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Hindsight: A look back at UFC events from several days in the future

Zane Simon leads you through his personal post-fight pathos (and occasionally elation) as a result of his pre-fight picks and expectations.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC on Fox 12

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 caution. It must be so.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC Fight Night Dublin

In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC Fight Night Atlantic City

The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it.

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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!

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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.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on the UFC in June

I've missed a lot of MMA action over the past few weeks, but what I have seen bears reflecting on. So, join me in a stroll down less than perfect memory lane.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC 173

This is it! These are the answers. A bolt of lightning has 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. This Monday afternoon, we're sending you back to the future!

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Hindsight: 20/20 on the Bellator PPV

A look back at the circus that was Bellator's first PPV event.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC Fight Night Cincinnati

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into Hindsight: Brown vs. Silva.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC 172

A trek into forgotten realms of the unreal. Journey back into the past for a look at UFC 172... last weekend.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC on Fox 11

Tonight's very special episode examines a run of very bad picks and what in the hell I was thinking exactly when I made them.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on the TUF Nations Finale

A look back at all the fights from a Wednesday night of solid, yet unspectacular, TUF action.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on Fight Night Abu Dhabi

I look back dimly into the past for my memories of Fight Night 39 and those moments of brilliance that were my pre-fight picks.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on Fight Night Natal

Join me as I try and fail to avoid talking about the elephant in the room, my pre-fight picks for UFC Fight Night Natal. Spoiler alert: They sucked.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC 171

The continuing hard life lessons served up by fight picking.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC Fight Night 37

Join me as I wander through the barren wastes of my memory in search of the oasis of insight fed by the wellspring that was UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on TUF China Finale

Come on over and sit down for the vacation photo slideshow that is my memory as I travel back in time to Saturday, March 1st and the Ultimate Fighter China Finale.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC 170

The time has come to tear up the stumps of my memory and see what fresh crops can be sewn from the seeds that UFC 170 produced.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC Fight Night 36

Join me as I dig through the loam, down to the bedrock of my short term memory to look back at my pre-fight picks for Fight Night 36 and how they were spot on... because technically you're never wrong if you don't fully commit.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC 169

It's that time again. The weekend has passed and the realities of Monday morning have given me pause for a healthy dose of perspective on UFC 169.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC on Fox 10

The battlegrounds have been swept clean, the cage torn down, the mats mopped and rolled away for another fight. Thus, now is the time for reflection on past expectations and the new realities of a post UFC on Fox 10 world.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC fight Night 35

Travel back into the furthest reaches of the minds eye, deep into the distant past of two days ago. There we shall find my pre fight picks, the wreckage of knowledge past, and sift through them for what treasure remains.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC Fight Night Singapore

It's taken a couple days but I've finally parsed fact from fiction and my pre-fight expectations from the new realities of a post fight world. It's the kind of clarity only face-punching can bring.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC 168

Come with me as I travel back, back through the mists of time to... last Saturday. There I will examine my pre-fight picks and try and remember the hours between 10 PM and 1 AM.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC on Fox 9

Another weekend of UFC fights means another time to toe dip into the pools of self reflection.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC Fight Night 33

I'm running down the most recent UFC card bottom to top, from Alex Garcia vs. Ben Wall to Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva at Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia.

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Hindsight: 20/20 on the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale

Another event has passed and with it another opportunity to learn. Hopefully I grasped something worth knowing from my tryptophan induced stupor.

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Hindsight: UFC 167

The fights are finished and as always there was a lot to be learned from the performances of UFC 167. I'll take a look at all the action and how my pre-fight perceptions changed.

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UFC Fight Night 32 in hindsight

Every UFC event I try and predict who's going to win each fight on the card. I do this with the accumulated knowledge I have of watching these fighters compete and without fail, after each event I come away with something new about each fighter.

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