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June, 2013

Bobby Lashley Chokes Out Matthew Larson at ‘GWC: British Invasion’ [VIDEO]


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There’s a good chance you haven’t thought about Bobby Lashley in a long time. It’s been years since the former WWE star was making short work of Bob Sapp, or competing in Strikeforce with varying degrees of success.

In May 2012, Lashley suffered the second loss of his career when he dropped a decision to James Thompson at Super Fight League 3; he was inactive for a year following that fight. But now, he’s rebuilding. Earlier this month, Lashley scored a second-round keylock victory over Kevin Asplund at Titan FC 25, and last night he returned to action against Matthew Larson at Global Warrior Challenge: British Invasion card in Kansas City, Missouri, winning by rear-naked choke in 98 seconds. Check out the video above.

The victory bumped Lashley’s MMA record to 9-2, and you can look at it one of two ways: 1) Lashley is still a powerful, dangerous s.o.b., particularly in the first round of a fight; or 2) Larson put up about as much resistance as a Bubba Dummy, and the sooner we forget this match the better.

Ater the jump: Full results from the “British Invasion” card — which also featured Ricco Rodriguez, Andre Winner, Drew Fickett, Kendall Grove, and LC Davis — and video of Grove’s fight against Danny “Cheesecake Assassin” Mitchell.

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Awww Snap! Renzo Gracie Says Anderson Silva Not a Humble Guy

Renzo Gracie fought on the UFC 112 card where Anderson Silva infuriated most of the known MMA world with his taunting of Demian Maia during their main event bout. Gracie is also connected with #1 middleweight contender Chris Weidman, who challenges Silva in one week at UFC 162.

In case you were wondering if Gracie and Silva’s shared mother country would keep the Jiu Jitsu legend from talking smack about Silva – it won’t. Speaking to The Fight Network, Gracie said, “Anderson is a guy that rubs many people the wrong way. He’s not a humble guy.”

Alright, so it’s not exactly mother f_cking Silva, but Renzo does seem to mean it as a serious criticism.

“Even though he may speak humbly when he talks, when he’s in the ring he doesn’t act humble. He puts down his opponents. He acts in a way that again, we always know what is right and wrong, and by looking at that, we know it’s wrong. It’s like you can beat your opponent, but do it with respect,” Gracie continued.

Saying Silva isn’t humble is a bit like saying that Michael Jordan is arrogant. No kidding, and who really cares?

Throwbacks like Renzo, we suppose. Renzo might hold on to a choke way after a ref has stepped in, or stomp on the head of an opponent of one of his fighters after the bell, sure.

He’s ruthlessly aggressive in fights but we can’t ever remember him taunting opponents during the fight. He’s all business, and it’s a grimy business.

Check out the video above for Renzo’s take on the bout as well as that of Weidman’s striking coach, Ray Longo.

- Elias Cepeda

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Friday Link Dump: Dave Herman’s Do-Or-Die Drug Test, Spike TV to Add ‘Glory’ Events, Cats Puking to Techno, Exploding Actresses + More


(Absafuckinlutely genius. Props: Minecraftsuper2)

UFC 162: Herb Dean Assigned as Ref for Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman; Questionable Judges Also Get the Call (BloodyElbow)

After NSAC Grills Dave Herman, UFC 162 License Depends on Clean Drug Test (MMAJunkie)

UFC 162 Primer: Roger Gracie Mini-Documentary (FightDay)

The Fit 5: Johny Hendricks and Jamie Varner Talk MMA (MensFitness)

June 2013 MMA Babe of the Month: Ericka Kristen (BabesofMMA)

Re-Living Every UFC Champ’s First Fight in the Octagon (BleacherReport)

Onetime Bellator Fighter Ururahy Rodrigues Captures Murder Suspect Seconds After Crime (MMAFighting)

Spike TV to Broadcast Live ‘Glory’ Kickboxing Events Starting This Fall (MMAWeekly)

The 20 Funniest “Challenge Accepted” Photos Ever (WorldWideInterweb)

100 of the All-Time Greatest Viral Videos in 3 Minutes (DoubleViking)

NBA Draft Commentary That Didn’t Come True (Complex)

