Latest UFC/MMA news and notes from around the web for the week of September 25, 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 Stefan Struve and Demetrious Johnson pictured above, we can all "get along."

Teaming up with MMA sites like MiddleEasy, Cage Potato, Fight Opinion and Five Ounces of Pain, we'll provide an opportunity for all MMA fans to read some fresh and original voices in the sport.

This week, Charlie Brenneman speaks with Lowkick about his upcoming fight, UFC bantamweight champion issues part three of his training diary for his UFC on Versus 6 title defense to NBC Sports and Fight Opinion's Zach Arnold discusses the mixed messages that are being sent about the UFC's decision to hold two events on the same night for its return to Japan.

The full list of links is after the jump.

- Exclusive interview with Charlie Brenneman  (LowKick)

- Dominick Cruz training diary part three (NBC Sports MMA)

- Open discussion: Should marijuana be considered a PED? (Cage Potato)

- Ryan Jimmo: UFC will be looking to sign me if I beat Sokodjou (Five Ounces of Pain)

- Mike Chiappetta speaks with Roger Huerta (MMA Fighting)

- Jon Jones has a 'How-To' manual for beating Rashad Evans (5thRound)

- XARM is back! (MiddleEasy)

- Fighter pulls off Fisherman Suplex in MMA bout (TheFightNerd)

- All kinds of messages sent with same-day events planned for UFC in Japan (Fight Opinion)

- Frank Mir inks sponsorship with Xyience (MMA Payout)

- Paul Daley discusses his desire to return to the UFC (

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