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UFC Fight Night: Maia v LaFlare

Fight Night 62 Aftermath/Results: Maia Dominates LaFlare, Koscheck &...

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Friday Link Dump: Cyborg Signs With the UFC?!! (Sort of), Ronda Rousey Re-Ups, The Sylvester Stallone Kill Count Supercut + More


(The latest episode of UFC 189 Embedded, which features Conor McGregor in full-on meth tweeker mode and Jose Aldo threatening decapitation. This fight cannot come soon enough.)

In Search of Strange Brew… (MMAFighting)

Ronda Rousey, UFC Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction (Bleacher Report)

Conor McGregor: ‘I Will at Least Triple’ Ronda Rousey’s PPV Buys’ (Bloody Elbow)

Dana White on ‘Cyborg’: ‘She’s Going to Try to Make 135 Pounds’ to Fight Ronda Rousey (MMAJunkie)

Brazilian Commission Overturns Drew Dober vs. Leandro Silva to a No-Contest (Fox Sports)

Jim Miller vs. Beneil Dariush Booked for UFC on FOX 15 With Paul Felder Hurt (MMAMania)

Let The Bodies Hit The Floor: Sylvester Stallone Kill Count Supercut (ScreenJunkies)

The BBC’s Firing of Jeremy Clarkson Proves a Point About the Progressive Media (EveryJoe)

14 Inappropriate Quotes From Famous People (Radass)

Adult Film Star Yearbook Photos [Gallery] (WorldWideInterweb)

8 of the Coolest Set-Pieces in Video Games (The Escapist)

Jake Gyllenhaal Hits Hard in Southpaw Trailer (TIME)

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[VIDEO] Oh, This? Just Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo Talking Smack on Fox Sports Live

A mere…four months out from their featherweight title tilt at UFC 189, Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor are already being given the insult-laden media tour treatment. They’ve already received their own Embedded series, lobbed steroid accusations at each other in various interviews, and most recently, engaged in a bilingual bro-down on Fox Sports Live. It’s kind of unprecedented, really.

You can check out the entire cringeworthy interview above, which features such highlights as McGregor claiming to be aroused by the “beautiful aroma” of fear that Aldo is secreting (gross), or Aldo comparing Mcgregor to Scooby Doo (lol!). Honestly, it’s pretty difficult to watch two guys throw shade at one another when a translator is involved, but McGregor is the kind of cat who could sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves, ya dig?

Meanwhile…Demetrious Johnson sits at home playing Xbox and wondering when the damn camera crews are going to arrive already. :(

After the jump: The first three (or as McGregor would say, “tree”) episodes of the aforementioned Embedded series.

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UFC 186 Loses TJ Dillashaw, And Therefore All Fan Interest, to Rib Injury


(WHAT ARE YOU SMILING AT, TJ? CAN’T YOU SEE THAT *WE’RE* THE ONES IN REAL PAIN?!! via Getty.)

Perhaps the most shocking thing about UFC 185 was not the pair of title fight upsets that occurred that night, but that all of the fighters competing in said title fights even managed to make it to fight night at all. There aren’t many injury-free fighters like Jeremy Horn these days, to the point that the UFC is forced to abandon plans for a card containing just one title fight more often than not, or just cancel the card altogether. With UFC 186, they were attempting to do the impossible again, booking both the TJ Dillashaw-Renan Barao bantamweight title fight rematch and a flyweight bout between champion Demetrious Johnson and Kyro…Kyjo…some other guy.

What I’m saying is, we probably shouldn’t be that surprised to learn that one of those 2 title fights (the one we were interested in, more specifically) will no longer be happening.

Details after the jump. 

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Dethroned: The Top 5 Championship Upsets in UFC History


(Oh, this? Just the face of a man who knows he’s about to be chewed out by the Wheaties people. via Getty.)

By Scott Johnson 

UFC 185 was a very interesting anomaly in the world of MMA, in which two incumbent champions were dethroned by the challengers who were considered underdogs going into the fight. Carla Esparza was only considered a slight favorite heading into her fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk so the surprise there was minimal, but there weren’t many people expecting to see Rafael Dos Anjos topple Pretty Tony Pettis. Hell, most of us were already looking forward to Pettis vs. Nurmagomedov, but the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, and now the UFC Lightweight division has a new champion in its mix.

In the spirit of these events, I’ve compiled what I consider to be the top five upsets in UFC championship history. I have no doubts that there will be a difference in opinion as to which fights belong here or which order they should be in, but in the words of the great Oskar Schindler, “Fuck you, it’s my list and I’ll put who I want on it.”

