Friday, June 1, 2012

Ellenberger vs Kampmann Highlights

Gifs, pictures and more after the Jump!

Beers, Boats, and Bellator Girl Mercedes Terrell in a Bikini.

More pictures of bodacious Bellator babe Mercedes Terrell after the Jump and don't forget to check out the world famous Ring Girl Post: Mercedes Terrell Edition.

3 X Title challenger Kenny Florian calls it a career and retires from MMA.

Kenny Florian will probably always be remembered for being the bridesmaid and never the bride, having challenged for the lightweight and featherweight titles with out winning either. But what he really should be remembered for is the analytical and scientific approach to fighting that he helped pioneer. Through out Florian's 20 fight career, a career that saw him face the likes of Diego Sanchez, Gray Maynard, Jose Aldo, BJ Penn, Takanori Gomi, Clay Guida, Florian approached each fight with a meticulously researched and carefully constructed game plan tailored specifically to each opponent. The result was a record of 14-6 with 12 stoppages and the second most submission victories in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Florian will remain with the UFC as a commentator and brand ambassador.

.@kennyflorian Waving goodbye one last time to his fans. good... on Twitpic

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Patrick Cote takes on Cung Le at UFC 148.

After a three fight losing skid sent him packing. Patrick "The Predator" Cote will make his long awaited return to the UFC against former Strikeforce Middle weight champion Cung Le at UFC 148. Cote has won four in a row and will be stepping in on short notice, after Cung's original opponent Rich Franklin was tapped to replace Vitor Belfort, against Wanderlei "TheAxe Murderer" Silva, in the main event of UFC 147. Cung Le is coming of a tough TKO loss in his UFC debut, to the aforementioned Axe Murderer, at UFC 139 and is hungry for his first victory in the UFC.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dana White's TUF 15: live media scrum.

Rich Franklin Vs. Wanderlei Silva will now headline UFC 147

Rich Franklin is doing what Rich Franklin does, stepping up when the company needs him. This time by taking on Wanderlei Silva on three weeks notice at UFC 147. In a rematch of their hotly contested UFC 99 scrap that saw Franklin pick up a unanimous decision. Silva was originally scheduled to face Vitor Belfort in what was to be a battle between the coaches of the inaugural season of TUF:Brazil. But a broken hand requiring surgery will keep the Phenom on the sidelines for the foreseeable future. 

and now as bonus, some throw back ring girl pic's from UFC 99.

Featuring former Octagon girls Edith Labelle and Logan Stanton whom I'm sure you remember from our extensive Octagon Girl coverage.

UFC Tonight with Kenny Florain, Jake Ellenberger, Martin Kampmann, BJ Penn and more.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Take Away Service - UFC 146: Mir Vs dos Santos Edition

Welcome to It's Fighting Stupid's Take Away Service. Where we, do you, the service of letting you in on all the key take-away's from UFC 146: Mir Vs dos Santos . First up on the Menu:

Mir Vs. dos Santos: Embracing the inevitable.
It played out the way everyone with the exception of Dave Doyle thought it would. With Junior dos Santos beating Frank Mir's head like a drum for a little over a round. dos Santos is a horrible match up for Mir and it showed early. With the Heavyweight champ shrugging of Mir's first take-down attempt with ease, essentially taking the air out of Mir before he started. The former 2x heavyweight champ seemed resigned to the bad end, of a one sided kick boxing match after just 30 seconds and it had become clear that a take down was not in the cards. It's to bad that Mir decided to read the cards so early, embracing the inevitable and making it a matter of when, not if, for the tko stoppage.

Cain Velasquez has got next
The violence of the beating that Cain Velasquez put on Bigfoot Silva can not be understated. The amount of blood combined with the anguish on Silva's face was enough to satiate any horror movie aficionado. Putting it right up there with Joe Stevens Vs. BJ Penn and Florian Vs Sherk as one of the bloodiest fights of all time. It was a 3:36 second reminder of why Velasquez was the most feared man in the division and why he's next in line for Junior dos Santos.

The Heavyweight Division: Metamorphosis

 Just 5 short years ago the UFC heavyweight division consisted of Tim Sylvia, Brandon Vera, Andrei Arlovski, Jeff Monson, Marcio Cruz, Gabriel Gonzaga, Justin Eilers, Assuerio Silva, Antoni Hardonk, Jake O'brien, Carmelo Marrero, and Chieck Kongo.There are few better illustrations of how far the sport has come then the 2012 UFC heavyweight roster.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Check out Minotauro Nogueira's reaction to Junior dos Santos's big win over Frank Mir at UFC 146

Big Nog..... dancing? on Twitpic

Or is this Big Nog on Brazilian "Dancing with the Stars"? Who can tell anymore. 

I wonder if Mayhem Miller's UFC 146 exit was anything like his entrance?

Mayhem Miller’s UFC 146 entrance
Same bag over the head, just worn with less enthusiasm?

Friday Night Lights Out featuring Carl Froch, Junior dos Santos, Dan Hardy, Roy Nelson, and more.

Lucian Bute vs Carl Froch - IBF Super Middle Weight Title

Junior dos Santos Vs. Mir - UFC 146

Four more KO's after the Jump!

UFC 146 Post-Fight Interviews with Velasquez, Nelson, Brown, and more.

Cain Velasquez
Big Country Roy Nelson

Jamie Varner

Stipe Miocic

Dan 'The Outlaw' Hardy

Stefan Struve

CB Dollaway

Mike Brown

Paul Sass

Glover Teixeira

Dana White talks Brock Lesnar, Arianny Celeste, Mayhem Miller, Vitor Belfort and more.

Mayhem Miller to be released from the UFC following his latest loss.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the news on Saturday night at the post fight press conference. The former MTV television host and TUF coach went 0 and 2 in his latest stint in the big leagues with losses to Michael Bisping and CB Dollaway to go with a previous loss to GSP way back at UFC 52.

ht:Alex Pollock 

Dana White hints at a possible return for Brock Lesnar. (Updated with Video)

Former UFC and WWE Champion Brock Lesnar was in attendance at UFC 146: Mir Vs dos Santos and when MMAfighting's Ariel Helwani asked UFC president Dana White about Lesnar's presence, White was coy in his response. Saying that there was more to the story and hinted at a possible return for the companies biggest draw.