Wednesday Morning MMA Link Club

(And the first nomination for 2011’s Corey Hill Award is… / Photo courtesy of the DREAM Dynamite!! Photo Gallery on FightMagazine.com)
Some selected highlights from our friends around the MMA blogosphere. E-mail [email protected] for det…

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(And the first nomination for 2011’s Corey Hill Award is… / Photo courtesy of the DREAM Dynamite!! Photo Gallery on FightMagazine.com)

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

– Five Lessons: UFC 125 (Versus MMA Beat)

– Antonio McKee: Loss in UFC Debut Was a ‘Humbling Experience’ (MMA Fighting)

– UFC 125 Aftermath: Clay Guida’s Enthusiasm For Fighting Is A Draw For New MMA Fans (SBNation.com/MMA)

– 11 Fighters The UFC Should Sign In 2011 (Heavy.com/MMA)

– Video: Hatsu Hioki vs. Marlon Sandro Featherweight Title Fight From Sengoku ‘Soul of Fight’ (MMA Scraps)

– Watch Dana White Give Snoop Dogg $20,000 in Unmarked Bills (MiddleEasy)

– UFC 126: Silva vs Belfort Official Trailer (LowKick)

– Miesha Tate Targeting March 5 in Ohio for Welterweight Title-Shot (Five Ounces of Pain)

– Brock Lesnar Wants You to Read His New Book (MMA Convert)

Wednesday Morning Link Club: The Dark Passenger

(Bryan Caraway and Miesha Tate as Dexter and some chick who’s about to get murdered. For more MMA fighter Halloween costume photos, hit up FiveOuncesofPain.)
– The Korean Zombie Vows Never To Fight ‘Zombie Style’ Again (MMA Convert)
– Mu…

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(Bryan Caraway and Miesha Tate as Dexter and some chick who’s about to get murdered. For more MMA fighter Halloween costume photos, hit up FiveOuncesofPain.)

– The Korean Zombie Vows Never To Fight ‘Zombie Style’ Again (MMA Convert)

– Must-See: Front Kick to the Chin Knockout (MMA Scraps)

– Faber The Key To Bantamweight Success In The UFC (Heavy.com/MMA)

– Manny Gamburyan: ‘WEC Fighters Deserve To Be In The UFC’ (SBNation.com/MMA)

– Scott Coker: Melendez vs. Aoki 2 in Works for New Years Eve in Japan (LowKick)

– The Top Ten Audience Reactions in MMA, Vol. 2 (MiddleEasy)

– Mike Brown Campaigning for WEC 53 Fight (Versus MMA Beat)

– The Method to Our Madness: FIGHT! Rankings Explained (FightMagazine)

– Keith Jardine’s Next Fight Postponed by Tropical Storm Tomas (MMA Fighting)

Miesha Tate: Smokin’ Hot MMA Fighter, Friend to World’s Animals

Now that Gina Carano is off chasing the Hollywood dream, Miesha Tate has the title of "Hottest Female MMA Fighter" pretty much locked up. She recently posted a new gallery of Brandon Olimpiada-shot photos on her Facebook page that proves i…

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Now that Gina Carano is off chasing the Hollywood dream, Miesha Tate has the title of "Hottest Female MMA Fighter" pretty much locked up. She recently posted a new gallery of Brandon Olimpiada-shot photos on her Facebook page that proves it beyond a shadow of a doubt. Check out more highlights from the shoot after the jump…

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Falling Action: Best and Worst of Strikeforce – Diaz/Noons II

Filed under: StrikeforceI can’t help but think that maybe, as a child, Nick Diaz saw one too many after-school specials about bullying and came away with the wrong message. Somehow, somewhere in the spooky corridors of his mind, the notion took route t…

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I can’t help but think that maybe, as a child, Nick Diaz saw one too many after-school specials about bullying and came away with the wrong message. Somehow, somewhere in the spooky corridors of his mind, the notion took route that you can’t allow yourself to respect anyone until after you’ve beaten them in a fight.

For instance, look at the way he was immediately capable of acting like a civil human being to KJ Noons after winning Saturday night’s bout. The same was true when he fought Frank Shamrock. Before that fight he wouldn’t even shake Shamrock’s hand, opting instead to give him the finger when Frank offered (though in fairness, in certain parts of Stockton the bird is one of those all-purpose gestures).

My point is, if the only way Diaz can treat someone with the respect he’d like for himself is to beat them up, he should probably go ahead and get in the cage with Jason “Mayhem” Miller. This stuff about throwing water bottles at him in the hallway of the HP Pavillion and trying to fight him when neither of them is getting paid, that’s bush league stuff. Not only is it unprofessional, it’s financially unsound.

Miesha Tate vs. Sarah Kaufman Should Happen Next

Filed under: StrikeforceMiesha Tate put on a great show on Friday night, solidifying her position as one of the toughest women in mixed martial arts by defeating Hitomi Akano and Maiju Kujala, and wasting no time in starting to build her next fight by …

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Miesha Tate put on a great show on Friday night, solidifying her position as one of the toughest women in mixed martial arts by defeating Hitomi Akano and Maiju Kujala, and wasting no time in starting to build her next fight by calling out the Strikeforce 135-pound champion, Sarah Kaufman.

The bad news is that Strikeforce has already announced that Kaufman’s next fight will come against Marloes Coenen, not Tate.

The good news is that there’s a simple solution to that problem: Strikeforce needs to reverse course and book Tate vs. Kaufman right away.

Falling Action: Best and Worst of Strikeforce Challengers 10

Filed under: StrikeforceUsually when I’m watching MMA fights on TV, I don’t want to risk a bathroom break in the middle of a fight for fear of missing something important. But with last night’s Strikeforce 135-pound women’s tournament and its three-min…

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Usually when I’m watching MMA fights on TV, I don’t want to risk a bathroom break in the middle of a fight for fear of missing something important. But with last night’s Strikeforce 135-pound women’s tournament and its three-minute rounds, I felt like I was always just one especially long sneeze away from missing the entire fight.

Not that I don’t understand the thinking behind the abbreviated tournament bouts. If you have to fight twice in the span of an hour, maybe you appreciate an outing that’s more appetizer than entrée.

That is, unless you lose a decision because you got taken down twice and there wasn’t much time to do anything else that might negate that. Then you probably feel like you got screwed, and you also probably feel like you need to hit the treadmill afterwards just so you can get a full workout in.