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  • War Machine washed out of both the UFC and the porn business because of his constant, unwavering rage issues and violent bro-tendencies. But he's still on Twitter, challenging our own Tomas Rios to fights. So he's got that going for him.

  • Jason Whitlock doesn't deserve a Pulitzer, of course. And precisely because there's a modicum of hard truth under all that Whitlockian vanity, goofiness and grandiosity, we all deserve a lot better than Whitlock.

  • UFC 156 was one of the best cards the company has ever put on. Tim-Tom have the event's good, bad and -- because someone let an angry person use a webcam -- the ugliness of a YouTube diss video, plus much much more in this edition of Yakkin' About Mixed Martial Arts. 

  • Thanks in large part to his virtuosic talent as a fighter, B.J. Penn could have been one of the greatest mixed martial artists ever. He didn't. But as Penn gears up to fight on Saturday, the old squandered-potential line doesn't feel quite right. No, he hasn't done everything he could have with his abilities. Have you?

  • What if we told you that former WWE champion Dave Bautista had a possibly rigged fight against a Maytag repairman this weekend and that didn’t even register on the scale of absurdity next to what Tim and Tomas have on their minds? Come, denizens of Yak country, and hear tales of Dana White, Jeremy Stephens and the logistics of transporting possible felons across state lines. 

  • MMA fighter Brett Rogers beat his wife in front of his kids, which is awful. He also had the strange, nauseating gall to try to spin the experience into a redemption narrative, which is also awful. The least that anyone writing about him can do is not help him out.

  • The NHL lockout looks likely to go on for some time. Based on this (imaginary) pilot, the exceedingly nasty and fraught fashion critique television show featuring unemployed NHL buds Sean Avery and Ryan Callahan may not last very long at all. But have you ever had an imaginary television show? Like, even one episode of one?

  • UFC 152 is in the books; but what do Hall & Oates and Super Soldier Serum have to do with the NFL replacement referee of fighting promotions?

  • With the Jon "Bones" Jones fight only a week away, and an Anderson Silva-Stephan Bonnar fight coming up at UFC 153, MMA fans can anticipate a lot of ... something. Tim Marchman and Tomas Rios are sure of that, and also, what Dana White looks like teaching Boxercize classes. 

  • It's easy to get grumpy with the UFC's shenanigans. So, to lift your spirits and better understand one of the sport's stranger and more endearing fighters, we present this GIF-aided examination of what makes rising star Chan Sung Jung, "The Korean Zombie" to some and a savage Corgi to others, so very awesome to watch.