UFC 138 Breakdown: The Main Card | Five Ounces of Pain

While it might be no more than an underwhelming overseas card vastly overshadowed by the following week’s mega title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos, UFC 138 still features a main event with direct title implications. In a relatively shallow middleweight division, Chris Leben and Mark Munoz find themselves within touching distance of an improbable title shot. A win could very well propel the victor into a title eliminator scenario, making a shot at the middleweight title in late 2012 not unlikely. Also bidding to make the most out of a main card spot are the likes of Brad Pickett, Renan Barao, local hope Terry Etim, and former welterweight number one contender Thiago Alves.

Singing in the Reign: MMAmania interview exclusive with UFC 138 headliner Mark Munoz | MMA Mania

“I’ll take a submission victory or a knockout. I will take that for sure. I don’t see this fight going five rounds at all. I think we’ll see a guys that come in there swinging and there’s just gonna be fireworks happening. We fight to finish and not just score points so I don’t see this fight going to the end of the fifth round at all.”

Chris Leben: In My Mind, This Is for Number One Contender | MMA Fighting

“Honestly, in my mind this is for number one contender. He’s won three straight, I’ve won four of my last five, just knocked out Wanderlei Silva. I think me and Munoz, if I go out there and defeat him and dominate him that should say that, hey, Chris deserves a crack at the title.”

Mark Munoz: Bombs Away in Birmingham | 5thRound

“He’s a tough, tough dude,” Munoz told 5thRound.com. “He’s going to come straight forward and you know that there is going to be bombs flying at you. For me, it’s no secret, I’m going to use my wrestling. I always say that, [but] I throw bombs, too. So bombs away.”

Dana White’s mom teams up with his bitterest enemy to launch another public attack against her son | Cage Potato

When Dana White’s mom released a “tell-all” book a few months back, we all figured that it was a result of sour grapes for not being cut a check when Dana started making stacks of cash. Now we’re pretty sure we were right and that this crazy woman has some sort of vendetta against her son, considering she’s teamed up with one of Dana’s most bitter enemies, Jerry Millen for the scathing interview above.

The 100 Greatest Moments in UFC History | Bleacher Report

So as a celebration of—and perhaps a token of appreciation for—how far it has all come, here’s a list of the greatest moments in UFC history. This encompasses old school and new, serious and funny, inside and outside the Octagon. Moments that were special to witness or helped in some way to move the sport closer to where it is today, which is to say, on the precipice of world domination.

Bas Rutten on his new show “Punk Payback” and self-defense 
| TheFightNerd

The Fight Nerd spoke with Bas Rutten, whose new show on FUEL TV, “Punk Payback” debuts Wednesday, November 2, which is a show that has the former UFC Heavyweight Champ and King of Pancrase breaking down real-life self-defense situations caught on tape, and showing you at home what to do if you were in that situation. We discussed the show at length, explaining what the concept is, how much of the self-defense that Bas shows is improv or scripted (along with the craziness that he says), and what is ahead in Bas’ acting career. We also discuss the real-life implications of some of these scenarios, and what is legal to do if you need to defend yourself.

Photo Gallery: Chael Sonnen, Rampage Jackson and Chuck Liddell test out UFC Undisputed 3 | LowKick

In addition to the electrifying bout between Nick Diaz and BJ Penn, last weekend’s UFC 137 also featured a number of UFC Undisputed 3 promotional events.

One of those events was the PRIDE Final Conflict 2003 rematch between Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Only that this time, two former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions squared off inside the virtual Octagon of UFC Undisputed 3.This time it was Chuck Liddell who got his hand raised via TKO (Head Kick), winning the PRIDE FC Grand-Prix belt from the hands of Best of PRIDE host Kenda Perez.

Japan 2011: The more things change, the more they stay the same | Fight Opinion

What’s not incredible or shocking is that there will be yet another attempted New Year’s Eve event at Saitama Super Arena this year, promoted by Real Entertainment. The former employees of PRIDE will work in conjunction with Antonio Inoki as the front man, just like he was last year. The show title will be called “Genki desu ka!” which is Inoki’s trademark slogan. It’s a sweetheart deal for him. The discussion is that there will be 20 matches on the card and that IGF aces Peter Aerts & Jerome Le Banner will be on the card. There is some hope of getting the telecast on broadcast television, but nobody is sure how things will play out given that it’s already November and it’s short time for a TV network to get an ad agency working at the last-second to make the numbers work.

Snoop Dogg invites Anderson Silva on his tour to smoke a green, leafy substance | MiddleEasy

In a few days, Snoop Dogg’s international tour will hit the country of Brazil and in this video, Snoop has extended an invitation to The Spider to hang out on his tour bus, and above all else, smoke some mysterious ‘green, leafy substance.’

Zuffa Maintains “BB” Credit Rating, “Stable” is Key | MMA Payout

Typically, a rating of “BB” implies that Zuffa is less vulnerable in the near term, although it faces major ongoing uncertainties and exposure to adverse business, financial, or economic conditions, which can result in failure to meet its financial commitments. On the other hand, it’s a credit rating of “stable”, which is not a bad place to be for a company who’s core business model is so volatile and can be affected by many market variables.

Chael Sonnen: ‘I’m The Biggest Draw In The Industry’ | Fightline

 “I’m the biggest draw in the industry today. I sell more tickets, more pay-per-views, and more merchandise than any fighter in history,” said Sonnen, in a recent interview with Fighthype.com. “Comparing GSP to me is like comparing Kimbo (Slice) to (Muhammed) Ali.”