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Yes, Gina Carano is training her ass off for her upcoming fight against Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. In the above video, heartless strength and conditioning coach Norm Turner puts MMA’s golden girl through the ringer, pushing her dangerously close to the point of vomiting/calling for her mommy. Is Cyborg training this hard? Or is she just choking reporters, throwing around her husband, and relying on her genetic advantages to see her through? Whatever the case, workouts like these are ensuring that Carano will be ready for anything…

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During basketball off-seasons, Shaquille O’Neal stays in shape with Jonathan Burke at the 6 Levels, learning how to beat up people who are much smaller than him. Here we see Shaq stuffing takedowns, throwing superman punches, and pop-locking. Okay fine, but how would he do against Minowaman?

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Anderson Silva seems to be in high spirits as he discusses what he expects from Forrest Griffin in UFC 101‘s co-headlining fight. "I hope he doesn’t beat me up too much," he says, borrowing a page from Griffin’s self-deprecation playbook. But: "I don’t think he will come to exchange punches with me. I believe he will try to put me down, just like all the others did, but let’s go there to see what happens." In the training footage that’s spliced in, we see Silva allow himself to get punched in the face at a rapid clip, but as he explains "this is like peanuts for us." He also resigns himself to the fact that nobody stays undefeated forever: "Someone will beat me up; that’s a fact. Someone will end up catching my arm, my foot, and submitting me…Is there anyone better than me? For sure. We don’t know where, but there is."

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A slick little preview of UFC 104′s main event, Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio Rua, compiled by highlight-video whiz Machinemen. Watch it a few times and you’ll almost be fooled into believing that this will be a competitive fight…

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doctorman- August 8, 2009 at 5:19 pm
shaq aint fightin no one till he is through with basketball.
that's the truth ruth.
silva just wants a challenge.
people keep pissin him off.
he's the tony hawk off mma gettin asked to do 900's all the time.
cage potato you make me laugh almost every day.
Clyde- August 6, 2009 at 4:33 pm
I did notice when he was on TUF sparring with (I think) Bader that Silva does seem to get hit a lot. You have to wonder if at some point that will come back to bite him on the chin later in life.

I would be up for Vitor/Wanderlei II (in part of the new light light heavyweight/ heavy middleweight division perhaps). Did that not translate well from portugese or does Anderson really think that the outcome of the first fight was not clear?

Also, Gina's sweaty cleavage is winning me over as a fan and I hope that if she doesn't win (which I think is pretty likely), the face remains intact. Cyborg, please go for a submission. Cheers.
Angelton- August 6, 2009 at 3:04 pm
Has Silva always sounded like Mike Tyson?
UFC fan- August 6, 2009 at 11:03 am
"ArmFarmer Says:
Thu, 08/06/2009 - 06:29

Forrest has knocked out 1 person in his career , and tko'd 2. The guy he knocked out is 2-5 and has never fought in one of the big shows, one of his tko's was actually a cut, and the other was Elvis Sinisoc.

Anderson has only lost by 2 submissions, 1 decision, and 1 dq. He has never been ko'd or tko'd.

That does not lead me to the conclusion that Forrest will KTFO Anderson. Sorry guys, not happening."

Rashad hadn't been Knocked out until machida did it. and Liddell hadnt been knocked out until couture, and rashad and shogun did what? People don't lose till someone comes along and puts the lose on em. It is as simple as this, no one thought Forrest could beat Shogun, but it happened. No one thought anyone would beat rampage, but Forrest beat him, face it the only ones who don't think anything can happen in a fight are you and your gay friend 831 son.
ANYTHING can happen, and often does. If you think Silva can't be KOed you are living in a world filled with rose colored fagots (named 831 son).
831 Son- August 6, 2009 at 9:01 am
@ ArmFarmer- Very true. Nice to see someone with some common sense and a perception of what is and isn't reality post on here.
Surfin Dave- August 6, 2009 at 8:52 am
Shaq punches like the old guy at our gym. Wait, I am the old guy at our gym...
I Know Nothing- August 6, 2009 at 8:08 am
Shaq need A LOT of work on his striking before he fights anyone other than a tomato can. His jabs looked like a cat pawing at a mouse & he drops his hands before he throws. He needs to stick to NBA.

Gina looks great & I'm taking her over Cyborg via GnP so suck it!
Jugger- August 6, 2009 at 6:32 am
Shogun was epic in his time. I'm not saying he's spent, but he was pretty much a god the night he beat Overeem and Arona in the same night. He was an absolute terror. A Tasmanian devil in the ring; just devastating everybody. His Chute-boxe style does not match up well at all with Lyoto, so I'm not putting a dime on him. But to say it won't be competitive is a bit of a cheap shot.
ArmFarmer- August 6, 2009 at 6:29 am
Forrest has knocked out 1 person in his career , and tko'd 2. The guy he knocked out is 2-5 and has never fought in one of the big shows, one of his tko's was actually a cut, and the other was Elvis Sinisoc.

