Exclusive: Referee Kim Winslow Discusses Critics, Sexism, Homemade Bread and Her Worst Cage Experience: CagePotato

“After making history in June 2009 as the first female MMA referee to oversee a UFC fight, Kim Winslow drew controversy earlier this month for her handling of the Muhammad Lawal vs. Lorenz Larkin match at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine. Last week, CagePotato had the chance to chat with Winslow, who spoke to us about her life inside and outside of the cage, her pioneering role in MMA, and how she responds to criticism of her job performance.”

 

UFC Undisputed 3 predicts Nick Diaz will submit Carlos Condit at the 4:20 mark, seriously we’re not making this up: MiddleEasy

“If time is money, then every stoner is a millionaire. On that same formula, the per capita income of Stockton, California makes it the richest city in the world. I guess Nick Diaz would be the mayor of this hypothetical version of the 209.”

 

Falling Action: Best and Worst of UFC on FOX 2: MMAFighting

“UFC on FOX 2 didn’t exactly hypnotize the network TV audience with thrilling MMA action on Saturday night, and maybe that’s okay. Maybe the UFC doesn’t need every FOX fight to be a shootout. Maybe both the network and the viewers need to know that sometimes you get a first-round knockout, and other times you get an hour’s worth of slow grinds — especially when five of your six main card fighters are grappling specialists.”

 

Ernesto Hoost: I understand Badr Hari’s decision to move to Boxing: LowKick

“I think something has to be changed very quickly. A lot of people [referring to the government] in Holland are trying to prevent kickboxing events from happening. It’s a threat, and I think we have to take it very seriously. In such situation, it’s hard for fighters to make money and they are looking elsewhere. K-1 in its prime was a great platfom for fighters to make money, but now they are earning less and less. They see money in the UFC, and that’s where they want to go.”

 

UFC 143 ‘Prelims’ preview and predictions for ‘Diaz vs Condit’ event (Part 1): MMAMania

“Prepare your meanest mugs, Maniacs, because it’s about to get real street up in here.”

 

Text of FTC letter suspending/closing investigation into Zuffa #ufc: FightOpinion

“Upon further review of this matter, it now appears that no further action is warranted by the Commission at this time. Accordingly, the investigation has been closed.”

 

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson’s UFC 143 Blog: Week 2: Fightline

“As many of you have heard I will no longer be fighting Justin Edwards, my new opponent is Dan Stittgen. They are actually pretty similar in style as they are both really good on the ground. My training camp hasn’t changed a whole lot. We are going to try and keep it standing because my team wants to see a knockout.”

 

State Attorney General Admits Amateur MMA is not banned in New York: TheFightNerd

“The battle for MMA in NY just got a bit more interesting! Two months after Zuffa Entertainment filed a lawsuit against the New York State Attorney General on the grounds that the state’s ban on MMA is a violation of First Amendment rights, the plaintiffs predictably responded with a move to dismiss.  This tidbit of info comes from page 21 of the New York State Attorney General’s motion to dismiss, which states that while professional MMA may be illegal in The Big Apple, amateur MMA is technically not.”

 

Tumultuous 2011 Impacts Yahoo! Sports, MMA Coverage: MMAPayout

“Sources tell MMAPayout.com that the cutting back on non-mainstream sports by Yahoo was due to their tumultuous 2011, which saw Yahoo’s stock dip under $17 and saw gross revenues decline by over 20%. Along with Doyle – who had been with Yahoo since 2007 – another key member of Yahoo’s MMA team is long-time MMA and Pro Wrestling reporter Dave Meltzer, who has also been a part of Yahoo since it ramped up it’s MMA coverage in 2007. His contract is also up this week.”

 

Forrest Griffin calls Tito Ortiz “the perfect” opponent for a “get right fight”: FiveOuncesofPain

“The truth is we each consider the other an easy fight,” joked the former 205-pound champion. “For me that’s the perfect ‘get right’ fight. Coming off a bad loss, beat Tito Ortiz up no problem. For Tito he’s thinking, ‘Forrest ain’t that good. He’s good old prematurely. This is a great way to go out, with a win over Forrest.’ So it’s a beautiful match-up because we both think of the other as an easy fight.”

 

Nick Diaz Gains Late Lead on Carlos Condit: 5th Round

“In just one month’s time, Saturday’s interim welterweight title bout between Nick Diaz (Pictured) and Carlos Condit went from being a dead-even pick ‘em bet to Diaz emerging as nearly a 2-to-1 odds-on favorite.”

 

Dana White Cuts The Gladiator, New Intro at UFC 143: MMAConvert

“The UFC is set to debut a new video intro this weekend at the opening of its UFC 143 pay-per-view broadcast. In other words, the cheesy, low-budget gladiator is out!”

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