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February, 2011

Why Didn’t Somebody Tell Us About This Anderson Silva Video?

We considered saying unkind words about Silva’s personality, but we’re convinced he’s a ninja terminator unit.

Okay, let’s go ahead and get this out of the way: this Anderson Silva highlight vid/mini biopic/letter to the haters is incredibly well-done, and seven months old. We checked out the maker’s YouTube channel, to discover that, at least according to his profile, dude hasn’t logged on to his account since October. Apparently, when you make a video that is this full of badassery, that matches up this well with turn of the millennium Nas, you smash your graphics tablet and drop kick your computer out the window.

At any rate, we here at Potato HQ have poured out our fair share of HaterAde for the Spider, so this goes all to all the fans with Silva at #1 overall. If artnomad ever comes out of retirement, we’ll let you know.


Knockout of the Day: BJ Penn vs. Matt Hughes 3

(Fight begins at the 9:35 mark. Props: Yahoo! via BloodyElbow)

To help promote tomorrow’s UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch card, the UFC and Yahoo! have posted the video of BJ Penn and Matt Hughes‘s 21-second rubber match at UFC 123. Yahoo! is also hosting the full UFC 120 fight between Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama, and one of Dennis Siver’s infamous spinning back kicks, so check ‘em out. After the jump: The Countdown to UFC 127 hype show, in which Jorge Rivera discusses his car-thief past and the tragic death of his daughter.


Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre: Super Fight, Super Problems

Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre UFC superfight
(Image courtesy of

By CagePotato contributor Jason Moles

Never before in the history of MMA has there been a more heavily anticipated fight than the one we may see in the not-too-distant future between UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva and welterweight champ Georges “Rush” St. Pierre. This is the Ali vs. Frazier of our sport.

UFC President Dana White has said that should St. Pierre beat welterweight contender Jake Shields at UFC 129, he would put the two fighters in the Octagon to let them answer the question talking heads have debated for so long: Who is the pound-for-pound best mixed martial artist in the world?

Nevertheless, one has to wonder how likely it is that the super fight actually comes to fruition. Some would argue that there is too much money to be made for this not to happen. Yeah, go tell that to Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Others would have you believe that if the fans want something, Uncle Dana gives it to them — like another fight on the free prelims after a thousand or so RT’s. We here at CagePotato don’t enjoy raining on your parade, but we do enjoy poking holes in your sails if it will keep you from inevitable heartbreak. With all of this in mind, know that for every reason this fight could and should happen, there are three more for why it cannot. Below is a quick rundown on the obstacles and potential problems facing the fight of the decade.


Gambling Addiction Enabler: UFC 127 Edition

(This one ain’t no beauty pageant.)

It’s that old gambler’s dilemma: There are a bunch of fairly big time dogs on the card at this Saturday’s UFC 127 … which means there are also a bunch of guys who are probably not going to win their fights. The numbers are what they are (read: juicy) precisely to make our betting fingers itchy, to make us consider throwing down on dudes we normally wouldn’t give a second look. When it’s all said and done though, what good is an underdog if he doesn’t have a chance to actually win? At times like this, it’s imperative that we don’t let our own greed so cloud our mindbrains that we lose sight of reality. Wheat from chaff, people, wheat from chaff.

Luckily for you (and our many, many creditors) we wouldn’t even be having this conversation if deep down we didn’t believe we were smarter than the bookies. At least in the weird, fringe backwater that is MMA betting. Yep, we’ve pretty much got UFC 127 dialed in. After the jump, we share our get-rich quick scheme. All listed odds are from Why? Because those dudes might actually pay you if you win.


Oddly Compelling Rematch Alert: James Irvin vs. Houston Alexander II Booked for Shark Fights 14

James Irvin Houston Alexander UFC knockout superman punch
(“And now *you* are cursed with my bad luck! And now I am free! Hahahahahaaaaaa!!!)

Things were different back in April 2008. Houston Alexander was still a scary up-and-comer in the UFC light-heavyweight division, trying to rebound from a TKO loss to Thiago Silva, and James Irvin was known as only a mildly cursed fighter. The two strikers first met at UFC Fight Night 13, and Irvin stunned the crowd by scoring an eight-second knockout via superman punch. The match represented Irvin’s high-point in the Octagon, as well as the beginning of the end for Alexander as a UFC fighter.

These days, they’re both trying to scrape together a career in smaller promotions. Irvin is coming off his controversial no-contest against Mike Crisman, while Alexander is riding a two-fight win streak, including a TKO victory over Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Shark Fights 13. And according to the Assassin via Twitter, the two will meet again in the co-main event of Shark Fights 14 (March 11 at the Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, TX).


