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‘UFC 190: Rousey vs. That Poor Lady’ Weigh-Ins Results: Everyone on Point for Rio

At approximately midnight tomorrow night, Ronda Rousey is going to run roughshod over poor, sweet, delusional Bethe Correia. We all know it, and anyone who says otherwise is a crazy person. But before they fight, they first had to weigh-in and stare longingly into each others eyes at the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro.

Suffice it to say, I think the staredown lived up to expectations, so check it out above, then head after the jump for complete UFC 190 weigh-in results.

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VIDEO: Is Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia The Biggest Title Fight Mismatch Ever? CagePotato Weighs In


(“Well, in my professional opinion…*fart sounds* *hums Batman theme*”)

Once again, our friends at Owned Sports have called upon us, as well as Zane Simon, Sydnie Jones, Erik Fontanez, and Tommy Messano, to answer the tough questions surrounding UFC 190. On today’s agenda: Is Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia the biggest mismatch ever?

While undeniably a squash match, we argued that Rousey vs. Correia lies in the Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen territory of title fight mismatches — a fight between an ultra dominant champion and a brazen, yet almost completely outgunned challenger which has been (underwhelmingly) sold using the classic “grudge match” storyline. That was until yesterday, however, when new evidence surfaced and proved outright that, yes, this is in fact the biggest mismatch of all time.

Check out the video after the jump, then head over to OwnedSports.com for more videos on daily fantasy sports.

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BTW, You Guys Should Give BG’s Final MMA Piece on Judo Champion Edith Bosch a Read


(Edith Bosch [far right] and Ronda Rousey [second from right] hold up their bronze medals at the 2008 Olympics.)

While we here at CagePotato are still mourning the loss of founding editor Ben Goldstein, we’ve been thrilled to learn that he has found gainful employment in the financial services industry (Ed note: What, actually making money for a living? SELLOUT!!). But before he leaves behind the barren landscape that is MMA writing for good, Ben recently put together what may very well may be his crowning achievement as a writer (his magnum opus on The 50 Worst Fighters in UFC History included): A 2831 word masterpiece/interview with Judo champion Edith Bosch.

Who is Edith Bosch? Only the last person to defeat UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in a Judo competition. How good is the article? So good that we’ve violated our “You Guys” ban in order to tell you how good it is, you guys.

Check out BG’s piece over at Owned Sports, and stay tuned for more content between CagePotato and Owned Sports in the future.

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Who (or What) Is to Blame for UFC 190′s Nonexistent Marketing Campaign?


(Photo via André Durão/Globo.)

By Santino DeFranco

Did Ronda Rousey anger the UFC gods, or is somebody in the marketing department getting fired?

What the hell is Rousey, the UFC’s cash cow up until a quaint little Irishman stole her limelight, doing headlining a barely advertised card in Brazil after about a thousand UFC events in a few weeks time? It makes me wonder if this is intentional, or if this is a marketing blunder.

Let’s put our tinfoil hats on for a bit and pretend like we can get to the bottom of something using pure speculation, and very little else.

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Here Comes A New Challenger: Matches to Make – UFC on FOX 16


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By Sam Stilson

All hail King TJ! This past weekend’s UFC on Fox show proved without a shadow of a doubt that TJ Dillashaw is the real deal. His obliteration of former pound-for-pound staple Renan Barão was masterful and effectively silenced all the ‘lucky punch’ rabble-rousers.

In addition to the main event, we got a Fight of the Year candidate, a new(old) women’s bantamweight challenger and an odd, yet refreshing display of MMA sportsmanship, on national TV no less.

So what’s next for our main card competitors? Let’s play ‘Being Joe Silva.’

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VIDEO: CagePotato Breaks Down Which UFC 190 Heavyweight Has the Brightest Future Prospects for ‘Owned Sports’

Believe it or not, there are actually sports entities out there who value — or are at least willing to put up with — our opinions on MMA-related matters. I know, right? I’m just as shocked as you.

