MMA Link Club: Stockton Scoring, Holiday Shopping, and Mustache FightingPosted on December 2, 2011, 01:43 PM by Joey Santosus
- Four UFC Fights That Would Have Different Outcomes Under ‘Stockton Rules’ (CagePotato)
"As sort-of hazily defined by Nick Diaz back in January 2010, the Unified Rules of Stockton is an alternate MMA scoring system in which the winner of the fight is the guy who would have won if the match had continued indefinitely, and the loser is the guy who looks more f----- up afterwards. Under Stockton Rules, only the final round is scored, and holding onto top position without doing damage actually counts for negative points..."
- The Fight Nerd's Holiday Shopping Guide for MMA Fans (TheFightNerd)
"With Thanksgiving officially over and Black Friday devouring the souls of millions of hungry shoppers digging for bargains, it’s up to The Fight Nerd to set you straight with some of the best items you can get this holiday season for your MMA fans! This list will be constantly updated through the holiday season as we add more product reviews to the site, so bookmark this page and check back often!"
- Bloodstained Fangs: Interview Exclusive with TUF 14 finalist Dennis Bermudez (MMAMania)
"Well, I wrestled in college, and a lot of times, guys were technically better than me, but I never gave up. I would let my conditioning win me wrestling matches. Even though I was down and out, in my head, I'm never down and out. When I used to play football, there'd be games where we were getting smoked like 45-7, but I would play as hard as I could until the last play. Even though there's no way to come back, I was still trying to make the big hit or make something happen. I'm never out of a fight."
- Ronda Rousey's inner fangirl emerges when she meets Chael Sonnen for the first time (MiddleEasy)
"LayzieTheSavage worked the red carpet for the 2011 MMA Awards and managed to catch this gem of Ronda Rousey meeting Chael Sonnen for the first time and subsequently 'geeking out' after her encounter. This video has to rank as top five candid moments in MMA this year, and we love every second of it."
- Herb Dean Officiates Ultimate Mustache Fighting on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (MMAConvert)
"While making a guest appearance on NBC's Late Night show with Jimmy Fallon, renowned Mixed Martial Arts referee Herb Dean steps in to officiate for the show's Ultimate Mustache Fighting."
- Why the Chael Sonnen vs. Mark Munoz Fight Needs To Happen (BleacherReport)
"Having the two of them fight is the way to clearly define who is the true No. 1 contender for the belt. It would be a definitive semifinal to lead up to the Brazilian champ. The only other factor to look at with Sonnen is the result of Miller vs. Bisping. Sonnen is saying that his next fight is with the winner, but given the timing, who knows how the next title shot will be issued?"
- Topps introduces new UFC “Moment of Truth” trading cards (MMAPayOut)
"Each box includes one autographed card, one memorabilia card containing authentic UFC fight used Octagon mat pieces, fight used hand tape, and/or fighter-worn shirts and shorts as well and one card with both autograph and memorabilia piece! - via Topps"
- A Miserable Day in Vegas With Michael Bisping (MMAFighting)
"It needs to be said here that, for all his other talents, Michael Bisping is not a good driver. Even now, when he's in no special hurry to get anywhere, he drives like a man who is fleeing the scene of a heist. He weaves through traffic at high speeds, engine roaring over the stereo so that he has to continually adjust the volume. He brakes suddenly and violently. He rolls through stop signs and rushes through red lights. Does his Range Rover even have a working turn signal?"
- Nate Quarry Looking For A Spot On UFC Broadcasting Team (FightLine)
"I want to be an on-air personality for the UFC. There I said it. As I teeter on the brink of retirement I realize more and more how much I want to stay involved with the sport that's given me everything in my life. And I told Dana when I first signed with the UFC, I will never fight anywhere else. If the UFC cut me, that's it for me. - Nate Quarry"
- Would a confidential drug testing program help out UFC fighters? (FightOpinion)
"In the fight game, heavy usage of pain killers, PEDs, sleeping pills, and alcohol (both separate and in concert with each other) is the norm, not the exception. Anyone who is connected to a sport like the NFL or an industry like pro-wrestling can tell you the damage inflicted by heavy usage of painkillers. It’s not just the sports world, either, it’s American society at large. Addiction to prescription drugs is a terrible problem."
- TUF 14 Featherweight and Bantamweight Finals Betting Odds (5thRound)
"Although it took several months of filming to discover who the best TUF 14 fighters were, the Gambling Gods don’t believe either of the scraps will be too competitive. Dillashaw is nearly a 2.5-to-1 favorite to beat Dodson, while Brandao is a whopping -375 odds-on favorite to dispose of Bermudez."
- TUF 14 Finale Breakdown: Jason Miller vs. Michael Bisping (Five Ounces Of Pain)
"This Saturday’s TUF 14 Finale marks an end of an era for the UFC. In 2005, Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar tore the house down on Spike TV, and catapulted the UFC into the MMA juggernaut we all know and love. Following a long and eventful partnership, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will finally part ways with the television channel that was instrumental in its success."
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