MMA Link Club: Top Stories for Week of November 27th

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
December 4th, 2011

UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen

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 on FOX 2‘ was made official this past week when the event’s headlining and co-featured bouts were announced.

There will be a press conference in Chicago this week to promote the highly-anticipated card.

Jason “Mayhem” Miller also made his Octagon return against Michael Bisping in the TUF 14 finale, but came up short.

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

Kurt Pelligrino’s retirement speech [TheFightNerd]

“At the post-fight press conference, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said that he would do his best to bring Kurt back into the octagon to fight again. Kurt Pellegrino gave his farewell speech afterwards, stating, “This isn’t the way I wanted it to end,” Pellegrino said in the post-fight press conference.”

4 Fights with different outcomes under ‘Stockton Rules’ [CagePotato]

“Under Stockton Rules, only the final round is scored, and holding onto top position without doing damage actually counts for negative points.”

Vadim ready to offer Fedor Emelianenko to UFC [Lowkick]

“We are determined to move forward, and would like to offer the UFC a fight between Cain Velasquez and Fedor Emelianenko. M-1 Global would take a full responsibility of organizing the fight sometime during 2012 in Moscow, Russia.”

Exclusive Interview with Dennis Bermudez [MMAMania]

“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.”

Anderson Silva is man of the year [Fightline]

“‘The Spider’ was named “Man of the Year” by Brazil’s GQ magazine for 2011 in the sports category.”

MMA reality show coming to MTV in January [MMAPayout]

“Variety reports that MTV is set to debut “Caged,” a reality show featuring 4 Louisiana teenagers trying to make it in the world of MMA. MTV announced the debut of the show for January 9, 2012.”

Chael Sonnen only has his wrestling against Mark Munoz [BleacherReport]

“The Unnatural has proven to be the better wrestler and the more effective takedown artist inside the Octagon compared to The Filipino Wrecking Machine.”

Tim Sylvia vs. Brett Rogers booked for Dream NYE [MMAConvert]

“If the Sylvia-Rogers fight pans out, Rogers will be at a disadvantage preparation-wise when he steps in the ring with Sylvia. Rogers was sentenced yesterday to 60 days in jail in connection to a third-degree felony assault charge stemming from a domestic abuse incident with his wife.”

Chael Sonnen vs. Mark Munoz official for ‘UFC on Fox 2’ [MMAFighting]

“Chael Sonnen will have to win another fight before he can get his long-awaited rematch with Anderson Silva, because the UFC has announced that Sonnen’s next fight will take place on January 28 in Chicago, when Sonnen will fight Mark Munoz in the co-main event at the second UFC on Fox event.”

UFC 140 Prelims headed to iON TV [Five Ounces of Pain]

“With Spike TV essentially in the UFC‘s rear-view mirror, the preliminary pairings for UFC 140 will air on ION Television next Saturday as the lead-in to the night’s PPV event.”

Marloes Coenen has words for Ronda Rousey and Meisha Tate [MiddleEasy]

“If Jon Olav Einemo is back in the UFC there is no reason why Marloes Coenen can’t make amends with Strikeforce, right?”

Would a confidential drug testing program help? [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.

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