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CagePotato Tribute: The Failure to Intimidate


(Gina Carano, rising above her fears. Pic: MenVersus.com)

When signing a business contract, one must be acutely aware of the fine print. Companies often try to sneak in language and terms which may later allow them to catch the other party off guard and emerge victorious in the battle for the almighty dollar.

I’d like to think that signing a contract for an MMA bout is a bit more straightforward. You’re told upfront in no uncertain terms that the opposing party’s objective is to physically hurt you. It’s a special breed that can accept those terms and believe in themselves enough to sign on the dotted line.

Despite that rampant self-confidence—or perhaps because of it—many fighters attempt to psyche out their opponent and gain the upper-hand before the first punch has even been thrown. When successful, it makes for an easier night’s work. When it fails, the would-be intimidator is left looking foolish. The comeuppance may come in a laugh at his expense or a lop-sided asswhooping, but either way it’s a sight to behold.

Join us for a closer look at what happens when fear is not a factor in mixed martial arts.

 

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CagePotato PSA: Leave the Fighting to the *Sober* Trained Professionals


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We’ve all seen this guy at some point in our lives. A big, lumbering, normally quiet and unassuming ox, who gets a few Jagerbombs into him and thinks he’s the streetfighting equivalent of Chuck Liddell. We like to think that’s how Tank Abbott got his start as a fighter.

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Happy Halloween: Andy’s Chuck Liddell Costume on ‘Parks and Recreation’ [VIDEO]


(Props: NBC.com via BloodyElbow)

MMA’s awkward march into the mainstream continues! Last night on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, lovable meathead Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) co-hosted a Halloween party, and showed off his Chuck Liddell costume. It isn’t clear if the pitcher of beer was meant to be part of it. A scene from the episode is above; a photo of Andy doing the classic Iceman pose is after the jump.

Please share your own ridiculous Halloween costume plans in the comments section.

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‘Cheick Kongo is a Dirty Fighter’ and 13 Other UFC 137 Observations by Google Search Autofill


(The Interweb never lies)

We can be pretty critical sometimes, but it’s that snarky candour that prompts most of the Potato Nation to navigate over to our site several dozen times a day. As harsh as our observations may be at times, they are nothing compared to the frank and biting results returned from Google search’s autofill.

Check out our gallery of 14 UFC 137-related searches after the jump, and if you’re Cheick Kongo remember: it wasn’t us this time; it was the Internet. Tell JayT to call off the hit.

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Video: Chuck Liddell Returns to the Cage on ‘Hawaii Five-0′


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Fresh of his various appearances in our Hayabusa Cameo Contest, former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell popped up on Hawaii Five-0 recently, showcasing an entirely different side of his acting abilities, this time playing “cage fighter.” I’ll give all due credit to Alex O’Loughlin for not only fighting up a couple of weight classes, but for taking part in the most brutal charity match this side of Rocky vs. Thunderlips. And is it just us, or does Chucky boy have “that look” in his eyes yet again?

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Movember Gallery: The Greatest Facial Hair in MMA History


(You can make fun of your opponent’s voice, and you can trash his fighting style. But mock a man’s sideburns, and you’re asking for the worst beating of your life.)

Start sharpening your razors, folks: We’re just eight days away from the official start of Movember! To help get you in the moustache-growing spirit, we’ve put together a photo gallery of our favorite facial hair arrangements in MMA history, which you can check out after the jump.

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Friday Afternoon Link Dump


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- The definitive collection of Ariel Helwani interviews including ours (BleacherReport)

- Dana White is number 38 on AskMen’s top 49 most influential men of 2011 list (AskMen)

- Miss CoEd Brigette Cadriel (DoubeViking)

- The incredible interchangeable films of Steven Seagal (FilmDrunk)

- How to defend against different attacks (MadeMan)

- 5 weird holidays nobody should ever celebrate (Clutch.MTV)

- 20 kickass sidekicks (HolyTaco)

- Last night I ‘accidentally’ discovered a ProElite ring girl secretly does porn (MiddleEasy)

