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Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson — iPPV Stream and Open Discussion Thread

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Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson kicks off today at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, featuring a horde of female talent including Jessica Penne, Michelle Waterson, Vanessa Porto, Cris Cyborg, Sarah Kaufman, Zoila Frausto Gurgel, Kaitlin Young, Julia Budd, Bec Hyatt, and last but not least, WMMA staredown queen Rose Namajunas. Rose will be kicking off the prelims rocking CagePotato’s familiar Devil’s Horns logo, so don’t be late — purchase your Internet pay-per-view ticket in the streaming player above and throw down your thoughts in the comments section throughout the night.

And one more thing: Our own Doug “ReX13″ Richardson has been allowed into the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City as a member of the media (LOL!), and he’ll be posting additional updates during the show on our twitter page, @cagepotatomma. Don’t miss it.


Open Thread: Does Anybody Even Care Anymore?

(We know the feeling, bro.)

It’s been a rough year, Potato Nation. Over the last six months or so, there have been a hell of a lot of days where it seems like there’s absolutely nothing going on in the world of MMA, and we’ve often found ourselves struggling to find news items and discussion topics that are genuinely worth writing about. I can think of several possible explanations for this…

- Some of the greatest fighters in the world have been sidelined due to injuries (see: GSPJose Aldo) and steroid suspensions (see: Alistair Overeem, Cris Cyborg).

- Some of the most controversial fighters in the world are on semi-permanent leave. (see: Nick Diaz, Gina CaranoBrock Lesnar).

- Some of the fighters who got you hooked on MMA in the first place have retired. (see: Chuck Liddell, Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko Cro Cop, Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture).

- The increased UFC event schedule has made each individual event feel less important, both because there are so many of them now, and because truly “stacked” events are so rare.

- War Machine just hasn’t shared any good stories lately.

- I’ve been writing about this stuff for nearly five years, we’ve already published every single Top Ten list there is to think of, and I’m just burned out on the sport. (Full disclosure: I had my first kid in February, so maybe everything else just seems less interesting in comparison.)

Here’s what I’m wondering: Do you feel like 2012 has been a slow news year for MMA, or is it just me? And if the sport has gotten dull for you this year, why do you think that is? Are any of you more excited now about MMA than you’ve ever been? And if you believe that 2012 has been an off-year in MMA, do you think things will improve next year when everybody’s healthy again (fingers crossed)?

Give me your thoughts in the comments section. Don’t be shy.