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The Saturday Morning Link Party

The Saturday Morning 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 Saturday Morning MMA Link Party. Red cups are in the backyard. Don’t spill anything. Thank you.

[list class=”bullet-6″] [li]Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, and the Cardio Question. [MMAFighting]

“Ask the people who know what it’s like to have Cain Velasquez in their faces on a regular basis, and they’ll tell you that there’s a big difference between thinking you can handle the UFC heavyweight champion’s non-stop pressure and actually experiencing it.”

[/li] [li]Junior Dos Santos and the Five Most Impressive UFC Contender Runs in Recent History. [CagePotato]

“Unless you’ve been locked in a closet for the last week with no internet reception, you’re probably aware that the UFC’s inaugural event on network television transpires this weekend, headlined by a gargantuan heavyweight showdown between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos.”

[/li] [li]UFC’s Kyle Watson teams with heavy metal band for UFC on FOX contest. [Fives Ounces of Pain]

“Kyle Watson, a fighter in the UFC and a former cast-member of The Ultimate Fighter, is stepping outside the Octagon to take on a member of A Band of Orcs, a metal band, in a contest for UFC on FOX 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos.”

[/li] [li]UFC on FOX Staff Predictions Special: Guest Picks From MMA Media Members. [LowKick]

“LowKick.com Staff and fellow MMA media members share their picks for this weekend’s UFC Heavyweight title clash between Cain Velasquez..”

[/li] [li]listair Overeem Thought Brock Lesnar Would Be Bigger In Person [MMAConvert]

“MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani caught up with Alistair Overeem following the UFC 141 press conference today to get his thoughts on Brock Lesnar, tomorrow’s heavyweight championship and his lawsuit with Golden Glory.”

[/li] [li]Manny Pacquiao’s Trainer Freddie Roach Anxious to Test Nick Diaz’s Boxing. [5th Round]

“Mixed martial arts fans will finally get the 170-pound clash they’ve been waiting for when UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre takes on Nick Diaz at UFC 143 on Super Bowl weekend.”

[/li] [li]UFC on FOX: Cain Velasquez Relishing in Mexican Pride. [Bleacher Report]

“When the UFC started promoting Brock Lesnar versus Cain Velasquez for the UFC heavyweight title, the phrase “Mexican-American” was used in the campaign with little hesitation. In fact, it was the biggest tool to advertise the now-UFC heavyweight champ.”

[/li] [li]Bellator 57 Weigh-In Results from Canada. [The Fight Nerd]

“The Bellator 57 weigh-ins have been completed from Orillia, Ontario in preparation for Bellator’s Saturday night event at Casino Rama, which features the finals of the Welterweight tournament as Ben Saunders squares off against Douglas Lima.”

[/li] [li]UFC on FOX 1 fight card: Cub Swanson finally makes his Octagon debut against Ricardo Lamas. [MMAMania]

“Admittedly enough, all the spotlight for the UFC on Fox 1 fight card tonight (Sat., Nov. 12, 2011) has centered around the Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos heavyweight championship fight, and for good reason.”

[/li] [li]Forrest Griffin, Joe Paterno, and Penn State child sex scandal (updated w/ Dana White comments). [FightOpinion]

“Memo to athletes and media personalities: this is a real sex scandal. Rape and child abuse are not issues to crack jokes about. This is not something to make light of, especially when it involves allegations regarding defenseless or impressionable children.”

[/li] [li]USA Today purchases MMA Junkie. [MMAPayout]

“USA Today Sports Media Group announced its purchase of MMAJunkie.com. The purchase includes “its related editorial assets across all platforms, including its daily radio show.”

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Ask the people who know what it’s like to have Cain Velasquez in their faces on a regular basis, and they’ll tell you that there’s a big difference between thinking you can handle the UFC heavyweight champion’s non-stop pressure and actually experiencing it.
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