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Fight Night 62 Aftermath/Results: Maia Dominates LaFlare, Koscheck & Baszler Edge Closer to Retirement in Night of Thrilling Finishes


(Photo via Getty.)

Fight Night 62 was one of those cards that, while appearing just abysmal on paper, actually turned out to be a rather entertaining affair. I mean, sure, the main card broadcast dragged along at it’s typical sloth-like pace — something that the UFC desperately needs to change but sadly never will — and the main event wasn’t exactly the kind of barnburner we’ve come to expect from a Demian Maia fight (sarcasm), but Fight Night 62 more than made up for its lack of name power with exciting finishes. It was also a card that signaled the (competitive) end of at least two MMA careers and the possible resurgence of another, so join us after the jump for a full breakdown of what went down in Rio over the weekend.

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Friday Link Dump: Can One-Dimensional Fighters Thrive in the UFC?, The UFC 189 Press Conference, Ultimate NCAA Buzzer Beaters + More


(“Oh hey Conor, didn’t see you sitting there-GO FUCK YASELF.”)

The Question: Can a 1-Dimensional Fighter Still Thrive in the UFC? (Bleacher Report)

10 reasons to watch Spring Break MMA, or Titan FC 33 and UFC Fight Night 62 (MMAJunkie)

VIDEO: UFC 189 World Tour Press Conference (MMAFighting)

Randy Couture Roast: ‘His Fighting is a Little Better Than His Marital Record’ (BloodyElbow)

UFC Books Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye Bantamweight Title Eliminator for June (MMA Mania)

New ‘Insidious: Chapter 3? Trailer Is More Insidiousier Than You Even Thought Possible (Screen Junkies)

Is Pro-Gaming A Sport? (Ed note: No, no it is not.) (TheEscapist)

Jaime Pressly Has a Long Career of Being Sexy (39 Pics) (Radass)

Benevolent Sexism: A Sheepdog In Wolf’s Clothing (EveryJoe)

The Ultimate NCAA Tournament Buzzer Beaters Compilation (WorldWideInterweb)

“Animals of Tumblr” Are Hilarious (Pop Hangover)

10 Things Women Should Not Do on a First Date (MadeMan)

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Six Things More Likely to Occur Than Ronda Rousey Losing To Bethe Correia


(Props: Fox Sports)

By CP Reader Ramsey O’Shea

If the circulating reports have any truth to them, it looks like Ronda Rousey will make her next title defense against Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190 on August 1st. According to my local gambling expert, Vegas oddsmakers should list Rousey as something around a kajillion-to-one favorite over her Brazilian opponent out of the gate, a betting line which will only continue to swing in Rousey’s favor as fight night approaches.

This is not what you’d call a gambler’s paradise, folks, so much so that I asked the top statistician I know to punch up some numbers and find me a handful things more likely to occur than a Bethe Correia win at UFC 190. Here’s what he came up with…

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The Only Video Worth Seeing Today: Joanna Jedrzejczyk Arrives in Poland to Raucous Reception

In terms of the news cycle, today would be one of those days that we in the MMA writing biz refer to as “two ducks fucking on a rubber pond.” I never quite understood how that phrase applies to anything really, but the point is that it’s something of a dead zone out there. Sure, we could tell you that one of “the world’s most notorious UFC pirate” was finally caught, or that Reza Madadi is once again free to pursue a life of Snatch-like escapades, but you don’t really care about any of that, do you?

So instead of reading up on all that nonsense, why not just check out this video of newly-crowned women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk being greeted by a raucous crowd of media, family, and friends upon arriving home in her native Poland? Joanna might not have received the full fledged mariachi band treatment that Junior Dos Santos did after winning his title, but it’s still pretty sweet to see ”The Viper” (our new nickname for her, btw) doing anything but scaring the ever-loving shit out of poor Carla Esparza. Agreed? Agreed.

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Alexander Shlemenko Pops for Elevated Testosterone And This Sh*t Isn’t Even Funny Anymore


(Photo via Bellator)

Let’s kick off today’s “top” story with a classic Russian joke: What did the Alexander Shlemenko say to the dirty syringe?

“I must take you.”

Get it, because Ivan Drago said that once, and he’s Russian? I am criminally underpaid for this kind of material.

Anyway, the point is that former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko has tested positive for elevated testosterone following his KO win over Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 133 last month. Because apparently “Bellator drug test” are a thing that is happening now.

