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Friday Link Dump: Looking Back at UFC 100, More Details on ‘TUF China’, Best Sports GIFs of 2013 + More


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UFC 100: A Look Back at One of the Biggest Events in UFC History (BloodyElbow)

‘TUF: China’ debuts in November, UFC plans return to Macau, debut in Singapore (MMAJunkie)

Ronda Rousey on Breasts in MMA: Gina Carano Had a ‘Fantastic Rack’ (BleacherReport)

Siyar Bahadurzada Out of UFC on FOX 8 Fight With Robbie Lawler; Bobby Voelker In (MMAFighting)

Arianny Celeste: Top 10 Sexiest Intagram Photos (FightDay)

The Best Sports GIFs of 2013…So Far (Complex)

Functional Fitness: How to Ace an Adventure Race (MensFitness)

5 Coolest Lego Creations (DoubleViking)

Honest Trailers: ‘Grown Ups’ (ScreenJunkies)

The 50 Dirtiest Internet Headlines Ever (WorldWideInterweb)

How Freaking High Is This Guy? [VIDEO] (EgoTV)

Review: Pacific Rim Broke My Heart (FilmDrunk)

12 Really Hot, Really Tall Women (MadeMan)

Daft Punk vs. Sesame Street (Break)

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The Top Five Biggest Moments in UFC History — According to Google

By CagePotato contributor Jason Moles

During the illustrious eighteen-year history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, we’ve witnessed countless brutal beatings, killer knockouts, and spectacular submissions. Simply put, we’ve witnessed a ton of holy $&*% moments!

I’m sure you have your favorites that you’ll share with your grandkids when you’re sitting in the old man’s chair. But have you ever stopped and asked yourself which moments in the past two decades were the biggest on a large scale? Well I did and I went to the largest scale imaginable: the almighty Google and here’s what I found. Remember, Google doesn’t have emotional or monetary interest at stake here. These moments are the ones that have generated the most web traffic via searches, not which ones impacted the sport the most.

5.) St. Pierre Beats Shields at UFC 129 – 04/30/2011

Why it’s ranked: Jake Shields left Strikeforce as champion so essentially casual fans and mainstream media alike viewed this as the first major inter-promotional, champion vs. champion fight. Georges St. Pierre, reigning UFC Welterweight champion and winner of nine straight came out on top of Shields who was riding a fifteen-fight win streak over the past five years.

The UFC went all in on this one hyping this event with the normal Countdown shows in addition to a pretty sweet commercial, the Primetime series, and a flyer in my mailbox reminding me to order the PPV. It was a huge moment in both men’s career primarily because it was the first tough competition either had faced in quite some time up to that point.  The underlying reason this mattered so much is that we all wanted to see the GSP vs. Silva super fight.

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UFC to Counter-Program “Carano vs. Cyborg” With UFC 100 Replay

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(In the edited-for cable version, Lesnar says "I’m gonna drink a [Bud] Light because Bud Light [is the best], and I might even [do something special for] my wife tonight.")

The first stage in Dana White’s plan to destroy Strikeforce and piss on their ashes comes this Saturday at 10 p.m. ET/PT, as Spike will air highlights from UFC 100. The replay card will look like this:

Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir
Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping
Alan Belcher vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Stephan Bonnar vs. Mark Coleman
Shannon Gugerty vs. Matt Grice
Jon Jones vs. Jake O’Brien

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You Have Never Partied This Hard: Georges St. Pierre Edition

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("I’m Something St. Something, bitches." Photos courtesy of this set on Combat Lifestyle.)

Just a little visual counterpoint to yesterday’s post about Georges St. Pierre’s post-UFC 100 drinking binge. Pics of Shonie Carter‘s gold speedo await you after the jump.

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GSP Knows How to Celebrate: “I Drank So Much That I Forgot My Whole Name”

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(For Pete’s sake, the guy’s a world champion. Either get him a proper drink or at least put some tequila and an umbrella in that bad boy.)

