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September, 2015

Dream-Casting the Upcoming, Female-Centric Road House Reboot, Starring Ronda Rousey

Despite our bitter, heated, and third adjective protests, it appears that studio executives will be steamrolling ahead with a remake of the beloved 1989 classic, Roadhouse, with women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey starring in the titular role of “Dalton Roadhouse” (don’t fact-check that) originally played by Patrick Swayze.

But with only one key role filled, we figured we might as well do our part to ensure that this movie sucks as little as possible — what with us being the pulse of the MMA-movie world and all all. You know what this means: It’s dream-casting time.

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Nick Diaz Suspended for FIVE YEARS, Fined $150,000 For Failed UFC 183 Drug Test


(“Yeah, these commissioners are a bunch of f*cking clowns anyway and–wait, what happened?”)

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has reached a new low, Nation.

Just a few weeks after slapping Anderson Silva with a one-year ban for a positive steroid test at UFC 183 — which came following an intense and inexplicably thorough investigation about Thai sex drugs – the commission has suspended Nick Diaz for five goddamn years for his positive marijuana test at the very same event.

Yep, five years. For weed.

Details and Diaz’s reaction to the hearing are after the jump. 

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Monday Morning Link Dump: Pedro Rizzo Retires on a Win, Examining Bellator Dynamite, Pronstars Read Mean Comments + More


(Pedro Rizzo highlight reel, via HelloJapan05)

UFC Pioneer Pedro Rizzo Retires: It Ended How it Started, With Low Kicks in Brazil (BloodyElbow)

Looking at the UFC’s Title Fight Decisions for the ‘Go Big’ Season (MMAFighting)

Video: Royce Gracie Talks Bellator 142 Tourney Strategy – and Chances of Return (MMAJunkie)

Bellator Dynamite Is Completely Different, But Is That a Good Thing? (Bleacher Report)

NSAC Hits Jake Shields With 50 hours of Community Service for Role in WSOF Debacle Opposite Rousimar Palhares (MMAMania)

Paige VanZant and the White House Petition Dilemma (MMA Corner)

Legendary and Warner Bros. Are Reuniting For a King Kong vs. Godzilla Movie (The Escapist)

Video: Pornstars Read Mean Comments (EveryJoe)

‘Back To The Future’ Documentary Takes Us ‘Back In Time’ (Screen Junkies)

Bill Belichick and the Patriots Are Actually Responsible for Every Tragedy in History (17 Photos) (Radass)

Ultimate Gun Game: A Short Film (WorldWideInterweb)

Transform Your Home: Essential Equipment for Your Home Gym (Storage)

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Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis (!) & TJ Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz (!!) Booked for Fight Night 81

Now, let’s all try not to get too excited about the news we’re about to deliver, because we all know the long and heartbreaking history of one of the competitors involved, but OMG DOMMY CRUZ VS TJ DILLY IS FINALLY GON’ HAPPEN!!!!!!

Actual details after the jump. 

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FilmPotato: Ronda Rousey to Star in Gender-Swapped Reboot of Road House


(For some reason I don’t see this scene carrying as much dramatic weight with a cast of all women.)

It appears that Ronda Rousey‘s Hollywood aspirations know no limits, Nation. In addition to her recent roles in Entourage, Fast and Furious 7, The Expendables 3, and a starring role in an upcoming biopic based on her autobiography, it appears that Rousey has also landed the lead in a gender-swapped remake of the Patrick Swayze classic, Roadhouse.

Variety has the scoop:

Sources say MGM is currently meeting with writers to pen the script with with no shortage of scribes getting in line for the opportunity to do so. Production set to begin in 2016.

Rousey thought the idea of starring in a remake was a great idea but wanted to be respectful when pursuing the project. Sources say Rousey recently reached out to Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, to ask for her blessing to star in the remake, which insiders say Niemi gladly gave.

And with all due respect to Ms. Rousey, this is f*cking tragic.

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UFC 191 Highlights/Results: Mighty Mouse Dominates, Arlovski and Mir Underwhelm + More


(Johnson vs. Dodson highlights, via UFC on FOX.)

At this point, it seems that flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is forever destined to be one of the most dominant, yet simultaneously unbankable fighters in the history of the sport. Last Saturday was no exception, as the man they call “Mighty Mouse” turned in one of his best performances to date against rival John Dodson while headlining the lowest live gate for a UFC pay-per-view in 11 years. No respect, no respect, I tells ya.

