The Friday Morning MMA Link Party

Throw your hands in the air and be prepared to lower them whenever you garner a collection of strange looks from people. Your favorite day of the week has finally arrived and you can relax in knowing that the world will not come to an end this weekend. Don’t worry, I’ve already checked. We’re safe. Now that our civilization is going to survive, you will have an ample amount of time to make a celebrity appearance at our Friday Morning MMA Link Party. Red cups are in the backyard. Don’t spill anything. Thank you.

[list class=”bullet-6″] [li]Brandon Vera Calls Thiago Silva a ‘Juice Monkey.’ [MMAFighting]

“On the one hand, UFC light heavyweight Brandon Vera owes Thiago Silva, the man who beat him at UFC 125 in January, a debt of gratitude. That’s because had Silva not tested positive for steroids following the fight, Vera knows he would be looking for work outside the UFC.

[/li] [li]MMA Ban-Watch: New Legislation Would Give Wisconsin Towns the Power to Make MMA Illegal. [CagePotato]

“The bill was introduced by State Representatives Pat Strachota (R) and Mark Honadel (R), and co-sponsored by State Senator Glenn Grothman (R), although Honadel has reportedly withdrawn his support.”

[/li] [li]Zoila Gurgel tears ACL, forced to withdraw from Bellator 57 fight. [Fives Ounces of Pain]

“On Tuesday UFC champion Georges St. Pierre fell victim to a knee injury that forced him out of UFC 137. Today Bellator women’s champion Zoila Gurgel announced that she’s fallen victim to a knee injury as well, forcing her to withdraw from her Bellator 57 non-title fight against Carina Damm.

[/li] [li]The 20 Creepiest Fighters in the Sport’s History. [LowKick]

“I have returned with a new list that will take us even further into the nether regions of the soul. One that will make my previous…”

[/li] [li]More surgery for Shane Carwin. [NBC Sports]

“Former UFC No. 1 heavyweight contender Shane Carwin will be forced to undergo a second round of surgical procedures to address issues related to neck and back problems. Carwin had surgery last November, and returned to fight against Junior dos Santos before being sidelined by these more recent issues.”

[/li] [li]Ed Soares: ‘We’ll Probably End Up Having To Fight Chael Sonnen Twice.’ [MMAConvert]

“Another interview, another opportunity for Ed Soares to declare Chael Sonnen doesn’t deserve a rematch with Anderson Silva…”

[/li] [li](UPDATED) Joe Lauzon Challenges Anthony Pettis to a February Fight. [5th Round]

“Former WEC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis recently requested a fight with Joe Lauzon (Pictured). On Thursday, J-Lau stated he’s more than willing to oblige. However, “Showtime” will have to wait until February if he wants a piece of Lauzon.”

[/li] [li]Is UFC 137 Still Worth the Money Without GSP? [Bleacher Report]

“The UFC 137 fight card took a big hit earlier this week when the scheduled main event between Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit was scrapped due to an injury sustained by the UFC welterweight champion GSP …”

[/li] [li]Victor Conte talks steroids in MMA & Boxing. [The Fight Nerd]

““You go to the doctor, he sees you are a low, he gives you a [testosterone] prescription. How hard is it to do that? I think they are handing out far too many TRT therapeutic extensions in MMA, and I think some of the higher-up’s know darn well they are doing it.”

[/li] [li]Fabricio Werdum ‘for sure’ wants to come back to the UFC (Video). [MMAMania]

“UFC Undisputed 3, the latest entry into the popular mixed martial arts video game series from THQ, will hit store shelves in January 2012. The new edition features a bevy of interesting fresh features, including traveling back in time to fight in the now-defunct PRIDE organization … complete with soccer kicks, stomps and Bas Rutten on commentary.”

[/li] [li]Opinion: Dana White is not the right man to lead the UFC during their era on Fox. [FightOpinion]

“You go to the doctor, hFrom time to time, we hear from opinion leaders who want to speak out about the current state of affairs in the sport but are afraid to reveal their name due to fear of repercussions. For this article, that is the case. We will not reveal the author’s identity but will publish this piece which addresses a ‘big picture’ subject.e sees you are a low, he gives you a [testosterone] prescription. How hard is it to do that? I think they are handing out far too many TRT therapeutic extensions in MMA, and I think some of the higher-up’s know darn well they are doing it.”

[/li] [li]Update on Fox-Direct TV contract dispute. [MMAPayout]

“John Ourand of the Sports Business Daily/Journal has followed up a report on the Fox-Direct TV contract dispute. The two parties have now drawn lines in the sand which has Direct TV threatening to pull Fox channels on November 1.”

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Published on October 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm
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