Zane Simon

  • joined Nov 26, 2011
  • last login Jul 25, 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

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...

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...


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...

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...

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...

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.

Updated: Welcome to the UFC 4 new lightweights


Jake Matthews, Dashon Johnson, Ian Entwistle, and Dan Hooker. Four new lightweights will make their debut in the UFC at Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt.


Ellenberger: 'People give Robbie too much respect'

Jake Ellenberger spoke to Fight Hub TV about his upcoming bout with Robbie Lawler and he had some interesting words for his opponent, as well a less than stunning review of Lawler's last fight.


Faber on Ludwig: 'There was some friction'

Urijah Faber spoke to Ariel Helwani about Coach Duane Ludwig's departure from Team Alpha Male and why he wasn't sorry to see Ludwig leave.

Hindsight: 20/20 on the Bellator PPV


A head scratching look back at a unpredictable night of fights that made up Bellator's first ever PPV offering.

My Sunday at Fight Church


A few notes on the SIFF screening of the documentary Fight Church and my conversations with the directors and one of it's principal subjects.

MMA Movie Review: Fight Church


A look at the recent documentary film, highlighting the culture clash between religion and mixed martial arts.

Rebney says some UFC PPVs aren't fit for FS1


Bjorn Rebney is opening fire on the UFC schedule and the watered down PPV cards that are resulting.


KSW 27: Khalidov vs. Falcao full fight

Check out all the results and highlights from KSW's most recent MMA offering, including the full fight video of the main event bout between polish middleweight star Mamed Khalidov and former...

TJ Grant: 'Wow. Ortiz looked terrible'


TJ Grant had harsh words for the former UFC light heavyweight champion following Tito Ortiz's big upset win over Alexander Shlemenko on the Bellator PPV.


Bellator 120 PPV: The 6th Round

Zane Simon and Kid Nate break down all the action and it's repercussions from the biggest event in Bellator history.


Bellator 120 PPV: Mo vs. Rampage highlights

Check out the video from the main event of Bellator's first ever PPV as King Mo took on Rampage Jackson in the light heavyweight tournament finale.

Gif of guresome arm break at Bellator 120


Fabricio Guerreiro and Shabhulat Shamhulaev faced off in a battle of solid featherweight contenders and Shamhulaev came away with a gruesome injury.

Welcome to the UFC Gilbert Burns


Former BJJ and No Gi world champion and Blackzilians welterweight, Gilbert "Durinho" Burns has been signed to the UFC. He expects to make his debut sometime this summer.

Welcome to the UFC Josh Shockley


UFC newcomer, lightweight Josh Shockley, will make his debut against Jason Saggo at UFC 174 in Vancouver, BC on June 14th.

Shogun Rua car-jacked in Brazil


After a dinner out with friends, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua was held up at gunpoint by four armed men and robbed of the automobile he was driving, along with his money, and even his shirt and shoes.

Eddie Wineland considering retirement after loss


Following the first clean KO loss of his career, and his second broken jaw, Eddie Wineland is considering hanging up his gloves and focusing on his second career, as a firefighter.

Tito Ortiz voices support for fighters union


Ahead of his upcoming fight against Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 120, Tito Ortiz is talking about any and everything to do with MMA, but most importantly the prospect of a fighter's union.

Tavares injured, UFC signs Niklas Backstrom


A new addition to the featherweight division, top prospect and training partner to Alexander Gustafsson, Niklas Backstrom will be fighting Tom Niinimaki at UFC Fight Night: Berlin.

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