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The week that was in MMA: Florian trying out for the Phillies

Maggie Hendricks
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Greasegate is still not over. The Nevada State Athletic Commission took no action, while one commissioner said that she doesn't have any interest in seeing "any disciplinary action taken." Personally, I'm interested in seeing this silly saga come to an end.

Affliction's Tom Atencio wants to fight Dana White. When reached for comment, White said, "Bwah ha ha, hahahahaha, wait, seriously?" That's slightly paraphrased.

Kenny Florian had a barnstorming tour of Philadelphia, pimping out UFC 101: Declaration. (See? Because the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia ... Forget it.) One of his stops was at the Phillies game, where he threw a ceremonial first pitch.

Yoshihiro Akiyama has no problem with his moniker, "Sexyama."

Speaking of sexiness, Dana White, Randy Couture, Forrest Griffin and Arianny Celeste were in a photo shoot for ESPN the Magazine. Three of those people get in a pool. You're going to be disappointed when you see who didnt.

Is Matt Serra done after next weekend's fight with Matt Hughes at UFC 98?

"Whether it be Liddell, Matt Hughes, Randy Couture or Forrest Griffin, every UFC star will reach the day they can no longer compete with the elites. At that point, it would be in their best interest not to fight when it comes to long-term quality of life, because of the damage the punishment can cause to an aging fighter."

Forrest Griffin, theologian.

The seven most brutal slams in MMA history. Slams are so rarely done well, so this collection of ones that are done right and actually inflict damage is delectable.

Remember when Quebec almost prevented UFC 97 from happening, and then they reneged? Well, they're back to messing things up again. Bellator moved a show from Montreal to Louisiana because of the local authorities.

Where does Anderson Silva vs. Wanderlei Silva rank in terms of all MMA feuds?

What's Joe Lauzon up to these days? Lots and lots of video games.

"There are still more than seven full months left in the year, but as it stands right now, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be shut out when it comes to Fight of the Year, Submission of the Year and Knockout of the Year."

Thanks for reading Cagewriter this week. I will be at Bellator tonight, and Cofield will catch up on MFC and Strikeforce on Showtime, so follow us on Twitter -- Cofield and me -- for the latest. Have a great weekend!

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