MMA Link Club: Mood Swings, One-Trick Ponies, and MMA MemesPosted on March 8, 2012, 02:32 PM by Joey Santosus
- The Seven Greatest One-Trick Ponies in MMA (CagePotato)
"Being a one-trick pony shouldn’t be a derogatory term in MMA. If you’re so good at your specialized technique that you can finish top-flight opponents with it, even though they know it’s coming, then you should be applauded, not criticized. So let’s pay tribute to the seven greatest one-trickers in mixed martial arts. If we’ve left out any good ones, please let us know in the comments section."
- Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney talks Eddie Alvarez, Hector Lombard negotiations (MMAMania.com)
"It's been a long build up but Ed and Hector have been with us from the very start. You know, all good things come to an end at some point and four years is a very long time on any kind of agreement. We've got the right to match on any deal. We're either gonna sign him before he goes out the to marketplace or he's going to go out to the marketplace and we're gonna have a determination as to whether we're gonna match or not match and we're gonna see where it ends up. - Bjorn Rebney"
- "Drills for Grapplers” Book Review (TheFightNerd)
"Steve Scott, a US Judo and Jujitsu champion, has heard the cries for help with training, and has put together this book, “Drills for Grapplers.” Published by Turtle Press, this instructional offers drills in a variety of ways that is supposedly accessible for any level of student. Does this book give you useful info and help on how to maximize your time on the mats, or is this fellow’s gi full of hot air?"
- Robert Drysdale: I'm Not Ready for the UFC (BleacherReport)
"You know, that's a great question but I think it's a mutual agreement that I need more experience. If I got called today I would say no to be completely honest with you. I need two, three, maybe even four more fights before I'm ready to even discuss it. I want to make sure that I win every one of those bouts as well before I start talking to them. You don't get too many chances at the UFC. I don't want to be there just to be there. I want to become a champ... - Robert Drysdale"
- Why We Owe Ronda Rousey Thanks (MMAConvert)
"If God created Eve from one of Adam’s ribs, it was a humerus that went into making Ronda, and the judoka isn’t done paying Him back in the arm-bone currency she feels she owes. Which is just fine. Because if you’re a scrub and not worthy of being in the same cage as her, she’ll rip your arm off in under a minute, just as she did to all before her championship turn, and if you’re good - elite even - then it’s more about how long you can last before the inevitable, painful dislocation."
- Looking Ahead to the Highlights of April (Five Ounces of Pain)
"Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall laid it all on the line for fifteen minutes and were it not for a scoring error fans would have gotten to witness the first ever “sudden victory” round during a live UFC event. Fans and both of these great fighters were robbed, but the UFC will more than make up for it given some of the action to come. Let’s take a look forward and see what lies ahead in the world of Mixed Martial Arts."
- MiddleEasy's Guide to the Top Ten Memes in MMA (MiddleEasy)
"There is no definitive explanation for what a meme is, some say a meme is a moment in time that is captured by video or photography, later taken by 'the internet' and morphed into a Frankenstein's monster of it's original self. Topical, thought provoking, controversial and always funny, memes are part of the reason why the internet is as great as it is. Below we have a collection of the best of the best MMA memes."
- Mood Swings: Rampage rages against UFC (FightOpinion)
"45 minutes or so after raging against the UFC and defending his new-found testosterone boost, Rampage tried to apologize to everyone for what he said. Yes, the same man who ignited the proverbial cherry bomb last week with his Fighters Only interview talking about how his ‘doctor works for the UFC’ and that the ‘UFC doctor’ led him to an age-management doctor to get testosterone so he could fight in Japan."
- TapouT to debut new commercial during TUF (MMAPayout)
"The commercial supports TapouT’s #MyFightMatters initiative in which the brand offers weekly prizes for those that follow TapouT on twitter and adds the hashtag. Its a good way for brand integration between platforms. The commercial includes its motorsports sponsorship and also includes scenes of baseball. I am not clear of the tie in so if anyone can chime in that would be great."
- UFC 146: Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Betting Odds (5thRound)
"For the first time in forever, Alistair Overeem (Pictured) will be an underdog entering a mixed martial arts scrap. According to the Gambling Gods, champion Junior dos Santos will leave their heavyweight shootout with title in tow. “Cigano” is pegged as a slight -165 odds-on favorite to retain his crown. Overeem, on the other hand, checks in just behind as a +135 underdog. The 265-pound affair goes down at UFC 146. MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the May 26th shindig."
- Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler Vs. Akihiro Gono Headlines Bellator 67 (FightLine)
"On the heels of his title-winning fight of the year performance against the world's top lightweight Eddie Alvarez, Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler returns to face former UFC lightweight Akihiro Gono at Bellator 67 on Friday, May 4 from Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada. After Chandler's amazing fourth-round submission victory against then champion Eddie Alvarez at Bellator 58, the undefeated champion knows that he's the one now with the target on his back."
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