MMA Link Club: Nick Diaz Tattoo, Ultimate Submissions, and Cupcake's RevengePosted on April 5, 2012, 02:47 PM by Joey Santosus
- Lloyd "Cupcake" Woodard: I Want Another Shot at Michael Chandler (BleacherReport)
"The announcing always makes it sound much worse than it is. (Freire) has got good hands so I can see why they were like that but I wouldn't say I was badly hurt. But I did get hit. The number one mistake was that I started going backwards and I'm a fighter who comes forward. He caught me but I was able to rebound. I went for the knee to return the favor to take him out and all of a sudden he went to taking me down. I didn't expect that at all. - Lloyd Woodard"
- Ultimate ’209′ Fan Gets Nick Diaz Tattooed On His Chest (MMAConvert)
"A seriously dedicated fan celebrates his man-crush on Nick Diaz by getting his submission over Takanori Gomi tattooed on his chest."
- UFC’s current stance on the testosterone issue: Not much of a plan (FightOpinion)
"The media heat about the testosterone issue is undoubtedly getting to the politicians & the promoters. The fighters who are the face of TRT usage have been rather stupid in handling the topic publicly. Keith Kizer even made the admission recently that Rampage’s campaigning for testosterone usage has only increased interest in said usage as far as trying to get exemptions from various state athletic commissions."
- Devil's Angel: Damacio Page is renewed, rested and raring to face Brad Pickett (MMAMania)
"The thing is, I'm confident I can hang with any of these guys so I'm not going to take a step back and say, "Oh, no, I don't think so. Can you give me someone new?" I'm not like that and I don't think like that. If you want to put me with a top 10 fighter, then that means that the UFC believes in me, they believe I'm a top 10 fighter even though I'm not ranking in the world where people can say, "Hey, Damacio is top 10." ... - Damacio Page"
- UFC: Ultimate Submissions DVD Review (TheFightNerd)
"We are talking back in the days when gloves and groin cups were optional, all the way up to the point where the sport had begun to branch out and begin to take on a life of its own in American households. Even with the greatness that is submissions, getting this DVD led to this ever-important question – was this DVD worth the lengthy wait, or should Zuffa have simply quit while they were ahead?"
- James Head Planning to put Papy Abedi to Sleep at UFC On Fuel TV 2 (FightLine)
"I think the Nick Ring fight didn't allow me to show my full potential. I let the fight get bigger than it actually was. I used to think it was bullshit when people said they had Octagon jitters, but I got them. It definitely affected my performance. I'm just so anxious to get back in there and perform up to my capabilities. I want to put all the other bullshit aside and get in there and fight. Every fight is a must win as far as I'm concerned and I want this win badly. - James Head"
- Rory MacDonald: I’m not worried about him and I’m not worried about this fight (Five Ounces of Pain)
"I hold no fear of standing toe-to-toe with this guy. He’s the one who needs to worry about me, as I’m fairly certain I’ll be better than he is in every single area of this fight. He’s going to have to adjust to my style. I have many, many weapons in this fight and he will have to be cautious in everything he does. I’m not worried about him and I’m not worried about this fight." Rory MacDonald"
- TUF Live Episode 4: 1.1 Million Viewers (MMAPayout)
"It may take some time for the UFC audience to gravitate to FX but, this NY Times article shows the reasons why the UFC’s key demo should help FX and vice versa. The article keys in on FX as a revenue generator for Fox as it focuses on the young adult male demo. Mainly, it cites its original programming geared toward young males. According to the article, FX was the 10th most watched basic cable channel and 8th most-watched in the 18-49 category in the first quarter of 2012."
- Looking Ahead to UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva (5thRound)
"For those of you longing for some Octagon action, don’t fret because we’re just 12 days away from witnessing “UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva.” The card will be available on free television, so hopefully that helps make up for the organization’s extended hiatus. Alexander Gustafsson was slated to headline the show opposite Antonio Rogerio Nogueira until a knee injury forced Little Nog to withdraw from the scrap..."
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