Armchair Update: Our Picks for MMA’s Greatest Upsets

The Armchair All-Americans

After Holly Holm shocked the world last weekend during UFC 193 this writer thought it would be prudent to update his list of the best upsets in MMA history.

Courtesy of Fightnomics, the 10 statistically biggest upsets are as follows…

Biggest-UFC-Title-Fight-Upsets Apparently Tim Sylvia inspires less confidence in odds-makers than a lame horse.

But, this writer will not be following this info-graphic to a tee because he will be choosing the biggest upsets not only based on odds, but also based on the hype that preceded and followed the fight (and personal opinion).

#5 Forrest Griffen defeats Maurício “Shogun” Rua

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PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Champion Shogun Rua made his UFC debut at UFC 76: Knockout (which ironically produced zero knockouts) against The Ultimate Fighter 1 Winner Forrest Griffen.  The hype for this fight was unreal, but not for the actual fight, people were just excited to see Shogun in the UFC.  Griffen was ranked as…

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Holly Holm dismisses criticism of Ronda Rousey: ‘There’s a reason why only certain people fight’

For The Win

On ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ Thursday morning, Holly Holm said she hoped people weren’t “too brutal” with their criticism of Ronda Rousey after Holm’s victory last week.

From the interview:

“When you get in that Octagon, it’s one of the loneliest places in the world, because it’s only up to you to do it,” she said. “A lot of people wouldn’t even have the nerve to be able to get in and just put it all on the line. Millions of people are watching you. And you might get knocked out, you might not. You might do well, you might not … There’s a reason why only certain people fight. You’re putting yourself out there and you know that people are going to say something one way or another. And it’s a brutal place to be but it’s what makes winning that awesome (and) makes losing that devastating.”

Holm also…

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Here’s Some Information About Linkle In Hyrule Warriors Legends

My Nintendo News

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One of the more interesting announcements we have had lately is the inclusion of Linkle in Hyrule Warriors Legends on the Nintendo 3DS. The latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has some information regarding the character which is seen as a female Link. Linkle initially came to be as a proof-of-concept female Link which fans have been clamouring for for quite some time.

The game includes a storyline chapter (exclusive to the 3DS version) where we see Linkle on her way to Hyrule Castle, using an ancient compass that’s been passed down generations. She’s described as a “bright and free-spirited young girl,” that wanders about and save those who need a little bit of help.

Using a pair of crossbows, Linkle can attack in the air or whilst on the move, dealing deadly damage through melee attacks and a heaped helping of bomb arrows.

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Olivia Munn Lets Loose On Twitter After ESPN Calls Her A Possible ‘Off-Field Issue’

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After starting 6-0, the Green Bay Packers have dropped three straight games behind Aaron Rodgers’ uncharacteristically poor play. Losing breeds contempt, but that contempt usually resides inside the locker room between players or coaches. In this instance, the vitriol has been spewed toward Rodgers’ girlfriend Olivia Munn. It’s one thing for fans to cook up horrible theories about a quarterback’s girlfriend affecting his play, but it’s an entirely different ordeal when a media member from a respected outlet fans the flames.

ESPN’s Rob Demovsky cited “off-field issues” as one an underlying reason for Rodgers struggles. Munn took to Twitter to bemoan Demovsky and the media culture that allows an inherently misogynistic idea like this to permeate through the sports world.

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The Future of Tag Team Wrestling

The Wrestling Professor

The Refflers (Five Star Scott Ledeur and Chris Matrix) have been a bit quiet lately. The team is revitalizing, training, and refining their go forward strategy. Only fools would discount the threat that these young men represent to all existing teams in the Northeast. The Rumor is that they are going to send a message by destroying Da Hoodz as well as The Fellowship either by Christmas or in early 2016.

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