Friday Link Party- March 30, 2012

Zach Arnold of Fight Opinion turns his barbs towards the money-management skills of K-1.

Which makes today’s news about shinsei K-1’s 2012 supposed event schedule even more curious. The promotion has no television deal in Japan, which was the basis of the entire financial model of K-1. Unless Ken Imai is back in the fold with his old running mate Ishii, it’s hard to see what exactly is happening here with this new attempt to get back into the game.

In short, the 2012 version of K-1 would feature an event calendar with no scheduled shows in Japan. The year-end prize would somehow be a $2 million USD purse. A big launch show will happen on May 27th in Madrid, Spain at Palacio Vista Aletre. There are promises of events this Summer in Europe and Asia, with the Fall & Winter featuring shows in Los Angeles & New York.

MMA Mania reports that Dan Henderson has been promised a title shot for either weight class he fights in.

Mauricio Rua gunning for a return to the octagon at UFC 147, Five Ounces of Pain reports.

Lighten up your Friday with Cage Potato and the 25 most awkward MMA photos of all time.

MiddleEasy brings an exclusive with Chute Boxe’s Rafiel Cordeiro.

Alistair Overeem sentenced to community service and anger management class, read about it on MMA Convert.

Miss the weigh-ins for Bellator 63? Catch the results at Lowkick.

MMA Payout looks at the success of UFC’s streaming bouts on facebook.

Bleacher Report discusses the damage Rampage could be doing to his own legacy.

Michael Johnson to replace an injured Thiago Tarvares, read about it on Fightline

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