Anderson has only lost by 2 submissions, 1 decision, and 1 dq. He has never been ko'd or tko'd.

That does not lead me to the conclusion that Forrest will KTFO Anderson. Sorry guys, not happening.
Aenarion- August 6, 2009 at 12:09 am
Silva really seems like a douchebag. Maybe the tone in his voice just doesn't translate well through Portuguese, but I don't think he sees anyone else as a threat anymore. He might have the odds, but I really hope Forrest wakes him the fuck up (after knocking him the fuck out) so he'll start to have the hunger he used to at 185.
dude- August 5, 2009 at 10:32 pm
Vitor vs. Wanderlei??? Give me a break. Vitor wins by KO in the first minute. Vitor vs. it!
Josh-O Slicenett- August 5, 2009 at 10:24 pm
"Watch it a few times and you'll almost be fooled into believing that this will be a competitive fight..."

Yes. That is correct.
FreddyFangers- August 5, 2009 at 9:18 pm
@ jonesman and dante,

You two sirs are retards. Rua is not the fighter he was in PRIDE, that and taking away the soccer kicks= Machida KO/TKOing him in the first round. It has been said....Gina wins, and Minawa kneebars Shaq. There, all the suspense is gone.
UFC fan- August 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm
is it just me or does Anderson sound like he has lost his mind? All he talks about is stupid metaphors, and fantasy scenarios.
He thinks Forrest doesn't really want to strike with him! Fuck dude that is what Griffin does best. I have a feeling unless he wakes up out of this purple haze he is in Forrest will hand him his first KO.
I am tired of Silva, and his crazy fights, and his crazy talk. I use to like him but in the last year he is turning into the old douchebag guy who owns the gym, and you can't get him to leave, geez!
Old_Bald_and_Irish- August 5, 2009 at 8:22 pm
RE: Gina

The lady trains in Thailand becuse the guys in the USA won't hit hard enough.

She's got 'win' written all over her!

ihateemo- August 5, 2009 at 7:25 pm
By the way, how fast is Machida? That slo-mo clip of him dodging Ortiz's right straight made it look EFFORTLESS.
ihateemo- August 5, 2009 at 7:23 pm
I really dug that highlight video - especially since it wasn't dubbed over with shitty nu-metal.

And even though we'd all eat peanut butter out of Gina's butt, I've smashed finer than that.
peacexxl- August 5, 2009 at 7:12 pm
LOL!!! "Everybody wants to beat me up but nobody wants to pay me"
Is that like, everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die?
Smeewa- August 5, 2009 at 6:46 pm
gina looks hot even when she is nearly spewing!
KidDinomite- August 5, 2009 at 5:52 pm
I just get the sinking feeling that Gina's face is never gonna be the same after August 15. For some reason I think she's gonna get crushed....... haha, get it?

No seriously, she might hold her own but Cyborg is training from guys from Chutebox where they knock each other out for kicks. Gina's admittedly training with Extreme Couture but I don't know if their training is as deep as Chutebox. One wonders where the bookies have this fight.

It'll definitely be a good fight and if Gina can pull out the win that would be great. Maybe Cyborg will come in overweight again then Gina wins by default.
Dante- August 5, 2009 at 4:51 pm
Shaq would rock Antoni Hardonk.

I believe that Rua will be champ. Shortlived, but none-the-less.
Jay Smith- August 5, 2009 at 4:27 pm
1st - I want Gina to get me pregnant.
2nd - Yeah I agree, Shaq Daddy is goin to end up fighting somebody, somewhere, sometime.
and 3rd - I like this new, more animated Anderson Silva. I can't wait to spend $45 that I don't have this weekend.
Deadpanda- August 5, 2009 at 3:45 pm
Well, Shaq has a long way to go on his skill. But he is improving & that's all one can hope for. Who knows, at this rate he'll be fighting Hong Man Choi in japan on New Years 2011.
thejonesman- August 5, 2009 at 3:38 pm
fuck off as if you think the machida fight won't be competitive..... machida has tko'd out thiago silva, rashad evans, bonnar and franklin. shogun has tko'd overeem, cyrille diabette, liddell, cyborg and arona. machida hasn't been tested against as good a strikers as shogun has. hopefully the karate kid gets ktfo
And fuck the fuckin Diaz brothers Fuck em all- August 5, 2009 at 3:35 pm
I can't wait to see Gina kick that little dudes ass!!