MMA Link Club: Top Stories for Week of February 5th

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
February 12th, 2012

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Once again we’ve gathered the best MMA news from the baddest websites on the ‘net so that 5thRouand nation won’t miss a beat! Make sure to check out the links after the jump.

Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit 2 was all but signed when it was learned Nick Diaz had tested positive for marijuana following his unanimous decision loss to Condit at UFC 143.

Diaz’s manager Cesar Gracie went to Twitter to let it be known that they were up for a rematch, but that it wouldn’t happen.

Although he wouldn’t elaborate on what the holdup was, the MMA world later found out that Diaz had failed another drug test.

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

Keith Kizer outlines Nick Diaz’s next steps [Fightline]

Alistair Overeem vs. Junior dos Santos rumored for May [CagePotato]

Meisha Tate says wrestling beats judo 9 out of 10 [MMAMania]

Video of GSP’s reaction to Diaz vs. Condit [Lowkick]

Jake Shields on UFC Japan [BleacherReport]

Dana White wants judges and refs to reform [MMAConvert]

Velasquez vs. Mir, Ortiz vs. Griffin 3 confirmed by Fertitta [MMAFighting]

Quinton Jackson’s title dreams keeping him from retiring [Five Ounces of Pain]

Diaz’s positive drug test hits Times Square’s ticker [MiddleEasy]

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua drops his manager [Fight Opinion]

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