Although the Diaz brothers have always struck me as the epitome of professionalism and class both inside and out of the octagon, it appears that even the most mild-mannered personalities can come unglued from time to time.
Just moments prior to Rousimar Palhares proving his assholishness outright at WSOF 22 last weekend, the youngest of the brothers Diaz engaged in what I'm sure was a rousing debate about the current GOP race with fellow UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov -- I'm guessing Diaz sided with the brash, incomprehensible arrogance of Donald Trump, whereas Khabib was more of a Chris Christie fan. In any case, this argument quickly escalated into an all-out brawl, with members of both crews exchanging haymakers before security could separate them. Then Nick Diaz threw a beer at Khabib, because hey, #Trump2016Bitch.
The majority of the scrap was caught on camera by MMAInterviews, but this being a Diaz brawl and all, you can rest assured that it spilled out into the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino just moments later.
Videos after the jump.
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Rousimar Palhares is an asshole. He has always been an asshole. He was fired from the UFC, in fact, for being an asshole. That he has still been able to find gainful employment as a fighter is a testament to the desperation of mid-tier MMA organizations needing to boost their cards with somewhat recognizable talent.
At WSOF 22 last weekend, Palhares once again proved that he is an asshole, repeatedly eye-gouging Jake Shields before, and you're never going to believe this, holding onto the fight-ending kimura for long after the referee had intervened and even longer after his opponent had tapped. This led to a somewhat dramatic exchange at the end of the fight, in which Shields punched Palhares after the bell while his corner had to be restrained from gang-stomping Palhares a new asshole.
In fact, the only person who you could argue was a bigger asshole than Palhares that night was referee Steve Mazzagatti -- although he fell more into the "incompetent asshole" sub-category of assholes to Palhares' "vengeful asshole." Not only did Mazzagatti fail to dock Palhares points for his repeated, blatant eye gouges, but he made nothing of the fact that a man with a history of holding submissions to long, well, held yet another submission too long.
Thankfully, it looks like the WSOF has finally had enough of Rousimar Palhares' assholishness. Head after the jump for the details.
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Ronda Rousey didn’t shy away from the ultimate question when it was presented to her following UFC 190 this past weekend. Rousey, who has now taken care of three straight challengers in under a minute each, was asked if she would rather fight Miesha Tate or Cris “Cyborg” Justino. For all intensive purposes, Rousey will […]
By now, you've all surely heard what Ronda Rousey did to poor Bethe Correia at UFC 190 on Saturday. The champ humiliated her, simply put, beating the Brazilian power puncher at her own game and flattening her with a right hand 34 seconds into the first round. As she has done countless times in the past, Rousey managed to both meet and defy our expectations in the method and ease in which she put away a clearly outmatched opponent.
But rather than do our usual post-fight recap, we're just going to compile what have been a fantastic series of reactions to the Rousey-Correia fight, starting with the GTA 5-style "wasted" treatment above. Check out the rest after the jump, but do it quick, because these will likely be taken down within the hour.
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Another special night went down Saturday at UFC 190, as the Octagon landed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ronda Rousey did exactly what she said she would do, overwhelming Bethe Correia in just 34 seconds and retaining her UFC female bantamweight championship. Rousey, who was booed heavily upon entering the Octagon, wasted little time imposing […]
Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia. Tonight’s card comes to us from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with bouts airing on UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1 and pay-per-view. In the main event, Ronda Rousey defends her bantamweight title against fellow unbeaten Bethe Correia. Rousey has finished […]
At approximately midnight tomorrow night, Ronda Rousey is going to run roughshod over poor, sweet, delusional Bethe Correia. We all know it, and anyone who says otherwise is a crazy person. But before they fight, they first had to weigh-in and stare longingly into each others eyes at the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro.
Suffice it to say, I think the staredown lived up to expectations, so check it out above, then head after the jump for complete UFC 190 weigh-in results.
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Weigh-ins for Saturday’s UFC 190 event went down earlier today from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and FightLine has complete results. In the main event, Ronda Rousey defends her bantamweight title against Bethe Correia. Rousey weighed in at 135 pounds, while the unbeaten Correia came in at 134. Rousey immediately lost her smile and got in […]
UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey already has the quickest championship victory to her credit inside the Octagon. To go along with that 14-second record-breaking performance, “Rowdy” also has a 16-second win on her resume. So, what can the former bronze medalist from the Olympics do for an encore to those impressive feats? She explained […]
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VIDEO: Is Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia The Biggest Title Fight Mismatch Ever? CagePotato Weighs In
Once again, our friends at Owned Sports have called upon us, as well as Zane Simon, Sydnie Jones, Erik Fontanez, and Tommy Messano, to answer the tough questions surrounding UFC 190. On today's agenda: Is Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia the biggest mismatch ever?
While undeniably a squash match, we argued that Rousey vs. Correia lies in the Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen territory of title fight mismatches -- a fight between an ultra dominant champion and a brazen, yet almost completely outgunned challenger which has been (underwhelmingly) sold using the classic "grudge match" storyline. That was until yesterday, however, when new evidence surfaced and proved outright that, yes, this is in fact the biggest mismatch of all time.
Check out the video after the jump, then head over to OwnedSports.com for more videos on daily fantasy sports.
