Welcome to another edition of the Friday Link Club. This week, UFC 135 begins to pick up steam, insane MMA fans show off their tats, Chris Lytle considering politics, and an openly gay female fighter lets her voice be heard. Plus, a photo of Will Ferrell and Cain Velasquez hanging out at UCLA. Photo courtesy of E. Casey Leydon.
Smack Talk Heats Up Between Jon Jones and Quinton Jackson (5thRound.com)
Is Zuffa Sending the Wrong Message in their Handling of Alistair Overeem? (FightOpinion.com)
Some Hardcore Fans Show of their MMA Tatoos (CagePotato.com)
Check Out These Fighters Trading in Their Gloves for Clubs…Golf Clubs, That Is… (MiddleEasy.com)
Ranger Up Logo May Be Missing at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson” but Company Remains in Spirit (MMAPayout.com)
Phil Baroni faces Yoshiyuki Yoshida at September event featuring PRIDE rules (Five Ounces of Pain)
Want to Know How Mark Hominick Trains? (MMATraining.com)
Liz Carmouche Comes Out as First Openly Gay Fighter in MMA (MMAFighting.com)
Who Are the UFC’s Best Boxers? (BleacherReport.com)
Randy Couture and “Rampage” Have War of Words in Cyber-Space (MMAMania.com)
Overeem Discusses his Removal from the Strikeforce Grand Prix (LowKick.com)
How Strikeforce Made Lemonade Out of Lemons… (MMAConvert.com)
Chris Lytle Considering Political Future (NBCSports.com)
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