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So clearly this fight was NOT contested under the Unified Rules but what the hell we're watching it anyways. Several times. In slow motion. You get the picture. Gina Carano makes her appearance in Fast and the Furious 6 with this nice little fight scene against Michelle Rodriguez. Yes it will probably be enough to get us to sit through another Vin Diesel movie.
(Carwin KO's Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 96. Photo via Zuffa LLC)
It seem's so long ago that Shane Carwin came to the UFC knocking out EVERYBODY in the first round and coming so close to winning the UFC Heavyweight belt. His huge knockout power struck fear in his opponents and only two men were able to beat him. But eventually, time, injuries, and his own personal reasons made Carwin announce his retirement via twitter @ShaneCarwin
Officially retired 2day:-) thank you to my family, friends and fans! #dreambig GOD BLESS!!!
A soft spoken humble heavyweight, he was a fan favorite for being able to finish all of his fights in devastating fashion. He was riding a 12 fight win streak in which never went to the second round. He capped off his streak with a KO of Frank Mir earning him a title shot with then champ Brock Lesnar. He seemed well on his way to winning the belt as he dominated Lesnar in the first round before running out of steam and getting finished off in the second. His final fight was a unanimous decision loss at the hands of Junior Dos Santos which went the distance at UFC 131. His time after that seemed to be spent recovering from on injury or another. He was one of the coaches on The Ultimate Fighter opposite Roy Nelson but eventually had to pull out of that fight due to injuries as well. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.
(Anderson's Silva's version of "I got things to do" is TOTALLY different than ours)
When you're making Anderson Silva money you probably won't miss 50K too much, but that's exactly how much dough Silva will have to cough up after missing a UFC media press tour in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming match up with Chris Weidman. While taken as a sign of disrespect by Dana White and his opponent (who later vowed to "bring him down to earth") Silva claims it was not done with bad intentions. He claims he or his camp had no prior knowledge of the scheduled events. According to Silva (via Sherdog.com)
"I've never missed any commitment to the UFC. I would never have made the trip to Brazil if I knew I had to be in Los Angeles. Everyone knows that I always block my media schedule to devote myself to training, since that's my main priority. I'm an athlete, and my focus will always be to train and be prepared for the challenges."
Be that as it may, his no show probably worked better at promoting the fight more than a typical lackluster appearance would have. It also gives Weidman and his fans a rallying cry to root against the Champ in his upcoming title defense. UFC 162 will take place in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand July 6th, 2013. We think the champ is not skipping out on that appearance.
(photo via ESPN.com)
Yea we would jumping for joy too. ESPN The Magazine is celebrating it's 15 year anniversary with "MAG 15", a special edition in honor of 15 years in the magazine industry. On the cover is none other than UFC Champ Ronda Rousey, this time with some clothes on. Damn! We were hoping for a little more of this. Still the fact that a magazine like ESPN is selecting an MMA fighter for such an important issue hopefully continues to further push the sport a little further into the mainstream. Congrats Ronda!