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The MMA Outsider: Episode 98

6/5/2013
Richard Anderson Mann & John Buhl

It's only been a couple of seasons, but I wonder if the people of Brazil are as bored with The Ultimate Fighter format as we are? In case you didn't know that the Brazilian TUF just finished up a season, this weekend's UFC on FUEL card will feature a bout between finalists Leo Santos and William Macario.

Headlining the card is a heavyweight bout between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum. Nogueira beat Werdum in 2006, but big Nog hasn't gotten older and punchier, while Werdum has steadily improved. Guess who we're picking?

In other news, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is officially headed to Bellator, complete with his own reality show that will likely feature lots of "your breath stank" jokes. Is Bellator making a mistake by moving away from its format of signing and developing young talent? Time will tell. Speaking of time, we better find out soon before the average age of fighters in Bellator's 205-pound division hits 40.



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