Either the UFC has absolutely no idea how to market him, or casual fans are simply refusing to warm up to “little flyweights” (Ed note: My God, maybe Michael Bisping was right). Regardless, the UFC might want to start relegating Johnson to the FOX/FS1 cards, or at the very minimum, placing him in the co-main spot on a pay-per-views, because something just isn’t clicking with the UFC’s “f*cking idiot” fanbase.

Of course, Johnson wasn’t given much support in the form of a noteworthy undercard, which, save for a few noteworthy moments, didn’t really do much to entice those seated at the MGM Grand.

Highlights after the jump. 

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Interview: UFC Champ TJ Dillashaw “Could Absolutely Take Ronda Rousey”


(via Getty.)

Team Alpha Male’s TJ Dillashaw has had perhaps one of the quickest and most unexpected rises to greatness in the sport’s history. In just over a year, he has gone from the guy that P4P king Renan Barao was going to eat for lunch to the UFC’s reigning bantamweight champion and a top pound-for-pounder in his own right. On the heels of a vicious shellacking of Barao in their UFC on FOX 16 rematch, there’s really only one challenge left for Dillashaw to face: Women’s Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey.

Yep, we’re talking man vs. woman fights again, it seems.

Dillashaw recently sat down with our partners at MadeMan for a lengthy interview, dishing on everything from how to get six-pack abs how he would take down a heavyweight in a street fight. Of course, with Ronda Rousey being the talk of the town these days, Dillashaw was eventually asked how he’d see himself fairing in a hypothetical fight against “Rowdy.” His answer was about as good as you could hope for.

It wouldn’t be much of a fight?
Umm… of course. I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt. But it’s one of those things where I’m going to be the bad guy no matter what if it happens. You know? I’d be an asshole for knocking her out or I’d be looked down upon for losing. So it’s a lose-lose situation, but yeah, I mean, I definitely see myself winning that fight very, in my mind, easily.

Yeah, but could he do it while sporting an evening gown and six inch heels? These are the kind of questions we should really be devoting numerous articles to, Nation.

Head over to MadeMan for the entire interview. 

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Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber Combine For the Greatest UFC Tonight Interview Ever [Video]


(The gang engages in a rousing game of Fuck, Marry, Kill: Dana White, Ronda Rousey, and Bigfoot Silva)

I may not having been putting much faith into the 22nd season of The Ultimate Fighter, because, you know, it’s the 22nd goddamn season of The Ultimate Fighter (Unofficial tagline: “Where not even the coaches fight, because whatever, fuck you.”), but after seeing Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber‘s amazing interview on last night’s edition of UFC Tonight, I might just have to see how this season plays out. It’s a testament to both the salesmanship of McGregor and the unflappable likeability of Faber.

For close to 15 minutes, the two coaches playfully bickered about everything from pay-per-view numbers to whether or not TJ Dillashaw is a “snake in the grass,” all while hosts Kenny Florian and Brian Stann tried to contain their laughter and occasionally chimed in. But what separated this interview from most was the near complete lack of malice between the two — perhaps because they aren’t actually scheduled to fight anytime soon. It was like watching two old friends argue about who was the better high school athlete, in that you could sense a mutual respect underneath it all (despite McGregor’s early assertion that Faber was “harmless”). Even when McGregor was aiming his best zingers at the members of Team Alpha Male, Faber never rose above the level of “slight amusement.”

Video after the jump. 

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VIDEO: WMMA Fighter Monique Bastos Chokes Out Would-Be Mugger

Reason #1001 Not to Rob *Anyone* in Brazil: If they aren’t ready to lay you out with a 2×4, chances are they know Jiu-Jitsu.

It seems like fairly obvious advice, but it’s something I bet Wesley Sousa de Araujo (aka the desperate sumbitch in the video above) wish had known before he and a friend attempted to steal strawweight fighter Monique Bastos‘ phone on her way to Jiu-Jitsu class Tuesday night.

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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Officially Retires From MMA, Accepts UFC Position as “Athlete Relations Ambassador”


(No, Antonio, we salute YOU. via Getty.)

Following a heartbreaking two-year stretch that saw him submitted by Fabricio Werdum, KO’d by Roy Nelson, and outpointed by Stefan Struve, Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira has finally decided to end to his legendary 17 year career.

Said the man himself (via MMAFighting):

I have mixed feelings. I’m sad for leaving but happy with this new job in the UFC. I remember when I met [Junior dos Santos], he was brave in training, and before his UFC debut against the current champion Fabricio Werdum, I told Dana White to watch for his uppercut. And that’s how he beat him. I have good eyes for new talent, and I will look for new talents in this new generation.

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