Latest UFC/MMA news and notes from around the web for the week of August 27, 2011


Welcome, Maniacs, to the weekly series where we help you catch up on some of the original reporting done by other sites in the vast MMA landscape. Like Brian Stann and Chael Sonnen pictured above, we can all "get along."

Teaming up with MMA sites like Low Kick, NBC Sports, Fight Opinion and MMA Payout, we'll provide an opportunity for all MMA fans to read some fresh and original voices in the sport.

This week, NBC Sports talks to Pat Barry about his upcoming fight, The Fight Nerd speaks with Showtime executive Ken Hershman and Five Ounces of Pain reviews the UFC's Bad Blood: Liddell vs. Ortiz DVD.

The full list of links is after the jump.

- Malki Kawa: Rampage accusations are attempt to distract Jon Jones  (LowKick)

- Pat Barry bracing for a shootout (NBC Sports MMA)

- One-armed MMA fighter Nick Newell is ready to prove himself (Cage Potato)

- UFC Bad Blood: Liddell vs. Ortiz DVD Review (Five Ounces of Pain)

- Roger Gracie: MMA is now the number one priority (MMA Fighting)

- Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson betting odds (5thRound)

- TUF 14 contestant, Paul McVeigh, talks to us about this upcoming season (MiddleEasy)

- Top five MMA mid-fight freakouts(MMA Convert)

- Showtime exec Ken Hershman talks MMA on Showtime & UFC deal with Fox (TheFightNerd)

- Will One FC shift Asian MMA away from being Japanese-centric? (Fight Opinion)

- Payout film review: Warrior (MMA Payout)

- Five possible main events for UFC on FOX (

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