Georges St. Pierre has updated his Yardbarker blog with tons of fun info about his UFC 100 experience, including a description of what it felt like to tear his groin all up trying to submit Thiago Alves, and how, despite the pain, he insisted that John Danaher demonstrate what he did wrong in the fight as soon as they got backstage (still think Vaseline is the secret to this guy’s success?).  But the best part is when he tells us how he celebrated the victory:

The next day I went at a pool party at Rehab with all my friends who came to support me. We had a booth (cabana) and it was great spot in the place. I drank so much that I forgot my whole name. It was very cool because at one time, Thiago Alves showed up with his entourage and came in my booth (cabana) and drinking with me and congratulate me for the fight. I thought he was a class act and that prove that he was a real professional athlete and a real good person and a gentleman. I really appreciated it, he’s a great fighter and also a great gentleman, and we had a good time drinking together.
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‘SCM’ Wins Lyoto Machida ‘Karate for MMA’ Pickoff Contest by the Narrowest of Margins

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The UFC 100 installment of our pickoff contest came down to a two-man dogfight between SCM (aka 831 Son) and Arejay (aka RJeezy), who both produced scores of 17, picking every fight correctly except Coleman/Bonnar and Lawlor/Dollaway. As we wrote in the announcement of the contest’s final round:

In case of a tie, we’ll give the DVDs to the picker with the most 3-pointers (winner/method/round predicted correctly), though you should still tell us how long the shortest fight will last, in case the three-pointer thing is a tie as well.

SCM had four three-pointers, compared to Arejay’s three threes, meaning that SCM is the big winner, and will get a copy of Victory Belt’s "Machida-Do Karate for Mixed Martial Arts" 4-DVD box set. So, SCM, please e-mail feedback@cagepotato.com with your address, and we’ll get the set right out to you. And props on predicting the length of the Lesnar/Mir fight within three seconds, even if it wasn’t the shortest fight of the night. Thanks to Victory Belt, and to everyone who played. You’re all winners in our book.

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The Best Photos of UFC 100

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Photos courtesy of The Las Vegas Sun, UFC.com, Sherdog, and MMA Weekly. Click all for larger images; lots more after the jump.

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Videos: The Hammer Is Back, UFC 100 Fight Day Danavlogs


(Props: MMA Fanhouse)

Win or lose, you can always count on Mark Coleman to give up the emotions after a fight. Taking home his first win in over three years against Stephan Bonnar on Saturday, the Hammer was elated. In the video above, Coleman tells us that he can’t stand being called an old man, and guarantees he’ll be a factor in the UFC light-heavyweight division now that he’s changed his mindset and the way he trains. He also denies gassing out at UFC 100: "I always look tired, I’m playing possum…I was fresh, I got better as the fight went on." You can watch the fight here to see just how fresh he looked.

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Did Brock Lesnar Harm MMA’s Image at UFC 100? No, Just His Own

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(Say what you will about his sportsmanship, his howler monkey impression is unassailable.)

Let’s get one thing straight: Brock Lesnar acted like a jerk on Saturday night.  Even by Lesnar standards, which have a certain expectation of jerkishness already built in, he conducted himself poorly.  First he got right in Frank Mir’s face mere seconds after TKO-ing him, just to let us know that he had no intention of being a gracious winner.  When the fans didn’t care for that, he gave them the old double Stockton Heybuddy and implored them to keep booing.  He finished by embarrassing a UFC sponsor and making tentative plans to get on top of his wife, who had to be as flattered as a stripper asked to work the lunchtime shift when she heard that one.

But the question is, with the increased media visibility of this event and this fight, did Lesnar do damage to MMA’s credibility as a real sport in the eyes of mainstream media and casual fans?  The answer is, not unless they’ve never seen pro sports before.

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UFC 100 Salaries: Lesnar, St. Pierre, Henderson Earn Big

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("And I’ll be taking your lunch money every morning, got it geek?")

The UFC paid out $2,190,000 in disclosed salaries and bonuses for Saturday’s UFC 100 show, with the victorious Brock Lesnar, Georges St. Pierre, and Dan Henderson taking home just over half of the total. Lesnar and St. Pierre also earn a percentage of the pay-per-view revenue, which isn’t reflected in the list below; according to MMA Junkie, Lesnar will make about $3 million from the fight even before the majority of his sponsorship money is tallied. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. The salary figures are below:

Brock Lesnar: $400,000 (no win bonus)

Georges St. Pierre: $400,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus)

Dan Henderson: $350,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus, $100,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Yoshihiro Akiyama: $160,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus, $100,000 Fight of the Night Bonus)

Michael Bisping: $150,000

Alan Belcher: $119,000 (includes $100,000 Fight of the Night Bonus)

Tom Lawlor: $116,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus, $100,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

Mark Coleman: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)

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