MMA Review for Friday, January 23

BJ PennHere’s a weekly rundown of MMA content from Ben Goldstein of

– In the aftermath of UFC 93, it was announced that Dan Henderson will coach opposite Michael Bisping on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, Quinton Jackson will fight Keith Jardine in March, and Chuck Liddell will take on Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in April.

– Remember Jeff Monson, the former UFC fighter who was busted last week for anarchist graffiti? Well, he was arrested again for destroying his girlfriend’s grandfather clock when she discovered he had two wives. The good news is, one lucky prison will be getting a new grappling champion.

– UFC ring girls Arianny Celeste and Ali Sonoma were photographed in very little clothing. (Photos possibly NSFW, and absolutely AMAZING.)

– The battle to legalize MMA in New York is being stalled by one idiot assemblyman.

BJ Penn may have gone AWOL from the UFC’s new multi-million-dollar reality show.

– Brock Lesnar has a Facebook page, apparently. And according to a recent status update, he’ll be having his heavyweight championship rematch with Frank Mir at UFC 98 (May 23rd, Las Vegas). Great profile pic, bro.

– “Affliction: Day of Reckoning” goes down tomorrow in Anaheim, California. will be liveblogging the pay-per-view broadcast beginning at 9 p.m. ET. For a preview of the action, check out this documentary on headliner Fedor Emelianenko, this in-depth discussion of the event and the promotion’s future, and some sound betting advice.

– Or, you could spend your Saturday night watching Danny Bonaduce vs. Jose Conseco instead.

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MMA Review for Friday, January 16

BJ PennHere’s a weekly rundown of MMA content from Ben Goldstein of

Former UFC heavyweight Jeff Monson was charged with “malicious mischief” after he was photographed spraying an anarchy symbol on the Washington State capitol building. (That’s frowned upon, apparently.) He faces up to ten years in prison.

“UFC Primetime” debuted Wednesday night on Spike TV. The slickly-produced three-part documentary series focuses on the rivalry between lightweight champion BJ Penn and welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, leading up to their superfight on January 31st in Las Vegas.

Exiled from the U.S. because of a steroid charge, Brazilian heavyweight Antonio Silva may soon be fighting Aleksander Emelianenko in Japan. He’s also not the biggest fan of Kimbo Slice.

We’d let sexy jiu-jitsu champion Kyra Gracie choke us out any day.

T-shirt powerhouse Affliction will hold their second MMA show next Saturday in Anaheim, featuring a kick-ass main event. But will anybody be watching?

Newly-crowned UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans may have to defend his belt against former champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson after just a ten-week layoff. It would be the first time in UFC history that two African-American fighters fought for a title.

UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson” goes down tomorrow in Dublin, Ireland. will be liveblogging the pay-per-view broadcast beginning at 3 p.m. ET. For a preview of the action, check out this rundown of the three marquee matchups, these profiles on the five fighters who will be stepping into the Octagon for the first time, and some helpful betting advice.
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