Lucas ‘Bebe’ Nogueira Won The NBA Draft Last Night (TerezOwens)

Pics: 20 Incredibly Awkward Parties (EgoTV)

Lance Armstrong: Tour De France “Impossible To Win Without Doping” (Deadspin)

The 15 Hottest Facebook Pages (MadeMan)

“Exploding Actresses”: Exactly What It Sounds Like, But Funnier (ScreenJunkies)

Interactive Video: You Choose How Drunk This Band Is (Break)

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Tim Kennedy Walks Back Criticism of UFC, Apologizes For Calling Pay Poor


(“Apologize or Dana will do WHAT to my butt?” Photo via OTM.)

By Elias Cepeda

Looks like someone got a call from their boss. Former Strikeforce fighter Tim Kennedy is set to make his UFC debut July 6th against Roger Gracie but made news yesterday for an interview he recently gave in which he criticized UFC fighter pay.

“It’s a good thing I have another job because the UFC doesn’t pay very well,” he told GrappleTalk Podcast.

“Anybody who accepts [fighters being underpaid] as a reality of the sport is sad and pathetic,” Kennedy went on. “I hope this isn’t the reality of the sport. If it is I should probably go do something else, like empty trash cans. I’d make more money than I do now.”

It didn’t take the middleweight long to regret his words, however, and he issued an apology to UFC brass for the interview through his facebook fan page yesterday. “I recently made comments regarding fighter pay. The intent of these statements was to highlight that professional fighters incur significant expense associated with their preparations to fight and that fighter compensation is still not on par with other major sports,” Kennedy began.

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Invicta FC 6 Video Exclusive: ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas Trains Fancy Kicks, Eats Burrito


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Oh, we’re throwing spinning sh*t now? CagePotato sponsored strawweight “Thug” Rose Namajunas is returning to the cage against Tecia Torres at Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg (July 13th; Kansas City, MO), and we’ve got exclusive training footage of Rose training some fancy spin-kicks with Grudge Training Center head coach Trevor Wittman, and showing off her version of a fighter’s diet. Where *do* you put it all, Rose?

Follow Rose on Twitter @RoseNamajunas, and the rest of her crew of supporters and sponsors: @HYPEORDIE@SuckerPunchEnt, @AlienwareMMAFeartheFighter, and @TrevorWittman!

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Visual Evidence Confirms That Uriah Hall’s Spinning Back Kick Is as Deadly as Ever


(Video via fighthub.)

A note to all future training partners of Uriah Hall: Should you find yourself in a light sparring session with the TUF 17 finalist and pound-for-pound baddest mofo in TUF History (allegedly), SHY AWAY FROM THE HEAD KICK, MIRKO.

If you choose to pull such an insolent move, however, you will likely find yourself doubled over on a sweat-stained mat moments later, your vision tunneled, your bowels released, praying for sweet, sweet Death’s tender embrace. “Dear Lord,” you will whisper as the fluorescent lights above begin to pool beneath your eyelids, “I am ready. I am ready to be shed of these mortal bonds. Deliver me towards the soil, almighty one.” But Death will never come, and you will instead be forever known by your other training partners as “Shitkick” or “Hallsbitch” or “Ground-n-Brown.”

Poor Nick Ring must be similarly releasing his bowels right about now. As Ving Rhames once said, “Now I realize there are some things worse than death, and one of them is sitting here waiting to die.”

-J. Jones

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Melvin Guillard Avoids Jail Time for Pair of 2010 Assault Charges


(Deal with it. / Photo via Getty)

Earlier this year, we learned that UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard had been charged with two misdemeanor counts of aggravated battery, stemming from separate incidents in 2010. (The charges were unrelated to his assault of Waylon Lowe at UFC 114.) Guillard was looking at up to six months in jail for each count.

Luckily, the Young Assassin will remain a free man. As first reported by SI’s Melissa Segura yesterday, Guillard has been sentenced to supervised probation through June 2015, as well as community service.

That means Guillard’s scheduled slugfest against Mac Danzig at UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga on July 27th is still a go. With four losses in his last five fights, the match is an absolute must-win for the veteran striker. Melvin’s promising a “new and approved young assassin” for his next fight, with a “new vibe” and “new focus.” Meanwhile, Danzig — who is coming off a split-decision loss to Takanori Gomi last November — has far more important things on his mind. Who ya got?