UFC 127 Danavlog #1: ‘TUF 13′ Set Already Destroyed, Everybody Takes Fitch by Decision


Dana White’s latest UFC video blog is out, and it reveals the following:

- Somebody (not saying who) has already punched a hole into one of the walls on the TUF 13 set. Junior Dos Santos predicts Michael Bisping will defeat Jorge Rivera at UFC 127, and Jon Fitch will beat BJ Penn by decision. No surprises there.

- Brock Lesnar picks Jorge Rivera via ground-and-pound, but agrees that Jon Fitch will win by decision. (“Gotta stick with the wrassler,” he says.) Dana White sitting next to Brock Lesnar on a couch looks like a little bald child sitting next his big mean dad.

- Anthony Kiedis, my God. I’d like to take a time machine back to 1990 and confront a “Knock Me Down”-era Kiedis with footage that this is how he will look and carry himself when he’s 48 years old. Just the idea that he would be alive that long would probably freak him out, but one look at that mustache/pony-tail combo would send him into a tailspin of drug use and depression, possibly ending in suicide. Then, I would replace him as lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers just in time for the band’s greatest period of commercial success. And that’s what I would do if I had a time machine.


Shane del Rosario is Actually Totally Cool With Not Being In the Strikeforce Grand Prix, You Guys

(“OK Shane, now make vacant, dead-eyed love to the camera … beautiful …” Pic:

Remember the clamor of self-righteous public outcry that sprang up a couple weeks ago – mostly from the vigilant moral watchdogs who write for this website – when it seemed like Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker was already angling to get Fedor Emelianenko back in his company’s heavyweight tournament mere moments after his loss to Antonito “Bigfoot” Silva via aura-shattering doctor stoppage? What about all those so-called alternate bouts, we shrieked, voices cracking. What about 10-1 Chad Griggs and poor, overlooked Valentijn Overeem? What about Shane del Rosario, who we thought clearly put himself in the pole position with his slick submission on Lavar Johnson during the closing minute of the first round? We were fucking outraged. Oh, the hypocrisy!

Yeah, as it turns out, del Rosario told Sherdog this week he’s actually not that worried about it. Like, at all. Quotes after the jump.


Cast Your Vote for the New Host of ‘MMAshed Potato’!

ATTENTION, POTATO NATION. As part of our ongoing efforts to dominate every aspect of the MMA media landscape, we’re putting together a weekly video series called “MMAshed Potato,” in which we run down the week’s top MMA stories and must-see videos. I know what you’re thinking — a weekly series in which a dude stands in front of a green-screen and makes snarky comments? Totally unprecedented!

Anyway, we sent three of our friends to film test pilots at Break Media headquarters in L.A., gave them a list of topics and themes to work off of, and filmed the ensuing chaos. (The shoot took place right after UFC 126, so forgive us if this stuff feels like ancient history.) Guys, we don’t ask you for much, but if you have any love at all for this site, you’ll do the following: Watch all three videos after the jump, and vote for your favorite host in the homepage poll over there on the right. And please feel free to share constructive criticism in the comments section. Thanks so much…


Knockout of the Day: Tonya Evinger vs. Some Poor Chick Named Brittany

(Props: nigelboatmast via KickYoNuts on the UG)

Bros, you thought Lina Kvokov put in the saddest performance in women’s MMA history? Well, maybe you’re right. But this one is at least equally bad. In February 2007, notable ladykiller Tonya Evinger faced off against Brittany Pullen at the first Fatal Femmes Fighting event in Los Angeles. Even though Tonya only had a few amateur fights under her belt, her skills were in another league compared to Pullen’s, who had maybe — maybe — watched a cardio kickboxing class before stepping into the cage that night.

As Pullen swings her little arms and falls on the mat for no reason, you just know it’s not going to end well for her. And it doesn’t. Fifteen seconds into the fight, Evinger fires off a 1-2 that would make Wanderlei Silva proud, and Pullen is dead to the world. The commentators make references to bags of peat moss. Brittany never competed again, thank God.


UFC 127 Live CompuStrike Statistics and Commentary

The CompuStrike LIVE App will be available once again on, this time throughout the anticipated UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch main card bouts. The app will be your source for live statistics and commentary, which will provide you a unique view on what’s going on inside the Octagon at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia…

Learn more, and check out the CompuStrike Live App during UFC 127 at…