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January, 2015

Dave “Pee Wee” Herman Arrested on Three Felony Charges Following Police Chase


(On a scale of Rory Markham to Mayhem Miller, I give it a Thiago Silva.)

As something of a nihilist, I’ve always thought that our species was/is genetically inclined toward chaos and would/will exploit even the smallest opportunity to prove so, be it Black Friday, an extra day off of work, etc. Give us a day off to tackle some home improvement projects and maybe see Selma, and we give back an army of dirt bike riders on the freeway. It’s like what T.S. Eliot said, “This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang *or* a whimper, but with a holiday weekend.”

Case in point: The MMA community over the past few days. Not only did BJ Penn KTFO his amigo over the weekend, but now it is being reported that former Bellator/UFC heavyweight and sayer of dumb things, Dave Herman, was arrested in Indiana on multiple felony charges yesterday following a brief chase with police as well.

Details after the jump. 

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More Details Emerge in BJ Penn’s Alleged Assault in Bar Parking Lot

Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL

A HawaiiNewsNow report published yesterday filled in a few more details about BJ Penn‘s alleged assault of a friend in Maui over the weekend. As the story goes, Penn and Kuuipo Mokiao were drinking together at a bar called Kauhale’s in Kihei on Saturday night, when Penn began picking a fight with people inside. Mokiao told investigators that he pushed Penn to stop him, and Penn responded by challenging Mokiao to a fight.

Mokiao apparently agreed to go outside with Penn, which means he has bigger balls than we do. But the altercation quickly turned violent once they headed into the parking lot, as Penn suddenly punched Mokiao in the face, then kneed him in the forehead while he was defending himself. According to the HawaiiNewsNow story:

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“I’m Not a Cocaine Addict”: Jon Jones Discusses Failed Drug Test on ‘FOX Sports Live’

For the first time since Jon Jones‘s failed drug test for a cocaine metabolite was made public earlier this month, the UFC light-heavyweight champion discussed the incident in detail last night, in a pre-taped interview with Charissa Thompson of FOX Sports Live. You can watch the entire segment above, which covers everything from Jones’s drug usage, to how he learned of the results, to his one-night stay in a rehab clinic. Some highlights…

On his December 4th drug test: “It was a nerve-racking day. I knew that I had done something wrong, and I knew that the test would show that…I knew it would be a positive test, I knew there was nothing I could do about it. I was stressed out about it, but I just thought I’d focus on what I could control, and that was just the fight.”

On poor decisions: “That’s the big question — ‘Why would you do that right before your fight?’ I definitely don’t have an excuse. I’m not here to make excuses for what happened. I did it, and basically, at a party. I think a coward would sit here and try to come up with this elaborate reason or try to blame something, and I’m not gonna do that. I’m not gonna blame my friends, I’m not gonna blame pressure or stress…but what I will say is, I messed up. It wasn’t a mistake, I can’t call it a mistake because I consciously did it.”

On his cocaine usage: “I had done it before, quite a few times in college I had experimented with it, but that’s really it. Mainly just college, it was something that I dipped and dabbed into a little bit, but it was never really an issue.”

Really? So you did cocaine in college and then did it this one time before a fight and got caught. No. Seriously? “Yeah, pretty much…I do not dab into cocaine, it’s not my thing at all. The night I did it, I was just…there’s no excuse, I really don’t know what came over me, what made me decide to make such a poor choice, but I did, and now I live with…I’m not a cocaine addict by any mean, or not even a frequent user. I just made a really dumb decision, just really got caught with my pants down in this whole situation, and you know, no excuse for it, I can just apologize and try to do things better.”

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VIDEOS: Donald Cerrone Sneaks By Benson Henderson, Feels Kind of Bad About It Afterwards

Benson Henderson built his name on performances like the one he had on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 59. In his third fight against Donald Cerrone, Henderson landed just a little more often, stayed just a little busier, and was heading for yet another vaguely unsatisfying decision victory over an elite lightweight. Except this time, the cards didn’t fall in his favor.

All three judges scored the contest 29-28 for Cerrone, though they didn’t all agree on which two rounds Cerrone had won. Henderson looked shocked at the result, and Cerrone — who should have been jubilant at finally earning a win against an opponent who had previously beaten him twice — looked pretty bummed about the result himself. As he explains in the post-fight interview below, Cerrone wasn’t happy with his “timid” performance in the round 1, and he was sad that he gave his friend Benson his third-straight loss. (When Ariel Helwani explains that Henderson has only lost two straight, it seems to make Cerrone feel better, but not by much.)

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BJ Penn Arrested in Maui After Alleged Assault


(This will have to do until the mugshot is released. / Photo via Getty)

Retired UFC legend BJ Penn was arrested on Saturday night at his hotel room following an altercation between him and an unidentified friend. As first reported by MauiWatch.com, Penn “was staying at the Four Seasons Maui when police responded and encountered an inebriated Penn. According to [MauiWatch's] anonymous source, Penn severely assaulted the individual and left him fleeing back to the hotel room where the arrest was later made.”

BloodyElbow confirmed the report with local police, stating that the Maui County Police Department “were unable to provide further details other than the fact that he has already been released.”

