MMA Link Club: Top Stories for Week of December 4th

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
December 11th, 2011

UFC Heavyweight Frank Mir

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.

Jon Jones faced his most interesting test inside the Octagon at UFC 140 when he took on former champ Lyoto Machida in Toronto.

Frank Mir also did what no other fighter had ever done up until Saturday night, use a submission to defeat Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

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

Nik Lentz submitted Brock Lesnar once [MMAMania]

“I got him one time. I jumped on the guillotine because he wasn’t ready for it and I choked him out and then after that I got thrown across the room.”

Original UFC ad from 1993 [TheFightNerd]

“Check out this classic ad from the December 1993 issue of “Black Belt Magazine”, which featured this full-page ad for the premiere event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship!”

Brittney Palmer talks UFC return [CagePotato]

“We caught up with Brittney Palmer at last weekend’s MMA Expo in Toronto and the UFC Octagon Girl, who will return from a brief hiatus from the sport at UFC 140 Saturday night.”

Exclusive interview with Jimi Manuwa [Lowkick]

“With eight of his ten victories coming by way of first-round knockout, undefeated Light Heavyweight Jimi Manuwa fights like a man that’s in a hurry. However, when the UFC came calling earlier this year.”

Miguel Torres apologizes for tweet after firing [Fightline]

“Following being cut from the UFC for posting an offensive joke on Twitter, former WEC champion Miguel Torres took to his website to apologize for the tweet.”

Urijah Faber/Dominick Cruz selected as TUF 15 coaches [MMAPayout]

“The UFC announced on Tuesday that Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz would serve as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 15 debuting on Friday, March 9, 2012 on the FX channel. TUF 15′s finale will culminate with the coaches squaring off for Cruz’s Bantamweight title sometime mid-2012.”

Brittney Palmer posing in Playboy [BleacherReport]

“According to sources at Playboy that have broken the news to Ariel Helwani at MMAfighting.com, Brittney Palmer has been handed a deal to pose for the popular adult magazine.”

Mike Pierce facing Josh Koscheck at UFC 143 [MMAConvert]

“It’s not official, but as you can see above, Mike Pierce claims that he’s going to be Josh Koscheck’s replacement opponent at UFC 143 now that Carlos Condit is facing Nick Diaz in an interim title fight.”

HDNet hits snag with BAMMA 8 broadcast [MMAFighting]

“The new contract between HDNet and the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts seemed like a great deal for American fans who want to watch fights in Britain’s top promotion. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out as planned as HDNet aired BAMMA 8 on Saturday afternoon.”

War Machine signs with Bellator [Five Ounces of Pain]

“According to an official press release from Bellator FC, the Ultimate Fighter alumnus turned adult film star turned felon has inked a deal with the organization.”

Beavis & Butthead watch MMA [MiddleEasy]

“Now Beavis and Butthead are back on the airwaves, they are allowed to say ‘fire’ and the duo caught some TUF season 10 while flipping through the channels looking for nonexistent music videos.”

Jim Rome’s take on Rashad Evans’ Jerry Sandusky comment [FightOpinion]

“When your face is plastered next to Jerry Sandusky on national television, you know it’s not good news for your image. Jim Rome made sure to cement that point home after the comments Rashad Evans made yesterday in Chicago for the Fox presser to hype his fight against Phil Davis.”

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