In any case, CagePotato managing editor (and lone remaining member of the Old & New Dads Alliance™), Jared Jones, recently appeared alongside Erik Fontanez of MMA Hot Sauce/MMAWeekly and Tommy Messano of MiddleEasy to break down UFC 190, and more specifically, which of the four heavyweights competing on the main card have the brightest future prospects, as part of an ongoing series for Owned Sports. As you can expect, our taek was equal parts hot and nonsense.

Check out the video above, make fun of my hair/face/attire, and while you’re at it, swing over to OwnedSports.com for more videos on daily fantasy sports.

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UFC on FOX 16 Highlights/Results: Dillashaw Puts the Stamp on Barao, Tate Earns Another Shot at Rousey + More


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It’s hard to a remember a more meteoric rise to absolute dominance than that of TJ Dillashaw, the TUF 14 runner up who will almost certainly find himself in those ever-coveted “pound-for-pound” talks following his brilliant performance against Renan Barao at UFC on FOX 16 last Saturday.

To think that, a little over a year ago, Dillashaw was being given no chance against the former “pound-for-pound” king when they first clashed in the cage is almost absurd given his pair of performances against Barao. And in the rematch, Dillashaw was arguably even more impressive, eating almost everything his Brazilian rival could throw at him while returning fire with a fury. Dillashaw’s footwork was incredible, his combinations video game-esque, and his accuracy reminiscent of early Anderson Silva. How Barao was able to withstand the final flurry that came in the 4th round was a credit to his chin, his heart, and the abnormally slow hand of Herb Dean.

Elsewhere on the FOX 16 card, Miesha Tate overcame an early onslaught, Edson Barboza and Paul Felder threw spinning sh*t, and Joe Lauzon auditioned for his post-fight career as a referee, so check out all the highlights after the jump.

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Friday Link Dump: UFC on FOX 16 Weigh-Ins, CM Punk Talks MMA Debut, Funny Moments in Graffiti History + More

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McGregor or Not, It’s Time for the UFC to Put ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ on Hiatus

By Chris Huntemann, Columnist

Forrest Griffin. Stephan Bonnar. Rashad Evans. Michael Bisping.

Colton Smith. Eddie Gordon. Corey Anderson. Davey Grant.

Which of these groups doesn’t belong? Well, actually, they both belong. But that’s part of the problem. These fighters are all winners of The Ultimate Fighter. (Except for Bonnar, of course, who did more for the show in his loss to Griffin at the end of the first season than the entire second group combined.)

While the first group of fighters have enjoyed tremendous success in the UFC – winning world titles and in Griffin and Bonnar’s case, becoming Hall of Famers – the second group have barely made a dent in the UFC, and Smith was released outright after three straight losses.

The first season of The Ultimate Fighter saved the UFC from certain demise, and the first few seasons churned out incredible talent like the aforementioned fighters, as well as other stalwarts like Matt Serra, Nate Diaz, Ryan Bader and Roy Nelson. While later incarnations of the show have produced promising fighters like Tony Ferguson and a champion in UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw, by and large the quality of talent has dropped dramatically over the last few seasons.

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Jose Aldo Is Threatening to Sue Chael Sonnen and the UFC for Defamation, Apparently


(Aldo, seen here checking out his new fighter kit.)

While Jose Aldo has never been one to mince words with the UFC brass, the idea that he might actually bring legal action against his employers has never been something we considered with much gravitas. That is…UNTIL NOW. MAYBE. (Probably not).

See, when Aldo was forced to withdraw from UFC 189 with what was at first being called a fractured rib, the UFC — as it so often does — went into something of a panic mode, stating that the featherweight champion’s rib was *not* fractured and bringing in their own team of doctors to dispute the seriousness his injury. Dana White took things a step further in claiming that Aldo’s “fear of making weight” was behind his withdrawal from UFC 189, a sentiment which Chael Sonnen more or less echoed while questioning Aldo’s injury on his podcast, You’re Welcome.

During the most recent episode of Sonnen’s aforementioned podcast, however, the former middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger revealed that his speculation could land him (and his former promotion) in some (more) legal trouble if he didn’t shut up about it already.

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UFC Fight Night: MacDonald v Saffiedine

Legendary Cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran Fired by UFC Following Anti-Reebok Comments

At some point, fans, fighters, and everyone else employed by "the world's premiere martial arts organization" has got to ask themselves: How far is too far?

