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10 Reasons “EA Sports UFC” Is the Most True-to-Life Video...

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


(“Alex goes for a leg, gets a hold of a ghost that’s been haunting the arena, and huge takedown.” Props: Tommy Toe Hold)

By CP Reader Mike Kofman

While I may be a bit late to the party, I recently started playing the much maligned EA Sports UFC game. All I can say is, wow! What an accurate representation of what it’s like to be a UFC fan in 2015. Here are some of the highlights:

1) The Ultimate Fighter. You begin the Career Mode by creating a generic fighter who is cast as a member of The Ultimate Fighter. There, you proceed to fight a number of other generic, randomly generated, no-name fighters. It’s nothing short of brilliant how they managed to capture the very essence of being a viewer of that show in recent years. Kudos!

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


(Watson, seen here showing Flava Flav how a *true* hype man accepts an award. via Getty)

Rumors have been swirling for days that longtime UFC site coordinator Burt Watson had left the promotion following a mid-show dispute with management at UFC 184. While most of us were hoping that those rumors were just that, today brings the confirmation that Watson has in fact departed from the UFC after a 14-year stint as their “Babysitter to the Stars.”

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Power-Ranking the Four Latest Stoppages of UFC 184


(Mark, are you giving up?! I need a sign Mark! Literally *any* sign! No? Well, fight on then!” via Getty.)

By CP Reader Steve Hand

It’s hard to believe that a night which saw five fighters finished inside of three minutes could feature so many late stoppages, but such is the incompetency of the modern MMA referee (second only to that of, you guessed it, Frank Stallone the MMA judge). Without using too much hyperbole, I feel comfortable saying that UFC 184 was the biggest reffing travesty since the 2007 NBA Betting Scandal, and maybe of all time. And with that, let’s take a look at just how bad the ball was dropped over the course of the night.

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


(via UFC on FOX)

As Michael Bisping might say, Cat Zingano didn’t last as long as a virgin on prom night in her long-awaited title bid against Ronda Rousey last weekend, succumbing to an armbar in just 14 seconds of their UFC 184 main event tilt. “Alpha” let her emotions get the best of her, both in the fight itself and in her post-fight interview, and it cost her big time. My heart breaks for the poor woman.

Aside from it’s lightning-quick main event, UFC 184 also saw Josh Koscheck and Mark Munoz get choked within an inch of their lives, Holly Holm pick apart Raquel Pennington (sort of), and Alan Jouban announce his arrival to the welterweight division with a vicious standing hellbow. Join us after the jump for all the highlights from UFC 184, most of which totally aren’t in the form of illegal gifs. (*removes sunglasses*) (*winks*)

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


(Easy there, Dave. One second it’s doing your job, the next it’s a lawsuit. via Getty)

By Sam Stilson

Well if we learned anything from UFC Fight Night 61, it’s that MMA is perhaps the most unpredictable sport in the world. That, and Bigfoot Silva is slowing shrinking and will soon be nothing but an Easter Island statue made of glass.

The fact that 10 of 11 underdogs won last week has surely given some hope to the massive long shots featured in both the main and co-main events of this weekend’s UFC 184 card. But confidence is hardly enough when facing the best of the best in the women’s division (though this guy might disagree).

Let’s take a look at who the money-makers are for UFC 184.

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

By Chris Rini

I am dead tired.

My arm hurts, and my brain is nearly empty. After six months of thinking about nothing but a 16 second fight, it’s hard to envision tackling a new project. So instead of making more artwork, Cage Potato has given me the opportunity to tell you a bit about how I made this one.

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Behold, the Worst WMMA Fight of All Time


(Major props: takedownmma via  r/MMA)

Ladies and gentleman, the women’s heavyweight division. Where breaks are taken mid-fight to adjust loose-fitting sports bras. Where the referees don backwards hats. Where the only thing that’s thin is the talent.

You know what, despite what I’ve just written, I would actually like to applaud these women for their courage, commitment, and surprisingly impressive cardio. (I’m sorry, I literally can’t help myself.)

After the jump: Round 2. Yes, there is a round 2. Ish.

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


And there’s PLENTY MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM. (*cries*)

When it was announced that Bellator had signed Kimbo Slice after a five year hiatus from the sport, we were confused.

When we tried handpicking who he should fight for his big debut, we were cautious, but hopeful.

When Bellator broke the news that Slice would be fighting Ken Shamrock — 51 year-old, bare-knuckle boxing, security guard to the stars(ish) Ken Shamrock — earlier today, we fell to our knees and thanked the Gods, for a great blessing had been bestowed upon us.

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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. Props: r/MMA)

If you’ve been watching the excellent UFC 184 Embedded series thus far, chances are that you’ve been thoroughly entertained by the-GOOD GOD WHAT IS THAT THING BEFORE ME.

Captured by r/MMA user lrkr486, the Gollum-esque looking creature pictured above is apparently Expendables star Mickey Rourke, who we can assure you definitely isn’t, as one commenter suggested, “on the heels of a three week crack binge.” It’s more like an eight to ten week binge for sure.

