Brad McCray's MMA Articles

October 2010 // Quick Hits
The Strike Exchange

The MMA Market Fluctuates More Than the Dow Jones. Whose stock is on the rise? These are the four fighters we’re “buying” right now.   ANTHONY PETTIS   Everyone loves exciting fighters,but usually those spinning back kick guys are exposed in the cage. Not Pettis, who understands the “arts” in MMA and managed to choke [...]

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September 2010 // Quick Hits
The Strike Exchange

CHRIS LEBEN   Leben gained some serious steam with a pair of wins in 15 days. “The Crippler” TKO’d Aaron Simpson at the TUF 11 Finale and then slapped a triangle submission on Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116. Leben’s UFC status had been flagging (from main event to main card to prelims), but Knockout of [...]

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May 2010 // Features
The Prodigal Sonnen

Chael Sonnen has returned to the top of the contender list for the UFC’s middleweight division. Is he the man to put an end to Anderson Silva’s reign? There’s no doubt in his mind.   Fall in West Linn, Oregon. Patrick Sonnen is dying of liver cancer. His son, Chael, sits bedside making promises. Among [...]

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April 2010 // Names in the Game
Chael Sonnen Unplugged

Chael Sonnen can talk some trash. In addition, he runs a full-time real estate business and a high-profile wrestling club, owns the Northwest’s largest amateur mixed martial arts promotion, and is running for a seat in the Oregon congress. He also happens to be the number-one contender for the UFC middleweight crown and will fight [...]

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