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Posts from — March 2012

Video: Chael Sonnen apologizes to Anderson Silva

Chael Sonnen isn’t a very good actor. He’s not convincing at all. Except for perhaps the laugh, which reminds me of one of the Cobra Kai from The Karate Kid, the one who says, “Get him a body bag.”

March 7, 2012   No Comments

Video: Gruesome leg break

March 6, 2012   No Comments

Ronda Rousey is pretty cute. That’s all

March 6, 2012   No Comments

Video: Ronday Rousey rips off another arm, takes Strikeforce title

Ronda Rousey is the new Brock Lesnar. In just five professional fights, the mouthy and arrogant Olympic judoka has a championship belt. Rousey needed just 4:27, or twice as long as her four previous fights combined, to back up her trash talking and submit Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champ Miesha Tate on Saturday night. It was also Rousey’s eighth consecutive armbar win (including three amateur bouts). Now, Rousey will likely face former champ Sarah Kaufman, who scored a majority decision over Alexis Davis on Saturday’s card.

And Rousey may be exactly what women’s MMA needs at a time when it’s still recovering from the loss of Gina Carano to Hollywood and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos to a steroid suspension. She’s tough, she’s pretty, and she knows how to hype a fight. Her penchant for talking smack had made her the heir apparent to Chael Sonnen, but no more. Sonnen’s belt is fake; Rousey’s is very very real. Like Brock Lesnar, though, Rousey is still a one-dimensional fighter (granted it’s a hell of a dimension), but at least she doesn’t cower like a girl when she gets punched.

March 4, 2012   No Comments

The 125-pounders make some noise in the UFC

March 2, 2012   No Comments

Edgar’s whining, Rampage’s prowess and gay porn. What more could you want on a Friday afternoon?

It’s Friday, and there’s a mixed bag of MMA goings-on worth mentioning. Frankie Edgar is begging for a rematch with Ben Henderson after losing a close unanimous decision at UFC 144. While a replay of the fight shows that Edgar has a good case for believing he won, that’s not how the judges saw it and, as FW contributing editor Jesse Katz says, “if I need the judges to tell me who won I might as well be watching figure skating.” Regardless, Edgar likely won’t be getting a rematch as everyone seems intent on pushing him to drop to 145 and challenge Jose Aldo.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has admitted he’s on testosterone replacement therapy that allows him to screw five times a night, but it didn’t stop him from losing to Ryan Bader and probably won’t prevent him from losing a rematch with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Rua is pushing heavily for the fight, although the rematch he should be after is with Dan Henderson.

Oh yeah, and one of the fighters on the new season of The Ultimate Fighter used to do gay porn. So what? He was young and stupid and in college and he needed the money and he’s not gay or anything. Granted, he still has a porn-sounding name (Dakota Cochrane).

March 2, 2012   1 Comment

Thiago Alves is a light heavyweight

Yesterday, welterweight Thiago Alves weighed in for today’s UFC on FX 2 bout with Martin Kampmann at 170.5 pounds. Three hours later he was 27 pounds heavier. By the time he steps into the cage he’ll probably tip past 200 pounds. That is an insane weight cut, an insane weight rebound (no matter how much of it is water weight). What kind of toll will that have on his body, both in the short term and long term?

March 2, 2012   No Comments

Sorry, but even Ben Henderson can’t make tae kwon do cool

March 2, 2012   No Comments

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