- Jamie Varner un-retires to fight for XFC (MMAFighting)

- Tavares out, Stark in against Jacoby at UFC 137 (UFC.com)

- Of course Ben Stiller was picked to direct a period horror film (ScreenJunkies)

- UFC in 3-D to hit theatres Feb. 4 (CageWriter)

- 20 creepiest fighters in MMA history (LowKick)

- CSI: Legoland is incredible (TuVez)

 

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Opinion: Dana White and the UFC Should Force Matt Hughes Into Retirement


(Dust in the wind / All we are is dust in the wind.” Photo via MMAFighting)

When Dana White first attempted to end Chuck Liddell’s MMA career in 2009, the move was met with mixed feelings by the MMA community. Though it was admirable to see a fight promoter put his friend’s health before profits, it seemed unfair that Liddell had no say in his own retirement. After all he gave to the sport, didn’t he deserve to go out on his own terms?

At the time, Liddell was riding back-to-back knockout losses against Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua. He had reached the end of the line as a top competitor, and didn’t need any more concussions in his life. And yet, he convinced White to give him one last dance against Tito Ortiz. Then, Ortiz pulled out of their fight, and Rich Franklin stepped in and knocked Chuck out again.

In a way, it was the saddest knockout of Chuck’s career because of how well he was doing up until he lost consciousness. He was clearly motivated and in great shape — but after 12 years of standing and banging, it only took a single off-balance hook to shut his brain off.

I’m sure Dana White regretted the way the situation turned out, and the role he played in allowing Liddell to suffer another head-trauma. And I hope he learned a lesson that he can now use in dealing with Matt Hughes.

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Wednesday Morning MMA Link Club: Paul Daley Beefs With BAMMA, Strikeforce Announcer Blows It, Chuck Liddell’s Next Acting Role + More


(Damn. Mandy Moore is looking *rough*. / UFC 135 crowd gif via caposa)

- What’s Next for UFC 135′s Winners and Losers? (NBC Sports MMA)

- Exclusive: Paul Daley Discusses Beef With BAMMA and His Desire to Return to the UFC (BleacherReport.com/MMA)

- Here’s That Strange and Awkward Moment From Last Weekend’s Strikeforce Challengers (MiddleEasy)

- EliteXC’s Gary Shaw Tried To Sign Fedor Emelianenko, But Wouldn’t Meet M-1 Global’s Demands (MMA Convert)

- Chuck Liddell Talks Retirement, FOX Deal and ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Cameo (MMA Fighting)

- Save the Day: MMAMania Interview Exclusive With Demetrious Johnson (MMA Mania)

- ‘UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage’ Exclusive Photo Gallery (TheFightNerd)

- Jeff Monson Asks Pat Miletich, “How Can You Not Consider America a Terror Organization?” (FightOpinion)

- Charlie Brenneman: I Have Everything I’ve Ever Wanted Within My Grasp [Exclusive] (LowKick)

- Vitor Belfort Interested in December Dance Against Winner of Sonnen/Stann (Five Ounces of Pain)

- Dominick Cruz Lives Cheap, Enjoys Cruising in a Honda Civic (5th Round)

- UFC 135: Payout Perspective (MMA Payout)

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Pic of the Day: Chuck has that Look in his Eyes *Again*


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I’ll be honest: I don’t know the complete back-story to this photograph that was posted on Luke Rockhold’s Facebook page. I’m assuming it is from one of the AKA weddings that took place earlier this year (Both Cain Velasquez and Josh Thomson got married this summer), but I may be wrong. It’s really not that important.

What is important is that, from this picture, I can gather two things. Number one, Jon Fitch is clearly the life of the party. Why fans consider the man boring I’ll never fully understand. And number two, Chuck Liddell is just high on life. It’s nice to see that despite retiring from MMA, Chuck Liddell still has that look in his eyes that made him a legend in the sport. If this man weren’t still getting tested by someone, I’d probably draw slightly different conclusions about the whole “high on _____” thing. But when you’re as rich and successful as Chuck Liddell, life can be one helluva drug.

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