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UFC Tonight & Ultimate Insider Recap: Updates on Rory MacDonald, Jon Jones, and the Greatest Flying Knees in the UFC

Another Tuesday night has come and gone which means Fuel TV was the destination of choice for most MMA fans. At least it probably was, if A.) you are lucky enough to have the channel and B.) weren’t too busy watching Tosh.O or Sons of Anarchy. Now that I think of it, I’m guessing a total of four of you actually watched last night. Not to worry, Potato Nation taters you guys, we watched UFC Tonight and UFC Ultimate Insider for you and laboriously jotted down all the juicy news and rumors for your enjoyment. Here’s what you missed:

Reminder: UFC on Fuel 5 starts at 4pm ET this Saturday. Plan your weekend accordingly.

Speaking of UFC on Fuel 5, one half of the main event Stefan Struve attempts 4.5 submissions per 15 minutes of fighting but has 0% takedown defense. That is not a typo. He has been grounded each of the four times an opponent has attempted to take him to the canvas. I’m no expert, but isn’t that a little troubling? Maybe it’s all just a part of “Skyscraper”‘s master plan considering 16 the BJJ purple belt’s 24 victories come by way of submission. It’s kind of hard to argue with results like that.

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Video: Color Commentary From a Fighter’s Perspective

It’s impossible to follow the sport and remain emotionally detached from the action. Whether it’s the pre-fight trash talk, a fighter’s struggle to the top, or the raw emotion of two guys putting it all on the line, sometimes it feels like more than a simple contest we’re watching. But if you think you’re emotionally invested in a fight, imagine if you were likely to the square off with the winner.

The most recent episode of the UFC Ultimate Insider takes you cageside to get the reactions of some of the promotion’s top contenders while their future opponents duke it out. Featured in the video are Cain Velasquez (Lesnar vs. Carwin), Vitor Belfort (Silva-Sonnen), Anthony Pettis (Edgar-Maynard), Ryan Bader (Rampage-Machida), Junior Dos Santos (Lesnar-Velasquez), and Chuck Liddell (Couture-Machida).

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