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VIDEO: Christy Mack Breaks Down While Detailing War Machine Assault on HBO’s ‘Real Sports’

Let's hope that this special will serve as the intervention that MMA (and all professional sports, really) has long needed regarding its fighters and violence outside of the cage.

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Nick Diaz Sentenced to HARD TIME in Jail for String of DUI’s

With any luck, we'll be seeing Diaz back in the cage by 2016, where he will fight Brock Lesnar, lose by unanimous decision, and then get popped for marijuana metabolites.

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UFC Fight Night: Bisping v Leites

Fight Night 72 Results: Bisping Outpoints Leites, Dunham Tops Pearson, Duffy Continues to Wow + More

The UFC Pane Trane™ kept rolling this weekend, delivering an afternoon of solid fights from Glasgow, Scotland.

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Fight University Breakdown: ‘UFC Fight Night 72 — Leites vs. Bisping’

Former UFC fighter Santino DeFranco returns with this exclusive preview of Fight Night Glasgow's main event.

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Meanwhile, in Boxing: A Mexican Politician With Pec Implants Fought the Most Bogus Fight Ever

Nothing MMA can ever accomplish will hold a candle to the absolute insanity you are about to witness.

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VIDEO: Ronda Rousey Wins “Best Fighter” at ESPY’s, Uses Opportunity to Blast Floyd Mayweather

"I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once." #BOOMHEADSHOT

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Fight Night 71 Highlights/Results: Mir Sleeps Duffee, El Cucuy Carves Up Thomson, Holm Underwhelms Again + More

We think it's safe to declare 2015 as the year of "The Old School Heavyweight."

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UFC 189: Nelson v Thatch

Here Comes A New Challenger: Matches to Make – UFC 189

Now that the glow has faded and we've all had some time to decompress, let's look forward to what might be next for Saturday's main card competitors.

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Fedor Emelianenko Is Unretiring!! Fedor is Unretiring!!! FEDOR IS UNRETIRING!!!!!!

"For every athlete it is very important to be able to engage in their favorite thing: give all the best in training, performing in competitions, defending the honor of the motherland."

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TUF 21 Finale Highlights/Results: Wonderboy KTFO’s Ellenberger, Waterson, Masvidal Score Big Wins

Gee golly, that Wonderboy Thompson sure can do some fancy things with his legs, can't he?

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UFC 189 Aftermath: For Slavery Fled, O Glorious Dead, When You Fell in the Foggy Dew

UFC 189 was the kind of event that made us remember why we've stuck by this sport as its biggest promotion has made one disastrous decision after another.

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Friday Link Dump: Catch the UFC 189 Weigh-Ins LIVE Right Here Starting at 7 p.m. EST

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Gambler’s Gambit: ‘UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor’

Former UFC fighter Santino DeFranco gives his thoughts on where to place your money at UFC 189 this weekend.

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CagePotato Presents: A Fight University Breakdown of ‘UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor’ — Starring Santino DeFranco!

TUF 9 alum and Bodog/King of the Cage vet Santino DeFranco gives us an exclusive breakdown of UFC 189's hotly-anticipated main event.

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GIF of the Year Candidate: One FC Flyweight Ze Wu’s Transcendent, Flying Cartwheel Groin Stomp

Never before have we ever seen an illegal blow so simultaneously devastating and... beautiful.

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UFC 189: A Complete A-to-Z Preview

B is for Beef, I is for Ireland, S is for Sinead O'Connor...

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VIDEO: This Epic Movie Fight Scene Compilation Hits Harder Than a Cobra Kai Kick

How f*cking badass is Donnie Yen? Seriously, someone explain it to me mathematically or something.

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Brittney Palmer’s Husband Charged With Attempted Murder Following Struggle in LA Home

Palmer says during the fight Zalewski scratched his own arms and yelled ... "Why are you making me do this? I just wanted you to love me."

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Hot Potato: 16 Photos of Arius/Gallus FC Ring Girl Jess Mao

Jess Mao is a 28-year-old model/ring girl with over 10 years of MMA training under her belt. As you might've guessed, she is extremely attractive.

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