Bellator's motto is "Where title shots are earned, not given" and one featherweight fighter in particular put that theory into practice yet again. On Saturday night, live on MTV2, Bellator 48 capped off the Summer Series with a highlight reel leading up to the 145-pound tourney at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, a night of furious action, devastating knockouts, the return of a champion and the crowning of another tournament king with a very familiar name. Click for a recap of these rousing rumbles. Read More...
This Saturday, Aug. 20, live on MTV2, a new tournament champion will be crowned when "The Polar Bear" looks to maul "The Headhunter." The Bellator Fighting Championships Summer Series is coming to a close in Uncasville, Connecticut, with the featherweight tourney finals, featuring Marlon Sandro vs. Pat Curran. Also at Bellator 48, a battle of the bigguns between returning BFC heavyweight champion Cole Konrad vs. veteran knockout artist Paul Buentello. If you aren't familiar with all the story lines, here is some background info to whet your appetites even more for these scintillating scuffles. Read More...
LADIES Click here for some nice pictures of Cassie [Maxim]
It's not easy to pull off one name only.
BANGERS Smoke DZA ft. ASAP Rocky "4 Loko" [XXL Mag]
LIGHTS OUT Knockout of the day: the one-armed handstand kick [Cage Potato]
An artful way of saying good night!
VIRAL 10 landmark moments in YouTube history [Mental Floss]
Don't you remember where you were when you saw this the first time?
SUPERFAN Most insane high school football fan ever [BuzzFeed]
If you think he's not working hard, check out the growing neck-sweat line.
ABANDONED 25 depressing ghost towns [Holy Taco]
Although they're perfect for zombie fortresses.
IT'S OVER 9 crazy ex/stalker anthems [The Urban Daily]
Lionel Richie--the friendly stalker.
SUPERCUT The evolution of "movie" dance (greatest dance scenes in film) [THD]
Things peaked with "Superbad" in 2007.
LADIES Ring girl Chandella Powell does her best Demi Moore [Cage Potato]
It's an expensive look.
DO YOU BELIEVE Kid Cudi "No One Believes Me" video [PMA]
We believe this is a cool horror short, with vampires and more.
GLOVES Kimbo Slice KOs opponent in pro boxing debut [The Urban Daily]
Don't call it a comeback!
MECHANICAL 30 seconds of awesome: Tiny Chainsaw [Film Drunk]
As you would expect, things ends badly for the star of the film.
HELP Advice for the 10 most hated people in America [Holy Taco]
The medical offices of Holy Taco shoot it straight.
DRAWN 11 pencil vs. camera images [Mental Floss]
Adding gas masks and Mario to serene images since 1983.
CUFFS 7 dumb criminals whose tattoos brought them to justice [WGRD]
Although we're pretty sure they'd have gotten caught anyways.
ANIMATED 5 movies that got tooned up [MTV Geek]
Like a tune-up. Get it? Signed, joke explainer.
Photo: Marcos Rivera
Would you believe us if we told you that Amir Sadollah never had a professional MMA fight before he won Season 7 of "The Ultimate Fighter"? That’s kind of like some guy off the street smacking a home run into the upper deck against Justin Verlander in his first at bat despite having no major league baseball experience. Well, that's exactly what Amir Sadollah did when he entered the TUF house back in 2008. With nothing but an amateur career and some lethal limbs attached to his 5-foot-11 frame, Sadollah polished off each opponent in his way and kept all of his fights out of the hands of the judges. Pretty damn impressive.
But a rash of injuries would slow down the A-Train, and the rising star was brought back down to earth with losses to Johnny Hendricks and Dong Hyun Kim. But a rousing victory over DaMarques Johnson at UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis has people talking about Amir Sadollah again. At UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle, the Persian will face Duane "Bang" Ludwig in a fight that is sure to have fireworks. Read More...
In honor of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" mauling its competition this past weekend with $54 million at the box office, despite featuring CGI apes that look faker than the '60s originals, SportsPop is honoring the greatest animal-athletes in sports movies. Now, as a means to separate the alphas from the pack, I ask the following question: "Would I want them on my fantasy team?" That means Air Bud doesn't make the cut. While it's impressive a dog can compete on a high school basketball team, he isn't a superstar of NBA caliber. Buddy continued on in the film franchise to play football, soccer, baseball and beach volleyball, but everyone knows an athlete is always best at their first sport. Tony Romo losing golf matches to soap opera stars and Michael Jordan playing baseball proves that. Read More...
Hey, guess what we just got? Two tickets to see Strikeforce: Gurgel vs. Duarte at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday, Aug. 12, and we're GIVING THEM AWAY. Want 'em?
Here's how to enter for a chance to win:
(1.) Follow @MTVClutch on Twitter
(2.) Tweet the following phrase:
"I want to see @Strikeforce at @Palms Friday night so I follow @MTVClutch"
OR retweet this tweet.
We'll pick a lucky winner Thursday, Aug. 11 and will contact them via Twitter DM. If you're not the one, you can still catch the fight live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
You must be at least 18 years or older to enter. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia who live within a 100-mile radius of The Palms Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV. Read the Official Rules.
LADIES Jasmine Adams: tatted up and dangerous [XXL Mag]
Dangerous curves, that is.
BANGERS Video: Jay-Z & Kanye West "Watch the Throne" trailer #2 [Nah Right]
30-second spot with some more love for Otis Redding.
OCTAGON UFC 133: short fights, short shorts [Cage Potato]
Also an opportunity for some Rashad Evans punch-face mockery/photo-shopping.
ALBUM Official "Watch the Throne" artwork [BuzzFeed]
STAGE Eminem performs at Lollapalooza [The Urban Daily]
Fans put up lighters for "Lighters."
CUFFS Repo Riders: Dude ends up on car hood after repossession goes wrong [TruTV]
Congrats to the doofus who put his initial crime on steroids.
WALL STREET 25 of the most bizarre NYSE bell ringers [Holy Taco]
From Pauly D to Snoop Dogg: What the heck are they doing there?
NOISE Heavy-duty alarm clock of the day [Daily What]
Ease into your day with 2,000 watts of Black Eyed Peas.
Photos: XXL Mag
Nothing excites an MMA crowd like a man knocking another man unconscious. Whether by kick to the head, flying knee or some old-fashioned knuckle sandwiches, the crowd always erupts like Oprah just gave out free cars. Over the first half of 2011, there have been a lot of thrilling knockouts on "Bellator Fighting Championships" on MTV2 and it's hard to grade which chin-obliterating shot is better than the next, but we did anyway. Here are our half-year Bellator Top 5 Knockouts. Read More...
A day in the life of a 5-year-old usually consists of cartoons, toys and learning important skills like reading, writing and arithmetic. A day in the life of 5-year-old Chad Mendes, however, consisted of drills, wrestling singlets and learning important skills like how to execute a perfect-form takedown. You see, Chad "Money" Mendes has been wrestling ever since he was a wee lad, and those years dominating on the mat helped the 26-year-old amass an impressive 10-0 record in his three years as an MMA fighter who is on the cusp of a UFC featherweight title fight with current champion Jose Aldo. And he's got his dad to thank for it.
"I was a very hyper kid and my dad wrestled in his high school years so he got me into it," Mendes says. However, the wrestling that he thought he would be participating in was more of the Hulk Hogan variety rather than what he ended up seeing in the gym. "I actually still remember going to my very first wrestling practice. On my way to the gym I just thought it was going to be like professional wrestling. I was going to walk in and see the big ring with the turnbuckles. But all I saw were wrestling mats, and I said to myself 'What the hell?'" Read More...