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In terms of popularity with the male demographic, Gina Carano holds the edge over Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.

Carano was selected as No. 39 by Maxim for their “Hot 100″ list, which you can view on the website. Rousey came in at No. 42 and Tate at No. 58. The print magazine will be available June 3, but part of the list is available online.

Others currently released for the list include Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Kate Beckinsale, Demi Lovato, Shakira and Miley Cyrus.

The Carano bio reads “After finding success as a mixed martial artist and fitness model, this talented lady was bitten by the acting bug, appearing in such action flicks as Haywire, Fast & Furious 6 and In The Blood. As far as an MMA return goes, Carano appears interested, but news has quieted over the last few weeks regarding her signing with the UFC.

Rousey’s bio states that the UFC female bantamweight champion and former Olympian is “the No. 1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world.” She’ll compete against Alexis Davis later this July.

As for Tate, who is coming off her first Octagon victory over Liz Carmouche, her bio reads “This sexy UFC fighter may look sweet, but watch out boys! She packs a mean punch.”

With more selections to be released, it’s possible other MMA figures are added, including the likes of Octagon girls Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste.

Anderson Silva Needs More Leg Kicks Like Christopher Walken Needs More Cowbell

Any fans of “Saturday Night Live” out there? Not the newer episodes, but back when it was a great show?

Remember the skit with Will Ferrell playing Gene Frenkle and Christopher Walken as Bruce Dickinson, with Walken asking for “more cowbell,” while Ferrell played the cowbell?

Well, anyway, Anderson Silva is upping his training and instead of cowbell, he’s throwing more leg kicks.

Check out the video “The Spider” posted recently as he continues to recover from a broken leg suffered last December.

And, just for fun, I’ve included the skit featuring Walken and Ferrell for your viewing pleasure, as well.

carlos condit

The last time we saw Carlos Condit, the former interim UFC welterweight champion and ex-WEC champion needed help out of the Octagon. Condit suffered a knee injury during his March loss to Tyron Woodley, and subsequently underwent surgery to repair the damage that was done.

For now, Condit is rehabbing and working back towards fighting again. It’s just taking time, “The Natural Born Killer” posted on Twitter. He suffered a torn ACL and a partially torn meniscus in the fight with Woodley.

“For all the people asking, the knee is healing really nicely,” he wrote. “Rehab is going great. No clue when I’ll compete again though.”

Condit (29-8) turned 30 years old last month and is 6-3 in his last nine fights overall. Along with the loss to Woodley, he also dropped decisions to Johny Hendricks and Georges St-Pierre, the latter of which was to unify the UFC titles.

Despite his uncertainty in regards to a return fight, Condit remains ranked No. 4 at welterweight by the UFC. The division is headed by Hendricks, who won the title when he defeated Robbie Lawler earlier this year. Hendricks is also injured and sidelined, having had bicep surgery.

Other top contenders in the division have been paired off, as Rory MacDonald meets Woodley and Lawler faces Jake Ellenberger. Matt Brown and Hector Lombard have been rumored as possible future opponents for one another, as well.

Tito Ortiz

Tito Ortiz hears all the talk about his performance over Alexander Shlemenko this past weekend at Bellator’s first pay-per-view.

From his ex-wife, Jenna Jameson, to current and former fighters, to members of the media; everyone seems to have an opinion on the Ortiz-Shlemenko contest.

Well, the former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer doesn’t care what they have to say, as he stated on Twitter.

“The champ calls me out,” Ortiz started. “Everyone says how he’s going to KO me. I accept the fight and I’m a 5-1 underdog.

“I make him look like an amateur. Now you (people) trying to find excuses of why it happen the way it did!”

Ortiz (17-11-1) earned his first win since a 2011 submission victory over Ryan Bader at UFC 132. He lost three straight, including two TKO finishes, inside the Octagon. “The People’s Champ” stated after the fight with Shlemenko, the Bellator middleweight titleholder, that he still has three bouts on his current contract and he planned to fulfill it.

“I was in the same situation as the Ryan Bader fight,” Ortiz said. “I went through hell these last seven years and now I’m living in heaven.”

Ortiz also made a point to call out the entire light heavyweight division in Bellator, including fellow winner that night Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

“I will kick all these light heavyweights (expletive), including Rampage’s,” Ortiz boldly remarked.

Ortiz and Jackson were once scheduled to fight for Bellator last November as the promotion was planning its first pay-per-view event. Ortiz, though, suffered a neck injury and has spent the last five months recovering.

will brooks

Bjorn Rebney revealed some details of the contract Eddie Alvarez signed when he returned to Bellator last year during his media scrum following Bellator 120 Saturday night.

Alvarez was set to meet Michael Chandler in the main event for his lightweight title. He he suffered a head injury in training and was forced out, Will Brooks was brought in as a replacement. Brooks earned the interim title when he scored a split decision over Chandler.

While it would seem to make sense that Alvarez-Brooks would be booked, Rebney told reporters that Alvarez-Chandler 3 could happen first.

“The reality of the Ed situation is that Ed’s contract specifies that his next fight would be against Michael Chandler,” Rebney said (thanks to The MMA Report for the quotes). “So Ed is now in a position where he can choose to fight Chandler, and contractually, we have to give him the Chandler fight after he beat Chandler the first time.

“It’s a situation we’ll have to sit down and discuss with Ed and figure out where it goes because he’s got paperwork and he’s got a contract that gives him the right to demand the Chandler fight.”

Last November, Alvarez won back the title when he earned a split decision over Chandler. Prior to that, Chandler submitted Alvarez to claim the championship in 2011.

During the Brooks-Chandler fight, Alvarez weighed in on the contest, posting on Twitter, “Wow! Completely unexpected Great fight to both guys. I have it even.” He added before the official announcement that he felt Brooks “got it” in the end, which he did on two of the three scorecards by the judges.

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