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Rousey, Tate Among Those Vying For Maxim’s “Hottest” Title

Maxim, the premier source for deciding who is the hottest female in the world, is working on putting together another list.

Many members of the MMA community are included among the candidates, including UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and former contender Miesha Tate.

Others with ties to the MMA world include Arianny Celeste, Brittney Palmer, Jade Bryce and former fighter Gina Carano.

You can vote on Maxim’s site for your choice, and there are plenty of worth selections.

Dana White Rails About the Pussification of America

Scrumming with Dana White is like panning for gold: sometimes you get nothing but wet shoes, sometimes you get shiny nuggets that you can melt down into a ring in the fires of Mount Doom and then you can sneak up on dragons. Yesterday, at the UFC media day ahead of UFC 169, the Baldfather got on the subject of football and BOOM! We got a tirade on the pussification of America. Watch and enjoy, and realize that in his fervor I think Dana showered me with spittle (I was the guy asking about Donald Trump).

TUF Alum Neil Magny Looking For Victory At UFC 169

Neil Magny understands that the odds of keeping his UFC job are not great if he is unable to get back in the win column as soon as possible.

Thankfully for Magny, he’ll get that opportunity this weekend at UFC 169 when he faces Gasan Umalatov on the prelims.

For Magny, an alum of The Ultimate Fighter, dealing with back-to-back losses in 2013 has him on the edge.

“I’m in a tough position where I’m coming off back-to-back losses in the UFC and my job may depend on how this fight goes,” Magny said, during a recent interview with UFC.com. “It does put things in a different perspective, but I’m also young enough where if something like that does happen, I can bounce back and recover from it. But my focus in this fight is doing what I can do and giving them a reason to keep me around. I want to show them why they signed me in the first place.”

Magny, who trains out of Grudge Training Center in Colorado, will be returning to his home for the first time since joining the UFC. The Brooklyn-born fighter has never fought professional anywhere near his home state.

“This is going to be a good fight. It’s my first time competing on the east coast and that is where I grew up,” he said. “I’ll have a lot of family and friends there and I’m going to be very comfortable in this fight. It’s going to be exciting with lots of action.”

UFC Working On Roy Nelson-Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira For Abu Dhabi, Other UFC Tonight Show News

“UFC Tonight” aired late Wednesday evening, providing several updates on current fighters.

In potential fight announcement news, plans are in place for heavyweights Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to square off sometime this summer in Abu Dhabi. UFC president Dana White recently confirmed an event for the country earlier this week.

Also, White offered a little more insight into what happened with recent Ultimate Fighter winner Julianna Pena, who was forced out of a scheduled fight. Pena suffered a torn ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus and hamstring during a training session.

Pena, who defeated Jessica Rakoczy to become the first-ever female TUF winner, was set to square off with Jessica Andrade at UFC 171. She is looking at two years on the sidelines following surgery and rehab.

In other news tidbits, Frank Mir did not train at Jackson-Winkeljohn gym for this UFC 169 encounter this weekend with Alistair Overeem. Instead, the former UFC heavyweight champion brought up coaches from the gym to work with him at Las Vegas.

And finally, former UFC lightweight contender Gray Maynard is looking at returning to action in either May or June. “The Bully” has suffered three knockout defeats in his last four fights, including a November finish at the hands of Nate Diaz.

Below are video interviews with hosts Kenny Florian and Daniel Cormier talking with Saturday’s title contenders, Urijah Faber and Ricardo Lamas.

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