Maggie Hendricks

The week that was in MMA: Urijah checks things out

Maggie Hendricks
Cagewriter

A week that was supposed to be about Brock Lesnar and Kenny Florian turned on a dime to focus on Dana White's tantrum over the American Kickboxing Academy.

Late Wednesday night, Dana White announced that Jon Fitch was no longer part of the UFC. By Thursday night, Lorenzo Fertitta had cleaned up the mess and AKA fighters were once again welcome in the UFC. The turn of events was bizarre, to say the least. Was this an orchestrated plan from Zuffa, or a childish temper tantrum from White? No matter what, it was bad business and the UFC came out of it with egg on their face.

With that out of the way, the MMA world is free to focus on what matters: who is the best fighter in the world? Yahoo! Sports weighs in on the subject with its latest rankings.

The boxing vs. mixed martial arts debate rages on with a shot at MMA from boxing promoter Todd DuBoef. Can't we all just get along? Except, you know, when we're beating the crap out of each other. Ricky "Hitman" Hatton thinks we can.

Is Tito Ortiz the MMA equivalent of Barry Bonds?

MMA, done surprisingly well, at a high school in Massachusetts.

As we head into the final stretch for the Ultimate Fighter, Cage Potato sits down for a motivational speech from Al "Stankie" Stankiewicz.

Kenny Florian has come a long way from his days on the Ultimate Fighter, and he is ready for a title fight with B.J. Penn.

The disinterest Silva vs. Cote showed at the bank with only 300,000 pay-per-view buys.

You want proof that the UFC is not fixed? Two words: Chuck Liddell.

If Jake Shields sign with the UFC, as he is expected to do, who should he fight first? My vote is Jon Fitch or Diego Sanchez.

Have a great weekend, everyone, and try not to get choked out by Frank Shamrock.

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