The week that was in MMA: being French doesn't excuse that outfit

Yahoo! Sports celebrates the beginning of 2009 with a look at the best upcoming fights and the fighters who are likely to pop this year. Cheick Kongo (pictured) celebrates the beginning of 2009 with an ugly jacket.

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson plead out on his July arrest, putting behind him a bizarre six months while also endorsing Wal-Mart.

A boy saved his friend from a pitbull -- not this one -- with a rear naked choke and becomes a hero.

Roger Huerta will fight the last bout in his contract and then pursue a career in acting.

The winner of Franklin vs. Henderson will get the honor of coaching the next season of the Ultimate Fighter, though it's not really the most desirable job.

The WEC is expanding to include flyweights. (Little, little guys.)

Clay Guida took time out of his training for UFC 94 to talk with Cage Writer.

The EliteXC fighters are still twisting in the wind as Pro Elite tries to figure out what to do with their assets.

Welcome home Tim Kennedy, mixed martial artist and Army Ranger.

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