03-20-2012, 12:33 PM
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Location: Basketball Capital of the World
OK, trying something a little different this time. Since I'm at home right now, I'm gonna post all the video links right here for ya so there's less bouncing around.
Morning Report: Ronda Rousey's Movie Theater Brawl, Oklahoma Threatens to Ban MMA
Mar 20, 2012 - Let's just talk as adults for a second. It's absurd for mixed martial arts to be banned in the year 2012. The stereotype of ‘human cockfighting' doesn't exist anymore. States like New York keep this pretense up solely for political purposes.
Well, get ready to hear a new excuse.
According to several recent reports, the great state of Oklahoma has threatened to join the ranks of the old-timers in a slightly different way. Not only is MMA on the chopping block, but so is the rest of combat sports. Permits for boxing and even professional wrestling will no longer be accepted effective March 31, 2012. The reason? Just a little ruckus with the Zuffa brass.
5 MUST-READ STORIES
Battle between UFC and Oklahoma on PPV revenue leads to statewide ban on MMA. The Oklahoma Athletic Commission has imposed regulations to deny applications for combat sports events after March 31, 2012, due to a disagreement with the UFC regarding the state's 4-percent pay-per-view tax.
Suing UFC fans isn't the way to combat Internet piracy. Ben Fowlkes presents the most logical response to the UFC's odd declaration that fans who stream pay-per-view events aren't actually fans at all.
Three bouts announced for UFC 148. Tim Boetsch vs. Michael Bisping, Renan Barao vs. Jeff Hougland, and Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin highlight the latest high-profile additions to UFC 148.
Video roundup: 2012 NCAA D-1 wrestling championships. Scout out the next MMA star with a collection of the 2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships' top moments.
Judo chop: front kicks with Lyoto Machida, Anderson Silva, Josh Thomson. Fraser Coffeen busts out the gifs to breakdown the Karate Kid technique that took 2011 by storm.
Check out Ronda Rousey as she talks about her infamous movie theater brawl and waxes poetic about fighting to regain our humanity on ESPN's Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable.
Cung Le and Jean-Claude Van Damme embarking on a trail of justice with Dan Henderson and Gilbert Melendez cameos? Shut up and take my money.
Normally we try not to include videos that have embedding disabled, just on basic principle. But when you find the best spinning backfist tutorial ever created, you take it and run with it. Click [the link below] the handsome fella below to watch. (HT: Reddit)
Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Spurlock shadowed Mayhem Miller for the latest episode of Hulu's A Day in the Life series.
So Chael P. Sonnen has a book coming out. What's it about? He shall tell you: Presence. Tenacity. Insight. Omniscience. No need to look these words up. They are defined by yours truly. Who am I? I'm the one who needs no introduction, the walking thesaurus, the UFC's most infamous and feared destroyer of men. I am Chael P. Sonnen, and you want to be just like me. Click [the link below] the cover to check out the pre-order you want so badly.