck the octagon at precisely 10:04 p.m. last Saturday night! If... If we could somehow harness this lightning... channel it into Bloody Elbow... it just might work.

Update: Welcome to the UFC Rob Font


A new bantamweight has signed with the world's top MMA promotion, team Sityodtong member, and CES featherweight champion Rob Font.

Jones yet to sign agreement for 2nd fight with Gus


While the UFC has announced a date and a place for Jones vs. Gustafsson 2, the fight isn't quite a done deal yet.

Welcome back to the UFC Naoyuki Kotani


Following nearly 7 years and a 13 fight winning streak, the UFC has brought back lightweight Japanese fighter Naoyuki Kotani to face Norman Parke in Dublin.


Glory 17 preview featuring BE's own

Glory put together a preview for their upcoming Los Angeles PPV, focusing on the undercard fight between Andy Ristie and Ky Hollenbeck. And it features breakdowns from BE's own kickboxing writers Fraser Coffeen and John O'Regan.


UFC makes unforced PR error?

The UFC released the 4th episode of their new video blog series "UFC Embedded" and it included a pretty fun prank between Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier, provided that you have a whole lot of context.

Ali Bagautinov banned from Sambo federation


Ali Bagautinov has recieved a two year ban from the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) from a failed 2012 drug test for the stimulant methylhexaneamine. The drub is also on World Anti-Doping Agency lists used by the B.C. athletic commission.

Masvidal vs. Cruickshank set for UFC on Fox 12


A battle of exciting lightweights is scheduled for the UFC's upcoming San Jose show on July 26th.


Renan Barao and the mysterious missing records

The UFC is promoting Barao's unbelievable 35 fight unbeaten streak, but does it really exist?

UFC signs Mexican prospects Puig and Arreola


The UFC has added another four new fighters, including two new Mexican prospects. Roger Narvaez faces Patrick Cummins at Fight Night Albuquerque, Tiago dos Santos faces Akbarh Arreola at UFC on Fox 12, and Juan Manuel Puig debuts at TUF 19.

Doorman talks on Renzo: 'carefully planned attack'


The reports from the other side of the fight are in, and to hear the nightclub bouncer tell the story, there was no misunderstanding between Renzo and him, it was just plain retribution.

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