18 Nov 2011 15:30:27 PM
18 Nov 2011 15:30:27 PM
18 Nov 2011 14:34:32 PM
Anyone who has kids can tell you that it seems no sooner are you finished shelling out a wad of cash on one-and-done Halloween costumes then you’re being bombarded with Christmas wish lists from those little money pits, chock-full of useless and annoying toys that you can neither afford nor should ever consider giving to a child if you are the least bit sane. And before we can even sit down to a nice Thanksgiving meal that eventually erupts into a heated argument over why they let Chaz Bono compete on Dancing With the Stars, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is here to remind us all that the gifts we do receive will likely be worse than even our pathetic standards could have predicted.Read More DIGG THIS
18 Nov 2011 13:33:05 PM
(Two words: Ipecac bitches! Video courtesy of Vimeo/Fightlinker)
- Hector Lombard: ‘Chael Sonnen is boring as f*ck (MMAJunkie)
- Chris Weiman’s one wish (WithLeather)
- Fowchart: what to do if there is no NBA season (Clutch.MTV)
-Eddie Alvarez on fear as motivation, facing unbeaten Chandler and Aoki possibility (MMAFighting)
- Machida details new camp for Jones bout (FightersOnly)
- The secret way to make sure you never get fired (AskMen)
- Wand talks pressure and training with ‘The Spider’ for Le fight (Tatame)
- Cpyotes using cell phones to get people across border (TuVez)
- Sonnen genuinely wishes Wand well Saturday night (ESPN)
- NFL’s hottest cheerleaders: Seattle Seahawks (Guyism)
- Sakurai-Chonnen rematch, bantamweight finals slated for DREAM NYE show (Sherdog)
- Strikeforce Challengers weigh-in vid (YouTube)
- Dexter re-upped for two more seasons (ScreenJunkies)
- FTW video: how to make awesome bacon appetizers (MadeMan)
- The 8 most exciting fighters on the UFC 139 undercard (BleacherReport)
- 25 math geek tattoos (HolyTaco)
- Elle Liberachi in lingerie is a good way to end the work week (Guyism)
- Dana White talks UFC 139, promises four exciting main card fights for UFC on Fox 2 (LowKick)Read More DIGG THIS
18 Nov 2011 11:43:04 AM
People complain about “pro-wrestling bullshit” invading MMA, but it’s been demonstrated over and over again: personality will get you places in the fight game. We’ve pointed this out before, like when we advised Jon Fitch on how to ensure a title shot. Some fighters are talked about incessantly on forums, at lunch tables, and in interviews because they’ve managed to capture the interest of fans, and many times it is because of things that they have done or said while not in the cage.
Come on in and let’s talk about archetypes, drama, and personality. Because there’s only so many technique videos out there.Read More DIGG THIS
18 Nov 2011 10:30:03 AM
We’re not sure if it’s the Strikeforce footage or what, but the UFC 139 edition the UFC countdown show had a different edgy feel to it. Maybe the UFC got wise and hired someone like NicktheFace to the team.
Anyway, it’s a good one and maybe it’s the marketing magic, but I’m looking more forward to this card now than I already was.
Check the full episode out after the jump.Read More DIGG THIS
18 Nov 2011 08:59:28 AM
(Video courtesy of YouTube/KanistyLez)
We’ve all seen this guy at some point in our lives. A big, lumbering, normally quiet and unassuming ox, who gets a few Jagerbombs into him and thinks he’s the streetfighting equivalent of Chuck Liddell. We like to think that’s how Tank Abbott got his start as a fighter.Read More DIGG THIS
18 Nov 2011 08:10:16 AM
(Video courtesy of WNY)
New York State Assembly isn’t scheduled to resume until January, but that isn’t stopping politicians in the Empire State from rallying in the meantime for legalizing mixed martial arts when the next session starts.
Several senators and Assembly members have spoken out publicly in support of the sport in recent weeks, which could bring the issue to the forefront when Assembly is back in session in two months.
Buffalo Senator Mark Grisanti, who met with UFC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta yesterday, says that it’s ridiculous that New York is dragging its feet when it comes to sanctioning the sport that is regulated in all but a handful of states in the U.S. and less than a half dozen Canadian provinces. Grisanti pointed to the economic benefits of having MMA in the state, noting that it could create jobs and inject an influx of cash into the New York economy as one of the big reasons for giving the popular combat sport the nod.
“Being that we’re so close to Toronto and southern Ontario, I would suspect that we would get a lot of that draw from our neighboring country [as well],” Grisanti explained.Read More DIGG THIS
18 Nov 2011 06:31:38 AM
An exciting match-up between top lightweight contenders Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller was announced yesterday as the headlining bout for the UFC’s FX debut via the UFC’s twitter. The contest, which is oddly scheduled for three rounds, really makes you wonder just when exactly this “main events are five rounds” policy is going to kick in, or if it only applies to fights that barely stand the chance of making it three rounds to begin with.
Either way, both men will be hungry to get back in the win column.Read More DIGG THIS
17 Nov 2011 16:00:20 PM
(Video courtesy of YouTube/rsena84)
Junior dos Santos came full circle today as he arrived back home in Salvador, Brazil a UFC heavyweight champion. “Cigano,” whose rags to riches story had a fairytale ending Saturday night as he knocked out favorite Cain Velasquez as 8.8 million fans watched the upset on their televisions was welcomed like royalty at the Salvador Airport.Read More DIGG THIS
17 Nov 2011 15:00:51 PM
(It is a little known myth that if you tickle a Shrexican behind the ear, he will fall under your spell forever.)
The California State Athletic Commission released the official fighter salaries for UFC on FOX earlier today, and if you were a follower of June White’s theory that Dana sold his soul to the Devil for the Fox deal, then this is all the evidence you’ll need. The total (disclosed) fighter payroll came out to exactly $666,000. The proof is in the pudding, folks. Start drafting up your PowerPoint conspiracy reports now.
Snatching up nearly half of that payroll, newly crowned heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos not only walked away with the gold and the glory, but the cash and the girl (Props, Boo) as well. Earning 3,437 dollars per second, Dos Santos collected a $220,000 paycheck that took less effort than a supporting role in an animated kids movie.
The only other fighter even close to Dos Santos in terms of salary was that of his victim, Cain Velasquez, who took home an even $100,000 for his efforts. Check out the full salary list below. Keep in mind, these figures are void of any locker room bonuses, fight bonuses, sponsorships, or any other nonsense.Read More DIGG THIS