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MMA Link Club: Top Stories for Week of January 8th

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
January 15th, 2012
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Once again we’ve gathered the best MMA news from the baddest websites on the ‘net so that 5thRound nation won’t miss a beat! Make sure to check out the links after the jump.

UFC 142 is officially in the books and the UFC’s newest middleweight is no longer employed by the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion.

Anthony Johnson was released following an embarrassing week where he not only missed the 185-pound weight requirement by 11 pounds, but also failed the next day 205-pound limit before losing to Vitor Belfort.

Jose Aldo proved once again why he’s the world’s best featherweight, which could possibly pave the way for a move up to 155.

Enough talk, onto this past week’s top news:

Movie Review: Haywire [TheFightNerd]

Anthony Johnson cut after UFC 142 [Fightline]

Dead MMA fighter of the month Justin Levens [CagePotato]

Phil Davis says give Dan Henderson the next title shot [MMAMania]

Anderson Silva suffering from back injury [Lowkick]

Gabriel Gonzaga wants to be champion [BleacherReport]

Kenny Florian has career-threatening back injury [MMAConvert]

Spike to counter UFC on FX debut [MMAFighting]

Wanderlei Silva really wants fight with Vitor Belfort [Five Ounces of Pain]

Fred Ettish talks about life since UFC 2 [MiddleEasy]

Watch Anthony Johnson not make weight again [FightOpinion]

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