Wednesday Morning MMA Link Club

(Got a half-hour to spare? Then watch this Bloodsport-themed tribute to Georges St. Pierre’s UFC career, courtesy of lookoutawhale. Too nasty.)
Some selected highlights from our friends around the MMA blogosphere. E-mail feedback@cagepotato.com fo…

(Got a half-hour to spare? Then watch this Bloodsport-themed tribute to Georges St. Pierre’s UFC career, courtesy of lookoutawhale. Too nasty.)

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

– The Anderson Silva flowchart everyone should print and hang on their wall (MiddleEasy)

– Options: What’s next for the winners of "Jones vs. Matyushenko"? (Heavy.com/MMA)

– Demian Maia bumped to UFC 118, will face Mario Miranda (Five Ounces of Pain)

– Dana White Talks Jones’ Future, Japanese MMA Revival, Anderson Silva’s Job Security (Versus MMA Beat)

– Roy Nelson More Impressed with dos Santos Than Carwin or Lesnar (MMA Fighting)

– Inside the Fights: The Face Melting Power of Marlon Sandro (MMA Scraps)

– UFC marketing team striking out this coming Saturday at UFC 117 (Watch Kalib Run)

– Roy Jones Jr.’s Square Ring Sues Zuffa & Roy Nelson Over Alleged Contractual Interference (MMA Convert)

– Vadim Finkelstein: Fedor Emelianenko is still the best Pound for Pound fighter in the World (LowKick)

– Brian Stann discusses his successful middleweight debut, and fighting in front of "thousands of our heroes." (FIGHT! Magazine)

What Happens When You Back a ‘Spider’ Into a Corner?

Filed under: UFCDana White says he’ll fire UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva if he decides he’d rather dance than fight at UFC 117. His opponent, Chael Sonnen, says he’s going to come right at Silva and force him to do something – anything – other …

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Dana White says he’ll fire UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva if he decides he’d rather dance than fight at UFC 117. His opponent, Chael Sonnen, says he’s going to come right at Silva and force him to do something – anything – other than play his own private game for five rounds.

You add those two motivating forces together, throw in a dash of vocal displeasure from fans and media over his last title defense against Demian Maia, and you’d think that what we have here is a recipe for a real fight.

At least, it would be if we were dealing with a normal fighter, but we aren’t. We’re dealing with Anderson Silva. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about him over the last few years, it’s that he’s going to do whatever he feels like once that cage door shuts, and he doesn’t particularly seem to care what anyone else thinks about it.

BodyBuilding.com Teams Up With Owned Entertainment And “The Striking Truth” Documentary Featuring GSP And David Loiseau.

Owned Entertainment Inc. announced today that Qi Productions, Inc. in association with Steven J. Wong Films, Owned Entertainment, TapouT Films and Razak Sports Films has formed a strategic partnership between the exclusive UFC Champion Georges St-Pierre and David “The Crow” Loiseau feature documentary “The Striking Truth” and the #1 Sports Nutrition E-Retailer and most visited […]

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Owned Entertainment Inc. announced today that Qi Productions, Inc. in association with Steven J. Wong Films, Owned Entertainment, TapouT Films and Razak Sports Films has formed a strategic partnership between the exclusive UFC Champion Georges St-Pierre and David “The Crow” Loiseau feature documentary “The Striking Truth” and the #1 Sports Nutrition E-Retailer and most visited fitness site in the world Bodybuilding.com.

Bodybuilding.com will be providing exclusive movie clips, work out routines and exclusive access to behind the scenes content for their 6.5 million unique monthly visitors, along with email and newsletter updates to their one million plus members.

Executive Producer James Hergott comments; “We are very excited about this unique partnership. Georges St-Pierre is one of the most popular fighters in the world, known for having one of the best physiques in MMA as well as his athleticism. ‘The Striking Truth’ gives unprecedented access to Georges training and personal life. We feel this will be something fitness and bodybuilding enthusiasts will have great interest in.”

Bodybuilding.com’s Celebrity/Sports Content Coordinator Dean Donlon comments; “Bodybuilding.com is one of the most visited sites in the world with an Alexa rating of 972. This will open up one of the most beloved MMA personalities to a wider mainstream audience.”

Bodybuilding.com joins official sponsors TapouT and Headrush. The official trailer for the movie can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/user/StevenJWong#p/a/u/0/teq8XePhiX0 or on the official website at www.strikingtruth.com.

About ‘The Striking Truth’
‘The Striking Truth’ is the exclusive documentary for charismatic Ultimate Fighting Champion Georges St-Pierre and dynamic MMA fighter David ‘The Crow’ Loiseau. The movie follows the two fighters over the past four years, starting with UFC 58 USA vs. Canada where Loiseau was fighting for the championship against Rich Franklin and St-Pierre was the co-main event against BJ Penn. The film juxtaposes their two careers with St-Pierre’s meteoric rise to UFC champion and Loiseau facing personal challenges, charting their respective ups and downs as they follow their paths. The Project is directed and produced by Steven J. Wong, executive produced and written by James Hergott, and 3D and action directed by Bobby Razak. GSP is one of the biggest draws in the sport. His fight against Thiago Alves at UFC 100 took in 1,600,000 PPV buys.

About Own3d Entertainment
Own3d Entertainment, Inc. (www.OwnedEntertainment.com) engages in producing and distributing full-length feature films as well as TV projects and other entertainment entities specifically aimed at young adult males age 18-35

Chael Sonnen Sparring With Team Quest.

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UFC 117 will feature a middleweight title bout between current UFC champion Anderson Silva and number one contender Chael Sonnen. The two will lock up on August 7 from Oakland, California and Sonnen is seen training with Team Quest teammates as well as head coach Robert Follis. Will it be enough to defeat The Spider? We’ll find out Saturday evening.

Former UFC champ Ricco Rodriguez patient for next big career opportunity

Ricco Rodriguez just wrapped his 10th fight since July 2009, and he’s
fallen short just once – by decision. At 32, he says he’s in the best
shape of his life.

Of course, that’s a pretty common statement among fighters plugging away
in the prime – or …

Ricco Rodriguez just wrapped his 10th fight since July 2009, and he’s
fallen short just once – by decision. At 32, he says he’s in the best
shape of his life.

Of course, that’s a pretty common statement among fighters plugging away
in the prime – or twilight – of their careers. But for Rodriguez, a
former UFC heavyweight champion who’s seen more highs and lows than
most, it feels genuine.

And while he feels poised to make a return to the upper echelons of the
sport, he’s not waiting with hat in hand for a big time contract.


Takanori Gomi: Why Takanori Gomi Could Be UFC’s Next Big Star

Mixed Martial Arts is a fleeting sport.  The great ones spend time at the top, but only for a moment.  When you see someone special you stand up and take notice.
This past weekend illustrated to me that UFC has yet another star on the rise.&#…

Mixed Martial Arts is a fleeting sport.  The great ones spend time at the top, but only for a moment.  When you see someone special you stand up and take notice.
This past weekend illustrated to me that UFC has yet another star on the rise.  Takanori Gomi has the style, panache, and power to be […]

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Takanori Gomi: Why Takanori Gomi Could Be UFC’s Next Big Star