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Apparently Melendez Will Have to Get Past Masvidal in Dec. Before Heading to the UFC


(Gilbert is just going through the motions until he gets to the Octagon.)

Zuffa announced today that tickets for its planned December 17 Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal event will go on sale next week, meaning Gilbert Melendez likely won’t be heading to the Octagon as planned until at least 2012 if all goes well.

It makes sense that they would have the San Francisco-based fighter headline the event, which will take place in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center, but the question is, who will UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar fight in the meantime? Since “El Nino” likely won’t be ready to go again until at least February, it’s unlikely that the UFC will keep “The Answer” on the shelf for five months.

The card will also include a women’s featherweight championship bout between Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and Hiroko Yamanaka, KJ Noons against a yet-to-be-named opponent, as well as the return of Gina Carano.

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MMA Photo Tribute: 16 Obscene Gestures

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(Tito Ortiz tells The Voice where to stick it.)

I’ve seen all kinds of crazy stuff go down at my local dive bar, and yet I’ve never had a beautiful woman proposition me by giving me the finger. (Oh, but what a magical world that would be.) In honor of Wild Turkey‘s “Give ‘em the Bird” campaign — which is definitely intended for people who live dangerously — we decided to round up the greatest obscene gestures in MMA history. Enjoy these unquestionably rude photos, which continue after the jump, and shoot us some links in the comments section if we’ve left out any good ones.

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(Felice Herrig puts it all out there.)


(Cuddly New York Jets coach Rex Ryan shares his opinion on Strikeforce matchmaking.)

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Introducing the CagePotato.com ‘MMA Hairstyles’ T-Shirt!

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(The “MMA Hairstyles” shirt in athetic gray. Click here for a full-size version of the t-shirt design on its own.)

In collaboration with artist/illustrator Derek Eads, we’re proud to announce the latest semi-official t-shirt design from CagePotato.com. The “MMA Hairstyles” shirt features the iconic silhouettes of 20 MMA stars — or more accurately, 17 actual stars plus three fighters who have made infamous follicular statements. How quickly can you identify them all?

You can purchase this masterpiece for the fair price of $22 at Society6.com in your choice of eight different colors, five different sizes, and two different genders. (Prove your loyalty to the Potato Nation and buy all 80 variations!)

For more of Derek Eads’s pop-cultural work, visit his official site, and check out some of his other art prints including Cage’s Hair Filmography, Murrays, and Samuel L. Jackson “Hollywood’s Target Practice.”

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On This Day in MMA History: August 15 – Cyborg Chases Carano Away From MMA for Two Years


(Surprised they didn’t call this one “Beauty and the Beast.”)

On this day in MMA history two years ago Strikeforce held it’s first event headlined by a women’s championship fight. Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg, which featured a bout between Gina Carano and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos for the inaugural Strikeforce Women’s middleweight (145 pound) championship, took place on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

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The Change-Up: Five Fighters We Wish Could Switch Bodies


(Unlike the rest of us, the eye candy in the back decided to open her eyes for Cyborg.)

By Jason Moles

While suffering through The Change-Up this weekend, I started thinking about the hypothetical situation of MMA fighters switching bodies. Obviously, one fighter would get the short end of the stick, like in all relationships, but other than that, it’s all good news from there. Imagine the man with a warrior spirit and broken body upgrading for a newer model. Imagine the heavy-duty gas-guzzler being replaced by a tiny, eco-friendly, electric car. Imagine experience and youth joining forces to reign terror on anything that steps in its way. So who most deserves a cinematic body-swap? Read on and find out…

BJ Penn and Brock Lesnar
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Advantage: Baby Jay

For years, Penn has been criticized for his lack of self-discipline and willingness to stay in shape. Switching bodies would solve that problem and create what might be the best heavyweight in UFC history. A Nova Uniao Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt with explosive striking and a granite chin, Penn has everything that Lesnar wishes he had. The Prodigy would be a wrecking ball at heavyweight if he had Brock’s body — as long as the viking took the diverticulitis thing with him. If he had to keep the illness during the switch, then I guess we could all agree that we’d like to see Josh Koscheck trade bodies with Brock.

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Video: Check Out Gina Carano Talking About ‘Haywire’ In Her First Interview in Two Years


(Video courtesy of YouTube/GinaCaranodotorg)

Last Friday at Comic-Con Gina Carano made a rare media appearance to promote her upcoming starring role in the Steven Soderbergh blockbuster film “Haywire,” which is set to be released in theatres in January 2012.

The interview above with GinaCarano.org was apparently her first since losing to Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos in 2009.

Check out the full transcription after the jump.

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Video: ‘Haywire’ Official Trailer, Starring Gina Carano


(Props: HaywireMovie)

Damn, Gina! Haywire looks like it might exceed our expectations. Your thoughts?

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Remember to Go See Gina Carano at Comic-Con 2011 Tomorrow


(“Stupid rental car.”)

Unless you’re Ben, in which case you can’t be within 200 yards of “Conviction,” and you’re heading to Comic-Con 2011 tomorrow, remember to go check out the Haywire Q&A with Gina Carano and director Steven Soderbergh from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Hall H.

If you do go make sure you ask Gina some of the questions below that we all want answers to, like:

What was the “medical condition” you had?

When are you fighting next?

Did Antonio Banderas hit on you during filming?

Are you pregnant?

Is it Randy’s?

Did Kit Cope hypnotize you or was it roofies?

What was the best item on the craft services table?

Could you drop the restraining order against Goldstein?

What is your phone number?

Check out another new photo from the movie and the synopsis of the film, (whose release has been delayed until January 20, 2012) after the jump.

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Gina Carano to Appear at Comic-Con 2011 Next Friday to Promote ‘Haywire’

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(Photo courtesy of Relativity Media. For a larger version of Gina’s ferocious scowl, click the image.)

On July 21-24, Comic-Con 2011 will set up at the San Diego Convention Center for a nerd-tastic orgy of comic books (obviously), video games, action films, and at least one nightmare-inducing cosplay pageant. If you plan on attending next weekend, keep in mind that MMA star/actress Gina Carano will be in the building on Friday, July 22nd, as part of a sneak-preview of her long-delayed film Haywire. The presentation will go down from 12:15-1:15 PST in Hall H, if that means anything to you.

According to Carano’s manager Scott Karp, the former “Face of Women’s MMA” is “starting to feel better” following her mysterious withdrawal from Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum, and may soon know about her fighting future. She is currently fielding several film offers.

Haywire was originally scheduled to hit theaters in January of this year. After some re-shoots and delays, the flick is now slated for a January 20, 2012, release.

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GIF Party: MMA Fail 101


ATTENTION PAUL BUENTELLO: Please do this at Bellator 48.  PLEASE.

“The only great failure in life is the failure to try.” -Some old wise man, probably with a large beard

Fail is sort of like porn. You can’t really define it properly, but you know it when you see it. And brother, we’ve seen some fail watching our favorite sport. It can happen anytime, from walking out to the ring, to celebrating your victory (see above), and anytime between. We here at CagePotato hold MMA and fighters in our highest regard … but we still like to point and laugh every once in a while. Allow us to present to you our first (in what we assume will be many) installment of MMA Fails.

Special thanks go out to anyone and everyone who ever GIF’d a video, including the fine people at UpstandingCitizens, MMA-Core, IronForgesIron, and MMATKO.  Props.

Now let’s get it on!

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