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A Collection of News Haiku – 10.23.13

So much MMA news gets conveyed in drab, no-frill form nowadays. From cookie-cutter video interviews to articles that could be the exact same piece of prose as the next only with different names, it’s a wonder that anyone pays attention anymore. Thankfully, the Japanese invented a form of poetry called the “haiku” specifically for the concise yet artistic expression of the news. Hooray for the Japanese!

Chael Sonnen to Become First TUF Coach Killed on Set

Chael Sonnen will be coaching opposite new nemesis Wanderlei Silva in the third installment of TUF Brasil, and given the vast amount of kind things the American has said of the Brazilians – and their subsequent deep-rooted love for the man – it’s expected that Sonnen will be the first-ever TUF coach killed on set. Details of the makeups of the teams (i.e., weight classes, nationalities, etc.) are nonexistent at this point, and Sonnen will reportedly still face Rashad Evans at UFC 167. In theory, he would also face “The Axe Murderer” sometime after the TUF season ended, although his death will likely force Joe Silva to find a replacement.

Here’s White sealing Sonnen’s fate on FOX Sports Live:

The Ross Pearson Exit Strategy

Time waits for no man, even if that man won Season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter, coached a season of TUF in Australia, and has established himself as a fairly decent lightweight in the Octagon. So what does someone like Ross Pearson envision for the future once the sands in the hourglass have run out on his career in the cage? Here he is talking to RM Sports about it ahead of his UFC Fight Night 30 bout:

Observations From My Couch: UFC 166 – “Ultimate Brain Damage”
  • Was UFC 166 an awesome UFC or what? Too bad TJ Waldburger’s memory of it is completely blank from his walkout to about this coming Wednesday.
  • I feel cheated that KJ Noons fought without his grand bouffant.
Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Highlights

In case you somehow missed it, here are some highlights from last night’s epic UFC 166 main event, which saw champ Cain Velasquez kick challenger Junior dos Santos’ ass from pillar to post.

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