And Now He’s Retired: Jorge Rivera: CagePotato

“Fortunately, Jorge Rivera knows his limits as an athlete, and has officially retired from our sport. He first announced his intention to retire, regardless of the outcome of his fight with Eric “Red” Shafer, on Friday’s edition of MMAJunkie.com radio. After punching out Shafer in the second round of their undercard tilt last night, Rivera made the move official to announcer Jon Anik.”

UFC on FX1 Recap: Miller, Neer and Barry all earn first round stoppage victories: LowKick

“If you’re counting, exactly two of the 10 fights on Friday night’s fight card from Nashville went to decision. As many expected, the main event between Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller was not one of those two fights.”

Falling Action: Best and Worst of UFC on FX: MMAFighting.com

“Is it weird to be sorting through the aftermath of a UFC event on a Saturday morning? A little, though maybe I could get used to it. The first UFC on FX show must be deemed a success, complete with exciting finishes and a solid job by the commentating duo of Jon Anik and Kenny Florian.”

This new episode of The Reem may be the coolest one yet: Middle Easy

“Yeah, I know this new episode of The Reem brings up a valid point. Of course, the point being that I should be hanging out with Alistair Overeem too. Where’s my invite? How do I get to eat an ‘Uber buffet’ like the one that was delivered to Overeem’s hotel in this video? Those are all questions that you don’t have the answer to. Damn you and your inability to answer my rhetorical questions. You guys should be on top of that. I don’t think I can handle any more of this. I’m jumping head first in the tenth episode of The Reem and never looking back. You can join me if you like, just make sure you bring a life vest. Enjoy. “ 

ESPN’s John Barr on UFC pay report blowback: “It’s not our charge to do your public relations.”: FightOpinion

“If you’re looking for an MMA audio interview-of-the-year candidate, look no further than this very lengthy interview with John Barr of ESPN’s Outside the Lines. If you have a long commute or some down time, it’s well worth taking 90 minutes out of your schedule to listen to the whole thing.”

Dana White: Nick Diaz vs Georges St. Pierre could happen this summer: MMAMania

“Embrace the hate, y’all. Apparently that’s what UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre has done while he’s been on the sidelines rehabbing his torn up knee. And it’s helping the process along nicely, according to UFC President Dana White.”

THQ developer, Wes Bunn, talks about “UFC Undisputed 3″: TheFightNerd

“The Fight Nerd caught up with THQ video game developer, Wes Bunn, to discuss the upcoming release of their new MMA game, “UFC Undisputed 3.” We broke down more details about the new Pride FC mode, including just what exactly it is and how it works with the career mode, as well as details on the overall roster of the game, what is new about this one as opposed to the 2010 edition, and how Alistair Overeem managed to make it into the game on such short notice.”

Miguel Torres-Michael McDonald Set For UFC 145: FightLine

“After being resigned to the UFC following his release for comments made on Twitter, Miguel Torres has found out his next opponent. Torres will meet Michael McDonald on April 21 at UFC 145 in Atlanta, UFC officials announced recently”

Doctors Remove Prehistoric Artifacts From Mark Munoz’s Elbow: MMAConvert

“Wow, when Mark Munoz said he had a bunch of loose bone spurs floating around in his elbow, he wasn’t kidding. It’s no wonder he pulled out of the biggest fight of his career with all of those jamming up his elbow joint.”

UFC goes 3D for 143: MMAPayout

“The UFC announced that it will be showing UFC 143 in 3D in movie theaters. Tickets for the in theater PPV will go for $25 and can be purchased in advance.The main event Super Bowl Weekend has Nick Diaz battling Carlos Condit for the interim welterweight title.”

Rashad Evans to Phil Davis: “You’re Just a Boy”: 5th Round

“Although two of the nastiest smack talkers in mixed martial arts participated in Friday’s conference call, neither Chael Sonnen nor Michael Bisping provided the verbal warfare the media had anticipated. Thankfully, Rashad Evans (Pictured) and Phil Davis hadn’t spoken since last month’s “Penn State” press conference and picked up right where they had left off.”

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