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MMA Link Club: Top Stories for Week of October 2nd

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
October 9th, 2011
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UFC President Dana White

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 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III” and the UFC Fan Expo are officially in the books as UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar survived another dominating 1stRound from Gray Maynard.

When all was said and done, Edgar had all the answers for Maynard when he finally stopped “The Bully” in the 4thRound.

Chael Sonnen was also successful in his Octagon return, using his victory speech to call out Anderson Silva in a loser leaves town bout.

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

Dana White Ends the Kurt Angle Rumor [NBC Sports]

Dana says Angle was offered a spot on TUF 10 with Kimbo Slice, not a pay-per-view slot.

Chael Sonnen Says He Was Guilty for Taking Legal Substance [FightOpinion]

“First off, shame on you for putting out a false report. Not only did I not have elevated testosterone (levels), I was never even accused of that. The state of California never even accused me of that.”

MFC Signs Deal with TSN [MMAPayout]

“A good deal for the MFC to get its chance in front of a broader audience. As Pavelich points out, it will help garner sponsorships for the MFC and its fighters.”

Lyoto Machida Says Nobody is Invincible [MMAConvert]

“Stamina and game plan are things that could define this bout’s outcome. Nobody is invincible.”

Ben Saunders, Douglas Lima Advance in Bellator [MMAFighting]

“Ben Saunders and Douglas Lima both looked great on Saturday night. Next they’ll face each other.”

Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida at UFC 140 [Five Ounces of Pain]

“Jon Jones will look to continue his already incredible run in Mixed Martial Arts this December 10 when the UFC stops in Toronto with Lyoto Machida, not Rashad Evans.”

UFC Will Soon Be on Your Xbox 360 Dashboard [MiddleEasy]

“The UFC is coming to your Xbox dashboard in a big way on December 1st. Finally you will be able to order UFC Pay Per Views through the Xbox in HD (UFC 140 is the first available live show).”

Frankie Edgar vs. Jose Aldo Superfight? [BleacherReport]

“Pretty sure,” UFC President Dana White told ESPN when asked if Chad Mendes was next in line for a shot at Aldo. “We’ll see though. Anything’s possible. Maybe Frankie calls me and says he wants to move to ’45. I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.”

Chael Sonnen Still Looking for Anderson Silva [Lowkick]

“I’ve never told Dana I want a title fight, I say I want the title. I’m not scared of that guy, and I’m not going to apologize to that guy.”

Rashad Evans Understands Being Leapfrogged by Machida [CagePotato]

“Dana White and I spoke earlier today, and I fully understand his decision to put Machida against Jones for the title at UFC 140. Given the rehabilitation time I require for my dislocated thumb, I would not be 100 percent ready by December 10.”

Exclusive Brian Stann Interview [MMAMania]

“The fact of the matter is, I don’t care who you are. If I hit you on the chin, there’s a good chance you’re going out. Anderson possesses that same ability. He’s only a man.”

Culinary Workers Union Creates Anti-UFC Site [TheFightNerd]

“The battle between Zuffa and the Culinary Workers Union has heated up, as the union has now created a website targeted against the UFC, with a large focus against UFC President Dana White.”

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