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10-1 UFC heavyweight Sean "Big Sexy" McCorkle is well known for his scathing trash talk.

Fearlessly treading into territory where McCorkle is legendary, his last two opponents have cast the first stone in the verbal war.  First, Stefan Struve initiated a Photoshop challenge on the Underground Forum before their UFC 124 bout last December.  Then, Christian Morecraft, the man McCorkle will face on the March 26 "Ultimate Fight Night 24" card, released a "World of Morecraft" video.

With the proverbial hornet's nest being officially poked, McCorkle told TheGarv.com on the "Ten Point Must Radio Show" that he was not impressed, and now counterstrikes in the video posted after the jump.

 

 

On the 30th of March, season 13 of "The Ultimate Fighter" ignites with heavyweight leviathans Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos playing opposing coaches.  Fighters from the welterweight class will be featured.

Initially, dos Santos was deemed the #1 contender and aligned with newly crowned divisional champ Cain Velasquez.  When Velasquez had to undergo shoulder surgery and be kept from action while recovering, pitting the man he took the belt from against his originally intended opponent made the most sense.

Watch out for Michigan native Myles Jury, a young and undefeated 9-0 monster.  All of Jury's wins have been devastating first round finishes.  The trailer above is from the UFC Trailers Youtube page, and the full cast introduces themselves in a release from Spike TV (via CagePotato) after the jump.

Tito Ortiz was supposed to be fighting Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on March 26 at UFC Fight Night 24, but the bout had to be scratched due to an injury Tito suffered while training.  He was sparring Muay Thai and a clash of heads caused a deep cut that required 22 stitches.   Hey, it could have been worse, like another cracked skull, but still, it was enough to scuttle his fight.

Phil Davis has stepped in to take on Lil Nog, which is a very interesting fight in itself, so the card is still sweet, but Tito fans will have to wait to see the Huntington Beach Bad Boy in action.

Here's a video Tito did with Inside MMA where he details the cut.

When two of the world's top fighters spar on video, it is guaranteed to generate a buzz.  This video came out a couple of days ago and is already viral.  It shows UFC MW champion Anderson Silva sparring with former UFC LHW champ Lyoto Machida at Black House MMA.  This is some high level stuff right here.  Enjoy.

(WARNING: video above contains foul language and may be NSFW)


No, Jorge Rivera did not morph into rotund, cartoon form.  The South Park skit above is a requirement to understand "El Conquistador's" latest video, in which he issues his own special apology for his constant chiding of Michael Bisping, who he'll square off with at UFC 127 this weekend.

Rivera has normally exhibited a workman-like attitude both in and out of the cage throughout his entire career, so many fans are being caught off guard by his theatrical assault on "The Count".  Rivera and his sponsor, Ranger Up, definitely aren't pulling any punches in the series of pre-fight videos they've made to razz the UK middleweight.

Jorge's version of a formal apology, South Park style, awaits you after the jump.

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Hopefully, you never ridiculed those with a Facebook account because you thought "social networking" was for prepubescent teens.  Facebook now features face-punching, as Heavy.com has announced that two more UFC 127 fights will stream live at 8:00 PM EST.  In addition to the second set of free fights airing on ION, this gives us four free appetizers before the main course of UFC 127 is served.

Anthony "The Hippo" Perosh was the 205-pound nut who stepped in to face heavyweight Mirko CroCop at UFC 110 with only two days notice, and still registered a valiant performance.  His reward was a 4-fight UFC contract, the first of which ignites against 10-6 Tom Blackledge, a member of the Wolfslair making his UFC debut.

 

Ask someone with a bachelor's degree in business and marketing or a bum on the street, and both will agree -- consumers like free shit.  The UFC has adopted that approach in full lately, and UFC 127 is no exception.

This Saturday, two preliminary fights will air live on ION at 9:00 PM EST, and they're both slugfests that will be sure to entertain:  lightweights Spencer "The King" Fisher vs. Ross Pearson, and light-heavies James Te Huna vs. Alexander Gustafsson.  A quick promo video of Fisher x Pearson is above, with the Te Huna x Gustaffson version posted after the fold.

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From the Youtube page of Triumph United comes the fateful tale of another ninja taking on a modern day MMA fighter.

I'm unsure of the backstory here, but compared to the standard of performance set by ninjas in MMA, this guy doesn't do too bad.  He lasts longer than UFC 2's Scott Morris and doesn't "pull mount" on his opponent.  The video, complete with a Brandon Vera cameo, can be found beyond the jump.

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There was a time when reality television was a fairly laughable genre spawned from the soap-opera of MTV's "The Real World".  Even in the early stages of MMA's first venture, "The Ultimate Fighter", drunken household drama and other trite elements got a lot of airtime.

From their Youtube channel, Wanderlei Silva and The Wand Fight Team's new reality TV show "Fighter Life" can be described with words befitting the way "The Axe Murderer" takes care of business in the cage:  fierce, raw, no bullshit, and all business.  Silva makes the following comment in the opening moments of the full version of Episode One, posted after the fold.

"We don't live.  We just train, eat, and sleep ... every day."

Supplemented by Rafael Cordeiro, Kit Cope, Jorge "Lil Monster" Lopez, and Mike Whitehead, Silva holds tryouts for Team Wand to evaluate the talent of the recruits.  In addition to sparring with the applicants, Wand -- who is mostly known for fighting with the rage of a wild beast -- also imparts some of the wisdom he's accrued over his many years in the MMA game.

 

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