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“Fight for ALF” Update: Radioactive Crap and Lung Fluid


(Not the ALF in question, but still…feel better, ALF.)

Through her narcotic haze, our friend Laura “angrylittlefeet” Nicholson has foggily typed out some words to update the Potato Nation on her ongoing battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and all the unpleasant bullshit that goes along with it. Read it below, and if you haven’t already, PLEASE donate a few bucks to our “Fight for ALF” campaign on Indiegogo. All proceeds will be given directly to Laura to help out with her medical costs. We’re currently sitting at $2,381 raised. Can we hit $2,500 by the end of the day?

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Hi again Taters.

Alf here with an update on the fun ride that the past week or so has been.

First off, the PET scan was no big deal after all. They just shoot me up with some radioactive crap and then stick me in a dark room for about an hour while this works its way thru my system. From there it’s into a big ole scanner that makes some noise & moves around but is really pretty comfy. Again they say don’t move. So…sounds like two medically prescribed naps to me. I can handle this. Pretty much same deal with the CAT scan. Just waiting around for the radioactive stuff to work it’s way thru. Sadly, so far no Ninja Turtle skills have been acquired.

On to the bad news. Scans showed a lot of fluid built up around my lungs and heart. So off to the ER for that to be dealt with. They of course admitted me immediately. This was last Monday. They drained my lungs that night and I felt a whole lot better. But of course that shit just built right back up. Then they put a chest tube in to drain. What fun. Next day the tube came out and the villagers rejoiced. Not for long though. At this point they shipped me off to a second hospital to have the fluid around my heart taken care of. Now in this modern day of technology you’d think they’d have some way to use a small tube thru your arm pit or something. Oh no sir! Five 1/2 hour wait and then they bring out a needle which they proceed to jam into my chest. They don’t put you to sleep for this either, by the way.

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And Now He’s Retired: Heart Condition Forces K1 Legend Semmy Schilt to Call it Quits


(While there may be other, better Semmy Schilt highlights out there, we guaran-damn-tee you that not a one of them contains more shouting.) 

Well, this is a shame.

According to Liverkick.com, K1 legend and two-time UFC veteran Semmy “Hightower” Schilt has been forced to hang up his gloves after being made aware that he is suffering from a serious heart condition, the specifics of which have not yet been made available.

While rumors of Schilt’s impending retirement have been circulating ever since the near 7 foot kickboxer announced that the Glory 4 Tokyo: Special 2012 ~ New Year’s Eve tournament — which he successfully claimed by defeating Daniel Ghita via first round TKO in the finals — would be his last, fight fans were still holding out hope that Schilt would make a quick turnaround on his decision as fighters are wont to do.

Unfortunately, the recent diagnosis has officially closed the door for one of the greatest (if not the greatestheavyweight kickboxers of all time. Schilt retires with a 42-6-1 kickboxing record and a 26-14 MMA record to his credit, as well as 5 K1 Grand Prix titles and the claim of being the final K1 Super-Heavyweight Champion.

We here at CagePotato would like to wish Semmy the best of luck in his future endeavors and hope that he is able to overcome whatever ailment is currently afflicting him in the safest, most timely manner possible.

Pay tribute to a true legend and/or share your favorite Schilt moments with us in the comments section. 

-J. Jones

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Submit Your Questions Now for Our Video Q&A With ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas!


(Why u mad, tho? / Photo via Invicta FC)

In advance of her upcoming Invicta FC 6 match against Tecia Torres (July 13th; Ameristar Casino Hotel; Kansas City, MO), CagePotato sponsored fighter “Thug” Rose Namajunas will be shooting a video Q&A where she answers questions from you, the Potato Nation faithful. So what do you want to know about Rose’s life, training, and Jedi-like flying armbar skills that we haven’t previously covered? Submit your questions to the comments section below or our Facebook page by tomorrow morning; we’ll award a CagePotato t-shirt to whoever writes the best question that we decide to use. Thanks so much, and please follow Rose on twitter @RoseNamajunas!

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