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And Now He’s Fired: Jared Rosholt Released by the UFC For Being Boring, Basically


(A fittingly memorable photo for a fittingly memorable fighter. Farewell to thee, Jeremy Rosewall.)

Because some of you fans (and to be fair, some of us in the media) are still convinced that MMA is a sport and not a form of entertainment, there has been a bit of a reaction to the firing of UFC heavyweight Jared Rosholt — if “(*wanking motion*)” counts as a reaction nonetheless.

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Tank Abbott Pulled From Dan Severn Superfight For the Most Tank Abbott of Reasons


(For reference, this is “in shape” Tank Abbott.)

(*wipes away tear*)

Guys, I’m not quite sure how to break this, so I’ll just come right out and say it. You remember that mother of all freakshow fights between Tank Abbott and Dan Severn that was supposed to headline that insanely-awesome looking UR Fight card this weekend? You know, the one that was set to feature Sonnen vs. Bisping in a grappling match, Angle vs. Mysterio in a professional wrestling match, and Roy Jones Jr. killing a guy? The one that was basically the summation of everything great about America in an era dominated by PC feminazi libtards who want to take away our guns?

It’s off. The fight is off and my heart is literally tearing in two right now.

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Friday Link Dump: UFC 196 Sets Record PPV Numbers, Jones & Cormier At It Again, Animated Movies That Make Guys Cry + More


(“Stupid Things People Ask UFC Fighters” via MMAInterviews)

Dana White: UFC 196 Did 1.5 Million PPV Buys (BloodyElbow)

Reps From Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier Camps Detail Pre-Press Conference Altercation (MMAFighting)

A Man of His Word: UFC Commentator Jon Anik Gets ’209′ Tattoo (MMAJunkie)

The Mental Game: Does Ronda Rousey Have What It Takes to Regain Her Throne? (Bleacher Report)

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And Now He’s Retired (Again): Severe Heart Condition Ends Chris Leben’s Bellator Return Before It Begins

Chris Leben UFC interview

If you were one of the almost everyone who thought that nothing good could come of Chris Leben’s unretirement, then boy do we have some good news for you. And by good news, we of course mean “somehow even more terrible news.”

The longtime UFC veteran, who called an end to his 11-year career back in January of 2014 only to sign with Bellator last month, has recently been forced out of his promotional debut according to MMAJunkie…and not for the reasons you might think.

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A Former BJPenn.com Writer Has Accused Penn Of Some Pretty Horrific Stuff


(Say it ain’t so, BJ. via Getty.)

If you’ve ever wondered what current day CagePotato would look like with slightly more readers and slightly less credibility, look no further than BJPenn.com. The site that owes its namesake to the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champ has become one of the more ridiculed destinations for MMA news over the years (next to, you know, *us*), having been accused of blatantly stealing videos and entire articles from other MMA sites without attributing the proper credit on several occasions. It’s also been criticized as being regularly prone to grammatical mistakes, which is arguably even more shamful. Shamful, indeed.

But we’re not here to take pot shots at one of our peers, we’re here to talk about the rather horrific accusations that one of the BJPenn.com’s former writers have lobbed at the man himself following a falling out with the website.

Details after the jump. 

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Rampage Jackson Settles Lawsuit With Bellator…By Heading Back to Bellator


Together again at last. (FLAWLESS Photoshop work by yours truly.)

If you’re like us, you’ve not only forgotten that Quinton Jackson has been locked in a bitter contract dispute with Bellator for over a year, but that he in fact violated that contract in order to re-sign with the UFC and take a fight against Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186 last year — a fight which, again, you may have also forgotten ever happened.

Well, he has been, and the falling out has been vicious — like, “Rampage vs. the UFC” vicious – with both parties claiming breach of contract against the other and preliminary injunctions being upheld and overturned seemingly at random. Today however, it looks like Rampage has squashed yet another of his many beefs, and will be heading back to one of his many former promotions as a result.

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Gallery: Ronda Rousey’s Sports Illustrated Body Paint Photoshoot


(via Sports Illustrated)

Sure, it’s nothing we haven’t seen before, but here it is: Ronda Rousey‘s full photoshoot for this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition in all its body-painted glory.  

Gallery after the jump.

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Friday Link Dump: Former UFC Champ Kevin Randleman Passes Away, Bisping Goes on the Attack, Worst Valentine’s Gifts Ever + More


(Even against a non-English speaker, Michael Bisping still can’t win a war of the words. via MMAFighting)

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Kevin Randleman Passes Away at 44 (BloodyElbow)

Michael Bisping: Anderson Silva Cheated His Entire Career (MMAFighting)

Tito Ortiz Cited for Misdemeanor Battery After Allegedly Grabbing Woman’s Phone at Club (MMAJunkie)

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The Worst Fight of 2015, Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Konstantin Erokhin, Somehow Just Got Worse


(via Getty)

In our recap of the best, worst, and most insane moments that MMA had to offer in 2015, we bestowed the Potato Award for “Worst Fight of the Year” to Gabriel Gonzaga and Konstantin Erokhin’s scrap (if you could call it that) at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale, writing:

For three endless, slogging rounds, Gonzaga and Erokhin circled, stared, circled, and stared at each other, seemingly too scared to engage while the 1,800 people in attendance showered (or perhaps sprinkled, considering how few of them there were) them with boos.

By the time the abysmal contest had wrapped up, the pair of heavyweights had combined for just 35 significant strikes in total, with Gonzaga’s 20 strikes (and 2 takedowns!) earning him the victory.

Truthfully, we cannot even begin to imagine how a fight could possibly be worse than the Gonzaga vs. Erokhin already was, but somehow, someway, recent developments have allowed us to downgrade it from “piss-poor” to “the absolute nadir of professional mixed martial arts.”

Details after the jump. 

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Tim Means Hit With USADA Violation, “Cowboy” vs. “Cowboy” Now Headlines Fight Night 83


(Means puts the stamp on John Howard. via Getty)

Welterweight Tim Means might be best known for once getting KO’d by a sauna, but it turns out that he’s actually a pretty talented fighter in his own right (and boasts one of the best nicknames in the game to boot). Since returning to the UFC in 2014, “The Dirty Bird” has put together a respectable 5-2 record, with wins over TUF 19 finalist Dhiego Lima and George Sullivan among others.

Fresh off a second round starching of John Howard at Fight Night 80 in December, Means was set to welcome Donald Cerrone to the welterweight division at Fight Night 83 later this month in a fight that had “fireworks” written all over it. Unfortunately for us, Means’ recent out-of-competition test happened to have FAILURE written all over it as well, resulting in “The Dirty Bird” being pulled from the card and yet another main event being placed in jeopardy.

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