This is the second time that BJ Penn has been arrested after a violent incident. In 2005, Penn was charged with first-degree assault after he punched a police officer outside of a nightclub in Waikiki, which was hosting a pre-party for Rumble on the Rock 7. Penn plead no-contest in that incident, and was eventually sentenced to one year of probation, community service, and substance abuse treatment.

We’ll keep you posted as details of Penn’s latest arrest emerge.

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Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas to Headline Daytime UFC Event, April 4th in Fairfax, VA


(Yep, that’s Ricardo Lamas under the fake “Conrad McGillicutty” beard. Conor McGregor has responded by calling Lamas “a big fat mess making stupid videos.”)

Top-5 ranked featherweights Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas will meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night 63, April 4th at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. The booking was announced last night during the UFC Fight Night 59 broadcast by FOX reporter Ariel Helwani, who added that the Mendes vs. Lamas show would have a 1 p.m. ET start time.

Mendes’s last Octagon appearance was a decision loss to Jose Aldo at UFC 179 — which marked the second time that Mendes was defeated by Aldo. There will have to be a changing of the guard if Mendes hopes to sniff another title shot in the future. (Hint, hint.) Lamas has scored wins against Hacran Dias and Dennis Bermudez since his own title-fight loss to Aldo last February at UFC 169.

Essentially, the winner of this fight could clinch a featherweight title shot — as long as Conor McGregor beats Jose Aldo in May. But if Aldo retains his belt? It’s hard to make a strong case for either guy to get another crack. That being said, a UFC event in the middle of the day is a great excuse to spend your Saturday afternoon eating wings and drinking beer, and that’s always a good thing. The current UFC Fight Night 63 lineup is…

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Gross Photo of the Day: Here’s the Gnarly Gash That Uriah Hall Gave Ron Stallings

Speaking of utter mismatches at UFC Fight Night 59, middleweight Uriah Hall needed less than a round to tear open the face of obscure late-replacement Ron Stallings to the point where the fight was stopped by a doctor. Here’s a nice, disgusting close-up of the damage, via SuckerPunch Entertainment.

Video highlights of the Hall vs. Stallings fight and Hall’s well-intentioned but kind of odd post-fight speech (“there’s no need for us to be fighting each other”) are after the jump…

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Conor McGregor Mauls Dennis Siver, Jumps Cage to Confront Jose Aldo [VIDEOS]

Last night’s UFC Fight Night 59 bout between Irish featherweight star Conor McGregor and German role-player Dennis Siver was every bit the lopsided showcase we expected it to be. McGregor thoroughly outclassed Siver in the standup exchanges, using his speed, accuracy, and unpredictable variety of strikes to befuddle his opponent. After two minutes in the second round, Siver found himself mounted on the mat, eating shots until Herb Dean called it a day. Highlights from McGregor’s TKO of Siver are above, via UFC on FOX.

The win clinched McGregor a title shot against current featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who was watching last night’s bout cageside. The fight is likely to headline UFC 187 (May 23rd, Las Vegas), and McGregor got the promotion off to an early start, leaping the cage after his smash-up of Siver and storming his way over to Aldo and his family.

The combination of McGregor’s pumped-up insanity, Aldo’s calm amusement, and the gangster-ass little girl trying to be a part of the brawl made it one of the most entertaining post-fight encounters in UFC history. Check out the video below, and get full UFC Fight Night 59 results right here

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UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver — Live Results & Commentary


(Mouth like Chael, ass like Arianny. / Props: Getty)

Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver isn’t so much a “fight” as it is a blatant showcase for an exciting young talent, against an opponent who’s about as hand-picked as they come. If all goes according to plan tonight in Boston, McGregor will score a dominant win and earn a title shot against Jose Aldo in a soccer stadium. If Siver wins…who knows? I mean, I’ll laugh my ass off, but beyond that? Hard to say.

Luckily, tonight’s co-main event should be far more competitive. Will Donald Cerrone finally “go get some!” against Benson Henderson, the former WEC/UFC champion who has beaten him twice before? Or will they just hug and stuff?

Our man Alex Giardini will be providing round-by-round UFC Fight Night 59 results from the FOX Sports 1 main card, after the jump beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Refresh the page every few minutes for all the latest, and hit us up on twitter to share your own thoughts.

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Video: Watch Jose Aldo’s Miserable UFC Q&A Session With Drunk Bostonians


(Video courtesy of YouTube.com/UFC)

Fresh off the most embarrassing UFC Q&A ever involving CM Punk earlier this month in Las Vegas, NV., at UFC 182, the UFC thought it would be a great idea to call upon its featherweight kingpin, Jose Aldo, to answer some hard-hitting questions in Boston a day before UFC Fight Night 59 (which takes place tonight, if you haven’t heard already).

It was sort of like a fair exchange, seeing how tonight’s headliner, Conor McGregor, goofed around with the Brazilian fans at his Q&A during UFC 179 weekend in Brazil, teasing the country and calling out some “mamacitas.”

If you predicted this installment was going to be as cringeworthy as the last few, then you deserve the Medal of Honor. Then again, would you rather watch these types of train wrecks, or a respectful and intelligent session with the likes of Cain Velasquez (UFC 180) or T.J. Dillashaw (UFC 181)?

It’s a tough call, really.

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