Rourke told the cameras in episode 2 of Embedded that he met Ellenberger while training for a fight in Russia (which, LOL) around the same time Jake was training for a fight of his own, and the two have become buddies in the time since. That being the case, perhaps now’s the time for Ellenberger to gather Rourke’s other closest friends around and hold an intervention for whatever the Hell is happening to

After the Jump:  The first 3 episodes of UFC Embedded, via the UFC’s Youtube channel.

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


(We hear that if you play that song backwards on loop, it lines up perfectly with the Wizard of Oz, maaaaaaan.)

Disclaimer: Guys, I am really digging the articles you’ve been sending in, but especially these Onion-style pieces ala “Ultimate Roided Fucking Killers League.” Here is another such article that’s just as hilarious. — Jared

By CP Reader Scott Johnson

Off the heels of the major announcement made by the UFC last Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has decided to follow suit with a groundbreaking decision of their own. Beginning June 30th, NSAC will begin implementing a new drug testing policy upon itself in the hopes that it will curb the erratic, irrational behavior that has long plagued its decision making process. (See: everything from the past month)

The new policy will see representatives of the NSAC, which includes referees, judges and commission members, be subject to year round random drug tests as well as mandatory testing prior to any events or hearings. These new changes are expected to help to eradicate the poor decisions that have adversely affected all aspects of MMA.

“After reviewing the hearing that took place on February 17th of 2015, it was clear that changes needed to be made to ensure that the integrity and good name of the Nevada State Athletic Commission would remain intact,” said Francisco Aguilar without a hint of irony or self-awareness in his voice.

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Four Brief Thoughts on Josh Neer’s Gym Fight Video and the Ensuing Investigation

3) Mixed martial artists are not Bruce Lee and need to stop being treated as if they are comparable to him in any way, shape, or form.

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UFC 184: A Complete A-to-Z Preview

C is for "Card Subject To Change"

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The Myth of the MMA “Super Fight”

What are 3 potential Super Fights that can be made today? And what is the likelihood that they will happen before we are old and gray?

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The UFC and PEDs: Where Do We Go From Here?

The time is now for the UFC to take the lead in cleaning up the sport of mixed martial arts.

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Fight Night 61 Highlights/Results: Mir Obliterates Bigfoot, Matt Dwyer’s Superman Punch KO, + More

Twas not a great night for the betting favorites.

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Gambling Addiction Enabler — ‘Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir’ Edition

CP Reader Sam Stilson gives us the inside scoop on a card the UFC should be paying us to watch in the first place.

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In Defense of The Spider: A Speculative

CP reader Steve Lowther attempts to delve into the motivations of Anderson Silva, and why he did what he did.

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UFC 187: The Greatest UFC Card In the Past Few Years (And Possibly Ever)

Pray with me, Nation. Pray that this thing actually makes it to fruition.

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Game Changer: UFC To Implement Year-Round, Out-of-Competition Drug Testing, Advocate for Longer Suspensions

CHANGE!! IT'S CHANGE EVERYBODY!! CHANGE IS HERE!!!!!!!

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Live Stream: Catch the UFCs Drug-Testing Press Conference Right Here at 1 PM EST

#TheTimeIsNow for the UFC to take action. Join us to find out what they plan to do.

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ICYMI: NSAC Reveals Anderson Silva Failed His UFC 183 Post-Fight Test As Well [FROWNY FACE]

Basically, Silva was on a cocktail of drugs that would've killed all of Van Halen.

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The UFC: In Order to Rebuild It, We Must Destroy It

A longtime MMA fan laments the direction the sport's top promotion has taken, and how we can try to fix it.

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Fight Night 60 & Bellator 133 Highlights: Hendo Submits Thatch Toothpick-in-Mouth, Shlemenko Crushes Manhoef + More

WHERE'S THE KELLY vs. WALSH HIGHLIGHTS?!!!

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Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch — Complete Main Card Preview and Predictions

Most MMA fans would tell you that this card isn't worth your time, but there's plenty going on beneath the surface.

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Shipping Up to Providence: A Brief Conversation With Robert “Wreck-It Rob” Sullivan

CP Reader Chris Huntemann sits down with Bellator vet Robert Sullivan and discusses his recent win over James Murrin.

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Which MMA Fighter Will Test Positive For Steroids Next? A Completely Speculative Investigation

The juice is loose.

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Has the UFC Devolved Into the Ultimate Fighting Circus?

The purity of MMA is an illusion -- a shattered mess that desperately needs to be left behind.

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Anderson Silva Out, Big Nog In As TUF Brazil 4 Coach

"No way! This changes everything!" said the six people currently anticipating the fourth season of TUF Brazil.

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Gallery: Ronda Rousey’s Full Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Pictorial

Hot. Damn.

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What Was More Heartbreaking: Anderson Silva’s Leg Break or Positive Test?

One minute he's being hailed as the GOAT, the next he's being branded a cheat. This sport, you guys. This damn sport.

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