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Cole Presley Finds Balance in Inaugural ‘Shogun Fights’ Title Chase

By Chris Huntemann, Columnist

Ed note: As part of a new, ongoing series here at CagePotato, Maryland-based writer Chris Huntemann will be sitting down with several local MMA prospects, discussing everything from training regiments to what got them into the sport. Enjoy. 

When it comes to mixed martial arts, Maryland welterweight fighter Cole Presley couldn’t have picked a much better fighter to emulate than former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.

“I once heard GSP say ‘in racing you need a good driver and a good car. If you have a very good car but a bad driver, you’re not going to win the race. If you have a very good driver and a bad car, you’re not going to win either. So I have a good car and a good driver, which is even more important,’” said Presley, who fights with Clinch Academy in Frederick, Maryland, and is fighting for the inaugural Shogun Fights welterweight title on April 18 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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UFC 185: Pettis v Dos Anjos

UFC 185 Aftermath/Results: The King is Dead, Long Live the King

With UFC 185, we are once again reminded that no one in the UFC is unbeatable (except for Jon Jones) (and Ronda Rousey).

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Friday Link Dump: Live UFC 185 Weigh-Ins, How to Pronounce Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Crafting a Burger the Heming-way + More

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Gambling Addiction Enabler — ‘UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos’ Edition

Looking to make a quick buck off UFC 185 and donate to our Patreon (or spend on blackjack and hookers)? Look no further.

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UFC 164: Henderson v Pettis

At Long Last, It’s Finally “Showtime” for Anthony Pettis

Perhaps the most fitting word to describe Pettis is the nickname that is emblazoned across his shoulder blades – “Showtime”.

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World Series of Fighting Signs MMA/”Crime” Fighter Phoenix Jones

Let's hope his debut opponent is Afro Ninja.

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Ronda Rousey: The Cleaner

It’s a good time to remember that are there three guarantees in life: death, taxes and Ronda Rousey once again showing why she is the best female fighter on the planet

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Who Belongs In The MMA Hall of Fame? Part 1

As the history of Mixed Martial Arts solidifies, its defining moments become clear and we should celebrate the men and women who've brought us here.

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CagePotato PSA: Donate to Our Patreon Page and Help #RallyForCagePotato!!!

Head over to Patreon.com/CagePotato to donate and help keep the Potato Nation alive.

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Friday Link Dump: Details on the Bellator-Rampage Lawsuit, Four Strikers You Should Be Studying + More

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Hi-larious Quote of the Day: Vitor Belfort Thinks It’s “Unfair” That He’s Being Drug-Tested So Much

"I was tested seven times for my fight with Weidman. Seven times. Did they test my opponent seven times?"

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10 Reasons “EA Sports UFC” Is the Most True-to-Life Video Game of All Time

Bad judging and insanely late stoppages are just a couple features that make this game eerily reminiscent of the actual UFC experience.

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It’s Official: Burt Watson Leaves the UFC After 14 Year Stint

He ROLLLLLLIINNNNN!!!

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UFC 184: Munoz v Carneiro

Power-Ranking the Four Latest Stoppages of UFC 184

UFC 184 was the biggest reffing travesty since the 2007 NBA Betting Scandal, and maybe of all time.

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UFC 184 Highlights/Results: Ronda Rousey’s Lightning Quick Armbar, Josh Koscheck’s Face of Death + More

Poor, poor Cat Zingano.

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Gambling Addiction Enabler: ‘UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano’ Edition

Look at it this way, it can't go worse for the bookies than it did for Fight Night 61, right?

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“Gone In 16 Seconds” — An Animated Short by Chris Rini

Visual artist and rabid MMA fan Chris Rini gives us the inside scoop behind his latest masterpiece.

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Behold, the Worst WMMA Fight of All Time

Ladies and gentleman, the women's heavyweight division: Where the only thing that's thin is the talent.

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Thank You, MMA Gods: Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock to Headline June 20th Bellator Event

Bless you, MMA, and bless you, Bellator.

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Screengrab of the Day: Mickey Rourke Is Slowly Turning Into Your Aunt

Looks like Andy Serkis just found himself out of a job for the Lord of the Rings reboot.

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NSAC to Begin Implementing Intensive Drug-Testing Procedures…on NSAC

Upon the announcement of the new policy, the reinstatement application for refereeing on behalf of Josh Rosenthal was voluntarily rescinded by the applicant.

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