Steroids in MMA
Which MMA Fighter Will Test Positive For Steroids Next?

November, 2015

Friday Link Dump: Dana White Talks Ronda Rousey, De La Hoya and Jay Z Make $100K Wager, and More Ronda Rousey


(Video via MMA Fighting)

Ronda Rousey: Miesha Tate’s Best Shot is to Wait Until I Retire (MMA Junkie)

Cyborg Demonstrates How Rousey Sets Up Her Throws (Fox Sports)

De La Hoya, Jay Z Make $100K Wager Over Canelo vs. Cotto (Bloody Elbow)

Crop Cop Admits to Injecting Growth Hormone for Injured Shoulder (MMA Mania)

Read More DIGG THIS

The Ronda Rousey Problem: Why the Breaking Point is Near

Ronda Rousey - UFC 193 Open Workouts
Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Stop me if you’ve heard this song and dance before: Ronda Rousey has an upcoming pay-per-view match and her opponent is hyped up to be her toughest challenge ever. However, a few seconds into the fight, Rousey wins an uncompetitive mismatch.

That exact scenario is going to happen again at UFC 193. The Ronda Rousey problem for Dana White is simple: there’s not a 135-pound woman in the world that can beat her or even give her a serious fight.

Read More DIGG THIS

Conor McGregor: Is He Real or Fake?

Conor McGregor

The Conor McGregor story is about to hit its peak and what sucks is I think he’s fake.

Don’t get me wrong, I love watching the guy. It was cool to think there was a badass walking around the planet with unmatched bravado and the skills to back it up. It was kind of like Conor was a Chael Sonnen who could actually win.

But there are three telltale signs that Conor will be a flash in the pan with the all too familiar meteoric rise to the top followed by a quick fall to retirement.

Read More DIGG THIS

Mirko Cro Cop Withdraws From UFC Seoul, Retires From MMA Again


(via Getty.) 

It’s been a long, strange journey for Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic — one full of ups, downs, and plenty of bumps and bruises along the way. From his incredible one-night performance at the 2006 Pride Open Weight Tournament, to his retirement from the sport in 2011, to his return to the UFC and redemptive victory over Gabriel Gonzaga, Mirko Cro Cop will forever be remembered as one of the sport’s most iconic figures and a trailblazer in the defining age of mixed martial arts.

And today, it looks like that trail has finally come to an end.

Read More DIGG THIS

Fight Night 77 Aftermath, Or, A Plea From A Sleep-Deprived UFC Fan


(Hey, at least one of us is getting some shut-eye. via Getty.) 

To whom it may concern (attn: L Fertitta),

Before we even get started, we here at CagePotato wanted to first congratulate your promotion on an absolutely stellar night of fights this weekend. On paper, Fight Night 77 looked as if it would be one of the best FN cards in the UFC’s history, and we’re happy to admit that it largely exceeded our already heightened expectations from top-to-bottom. A credit is due to both Sean Shelby and Joe Silva for their continuously amazing efforts.

Now that we’ve sucked you off enough to possibly earn our credentials back, we feel the need to raise our concerns about what has become an increasingly discouraging aspect of both your Fight Night and pay-per-view cards: The pacing.

Read More DIGG THIS

Friday Link Dump: Alan Belcher Retires, Reasons to Watch Fight Night 77, Ronda Rousey Destroys Feminist Questions + More


(Conor McGregor awakens deez tings. via Blonders)

Alan Belcher Announces Retirement From MMA (MMAFighting)

The MMA Vivisection – UFC Sao Paulo: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 Picks, Odds, and Analysis (BloodyElbow)

10 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Night 77, Including a Pair of Young Dinosaurs (MMAJunkie)

Holly Holm Could Ruin Ronda Rousey for Mainstream Fans (Bleacher Report)

GLORY Kickboxing Headed to ESPN (MMAMania)

Japanese Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Has Loads of New Footage (The Escapist)

New ‘Star Trek’ Show: Dream Crew!! (ScreenJunkies)

Man’s Hilarious Post-It-Note Graphs and Drawings Make Him an Instant Instagram Star (Radass)

The Greatest “Worst Sweaters” Ever (WorldWideInterweb)

This Amazing Compilation Features Ronda Rousey Destroying Feminist Questions (EveryJoe)

Read More DIGG THIS

Ryan Bader vs. Anthony Johnson Booked in Main Event of UFC on FOX 18


(God help Bader if he decides to yoga in that outfit while Rumble is in the building.)

As crazy as it may sound to haters like Uproxx’s Jessica Hudnall, Ryan Bader should be looking at a title shot right now. He’s won five straight in a weight class that is nearly impossible to do so in, he’s done so over increasingly impressive competition, and he’s looked more and more well-rounded with each performance. On the heels of a one-sided decision win over returning former champ Rashad Evans, it seemed as if Bader was all but guaranteed to be the man to face the winner of Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier (which FYI, will be Jon Jones).

But if there’s one thing we’ve learned about the modern era of the UFC, it’s that Reebok Fight Kits are terrible. If there’s a second thing we’ve learned, it’s that title fights are *never* guaranteed. As such, Bader has once again been passed over and instead booked against his toughest opponent to date…

Read More DIGG THIS

Dear MMA Fighters: Never, *Ever* Attempt to Stop a Takedown Like This

As painful as it is to be knocked out via a Rock Bottom-style slam (or must be, I have no idea), at least you can take solace in the fact that, should that scenario befall you, you’d still more than likely get to walk away from the fight in one piece.

Thus, we come to option B for how to deal with a takedown/slam: The “Arm Resist Motion.” It’s an objectively terrible decision no matter how you look at it, yet also understandable given how we instinctively react to falling as a species. Unfortunately in MMA, it’s an instinct that usually results in a horrific injury like the one about to take place above, which happened during a middleweight contest between Pat McCrohan and Buck “Knuckles” Pineau at CES 31 over the weekend.

Read More DIGG THIS

Behold, the First “Rock Bottom” Knockout in MMA History [VIDEO]


(Hat tip: MiddleEasy)

I’ve been saying that more MMA fighters should start incorporating professional wrestling moves into their arsenal from the very moment that Anthony Pettis channeled Rey Mysterio Jr. to kick Ben Henderson in the face. Mixed martial arts is sports entertainment at the end of the day, and who among us wouldn’t pay to, even three times as much for a ticket if there was even the slightest chance of seeing a knockout via The Worm?

Goldy: “Scotty Too Hotty-esque in his fluidity is Demetrious Johnson, Joe.”

Rogan: “UN-BE-LIEV-A-BLE!!”

Thankfully, it appears that former Bellator bantamweight Luis Nogueira has been listening to my impassioned cries for change and delivered just that in the form of MMA’s first ever Rock Bottom KO.

Video after the jump. 

Read More DIGG THIS

[VIDEO] Here’s Conor McGregor Sparring With “The Mountain” From Game of Thrones

Perhaps aware of the fact that he has become the third most talked about thing on the Internet next to Game of Thrones fan theories and your mom, Conor McGregor recently decided to throw down with Hafthor Julius Bjornsson a.k.a “The Mountain” and film it for our entertainment. Why he decided to even playfully spar with a man who could vaporize either one of his already troubled knees with the slightest slip-up is beyond me, but then again, I suspect that the “Notorious” one never thinks that far ahead.

Thankfully for McGregor, this match did not end up with the 6’9, 418 pound goliath crushing his head in ala The Red Viper, who if you think about it, was essentially the Conor McGregor of his time: Cocky, yet collected, and more than likely underestimating his greatest opponent to date. (OH SNAP!)

Read More DIGG THIS
CagePotatoMMA