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An Open Letter to Mixed Martial Artists About to Post Something Stupid on Social Media

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***Late last night, former light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson took to Twitter and Facebook to vent his frustrations regarding an “ugly woman at the gym” who was “stretching where people are supposed to lift.” It was an incredibly poor lapse in judgement for Johnson, who has a long and very public history with domestic violence, and he has wisely since deleted the posts. But in the hopes of curbing Johnson — or any other MMA fighters, really — from posting something incredibly stupid and/or defamatory on social media in the future, we’ve written the following open letter.***


Dream-Casting the Upcoming Ronda Rousey Porn Parody, ‘Ronda ArouseMe’

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Following her superstar-making performance against Bethe Correia at UFC 190 last weekend, it was revealed that Ronda Rousey would be bestowed with the highest honor of celebrity achievable in today’s society: A porn parody based upon her life.

Entitled Ronda ArouseMe: Grounded and Pounded, the parody from Burning Angel productions will star Kleio Valentien (pictured above) in the titular role, as well as Sammie Six in the role of Rousey’s nemesis, “Miesha Taint.” But because this is the internet, and because the line between pornography and mixed martial arts has always been a thin one, we’ve decided to go ahead and play casting (couch) agent for this surefire AVN awards sweeper, along with some help from the UG.


CagePotato Poll: Was Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice a Work?

(Here it is: What will soon be known as the Zapruder film of MMA footage.)

Chalk it up to the marketing brilliance of Ken Shamrock, the Coker Era of Bellator matchmaking, or the undeniable Internet prescence of Kimbo Slice, but here it is Monday morning, and the only thing anyone can talk about is the Bellator 138 main event. Nevermind that there was a perfectly acceptable UFC Fight Pass card over the weekend as well, or that Bellator 138′s co-main event featured one of the most brilliant comebacks you will ever see — all we want to know is: Did the 51-year-old man take a dive against the 41-year-old man?

This is, of course, a ludicrous question to anyone who saw the axe wound that Slice opened up over Shamrock’s eye, but then again, when has a piece of obvious evidence like that ever stopped us from crafting completely nonsensical conspiracy theories? Internet’s gotta Internet, amiright? You can count Joe Rogan among the Shammy-Slice truthers, so with that in mind, we decided mocked up a little survey to make sure all your voices are heard (as long as those voices conform to 1 of the 4 options we’ve allowed you to choose from).

Join us after the jump to weigh in! 


Dude Wipes, Spray Tans, and Unnecessary Side Burns: A Bellator 138 Weigh-Ins Exclusive

(All photos via Chad Blessinger.)

By Zach Heim and Chad Blessinger

Describing the atmosphere of a Bellator weigh-in — especially one headlined by the freakiest freakshow fight this side of Kinnikuman vs. Bob Sapp – is a difficult thing to do on paper. The energy is not quite as high as at the typical UFC event (well, a pay-per-view, anyway) and the loudest bouts of applause from the half-filled floor seating generally are oft reserved for the bevy of local fighters competing on the evening’s undercard. There is a distinct lack of frills at a Bellator event, which makes sense given that the promotion is now run under the guidance of Scott “No Nonsense” Coker.

At yesterday afternoon’s Bellator 138: Unfinished Business weigh-ins, which took place at the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis, the atmosphere was similarly underwhelming for a card that features the likes of Patricio Pitbull, Daniel Straus, and Michael Chandler to name a few. It was the featherweight champion who made the biggest impact, however, both on and off the scale. After missing weight on his first try, Pitbull frustratingly addressed the media about being the co-main event to a couple of fighters he felt “sorry for” before openly admitting that he would NOT be watching their fight. Talk about a company man, amiright?


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)

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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)


Friday Link Dump: Pettis Sidelined Again, Fighters React to Reebok Deal, Funniest Help Wanted Signs + More

(Video footage of Albuquerque PD searching Jon Jones’ car. The pipe is to be expected, but the “sh*tload of condoms”? Priceless.)

