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(UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste is matched up against former WWE diva Stacy Keibler in the first round of Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive 2011 tournament. As much as we love Arianny, we gotta go with our heart on this one…)

Some selected highlights from our friends around the MMA blogosphere. E-mail for details on how your site can join the MMA Link Club…

- Almost Heaven: West Virginia Legalizes MMA (MMA-Scraps)

- UFC 128 Rumor: 50 Cent to Accompany Jon Jones to Cage vs. Shogun Rua (

- How Zuffa’s Purchase of Strikeforce is Not a Monopoly (MMA Convert)

- Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva: I’d Love to Send Brock Lesnar Back to Pro Wrestling (LowKick)

- Mark Pavelich Fires a Verbal Bazooka to all Other Canadian MMA Organizations (MiddleEasy)

- Zuffa-Strikeforce Deal Could Mean Uncertain Future for Women’s MMA (MMA Fighting)

- Video: Georges St-Pierre Graces Cover of Men’s Health (Versus MMA Beat)

- Undefeated Sambo Champion Blagoi Ivanoc Signs With Bellator (Five Ounces of Pain)

- Alistair Overeem Discusses UFC’s Purchase of Strikeforce (5thRound)

- Why Zuffa Purchased Strikeforce and What It Means (FightMagazine)

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2DaDeath- March 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm
I wanna titty bang those asscheecks.
danomite- March 16, 2011 at 9:54 am
Loki gets comment of the month in my opinion.
knee2dahead- March 16, 2011 at 9:28 am
Stacey makes Arianny look like sloth with down syndrome
Biffmiester- March 16, 2011 at 9:14 am
Miss Hancock > Mrs. Tiki Ghson... all day, err'day.
dim mak- March 16, 2011 at 8:28 am
haha--you've got me there, LOKI!
LOKI- March 16, 2011 at 8:09 am
....yea thats great and all but we were talkin' bout titties dude.
dim mak- March 16, 2011 at 8:04 am
i also don't find the barriers to entry argument compelling. if it was so easy to enter the MMA promotion market, why is Zuffa raking in such high profits? why are most fighters so desperate to join the UFC? MMA has significant "network effects," which means that, the more top fighters a promotion has, the more valuable it becomes. the stable of top fighters creates a significant barrier to entry, as any regional promoter looking to go big time could no doubt tell you.
dim mak- March 16, 2011 at 7:58 am
that antitrust analysis is a bit simplistic. first, both the Federal Trade Commission (my old employer) and the Department of Justice review and approve or block merger activity. But that review is only triggered by the thresholds set forth in the Hart-Scott-Rodino act, which states that the merger is reportable only if the acquiring company paid more than $66 million for Strikeforce, which seems unlikely given the promotion's problems.

But if it was reportable, the government would analyze the transaction under the Horizontal Merger Guidelines, and under those guidelines, the deal would be in trouble. Strikeforce is the only other major player in an already concentrated industry. By acquiring Strikeforce, the UFC would be far more likely to be able to maintain a "small but significant, nontransitory increase in price" than it would be before. Translated into English, if the Strikeforce deal makes it more likely that the UFC can either pay its fighters 5% less or raise the price of pay per views 5% (about $3), or charge networks like Ion and Spike 5% more, than the the merger should be blocked. I think it's highly likely that the deal does grant UFC such additional market leverage.
danomite- March 16, 2011 at 7:48 am
this esquire bracket was apparently written by teh gays. The "television" division has Kathy Lee and Hoda, Bristol Palin, and a fucking cartoon character but no Yvonne.
CP should do their own 'hottest' bracket with ring girls or women fighters. Sure it'll make them hate us even more and the comments section will probably bring to tears even the hottest girl on there if she read it, but hey why stop pissing people off now? Am I right?
LOKI- March 16, 2011 at 7:46 am
danomite<<The latter, but only if she is in a skin tight octagonally patterened white leather jumpsuit and has black hair.
danomite- March 16, 2011 at 7:36 am
obviously the only answer is Stacy. She was on Chuck last week, which brings to mind the real question: Stacy Keibler or Yvonne Strahovski?
jimbonics- March 16, 2011 at 7:26 am
That's an extremely unfortunate picture of Arianny. Post-Op Tranny and Penis Softener are terms that come to mind.
LOKI- March 16, 2011 at 6:58 am
BEA ARTHUR!!!.....wait, did she died? Fuck it, shes still on earth I guess. Bea Arthur final answer.
ReX13- March 16, 2011 at 6:57 am
i'd think Brock.
intercept440- March 16, 2011 at 6:52 am
keeblers legs and ass alone destroy any ring girl the ufc has Ever had period. the keeb has got to make it to top ten on that list in my book
Stak40- March 16, 2011 at 6:42 am
Maybe its me but that dont even look like Arianny. Not that it matters cuz i'd take Stacy anyday. I looked at the rest of the matchups and they are pretty dumb. Dont waste your time. Rex who you got, Brock or Big Foot?
ReX13- March 16, 2011 at 6:22 am
Agreed, i'll take Stacy over Arianny any day of the week. Those legs are enough to make you believe in a benevolent Creator.
In other news, i'd love to see Bigfoot v Brock.
the chef- March 16, 2011 at 5:58 am
Yeah Stacy>Arianny