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On This Day in MMA History: The New Old Vitor Belfort TKO’s Rich...

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Before You Leave the Office Today, Watch Matt Brown Knock Out Mike Pyle in 29 Seconds [VIDEO]

The fights are tomorrow, dudes. Come back to CagePotato.com at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT for our liveblog of the UFC on FOX 12 main card. Have a great weekend!

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Friday Links: Matt Brown Drops an R-Bomb (?), Vitor Belfort Goes Hard on Instagram, The Rock Smacks Down Bullies + More

Some must-see highlights from our bros around the blogosphere.

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Jeff ‘Karmaatemycat’ Watts Scored a First-Round Submission at Cage Titans 19, And We Finally Have a Video to Show You

The fight itself starts at the 5:57 mark, and Jeff comes out in three-point troll stance, daring Barrett to enter his world. Barrett gets so flustered that he slips to the mat trying to uppercut Jeff in the face.

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Video: This One-Punch Walk-Off Slow-Motion Falling-Tree Street-Fight Easy-Listening Knockout Is FAAAAABULOUS!!

Yeah, that's a lot of adjectives for a fight that lasts two seconds. But hey, watch the video yourself and see if we're lying to you.

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Nick Diaz Re-Signs With UFC (!), Anderson Silva Fight Possible for February 2015 (!!!)

"I've been doing a whole lot of not getting punched around-type stuff," Diaz said Thursday afternoon. "It's been a good experience having this much time off."

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Paulo Thiago vs. Joe Riggs Booked for UFC Fight Night 51 — Yes, *That* Joe Riggs. Seriously.

Maybe they signed Joe Riggs to bring Nick Diaz out of retirement?

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#ThrowbackThursday: 25 Rare and Classic UFC Photos From the ’90s

When men were men, knuckles were bare, and wearing a singlet in the cage was totally acceptable.

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Watch This ‘Black Fedor’ Daniel Cormier Highlight Video and Get Excited

With Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier now booked as the UFC 178 main event, one question remains: Are you ready to come to daddy?

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Alexander Gustafsson Suffers Knee Injury, Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Set for New UFC 178 Main Event

The UFC confirmed the bad news this evening, but luckily the promotion has a replacement already loaded up — and it's the fight that Jones wanted all along.

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Chael Sonnen: Future NSAC Advisor, and Other Lowlights From Today’s NSAC Hearing

Sweet justice!!!

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Vitor Belfort Breezes Through NSAC Licensing Hearing, Will Face Chris Weidman at UFC 181 in Las Vegas

In retrospect, we should have known better to expect the Nevada State Athletic Commission to crack down on Vitor Belfort. Too much money was on the line.

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BTW, The Guy With the Coolest Nickname in MMA is Returning to Competition at Bellator 123

BARN CAT! BARN CAT! BARN CAT!

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Today in Trolling: Josh Thomson Says Larger Fighters Are ‘One Dimensional’, ‘Not Mixed Martial Artists’

"They're not as good as the 55-pounders and below. They're just not. To me that's just a fact."

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Barnburner Alert: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier a Go for UFC 178

Will Poirier be able to halt the rise of Conor McGregor, or is he destined for the Irishman's highlight reel?

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Fitness Motivation: 21 Photos of Sexy Women Holding Dumbbells

This week's batch of fitness motivation photos focuses on the humble dumbbell — the training equipment of choice for sexy ladies staring pensively off into the distance.

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Update: Khabib Nurmagomedov Out Until January 2015 With Torn Meniscus

We wanted to pass along a quick update on Khabib Nurmagomedov, who made history on Friday by pulling out of a fight against Donald Cerrone just 20 minutes after he agreed to it. (Beat that, Lil' Nog!)

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Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez *Tentatively* Booked for UFC 181 on December 6th (Tentatively.)

Let us have just this one, TUF coaches curse...

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Video: Leonard Garcia Drops Legacy FC Title in Submission Loss to Damon Jackson; ‘Bad Boy Era’ Comes to an Abrupt End

Jackson increases his undefeated record to 9-0, with all wins via stoppage within the first two rounds. So maybe we should keep an eye on this guy.

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Help Wanted: What Was Your Worst Experience at an MMA Gym?

Were you suckered into training poison-hand techniques at a McDojo? Did you catch a gnarly staph infection from unwashed mats? Did a friendly sparring session with Hector Lombard leave you with a debilitating injury? Were you slapped around for selling steroids out of the locker room? (Hey, it happens.)

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Our Prediction…Pain: Bellator Signs Melvin Manhoef (!) and Re-Signs Paul Daley

I pray for the poor locals who get matched up against these guys for their big debuts.

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Quote of the Day: Tim Kennedy Goes Nuclear on Vitor Belfort’s (Alleged) Drug Use, Says Belfort Won’t Be Able to Compete Clean

"I don't care if he's like, drinking Jesus' blood like he says he is or whatever, it doesn't work that way. Like, he's been using steroids for like 15 or 20 years, and he still is using them."

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NBD, But CagePotato Was Just Quoted By THE F*CKING NEW YORKER

Let it be written that on this day, validation was spelled C-A-G-E-P-O-T-A-T-O.

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CagePotato Ban: Saying You Don’t Care If Your Opponents Are Using PEDs

You think it makes you look like a badass. Instead, it makes your sport look like a joke.

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Is MMA About to Enter a New Golden Age?

MMA was headed for a perplexing time when it was simultaneously bigger than ever but smaller than ever, when the fighters were more talented but less popular than ever. A series of fortunate events and circumstances can change all that.

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UFC Fight Night 46 Results: Conor McGregor Tears Through Diego Brandao

Conor McGregor wowed the Irish audience with his destruction of Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night 46.

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UFC Fight Night 46: McGregor vs. Brandao — Live Results & Commentary

Round-by-round results for the King of Dublin's UFC homecoming and the rest of the main card scraps will be right here beginning at 3 p.m. ET / noon PT.

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Dana White Enters the “Public Burial” Phase of His Break-Up With Nate Diaz

Maybe White will eventually figure out that the common denominator in all of his hostile relationships is himself. Nah, he won't.

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Friday Links: A Day in Dublin With Conor McGregor, Dana White Hoping for Ronda vs. Gina in December, Kids Swearing in Movies + More

Some must-see highlights from our friends around the Internet.

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CagePotato Roundtable #33: What is the Greatest One-Minute Fight of All Time?

How good can a fight *really* be if it ends quicker than Michael Bisping's prom night? That's just the question we're trying to answer in this week's CP Roundtable.

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Barnburner Alert: Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Reportedly Booked for UFC 178 in September [UPDATE: GOD DAMN IT]

Not only is it a fantastic matchup, it could potentially produce a title contender, as both men are currently hovering around the top of the 155-pound division.

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