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Wednesday Morning MMA Link Club: Is It the Shoes?

(Cain Velasquez‘s new Lugz commercial. Yeah, he smashed that. Props:

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

– Punch Drunk Preview: WEC 50 (

- Cro Cop Says He’s Not Ready for UFC 119 but Still Guarantees a First Round Knockout (MiddleEasy)

– Backstage: Ariel Helwani vs. Ed Soares (MMA Fighting)

– Total Fighter Payroll for Strikeforce Challengers Phoenix: $53,250 (MMA Convert)

– 10 Taekwondo Knockouts That Will Blow Your Mind (MMA Scraps)

Shane Carwin still silent on steroid connection; media as well (Watch Kalib Run)

– Pettis: ‘Roller Doesn’t Want Any Part of My Stand-up’ at WEC 50 (Versus MMA Beat)

Chael Sonnen Syndrome: Urijah Faber trash-talking his way to the WEC Bantamweight Title shot? (LowKick)

Rafael Cavalcante: “I have been working hard for not just this fight, but for my dream, every day for six years.” (Five Ounces of Pain)

– Strikeforce Houston: Noons & Gurgel on Standing and Banging for a Title Shot (FIGHT! Magazine)

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norcal_mma- August 19, 2010 at 1:07 am
everyone just keeps hating on him because they can never stand to see a minority in this country succeed. easy as that.
Sudos KFC- August 18, 2010 at 11:07 am
I am against compiling the only 10 times that TKD has actually worked into one video...might give people the wrong impression. They might actually start to think you can win a fight using it....
2DaDeath- August 18, 2010 at 10:50 am
I agree with those numbers. Too bad Big Country got his ass handed to him by JDS, cuz i was really hoping to see him become the #1 contender in spite of DW. At least there's a chance to see him beat Shane "Directly in the Vein" Carwin .
DaltonSwayze- August 18, 2010 at 10:38 am
It's weird, because it seems like at least 50% of the internet hates his tattoo, and then about 10% defends it with a religious fervor. What a strange, divisive aspect of an otherwise boring man
2DaDeath- August 18, 2010 at 10:35 am
Uber liberal from the east coast, and still hating on a minority? It's gotta be the tattoo, in that case.
DaltonSwayze- August 18, 2010 at 10:26 am
@rwilson: I never cared about Shogun at all one way or the other, but when he whipped Machida, I immediately became a fan because he was so happy and gave a special mother's day shout out, and i thought it was hilarious. Also, I just don't like Machida, but I think that's because I have an inexplicable problem with karate.

@2dadeath: I think the tattoo definitely has something to do with it, and I'm not from the SW, but rather uber liberal Massachusetts
2DaDeath- August 18, 2010 at 10:15 am
Is the reason all of you hate Velasquez is because you are white and/or live in the southwest (especially AZ)?

I know i hate him for that tattoo alone. Not gang-related, my ass!
RwilsonR- August 18, 2010 at 9:56 am
@ agentsmith - I've always liked Babalu, too. He's always been one of my favorite fighters, even though he manages to choke in every big fight he is in.

And I used to hate Shogun back in the Pride days, but I love him now. I loved Wanderlei back then, but hated Shogun. When Wandy lost in the GP to Arona I was pissed, but then when Shogun beat Arona next I was pissed again (and I never liked Arona). Certainly this wasn't based on talent, but for some reason I didn't like the guy. But now I think he is great. Can't really explain that one. Although, maybe it does explain me liking Babalu for all those years, because he was the only one back then with a win over Shogun.
RwilsonR- August 18, 2010 at 9:51 am
@ DaltonSwayze - I really feel the same way. I saw that commercial come on TV last night before I saw it here this morning, and I started bitching about how this fucker Velasquez gets a shoe ad. Normally I'd be happy for any mainstream MMA press that doesn't involve War Machine going to jail. My wife asks me why I don't like him, and I kinda pause and think, and then give some half-assed answer about his boring personality and his stupid-ass tattoo. But beyond that, I couldn't really come up with anything. He seems like a good enough guy, and he is an ever-improving fighter with a well-rounded skill set. I just... hate him. A lot!
ReX13- August 18, 2010 at 9:16 am
831 >> truth, i'm just trying to instigate.
DaltonSwayze- August 18, 2010 at 9:09 am
@831: That's roid rage for ya
831 Father- August 18, 2010 at 8:48 am
@ReX13. It was hardly a twitter fight. It was Nelson making almost like a joke tweet and of course, Shane has to fucking freak out like he always does.
ReX13- August 18, 2010 at 8:18 am
El Famous Burrito will be very sad to hear that, Viva.

Viva Hate- August 18, 2010 at 8:13 am
Every fighter I hate is for a reason.

Know what I do hate for no reason, cilantro.
agentsmith- August 18, 2010 at 7:51 am
By the same token, I've always liked Babalu for no particular reason.
DaltonSwayze- August 18, 2010 at 7:46 am
@831 I'm totally with you on Kampmann too. No idea why, but I think he sucks wicked bad.

By the same token, I really like Kamal Shalorus for no good damn reason
agentsmith- August 18, 2010 at 7:43 am
His dad didn't even have shoes, but Cain now has an entire closet dedicated to his shoes. What an inspiring American success story!
825IVER- August 18, 2010 at 7:35 am
I feel that way about Brock.
831 Father- August 18, 2010 at 7:35 am
DaltonSwayze, I got MANY that fit that category. Again, there is no logical reason why I can't stand these guys.

Junior Dos Santos
Clay Guida
Jorge Rivera
Mark Munoz
Frankie Edgar
Jason MacDonald
Sam Stout
Alan Belcher
Pat Barry
Martin Kampmann
Spencer Fisher
Keith Jardine
Krzysztof Soszynski
John Howard
Nate Marquardt
jimbonics- August 18, 2010 at 7:35 am
Those TKD KO's were EPIC, ghostboner.
DaltonSwayze- August 18, 2010 at 7:19 am
I can't 100% put my finger on it, but I root against Velasquez at every opportunity. I'm pissed he has a shoe endorsement, I hope Lesnar pummels him, and I want him run out of MMA entirely even though I know he's got good and evolving skills.

I can't be the only one who feels this way about a fighter for no discernible reason, right?
Viva Hate- August 18, 2010 at 7:11 am
That commercial is a horrible example for children and I am outraged, completely outraged! Tie your shoe laces, that is very unsafe. Where do I send a letter?
831 Father- August 18, 2010 at 7:06 am
Ridiculous commercial. Who puts on their shoes at their bedside???
ReX13- August 18, 2010 at 6:39 am
What no link to the Carwin-Nelson Twitterfight? I expect more from someone with 110% Twifficiency.

Whatever the fuck that is.