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Dan Hardy and John Gooden offer up insight and thoughts for Saturday night’s main event at UFC 190 between Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia in the latest edition of “Inside the Octagon.”
While we here at CagePotato are still mourning the loss of founding editor Ben Goldstein, we've been thrilled to learn that he has found gainful employment in the financial services industry (Ed note: What, actually making money for a living? SELLOUT!!). But before he leaves behind the barren landscape that is MMA writing for good, Ben recently put together what may very well may be his crowning achievement as a writer (his magnum opus on The 50 Worst Fighters in UFC History included): A 2831 word masterpiece/interview with Judo champion Edith Bosch.
Who is Edith Bosch? Only the last person to defeat UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in a Judo competition. How good is the article? So good that we've violated our "You Guys" ban in order to tell you how good it is, you guys.
Check out BG's piece over at Owned Sports, and stay tuned for more content between CagePotato and Owned Sports in the future.
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Did Ronda Rousey anger the UFC gods, or is somebody in the marketing department getting fired?
What the hell is Rousey, the UFC’s cash cow up until a quaint little Irishman stole her limelight, doing headlining a barely advertised card in Brazil after about a thousand UFC events in a few weeks time? It makes me wonder if this is intentional, or if this is a marketing blunder.
Let’s put our tinfoil hats on for a bit and pretend like we can get to the bottom of something using pure speculation, and very little else.
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Jake Shields is a former Strikeforce champion and title contender when he was in the UFC. This Saturday night, Shields will take on Rousimar Palhares for World Series of Fighting welterweight gold. Shields (31-7-1) is a perfect 2-0 since coming over to the WSOF, scoring first round finishes vs. Brian Foster and Ryan Ford. In […]
By Sam Stilson
All hail King TJ! This past weekend's UFC on Fox show proved without a shadow of a doubt that TJ Dillashaw is the real deal. His obliteration of former pound-for-pound staple Renan Barão was masterful and effectively silenced all the 'lucky punch' rabble-rousers.
In addition to the main event, we got a Fight of the Year candidate, a new(old) women's bantamweight challenger and an odd, yet refreshing display of MMA sportsmanship, on national TV no less.
So what's next for our main card competitors? Let's play 'Being Joe Silva.'
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VIDEO: CagePotato Breaks Down Which UFC 190 Heavyweight Has the Brightest Future Prospects for ‘Owned Sports’
Believe it or not, there are actually sports entities out there who value -- or are at least willing to put up with -- our opinions on MMA-related matters. I know, right? I'm just as shocked as you.
In any case, CagePotato managing editor (and lone remaining member of the Old & New Dads Alliance™), Jared Jones, recently appeared alongside Erik Fontanez of MMA Hot Sauce/MMAWeekly and Tommy Messano of MiddleEasy to break down UFC 190, and more specifically, which of the four heavyweights competing on the main card have the brightest future prospects, as part of an ongoing series for Owned Sports. As you can expect, our taek was equal parts hot and nonsense.
Check out the video above, make fun of my hair/face/attire, and while you're at it, swing over to OwnedSports.com for more videos on daily fantasy sports.
Dominick Cruz was the first fighter to wear the UFC bantamweight title. Current champion T.J. Dillashaw wants to defend his 135-pound title against Cruz – assuming “The Dominator” can stay healthy. Cruz was stripped of the title after suffering back-to-back knee injuries. He is currently sidelined once again, but is anticipating a return either late […]
This coming Saturday night, Ronda Rousey will face off against another unbeaten contender, as she defends her bantamweight title at UFC 190 against Bethe Correia. In the video below, check out Rousey vs. a fellow Olympic medalist in Sara McMann.
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UFC on FOX 16 Highlights/Results: Dillashaw Puts the Stamp on Barao, Tate Earns Another Shot at Rousey + More
(via UFC on FOX)
It's hard to a remember a more meteoric rise to absolute dominance than that of TJ Dillashaw, the TUF 14 runner up who will almost certainly find himself in those ever-coveted "pound-for-pound" talks following his brilliant performance against Renan Barao at UFC on FOX 16 last Saturday.
To think that, a little over a year ago, Dillashaw was being given no chance against the former "pound-for-pound" king when they first clashed in the cage is almost absurd given his pair of performances against Barao. And in the rematch, Dillashaw was arguably even more impressive, eating almost everything his Brazilian rival could throw at him while returning fire with a fury. Dillashaw's footwork was incredible, his combinations video game-esque, and his accuracy reminiscent of early Anderson Silva. How Barao was able to withstand the final flurry that came in the 4th round was a credit to his chin, his heart, and the abnormally slow hand of Herb Dean.
Elsewhere on the FOX 16 card, Miesha Tate overcame an early onslaught, Edson Barboza and Paul Felder threw spinning sh*t, and Joe Lauzon auditioned for his post-fight career as a referee, so check out all the highlights after the jump.
The bantamweight title was on the line Saturday night at UFC on FOX 16 from the United Center in Chicago. For the second straight time, T.J. Dillashaw dominated Renan Barao, retaining the title with a fourth round TKO victory. Last year, Dillashaw finished the Brazilian in the fifth in a fight he was completely controlling. […]
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