Latest UFC/MMA news and notes from around the web for the week of September 4, 2011

Photo by Dan Evans via News-Sentinal

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 Nick Diaz and K.J. Noons 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, Five Ounces of Pain interviews Sergio Pettis, The Fight Nerd looks back at the New York MMA fight community in the wake of 9/11 and NBC Sports primes you for tomorrow's Strikeforce show.

The full list of links is after the jump.

- Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov staff predictions  (LowKick)

- Chiappetta's Primer: Strikeforce GP (NBC Sports MMA)

- Tweet beef of the day: Jon Fitch and B.J. Penn (Cage Potato)

- Interview with Sergio Pettis (Five Ounces of Pain)

- Strikeforce fighters battle for attention (MMA Fighting)

- Alistair Overeem breaks down fight with Brock Lesnar (5thRound)

- Cesar Gracie updates the Nick Diaz situation (MiddleEasy)

- 'A Fighting Spirit' - Short film looks at the NY MMA community in the wake of 9/11 (TheFightNerd)

- Josh Barnett: Brazil's fight scene owes a ton to professional wrestling (Fight Opinion)

- Significance of hosting Bellator preview show and preliminary fights (MMA Payout)

- Gilbert Melendez talks Jake Shields and El Nino training center (

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