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June, 2015

Friday Link Dump: Experts Explain a Potential Fighter Union, KenFlo to Host Battlebots Reboot, The Best and Worst of Donuts + More


(“Bellator MMA: In Focus with Kimbo Slice” via Bellator)

The Thing About Dan Henderson is…Well, Hendo’s Going to Hendo (MMAFighting)

What Could an Association do for UFC fighters? Labor Law Expert Explains (BloodyElbow)

The TRT Legacy: UFC Legend Dan Henderson’s Problematic Career (Bleacher Report)

Michael Johnson vs. Beneil Dariush Slated for UFC Fight Night 74 in Nashville (MMAJunkie)

Kenny Florian Lands Gig as Host of ‘BattleBots’ Reboot (Ed note: Yay Kenflo!) (ABC)

Video: Alexander Gustafsson Talks Title Fight Against Daniel Cormier (MMAWeekly)

NIGHTMARE FUEL: New “Dementor” Wasp Turns Cockroaches Into Zombies (Escapist)

National Donut Day: The Best and Worst of Donuts (EveryJoe)

Honest Trailers – Entourage (TV) (Screen Junkies)

The Ultimate NBA Referee Bloopers Compilation (World Wide Interweb)

Shia LaBeouf’s Motivational Speech Has Spawned Some of Greatest Photoshopping in Internet History (8 Videos) (Radass)

12 Stars to Watch in the Women’s World Cup (MadeMan)

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Everything You Need to Know About the UFC’s New Drug-Testing Policy


(“Okay Georges, we’ve done everything you’ve asked, now will you please come back? I can only book Lawler vs. Hendricks about 7 more times before people will start to grow restless.” Photo via Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

As part of their on-again-off-again-back-on again relationship with year-round, out-of-competition drug testing, the UFC held a press conference yesterday to announce several major changes to their program, as well as further detail the specific punishments and guidelines of this game-changing policy.

The complete rundown is after the jump.

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GIF of the Day: Soccer Mom Gets Faceplant KO’d Twice In Hysterically Brutal Fashion [UPDATED]

If you thought Sensei Segal’s recent demonstration was a masterful display of martial arts ineptitude, just wait until you see this.

Posted on r/mma earlier this morning, the GIF you are about to gaze upon with your eyeballs is not only the clear frontrunner for “MMA GIF of the Year” at this year’s Potato Awards, but should sweep the “Steve Nelmark Memorial ‘Is (s)he Dead?’ Award”, “MMA Fail of the Year”, and “Most Embarrassing Knockout of the Year” categories as well. Come to think of it, it will probably take home the “Greatest Unsanctioned Fight of the Year” prize too, because there is no way on God’s green earth that the fight captured in this gif was sanctioned by any athletic commission ever. It is truly one of the most laughable, horrific, captivating, and heartbreakingly sad 5-second animated images you will ever see, and I say that with absolutely zero hyperbole.

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Martial Arts Fail of the Week: Steven Seagal’s Russian “Masterclass” Is a Gift From Above


(Looking like a little more than a glimmer these days, eh Sensei?)

Before we get into this, the glorious return of the Martial Arts Fail of the Week, I’d like to make a couple things clear:

1.) Yes, we here at CagePotato are aware of our long, oft-vitriolic history regarding action movie star, part time police officer/school shooting survival expert, unofficial American ambassador to Russia, tax cheat, and perpetual boil on the ass of MMA, Steven Seagal. We’ve made fun of him a lot, basically — from his weight gain over the years (see above) to his rambling, hallucinatory, endlessly quotable interview snippets to that time Judo Gene made him sh*t his pants – but can you really blame us? THE MAN CLAIMS TO HAVE INVENTED THE FRONT KICK, FOR GOD’S SAKE.

2.) Despite all we’ve said about Seagal, we are not too big to overlook the man’s well-documented skills and well-earned accolades regarding said skills. He may be a literal shadow of his former self (seriously, has anyone seen him donning anything but black since, like, 2006?), but the fact remains that Seagal is one lethal sumbitch who could probably lay waste to the entire CagePotato staff without (barely) breaking a sweat.

Now that we’ve gotten all that out of the way, holy shit, you guys, you NEED to see this video of Seagal’s recent “martial arts masterclass” held in Russia.

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Fight Night 67 Results/Highlights: Condit Stops Alves in Vintage Performance, Oliveira Chokes Out Lentz in Barnburner + More


(via Getty.)

“The Natural Born Killer” is back, ladies and gentlemen.

It’s an easy declaration to make with Fight Night 67 now in the rearview mirror, but heading into last weekend’s epically-unattended-but-actually-quite-entertaining card, many of us feared that we would be in store for a Carlos Condit performance that showed every bit the wear and tear that a near 50-fight veteran coming of ACL surgery could. We expected this fight to be the first sign in the downswing of Condit, by my God were we wrong.

In a vintage Condit performance — from his aggressive, eight-limbed attack right down to the pools of blood that painted the canvas when all was said and done — the former interim welterweight champion thrashed a battle ready Thiago Alves until the ringside doctor’s said no more. It was an inspiring, technically brilliant display from Condit, and one that launched him right back into the title picture with a resounding…crunch of nose bones being broken.

But hey, just another boring Jackson’s fighter, amiright?

After the jump: Highlights from Condit-Alves, Oliveira-Lentz + more, plus the full results from Fight Night 67.

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Comeuppance of the Day: Leslie Smith, Heather Clark Lay Beatdown on Ass-Grabbing Schmuck Outside Nightclub


(Relevant. via Smith’s Twitter.)

The problem with being an entitled, misogynistic a-hole who views women not as fellow human beings but as property for the taking is, well, everything I just wrote, but also, it can really come back to bite (as well as punch, kick, and elbow) you in the ass.

Take, for example, the entitled, misogynistic a-hole who thought it was well within his privilege to grab a woman’s…posterior outside San Francisco club with a group of friends. Unfortunately for that fellow, that woman happened to be UFC bantamweight contender Leslie Smith, who was entering said club with TUF 20 alum Heather Clark. Suffice it to say, things did not end well for this man.

The entire hilarious story — which begins with “scumbag” and ends with “running soccer kick to the groin” — is after the jump, via Cesar Gracie’s Facebook.

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