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Best of the Best:'s UFC/MMA week in review (3/17/13)

Check out the week that was at! We've got interviews, comments, fanposts, videos and gifs!

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Welcome, Maniacs, to the thirty-sixth edition of "This Week in" MMAmania is a gigantic and glorious place and we pump out a ridiculous amount of content. If you don't refresh this site every 60 minutes, you might just miss something amazing.

Have no fears, that's what this weekly article is all about! We'll recap the best of all things MMAmania, whether it be a great comment, a Fan Post, an article, video or something else.

- Comment of the Week: This one goes to Plainview for the second straight week, as he humorously tried to figure out who Georges St. Pierre is going to fight next following his UFC 158 victory over Nick Diaz.

Since Anderson won't come down to 170 and GSP will never go to 185nd Johny has 4 wins in a row against 4 guys who were in the top 5 at the time they fought, the choice is clear:

Benson Henderson

- Plainview

- Article of the week: There was an ass controversy this week and MMAmania's own Jesse Holland was on the case, breaking down just exactly what went wrong with Arianny Celeste's inclusion on the "25 best celebrity asses" list. Go check out our beloved leader's handiwork for yourselves.

- MMAmania's Verbal Submission Podcast: The podcast was back this week as yours truly talked to a trio of guests, including Invicta 5 prospect (and potential TUF 18 contestant) Jessamyn Duke, Bellator 94 headliner David Rickels and top prospect (and younger brother of Anthony), Sergio Pettis..

Did you miss it? Don't worry, you can listen to the archived podcast by clicking on the player below:

- Statistic of the Week: Nick Diaz may have lost pretty convincingly to Georges St. Pierre last Saturday night, but that didn't stop him from asking for a rematch anyways and from saying that GSP "hits like a girl." Diaz running his mouth against the champ was one of the most heavily trafficked things on Mania this week. You guys just love controversy.

- Fanpost of the Week: It's award time again! In case you haven't been paying attention, The Pride brought back the MMAmania awards. If you haven't checked the article/thread out, go ahead and do that. Perhaps you got nominated for a category and didn't even know it yet.

- Honorable mention fanpost of the week: It's been a far too long since we included something from unambig on here, so it's time to bring him back as his UFC 158 report card was rock solid, even if you didn't agree with everything said, you have to appreciate some solid writing talent.

- Honorable mention comment of the week: This one goes to vhw_, who had a hilarious description of the Nick Diaz vs GSP staredown last Friday night.


looks like dana is about to rip into a fucking solo routine whilst gsp & diaz provide back up dancing

i can already hear the fingers snapping

- vhw_

- Interview of the Week: I had a really cool interview with upcoming World Series of Fighting 2 main carder Dave Branch and he had a pretty funny Renzo Gracie story, so I highly recommend checking that bad boy out. .

But that's not all, we also had an interview with Bellator 93 headliner Dave Jansen, longtime welterweight veteran Marcus Davis, WSOF 2's Josh Burkman and James Goyder spoke with Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine.

- Burn of the Week: I saw a sick nasty burn and it had to get put on here as wooly shambler brought the pain against Georges St. Pierre, ripping into him after word came out that GSP fought with an "uneasy fever" this past weekend.

Holy shit he can't even finish his antibiotics

-wooly shambler

- Video of the Week: This week's video has to be Chael Sonnen's trash-talking poem directed towards Jon Jones. I wish he'd have done this on TUF 17.

We don't just have great content on MMAmania, our writers also are very active on Twitter, most notably our beloved Geno Mrosko. Unfortunately, Geno seems to have deleted his Twitter account a while ago, so other Mania writers had to step up their game. Let's see how they did.

Here's our honorary #GenoTime Tweet of the Week: Our big winner this week was George Halvatzis Jr., who wasn't afraid to let his bias show concerning a future fight on TUF season 17:

Lol Uriah Hall is gonna make Bubba into ground meat and I love it..

-George Halvatzis Jr.

If you want to catch any good tweets from your Mania writers, here are our accounts: Thomas Myers, Jesse Holland,Adam Guillen Jr., Mike Bohn, Andrew Richardson, George Halvatsis Jr., Jason Probst and Brian Hemminger.

- Obligatory TNA of the Week: God bless booty shorts.


- Scottidog's "Good guy comment of the week" - I discovered this gem from IrishKev in the Mania awards post. He wasn't exactly nominating anyone for a category, just announcing a job well done by a fellow Maniac and giving respect where it was due. Good job, sir.

Tap or Snap Bons deserves some recognition for his effort with the free pool results fanposts and for the effort he puts into the bracket tourney and fronting the bill to the money pool for the winner.

- IrishKev

- Dumbest comment of the Week - I'm not sure why I have this right after talking about people being good to each other, but we definitely had a comment worthy of this title as HellaHectic went all psycho on Johny Hendricks following his fight of the year candidate against Carlos Condit last weekend:

FItchdricks proved he has the WORST top game in the history of the UFC

How the hell do you let a guy escape 12 times and outstrike you from the bottom? Shit made me think of King Mo/Gaygard, except Condit was just jumping back up like it wasn't shit......Fitchdricks was scared, he got hit a couple times and decided to butthump his way to a decision, except that he has the WORST gnp that has ever walked in an MMA cage...

Dude couldn't even hold Condit down for more than 3 seconds, how the hell he gonna hold GSP down? GTFO, GSP is gonna ragdoll this fucking clown...for a decorated collegiate wrestler, he looked like a fish outta water on the ground...looked completely lost...dude is a scrub on the mat.

- HellaHectic

Lastly, let's finish off the week with some Maniac debate. As the week comes to a close, let's get some input:

I caught some flack for my SBN welterweight rankings because I didn't include Nick Diaz in my top 10. Take some time to think about it, and see if you can decide where Nick Diaz belongs right now among the best welterweights in the world. Who knows, maybe one of you could have the argument to change my mind.

That's it for this week. If you've got an extra suggestions for content, or nominations for articles, comments or discussion topics, please feel free to e-mail me at (and I made this e-mail especially for this):

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