Friday Link Club – December 23, 2011

Jim Genia on MMA Convert has his MMA wishlist for 2011 – “I wish for more cheesy C-grade promotions on pay-per-view. Remember Moosin? MMA Pit Fight? All these one-off pay-per-view offerings that cost like 24 bucks a shot, they’re good for weekends when there’s no UFC soaking up your dollars. And they’re GREAT for laughs. I swear, I think Bas Rutten was drunk when he commentated for Moosin. Or at least he should have been.”

Lowkick has an exclusive interview with Fedor’s New Years Eve opponent, Satoshi Ishii – “That is fine that people consider Fedor the favorite. And it does not bother me at all that everyone thinks that I am the underdog. Less pressure for me. He is the one who has the most to lose going 1-3 in his last 4 fights.”

Fight Opinion ruminates on why there is little interest in Japan for Fedor/Ishii on Inoki NYE show – For the casual fan, the Inoki NYE show at Saitama Super Arena is a one match card. The problem for the promoter (DREAM) is that Ishii is an OK TV ratings draw (around 11% peak value) but not a good live house draw at all. Nobody really cares about him passionately nor has he given anyone a reason to care. The problem is that the status of this show airing on Tokyo Broadcasting System is still up in the air.

Jason “Mayhem” Miller admits that “Dana White was right” on the 5th Round – “He made some disparaging comments about my performance, and I agree with him. I displayed the worst of everything that night in the Octagon. I was tense in round one and I locked up after that.

Alistair Overeem is in UFC Undisputed 3 and you have less than four weeks to unlock him, Middle Easy tells you how

MMA GIF Party: The 10 Greatest GIFs of 2011 on Cage Potato

Arianny Celeste Fulfills What May Be Her Strangest Autograph Request Yet on Fight Line

MMA Payout has a detailed update on Zuffa’s lawsuit against New York over the state MMA ban

Chad Griggs becomes UFC’s latest heavyweight addition according to Five Ounces of Pain

MMA Fighting has picked Anderson Silva’s front kick KO of Vitor Belfort as their knockout of the year, do you agree or disagree?

MMA Mania wants you to vote for who you thought was the best MMA fighter of the year!

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