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

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

It would be hard to remember a recent event in UFC history (aside from some of those Fight Pass events held in the 4 corners of the world, which barely even count) that didn’t feature the graceful handiwork of Jacob “Stitch” Duran. The legendary cutman has been an integral part of the UFC for 14 years, both behind-the-scenes and in some special occasions, in front of the cameras — who can forget the scene after Forrest Griffin‘s upset of Mauricio Rua at UFC 76?

In a recent interview with BloodyElbow, however, Stitch had the gall, THE AUDACITY, to speak up about how the UFC’s exclusive apparel deal with Reebok was not only affecting fighter sponsorships/incomes, but those of cutmen as well. He did this calmly, succinctly, and without any ire aimed at the UFC, LIKE A REAL ASSHOLE, stating that the loss of sponsorships and lack of compensation might force him to “start looking at more boxers” for work.

But because speaking up against Reebok is tantamount to speaking up against mein fuhrer, it was revealed this morning that perhaps the best cutman in the business has been released by the UFC for his comments. The media reaction has been overwhelming critical of this dirty, underhanded move by the UFC, so check out their best reactions after the jump.

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

Even the most diehard defender of all tings MMA will tell you that it’s become increasingly difficult to overlook the disturbing relationship (for lack of a better term) between those who compete in the sport professionally and domestic violence. It’s not that domestic violence isn’t a saddeningly regular occurrence across the board in professional sports, it’s that most sports don’t train their athletes to become trained killing machines in addition to hulking physical specimens, and as such, hearing of the atrocities that guys like Travis Browne, Anthony Johnson, and Thiago Silva have been linked to tends to perpetuate the stereotype about the sport and its fans tenfold.

So when it was announced that HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel would be airing a feature-length investigation into “domestic violence in MMA” centering around War Machine’s abuse of Christy Mack, our reaction here at Castle CagePotato went something like this…

Details on the upcoming special/more clips of BG throwing up are after the jump.

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


(Never before has a courtroom sketch so perfectly captured the essence of its subject.)

The Lodi City Correctional Center is about to get a whole lot realer, Nation.

If you recall, notorious UFC welterweight Nick Diaz — currently serving a temporary suspension for his 1000th drug test failure for marijuana back at UFC 183 — was arrested on suspicion of DUI back in September of 2014. This came following a similar arrest for driving under the influence 10 months earlier, which he plead not guilty to while presumably throwing some DMX-level shade at the presiding judge. If convicted on both charges, Diaz was looking at some serious time behind bars.

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


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Following a brutal, nearly unbearable two day stretch without a UFC event to lift us above the suffocating mediocrity of our everyday lives, the world’s premiere MMA organization returned on Saturday morning for Fight Night 72: Bisping vs. Leites. And what an event it was, jam-packed with ferocious knockouts on the undercard and the opposite of that on the main card. Booyah, Glasgow!

In the main event of the evening, Michael Bisping did his Michael Bisping thing, stickin-n-movin his way to a split decision win over a game Thales Leites. While the fight wasn’t exactly the most memorable thing (especially given every card that’s led up to it in these past couple weeks), it did showcase the continuously evolving arsenal of Leites even in defeat, especially in the striking department. First Werdum, now Leites, it’s like Brazil is finally starting to catch up to the sport they invented. (commence Internet outrage….now!!)

In related news you never would have seen coming, bisping used the win to call out “cheating, scumbag motherf*ckers” Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson, then a title shot. Which, aside from the lulz I got from that last part, LOL at the first part!

Elsewhere, the Fight Night 72 card featured a one-sided grappling clinic between journeyman lightweights and a women’s strawweight battle for the ages, so check out all the highlights and results from Saturday’s card after the jump.

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