-Anthony Pettis Injures Elbow, Tentatively Scheduled to be Sidelined for Four-to-Six Months Following Surgery (MMAFighting)

-Edson Barboza Steps in for Anthony Pettis to Fight Myles Jury at UFC on FOX 16 (MMAMania)

-Fighters Respond to the Official UFC Reebok Payscale on Twitter (BloodyElbow)

-As Gripes over UFC Outfitting Deal Pile Up, Will Backlash Be More Than Words? (Bleacher Report)

-10 Reasons to Watch a Rare MMA Co-Promotion and Some UFC fights This Weekend (MMAJunkie)

-Matt Brown: “I Don’t Really Wish Anything Good for Jon Jones at This Point.” (FoxSports)

-Honest Trailers – Fifty Shades of Grey (100th Episode!) (Screen Junkies)

-Know Your 2016 Presidential Candidate: Ben Carson (Every Joe)

-Hot Girls and Tattoos – All The Girls Mom Warned You About (Radass)

-The 20 Funniest Help Wanted Signs (World Wide Interweb)

-8 Weird Simulation Games that Actually Exist (Escapist)


Friday Link Dump: OneFC 26 Results, UFC 186′s Glum Ticket Sales, Gomi vs. Lauzon @ UFC on FOX 16 + More

(Askren vs. Santos in its entirety, via Youtuber Fancy M.)

ONE Championship 26 Results: Ben Askren vs. Luis Santos Ruled No Contest After Bizarre Scene in Manila (MMAFighting)

Joe Rogan And Mike Goldberg React To The ‘Star Wars’ Trailer In This Brilliant Mashup (Uproxx)

Gegard Mousasi’s camp reveals lawsuit against John Makdessi, Fear the Fighter (MMAJunkie)

Joe Lauzon vs. Takanori Gomi Set for UFC on FOX 16 (BloodyElbow)

UFC 186: Bell Centre Closes Part of Venue, Ticket Sales Looking Glum (Bleacher Report)

Georges St. Pierre Talks Career Regrets and Possible WWE Future (Fox Sports)

Paramount’s Rolling Out A TV Adaptation Of ‘Galaxy Quest’ (Screen Junkies)

University Censorship and the Risk to Free Speech (EveryJoe)

Kelly Brook is So Sexy it Isn’t Fair (32 Photos) (Radass)

The 20 Worst Moments in Selfie Stick History (World Wide Interweb)

8 RPGs that Let You Talk Your Way Through Danger (The Escapist)


Friday Link Dump: Live UFC 185 Weigh-Ins, How to Pronounce Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Crafting a Burger the Heming-way + More

Carla Esparza Must Prove She’s Right Strawweight for the Job (Bleacher Report)

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From Chechnya to New Jersey: Khusein Khaliev’s MMA Odyssey (BloodyElbow)

Roy Nelson Hopes Alistair Overeem Hasn’t Become a Safety First Jackson’s Fighter (FoxSports)

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8 Classic Multiplayer Arcade Games (The Escapist)

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Military Chow: The Four (or Five) Basic Food Groups (EveryJoe)

The Ultimate Foreign Celebrity Commercial Compilation (WorldWideInterweb)

Robert Downey Jr. Presents Real Bionic Arm to 7-Year-Old Boy (Pop Hangover)

For Whom the Dinner Bell Tolls: Crafting a Burger the Heming-way (Made Man)


World Series of Fighting Signs MMA/”Crime” Fighter Phoenix Jones

Now that he’s been profiled by ESPN, it would be safe to say that Phoenix Jones (aka Ben Fodor) is quite the hot commodity right now. His recent Twitter postings seem to back this notion, as does the fact that he’s recently gone full War Machine and changed his name. With a 15-2 ammy record and 5-0-1 pro record at just 26 years of age, it’d also be safe to say that the guy’s made enough noise *and* proven himself enough to be called up to the big leagues. (looking at you, guy whose name rhymes with Bee Phlegm Skunk).

Regardless of how you feel about Jones, WSOF President Ray Sefo told MMAjunkie today that the undefeated welterweight has signed a multi-fight deal with World Series of Fighting, with his debut expected to take place at WSOF 20 on April 10. No opponent has yet to be named, but our bet is on Afro Ninja.


Ronda Rousey: The Cleaner

By Chris Huntemann, Columnist

Given that it’s tax season, it’s a good time to remember that are there three guarantees in life: death, taxes and Ronda Rousey once again showing why she is the best female fighter on the planet with a first-round demolition of her opponent.

Rousey’s performance at UFC 184 last month was her finest to date. She submitted Cat Zingano, widely regarded as Rousey’s biggest challenge, in 14 seconds. While Rousey was aided by an absolutely horrible strategy by Zingano, her virtuoso performance led to another discussion of who has what it takes to dethrone Rousey. It also led to a ridiculous conversation of whether or not Rousey could compete against and defeat male fighters in the UFC’s bantamweight division. The less time spent on that absurd notion that accomplishes nothing but trying to discredit the great fighter Rousey is, the better.